Top stories – Tuesday 1 September, 2015

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China’s ‘painful’ outlook not all bad news for Australia

Expect no rate cut this month, but don’t rule one out for later this year as Australia’s economy limps along, say economists. Read more.


How to dice the credibility of the unions inquiry in one easy step

ANALYSIS: The commissioner will remain in place, and whichever way you slice it, the decision creates a political mess for the Prime Minister. Read more.


MAC Cosmetics Launches VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus

Why Miley Cyrus is a celebrity of substance

Despite all the controversy, Cyrus might actually be a better role model than some of her peers. Here’s why she should be celebrated, not shamed. Read more.



Presto takes on Netflix: ‘all sizzle and no sausage’

Local streaming service Presto gives global streaming giant a serve, gets Hollywood star Naomi Watts to deliver it. Read more.


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There’s a new smartphone coming … and it’s got buttons!

This old favourite is having one more crack at the smartphone market. One expert thinks many would leap at the chance to wind back time. Read more.



Q&A: Border Force visa crackdown ‘creates a climate of fear’

A prominent military historian says aborted Operation Fortitude was reminiscent of a government ‘preparing to go to war’. Read more.



Convenience store chain ‘underpaid workers for years’

7-Eleven has been accused of exploiting staff, with one insider claiming the company is built on ‘something not much different from slavery’. Read more.


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We thought these animals were extinct. We were wrong

Papua New Guinea discovery adds another creature to the list of weird and wonderful species rediscovered after a long absence from human science. Read more.


Christopher Pyne assures recent Federal funding is 'not about seats'.

‘There will be carnage for the Liberals in South Australia’

SA voters are making their voices heard – and they’re telling Tony Abbott he’s just one bungled decision away from statewide political destruction. Read more.



Forget Alastair Clarkson, this man is Australia’s super coach

He sports a 1970s haircut and a 25-year-old pair of shoes – but he might just be the best coach in the history of rugby league. Read more.

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