Labor dismisses Govt’s new ‘real 20 per cent’ clean energy target as a ‘fraud’ – ABC Online

SBSLabor dismisses Govt's new 'real 20 per cent' clean energy target as a 'fraud'ABC OnlineMARK COLVIN: The Federal Government has revealed that it intends to scale back the renewable energy target [Read entire story]

Indonesian air force fighter jets intercept Australian plane – ABC Online

ABC OnlineIndonesian air force fighter jets intercept Australian planeABC OnlineThe Indonesian air force has used two of its new Russian built fighter jets to intercept an Australian plane that had violated its airspace. [Read entire story]

NT Parliament axes inquiry into 20 years of political donations including … – Yahoo!7 News

NT Parliament axes inquiry into 20 years of political donations including ...Yahoo!7 NewsThe NT Government has been accused of covering up alleged corrupt and illegal activities after it rescinded a motion that allowed [Read entire story]

Police seek ‘friends’ who left teen in gutter after she was flung from car – 9news.com.au

Daily MailPolice seek 'friends' who left teen in gutter after she was flung from car9news.com.auFlung into the gutter from a moving car, 18-year-old Samantha Guifre's life changed in an instant. Now her [Read entire story]

Concerns remain despite foreign fighters bill changes – Warwick Daily News

Concerns remain despite foreign fighters bill changesWarwick Daily NewsCHANGES will be made to the Abbott government's original and controversial "foreign fighters" legislation when it comes before [Read entire story]

Anja Nissan‘s fashion role a perfect fit

Despite confessing to a lack of body confidence during her time on The Voice, fashion modelling has proven to be the perfect fit for Anja Nissen. [Read entire story]

Fancy a day out at Parra beach?

This scene could be from Bondi or Rio but sun bathers relaxing on idyllic beaches beside crystal-clean water could very well be the future for Parramatta. [Read entire story]

Feathered urban dwellers in spotlight for spring

The City of Sydney’s feathered urban dwellers will be put under the spotlight this month as volunteers take part in an annual survey that aims to help preserve local bird life. The survey, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 [Read entire story]

Climate action hailed in green awards

The City of Sydney’s energy-saving green fleet is one of four City programs nominated for a prestigious Green Globe Award for environmental leadership. The NSW Government Green Globes are awarded annually for excellence [Read entire story]

World’s walking experts step into Sydney

Leading international experts on walkable cities have descended on Sydney for Walk21 – a three-day event co-hosted by the City of Sydney and the NSW Government. Hundreds of delegates from the US, Asia, the UK, [Read entire story]

Red carpet treatment for bumper cruise season

The City of Sydney’s dedicated cruise ambassadors are out in force greeting the first of some 10,000 international ship passengers expected to arrive in the Harbour City between now and May. Throughout the season the [Read entire story]

A touch of Amsterdam for Sydney’s Spring Cycle

Sydney will go “Dutch” this Sunday when 200 orange clad riders from the Netherlands join thousands of Sydneysiders crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge. The riders, organised by the Netherlands consulate, will be wearing their [Read entire story]

Conference support good for local business

The City of Sydney has helped secure 10 international conferences, providing a $42 million boost for the local economy while work to redevelop Darling Harbour’s exhibition and convention centre continues. The City [Read entire story]

Workers so confused they are ‘afraid to retire’

People are finding it so hard to work out changing superannuation rules that they're just staying in the workforce, industry head says. [Read entire story]

Four Canadians killed in avalanche in Nepal, officials say – Toronto Star

Toronto StarFour Canadians killed in avalanche in Nepal, officials sayToronto StarKATHMANDU, NEPAL—An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed 12 people, including four Canadians, officials [Read entire story]

Pistorius sentencing: South African government hits back at prison ‘gang rape … – Telegraph.co.uk

Times LIVEPistorius sentencing: South African government hits back at prison 'gang rape ...Telegraph.co.ukThe South African authorities have hit back at “inaccurate, serious allegations” in the Oscar Pistorius trial [Read entire story]

Near disaster at Port Botany

When cyclonic-strength winds snapped the ropes securing a cargo ship to the dock, it sparked a trail of destruction that left industry veterans shaking heads. [Read entire story]

Super changes put workers off retiring – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldSuper changes put workers off retiringSydney Morning HeraldThe heads of Australia's biggest superannuation lobby groups showed a rare common ground to warn that people are so perplexed by [Read entire story]

Second carer gets Ebola in US

Worker who looked after Ebola victim tests positive, amid fears about infection control at hospital. [Read entire story]

‘Ashamed to be Australian’

He had just won one of the world's most prestigious awards, then author let rip. [Read entire story]

Asylum seeker babies could be sent to Nauru, says lawyer – SBS

SBSAsylum seeker babies could be sent to Nauru, says lawyerSBSA judge is set to rule on whether a baby born in Australia to refugee parents is a maritime arrival. (AAP). Previous Next Show Grid. Baby Ferouz and his [Read entire story]

Foreigners flock to property

Foreign demand for new homes surges but is not to blame for low numbers of first home buyers. [Read entire story]

Metro Trains officers under fire for using force on schoolboy – The Age

The AgeMetro Trains officers under fire for using force on schoolboyThe AgeRAW VISION: excerpt from a video posted on YouTube shows a schoolboy pleading to be released as Metro Trains officers pin his back to a low wall [Read entire story]

‘Mr Putin is quite adept at sports’

Highest levels of Russian government hadn't responded to Tony Abbott's threat ... until now. [Read entire story]

Qld Treasurer Tim Nicholls ‘the Kevin Rudd’ of LNP, police union president says – ABC Online

ABC OnlineQld Treasurer Tim Nicholls 'the Kevin Rudd' of LNP, police union president saysABC OnlineTreasurer Tim Nicholls is "the Kevin Rudd" of the Liberal National Party (LNP) who is undermining [Read entire story]

AFL trade news: Paddy Ryder standoff to continue into final day – WA today

The AgeAFL trade news: Paddy Ryder standoff to continue into final dayWA todayThe Patrick Ryder impasse remained unresolved on Wednesday night, after a mediation session failed to result in a deal between Essendon and [Read entire story]

Grant set to become Baird’s deputy – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auGrant set to become Baird's deputyNEWS.com.auTROY Grant is set to become NSW Premier Mike Baird's deputy as part of a fresh-faced coalition leadership team for the March election. MR Baird's [Read entire story]

Facebook and Apple’s latest job perk

Technology giants take efforts to attract best employees to a whole new level. [Read entire story]

Iraq deal on special forces imminent: PM – The Australian

NEWS.com.auIraq deal on special forces imminent: PMThe AustralianAUSTRALIAN special forces could be working with Iraqi troops within days as the two governments finalise legal protections. WHILE RAAF Super Hornets have [Read entire story]

Pastor ‘blind’ to son-in-law’s abuse – Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaPastor 'blind' to son-in-law's abuseSky News AustraliaA senior Pentecostal pastor whose son-in-law ran his church's youth program had no idea he was sexually abusing a 13-year old boy, [Read entire story]

Racist singlet debate reignites old feud

Debate over a range of 'racist' singlets has reignited one of Sydney's longest running feuds. [Read entire story]

Pilots pull off incredible landing

It circled for more than hour. When it came time to land, passengers knew they were in for a hell of a ride. [Read entire story]

Walkable cities work better for everyone

Sydney’s future as a globally competitive and liveable city relies on its walkability, according to one of the world’s leading experts on city planning. Brent Toderian, former chief planner of Vancouver, will share his [Read entire story]

Performance revival at Paddington Town Hall

Paddington Town Hall could become a hub for live music performances, theatre productions, comedy shows and cabaret nights under a City of Sydney plan to boost the area’s cultural mix. The City is calling on venue [Read entire story]