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Labor unveil budget plan, PM touts regions

Scott Morrison has made a targeted economic pitch to regional and rural voters, while Labor has claimed working families would be better off under its budget plan.

Imminent rate hike tipped as CPI spikes

Financial markets are braced for an interest rate rise when the Reserve Bank of Australia board meets next week after annual inflation saw its biggest jump in more than two decades.

Struggling Titans make NRL spine changes

Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has lost patience with his under-performing spine, taking AJ Brimson out of the halves and moving him back to fullback to face Penrith.

Uber admits breach, agrees to $26m penalty

Rideshare company Uber has admitted to breaching Australian Consumer Law after falsely telling customers they may be charged for cancelling trips and misrepresenting prices of competing taxi companies.

Elon Musk is taking Twitter private

Elon Musk has clinched a deal to buy Twitter for $US44 billion ($A61 billion) cash in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders...

Russia announces ceasefire in Mariupol

Russia announced a new ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor on for civilians trapped in a steel plant in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.