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SAS Member Killed by IED in Afghanistan


No Regular Aussie Troops in Afghanistan by 2013

Australian troops will be out of Afghanistan by 2013, according to the prepared speech that Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to deliver on Tuesday, but the country remains ...

A visitor is seen at a YouTube stand

Aussies Linger More on You Tube Than Facebook

What Australians are surfing about on the net these days? Like the rest of the world, they were socialising via Facebook or enjoying the hottest clips posted on You Tube, according to a new study from Experian Hitwise.

New Zealand PM John Key

New Zealand PM Estimates $6B for Gov't Asset Sale

Prime Minister John Key on Monday said the $6B figure related to proceeds of state-owned assets was to "our best estimates.

Air Australia

Air Australia Director Assured Staff of Sound Business Hours Before Air Carrier Placed Under Administration

The 300 employees of shuttered Air Australia were given assurances through email by the company's director, Michael James, that the business was sound hours before it was placed on administration.

Australian unemployment rate

Tomato Producer, Steelmaker Axe More Jobs

More jobs in Australia continue to be axed as companies go into administration or shutter outlets. The latest jobs to be cut belong to employees of a tomato producer and steel manufacturer.

Coles Growth Plunges a Bit in March Quarter, Highlights Continuing Weak Retail Sector

ACCC Seeks Evidence from Coles Woolies Suppliers of Unfair Competition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking evidence from supplies of supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths to nail the two grocers on unfair competition charges.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA)

Alcoa Offers Workers More Than 100% Pay Hike if They Will Accept Saudi Arabia Post

To appease Alcoa workers in Geelong who may lose their jobs as the company reviews the viability of its Point Henry aluminium smelter facility, Alcoa has dangled a more than 100 per cent hike compensation package.


PM Gillard Urged to Speak Out on Reported U.S. Charges against Assange

PM Gillard Urged to Speak Out on Reported U.S. Charges against Assange

09:12 PM ET

Prime Minister Julia Gillard needs to clarify reports suggesting that American authorities appear to...


U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (C) talks with Australia's treasurer Wayne Swan at the APEC Finance Ministers meeting in Kyoto, Japan

Swan Criticises Wealthy Australians’ Too Much Say on Government Policies

09:23 PM ET

Treasurer Wayne Swan has spoken against very wealthy Australians for exerting too much influence on government policies.


Cattle feed on straw which have been declared safe by the Fukushima prefectural government, at a farm in the town of Miharu

Elders Explore New Cattle Export Markets

02:22 AM ET

Elders chief executive Malcolm Jackman said the Federal Government's month-long ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia in June had a ''significant impact'' ...