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Government denies Australia is headed for recession

The Federal Government remains adamant Australia is not heading for a recession, despite recording its lowest economic growth rate in two years. Yesterday figures revealed Australia’s GDP grew by only

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Economic growth declines but Hockey stands by forecast

Image: AAP Australia’s economic growth has only risen 2 per cent in the June quarter, seeing the annual growth rate fall from 2.3 per cent, down to 2 per cent.

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Sydney siege inquest examines Monis’ gun

An inquest in the last year’s deadly Sydney siege will today examine evidence about the type of weapon used by gunman Man Haron Monis. The inquest, which is looking in

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Pressure mounting on Labor to support China FTA

Pressure is mounting on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to support Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with China, with Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews coming out in support of the deal. Federal

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Hundreds of migrants protest outside Budapest train station

Chaos has erupted on the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest, with hundreds of asylum seekers protesting outside the main train station. Hungarian authorities have closed off the station and

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Reserve bank leaves interest rates on hold

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold at a record low of 2%, for the fourth month in a row. Most economists had forecast no change

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Unions seek legal advice on challenging Dyson Heydon ruling

The Australian Council of Trade Unions says it is seeking legal advice, as to whether it can appeal a decision by royal commissioner Dyson Heydon not to stand down. The