Tinsel, baubles and ribbons are brightening up homes with Christmas cheer but festive decorations have a darker side that could lead to peril for pooches.December 17, 2010, 6:30 am
On the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, there is a collection of 353 white poles that snake down to the water's edge. Every pole has two plaques on it - one with a Middle Eastern name, the other with the name of an Australian church or school.December 17, 2010, 2:50 am
Qantas' market stranglehold in Australia is set for the most dramatic challenge since the demise of Ansett after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gave approval for Virgin Blue's comprehensive alliance with Air New Zealand.December 17, 2010, 2:25 am
Refugee advocates have blamed the Government's "anti-refugee" policies for yesterday's Christmas Island boat tragedy and warned that desperate asylum seekers would continue to make the hazardous voyage to Australia in search of a better life.December 16, 2010, 2:45 am
The Federal Government has thrown up a wall of silence over the chain of events that led to the horrific sinking of a refugee boat off Christmas Island, with some claiming the doomed vessel was being watched by authorities in the hours leading up to the disaster.December 16, 2010, 2:40 am
People do strange things in the presence of Oprah Winfrey - they gasp, they scream, they shed tears of joy.December 15, 2010, 5:00 am
Despite the forecast of showers, Sydney turned on the sunshine for Oprah Winfrey's much-hyped shows at the Opera House yesterday.December 15, 2010, 3:00 am
Australia's $1 trillion superannuation industry could be torn down, after a prominent businessman was granted leave by the High Court to challenge the constitutional validity of the compulsory 9 per cent superannuation guarantee paid by every Australian employer.December 15, 2010, 2:45 am
Australian special forces soldiers are suffering a severe morale problem because they are being forced to release most suspected Taliban fighters within just a few days of capturing them.December 15, 2010, 2:35 am
Melbourne broadcaster Derryn Hinch says a major tumour in his liver has disappeared after chemotherapy although he still needs a transplant.December 14, 2010, 4:56 pm
All Commonwealth Bank accounts affected by a file glitch are now up to date, the bank has revealed late this morning.December 14, 2010, 10:18 am
The Commonwealth Bank has confirmed that up to five per cent of its customers can't access their accounts this morning after a "file glitch" affected the bank’s account processing procedures.December 14, 2010, 9:03 am
Oprah Winfrey has begun the first of her Aussie shows by declaring the world must visit Australia.December 14, 2010, 8:06 am
Qantas was criticised yesterday over its maintenance of a jumbo jet that had an electrical failure above Bangkok when a drain froze and water seeped into power units.December 14, 2010, 5:19 am
Fourteen years after Tegan Lee Lane was born at a Sydney hospital, her exact fate still remains a troubling mystery.December 13, 2010, 3:30 pm
US talk show host Oprah Winfrey has enjoyed a morning's sailing on Sydney Harbour with local actor Russell Crowe and hundreds of her audience members.December 13, 2010, 11:31 am
Lawyer Lloyd Patrick Rayney will apply to the Supreme Court for his release on bail on a charge of wilfully murdering his wife, Corryn Rayney.December 13, 2010, 9:53 am
Reserve Bank boss Glenn Stevens has warned politicians that some efforts to lower costs in the banking sector are being driven by "players" wanting to offload their risks to the nation's taxpayers.December 13, 2010, 6:10 am
Borrowers will get a single piece of paper revealing the true cost of their mortgage under a Gillard Government plan to give people the power to leave their bank.December 13, 2010, 2:05 am
The Australian Greens say the Federal Government has "squibbed" on slashing excessive ATM fees and the party won't commit to supporting its banking reforms.December 12, 2010, 12:35 pm
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