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Woolworths underpaid staff by up to $300m

Woolworths underpaid its employees by as much as $300 million over almost a decade, only discovering it had been keeping the cash when shocked store managers complained they were earning less than their staff.Twitter (function(d, s,...

The internet was born 50 years ago

The digital era is marking the 50th anniversary of the first host-to-host message between two US laboratories that is recognised as the birth of the the internet.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Fears indigenous feedback will be ignored

Indigenous people fear their feedback will once again be ignored as the federal government attempts to design a voice to parliament.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Michelle Payne fined $1k over Twitter post

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been fined $1000 for a social media post directed at racehorse owner Brae Sokolski.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Central Qld coal study early next year

The federal government has finally stamped a timeline on an election commitment that has sparked heated discussions between senior ministers.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Political spending caps make Qld comeback

Caps on political donations and campaign spending are making a comeback in Queensland years after they were dumped.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

It's not economy or environment: Albanese

Labor leader Anthony Albanese says there is a "false dichotomy" that voters must choose between the economy or the environment.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Parents urged to discuss organ donation

Parents are being urged to discuss organ donation with their children, as a poll shows just one in four have registered a decision about whether or not they want to be a donor.Twitter (function(d, s, id)...

Protesters, police clash over mine meeting

Two protesters have been arrested for animal cruelty and another taken to hospital after incidents with police horses during clashes outside a Melbourne mining conference.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Calls for compromise on pedophile laws

A child safety advocacy group has backtracked from its call for mandatory minimum sentencing for convicted pedophiles.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));