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Newman power freeze to save $120 a year

Steven Wardill ANOTHER review of Queensland’s electricity distributors will be conducted as the Newman Government strives to save households from higher power prices.


It’s time to open Tasman express

Nick Tabakoff PASSPORT-free “Anzac express paths” between Australia and New Zealand should be established in both countries, tourism body says.

Four-year event for Anzac centenary

AUSTRALIANS will be encouraged to learn about our military history through a multimedia program and a touring exhibition to commemorate the Anzac centenary.


Singapore backs Australia’s UN bid

Paul Osborne SINGAPORE will back Australia’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat, the commitment coming during a dinner with Julia Gillard.


Judges’ threaten to wage war

EXCLUSIVE: A-G Greg Smith caved in and backed judicial pay rise worth more than double wage cap after top judge threatened legal action.


AUSTRALIANS are willing to pay nearly $33,000 for cruises to mark the Gallipoli centenary in 2015.

Stocks dive amid Euro political concern

US marine ‘base’ is a mistake, says Fraser

DANIEL FLITTON The former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser says the new American marine “base” near Darwin is a mistake, and that Australia’s grovelling to Washington is hampering ties with Asia.

The US wants long term bases in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, US agree on post-2014 pact

The US and Afghanistan agree on a draft deal that defines the nature of America’s mission in the country after 2014.

Journalist sparks anger with digger ‘bludger’ slur

A New Zealand journalist has sparked anger among veterans after dismissing the diggers as bludgers and thieves.

Digger recounts brutal life in WWII prison camp (video)

Former POW Max ‘Eddie’ Gilbert is the last remaining veteran well enough to march behind his unit this Anzac Day.


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