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    As GWS Giants academy spreads, so does rival AFL clubs' anger


    The AFL is facing an angry backlash from its clubs following its proposed backflip over the controversial Greater Western Sydney Academy, which would allow the Giants to retain their rich recruiting zone along the Murray...

    The AFL is facing an angry backlash from its clubs following its proposed backflip over the controversial Greater Western Sydney Academy, which would allow the Giants to retain their rich recruiting zone along the Murray River.

    Mount Macedon body: Identity confirmed as Karen Ristevski


    The body of missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski has been found, nearly eight months after she...

    The body of missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski has been found, nearly eight months after she disappeared.

    Families name two victims of Essendon plane crash


    Family have named two of the victims killed in the Essendon plane crash as Greg De Haven and Russell...

    Family have named two of the victims killed in the Essendon plane crash as Greg De Haven and Russell Munsch.

    Prosecutors request eight years' jail for Sara Connor's boyfriend David Taylor over Bali cop death


    Prosecutors have requested that David Taylor, the boyfriend of Byron Bay woman Sara Connor, be sentenced to eight years' jail for the fatal group assault of a Balinese police officer on Kuta beach last...

    Prosecutors have requested that David Taylor, the boyfriend of Byron Bay woman Sara Connor, be sentenced to eight years' jail for the fatal group assault of a Balinese police officer on Kuta beach last year.

    Bulimba Barracks: Council adopts master plan


    Brisbane City Council has formally adopted a new master plan for the Bulimba Barracks site, which will allow the defence-owned property to be sold to...

    Brisbane City Council has formally adopted a new master plan for the Bulimba Barracks site, which will allow the defence-owned property to be sold to developers.

    Karen Ristevski: The mystery that gripped Melbourne


    Karen Ristevski has not been seen since June 29 when she left her Avondale Heights home after an argument with her husband, Borce Ristevski, 52, around...

    Karen Ristevski has not been seen since June 29 when she left her Avondale Heights home after an argument with her husband, Borce Ristevski, 52, around 10am.

    Perth 10-year-old rapist will not return to school


    "Love is the main thing that this kid needs because he's obviously not getting it at home, it's very...

    "Love is the main thing that this kid needs because he's obviously not getting it at home, it's very sad."

    'Routine departure' turns to tragedy; pilot already under investigation


    The small aircraft carrying four wealthy American passengers to King Island to play golf was on runway 17 at Essendon Airport. It was two minutes before...

    The small aircraft carrying four wealthy American passengers to King Island to play golf was on runway 17 at Essendon Airport. It was two minutes before 9am.

    Rampant airport development puts thousands in danger: planning expert, residents


    RMIT planning academic Michael Buxton has written widely about airports and their interaction with surrounding housing, offices, shopping centres and industrial...

    RMIT planning academic Michael Buxton has written widely about airports and their interaction with surrounding housing, offices, shopping centres and industrial businesses.

    I've been Trumped – and it is so very embarrassing


    "Alternative facts" make it hard to develop a rational attitude about government revenue, expenditure and the future of...

    "Alternative facts" make it hard to develop a rational attitude about government revenue, expenditure and the future of Australia.

    Perth 10-year-old rapist 'may not understand court process'


    Perth's Children's Court has to determine whether a10-year-old boy accused of raping an eight-year-old boy has the capacity to understand the court...

    Perth's Children's Court has to determine whether a10-year-old boy accused of raping an eight-year-old boy has the capacity to understand the court process.

    Open space stems crash risk at Canberra Airport, experts say


    Open, undeveloped fields surrounding Canberra Airport give pilots enough space to land if something goes wrong, helping to avoid a tragedy like Tuesday's crash in Essendon, the city's aero club has...

    Open, undeveloped fields surrounding Canberra Airport give pilots enough space to land if something goes wrong, helping to avoid a tragedy like Tuesday's crash in Essendon, the city's aero club has said.

    Melbourne Vixens eye another scalp


    As sweet as their upset two-goal victory over title favourites Collingwood was in the opening Super Netball round, the Melbourne Vixens are determined to avoid any potential let-down in the second against another much-touted newcomer, the Sunshine Coast...

    As sweet as their upset two-goal victory over title favourites Collingwood was in the opening Super Netball round, the Melbourne Vixens are determined to avoid any potential let-down in the second against another much-touted newcomer, the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

    'Actual' complete nonsense


    The spate of letters regarding ActewAGL and their billing problems hit a nerve in our...

    The spate of letters regarding ActewAGL and their billing problems hit a nerve in our household.

    Karen Ristevski body found: Full police statement


    Police can confirm the human remains found at Mount Macedon yesterday are that of missing Avondale Heights, woman Karen...

    Police can confirm the human remains found at Mount Macedon yesterday are that of missing Avondale Heights, woman Karen Ristevski.

    NSWRL to launch investigation into AVO application against Matt Parish


    The NSWRL will launch its own investigations into an AVO application against long-time staffer Matt Parish before determining whether he will play a role in this year's State of Origin...

    The NSWRL will launch its own investigations into an AVO application against long-time staffer Matt Parish before determining whether he will play a role in this year's State of Origin series.

    NRL impressed with Dave Taylor's progress at the Canberra Raiders


    The NRL could look favourably on Dave Taylor's return after being impressed by his progress with the Canberra Raiders during the...

    The NRL could look favourably on Dave Taylor's return after being impressed by his progress with the Canberra Raiders during the pre-season.

    Essendon crash pilot under investigation for midair near-miss near Mount Hotham


    The pilot of the plane that crashed at Essendon Airport killing himself and four passengers on Tuesday was the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that had been deferred on three separate...

    The pilot of the plane that crashed at Essendon Airport killing himself and four passengers on Tuesday was the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that had been deferred on three separate occasions.

    Qld abattoir worker in critical condition


    A 40-year-old man has died after an accident at an abattoir in Queensland's Wide Bay...

    A 40-year-old man has died after an accident at an abattoir in Queensland's Wide Bay region.

    AFIC's new 'committee' previously part of organisation mismanagement


    A major Islamic organisation thrown into turmoil by an internal coup has been stacked with new executives that include two sacked school leaders and a halal certifier suing anti-Islam campaigner Kirralie...

    A major Islamic organisation thrown into turmoil by an internal coup has been stacked with new executives that include two sacked school leaders and a halal certifier suing anti-Islam campaigner Kirralie Smith.

    Airports to pick up Essendon traffic as investigation grounds flights


    Melbourne Airport will help accommodate air traffic unable to land at Essendon Airport, which will remain closed while an investigation into Tuesday's fatal crash takes...

    Melbourne Airport will help accommodate air traffic unable to land at Essendon Airport, which will remain closed while an investigation into Tuesday's fatal crash takes place.

    Remarkable stories of generosity in wake of Carwoola blaze


    Bus driver Peter Duffy is swapping party animals for those from the farm in the wake of the devastating Carwoola...

    Bus driver Peter Duffy is swapping party animals for those from the farm in the wake of the devastating Carwoola blaze.

    Canberra archbishop says ACT 'needs to 'raise the bar' on reportable conduct scheme


    The most senior Catholic official in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has told a royal commission the ACT needed to "raise the bar" on its incoming reportable conduct...

    The most senior Catholic official in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has told a royal commission the ACT needed to "raise the bar" on its incoming reportable conduct scheme.

    HSC reforms pass the first test


    Perhaps the best change is the shift away from the social and historically context of physics, to be replaced by a focus on the rules and formulas that explain...

    Perhaps the best change is the shift away from the social and historically context of physics, to be replaced by a focus on the rules and formulas that explain processes.

    BHP hikes payout, slashes debt as earnings surge


    Resurgent commodity prices and buoyant production volumes have helped propel BHP Billiton's earnings sharply higher, with the company hiking the dividend as it also slashed...

    Resurgent commodity prices and buoyant production volumes have helped propel BHP Billiton's earnings sharply higher, with the company hiking the dividend as it also slashed debt.

    Adele concerts at Gabba create bus headache for Brisbane council


    Next month's Adele concerts at the Gabba are shaping up as logistical nightmares for the Brisbane City Council, which is scrambling to source enough drivers to get two capacity crowds to and from the stadium in about 400...

    Next month's Adele concerts at the Gabba are shaping up as logistical nightmares for the Brisbane City Council, which is scrambling to source enough drivers to get two capacity crowds to and from the stadium in about 400 buses.

    Why we can't wait for a safe drug injecting room


    The evidence in favour of a supervised drug injecting room is now too compelling to...

    The evidence in favour of a supervised drug injecting room is now too compelling to ignore.

    Builder who burnt down Dane Swan's pub 'facing deportation to Scotland', court told


    The builder who admitted burning down a South Melbourne pub part-owned by former Collingwood star Dane Swan is facing deportation to Scotland, a court has...

    The builder who admitted burning down a South Melbourne pub part-owned by former Collingwood star Dane Swan is facing deportation to Scotland, a court has heard.

    Most agree, keeping refugees on Manus and Nauru is cruel: pollster


    Australians overwhelmingly believe keeping asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru indefinitely is cruel, but are evenly split on whether they should be resettled in Australia, a survey has...

    Australians overwhelmingly believe keeping asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru indefinitely is cruel, but are evenly split on whether they should be resettled in Australia, a survey has found.

    Wallaby Dane Haylett-Petty re-signs with Western Force


    Wallabies outside back Dane Haylett-Petty has re-signed with Western Force, keeping him in Australian rugby for the 2019 World Cup...

    Wallabies outside back Dane Haylett-Petty has re-signed with Western Force, keeping him in Australian rugby for the 2019 World Cup campaign.

    Bizarre New York story: she was buried as a pauper, then a neighbour moved in


    Karen Mary Connors lived alone and died alone, in what had been her family's summer home, with only a few houses standing between her and the Atlantic...

    Karen Mary Connors lived alone and died alone, in what had been her family's summer home, with only a few houses standing between her and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Bernard Foley still under injury cloud for NSW Waratahs season opener


    Bernard Foley is in doubt for the Waratahs opening Super Rugby clash against the Western Force with coach Daryl Gibson set to give his star five-eighth until Thursday to overcome a...

    Bernard Foley is in doubt for the Waratahs opening Super Rugby clash against the Western Force with coach Daryl Gibson set to give his star five-eighth until Thursday to overcome a concussion.

    Samsung's reputation dives in US after Note7 fiasco


    Samsung's reputation among US consumers crumbled after the Galaxy Note 7's recall and eventual abolition unearthed flaws in the Korean company's product...

    Samsung's reputation among US consumers crumbled after the Galaxy Note 7's recall and eventual abolition unearthed flaws in the Korean company's product safeguards.

    Western Highway upgrade suspended over VicRoads planning blunder


    Work to duplicate the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell has been suspended indefinitely because VicRoads failed to renew an expired planning permit for the...

    Work to duplicate the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell has been suspended indefinitely because VicRoads failed to renew an expired planning permit for the project. 

    The Essendon plane crash that turned grief into a public event


    Essendon, July 10, 1978: Catastrophe and comfort, the warmth of the burning plane and the blazing house somehow made a haunting contrast that cold winter's...

    Essendon, July 10, 1978: Catastrophe and comfort, the warmth of the burning plane and the blazing house somehow made a haunting contrast that cold winter's evening.

    Brace yourself: nothing good comes from a focus on 'the cost of living'


    There's a long history of politicians professing to be terribly concerned about "the cost of living" and nothing good ever comes of it. It's always about saying things to keep or win your vote and rarely about doing anything real – let alone sensible...

    There's a long history of politicians professing to be terribly concerned about "the cost of living" and nothing good ever comes of it. It's always about saying things to keep or win your vote and rarely about doing anything real – let alone sensible – about prices.

    World of photos - February 19


    The best pictures from the international wire services as chosen by the Picture Editors at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Follow us on Twitter and check out our photography club...

    The best pictures from the international wire services as chosen by the Picture Editors at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Follow us on Twitter and check out our photography club Clique.

    Speaking about Paris robbery for reality TV was 'therapeutic' for Kim Kardashian


    It should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian West has kept the details of her Paris robbery for the 13th season of her family's reality television...

    It should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian West has kept the details of her Paris robbery for the 13th season of her family's reality television show.

    'This is war': Amber Harrison promised to 'destroy' Seven boss Tim Worner


    The former lover of Seven West Media chief Tim Worner said she wanted to "finish" and "destroy" him and promised to unleash a "reign of terror", emails tendered in court...

    The former lover of Seven West Media chief Tim Worner said she wanted to "finish" and "destroy" him and promised to unleash a "reign of terror", emails tendered in court reveal.

    Milo Yiannopoulos' book cancelled by Simon & Schuster


    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book after a video emerged of the him defending sex with...

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book after a video emerged of the him defending sex with children.

    'Not seen anything like it': Pleas for extension to examine huge Santos CSG plan


    Environmental groups want more time to consider the impacts of Santos' Narrabri CSG project that will include as many as 850 wells, producing more than 100 tonnes of waste salt alone per...

    Environmental groups want more time to consider the impacts of Santos' Narrabri CSG project that will include as many as 850 wells, producing more than 100 tonnes of waste salt alone per day.

    Booking site Dimmi has banned 38,000 Australian 'no-show' diners


    Restaurants affiliated with the online booking site Dimmi have blacklisted 38,000 diners for failing to show up at a reservation in the past...

    Restaurants affiliated with the online booking site Dimmi have blacklisted 38,000 diners for failing to show up at a reservation in the past year.

    Essendon plane crash: Pilot named as Max Quartermain, passengers 'US citizens'


    Regular pilot Max Quartermain was at the controls of the light plane carrying five people that smashed into the DFO shopping complex next to Essendon Airport and exploded into flames on Tuesday...

    Regular pilot Max Quartermain was at the controls of the light plane carrying five people that smashed into the DFO shopping complex next to Essendon Airport and exploded into flames on Tuesday morning.