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Cairns beat Perth 71-64 in NBL
NBL minor premiers Cairns Taipans win the opening game of their semi-final against Perth Wildcats by seven points in Cairns.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:13 GMT)

Gay marriage in Australia: Married but not wed
Roisin Nagorcka and Anna Nagorcka tied the knot at Melbourne's British consulate in January but as soon as they stepped out of the consulate and onto Australian soil, they were no longer married,
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:16 GMT)

Royal Commissioner Marcia Neave seeks answers to family violence
The head of Victoria's first royal commission into family violence is no stranger to delving into grim and untrodden territory.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:17 GMT)

Lady Gaga, Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music steal the Oscars show
Lady Gaga received a standing ovation at the Oscars this week for singing a medley of songs from The Sound of Music, in the classic movie's 50th-anniversary year. Then original star Julie Andrews joined her on stage and was similarly applauded.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:00 GMT)

The gay pay gap: men earn less, but women earn more
A new dimension of workplace discrimination has been exposed: the gay pay gap.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:00 GMT)

Revealed: Major new coal mines planned for the Upper Hunter
Leaked reports show that mining companies have prepared plans for as many as 16 new or expanded coal mines in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:37:08 GMT)

Top five films
Run the gamut from Kurasawa to Killer Klowns in this week's top five films.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:45:21 GMT)

Australian Jewish News turns 120, concerns over community safety remain
As the Australian Jewish News celebrated its 120th anniversary, and in the wake of recent terror attacks around the world, community leaders say that the biggest concern for Australian Jews is safety.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:45:28 GMT)

NSW election debate: Polls, wires and prices – smoke and mirrors
If there had been any doubt about the importance of electricity privatisation in this election it was dispelled when Mike Baird and Luke Foley went head to head for the first time.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:28:32 GMT)

Eagles beat Blues, star hurt in AFL cup
West Coast have beaten Carlton by 31 points in an AFL pre-season match in Mandurah but star defender Eric Mackenzie has suffered a serious knee injury.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:46:18 GMT)

Date change for Roar ACL clash with Suwon
Brisbane's bid to push back by 24 hours their Asian Champions League game against South Korea's Suwon Bluewings has been successful.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:52:03 GMT)

Cycling body moves on Astana
The UCI has requested that the controversial team of reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali have their licence withdrawn.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:53:26 GMT)

Mistakes cost Reds in Dunedin Super Rugby
Queensland captain James Slipper has blamed a litany of first-half errors for his side's 20-13 Super Rugby loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:25:57 GMT)

Nick Ward to join Wanderers
Former Newcastle, Perth and Melbourne Victory player Nick Ward has signed with Western Sydney with Hayden Foxe joining their coaching staff.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:35:28 GMT)

Titans drug scandal deepens
The Gold Coast Titans week from hell has ended on a sour note with former player Ash Harrison the latest to be facing charges of supplying cocaine.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:06:21 GMT)

Wallaby Foley set to stay in Australia
Wallabies No.10 Bernard Foley appears set to re-sign with the Australian Rugby Union according to coach Michael Cheika.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:04:32 GMT)

Hunt hits pause on Chinese mine
The development of a major Chinese-backed coalmine is on hold after Environment Minister Greg Hunt sought more scientific advice.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:45:35 GMT)

Glory's De Silva ready for action again
Perth Glory will be aiming to snap a five-match winless run when they host Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium on Saturday night.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:39:26 GMT)

Lions have all guns blazing for trial
In stark contrast to last year, Brisbane Lions will come out with all guns blazing in their opening NAB Challenge AFL trial against St Kilda.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:27:29 GMT)

NRL set for player behaviour crackdown
ARL Commission chairman John Grant says rugby league authorities will soon set down harsher penalties for misbehaving players.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:18:23 GMT)

NRL can't lose Inglis, says Smith
Chief executive Dave Smith says the NRL can't afford to lose superstar Greg Inglis to a rival code.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:55:24 GMT)

Ablett confident Suns are drug-free in AFL
Gold Coast AFL captain Gary Ablett says he doesn't think any current players are set to be involved in the drugs scandal around ex-player Karmichael Hunt.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:52:30 GMT)

Hird ends ASADA-AFL legal challenge
The Essendon AFL coach remains defiant, despite confirming he will not try to take his legal fight to the High Court.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:45:49 GMT)

RBA expected to cut rates again
The majority of the country's top economists expect another rate cut from the RBA in March, as the economy continues to struggle.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:53:25 GMT)

Stubbins wants Montano to get fans talking
Newcastle coach is hoping Ecuadorian striker Edson Montano can set tongues wagging at Saturday's F3 derby against the Central Coast.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:27:24 GMT)

Pedophile teacher 'protected' at Knox
The head of Knox Grammar says he was thwarted by procedural restrictions from sacking a teacher suspected of pedophilia.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:25:37 GMT)

Four lessons from reporting season
Here's a look back at some of the key themes from reporting season.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:24:29 GMT)

New format adds edge to netball comp
The ten trans-Tasman netball competition teams will start a new season this weekend, with two extra finals spots up for grabs under a new format.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:16:10 GMT)

Slater rates Storm recruit Blake Green
Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater says he's looking forward to playing alongside new recruit Blake Green.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:03:30 GMT)

Security, economy on parliament agenda
The economy and terrorism will be on the government's agenda as parliament sits next week, but leadership tensions simmer in the background.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:59:25 GMT)

Knox Grammar told to destroy sex abuse files: royal commission
The headmaster of Knox Grammar School has told a royal commission that it is "unconscionable" anyone at the school would destroy documents relating to child sexual abuse.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:58:26 GMT)

Cheika aims to restore Wallabies' lustre
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he's out to restore the lost lustre of the Australian jersey.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:44:21 GMT)

High-income welfare set debt trap: Fraser
Australia's new Treasury boss wants a wind-back on government spending and has named middle-class welfare as a problem for the economy.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:25:34 GMT)

Toyota launches 86 Pro-Am series
A one-make series featuring the Toyota 86 coupe will begin next year alongside the V8 Supercars tour.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:58:17 GMT)

Surf champ Gilmore coy on 7th heaven
She's one world title away from matching Layne Beachley's record seven crowns, but Stephanie Gilmore says that's not the focus to her 2015 campaign.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:45:21 GMT)

Royal commission into child sex abuse: Please call home, mother tells fugitive former Knox teacher Chris Fotis who failed to appear
The mother of fugitive teacher Chris Fotis wants him to call home and assure her that he is safe following his failure to appear before the royal commission into the responses to child abuse.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:09:12 GMT)

Hodges 'anointed' Broncos NRL captain
Wayne Bennett says Justin Hodges was considered the 'anointed one' but it wasn't until a recent meeting that convinced him to be Brisbane NRL skipper.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:32:11 GMT)

Power sell-off will lose value: report
A new report questions whether the NSW electricity networks are returning more to the public purse than government figures show.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:12:03 GMT)

Rebels to use force to fight Brumbies fire
The Rebels will look to use their physicality to get on top of the Brumbies in their Super Rugby clash.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:23:16 GMT)

NRL's year of change in 2015
The 2015 NRL season promises to be one of change, as NSW and the Rabbitohs look to repeat their successes of last year.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:59:16 GMT)

$A struggles to fall against yen, euro
The Australian dollar has had a big fall against the US dollar, but that is not the case compared to the euro and the yen.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:57:35 GMT)

Albert 'Tibby' Cotter bridge open but not complete
It was the opening for a bridge that has not yet been completely finished.  
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:16:20 GMT)

Athletics review calls for sweeping change
The One Sport review of Australian athletics wants new board members and says there are concerns in the sport about AA chairman David Grace QC.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:24:10 GMT)

NRL 'has strengthened" drug testing
The NRL says it has strengthened its approach to random drug testing following the cocaine scandal that has engulfed the Gold Coast Titans.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:13:23 GMT)

Grant aims for Origin return
South Sydney recruit Tim Grant says he plans to use his move to Redfern as a springboard back into the State of Origin arena.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:12:06 GMT)

City unveil A-League best training base
Melbourne City's superwealthy owners say a new $15m training facility will give the A-League club a leg up over its opponents.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:58:19 GMT)

Brandis continues govt attack on Triggs
The Abbott government's row with the Australian Human Rights Commission president shows no sign of letting up.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:38:19 GMT)

Sheens to continue as Kangaroos coach
Tim Sheens will continue as Kangaroos coach after signing a one-year contract extension.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:36:08 GMT)

Tuna from Sydney cafe poisons seven
Seven customers who ate tuna at a Sydney cafe have suffered suspected scombroid fish poisoning, NSW Health says.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:55:37 GMT)

Twins saved by surgery before birth
Just 15 weeks into her first pregnancy and carrying twins, Jo and her husband Troy were given a terrible choice: terminate the pregnancy, or have surgery on the twins in utero in an attempt to save their lives.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:49:21 GMT)

Taumalolo "pretty close" to Warriors move
Jason Taumalolo was "pretty close" to leaving North Queensland - now he's plotting a course to bring the Cowboys their first NRL premiership.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:03:30 GMT)

Iraq mission announcement to come
The prime minister says some outstanding processes have to be finalised before he announces Australia's part in a joint mission with NZ in Iraq.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:46:23 GMT)

PaperlinX falls to $91m half year loss
Industrial packaging group PaperlinX has made a half year loss of almost $91 million, which is triple its loss of a year earlier.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:14:30 GMT)

IS celebrates terror attack in Australia
The latest issue of Islamic State's glossy propaganda magazine carries a call for supporters to continue to target western country "crusaders".
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:46:07 GMT)

Aussies splash out at Harvey Norman
Retailer Harvey Norman predicts sales will grow in its homemaker products after lifting half year net profit 27.4 per cent to $141.98 million.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:44:55 GMT)

Qantas gets outlook upgrade from Moody's
Credit ratings agency Moody's has given Qantas an outlook upgrade but the airline still has junk investment status.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:35:16 GMT)

GrainCorp expects profit to halve
GrainCorp has warned its full year profit could drop more than 50 per cent due to smaller crops and reduced exports.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:14:39 GMT)

Glencore slashes coal production
Glencore is cutting its Australian coal output by 15 million tonnes in 2015 because of weak demand and prices.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:04:19 GMT)

Cow in country Victoria dies from anthrax
Investigations and mass vaccinations are under way after a cow died from anthrax at a farm in northern Victoria.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:37:36 GMT)

Wellington set to be Qld Speaker
Labor, the LNP and Katter's Australian Party will endorse Peter Wellington as Queensland's first truly independent Speaker for more than a century.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:14:40 GMT)

NSW govt ups asbestos fund by $106m
The NSW government will allow an asbestos compensation fund to borrow an extra $106 million so it can keep paying James Hardie victims in lump sums.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:12:02 GMT)

SA woman's hep A linked to frozen berries
A woman from country SA has become the state's first reported hepatitis A case linked to frozen berries.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:57:44 GMT)

Cabcharge profit falls
Cabcharge plans to expand beyond the taxi industry after a 13 per cent slump in half year profit.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:12:02 GMT)

Aust bond futures mixed on US inflation
Australian bond prices are mixed following positive US core inflation figures.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:05:09 GMT)

Treasury looks beyond Penfolds for growth
Treasury Wine boss Michael Clarke says Penfolds helped earnings in the first half but the winemaker will now shed light on other brands for growth.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:56:23 GMT)

Facebook introduces suicide prevention tools
Facebook has rolled out new suicide prevention and support tools for vulnerable users and their concerned family and friends.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:54:15 GMT)

Rio Tinto workers fear more job cuts
Rio Tinto is merging its copper and coal divisions as part of new moves to cut costs, and workers are worried about further job cuts.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:26:22 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:24:24 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:35:33 GMT)

Aust shares close higher
The Australian share market at the close on Friday
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:18:11 GMT)

Sport news update, what you need to know
Sport news update, what you need to know
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:04:25 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Friday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Friday
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:23:29 GMT)

$A under pressure after US inflation data
Upbeat US core inflation figures have put the Australian dollar under pressure.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:36:11 GMT)

Manly set to chase Maloney
Roosters pivot James Maloney is set to emerge as a key recruitment target for Manly amid continued speculation over the club's future halves.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:55:17 GMT)

Graham has sympathy for Titans
Wade Graham says he sympathises with the Gold Coast Titans players involved in the cocaine scandal and hopes they are offered support from the NRL.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:54:20 GMT)

Ferguson leads SA to win against Tasmania
Man-of-the-match Callum Ferguson was thrilled with his second innings knock of 117 to help SA to victory over Tasmania.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:54:29 GMT)

Victoria crush Bulls in Top End Shield
Queensland have crashed to an innings defeat inside three days against Victoria in Alice Springs denting their Sheffield Shield final ambitions.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:15:17 GMT)

NSW still confident of win over WA
NSW will resume on 5-65 on the final day of the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in Newcastle.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:19:16 GMT)

Sri Lanka have tough cricket schedule
Sri Lanka's cricketers flying back to New Zealand only a few hours after easily beating Bangladesh in their World Cup game at the MCG.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:18:18 GMT)

Win validates hard work: Buckley
Collingwood showcase exciting prospects like youngster Jordan De Goey during a 44-point pre-season win over Hawthorn.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:12:33 GMT)

Early days for new Hawk Frawley: Hodge
New Hawthorn signing James Frawley has played his first game in brown and gold, in what teammate Luke Hodge says wasn't a great start.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:26:19 GMT)

Winterbottom keen to race Ford's FG X
A successful test day in his new Ford Falcon FG X has Mark Winterbottom eager to hit the Adelaide's street circuit.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:07:21 GMT)

City surge to thrilling win over Adelaide
Melbourne City have scored a stunning win over highly fancied visitors Adelaide United to breathe new life into their quest for a finals berth.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:05:22 GMT)

Party room has confidence in me: Abbott
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he has the confidence of his party, as disgruntled Liberal MPs appear to have gone cold on another leadership spill motion.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:25:19 GMT)

Woolies promises cheaper food prices
Supermarket giant Woolworths has vowed to drive its food and grocery prices even lower after it lost more ground to archrival Coles.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:16:09 GMT)

Nauru on high alert for refugee protest
Security has been stepped up on Nauru to coincide with a major refugee protest planned for Friday.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:33:21 GMT)

Knox head 'lied' about arrest: inquiry
The man who investigated allegations of sexual abuse against teachers at Knox Grammar said the then headmaster discouraged his inquiries.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:55:32 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's big issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:00 GMT)

Myles says Titans positive despite drama
Gold Coast captain Nate Myles says despite the drugs saga engulfing the Titans, the playing squad has been boosted by the NRL's support.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:59:29 GMT)

We won't give up on DCE, Foran: Manly
Manly boss Joe Kelly says off contract duo Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran haven't decided on their futures and the Sea Eagles remain in the hunt.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:09:17 GMT)

More Abbott leadership speculation: report
A Liberal insider says despite Malcolm Turnbull reportedly being told he has the numbers to defeat the prime minister, it's not likely.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:08:17 GMT)

Charged Titans must play: Henry
Gold Coast coach Neil Henry says the five Titans players facing drug charges should be allowed to play after their court appearances.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:26:17 GMT)

Broncos' profit hit by recruitment
The costs of attracting new players and coach Wayne Bennett have caused a fall in profit for the Brisbane Broncos.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:12:07 GMT)

Former Knox teacher Chris Fotis believed to have fled Nelson Bay five days ago
Former Knox Grammar teacher Chris Fotis, who police are hunting after he failed to appear before the child abuse royal commission this week, has not been seen for the past five days around his home at Nelson Bay in Port Stephens.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:33:52 GMT)

Four on short list for Perkin media prize
Four reporters have been short-listed for the richest prize in Australian journalism, the Graham Perkin Award.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:08:18 GMT)

'Project Archer': Govt's plan to save the ABS
Merger of ABS and AIHW a "done deal", insiders say.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:19:22 GMT)

NRL sees silver lining of cocaine scandal
The NRL insists rugby league will do the talking despite the spectre of a cocaine scandal hanging over the season launch.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:42:35 GMT)

Charged Titans must play: Henry
Gold Coast coach Neil Henry says the five Titans players facing drug charges should be allowed to play after their court appearances.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:36:20 GMT)

Kyrgios out of Aussie Davis Cup
Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Australian Davis Cup squad to face the Czech Republic due to his back injury.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:21:24 GMT)

Label my fish campaign: Australian seafood labelling laws are 'embarrassing', says Greenpeace
Australia has fallen further behind world's best practice in seafood labelling, environmental campaigners say, with the European Union introducing tougher laws that provide shoppers with more accurate information.
(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:48:04 GMT)