Top Stories – Wednesday 16 December, 2015

The ACCC says retail petrol price margins are the highest since it started monitoring in 2002.Bowser bandits: motorists hit with highest fuel price margins in 13 years

Oil prices have fallen, but petrol companies are raking in big profit at the pump, according to the ACCC. Here’s why we’re being stung. Read more.


Getty‘I felt ashamed … they were talking about me!’: my drug trial fiasco

‘Getting paid to lay around’ seemed like a good idea at the time, but for Will Brodie it all went horribly, horribly wrong. Read more.


AAPBudget surpluses, boundless prosperity and ‘Kardashian nuns’

ANALYSIS: Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann should keep up the sunny rhetoric, at least until after the election. Read more.



The Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) logo is pictured at their studios in Ultimo, Sydney, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVINGFormer Murdoch lieutenant set to become first female ABC chief

The woman tipped to take the top job from Mark Scott next year has unique insight into one of the ABC’s fiercest enemies. Read more.


lorde-edmHere’s the artist most likely to win the Triple J Hottest 100

Voting has opened for the iconic song competition and a favourite has already emerged – but an upset could be on the cards. Read more.


Scott Morrison‘Down down, the economy’s down’: Scott Morrison’s scary new jingle

ANALYSIS: The government’s mid year budget update makes grim reading. A change in attitude is the only positive sign. Read more.


dr karlDr Karl takes aim at ‘Generation Gullible’ for believing almost anything

Scientist wages war on anti-vaxxers, fossil fuel, moon landing hoaxers and Paleo diet pushers. But he doubts he’ll win. Read more.


Malcolm TurnbullThe Coalition would ‘easily win’ an election according to latest poll

Turnbull shrugs off controversy to extend lead, but claims of ‘another co-payment by stealth’ may hurt him long term, pollsters say. Read more.

citroen1Check out the decadent interior on this sporty new Citroen

Car of the week: The sporty DS 5 is innovative and luxurious where it counts ­– you decide if the red leather is too much. Read more.

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