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10 May 2018 6:01 AM Cricket Australia review likened to banking royal commission

"Recent disclosures to the banking royal commission indicate that a review which is commissioned and paid for by a board, with terms of reference set by that board and a reporting process that has a closed loop back to the same board, will be viewed with cynicism," Dyer wrote in the ACA's Onside magazine. "The review's success and its broad acceptance 43

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Big four banks won't enforce gag orders in royal commission

The major banks have promised not to enforce confidentiality agreements that were threatening to stop victims or whistleblowers from giving evidence to the royal commission into industry misconduct. Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson reflects on the long journey to the announcement of a royal commission, and whether it will make a difference 52

5 February 2018 5:14 AM January job ads boast biggest rise in a decade: ANZ

Job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet surged by the most in a decade in January, pointing to still-healthy demand for labour despite months of rapid employment growth. A monthly survey by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group out on Monday showed total job advertisements jumped 6.2 per cent in January from December, when they fell 2.7 per cent. That was the largest 39

9 January 2018 12:37 AM Gas explosion fears after trucks crash on North West Coast Highway

North West Coast Highway in the Pilbara has been closed in both directions near Nanutarra amid explosion fears after a truck carrying LNG gas crashed with another truck on Monday night. Superintendent Garry Kosovich said a 2.6 kilometre exclusion zone was set up to protect the public after one of the trailers fom the tanker truck detached and caught 186

29 December 2017 10:38 AM Former Scouts leader asked to leave campsite after child porn charges

A child porn accused former Scouts leader was told to leave a Scouts campsite cleanup less than a month after his lawyer told a court he would not return to the organisation. Daniel Leslie Cooper, 39, has been charged with 26 child porn offences, including possessing, distributing and using a carriage service to obtain the material. But on December 16, a little 54

11 December 2017 10:57 PM Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.85b

ANZ Bank is selling its life insurance business to Swiss giant Zurich for $2.85 billion, joining the exodus by Australian banks from the wealth management sector. As a result of the two deals, the bank flagged that it expected to ultimately have surplus capital that would probably be returned to shareholders. Domestic banks including ANZ have been offloading 113

1 December 2017 6:48 AM Malcolm Turnbull names spy chief Nick Warner to lead new security agency

Australia's spy chief Nick Warner is set to lead the newly established Office of National Intelligence, part of the Coalition's powerful new Home Affairs portfolio. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Mr Warner's appointment as director-general of the Office of National Assessments and director-general designate of national intelligence on Friday 85

31 October 2017 12:52 AM Paul Manafort's indictment may be just the first move in Robert Mueller's long game

Millions of dollars in Ukrainian money were laundered through US and foreign entities by two men who ended up managing Donald Trump's campaign. That is the indictment's claim. It is behaviour that allegedly happened a decade ago and was immediately dismissed by the US President as irrelevant to his White House run. Mr Manafort is known for his work with foreign 118

28 October 2017 10:26 PM Barnaby Joyce defends his decision to not stand down as citizenship High Court case continued

BARNABY Joyce has again been forced to defend his decision not to quit parliament immediately during the High Court citizenship saga. On Saturday he said thinking politically, he would have preferred to go straight to the polls. However, today he said he took on board the advice of the Solicitor-General rather than go to what could have been an unnecessary 88

27 October 2017 6:24 AM Malcolm Turnbull facing parliamentary turmoil as loss of Joyce erases one-seat majority

The Federal Government has been stripped of its one-seat majority, but the Coalition is confident crossbench support means it will maintain control of the Parliament. Barnaby Joyce will have to win a by-election for the Government to get back its tiny margin, after the High Court today ruled he was ineligible to sit in Parliament. Independent MP Cathy 67