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Natural cures on budget hitlist
SEAN PARNELL
UNPROVEN natural therapies will be stripped of government subsidies.
HEALTH
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MEDIBANK: Boss sticks with rival fund 
Oil plunge to worsen gas crisis
SID MAHER
LOOMING domestic gas short­ages in eastern Australia will be worsened by the major drop in international oil prices.
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FUEL: Crisis looms in emergency 
INQUIRER: The black economy 
Labor draws level with LNP
ANDREW FRASER
QUEENSLAND’S main political parties are in lock-step as the election approaches.
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Artists see red over pop-up fake
FAKE ARTWORK
AMOS AIKMAN
WORKS by one of Australia’s best Aboriginal painters allegedly have been forged and offered for sale in a travelling auction.
Get reform going or face defeat: Reith
 The Honourable Peter Reith. 
JOHN FERGUSON
LIBERAL Party elder Peter Reith has warned the Abbott government faces electoral defeat unless it urgently embraces big reforms.
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Praying and betting on beating drought
SARAH ELKS
THE Champions are showing remarkable tenacity battling a ferocious drought
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To cull or not to cull
SONIA KOHLBACHER AND PAUL GARVEY
DESPITE eight fatal shark ­attacks in a little over four years thousands will this weekend brave and crave the surf.
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BERNARD SALT
IT’S that ticking time-bomb in male-female relations known simply, but lethally, as “the process of packing the car.
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Grestes look to Sisi for deport order
JAMIE WALKER
PETER Greste’s family is banking on presidential action to free the Australian journalist from an Egyptian jail.
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Fuel crisis looms in emergency 
CAMERON STEWART
AUSTRALIA is the only developed nation without secure sources of emergency fuel at a time of growing terrorism and instability.
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Export price falls offset by dollar
DAVID UREN
PRICES for Australia’s export commodities fell by a quarter last year, but are still more than double their average levels.
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ANZ Bank is being pursued by hundreds of investors who lost tens of millions of dollars in margin loans.
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JARED OWENS
EDUCATION Minister Christopher Pyne has walked away from an election commitment to auditridiculous” research grants.
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GRAHAM LLOYD
THE falling price of oil will have momentous geopolitical repercussions, and there will be winners and losers.
Footballing spirit money can’t buy
Iranian Asian World Cup Soccer Team
WILL SWANTON
‘IF you go to Iran, you will see football in the DNA of the people,’ says Iran’s coach Carlos Queiroz.
Johnson’s plan to find his venom
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MITCHELL Johnson wants to shorten his spells, press the accelerator and get back some of the venom he had last season for the Sydney Test.
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THE Liberals’ weak polling in almost every state spells trouble for Tony Abbott in 2016.
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FIREFIGHTERS in Victoria and South Australia spent the night battling fires, and face more dangerous conditions today.
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House price boom to run out of puff
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THE housing boom will taper to more moderate growth this year after median home values in Sydney soared in past two years.
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China tries to gag families 
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PLAIN clothes police officers stop the families of stampede victims speaking to journalists.
Settler cash linked to Likud primary
Settler cash linked to Likud primary 
ISRAEL’S former ­finance minister accuses the government of corruption after allocating millions to West Bank settlements last month.
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MITCHELL BINGEMANN
WIRELESS spectrum is the $2 billion asset the nation’s top ­telcos are betting on to bring Australians better mobile coverage and faster download speeds.
Rio looks better short-term bet
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FOR investors considering a move into the resources sector, Rio Tinto may be a better bet than BHP Billi­ton.
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THE plunging price of iron ore is forcing the withdrawal of some higher-cost production.
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US economy resilient on rates
THIRD-quarter economic growth came in at 5 per cent for the US, a rate double the historical average.
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Campbell’s fight for survival
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THERE’S still hope for a two-state solution in the region, but for now there is no Palestine.
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Grestes look to Sisi for deport order 
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Hewitt only chasing titles 
MARGIE MCDONALD
AUSTRALIA’s top-ranked male player might lose the grip on that mantle in the next few days.
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