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Department boss sacked in Goward's planning shake-up

New planning minister Pru Goward has moved to put her immediate stamp on the department by sacking its long-term chief.
New planning minister Pru Goward has moved to put her immediate stamp on the department by sacking its long-term chief.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
It may be no great stretch to imagine ghosts lurk on the Gallipoli Peninsula, but a spectral image on a camera frame proved to be no such visitation.
2:37 PM It may be no great stretch to imagine ghosts lurk on the Gallipoli Peninsula, but a spectral image on a camera frame proved to be no such visitation.
2:32 PM Education authorities failed to take steps to protect staff and students from the violent, aggressive and anti-social behaviour of an eight-year-old Sudanese refugee who was in year 2 at...
2:25 PM Managers have emerged as the most commonly accused of bullying in Australian workplaces, in the first results released by the Fair Work Commission from its new anti-bullying jurisdiction.
On Tuesday night a woman who usually delivers fast food to Sydney homes drove me from the Opera House to my apartment in Surry Hills for a measly $7.10. I didn't know this woman prior to her driving me home in the Suzuki Swift she owns - rather I used a new feature in the taxi and private hire car app Uber - due to be rolled out to others soon - to request she pick me up.
1:32 PM On Tuesday night a woman who usually delivers fast food to Sydney homes drove me from the Opera House to my apartment in Surry Hills for a measly $7.10. I didn't know this woman prior to...
The world's longest-running laboratory experiment has finally delivered a result – eight months after the man who patiently watched over it unrewarded for five decades died.
12:52 PM The world's longest-running laboratory experiment has finally delivered a result – eight months after the man who patiently watched over it unrewarded for five decades died.
It would be wrong amidst the praise of Neville Wran to overlook what he did not do, a sin of omission that would no longer be acceptable: clean up a notoriously corrupt state.
12:51 PM It would be wrong amidst the praise of Neville Wran to overlook what he did not do, a sin of omission that would no longer be acceptable: clean up a notoriously corrupt state.
It may be an official tour of duty, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found time to escape to the red centre for a rare date night on Tuesday.
12:39 PM It may be an official tour of duty, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found time to escape to the red centre for a rare date night on Tuesday.
Liberal MP Dennis Jensen has launched an extraordinary attack on the Abbott government's multibillion-dollar purchase of fighter jets, suggesting his colleagues lacked the competency and the courage to stop the order.
11:31 AM Liberal MP Dennis Jensen has launched an extraordinary attack on the Abbott government's multibillion-dollar purchase of fighter jets, suggesting his colleagues lacked the competency and...
The March quarter consumer price index result is a get out of jail card for the markets, the Reserve Bank and the Australian government as it prepares a Budget for 2014-2015 that needs to very finely balanced.
10:48 AM The March quarter consumer price index result is a get out of jail card for the markets, the Reserve Bank and the Australian government as it prepares a Budget for 2014-2015 that needs...
More than 85 black cockatoos have died after being hit by cars in the past two months prompting a warning for south coast motorists to be extra cautious.
10:10 AM More than 85 black cockatoos have died after being hit by cars in the past two months prompting a warning for south coast motorists to be extra cautious.
10:03 AM NSW households are set to be slugged with an increase of up to $225 a year on their gas bills as of July 1 as the start-up of LNG exports from Queensland places a squeeze on east coast...
Colourful reptiles come to the fore as the Easter Show starts to wind down.
9:32 AM Colourful reptiles come to the fore as the Easter Show starts to wind down.
On day eight of the Australian royal tour, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge continued their whistle stop tour of central Australia with a visit to the City of Elizabeth in Adelaide.
9:15 AM On day eight of the Australian royal tour, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge continued their whistle stop tour of central Australia with a visit to the City of Elizabeth...
8:47 AM Womb transplants are the new frontier of reproductive science. Richard Orange reports on the quest to produce the first healthy baby from a transplanted uterus.
Contrary to popular (female) opinion, you can have all the symptoms of the flu without being infected.
5:54 AM Contrary to popular (female) opinion, you can have all the symptoms of the flu without being infected.
5:45 AM There was once a time that posting a photo of your dinner on Facebook was deemed to be over-sharing. But in the age of the "post-sex selfie" nothing on social media is off limits. So it...
Does the sight of your abandoned running shoes in a corner makes you feel a little uncomfortable?
5:37 AM Does the sight of your abandoned running shoes in a corner makes you feel a little uncomfortable?
Dusk had settled and night was closing in on Beach Cemetery on the old Anzac battlefields of Gallipoli when Fairfax photographer Joe Armao opened the shutter on his last series of pictures for the day – and captured something inexplicable.
4:48 AM Dusk had settled and night was closing in on Beach Cemetery on the old Anzac battlefields of Gallipoli when Fairfax photographer Joe Armao opened the shutter on his last series of...
Sydney could pay a high price for its lousy public transport.
4:32 AM Sydney could pay a high price for its lousy public transport.
Singapore Airlines will reduce its A380 services to Sydney and Melbourne, leading to a further cut in capacity on the Australia-Singapore route.
1:00 AM Singapore Airlines will reduce its A380 services to Sydney and Melbourne, leading to a further cut in capacity on the Australia-Singapore route.
Australia's alliance with the United States overcharges and under-delivers, Australian National University academic Dr Mike McKinley says.
1:00 AM Australia's alliance with the United States overcharges and under-delivers, Australian National University academic Dr Mike McKinley says.
1:00 AM An inquest into the deaths of three Australian soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in 2012 will investigate allegations into commanders' decisions and high-level army procedures.
1:00 AM Inquest on three Australian soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in 2012 will probe uncomfortable allegations about commander decisions and high-level army procedures, Fairfax Media...
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Multi origin grain was hardly an amazing success story for AWB in Brazil!!!! How about
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Wrong! Volume fluctuations are largely seasonal and are generally predictable. Unexpected drop
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No problems Wally buy up every wool growing property in the country and you can then control the
FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the Wheatbelt is your oyster.19 Apr 14 FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the...
FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.17 Apr 14 FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.