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Telstra axes 8,000 jobs, shares plummet

Telstra is axing 8000 jobs over the next three years as it tries to save $1 billion while tackling the cost of investing in new technology and increased competition from its rivals.

US leaders aim for migrant-kids solution

Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump are searching anxiously for a way to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted - but with their parents.

One Nation likely to back income tax cuts

The Turnbull government is well within reach of legislating its full personal income tax package, with Pauline Hanson saying she does not want to deny hip-pocket relief to everyday Australians.

Napa not a fan of Sunday State of Origin

Clearly Dylan Napa is no fan of Sunday State of Origin.The fiery Queensland prop is ruing the limited seven day preparation for the must-win Origin II in Sydney as he races the clock to prove his fitness on Wednesday.

Snapshot of Australia's health 2018

A LOOK AT AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH IN 2018- Two-thirds of adult Australians are overweight- More than one-quarter of children are overweight or obese- More than 99 per cent of children and 96 per cent of adults do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables- Australians do not exercise enough, with 92...

NSW Blues' Prior fourth oldest debutant

NSW bolter Matt Prior will become the fourth oldest player to make his State of Origin debut for the Blues after being handed the vacant front-row spot for State of Origin II.

Dreamworld staffer couldn't stop tragedy

One of Dreamworld's "top" operators has described how in vain he desperately pressed a stop button two or three times on a malfunctioning ride that killed four people.