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RBA to stay patient before cash rate hike

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate at 0.1 per cent after its monthly board meeting, and has indicated a rate hike is still some time away, defying the expectations of financial markets.

Musk pledges $8b if UN can solve hunger

Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, says he will sell $US6 billion ($A8 billion) worth of Tesla stock and donate the proceeds to the United Nations' food agency if it could show how the money would solve world hunger.

'I did not assume any wrongdoing': Gladys

When her secret boyfriend told her to get a second phone and an encrypted messaging service that "leaves no trace" days after he was called before the state's corruption watchdog, Gladys Berejiklian says it could have been for privacy reasons.

Young sets out priorities as Qld governor

Former chief health officer Jeannette Young has been sworn in as Queensland's 27th governor, promising to maintain her focus on the health of everyone who calls the state home.

Prostate cancer pill to be subsidised

A pill to treat men with prostate cancer that's no longer stopped by low testosterone levels will be made available at an affordable price, the federal government says.