Top Stories – Wednesday 23 September, 2015


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Peta Credlin breaks her silence, slams media’s ‘tripe and bile’

Abbott’s former chief-of-staff has been ‘liberated’ by losing her job and ‘sleeps well at night’ knowing she did her best while in power. Read more.



15 things you need to know about Marise Payne, our new defence minister

She’s just made history as the first female boss of the military. She also says she was a feminist at age one. Get to know her here. Read more.


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This man wrote your favourite song. You’ve never heard of him

He’s just won a Grammy and he’s written more Billboard top 10 singles than The Beatles, Madonna and Elvis. You know his songs, but the man is a mystery. Read more.


Victoria and James Milne

Man with Down syndrome wrongfully barred from JB Hi-Fi

Supportive sister’s outrage echoed by thousands who have labelled the store ‘un-Australian’, ‘discriminatory’ and called on the family to take legal action. Read more.


Denise Scott

‘Get over yourself’: two comedy greats in conversation

Denise Scott is comedy royalty. Watch her and Colin Lane joke about professional rivalry, vegetarianism and being too honest on stage. Read more.



Australia’s ‘shameful’ secret: abortion is still illegal in these states

Despite majority support, a ‘postcode lottery’ dictates whether women can terminate their pregnancies without shame or fear of criminality. Read more.


Dylan Walker

The Rabbitohs overdoses: what we know so far

The hospitalisation of a premiership player and his childhood friend has sent shockwaves through the world of sport. Read more.

Quade Cooper: the Jekyll and Hyde of Australian rugby

This ‘Picasso of the Pass’ can win a match with his brilliance. But the polarising fly-half’s inconsistency could see him spend the World Cup on the bench. Read more.

‘The fears of Australian manufacturers have been realised’

Industry groups say there’s a big imbalance in the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement that no one’s talking about. Read more.



How to successfully request a pay rise from your boss

We asked a recruitment expert how to prepare, when to make your move, what to say and, most importantly, what not to say. Read more.

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