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‘A WATERSHED MOMENT': NBL CONFIRMS RECORD BROADCAST RIGHTS DEAL

The NBL was a struggling competition in serious financial trouble a decade ago, but the confirmation of a major broadcast rights deal...

ONCE CAST AS DUTERTE ENEMY, FILIPINO WEIGHTLIFTER RAISES SPIRIT OF A NATION

Hidilyn Diaz, daughter of a tricycle driver, is a national heroine for winning the Philippines' first gold medal. Two years ago, she...

 
 
 

KOOKABURRAS CONTINUE UNBEATEN RUN WITH SPEED AND PRECISION

Australia will have Olympic men's hockey rivals worried after another goal spree, against Argentina.

FINE FOR NOT WEARING A MASK, BUT SYDNEY REMOVALISTS WHO BROUGHT DELTA TO MELBOURNE WON'T BE CHARGED

Victoria's COVID-19 response commander confirmed on Tuesday morning the Department of Health had issued a $200 fine to one of the movers...

 
 
 

AUSTRALIA NEWS LIVE UPDATES: NSW RECORDS 172 NEW LOCAL COVID-19 CASES; VICTORIA LIFTS LOCKDOWN AS STATE RECORDS 10 NEW CASES

Victorian schools are set to re-open, Sydney will give the green light to walk-in AstraZeneca jabs at mass vaccination clinics and...

TRIUMPH AND DEFEAT AS AUSTRALIA BEGINS ITS MEDAL HAUL IN TOKYO

Today on Please Explain, sports reporter Sarah Keoghan joins Nathanael Cooper to take us through the highlights of the first few days...

 
 
 

PROPERTY SALE RAISES DOWNSIZER SUPER CONTRIBUTION QUANDARY

If the government's proposed change to remove the work test for non-concessional super contributions is passed, non-concessional contributions...

CHECK YOUR PASSWORDS: STREAMING VIDEO ACCOUNT THEFT BOOMS IN LOCKDOWN

While streaming video services have enjoyed a boom during lockdown, so have people who sell stolen passwords.

 
 
 

COLLINGWOOD TOLD CLARKSON ISN'T AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR

Collingwood have been informed that Alastair Clarkson intends to coach Hawthorn next year and is not available for the Magpies' senior...

TOKYO OLYMPICS LIVE UPDATES: JAPANESE SHOCK AS OSAKA ELIMINATED; D-DAY FOR FOX

Kaylee McKeown is Australia's newest Olympic champion. She won the 100m backstroke final and broke the Olympic record in the process.

 
 
 

NEWS CORP CUTS JOBS, BRINGS IN MCKINSEY FOR RESTRUCTURE

News Corp has made a large number of staff in its commercial division redundant.

RENEWABLES DRIVE AUSTRALIAN EMISSIONS LOWER AS WIND RECORDS BLOWN AWAY

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions extended their declines into the first three months of 2021, driven lower by a roaring renewable...

 
 
 

TOUGHER CONDITIONS ON MINING COMPANIES TO REHABILITATE SITES IN NSW

Mining companies will be forced to show plans for the ongoing rehabilitation of their mines.

LEGAL PAYOUT BRINGS HOPE FOR OTHER VICTIMS OF PAEDOPHILE PRIEST

The first of Kevin O'Donnell's victims to report the paedophile priest to police hopes the $1.375 million he will receive from the...

 
 
 

CANBERRA CONSIDERS FURTHER SUPPORT FOR LOCKED DOWN BUSINESSES, WORKERS

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg were continually evaluating the rapidly changing economic circumstances.

FREEDOM TO. INFECT EACH OTHER AND PUNCH ANIMALS?

Those protesters in our city streets have never faced a national crisis before and, thus, have no idea about social responsibility.

 
 
 

BEST OF CARTOONS, JULY 26, 2021

The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.

‘AT RISK OF RECESSION': NSW LAGGING EVEN BEFORE LOCKDOWN HIT SYDNEY

Analysis by Australia's biggest bank shows NSW was ranked fifth out of eight state and territory economies heading into the winter...

 
 
 

‘ADRIANA IS NOT A NUMBER': SYDNEY ACCOUNTING STUDENT, 38, THE LATEST NSW CORONAVIRUS DEATH

Adriana Midori Takara, a 38-year-old Brazilian national, had no underlying health conditions but deteriorated quickly following her...

MISDIALING A PREMATURE ENDING

AI with a sense of humour? The end is nigh.

 
 
 



2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital

The country's health minister says two coronavirus patients have died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility's... Read more ...

Stay Inside in demand for The Everest but has to earn his place

Stay Inside will be in new colours as he returns at Randwick's barrier trials on Tuesday. Read more ...

‘The de-extinction club': Could we resurrect mammoths, Tassie tigers and...

New technology means we may soon be able to turn back the clock on extinction. In the final part of our series exploring the science behind science fiction, we meet the... Read more ...

IOC makes mid-Olympics change to mask rules on the podium

Athletes can now take their masks off for 30 seconds while on the podium to pose for photographs, according to an AOC statement. Read more ...

The Tokyo event where the pandemic is momentarily washed away

The surfers are in for another surprise in this most turbulent Olympic Games. Read more ...

Smith's cold, lonely swim to Australia's first medal

Brendon Smith celebrated his 21st birthday while the Australian team was in training camp in Queensland and has now come of age in his sport's toughest race. Read more ...

Vikings, Bon Jovi and family cuddles: The simple pleasures of Michelle Rowland

Michelle Rowland's almost spent her first pay packet on a Bon Jovi album. These days she's trying to curb an online shopping obsession. Read more ...

Victorian construction bosses push to fast-track worker vaccination

Victorian construction bosses are in talks with the federal and state government to inoculate 40,000 workers by Christmas, as the halt on construction in NSW enters its second... Read more ...

Two women have died in NSW, including one in her 30s, as the state records...

Of these locally acquired cases, 87 are linked to a known case or cluster - 71 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts - and the source of infection for 54 cases is... Read more ...

Likely Bledisloe schedule a one-two punch for Rennie and Wallabies

Back-to-back tests in New Zealand are set to make it all the more difficult for Rennie's men to wrest back the trophy - but in the Covid-19 era, you take what you can get. Read more ...