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Telstra $50m fine 'signal' to others: ACCC

A $50 million penalty imposed on Telstra for fleecing vulnerable Indigenous consumers is a warning for corporate Australia, the head of the consumer watchdog says.

Spineless Storm face tough Dragons test

Having seen an understrength South Sydney unravel before their eyes, Melbourne skipper Jesse Bromwich says his team view Sunday's Magic Round clash with St George Illawarra as their biggest challenge of the NRL season.

Government eyes more Australian-made jabs

Australia is taking steps to produce more vaccines onshore as the federal government continues to face questions over the timing of the coronavirus jab rollout.

A summary of the 2021/22 federal budget

A SUMMARY OF THE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGETECONOMY* Budget deficit of $106.6 billion in 2021/22* Deficit narrows to $99.3 billion in 2022/23, $79.5 billion in 2023/24 and $57 billion in 2024/25* Commonwealth net debt to rise to $617.5 billion in 2021/22 before hitting $980.6 billion in 2024/25* Economic growth to rise...

Farmers can't afford to end mice plague

The end to a horror mouse plague that has tormented communities in western NSW is finally in sight thanks to doubly toxic bait, but farmers say they now can't afford to finish the rodents off.