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  • Budget 2015: Federal Government set to introduce tax on bank deposits, Labor accuses Tony Abbott of backflipping on election promise

    The Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax could be made before the budget.

    ABC
  • Lara Bingle Officially Welcomes A Baby Boy

    Lara Bingle, 27, and Sam Worthington, 38, have welcomed a baby boy. Sam Worthington is back to seeing blue. The Avatar star is a first-time father after welcoming a son with wife Lara Bingle Worthington in Los Angeles, multiple sources can confirm to WHO.

    Who
  • Co-pilot hid sick note for crash day

    Searches of Andreas Lubitz's homes had netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including “torn-up and current sick leave notices, among them one covering the day of the crash”, they said totay. Officers had on Thursday combed through a flat Andreas Lubitz kept in Duesseldorf as well as the house where he lived with his parents in the small western town of Montabaur. At a press conference last night, French prosecutor Brice Robin said co-pilot Lubitz 28, was alone in the cockpit and had locked out the pilot.

    AFP
  • Don't count on the 4% rule for retirement

    Perhaps you have even managed to sock away a decent retirement nest egg. Those with financial advisors may have the benefit of expert advice, but even with that, there are no longer any set rules of thumb for how to draw down savings-many advisors caution that the so-called 4 percent rule won't suffice-and at what pace. "It's obvious [a lot of] people are not getting advice if they are doing what they are doing" with their retirement savings, said Robbie Hiltonsmith, a senior policy analyst at Demos.

    CNBC
  • Toddler dies in Brisbane hospital after 'months of abuse'

    A toddler has died in hospital after his father allegedly assaulted him over a four-month period on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The two-year-old was flown to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital with serious injuries on Thursday but died on Friday afternoon. The 33-year-old faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday charged with grievous bodily harm and four counts of assault, but police said they expected those charges to be upgraded to murder.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Million Dollar Minute awards the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history

    Andrew Skarbek made Australian television history this afternoon by winning an eye-popping $1,016,000 on Channel 7’s hit quiz show Million Dollar Minute. The nail-biting final question that determined Andrew’s life changing cash windfall was: “The Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne in which year?”. $1,016,000 is the biggest cash prize ever awarded in the history of Australian television.

    Yahoo7 TV
  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

    AFP
  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

    AP
  • Ambrose: Why I walked from V8s

    It was the decision that left V8 Supercars fans cold and stunned the racing grid. Marcos Ambrose, once the undisputed king of the category, was leaving the sport just two races into his long-awaited return. With the support of one of the world's racing titans, Roger Penske, and legendary touring car driver Dick Johnson, Ambrose occupied a privileged position.

    AAP
  • 'Pimping out my girlfriend': Web fitness gurus locked in legal battle

    An Adelaide fitness guru says he makes thousands of dollars every month ‘pimping out’ his internet celebrity girlfriend on YouTube, a court has heard. The comments come from Harley Johnstone’s book Carb the F… Up: Follow Your Heart with No F…s Given, which has been tendered in court as evidence as part of an escalating legal battle between two Adelaide-based online fitness gurus, The Advertiser reports. “Yep, easy money isn’t it just for doing videos on health, sharks, bike stuff and pimping out my girlfriend ... hey, sex sells and so does the fear of sharks,” Johnstone wrote.

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  • Four dead in WA road carnage

    Crashes in Chidlow and Greenwood claimed the lives of two motorcycle riders while two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in an early morning crash on Kwinana Freeway. A motorcyclist has died after Mitchell Fwy crash. At about 9am, a motorcyclist was killed when his bike and a car collided near the intersection of Elliot and Mathieson roads in Chidlow, 50km east of Perth.

    The West Australian
  • China’s first 3D car hits the road

    A 3D printed car has hit China’s roads for the first time – and it’s certainly not shying away from the limelight. With its glistening gold exterior, the car made a bold statement as it rolled around the streets of Sanya, on China’s Hainan Island. According to CCTV, the car was designed and built by 3D printing technology business Sanya Sihai, from the same city.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Internet imposter catches John Howard off-guard

    Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was uncharacteristically caught unprepared on Thursday when he came face to face with a long-time Facebook friend. Fairfax reports the ex-PM was attending a leadership conference in Canberra when he was approach by the executive officer of the Steps Group Australia, Stuart Coward. The only problem - Mr Howard does not have a Facebook page and never has.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Red Bull have no plans to make own engine

    Former champions Red Bull say they have no plans to make their own engine and could be forced out of Formula One if current partners Renault walk away. "We have no intention of being an engine manufacturer," team principal Christian Horner said at the Malaysian Grand Prix, reiterating a stance that has been questioned of late as tensions with Renault come to the fore. Horner said that if Renault decided to quit the sport, a possibility raised by Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul, then Red Bull might not be able to find an alternative.

    Reuters
  • Bonds Reveal Their Baby Of The Year

    Poppy H, the winner of the Bonds Baby Search. Photo: SuppliedMeet Poppy from the Northern Territory – she has just taken out the hotly-contested Bonds Baby Search for 2015.Alongside Poppy, 18 other young Aussies (aged from 0-6 months to 3 years) were

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  • We want to finish Taj: Oswals

    Pankaj and Radhika Oswal say they hope to return to Perth and finish their Indian palace-style home in Peppermint Grove. A day after the Shire of Peppermint Grove pushed ahead with plans to demolish the building known as Taj-on-Swan, Mrs Oswal's lawyer Rebekah Giles said she would resist the move. The Oswals have lived overseas since the high-profile collapse of Mr Oswal's ammonia empire in 2010.

    The West Australian
  • Bruce Jenner in tears after will bombshell

    Bruce Jenner was left in tears when Kris Jenner told him he was no longer the executor of her will. The 65-year-old star is seen getting teary in a clip from an upcoming episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' as his ex-wife reveals she has put her eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian, 35, in charge of her affairs should anything happen to her. Speaking on Sunday's (29.03.15) 'KUWTK' episode, Kris says: "For my entire marriage with Bruce he has always been listed as the executor on my living will.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Baddeley's crazy birdie at Texas Open

    It's been dubbed the craziest birdie in golf history but Aaron Baddeley isn't complaining. Baddeley is outright second in the Texas Open, behind Charley Hoffman, and the talk of the golf world thanks to his bizarre mix of dreadful and sublime on the par-4 17th hole at TPC San Antonio. After checking it out, Baddeley took an unplayable lie penalty and went back to the tee.

    AP
  • Everyone knows of my sex offence: Lazarus

    The son of a Sydney nightclub owner says he felt his life was "completely destroyed" when news he had sexually assaulted a young woman broke. Luke Andrew Lazarus, 23, has enjoyed a privileged upbringing. "I had the world at my feet," Lazarus said.

    AAP
  • Russia offers job to sacked Jeremy Clarkson

    Axed Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly been offered a job by Russia's army TV channel to host a motoring show. Russia's official military station of the Russian armed forces, Zvezda, has apparently invited the ousted BBC star to Russia to discuss the proposal. "Dear Jeremy, the Russian Armed Forces Broadcasting company Zvezda expresses deep honour to you and kindly asks for your cooperation," the channel said in an email it had sent to Clarkson, published on its website.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies