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Monday, 17th December 2018

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Customs intercepts asylum seeker boat

Authorities have stopped a boat carrying a suspected 55 asylum seekers off Western Australia.

ACCC examines fuel shopper docket schemes

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chief Rod Sims says supermarket fuel discount dockets could be undermining competition.

Indon soldiers caught with asylum seekers

Five members of the Indonesian military are being accused of escorting a group of asylum seekers to board a boat to Australia.

Bookies tip Treasurer Swan to lose seat

Treasurer Wayne Swan is being tipped to lose his Brisbane seat of Lilley in the 2013 federal election.

Aust economic growth longest of any nation

An economist says Australia has enjoyed 21 years without a recession - the longest period of economic growth for any nation at any time.

Kathy Jackson appeals HSU administration

Kathy Jackson is appealing the orders to put the HSU into administration that were set down by Justice Geoffrey Flick in the Federal Court last month.

PM slams Abbott over defence cut speech

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Tony Abbott has reached a "new low" in criticising Australia's defence cuts to an American audience.

Abbott says US is 'family'

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has spelled out his view on the US-Australia relationship in a major speech in Washington.

PM trusts families on carbon compo spend

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she trusts families not to blow the latest round of tax cuts and family payments on poker machines.

Abbott full of praise for Rudd

Opposition leader Tony Abbott says Kevin Rudd has been doing a good job in the US this week while Labor MPs deny new leadership speculation in Australia.

Abbott's Rudd praise is mischief: Bradbury

Kevin Rudd was a good prime minister but Tony Abbott is only making mischief by praising him, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.

Another asylum seeker boat intercepted

A Customs vessel has intercepted an asylum seeker boat carrying about 65 people off Christmas Island.

Gillard naive on Ford subsidy: opposition

Ford workers are "gutted" by the news that 440 jobs will go, as the argument over government support for the car industry continues.

Union ramps up fight against Qld job cuts

The union representing public servants says it will spend $1.4 million on an advertising campaign against Queensland government cuts to jobs and services.

Gillard concerned about Ford job cuts

Prime Minster Julia Gillard says job losses at Ford could have run into thousands if the government hadn't struck an earlier deal with the car industry.

Vic premier says ALP will hold Melbourne

Victoria's Liberal premier expects Labor to hold the state seat of Melbourne in the by-election on Saturday.

More Chinese, fewer Europeans visit Aust

Australia needs to prepare for a growing number of Chinese tourists, with visits up 17 per cent, Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson says.