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$12 billion for 58 extra Joint Strike Fighters not new spending: Abbott

Tony Abbott says the purchase of more Joint Strike Fighters does not involve any new spending by taxpayers.

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Pitch, err, this: World's longest-running experiment finally drops

The world's longest-running laboratory experiment has finally delivered a result - eight months after the man who patiently watched over it unrewarded for five decades died.

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New Zealand guide backs sherpas' decision to abandon climbing season on Everest

A veteran New Zealand hiking guide has welcomed the decision by Nepalese sherpas to abandon this year’s climbing season on Mount Everest after a massive avalanche killed at least 13 of their...

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Department boss sacked in Goward's planning shake-up

New planning minister Pru Goward has moved to put her immediate stamp on the department by sacking its long-term chief.

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Why gas prices are set to increase

Gas prices across the eastern seaboard are set to rise, with the local market to be exposed internationally.

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The high cost of holding on

Australia needs to rethink how it keeps sick, elderly people alive in hospitals and stop overtreating them at the end of their lives, the outgoing director of St Vincent's Hospital's Intensive Care...

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