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8 February 2018 12:25 AM Origin takes $700m bath on gas assets

Origin Energy has slashed the value of a major coal seam gas project in Queensland by more than $500 million as it drastically recasts its expectations for production. Origin told the ASX on Thursday morning that it would book a $355 million after-tax impairment on its Ironbark gas field and a further after-tax $173 million writedown on the Lattice business 31

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Weekend guide: What's on in Canberra February 9-11

The George Harcourt Inn will host the first ever Untapped Festival this weekend, with a massive 87 beers on tap, food from pop-ups by Casey Jones, Arley and Jordan's Burger Shack and the George itself, and live music from Thirsty Merc, James Southwell Band, Marji Curran and other local support acts. Tickets $48 per person, for entry only, from untappedfestival 23

1 February 2018 7:26 AM Oxford Islamic academic in custody in France on rape accusations

Paris: Prominent Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been taken into custody by French police following accusations of rape, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The source said a preliminary investigation was opened after two complaints were filed against Ramadan, a well-known figure in the Middle 18

11 January 2018 3:06 AM My name is Jimi review: Torres Strait Island tale keeps the culture alive

So says Jimi​ Bani​ in this warm-hearted piece in which we are welcomed into his ancestral home in the Torres Strait, where we meet his family, share their stories and challenges. Bani is not just the charismatic main actor in this piece. He is a custodian of his culture and soon to be the ninth chief of the Wagadagam​ clan on remote Mabuiag​ Island 18

11 January 2018 12:58 AM ACT Brumbies recruit Matt Lucas comes from one of Australia's best rugby families

Tom has captained the Australian sevens side and was only denied an Olympic berth after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last year. He has since recovered and is preparing for the Commonwealth Games in April. Ben won a Super Rugby title with the Queensland Reds before joining Montpellier and now plies his trade in Japan, while Isaac is on the books 11

1 January 2018 1:00 AM Perth Heat defeat Canberra Cavalry by smashing single game runs record, win 32-10

The Canberra Cavalry ended 2017 by entering the record books, just not in the way they would have liked. Before their match against the Perth Heat on New Year's Eve, the record for most runs in a single ballgame in the Australian Baseball League was 23. The Heat didn't just top that record, they smashed it out of the ballpark. By the time the match was over, the Heat had scored 29

20 November 2017 1:53 AM Win tickets to Poh Ling Yeow Meet The Chef dinner at University House

Celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow is coming to Canberra later this month for a Meet The Chef dinner at University House. You can meet the chef herself, and enjoy food inspired by her new cookbook, Poh Bakes 100 Greats, at the dinner on Tuesday November 28. Poh will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on the night, and will also sign books. We have one double 53

15 November 2017 9:25 AM Tony Birch wins the Patrick Award

When Tony Birch talks about the honour of being named the winner of this year's Patrick White Literary Award, he doesn't immediately dwell on the Australian Nobel laureate's novels. Instead he talks of how White spoke out about the things that were politically important to him: "I admired the fact that as a writer in his older age he protested against 53

31 October 2017 4:37 AM What today’s indictments mean for Donald Trump

IT HAS been a dramatic day for Donald Trump, but the US President should be worried that far worse is yet to come. Two senior members of Mr Trump’s campaign staff handed themselves into the FBI today and have been charged with serious money laundering and tax offences. Separately, another of his advisers has pleaded guilty to making false statements 265

26 October 2017 10:50 PM JFK: Donald Trump holds back hundreds of secret assassination files for review, White House says

US President Donald Trump has ordered the release of thousands of secret John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination documents, but held back hundreds more for further review, White House officials say. Mr Trump's decision means the National Archives will shortly release 2,800 previously secret documents, but the remaining 300-plus files will be placed under 80