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    Melbourne Express, Tuesday, December 18, 2018


    Melbourne Express is your morning primer - a live blog with breaking news, headlines, transport updates and...

    Melbourne Express is your morning primer - a live blog with breaking news, headlines, transport updates and weather.

    VCE & ATAR Results 2018: The schools that excel in English, Maths and esoteric subjects


    This year a total of 14,686 students achieved standout study scores in more than 100 VCE subjects. These are the schools that excelled in English, Maths and other elective...

    This year a total of 14,686 students achieved standout study scores in more than 100 VCE subjects. These are the schools that excelled in English, Maths and other elective subjects.

    More than 60 dead in US airstrikes against Somali extremists


    The US airstrikes in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to an intelligence...

    The US airstrikes in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to an intelligence officer.

    Thomas Markle says he has been 'ghosted' by daughter Meghan


    In a not-so-rare interview, a "heartbroken" Thomas Markle has a message for his daughter, her husband and, well, the Queen...

    In a not-so-rare interview, a "heartbroken" Thomas Markle has a message for his daughter, her husband and, well, the Queen too.

    VCE 2018: Student honour roll


    Find out how many 40+ scores your school attained and in which...

    Find out how many 40+ scores your school attained and in which subjects.

    Federal Reserve rate decision could spark a market tantrum


    Given the backdrop of tumbling markets and skittish investors, this week’s Fed meeting is probably as important in terms of its influence on financial markets as any since May...

    Given the backdrop of tumbling markets and skittish investors, this week’s Fed meeting is probably as important in terms of its influence on financial markets as any since May 2013.

    Goryon-San review


    Goryon-San brings the neon-lit back-alley madness of Tokyo to the streets of Surry...

    Goryon-San brings the neon-lit back-alley madness of Tokyo to the streets of Surry Hills.

    NSW budget hit by $750 million GST write down on budget eve


    The state’s coffers have suffered a $750 million hit after the federal government downgraded the amount of GST it expects to collect over the next four...

    The state’s coffers have suffered a $750 million hit after the federal government downgraded the amount of GST it expects to collect over the next four years.

    Target and superquiz, Tuesday, December 18


    Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and...

    Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

    Picture Editor's Choice, December 18, 2018


    The finest photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture...

    The finest photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors.

    Staff left 'betrayed' as university reveals Ramsay Centre deal


    Staff react with anger to the University of Wollongong's deal with the Ramsay Centre, saying they were blindsided and left...

    Staff react with anger to the University of Wollongong's deal with the Ramsay Centre, saying they were blindsided and left disappointed.

    Pialligo wine with your dagwood dog? The Show gets fancy


    Next year, you can trade showbags and meat pies for a cool can of Bentspoke beer and a spot in the shade listening to live...

    Next year, you can trade showbags and meat pies for a cool can of Bentspoke beer and a spot in the shade listening to live music.

    'Beyond Australian shores': Telstra plans rapid China expansion


    Telstra head of enterprise Michael Ebeid is planning a significant expansion in China to help local businesses grow...

    Telstra head of enterprise Michael Ebeid is planning a significant expansion in China to help local businesses grow internationally.

    New boss of Canberra Hospital here to stay


    The temporary boss of Canberra Health Services Bernadette McDonald has been given the job permanently, saying she wants to bring the organisation...

    The temporary boss of Canberra Health Services Bernadette McDonald has been given the job permanently, saying she wants to bring the organisation together.

    Uptopia to dystopia, my book club has been ruined


    What, for years, was a monthly meeting fuelled by good friends, good wine and good gossip with a little book business thrown in, is no...

    What, for years, was a monthly meeting fuelled by good friends, good wine and good gossip with a little book business thrown in, is no longer.

    Little to show for Village Roadshow chief's foray to Hollywood


    “Big Bucks” Burke leaves behind a carcass of a company with a share price cratered from $7.50 three years ago to barely $2.53...

    “Big Bucks” Burke leaves behind a carcass of a company with a share price cratered from $7.50 three years ago to barely $2.53 today.

    Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 18


    Free daily horoscope for each star sign from renowned Astrologer Kelli Fox. Forecasts for the week ahead in life, love and...

    Free daily horoscope for each star sign from renowned Astrologer Kelli Fox. Forecasts for the week ahead in life, love and career.

    Split committee finds CTP bill lacking detail on external reviews


    According to the draft legislation, injured parties can only apply for an external review after their claim has been internally reviewed by the...

    According to the draft legislation, injured parties can only apply for an external review after their claim has been internally reviewed by the insurer.

    Wests Tigers facing salary cap punishment over Robbie Farah deal


    The Wests Tigers are bracing for a heavy reprimand over an alleged breach involving a lucrative ambassador role for favourite son Robbie...

    The Wests Tigers are bracing for a heavy reprimand over an alleged breach involving a lucrative ambassador role for favourite son Robbie Farah.

    Is Canberra becoming Los Angeles?


    The natural amenity that so many Angelenos of old celebrated has been covered over with new development. Canberra risks making the same...

    The natural amenity that so many Angelenos of old celebrated has been covered over with new development. Canberra risks making the same mistake.

    Team to audit ACT building certifiers still not ready, two years on


    An independent panel set up to audit the work of Canberra's private building certifiers every year is still not operating, two years after ACT Labor and the Greens promised it after the 2016...

    An independent panel set up to audit the work of Canberra's private building certifiers every year is still not operating, two years after ACT Labor and the Greens promised it after the 2016 election.

    Ruinous project in East Timor could open door to China


    Xanana Gusmao's plans for exploiting the Greater Sunrise petroleum field carry significant risks for this nation and...

    Xanana Gusmao's plans for exploiting the Greater Sunrise petroleum field carry significant risks for this nation and Australia.

    Leonardo's Pizza Palace review


    Discover the Carlton pizza party you never knew you...

    Discover the Carlton pizza party you never knew you needed.

    It isn't in surplus until it's in surplus


    It is still far too early to declare victory and embark on a massive pre-election vote-buying spending...

    It is still far too early to declare victory and embark on a massive pre-election vote-buying spending binge.

    Kitchen Garden: Nourish your soul with dessert


    Satisfy your hunger with savoury foods but nourish your soul with dessert - a culinary concept from Persian, Arab and Ottoman...

    Satisfy your hunger with savoury foods but nourish your soul with dessert - a culinary concept from Persian, Arab and Ottoman empires.

    While politicians refuse to act, Australians become more overweight


    In the final instalment of The Future Fix, Dana McCauley examines Australia’s snowballing obesity crisis. Despite health experts offering solutions, politicians have failed to act, leaving us in the grip of a silent...

    In the final instalment of The Future Fix, Dana McCauley examines Australia’s snowballing obesity crisis. Despite health experts offering solutions, politicians have failed to act, leaving us in the grip of a silent epidemic.

    Melbourne responds to call for defence with big win over Perth


    Melbourne United's leaders demanded their lock down on defence and their team responded in resounding fashion to beat NBL leaders Perth Wildcats at Melbourne Arena on Monday...

    Melbourne United's leaders demanded their lock down on defence and their team responded in resounding fashion to beat NBL leaders Perth Wildcats at Melbourne Arena on Monday night.

    Lark Hill offers casual food designed to share


    The past vintages are reason enough to make the drive – the owners hold back a limited number of cases that are only sold at the...

    The past vintages are reason enough to make the drive – the owners hold back a limited number of cases that are only sold at the restaurant.

    Best of cartoons December 18, 2018


    Our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the...

    Our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day.

    Election signs to be displayed for six weeks, not three months, before polling day


    A major south-east Queensland council has proposed changes to where and when election signs can be displayed, which follows a long-running stoush with the...

    A major south-east Queensland council has proposed changes to where and when election signs can be displayed, which follows a long-running stoush with the LNP.