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AFL clears transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey to play in state women's leagues
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:41

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey will be allowed to play in state and territory women's leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversit...

Australian who died in Thai bar fight was 'choking waitress' before brawl
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:41

Police say an Australian man who died after a bar fight in Thailand was holding a waitress up by her neck until her face turned blue, shortly before h...

Nats contemplate life after Joyce amid mounting pressure for his resignation
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:39

A sizeable portion of the National Party wants Barnaby Joyce to resign as leader, and are turning their attention to who should replace him. ...

Analysis: Barnaby's loss of moral authority has Nationals' dogs barking
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:49

The scandal surrounding Barnaby Joyce's personal life has shattered his mystique. Now seen by his Nationals colleagues as a philanderer who cheated on...

High Court rules former NXT senator cannot replace herself
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:38

Former Nick Xenophon Team candidate Tim Storer is set to become South Australia's newest senator, after former senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore unsuccessf...

Live: Barnaby Joyce says sorry amid pressure to step down
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:48

The Deputy Prime Minister is facing renewed pressure to reconsider his position within the Cabinet, as questions continue over his relationship with a...

Alleged Melbourne sex offender 'who faked mental illness' re-arrested in Israel
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:41

Former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer, who is wanted in Victoria on 74 charges of child sexual abuse, is arrested by Israeli police who claim...

Bali bombing survivor 'dumbfounded' alleged mastermind Hambali yet to face trial
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:45

An Australian survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings says he surprised that the mastermind behind the blasts, Hambali, still hasn't faced trial, and has a...

British Defence Secretary warns Australia to remain vigilant to China's 'malign intent'
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:36

One of Australia's key intelligence and security allies has warned of the need for vigilance to "any form of malign intent" from China, as it rapidly ...

Canberra woman charged with 24 counts of deception over alleged romance scam
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:39

A childcare worker is accused of taking more than $ 61,000 from a man after allegedly stealing an identity off Instagram and pleading for money to pa...

Steve Smith wins AB Medal, Ellyse Perry takes Belinda Clark award
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:44

There were few surprises on Australian cricket's night of nights, with Test skipper Steve Smith winning his second Allan Border Medal, and Ellyse Perr...

Federal politicians could derail part of Canberra's tram plan
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:46

The biggest obstacle to the next stage of Canberra's light rail network might not be the local Liberal Opposition or even voters — it could be the F...

Why having a healthy weight shouldn't make eating junk food okay
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:48

Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's okay to eat...

National Press Club: Kevin Rudd
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:42

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd addresses the National Press Club, 10 years after delivering the national apology to Indigenous Australians. ...

Malcolm Turnbull 'didn't know' Barnaby Joyce was having an affair
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:38

Barnaby Joyce's affair could prompt the Federal Government to consider tightening the ministerial standards to clarify the rules surrounding relations...

Williams won't speculate on Barnaby Joyce's political future
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:41

Speaking to News Breakfast, Nationals senator John Williams says he's not going to speculate on his friend Barnaby Joyce's future in Parliament, even ...

'Like in a prison cell': Domestic workers say they've been exploited in diplomatic embassies
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:41

At least 20 domestic workers have escaped exploitation in diplomatic residences, saying they have been made to work up to 18-hour days for a fraction ...

Only three of seven Closing the Gap targets on track a decade on
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 04:40

Fewer Indigenous children are dying before they reach primary school age and more are enrolled in early education, the annual Closing the Gap report c...

Labor to keep focus on Joyce, calling for 'full transparency'
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:38

Federal Labor says it will continue to question whether Barnaby Joyce's girlfriend was given favourable treatment by being moved to a different office...

Cox and Anthony make moguls final, miss medals
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:41

Australia has two women in the final six of the women's moguls for the first time ever, but Jakara Anthony finishes fourth and Britt Cox takes fifth p...

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