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  • NBN: What's everyone saying about it?

    24 October 2017 1:55 AM 129

    It's been described as "calamitous", "stomach turning" and a "changed horse". So what is everyone actually saying about the troubled rollout of the NBN this week? NBN chief Bill Morrow told Four Corners that high-speed fibre connections are technologically superior to the copper and cable which links most Australians to the new broadband network

  • Northcote by-election: Darebin Council lobbies for sky rail, public housing

    24 October 2017 12:05 AM 104

    PUBLIC housing, sky rail and pokies reform are among a list of priorities presented to Northcote by-election candidates by Darebin Council. The council hopes to use the November 18 poll to lobby candidates and MPs for action. The Bell St level crossing removal would be expanded to include three additional level crossings under a $247 million sky rail proposal

  • Sydney welcomes hundred more wheels to streets with ofo bike-sharing scheme

    23 October 2017 11:18 PM 103

    Abandoned dockless bikes have become frequent sights in doorways and in the middle of footpaths around the CBD with two companies already operating, but now get ready for a third. Hundreds of more wheels will hit Sydney's pavements as the world's largest bike-sharing company, ofo, launches in the next few weeks. A GPS-enabled geofence is used, which

  • Solomon Lew’s Premier Investments declares war on Myer board

    23 October 2017 11:16 PM 104

    RETAIL billionaire Solomon Lew has officially declared war on the Myer board and will vote against the appointment of its incoming chairman at the retailer’s upcoming annual meeting. Mr Lew’s Premier Investments has this morning announced it will vote against the appointment of all directors proposed in Myer’s notice of annual meeting, including incoming

  • Turnbull 'determined' to address NBN issues

    23 October 2017 1:41 PM 108

    Malcolm Turnbull insists one complaint about the national broadband network is one too many and has vowed to address consumer concerns about the service. His comments came as the man responsible for the national rollout blamed a 'land grab' by internet retailers for the one-in-four Australians unhappy with the speed of their fast broadband connection

  • Government urged to boost health incentives, raise teacher pay in Productivity Commission report

    23 October 2017 1:28 PM 136

    AUSTRALIANS are spending up to 10 years of their life on a sickbed, with the government told a $200 billon reboot could save our waistlines and economy. The Productivity Commission (PC) estimates the economic benefits from a health system reboot could be worth $200 billion over the next 20 years. That’s one of its recommendations after being asked by the Government

  • NBN Co is a 'calamitous train wreck' that may never make a profit, Malcolm Turnbull says, laying blame with Labor

    23 October 2017 2:35 AM 102

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has admitted it was a "big mistake" to set up a new company to build the National Broadband Network, adding that Labor left the Coalition a "calamitous train wreck". Mr Turnbull was questioned about the NBN this morning after Four Corners reported the troubled rollout was creating a digital divide across Australia, with some households

  • Qantas flight turned back to Sydney

    21 October 2017 6:24 PM 95

    A Qantas flight bound for San Francisco had to dump fuel and return to Sydney after a technical issue. The QF73 was forced to turn back just 90 minutes into its flight to San Francisco on Saturday. The plane then sat on the tarmac in Sydney for almost three hours while engineers fixed the plane. It was refuelled before taking off again just after 7pm on Saturday

  • No tears as Holden has its last hurrah at Elizabeth plant

    20 October 2017 11:30 AM 150

    THEY cheered every car: Every Kingswood, every Torana, every Monaro, every FJ and every Commodore — as Holden closed its doors at Elizabeth, cheers rang out for the final time. As the last homemade Holden rolled off the Elizabeth line behind closed doors in a tightly controlled PR exercise on Friday, hundreds of people gathered outside to put on their

  • Brisbane-bound Virgin flight forced to return to Melbourne Airport after bird strike

    20 October 2017 7:12 AM 102

    A Virgin Australia flight has been forced to return to Melbourne Airport after hitting a bird. The airline said Virgin flight VA319 had taken off for Brisbane this morning when the pilot reported the problem. "Upon suspecting a bird strike the pilot decided to return to Melbourne Airport," the airline said in a statement. The decision to return was "in line with standard