Tiger to repay some of SA grant
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Tiger to repay some of SA grant

Tiger Airways will return part of a grant it received from the South Australian government.

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Sale Sharks sign Cameron Shepherd and Corne Uys
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Sale Sharks sign Cameron Shepherd and Corne Uys

Sale Sharks have signed Australia international Cameron Shepherd and South African-born centre Corne Uys. Full-back Shepherd, 28, had agreed to join Northampton earlier this summer, but the Saints…

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OLYMPIC champion Sally Pearson has pulled the plug on her Diamond League campaign
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OLYMPIC champion Sally Pearson has pulled the plug on her Diamond League campaign

Queensland’s 100m hurdles gold medallist will return home on the weekend, citing fatigue after a long training and competition campaign. Pearson began the Australian domestic season in early…

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People smugglers lift their prices as UN slams latest asylum laws
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People smugglers lift their prices as UN slams latest asylum laws

People smugglers in Indonesia have stepped up the pace and price of a passage to Australia in response to the Gillard government's new policy on asylum seekers, as…

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Australia court backs new tobacco laws
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Australia court backs new tobacco laws

High court has ruled in favour of government's law on mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes in the country.

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Alleged Nazi war criminal wins court battle
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Alleged Nazi war criminal wins court battle

Australian court rules that 90-year-old Charles Zentai, accused of war crimes in Hungary, cannot be extradited.

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Kordia wins $A90m contract
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Kordia wins $A90m contract

The Australian arm of state-owned telecommunications company Kordia has lined up a $90 million contract with a coal seam gas project. Kordia Solutions Australia, which last week revealed…

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Olympic heroes face cash freeze
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Olympic heroes face cash freeze

Government funding for high-performance sport will be frozen for at least the next two years despite athletes exceeding expectations in the medal haul at the London Olympics.

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RailCorp-discriminates against the blind
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RailCorp-discriminates against the blind

RailCorp discriminates against blind passengers by failing to make audible station announcements, a Sydney court has heard.

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Aust ready to send aid to quake-hit Iran
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Aust ready to send aid to quake-hit Iran

AUSTRALIA stands ready to send humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Iran, Foreign Minister Bob Carr says.

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