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Slater set to join Kangaroos withdrawals
Billy Slater is set to be the latest star to withdraw from Australia's Four Nations campaign due to a shoulder injury.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:47:16 GMT)

Tigers sacked me three months ago: Potter
Dumped Tigers coach Mick Potter says he expected to be sacked by the joint venture NRL club three months ago.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:14:02 GMT)

Climate activists rope in Three Sisters to make their point
Australian climate change activists were keen to make their mark on Sunday, even 918 metres above sea level.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:57:06 GMT)

This is Not a Love Song review: Bittersweet tale of musical passion
Greg Fleet may be best known for his comedy work but shows solid dramatic skills with loads of presence in This is Not a Love Song.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:08:21 GMT)

Spy organisation scouring social media for extremist threats
Australia's peak intelligence agency is stepping up its analysis of terrorist threats including scouring social media to track extremist propaganda and recruitment efforts.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:16:08 GMT)

The Violent Romantics' My Struggle review: Aimless satire painful to witness
FRINGE FESTIVAL: THEATRE
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:04:03 GMT)

Ebola scare in Victoria
A one-year-old baby who had recently returned from West Africa has been tested for Ebola in Victoria.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:26:04 GMT)

Hasler gives hope to warring Manly
Des Hasler's presence in the Manly dressing rooms on Saturday night is proof that the Sea Eagles can overcome their current internal dramas.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:06:06 GMT)

Taufua to bounce back for Manly
Manly Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua says he's capable of overcoming his problem under the high ball.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:46:21 GMT)

No charges expected for AFL grand final
The AFL match review panel is not expected to have any impact on the grand-final dreams of Hawthorn and Sydney players.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:39:16 GMT)

Dead Set review: Two-hander a portal to 90s indie theatre scene
FRINGE FESTIVAL: THEATRE
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:46:07 GMT)

Don't believe reports: Hockey on backflip
The Abbott government is reportedly considering a backdown on welfare changes as part of a compromise deal with Labor.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:18:15 GMT)

Lauren Simmonds and Bicky Lee explore childhood, feminism in Flash/Girl
FRINGE FESTIVAL: DANCE In Lauren Simmonds' performance artwork Flashlight, light shines through fragile structures cut from paper.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:46:21 GMT)

Tweet and destroy: Australian spies track terror threats on social media
Australia’s peak intelligence agency is stepping up its analysis of terrorist threats including scouring social media to track extremist propaganda and recruitment efforts.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:57:54 GMT)

Toovey targets Manly's internal dramas
Manly coach Geoff Toovey has turned his attention to sorting out the internal issues plaguing the Sea Eagles now their NRL season is over.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:24:04 GMT)

Elvis Costello's piano man Steve Nieve pitch perfect
Steve Nieve's conversational pitch and virtuosic technique drew laughs, gasps and a standing ovation in Melbourne.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:59:11 GMT)

Qantas passenger faces jail after plane forced to divert
A Qantas passenger who allegedly tried to steal whisky bottles and broke through four sets of plastic handicuffs faces up to two years' jail.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:36:05 GMT)

McEvoy, Sewell drop out of VFL grand final
Hawthorn ruckman Ben McEvoy has joined midfielder Brad Sewell as late withdrawals from Box Hill's VFL grand final team
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:26:07 GMT)

David Byrne's Imelda Marcos musical heads down under
David Byrne's musical about boogie monster Imelda Marcos will travel to Melbourne and other cities after its Vivid premiere in Sydney in May.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:26:07 GMT)

Melbourne singer Gena Rose Bruce hits Nashville prize high note
Melbourne singer-songwriter Gena Rose Bruce was one of three Australians to shine at Nashville's Unsigned Only music competition.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:44:04 GMT)

New laws to target terrorism advocates
The attorney-general has denied Islamic preachers will be targeted by new anti-terrorism laws that clamp down on those who promote terrorism.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:08:18 GMT)

Cambage ruled out of World Championships
The Australian women's basketball team have suffered a massive blow with star Liz Cambage ruled out of the World Championships with injury.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:34:04 GMT)

Lambie stumbles over sharia explanation
PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie has linked sharia to terrorism after calling for all those who follow the Islamic code to "get out" of Australia.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:08:15 GMT)

NT abuse inquiry into Retta Dixon home
The Northern Territory's Retta Dixon home will be the next focus of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:58:17 GMT)

Qantas flight diverted because of drunk, Scotch-stealing passenger
A Sydney-bound Qantas flight has been diverted because of a drunk passenger who allegedly broke through all four sets of plastic handcuffs on the flight after repeated attempts to steal whisky.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:19:51 GMT)

Hinkley lauds effort of his Power team
Having earned the respect of the competition, Ken Hinkley expects Port Adelaide to again be serious contenders in 2015.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:01:28 GMT)

Almost there on G20 target: Hockey
The G20 forum's aim to lift global growth by two per cent over the next five years is almost complete, says federal Treasurer Joe Hockey.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:56:16 GMT)

Miracle Marsh hit two sixes for T20 win
Miracle Man Mitchell Marsh strikes consecutive sixes to lift Perth Scorchers to a six-wicket win over South Africa's Dolphins in Champions League cricket.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:14:03 GMT)

Breaking the ice with medical fund-raising
A novel challenge has raised much-needed funds for sufferers of motor neurone disease.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:15:00 GMT)

Denzel Washington: In between the laughter, there is time for the vigilante
At 59, Denzel Washington has no intention of ceding his leading man status. He tells Stephanie Bunbury why.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:15:20 GMT)

The China syndrome: At the frontline of Australian property revolution
Monika Tu sees herself more as a missionary than a real estate agent, writes Shane Green.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:15:20 GMT)

Clooney, Zeta Jones, Zellweger: World's best plastic surgeons give their verdict
When a world-class facial plastic surgeon tells you someone has had "work" you'd better believe it.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:17:43 GMT)

We are the ones being terrorised, Muslims say
A car has been damaged and daubed with offensive comments, threatening letters have been sent and women have been abused in the street.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:03:40 GMT)

Cool Hodkinson sinks Sea Eagles
An extra-time Trent Hodkinson field goal gives Canterbury an 18-17 win over Manly in the NRL semi-final at Allianz Stadium, ending the Sea Eagles' season.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:34:07 GMT)

Cool Hodkinson sinks Sea Eagles
An extra-time Trent Hodkinson field goal gives Canterbury an 18-17 win over Manly in the NRL semi-final at Allianz Stadium, ending the Sea Eagles' season.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:46:16 GMT)

Hawks edge out Power in AFL thriller
Hawthorn have advanced to the AFL grand final with a dramatic three-point win over a fast-finishing Port Adelaide.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:24:03 GMT)

Collingwood confirm interest in Clark
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley would love to have Mitch Clark at his AFL club, while Heritier Lumumba is likely to leave the Magpies.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:36:20 GMT)

Terror laws go far enough: police, ASIO
Attorney-General George Brandis says Australia's police and spy agencies have told the government they're happy with the reach of anti-terror laws.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:06:43 GMT)

Student taxi driver faces two counts of rape
A 30-year-old taxi driver in Canberra on a student visa has been accused of raping a woman twice in August 2013.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:36:19 GMT)

Passenger ejected from flight over notebook doodles
A Melbourne man was hauled off a Tiger Airways flight by federal police on Saturday after claims he was seen doodling and writing sentences in a notebook satirising the current terrorism threat.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:15:00 GMT)

Car rego - Drivers caught out after stickers abolished
The number of unregistered vehicles detected on ACT roads has gone up in the first 12 months following the ACT Government's decision to scrap registration renewal stickers.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:45:00 GMT)

Nationwide rallies for climate action
CANBERRA, Sept 20 AAP - Thousands of Australians will march, sing and form human signs to urge the government to take proper action on climate change.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:39:01 GMT)

Australian Defence Force personnel advised to wear civvies due to terror threats
The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed. But Labor has cautioned that the Coalition needs to make the case before it backs a boost to police powers.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:23:43 GMT)

Souths may feel pressure: Maloney
The Sydney Roosters have wasted no time in reminding South Sydney what's at stake in next week's preliminary final.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:07:17 GMT)

James Hird has to go: Tony Shaw
The departure of Paddy Ryder, one of Essendon's favourite sons and best players, could have major ramifications for coach James Hird.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:36:10 GMT)

Sydney police patrol around mosques
Police presence at mosques, football finals, events and iconic buildings will increase under an operation to thwart any reprisals from Thursday's raids.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:49:15 GMT)

Australians to march for climate action
Australians will join a global movement of people demanding leaders take action on climate change ahead of a United Nations summit on the topic.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:44:03 GMT)

Muslims campaign to reclaim IS symbol
Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in a social media campaign that aims to reclaim the religious symbol hijacked by ISIS, following calls to ban the display of the symbol in New South Wales.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:57:41 GMT)

John Kerry praises Australia for military pledge on Iraq
Addressing the United Nations Security Council, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has singled out Australia for thanks for its commitment of forces to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:06:13 GMT)

Aged care: funding cuts will impact on elderly patients
Funding cuts to aged care are hitting the nation's nursing homes hard.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:03:28 GMT)

Reid tipped to be right for grand final
Teammates are confident Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid will recover from a jarred knee in time to play in next Saturday's AFL grand final.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:57:15 GMT)

G20 aims to change global destiny: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey hopes his G20 counterparts are ready to make the world a better place through this weekend's discussion.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:36:15 GMT)

Friend: I'm not at risk in NRL finals
Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend insists he's not putting himself at risk of further health complications by playing this finals series.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:36:05 GMT)

Australian Crime Commission to launch national bikie crackdown
The Australian Crime Commission is preparing to launch a nationwide crackdown on bikies that will target multiple clubs simultaneously in every state and territory.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:36:41 GMT)

Lambie 'desecrating Afghan woman officer'
Palmer Senator Jacqui Lambie is portraying Afghanistan's first female police officer, who was killed by the Taliban, as a terrorist, a photographer says.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:49:16 GMT)

SBW lives to fight another day
Sydney Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams almost exited rugby league on Friday night, but now has a chance to fight on to another grand final.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:06:04 GMT)

G20 door open for Russia: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey says G20 countries agree that Russia should not be excluded from the G20 summit in Brisbane.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:49:15 GMT)

Swans taught us a lesson: Roos' Swallow
A punishing lesson in what it takes to be an AFL grand finalist from Sydney can only help North Melbourne's bid for next year's flag, says Andrew Swallow.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:16:03 GMT)

McGlynn, Rohan eye AFL premiership glory
Ben McGlynn and Gary Rohan both missed Sydney's 2012 premiership win due to injury, now the pair have a chance to play off in the AFL grand final.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:06:15 GMT)

Insurance worker has dead-mouse business sewn up
A dead bull's skull leads insurance worker into a flourishing new business
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:00:00 GMT)

Terror laws used to hold suspects
Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold in secret and without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

A celebration of life, before the hardest goodbye
Chicken kebabs, sausages and chops on the barbeque. Purple balloons and crepe streamers that flutter in a raw wind and a doe-eyed dog who tries his luck begging for scraps at a suburban house in Hopper's Crossing.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:00 GMT)

Chronicling the colourful career of my childhood hero Peter Garrett
From fronting Midnight Oil to the Labor government's environment, heritage and arts portfolios, Peter Garrett has impressed himself on the national consciousness.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:29:17 GMT)

Naked city: Police taskforces are nothing new
John Silvester examines the many Victoria Police taskforces into drugs gangs and organised crime and asks 'Are they working?'
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:01 GMT)

Message in a broken bottle
Used alcohol and beverage containers and bottle tops litter the countryside. Rewarding people to collect bottles once not only cleaned up the environment but also spurred a lot of community initiatives.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:43:05 GMT)

Ageing of Australia's scientists creating a void in nation's future research workforce
The pioneering Australian IVF and stem cell scientist Alan Trounson has warned of a "catastrophic event" in Australian science unless more is done to support early career scientists and prevent them leaving research in droves.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:56:06 GMT)

Wesfarmers' boss in 'bold' quest to find new growth, but from where?
Patience is a virtue in most walks of life but in investment circles it has its detractors. Will investors give the Wesfarmers chief the time he needs?
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:44:13 GMT)

Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher pledges a humbler Catholic Church: 'No excuses, no cover-ups'
Before Gloria Fisher’s son entered the priesthood, he had a few girlfriends. “He certainly did,” she said on Friday. “A couple of broken hearts, actually.”
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:26 GMT)

Critically ill asylum seeker held on Manus for week: witness accounts
Asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei was kept on Manus Island for a week waiting for approval to be medically transferred to Port Moresby despite showing signs of septicaemia that killed him, it has been alleged, as leaked documents reveal a pattern of medical negligence on the island including untreated skin infections, tooth decay and tropical diseases.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:45 GMT)

Ramsay Health Care chief leads the sellers
Overall director activity declined substantially this week thanks to reduced director selling.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:44:14 GMT)

Kristen Wiig's crazy and sane role in Welcome To Me
When a woman suffering from a borderline personality disorder has a windfall in the lottery what happens? The answer is reality television writes Mark Olsen.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT)

My Secret Sydney: David Gaunt
Gleebooks co-owner David Gaunt leads readers on a tour of his favourite Sydney sights.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

Perfume critic Chandler Burr brings his Hyper-Natural exhibition to the NGV
Perfume critic Chandler Burr, curator of a groundbreaking olfactory exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, savours the heady aroma of discovery.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:20 GMT)

Our lake reflections
Readers are invited to share their photos of Lake Burley Griffin as part of the Our Lake – 50 years photo competition, which runs till the end of October.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:47:33 GMT)

Terror raids: The rising fear in Sydney's suburbs
Deeply disturbing for Australians is that it appears beheadings, reserved until now for the benighted battlefields of Syria and Iraq, were to be unleashed on the streets of its major cities. But how severe is the threat of terrorist attacks in Australia?
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:59:50 GMT)

Franklin fires Swans into grand final
Sydney have recorded a 71-point win over North Melbourne to advance to the AFL grand final, Lance Franklin booting five goals at ANZ Stadium.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:14:02 GMT)

NRL crowd down, security up amid terrorism fears
Crowds were down but security was up at Allianz Stadium in response to heightened terrorism fears across Australia.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:06:10 GMT)

Roosters beat Cowboys in NRL thriller
The Sydney Roosters have scored a heartstopping 31-30 win over North Queensland to set up a blockbuster NRL preliminary final with South Sydney.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:16:03 GMT)

Australian terrorism suspects held under powers introduced by Howard government
Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:19:58 GMT)

Ryder tells 'Dons he wants a new AFL home
After several days of speculation, Essendon ruckman Patrick Ryder has confirmed that he wants to leave the AFL club.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:36:16 GMT)

Barty shocks tennis world
Australian teenage tennis star Ashleigh Barty has decided to take an indefinite break from the game and says she won't play the Australian Open.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:29:17 GMT)

Hockey looking for G20 breakthroughs
Treasurer Joe Hockey is optimistic that the G20 finance ministers meeting in Cairns will make headway this weekend.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:36:28 GMT)

Ryder tells 'Dons he wants AFL move
Essendon ruckman Patrick Ryder is said to be determined to leave the club, which has lost its legal challenge in the Federal Court.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:07:15 GMT)

No changes for NAB after Scotland vote
NAB says it is business as usual for its UK operations after Scotland rejected independence.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:36:27 GMT)

Bonds weaken after Scots vote no
Australian bond futures prices are slightly lower after Scotland's vote against independance gave the market some relief.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:49:11 GMT)

Muslim leaders lash out at Jacqui Lambie and Cory Bernardi
Muslim leaders say Cory Bernardi and Jacqui Lambie are assisting Islamic State recruit potential terrorists in Australia with their "divisive and inflammatory" statements on burqas and sharia.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:37:17 GMT)

Kidman remembers 'confidant' dad
Nicole Kidman, her husband Keith Urban and Russell Crowe have paid their respects to Kidman's late father Dr Antony Kidman at his Sydney funeral.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:52 GMT)

PM can't complete Top End week
Indigenous Australians won't blame Prime Minister Tony Abbott for having to leave Arnhem Land to deal with security issues.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:16:52 GMT)

Field of dreams: Chinese buyer swoops on farm land
The deal was done within 48 hours. The Chinese billionaire had zeroed in on 54 hectares of farmland in Werribee, golden fields of canola in full bloom, just off the Princes Freeway, not far from where the suburban fringe begins.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:36:08 GMT)

'Dons to consider legal appeal
Essendon chairman Paul Little and coach James Hird say they are disappointed by the Federal Court verdict that killed off their legal challenge against ASADA.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:56:15 GMT)

Qld casino nearly in Tony Fung's clutches
Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung has one more hurdle in his bid to own a Cairns' casino after the Foreign Investment Review Board gave him the green light.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:36:29 GMT)

Salford owner ups ante on buying NRL club
Outspoken Salford owner Marwan Koukash has upped the ante in his bid to buy an NRL club, saying it is very very likely.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:54:07 GMT)

Union boss denies taking slush fund cash
A union boss has denied taking money from a union slush fund to pay for her election campaign.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:57:16 GMT)

Little faith in new archbishop: victims
Survivors of abuse at the hands of Catholic priests say there is little hope the Church will change under the newly-appointed archbishop of Sydney.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:57:53 GMT)

Brisbane terror accused Omar Succarieh under investigation for extortion, brawl
Terror accused Omar Succarieh investigated over brawl.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:12:17 GMT)

Dogs wary of finals specialists Manly
Prop James Graham says the Bulldogs are wary of Manly's extensive finals experience ahead of Saturday's NRL semi-final.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:46:14 GMT)

We support coach sacking: Crows skipper
Adelaide captain Nathan van Berlo says the entire Crows playing list support the sacking of Brenton Sanderson as coach of the AFL club.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:34:06 GMT)

Asian visitors boost traveller numbers
Sydney and Melbourne airports have reported solid rises in international visitors during August.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:34:05 GMT)

Olympic dream dashed for Smith?
Wallabies great George Smith's Rio Olympic dream may be dashed after world body IRB tightened their rules for nationality switch.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:37:26 GMT)

Gold price low and heading lower
Gold prices are trading around their lowest level since January but analysts say a further slide is likely.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:47:58 GMT)