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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

Gladys Liu did not disclose membership of Chinese Government-linked organisations before Liberal Party preselection

Leaked forms show besieged Liberal MP Gladys Liu did not disclose her membership of organisations linked to the Chinese Government's foreign interference operations when she ran for preselection for the federal seat she now holds. → Read More

Sixty per cent of Bupa aged care homes are failing basic care standards

Over half of the nursing homes run by Australia's largest private provider Bupa are failing basic standards of care and 30 per cent are putting the health and safety of the elderly at serious risk. → Read More

Tanya Day: All eyes on coroner as painful questions swirl over why the Yorta Yorta woman died

As the distressing CCTV footage of Tanya Day's death in police custody is released, all eyes turn to the coroner who will provide a determination on some of the key questions surrounding the Yorta Yorta woman's death. → Read More

Environment Department approved clearing of Greater Glider habitat despite its own warnings

The Federal Government approved woodland clearing on a Queensland cattle station despite internal advice. Now a conservation group is alleging the owner has burned the small section set aside for the Greater Glider. → Read More

Queensland Ombudsman calls out 'brutalisation' of disabled man, held for six years in Queensland facility

A man with an intellectual disability was illegally secluded for more than six years in a State Government facility, with the full knowledge of a Queensland department. → Read More

Multi-billion-dollar online trading and investments industry could be banned if ASIC gets its way

ASIC proposes stamping out the controversial binary options industry and placing heavy restrictions on CFD investments in changes that could shake-up the multi-billion-dollar world of online trading. → Read More