Exclusive: The highest income earners in Australia would be forced to pay a mandated minimum rate of tax under a policy proposal being pushed inside the Labor Party.

Labor push to introduce 'Buffett rule' to stop the rich paying low rates of tax

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Comment: The game is nothing without its fans but when the fans start believing they are bigger than their club, bigger than the game, it's time to deliver a blunt message.

There's only one punishment the FFA can mete out to Wanderers

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Resurgent commodity prices and buoyant production levels have helped propel BHP Billiton's earnings sharply higher.

BHP hikes payout, slashes debt as earnings surge

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In this instance, it means being hit with an "alternative fact" that confuses and distracts before quickly moving on to another issue without correcting the "fact", writes Michael Pascoe.

I've been Trumped – and it's very embarrassing

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Australia's worst civil aviation disaster, which took 29 lives, remains a ghastly mystery 56 years after it occurred.

Australia's worst civil aviation disasters

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It may not look like much, but a 15 square-metre slab of cement was recently one of Sydney’s hottest pieces of real estate.

Potts Point car space sells for $190,000 at auction

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Prosecutors have requested that Byron Bay woman Sara Connor be sentenced to eight years' jail for a group attack that led to the death of a Balinese police officer on Kuta beach.

Prosecutors request eight years' jail for Sara Connor over Bali cop's death

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US-based discount department store behemoth T.J.Maxx is set to open its first Australian store, adding to an onslaught of global retailers.

Another offshore retailer T.J. Maxx arrives in Australia

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Despite agreeing to honour the arrangement to take up to 1250 refugees, Donald Trump has promised to subject every person to "extreme vetting".

Nauru, Manus transfers to US to start in 'a couple of months', says Peter Dutton

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"We haven't seen anything of this scale in this state," said the principal solicitor of the NSW Environmental Defenders Office. "This will have long, long, long-term impacts."

'Not seen anything like it': Pleas for extension to examine huge Santos CSG plan

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Grant Hackett says he will seek help for mental health issues after he was arrested following a disturbance at his father's Gold Coast home.

Grant Hackett thanks family for support during 'toughest week' of his life

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Prosecutors have demanded that David Taylor be sentenced to eight years' jail for the fatal group assault of a Balinese police officer.

Prosecutors demand eight years' jail for Sara Connor's boyfriend David Taylor over Bali cop death

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Just a few minutes after departure, pilot Max Quartermain, the subject of a federal investigation into his flying standards, rose 30 metres, called in two urgent maydays, turned slightly and crashed.

'Routine departure' turns to tragedy; pilot already under investigation

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Scrapping the US alliance would force Australia to meet its own defence costs, hammering the federal budget, former chief of defence Angus Houston has warned.

Defence expansion would break the budget if Australia ditches US alliance, former defence chief says

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Australians overwhelmingly believe keeping asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru indefinitely is cruel, but are evenly split on whether they should be resettled in Australia.

Most agree, keeping refugees on Manus and Nauru is cruel

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The body of missing Australian mother Karen Ristevski has been found in bushland, seven months after she disappeared.

Body of missing mother Karen Ristevski found

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The Australian Tax Office confirmed they’ll lose their main residence exemption.

Airbnb and Stayz poses Capital Gains Tax risk for sellers

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Restaurants affiliated with the online booking site Dimmi have blacklisted 38,000 diners for failing to show up at a reservation in the past year.

Booking site Dimmi has banned 38,000 Australian diners for failing to show up to a booking

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The years of childcare have come with a hefty price tag – $60,000 or about $10,000 a year for the past six years, writes Stephanie R. Peatling.

Six years of childcare? The total cost came as a shock

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Business groups have joined calls for fixed election dates every four years in Australia, to allow governments time for long-term reform.

Big business backs four-year parliamentary term plan

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