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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Australian mining billionaire and football club owner Nathan Tinkler. The warrant was issued after Mr Tinkler failed to appear at a court case examining the collapse of his thoroughbred horse racing business. The controversial businessman, who began work as a mining apprentice, lost most of his wealth in the collapse of...

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has urged the government to reconsider tax concessions for property investments. The RBA said negative gearing - tax concessions for buy-to-let property investors - may be encouraging debt-fuelled investment. Its recommendation to a parliamentary inquiry comes amid rising house prices in Australia's major cities. The government has pledged not to change the concessions,...

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Australian experts are split over whether smoking bans are a crucial advance in prison health or "a bridge too far" that can only spark unrest. On Tuesday, hundreds of prisoners lit fires, broke walls and smashed windows in a 15-hour riot at a Melbourne prison in what authorities believe may have been a reaction to a smoking ban at...

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Thousands of Sydney dental patients may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis, according to health authorities. A New South Wales (NSW) Health spokesman said at least 11,000 patients of two dental operators were at "low risk" because of poor cleaning and sterilisation practices. Patients who had invasive procedures at four practices in the Sydney region could be at...

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Despite investing heavily in its organ donation system in recent years, the Australian government is again asking why donor numbers have failed to rise significantly. Knowing her brother's heart still beats inside another chest helps Shivaun Deacon deal with the grief that followed his death in a road accident five years ago. It also makes her one...

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