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BHP produces record volumes of iron ore
BHP produces record volumes of iron ore

Resources giant BHP has produced record volumes of iron ore and coal after lifting its output of both commodities 20 per cent.

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie said production across the group was up nine per cent for the 2013/14 financial year, compared to the previous year.

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More than a matter of condoms
More than a matter of condoms

Comment | As experts gather in Melbourne for the 2014 international AIDS conference, public health lecturer Bridget Haire looks at five persistent myths about HIV.

Australia had a quick and effective response to HIV at the start of the epidemic. Some 30 years later, however, there’s a tendency to Full Story »

The Confabulist – an enchanting carpet-ride
The Confabulist – an enchanting carpet-ride

BOOK REVIEW | The Confabulist validates Steven Galloway’s reputation as one of the most exciting, accomplished and engaging storytellers of his generation.

Once again, the author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, has taken an era of relatively recent yesteryear and transformed it into something magi Full Story »

The buildings Australia missed out on
The buildings Australia missed out on

ADELAIDE | The Australia exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale showcases 100 years of fascinating missed opportunities.

The Augmenting Australia 1914-2014 exhibit features 11 historical and 11 contemporary buildings which were designed, but never built.

They include a building with ̶ Full Story »

Poem: Shearwaters, Grossard Point
Poem: Shearwaters, Grossard Point

POET’S CORNER | Nature provides inspiration for Junette Schoell, who has previously appeared in Poet’s Corner with poems about Wilpena Pound, the Barossa Valley and Victoria’s High Country. This time, she writes on the shearwaters of Phillip Island

Shearwaters, Grossard Point

They come and Full Story »

Colours of Gold
Colours of Gold

BOOK REVIEW | Australia, 1867: in the midst of a goldmining boom, a lone barrel drifts aimlessly down the Murray River with a frightened child sealed inside.

Rescued by river-boat captain Arnold Potter and named Alice, the child has little memory of her past, except for the fragmented images of a ma Full Story »

Gilberton
Gilberton

This return-verandah sandstone villa boasts elegant period features. There are timber floorboards, fireplaces, ceiling roses, cove cornices and picture rails. The home includes a formal lounge, a covered al fresco area, cellar and Tasmanian oak kitchen.

See more on the property here.

 

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Cornes to keep on keeping on
Cornes to keep on keeping on

AFL | The rejuvenation of Port Adelaide premiership player Kane Cornes continues – he confirmed today he’ll play on in 2015.

Cornes was almost washed up under former coach Matt Primus, who couldn’t see a continuing role for him in Port’s young and developing side.

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The Forager: Winter warmers, zero waste
The Forager: Winter warmers, zero waste

This week: wine and food celebrations to take the chill off winter; creating a sustainable food culture, industry winners and more.

Warm up at winter wine festivals

If open fires, slow cooking and fine cool-climate red wines are your thing, grab your gumboots, pull on a woolly jumper and head to the Full Story »

Partners

2 + 2 = 5 How the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts
2 + 2 = 5 How the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts

In this ever changing world, the challenges of owning and operating a successful business have never been greater. Not only do business owners face the daily operational issues of managing their business, they often manage the financial affairs of their businesses and deal with a myriad of complex s Full Story »

Change in Aged Care rules
Change in Aged Care rules

Increasing life expectancies and improvements in medical technology mean we can expect to have longer and more productive retirements. There is however, still a high chance that help will be needed with daily living activities and/or medical care especially at older ages.

For some people this may me Full Story »

Board responsibilities and the financial reporting process
Board responsibilities and the financial reporting process

As 30th June approaches it is always a good time for businesses to review their Board/Committee (“Board”) responsibilities and their impact on the direction of the year-end financial reporting process.

“The quality of financial information from a vigorous financial reporting process is not onl Full Story »