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Cheryl and Faye thought they had nearly $1m invested with 'friend' Melissa Caddick. Then she went missing

The money this couple gave alleged con artist Melissa Caddick is not insured, because they were using a self-managed superannuation fund. → Read More

Football Queensland's members' fees only went up a few dollars, but they weren't told where the money was going

A second whistleblower emerges who backs concerns raised by Bonita Mersiades that Football Queensland's leaders hiked members' fees to fund a massive increase in the CEO's salary. → Read More

Grieving families angry at Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission over perceived inaction during coronavirus pandemic

More than 200 Victorian nursing homes have had coronavirus outbreaks, claiming the lives of more than 600 people, yet the government regulator isn't investigating — in fact, it hasn't even visited most of the facilities. → Read More

Thousands die waiting for funds in already approved homecare packages

Few elderly people want to go into a nursing home but there are 100,000 on the homecare waitlist, and those who do get funding are charged thousands in fees. → Read More

University of Melbourne investigation finds Professor Peter Rathjen committed serious sexual misconduct

The ABC can reveal another top university has upheld a "very serious" sexual misconduct complaint made against professor Peter Rathjen, who was yesterday found by ICAC to have sexually harassed colleagues at the University of Adelaide. → Read More

Melbourne aged care nurse who caught coronavirus says workers weren't properly trained in PPE

An aged care nurse who contracted COVID-19 while working inside a Melbourne nursing home said staff weren't given proper training in infection control and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE). → Read More

Government body meant to boost relations with China has been 'tortured and unspectacular', according to former chair

Leaked emails and comments from diplomatic insiders reveal a new body set up by the Federal Government to boost relations with China is facing a lack of purpose and possible conflicts of interest among board members. → Read More

David Jones, General Pants Co exclude casual workers from coronavirus' JobKeeper scheme for taking holidays

Taking an extended holiday to travel is something many Australian workers do every year, but in the wake of the coronavirus some employees are being punished. → Read More

Check your super balance. Australians scammed out of thousands via the coronavirus early release scheme

Scammers are taking advantage of the Government's early release superannuation scheme to steal money from Australians' nest eggs, and loopholes in myGov security could have something to do with it. → Read More

Cotton On reviews decisions on hundreds of workers it ruled out of the JobKeeper program

The retail giant Cotton On reverses its decision to exclude 200 staff from the JobKeeper program as it faces uproar from casual workers who say they are being unfairly denied the wage subsidy. → Read More

Can you ask a casual worker to do more hours for the coronavirus JobKeeper payment? This boss thought so

Whether or not employers can demand eligible JobKeeper workers do extra shifts to meet the $1,500-a-fortnight payment is causing confusion and chaos in the hospitality industry. → Read More

When it comes to coronavirus testing, not all tests are created equal

Australia is significantly expanding testing for COVID-19 across the country in order to stay on top of the virus and provide a path to re-open large portions of public life, but experts believe some tests are not up to scratch. → Read More

Victorian men hit with corruption charges over alleged esports match fixing

Five men are charged with match fixing offences — some of which carry penalties of up to 10 years in jail — as part of the first Australian criminal investigation into esports. → Read More

Former chief of Defence 'shocked' at video of Australian SAS soldier killing unarmed Afghan man

A former Defence chief says the killing of an unarmed man by a special forces soldier in Afghanistan would be a simple case of murder if it happened on Australian streets. → Read More

Video shows Australian SAS soldier shooting and killing unarmed man at close range in Afghanistan

Extraordinary helmet camera footage of an Australian special forces soldier shooting a cowering civilian in Afghanistan could result in charges of war crimes. → Read More

Why the Government blocked a law forcing nursing homes to reveal staff and food budgets

Few people noticed or cared about the final sitting day in Canberra last year. But what happened in the Senate shows just how strong the ties that bind the aged care lobby and government really are, writes Anne Connolly. → Read More

Australian Federal Police fly to Afghanistan to investigate alleged Australian war crimes

Australian Federal Police investigators have travelled to Afghanistan to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by Australian special forces soldiers. → Read More

Chinese-Australian property investors stand to lose millions in collapse of apartment developer Ralan Group

The collapse of property developer Ralan has left thousands of investors facing financial ruin, but there's more to the story than just a volatile property market. → Read More

Fraser Anning bankruptcy hearing starts tomorrow, but far-right former senator is believed to not be in Australia

Fraser Anning built his political career on putting Australia first, but it appears the former Senator is still out of the country on the eve of bankruptcy proceedings brought by the Bendigo Bank. → Read More

Gladys Liu's Liberal Party branch called to relax foreign investment laws before she became federal MP

Gladys Liu was part of a Liberal Party branch that pushed an unusual motion calling for a relaxation of laws around foreign investment in agribusiness and agricultural land. → Read More