Last updated: September 26, 2017

exclusiveATM deal before CBA leap

Banks

The major banks and smaller lenders had planned to set up a jointly owned company to service their vast ATM networks.

Majors to head off gas squeeze

Rod Sims

Gas exporters say they will push more production into east coast domestic markets.

Desperately seeking women

Elizabeth Proust

AICD chair Elizabeth Proust has urged shareholders to speak up on the need to appoint more women directors.

exclusiveLivingstone to front bank grilling

CBA Chair Livingstone

The parliamentary committee that grills the major bank chiefs has reached further into the industry’s boardrooms.

The best of British pubs

The Felin Fach Griffin inn at Felin Fach, near Brecon, Powys, Wales.

Top village pubs to stay, play, drink and dine.

Note8 lacks iPhone X factor

Samsung Galaxy Note8

After its Note7 battery scandal, Samsung hopes we’re ­focusing on the phone’s successor, Note8.

Revelling in cricket, computers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella was toying with a Kookaburra cricket ball when he learned he would be the next Microsoft CEO.

Crucial brush with dental fate

Generic photo of a young boy at the dentist. Picture: iStock

A new study suggests a child’s genes don’t play a role in encouraging the bugs responsible for cavities.

Writers, artists back SSM

Writers and artists back same-sex marriage in open letter

Over 100 Aussies, including Nobel prize-winners, have signed an open letter encouraging people to vote Yes | FULL LIST

Public service falls to decade low

Businessman waiting for an important call

The number of bureaucrats working for the Australian Public Service is at its lowest level since 2006.

Yes vote vandals attack church

25/09/2017 A Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Leura NSW was vandalised with Vote Yes. Source: Facebook

A vandal attack on a Blue Mountains church has been linked to tensions over the same sex marriage vote.

Union industry super fund fury

Electrical trade union (ETU) NSW secretary Dave McKinley. Supplied

Unions threaten ‘major escalation’ of their campaign against industry super funds in wake of new job cuts.

Mongolian court jails Aussie

Australian mining executive whose company received millions of dollars from a 1MDB subsidiary in Malaysia is behind bars in Ulaanbaatar  -  Mo Munshi - Twitter

The family of an Australian mining executive sentenced to 11 years jail in Mongolia fear he will die in prison.

Weiner jailed over sexting

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing in a sexting scandal, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

Ardern relying on Aussie vote

Jacinda Ardern Presents New Provisional Labour Caucus As NZ Waits On Election Result

Jacinda Ardern’s “Australian” vote may help the NZ Labour leader save face amid recriminations over her tax policy bungle.

Volcano villagers pray to gods

People look at Mount Agung in Karangasem on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 24, 2017. Authorities have raised alert levels for a volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali after hundreds of small tremors stoked fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA

Villagers are making offerings to angry gods as Bali’s Mount Agung bulges menacingly with molten rock.

Victory out of the mire

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Pompey images (1)

Harold Elliott’s courage and acumen at Polygon Wood led to more victories.

Inside nuclear North Korea

Children play with plastic weapons at an orphanage in Pyongyang.JOHN LYONS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Children play with plastic weapons and men march against America: what life is like for citizens under Kim Jong-un’s despotic rule.

Cotchin’s great escape

Richmond Media Opportunity

Richmond will almost certainly go into the grand final without a forced change after captain Trent Cotchin was cleared.

Cap the rort talk, plead Storm

State of Origin lunch

Bart Campbell has called on fans to stop viewing the Storm through the prism of the 2010 salary cap scandal.

  • For God and country

    ANDREW BURRELL He’s a former SAS commander, now a poster boy for conservative politics. So what’s Andrew Hastie really like under fire?

  • Pot shots and bent cops

    TOM GILLING Why was the mafia hit on Donald Mackay never solved? A former newspaperman from Griffith is still chasing the story.

  • Dream weavers of Erub

    GREG BEARUP Why is this tiny blip in the Torres Strait the talk of the art world?

Unbelievable waste of two hours

TWAM 23 SEP 2017

The food is overpriced and the service so clueless it beggars belief. Brisbane’s Botanical Bar+Kitchen is a fake restaurant.

Rock hanging in the balance

TWAM 21 MAY 2016

The history wars are swirling around one of Australia’s most famous geological sculptures, effectively Victoria’s Uluru.

Dream homes

TWAM 23 SEP 2017

From Tuscany by the Swan to charm in Bowral.

Hitting the Swede spot

TWAM 23 SEP 2017

Volvo’s midsize hybrid SUV is the right car for the right time.

Caught in a laziness scourge

TWAM 21 JAN 2017

I’ve lost a lot of weight. An open fire and an old, cold courthouse was the wake-up call I needed.

Apps ring in future of food delivery

Menulog

The future of food is dawning, with Australians ordering more delivered food than ever.

Chinese influence move ruled out

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham holds a press conference following a visit to Australind Senior High School in Australind, 160km south of Perth on Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017. Education Minister Simon Birmingham says new figures showing writing skills among students going backwards is a worrying trend. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright) NO ARCHIVING

Regulations already exist to deal with Chinese government influence over students at Australian universities.

Tribute to Tasmanian dance man

Graeme Murphy

Graeme Murphy’s 50-year contribution to the Australian Ballet will be formally recognised in a season of dance.

Netflix urges funding overhaul

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 13, 2011 shows the Netflix company logo  at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California. Netflix announced on August 7, 2017 it was acquiring comic book publisher Millarworld, creator of popular series including "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman."The first-ever acquisition by the US streaming media giant will give it the portfolio created by Scottish creator Mark Millar, who previously worked at Marvel.  / AFP PHOTO / Ryan Anson

Netflix is making ‘significant’ investments in Australian content and funding rules should be freed up to assist it.

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