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Probe into Alice Springs power outage

An investigation is underway into a major blackout that hit the Alice Springs area, with union officials saying the outage could have been avoided.

WA plan to stop cane toads killing animals

Benign small cane toads are being released ahead of the toxic bigger ones at the frontline of the invasion in Western Australia's Kimberley region, in a bid to teach native predators not to eat them.

Watchdog unleashed on big banks' rates

The big banks will explain to the competition watchdog why they're not passing on interest rate cuts, as customers are urged to shop around instead of staying with their lenders.

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 35

Japan has bolstered search-and-rescue operations as it struggles with massive flooding and landslides left by one of the most powerful typhoons to hit the country in decades.

Competition watchdog to investigate banks

COMPETITION WATCHDOG TO INVESTIGATE BANKING SECTOR:* Investigate prices charged for residential mortgages across entire market, including by major banks, smaller banks, and non-bank lenders;* Consider how banks make pricing decisions, including passing on movements in the official cash rate;* Examine differences in prices paid by new and existing customers;* Examine...