Planning Minister Matthew Guy's backflip to save Gough Whitlam childhood home

Planning minister Matthew Guy has the power to stop the destruction of Gough Whitlam's birthplace in Kew on a moment's notice, despite his claim that he cannot intervene because a  demolition order has already been granted by the local council.
Planning minister Matthew Guy has the power to stop the destruction of Gough Whitlam's birthplace in Kew on a moment's notice, despite his claim that he cannot intervene because a  demolition order has already been granted by the local council.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
5:43 PM Tegan Harrison dreamt the dream but when it was reality she couldn't handle it.
5:23 PM After an unsuccessful 2014 Caulfield Cup, champion jockey Damien Oliver is confident of turning his fortunes around in Saturday’s Cox Plate.
5:06 PM Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".
5:03 PM Former West Coast champion Darren Glass has joined Adelaide as an assistant coach.
4:35 PM Water samples tested in Sydney have returned readings within normal ranges, ruling out fish virus as the cause of fish deaths at Yerrabi Pond. 
4:34 PM Brett Morris will join twin Josh at Canterbury next season after St George Illawarra agreed to release the Test winger.
4:30 PM When the Western Bulldogs pulled off one of the biggest recruiting coups in years to land a teenage No. 1 draft pick on a seven-year deal, it’s understandable that another recruit from a...
4:13 PM The Ryan Griffen-Brendan McCartney leadership fallout will become a norm that will plague all major sporting leagues if clubs do not professionalise their institutions by improving...
4:01 PM The fairy tale season of Sam Burgess has continued with the departing Rabbitohs hard man being named as rugby league's International Player of the Year.
3:54 PM It amuses Dean Yendall when people he plays golf with or bumps into on the Horsham streets say how busy he must be at this time of year. "I'm like, 'I ride every $#@! day of the week!"
2:53 PM Melbourne’s nightmarish recent history at the national draft table has continued, with the club delisting former top-20 draft picks Sam Blease and James Strauss.
2:53 PM In the wake of the 34 current and former Essendon players' response to show-cause notices issued by ASADA, here is a guide to the ongoing process.
2:16 PM Thunderstorms will close in on Canberra Thursday afternoon but those hanging out for a heavy dose of rain are likely to be disappointed.
2:10 PM Anthony Cummings is hoping Hong Kong ex-pat Aomen can deliver the group 1 that he narrowly with Thunder Fanasty for owner Andy Chiu.
2:05 PM Former Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling has relinquished his role as a leadership consultant to North Melbourne.
1:57 PM The Los Angeles Lakers used to own the Pacific division. This season they not only face the prospect of finishing at the bottom of it for the second year in a row, they are another Kobe...
1:47 PM Winning and a mistake are words not usually uttered in the same sentence, but Ron Quinton reckons it is fairly appropriate for Boss Lane.
1:19 PM A crypt-like gallery space for his large-scale canvas works will showcase Melbourne artist Rone for three weeks before the `dozers hit 109 Little Collins Street. Kylie Northover explains.
12:57 PM Both the United States and the United Kingdom have asked Australia to send personnel to West Africa to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, foreign affairs officials have told a Senate...
12:56 PM Paul Gallen has left little doubt about his thoughts on Dave Smith's NRL management by taking a swipe at League Central following the sacking of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.
12:28 PM In the hands of Unity Group, quivering guitar and gleeful synthesiser create a joyful fusion.
11:32 AM A two-year-old girl who died when the car her mother was driving collided with a street sweeper may have survived if her car seat was properly installed.
9:18 AM A body has been found floating in Sydney Harbour just off the shore of Balmain East.
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When considering Barnaby and Fitzgibbon there would be no doubt at all about who cares the most
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Byron, looking at the Clear Grain site, it states that anecdotally, each tonne of grain is
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