Northern Beaches Hospital chief resigns two days after opening

Deborah Latta, the CEO of Sydney's newest hospital, resigns as staff continue to detail problems plaguing the facility including understaffing and lack of medical supplies.

Why do we cancel passports for terror suspects — and not just let them leave?

It has been revealed the trio charged with plotting a terrorist attack in Melbourne all had their passports previously cancelled. Why didn't we arrest them or let them leave?

Airport rail link route via Sunshine gets approval from Canberra

The route of Victoria's airport rail link through a newly redeveloped super station at Sunshine, in Melbourne's west, ...

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Dutton tries to speed up encryption bill

Claims 'urgent' need for laws.

'They can't take her support for granted': Hickey's gender vote 'a worry for Government', analysts say

Tasmanian Government is likely to be stunned and concerned by Speaker Sue Hickey's decision to vote with opposition ...

Khashoggi sacrificed by the Trump administration 'to protect Americans'

Seventeen people have been sanctioned over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but if the Saudi leadership was ...

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The best SkyTeam frequent flyer programs for Australian travellers

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Although the global SkyTeam alliance doesn’t count an Australian airline among its ranks, eight SkyTeam members currently fly Down ...

Here are the best Singapore Airlines business class seats

Singapore Airlines now has five different business class seats in the air, and all of them featuring on flights to various Australian cities. With the newer-generation seats being leagues ahead of their older siblings in terms of comfort and features, choosing the right aircraft and seat could make a world of difference on your next journey to the ...

Chelsea Cocking's nightmare to end with multiple amputations for eight-month-old baby Tahlea

One day she was the picture of health, the next she was fighting for her life after being struck down by a deadly disease that has already claimed her fingers and toes, and may still rob her of her legs. ...

Gynaecologist keeps his job despite asking patient to dinner after vaginal examination

A Darwin gynaecologist who called a patient a "pretty girl", told her he enjoyed sex and invited her to his home for dinner keeps his job — and will instead be fined $5,000 for unprofessional conduct.

Tasmania poised to become first state to have gender optional on birth certificates

Tasmania is expected to become the first jurisdiction in Australia to make the inclusion of a child's sex on birth certificates optional, after the state's Lower House voted narrowly in favour of the reforms.

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NFC shift short changes Royal Australian Mint

Novelty coin offerings used to stem losses.

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Google invests US$700m in green Danish data centre

Nordic power cheap and clean.

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Google invests US$700m in green Danish data centre

Nordic power cheap and clean.

The truth behind the 'astronomical' $170b in election transport promises

The most magical time of the year is upon Victorians: election season. And the multi-billion-dollar toys on everybody's wish list? Trains, tracks and roads, write Marion Terrill and James Ha.

David Littleproud's pre-selection in limbo awaiting LNP endorsement

The Agriculture Minister, who holds the safest federal government seat in Queensland, is yet to be endorsed for re-election despite receiving unanimous local support.

'I will make this happen': Reason Party's election pledge to legalise cannabis

Buying and smoking cannabis would be legal in Victoria within the next two years under a policy pitch from the Reason Party — but it's highly unlikely to win support from the major parties.

Australia's endangered forests 'stolen' and sold in hardware and office stores

Thousands of hectares of state forest appear to have been logged illegally or are earmarked for it, an ABC ...

Tasmanian Health Minister keeps inquiry in the dark over key documents, sub-committee claims

Tasmania's Health Minister blocks crucial documents needed to finalise an inquiry into the state's troubled health ...

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Here Are Black Friday's Best Laptop Deals

Looking at replacing your laptop? With great Black Friday deals on tech popping up left and right, now's the best ...

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The hunt is on for a high profile independent candidate to 'do a Wentworth' on Tony Abbott

Veteran MP and former PM Tony Abbott, who has been re-endorsed as the Liberal candidate for Warringah at the next ...

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Marriage of convenience: the uneasy relationship between anti-Semites and Zionists

How do we make sense, or not, of the muddled links between the anti-Semitic far right and the ultra-Zionist lobby? The post Marriage of convenience: the uneasy relationship between anti-Semites and Zionists appeared first on Crikey.

'Stranger Things' star to take on bullies in new UN role

British actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named as the youngest-ever goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' children's agency UNICEF.

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ASX 200 lunch time report

Coles Group Limited (ASX:COL), CYBG PLC (ASX:CYB), and Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) shares are in the news on the ASX 200 on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know...

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