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    Gai Waterhouse looking for wedding present for Adrian Bott in Bong Bong Cup


    Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott had a first when Pinot won the VRC Oaks earlier in the month and they will look for another when Multitude lines up in Friday's Bong Bong...

    Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott had a first when Pinot won the VRC Oaks earlier in the month and they will look for another when Multitude lines up in Friday's Bong Bong Cup.

    Argentinian submarine missing with 44 crew on board


    Military ships and aircraft have been dispatched to the coast of Argentina for a navy submarine missing for two...

    Military ships and aircraft have been dispatched to the coast of Argentina for a navy submarine missing for two days.

    Child Safety Minister 'horrified' to discover staffer with child porn record


    Shannon Fentiman says the man was employed by Queensland Parliament, which did not conduct criminal checks, a HR shortfall that has since been...

    Shannon Fentiman says the man was employed by Queensland Parliament, which did not conduct criminal checks, a HR shortfall that has since been rectified.

    Blockchain will change finance forever


    Financial services firms are actively exploring how they can use blockchain to save costs and remove the existential threat it...

    Financial services firms are actively exploring how they can use blockchain to save costs and remove the existential threat it poses.

    Cops shut down wild Friday night party in Perth's east


    The host was a 17-year-old girl, who had no responsible adult around and was charging an entrance fee to attend the party - which was swiftly declared an out of control...

    The host was a 17-year-old girl, who had no responsible adult around and was charging an entrance fee to attend the party - which was swiftly declared an out of control gathering.

    Rugby League World Cup 2017: Billy Slater helping Valentine Holmes to be No.1


    Valentine Holmes has a powerful ally in his bid to hold onto the Cronulla No.1 jersey in the face if multiple challengers – none other than Billy...

    Valentine Holmes has a powerful ally in his bid to hold onto the Cronulla No.1 jersey in the face if multiple challengers – none other than Billy Slater.

    NSW Open 2017: Jordan Spieth's housemate Kramer Hickok soars to share of lead after second round


    He can walk into Jordan Spieth's trophy room any time he pleases and sneak a peek at a Claret Jug, the spoils of a US Masters triumph or Australian golf's most cherished trophy in the Stonehaven Cup. Yet this week the former world No.1's housemate is...

    He can walk into Jordan Spieth's trophy room any time he pleases and sneak a peek at a Claret Jug, the spoils of a US Masters triumph or Australian golf's most cherished trophy in the Stonehaven Cup. Yet this week the former world No.1's housemate is lying low at Rooty Hill RSL.

    Ibrahim bodyguard Semi 'Tongan Sam' Ngata shot in the back


    The Ibrahim family's feared enforcer has been shot in the back in a shooting outside John Ibrahim's mother's home in Merrylands...

    The Ibrahim family's feared enforcer has been shot in the back in a shooting outside John Ibrahim's mother's home in Merrylands overnight.

    Share bike company Bluegogo's woes blamed on Tiananmen Square 'prank'


    The young entrepreneur behind collapsed company Bluegogo has blamed a controversial Tiananmen Square advertising campaign for its...

    The young entrepreneur behind collapsed company Bluegogo has blamed a controversial Tiananmen Square advertising campaign for its woes.

    FIFA critic Gary Lineker defends World Cup draw co-hosting gig


    Gary Lineker has moved to defend himself against charges of hypocrisy after being confirmed as co-host for the 2018 World Cup finals draw in Moscow next...

    Gary Lineker has moved to defend himself against charges of hypocrisy after being confirmed as co-host for the 2018 World Cup finals draw in Moscow next month.

    The Big Issue's project to help Perth women in need turns one


    The Big Issue aims to "help people help themselves" by creating work for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged...

    The Big Issue aims to "help people help themselves" by creating work for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people.

    Perth building technology wins 20 million dollar European contract


    "We are hoping this will be a case study that shows the rest of Europe that Pro9's façade is a compelling solution for improving the energy efficiency of old...

    "We are hoping this will be a case study that shows the rest of Europe that Pro9's façade is a compelling solution for improving the energy efficiency of old buildings."

    Toddler hit by car after running on to road near Dreamworld


    Police said the 2-year-old boy was getting out of a car when he escaped from the reach of his guardian and ran into the path of oncoming...

    Police said the 2-year-old boy was getting out of a car when he escaped from the reach of his guardian and ran into the path of oncoming traffic.

    Mercedes driver dies in fiery crash in city's east


    Police believe a car may have been speeding on the wrong side of the road moments before a fiery crash that left a Mercedes driver dead in Melbourne's east in the early hours of...

    Police believe a car may have been speeding on the wrong side of the road moments before a fiery crash that left a Mercedes driver dead in Melbourne's east in the early hours of Saturday.

    How do the Socceroos rank among the 32 World Cup finalists?


    Some of the biggest teams in the world have missed out on Russia 2018, but most of the superpowers are there. Australia have qualified for the fourth time in a row – but now they face the giants of the world...

    Some of the biggest teams in the world have missed out on Russia 2018, but most of the superpowers are there. Australia have qualified for the fourth time in a row – but now they face the giants of the world game.

    BHP-Vale deal distances companies from $71.5b in dam collapse lawsuits


    It came down to the wire, but BHP Billiton, Vale and their Samarco joint venture managed to close a deal with prosecutors that distances the companies from 175 billion reais ($71.5 billion) in...

    It came down to the wire, but BHP Billiton, Vale and their Samarco joint venture managed to close a deal with prosecutors that distances the companies from 175 billion reais ($71.5 billion) in lawsuits.

    Andy Murray drops Ivan Lendl as tennis coach


    British tennis champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl for a second...

    British tennis champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time.

    Zimbabwe's ruling party moves to expel Mugabe


    A majority of the leaders of the party, Zanu-PF, recommended Mugabe's expulsion from the very organisation had controlled since...

    A majority of the leaders of the party, Zanu-PF, recommended Mugabe's expulsion from the very organisation had controlled since independence.

    ATP Finals: Roger Federer awaits after David Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast


    At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last...

    At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last four.

    Capitalism has a problem. Is free money the answer?


    One need not be a card-carrying revolutionary to deduce that global capitalism has a problem. Enter the universal basic...

    One need not be a card-carrying revolutionary to deduce that global capitalism has a problem. Enter the universal basic income.

    Blake who? Wallabies name late replacement for Adam Coleman


    A late Adam Coleman scratching has paved the way for Brumbies second-rower Blake Enever to make a shock Wallabies debut on Saturday against England at...

    A late Adam Coleman scratching has paved the way for Brumbies second-rower Blake Enever to make a shock Wallabies debut on Saturday against England at Twickenham.

    Fake news? Google has a problem with evil unicorns


    In an ideal world, Google's search algorithm should force these fake, pernicious creatures so low in search results that they are buried deep in the web where few can find them. But there's a...

    In an ideal world, Google's search algorithm should force these fake, pernicious creatures so low in search results that they are buried deep in the web where few can find them. But there's a problem.

    Man who drove himself to Logan hotel with six gunshot wounds refusing to talk


    Police said the victim, 25, drove himself to the tavern with six gunshots wounds - two in the stomach, three to his left thigh and one to his right...

    Police said the victim, 25, drove himself to the tavern with six gunshots wounds - two in the stomach, three to his left thigh and one to his right thigh.

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appears in public for first time since coup


    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, to...

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, to applause.

    Schoolies urged to look after their mates


    Partying Year 12 graduates are being urged to stay safe and look after their mates as Schoolies officially gets under way on the Gold...

    Partying Year 12 graduates are being urged to stay safe and look after their mates as Schoolies officially gets under way on the Gold Coast.

    Anatomy of a million-dollar visa scam


    Daniel Gibbs was scrolling through job ads last week when he came across a position for a "recruitment consultant" that seemed too good to be...

    Daniel Gibbs was scrolling through job ads last week when he came across a position for a "recruitment consultant" that seemed too good to be true.

    First charges laid in Unaoil bribery scandal


    The charges against two former managers of Unaoil come 18 months after Fairfax Media exposed Unaoil's role as a facilitator running a global network of middlemen fronting for Western...

    The charges against two former managers of Unaoil come 18 months after Fairfax Media exposed Unaoil's role as a facilitator running a global network of middlemen fronting for Western companies.

    Market reveal may put Santos takeover out of reach for Harbour


    Takeover rumours have proved a boon for Santos' share price, but may have driven valuations too high for a formal market...

    Takeover rumours have proved a boon for Santos' share price, but may have driven valuations too high for a formal market offer.

    Footscray townhouses to be demolished despite approval sign of industry malaise


    Two townhouses in Footscray built so badly they will have to be demolished have raised serious questions about the competence of the state's building industry...

    Two townhouses in Footscray built so badly they will have to be demolished have raised serious questions about the competence of the state's building industry regulator.

    Same-sex marriage survey: The yes and no city


    Why Sydney – home of the gay and lesbian Mardi Gras – was so divided over same-sex...

    Why Sydney – home of the gay and lesbian Mardi Gras – was so divided over same-sex marriage

    Casualties in UK helicopter and plane crash


    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of...

    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of casualties".

    Man charged with ripping Christine Forster's jacket in refugee protest


    A man has been charged with ripping the jacket of Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster during a heated protest outside a Liberal Party fundraising event in inner-city...

    A man has been charged with ripping the jacket of Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster during a heated protest outside a Liberal Party fundraising event in inner-city Sydney.

    Eddie Jones confident Dwyer and Cheika won't influence referee


    England coach Eddie Jones has hit back at Michael Cheika and Bob Dwyer for what he says was an attempt to influence the referee in the upcoming Australia-England Test on...

    England coach Eddie Jones has hit back at Michael Cheika and Bob Dwyer for what he says was an attempt to influence the referee in the upcoming Australia-England Test on Saturday.

    Today's cartoons: The illustrated news


    The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning...

    The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.

    RugbyWA goes into voluntary administration


    RugbyWA has gone into voluntary administration four months after the Australian Rugby Union announced it would axe the Western Force from their national...

    RugbyWA has gone into voluntary administration four months after the Australian Rugby Union announced it would axe the Western Force from their national competition.

    GW-17/11/2017 -Quiz


    1. What is the most mined mineral in...

    1. What is the most mined mineral in Australia?

    Photos of the week


    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald...

    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.

    Ella Ebery retired at 97. At age 101, there's one thing giving her hell


    Ella Ebery, 101, and Dorothy Patton, 70, have been friends since they worked together on the weekly newspaper, North Central News at St Arnaud, in north-west...

    Ella Ebery, 101, and Dorothy Patton, 70, have been friends since they worked together on the weekly newspaper, North Central News at St Arnaud, in north-west Victoria.

    Experts lament the lack of vision in Queensland election campaign


    Queensland's 2017 state election campaign has focused on providing basic services. Is it too late for major parties to show a vision for the...

    Queensland's 2017 state election campaign has focused on providing basic services. Is it too late for major parties to show a vision for the state?

    Did you hear? Gossiping helps shape social behaviour


    Researchers found on average, the students who watched bad behaviour gossiped about it twice as much as good...

    Researchers found on average, the students who watched bad behaviour gossiped about it twice as much as good behaviour.

    Coalition aims to help ADF veterans move from military into civilian careers


    The Australian Veterans Employment Coalition aims to establish a close working relationship with the ADF and support programs to help veterans moving from military careers to the civilian...

    The Australian Veterans Employment Coalition aims to establish a close working relationship with the ADF and support programs to help veterans moving from military careers to the civilian workforce.

    Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas rise


    Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji's attorney general...

    Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji's attorney general said.

    Private Sydney: Is the sun setting for Kochie on the Sunrise couch?


    It's a question being asked around the corridors of Channel Seven, with the 62-year-old and his agent, Sean Anderson, deep in negotiations with Seven bosses for a new contract, said to be worth up to $1...

    It's a question being asked around the corridors of Channel Seven, with the 62-year-old and his agent, Sean Anderson, deep in negotiations with Seven bosses for a new contract, said to be worth up to $1 million.

    A-League: Roar rise up with win over depleted Melbourne City


    Brisbane Roar have finally broken through for their first win of the A-League season, defeating Melbourne City 3-1 courtesy of a brace from defender Avraam...

    Brisbane Roar have finally broken through for their first win of the A-League season, defeating Melbourne City 3-1 courtesy of a brace from defender Avraam Papadopoulos.

    Northern Territory government to close Don Dale detention centre in three months


    Darwin's notorious Don Dale Youth Detention Centre will shut down within three months as the Northern Territory government attempts to close a dark chapter inside its youth...

    Darwin's notorious Don Dale Youth Detention Centre will shut down within three months as the Northern Territory government attempts to close a dark chapter inside its youth prisons.

    Qantas to operate first biofuel flight to US under mustard power


    Qantas plans to operate the first ever flight between Australia and the United States powered by biofuel early next year under a new partnership it says will establish a home-grown aviation bio-fuel...

    Qantas plans to operate the first ever flight between Australia and the United States powered by biofuel early next year under a new partnership it says will establish a home-grown aviation bio-fuel industry.

    Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town, marking end of 'caliphate'


    Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed...

    Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

    Ashes discard Glenn Maxwell 'hadn't performed well enough', says Trevor Hohns


    Glenn Maxwell insists he has the right technique and temperament to forge a consistent Test career. By leaving him out of the Ashes squad for next week's series opener in Brisbane, the national selectors, certainly in the short term, still have their...

    Glenn Maxwell insists he has the right technique and temperament to forge a consistent Test career. By leaving him out of the Ashes squad for next week's series opener in Brisbane, the national selectors, certainly in the short term, still have their doubts.

    Wallaby Sean McMahon's pre-game routine has teammates scratching their heads


    If England are serious about gaining an advantage on Saturday against the Wallabies, it would be in their best interest to turn the water off in the away change rooms at Twickenham just before...

    If England are serious about gaining an advantage on Saturday against the Wallabies, it would be in their best interest to turn the water off in the away change rooms at Twickenham just before kick-off.