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    Lionel Messi banned for four international matches for swearing at match official


    Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals, starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, for swearing at a match official, FIFA said on...

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals, starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, for swearing at a match official, FIFA said on Tuesday.

    Scottish parliament votes in favour of new independence referendum


    Scottish lawmakers have voted in Edinburgh to pursue a second independence referendum, setting up what may be a lengthy and acrimonious showdown within the UK in the midst of Brexit...

    Scottish lawmakers have voted in Edinburgh to pursue a second independence referendum, setting up what may be a lengthy and acrimonious showdown within the UK in the midst of Brexit negotiations.

    Donald Trump moves to erase Barack Obama's legacy on fighting climate change


    President Donald Trump is expected take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record later on Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing US carbon...

    President Donald Trump is expected take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record later on Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing US carbon emissions.

    Daily Mail hits out at 'po-faced' critics over 'Legs-it' front page backlash


    London: An unrepentant Daily Mail is standing by its front-page focused on the legs of two of Britain's two most powerful women, Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, saying critics, including the "po-faced BBC" need...

    London: An unrepentant Daily Mail is standing by its front-page focused on the legs of two of Britain's two most powerful women, Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, saying critics, including the "po-faced BBC" need to "get a life."

    I gave up TV for a year. This is what I got done instead


    For all the time we spend with it, TV doesn't repay us very nicely. People who watch more television are generally unhappier, heavier and worse sleepers, and have a higher risk of death over a defined length of...

    For all the time we spend with it, TV doesn't repay us very nicely. People who watch more television are generally unhappier, heavier and worse sleepers, and have a higher risk of death over a defined length of time.

    Small victories all round, but still the Indians prevail


    Australia had moral victories, and personal victories, and technical victories, and an actual victory. They had a victory over doomsayers - and let's face it, we were legion - a victory over an old phobia about playing in India, and a victory for their...

    Australia had moral victories, and personal victories, and technical victories, and an actual victory. They had a victory over doomsayers - and let's face it, we were legion - a victory over an old phobia about playing in India, and a victory for their unorthodox, laboratory-style preparation. They won respect, which they have not always enjoyed in India. They won hearts. They probably even won the war of words, if anyone cares.

    The trail of destruction unleashed by Cyclone Debbie


    Cyclone Debbie has left a trail of destruction across north Queensland, with properties damaged and people seriously...

    Cyclone Debbie has left a trail of destruction across north Queensland, with properties damaged and people seriously injured.

    Ahmed Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid icon, dies at 87


    Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic of President Jacob Zuma, died on Tuesday aged...

    Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic of President Jacob Zuma, died on Tuesday aged 87.

    ‘He’s innocent’: Call to pardon Kevin Henry after 25 years behind bars


    A year of investigation by a human rights advocate and a Brisbane journalist may lead to the freedom of a man who has spent over a quarter of a century behind...

    A year of investigation by a human rights advocate and a Brisbane journalist may lead to the freedom of a man who has spent over a quarter of a century behind bars.

    One default fund for life. The Productivity Commission takes on unions over super


    Union-dominated super funds would lose their special status under a draft Productivity Commission recommendation that would delink superannuation from awards and allocate new workers to default funds only...

    Union-dominated super funds would lose their special status under a draft Productivity Commission recommendation that would delink superannuation from awards and allocate new workers to default funds only once.

    The Productivity Commission doesn't have it in for industry funds, it has it in for the lot


    The non-profit industry funds want you to think there's nothing wrong. They are most often the funds new employees are defaulted into and they perform the best, on average far better than their for-profit...

    The non-profit industry funds want you to think there's nothing wrong. They are most often the funds new employees are defaulted into and they perform the best, on average far better than their for-profit competitors.

    Drug overdose deaths rise in Victoria


    More than 470 Victorians died of a drug overdose in 2016, figures released by the Coroner's Court on Wednesday...

    More than 470 Victorians died of a drug overdose in 2016, figures released by the Coroner's Court on Wednesday show.

    Lawyers for UTS professor Feng Chongyi demand answers from Chinese authorities


    Professor Feng Chongyi, the Sydney academic stuck in China, is fighting back against security authorities, demanding to know why he has been banned from returning to...

    Professor Feng Chongyi, the Sydney academic stuck in China, is fighting back against security authorities, demanding to know why he has been banned from returning to Australia.

    Newsreader Talitha Cummins sues Channel Seven over alleged maternity leave sacking


    Last year, when Talitha Cummins took leave from Weekend Sunrise to give birth, her colleagues urged a speedy return. This exchange could prove crucial in a looming court stoush between Seven West Media and Cummins, who claims she was unfairly dismissed...

    Last year, when Talitha Cummins took leave from Weekend Sunrise to give birth, her colleagues urged a speedy return. This exchange could prove crucial in a looming court stoush between Seven West Media and Cummins, who claims she was unfairly dismissed nine weeks into her maternity leave.

    Australia v UAE 2017: Socceroos fail to silence critics


    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou believes he wouldn't be scrutinised over his tactics if he was a foreign coach after putting Australia's hopes of reaching a fourth consecutive World Cup on track with an uninspiring win over the...

    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou believes he wouldn't be scrutinised over his tactics if he was a foreign coach after putting Australia's hopes of reaching a fourth consecutive World Cup on track with an uninspiring win over the UAE.

    BCA president Grant King offers some grim fairytales for corporate tax rebels


    With Malcolm Turnbull's plans to slash corporate tax rates in peril, BCA president Grant King is leading his team to Canberra on Wednesday to show Bill Shorten's troops the error of their...

    With Malcolm Turnbull's plans to slash corporate tax rates in peril, BCA president Grant King is leading his team to Canberra on Wednesday to show Bill Shorten's troops the error of their ways.

    AFLW: Players and partners shine on the W Awards coral carpet


    If the Brownlow Medal is sometimes criticised for treating women as handbags, on Tuesday night women were the undisputed stars of the show at the first awards celebrating the women's AFL...

    If the Brownlow Medal is sometimes criticised for treating women as handbags, on Tuesday night women were the undisputed stars of the show at the first awards celebrating the women's AFL league.

    Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list


    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all...

    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all time.

    Fire at XXXX Brewery at Milton


    Fire crews have been called to a blaze at the XXXX brewery at...

    Fire crews have been called to a blaze at the XXXX brewery at Milton.

    China extradition treaty: how did the Turnbull government get it so wrong?


    At 8.40am on Tuesday, just minutes after Julie Bishop had publicly backed a China extradition treaty and walked into a meeting of the leadership group, Bill Shorten rang Malcolm...

    At 8.40am on Tuesday, just minutes after Julie Bishop had publicly backed a China extradition treaty and walked into a meeting of the leadership group, Bill Shorten rang Malcolm Turnbull.

    China extradition deal collapses as Malcolm Turnbull pulls plug under pressure from Labor, backbenchers


    A Turnbull government plan to ratify the China-Australia extradition treaty has collapsed, with mounting opposition from the Coalition backbench causing the government to withdraw the treaty from...

    A Turnbull government plan to ratify the China-Australia extradition treaty has collapsed, with mounting opposition from the Coalition backbench causing the government to withdraw the treaty from Parliament.

    Rename the Immigration Department the Department for Human Rights Abuse


    One has to wonder about the contorted policies and twisted minds controlling Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Control when we read of its lax "control" of the labour-hire companies run by Queensland businessman Emmanuel...

    One has to wonder about the contorted policies and twisted minds controlling Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Control when we read of its lax "control" of the labour-hire companies run by Queensland businessman Emmanuel Bani.

    Councils just one of Berejiklian's byelection woes


    The newbie Premier must hope that her transport plans and economic record will prevail over voter...

    The newbie Premier must hope that her transport plans and economic record will prevail over voter anger.

    Australia v India Test series 2017: Warner flops - rating the Australians


    The Border-Gavaskar Trophy may have been lost in a 2-1 series defeat but there was a lot to like about how Steve Smith's men almost came to pulling off what many had thought the unthinkable. Jon Pierik gives his tour...

    The Border-Gavaskar Trophy may have been lost in a 2-1 series defeat but there was a lot to like about how Steve Smith's men almost came to pulling off what many had thought the unthinkable. Jon Pierik gives his tour ratings.

    Cyclone Debbie hits the Queensland coast


    Latest on the category 4 storm as it heads for the north Queensland near...

    Latest on the category 4 storm as it heads for the north Queensland near Bowen.

    Collingwood Magpies wary of Dustin Martin: Nathan Buckley


    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies have several options in their quest to stop Dustin Martin in Thursday night's highly anticipated clash with Richmond at the MCG, but concedes the Tigers talisman is "almost impossible to...

    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies have several options in their quest to stop Dustin Martin in Thursday night's highly anticipated clash with Richmond at the MCG, but concedes the Tigers talisman is "almost impossible to tackle."

    Smoking passenger in critical condition after PSO 'wrestle' at Preston station


    A man is fighting for his life after he hit the side of a train, following a "wrestle" with Protective Services Officers at Preston train station on Monday...

    A man is fighting for his life after he hit the side of a train, following a "wrestle" with Protective Services Officers at Preston train station on Monday night.

    Long overnight wait ahead for Bowen rescue crews and residents alike


    It's a frustrating wait for emergency service crews across the Cyclone Debbie disaster zones, as they wait for first light to assess the full extent of the...

    It's a frustrating wait for emergency service crews across the Cyclone Debbie disaster zones, as they wait for first light to assess the full extent of the damage.

    WA lotto ticket wins $15M in Tuesday's Division One draw


    Someone in WA is now $15 million dollars richer after winning division one lotto ticket was sold in the South West city of...

    Someone in WA is now $15 million dollars richer after winning division one lotto ticket was sold in the South West city of Busselton.

    Bandits pose as police in terrifying Glen Iris home invasion


    A Glen Iris family has been left terrorised after bandits, including a 13-year-old girl, entered their home masquerading as...

    A Glen Iris family has been left terrorised after bandits, including a 13-year-old girl, entered their home masquerading as police.

    The small Queensland town next in Cyclone Debbie's sights


    The small town of Collinsville is bracing for their first ever Category 2 Cyclone having been told there is no time to move as the storm tracks right for...

    The small town of Collinsville is bracing for their first ever Category 2 Cyclone having been told there is no time to move as the storm tracks right for them.

    NBN finally steps in to save stranded Belmond estate after safety nets fail


    NBN Co has stepped up with an emergency solution for a new housing estate where residents were left stranded without fixed or mobile communications but the experience has sparked a warning for others buying into new...

    NBN Co has stepped up with an emergency solution for a new housing estate where residents were left stranded without fixed or mobile communications but the experience has sparked a warning for others buying into new developments.

    Australia v India 2017: Series ends in acrimony


    One of the most spiteful series in recent memory has ended in acrimony with India captain Virat Kohli declaring friendships have been lost while Steve Smith took aim at the Indian board for breaching an unwritten rule of the...

    One of the most spiteful series in recent memory has ended in acrimony with India captain Virat Kohli declaring friendships have been lost while Steve Smith took aim at the Indian board for breaching an unwritten rule of the game.

    Digital disruption expected to make legal services cheaper


    As a ''virtual lawyer'' Leonie Chapman provides in-house legal services for half the price of a top-tier law...

    As a ''virtual lawyer'' Leonie Chapman provides in-house legal services for half the price of a top-tier law firm.

    Rush on enrolments at new Beaumaris Secondary College predicted to create house price bubble


    The announcement of a zone for a new public "super-school" in Melbourne's south-east is predicted to cause a property bubble as panicked parents rush to secure places for their...

    The announcement of a zone for a new public "super-school" in Melbourne's south-east is predicted to cause a property bubble as panicked parents rush to secure places for their children.

    Telstra joins global YouTube boycott as toll mounts on Google


    Telstra is the latest Australian company to join the boycott of YouTube over fears its brand was being associated with bigoted or extremist...

    Telstra is the latest Australian company to join the boycott of YouTube over fears its brand was being associated with bigoted or extremist content.

    Amazon lays out Australian commitment


    Retail giant plans to be fully operational in Australia in 2018, but has yet to commit to bricks and mortar grocery...

    Retail giant plans to be fully operational in Australia in 2018, but has yet to commit to bricks and mortar grocery stores.

    Man arrested after six-hour stand-off with police in Bendigo


    A man has been arrested after a six-hour siege in Bendigo which saw scores of police descend on a residential area, plunging local families into...

    A man has been arrested after a six-hour siege in Bendigo which saw scores of police descend on a residential area, plunging local families into chaos.

    The Gold Coast family selling five side-by-side blocks of land at the same time


    Mum and dad investors and would-be property moguls Judith and Mark Gillie have decided to let go of the majority of their portfolio, five homes positioned side-by-side in the Gold Coast...

    Mum and dad investors and would-be property moguls Judith and Mark Gillie have decided to let go of the majority of their portfolio, five homes positioned side-by-side in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

    Live: Socceroos v UAE in World Cup qualifier


    Join us for live coverage as the Socceroos host the UAE in a vital World Cup qualifier in...

    Join us for live coverage as the Socceroos host the UAE in a vital World Cup qualifier in Sydney.

    Daylight to reveal damage as Cyclone Debbie ravages Queensland towns


    Roofs have been wrenched from buildings, trees torn out of the ground and fences flattened but the full extent of Cyclone Debbie's carnage is unlikely to be known until...

    Roofs have been wrenched from buildings, trees torn out of the ground and fences flattened but the full extent of Cyclone Debbie's carnage is unlikely to be known until morning.

    Patience on the road of life


    Re: "All aboard as airport bus arrives". This is a catch-up to the...

    Re: "All aboard as airport bus arrives". This is a catch-up to the 1950s.

    Man linked to slain nurse was convicted in separate case years later


    Person of interest in the almost-forgotten but still unsolved murder of a 25-year-old nurse in Melbourne was convicted of a strikingly similar fatal stabbing more than a decade...

    Person of interest in the almost-forgotten but still unsolved murder of a 25-year-old nurse in Melbourne was convicted of a strikingly similar fatal stabbing more than a decade later.

    Bellfield: Is this the only Melbourne suburb without a shopping strip?


    The suburb is easier to find in person. You slip east along Bell Street from industrial Preston, cross the bridge over Darebin Creek, which forms one of the 'burb's borders, turn right, and you're...

    The suburb is easier to find in person. You slip east along Bell Street from industrial Preston, cross the bridge over Darebin Creek, which forms one of the 'burb's borders, turn right, and you're there.

    WBBL confident of winning player battle with AFLW


    The prospect of a showdown between the Women's Big Bash League and AFLW next summer is becoming more realistic, and Cricket Australia hopes its beefed-up pay offer to female players will help sway them to choose cricket over...

    The prospect of a showdown between the Women's Big Bash League and AFLW next summer is becoming more realistic, and Cricket Australia hopes its beefed-up pay offer to female players will help sway them to choose cricket over football

    Value buying: The most gorgeous Queenslanders outside of Brisbane


    If character and history is what you're after and you can't afford a multi million-dollar price tag, some of the most stunning - and affordable - Queenslanders are located outside of...

    If character and history is what you're after and you can't afford a multi million-dollar price tag, some of the most stunning - and affordable - Queenslanders are located outside of Brisbane.

    Home owners stuck with incomplete and 'faulty' homes after Watersun Homes collapse


    Home owners caught up in the Watersun Homes collapse say they have been left with homes so faulty or incomplete that other builders have refused to work on...

    Home owners caught up in the Watersun Homes collapse say they have been left with homes so faulty or incomplete that other builders have refused to work on them.

    Murder victim Sabah Al-Mdwali died from multiple stab wounds, court hears


    Sabah Al-Mdwali died from multiple stab wounds to her chest, stomach, neck, head, face and hands and a cluster of more than 20 cuts to her...

    Sabah Al-Mdwali died from multiple stab wounds to her chest, stomach, neck, head, face and hands and a cluster of more than 20 cuts to her back.

    Mantra Group share surge as hotel sector booms


    Mantra hotel group has seen its shares surge 12.6 per cent, amid a fresh round of takeover...

    Mantra hotel group has seen its shares surge 12.6 per cent, amid a fresh round of takeover speculation.

    Ben Cousins an uncomfortable reminder of AFL's failure


    Ben Cousins was in court, just another drug addict jailed for a year on just another day in courts across Australia. A drug addict like any other. Except he...

    Ben Cousins was in court, just another drug addict jailed for a year on just another day in courts across Australia. A drug addict like any other. Except he wasn't.

    Why are couples so mean to single people?


    To paraphrase my great mate Jane Austen, a single woman in possession of a few more good years must be in search of a...

    To paraphrase my great mate Jane Austen, a single woman in possession of a few more good years must be in search of a husband.

    Privacy win for veterans as government ends move to release personal information


    The government has scrapped measures to let the Veterans' Affairs Department release client information after veterans voiced fears the move would open them to harassment and silence...

    The government has scrapped measures to let the Veterans' Affairs Department release client information after veterans voiced fears the move would open them to harassment and silence criticism.

    Long wait for answers on ACT health data review


    The results of an "urgent" review into the integrity of ACT Health's data are not due to be handed down for another...

    The results of an "urgent" review into the integrity of ACT Health's data are not due to be handed down for another year.

    History will back AFL over Essendon saga, says Mike Fitzpatrick


    Outgoing AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick has launched a staunch defence of the league's handling of the Essendon supplements saga, saying history will back the action taken against the...

    Outgoing AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick has launched a staunch defence of the league's handling of the Essendon supplements saga, saying history will back the action taken against the Bombers.

    Industry groups call for 'modest' rise in minimum wage


    Retailers are asking for the minimum wage to be increased by less than the inflation rate a month after winning a reduction in Sunday penalty...

    Retailers are asking for the minimum wage to be increased by less than the inflation rate a month after winning a reduction in Sunday penalty rates.

    Scrap the tampon tax to win the women's vote, Treasurer told


    Scrapping the GST on tampons would show voters the Liberal party cares about women, according to the Liberal Women's Council...

    Scrapping the GST on tampons would show voters the Liberal party cares about women, according to the Liberal Women's Council Victoria.

    Stock-starved apartment builders boost value of tired office sites


    A Chinese apartment builder is paying just over $8.5 million for a tired low-rise office at one of Melbourne's most valuable intersections, following an off-market...

    A Chinese apartment builder is paying just over $8.5 million for a tired low-rise office at one of Melbourne's most valuable intersections, following an off-market negotiation.

    NSW and Victoria lag behind in $100 billion tourism market


    NSW and Victoria risk falling behind a soaring tourism market, new government figures show, after the east coast states experienced only a quarter of the growth in tourism numbers of the Northern Territory and half that of...

    NSW and Victoria risk falling behind a soaring tourism market, new government figures show, after the east coast states experienced only a quarter of the growth in tourism numbers of the Northern Territory and half that of WA.

    Solomon Lew could chart Myer's future


    Solomon Lew's raid on Myer's shares this week will determine the future of the grand old dame of Australian department store...

    Solomon Lew's raid on Myer's shares this week will determine the future of the grand old dame of Australian department store retailing.

    Quintis boss Frank Wilson resigns to partner with potential buyer


    Quintis founder Frank Wilson resigned from the sandalwood group in sensational circumstances to plot a potential takeover of the hedge fund...

    Quintis founder Frank Wilson resigned from the sandalwood group in sensational circumstances to plot a potential takeover of the hedge fund target.

    Wests Tigers to offer Ivan Cleary three-and-a-half year coaching deal


    The Wests Tigers are set to offer Ivan Cleary a three and a half year deal after club hierarchy met with the coach on Monday to discuss plans for him to lead the joint venture until the end of...

    The Wests Tigers are set to offer Ivan Cleary a three and a half year deal after club hierarchy met with the coach on Monday to discuss plans for him to lead the joint venture until the end of 2020.

    New tests for MPs' travel claims under Turnbull government changes


    Politicians will face stricter tests before they can charge taxpayers for travel expenses under a new tranche of Turnbull government changes in legislation to be introduced next...

    Politicians will face stricter tests before they can charge taxpayers for travel expenses under a new tranche of Turnbull government changes in legislation to be introduced next week.

    Telstra loses significant price ruling, has to pay ACCC's costs


    Telstra has lost a significant legal case against the competition watch dog, after trying to maintain prices on the copper network while parts of it became redundant and are lease to the national broadband...

    Telstra has lost a significant legal case against the competition watch dog, after trying to maintain prices on the copper network while parts of it became redundant and are lease to the national broadband network.

    Planning Minister steps into his own seat, to pacify Fitzroy North locals


    Under pressure to defend his inner-city seat from the Greens at next year's state election, Planning Minister Richard Wynne has stepped in to pacify Fitzroy North residents fighting a proposed apartment...

    Under pressure to defend his inner-city seat from the Greens at next year's state election, Planning Minister Richard Wynne has stepped in to pacify Fitzroy North residents fighting a proposed apartment tower.

    'Inappropriate': WA Police could be brought into disrepute over Facebook post


    High-profile lawyer John Hammond says WA police could be brought into disrepute after an "inappropriate" post on an official Facebook page denigrating a man...

    High-profile lawyer John Hammond says WA police could be brought into disrepute after an "inappropriate" post on an official Facebook page denigrating a man arrested.