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Foschini Australian subsidiary acquires menswear retailer

32 minutes ago

The Foschini Group says its Australian subsidiary TFG Retailers will acquire the entire issued share capital of menswear retailer the Retail Apparel Group.

Discovery partners to create new health insurance brand

2017-05-24 13:43

Discovery has announced that its partners AIA Australia and GMHBA are partnering through a joint venture to create a new health insurance bran.

Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

2017-05-21 21:41

Australia has given 7 500 boat people until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the "game is up" for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers.

Pope aide denies new Australia abuse claims

2017-05-15 15:15

Vatican finance chief George Pell accused sections of the Australian media of interfering in the course of justice Monday as he denied new child sex abuse allegations.

Australian suffers multiple bite wounds in croc attack

2017-05-10 12:53

An Australian man searching for food in a river by a remote Aboriginal community has survived with multiple bite wounds after a crocodile mauled his chest and arm, paramedics say.

Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

2017-05-08 16:00

A tech billionaire has bought a Sydney waterfront mansion for an Australian record Aus$75m after the owners resisted selling the 1863-built home to developers.

Anglo American to sell Australian coal mine

2017-05-04 13:42

Anglo American has entered into an agreement with Malabar Coal to sell its interest in the Drayton thermal coal mine and Drayton South project in Australia.

Australia probes 'jihadi child threat' video

2017-04-30 21:07

Police in Australia say they are investigating a report that the eight-year-old son of a notorious Islamic State fighter was filmed wearing a suicide vest.

SA fossils may be earliest known multicellular life - study

2017-04-26 14:59

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers say.

Baby whales 'whisper' to mothers to avoid predators: study

2017-04-26 07:34

Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists have reported, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique.

 

Weaponised penis drives sexual 'arms race' - in beetles

2017-05-24 16:19

Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex.

Australian magnate Andrew Forrest gives away $298m

2017-05-22 15:28

Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has made the biggest single philanthropic donation in Australian history, giving away $298m to a variety of social and scientific causes.

Australian tax official charged in $123 million fraud probe

2017-05-18 11:08

Australian police say a senior tax bureaucrat and his son are among 10 people charged over a sophisticated tax fraud that netted $123m in less than a year.

WATCH: Reckless Oz driver smashes into truck

2017-05-11 09:42

Dash-cam footage captures the moment a reckless driver of a Holden Commodore crashes into a truck and spins on a highway in Australia.

Australian senator makes history by breastfeeding in Parliament

2017-05-09 18:30

Australian senator Larissa Waters has made history by breastfeeding her two-month-old infant in Parliament.

Trump says spat with Australia's Turnbull 'all worked out'

2017-05-05 11:22

US President Donald Trump and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull met in New York, mending relations after a telephone spat threatened decades-old ties.

Australian mom won't stand trial for murdering 8 children

2017-05-04 12:27

A judge has ruled that a mother who stabbed to death her seven children and a niece in northern Australia in 2014 will not stand trial for murder because she was suffering cannabis-induced schizophrenia when she lost control.

Girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after rare surgery

2017-04-28 12:39

A toddler born with three legs - because body parts of a twin had grown inside her - is returning home to Bangladesh after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor says.

Australian PM to meet Trump after heated phone call

2017-04-26 13:00

Australia's prime minister says he's looking forward to meeting President Donald Trump next week in New York, more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

2017-04-25 22:04

The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists are warning as they mark World Penguin Day.

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