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So harsh on China, yet so soft on the US

Readers discuss The Age’s article - by military leader and strategist Mick Ryan - about China.

Josh Frydenberg felt betrayed by Scott Morrison secretly appointing himself to the Treasury portfolio.

‘Extreme overreach’: Frydenberg felt betrayed by Morrison’s secret appointment

Scott Morrison began in politics with few friends and ended with even fewer. In an extract from Niki Savva’s new book, Bulldozed, those who were once closet to the former prime minister speak about feeling used and deceived.

  • by Niki Savva
Melbourne star Tayla Harris says she’s right to play in this weekend’s grand final.

‘Out there to shut her down’: Lions wary of the Tayla Harris threat

Tayla Harris shapes as the key for Melbourne in their dream of securing an inaugural AFLW premiership, but the star ruck-forward doesn’t feel burdened by her lack of premiership success.

  • by Marnie Vinall
No fines for bankers

Million-dollar fines dumped after bankers raised ‘legitimate concerns’

Laws introducing fines for dodgy finance executives have been shelved after several bank bosses expressed their surprise and disappointment.

  • by Rachel Clun

Ratten reunites with Clarkson at North as assistant coach

Alastair Clarkson has jumped at the chance to have Brett Ratten back on his coaching panel at North Melbourne.

  • by Peter Ryan
Former Cricket Australia communications manager Tim Whittaker.

Former Cricket Australia staffer charged with sexually touching two men

CA’s former head of communications Tim Whittaker appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court charged with sexually touching two men without their consent in 2016 and 2019.

  • by Andrew Wu
Box Hill has a huge population of Australians of Chinese heritage.

Why the Liberals are desperate to win back Chinese-Australians

At the federal election in May, Chinese-Australian voters turned against the Coalition. The state opposition has been pulling out all the stops to get them back.

  • by Emma Ding and Annika Smethurst
Canadian central banker Carolyn Wilkins, ANU economics professor Renee Fry-McKibbin and former senior Treasury official Gordon de Brouwer.

Mood for change: Reserve Bank review panel speaks publicly for first time

The panel overseeing the RBA’s first independent review in 40 years may hand the government two sets of recommendations to overhaul the central bank.

  • by Shane Wright
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, an ardent North Melbourne supporter, would love to see Alastair Clarkson coaching the club.

Ponting looms as peace broker around Perth Test

Ricky Ponting’s first Test in Perth since Justin Langer’s exit as Australia’s coach looms as a vital part of the healing process amid tensions between past and present players.

  • by Daniel Brettig
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim arrives at a hotel for talks on forming a governing coalition.

Malaysian king names Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister, ending deadlock

The twice-jailed candidate has been waiting in the wings for years and will now get a chance to lead.

Gold Trip soaks up the adulation on a soggy Cup day.

‘Nup to the Cup’ campaign ‘misguided’, says RV chief

Racing Victoria believes it is winning the war against the ‘Nup to the Cup’ movement, and that back-to-back Melbourne Cups without a fatality will help strengthen racing’s social licence.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
David Klemmer is keen for a fresh start at Wests Tigers.

Had me at hello: Klemmer links back up with Sheens at Tigers

Eight years after Tim Sheens handed him his Test debut, David Klemmer has reunited with the veteran coach at Wests Tigers.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Emirates A380s are back in the air, and many flights ex-Australia into Europe are already full.

‘Tsunami’ of bookings: Emirates sees global travel surge once China reopens

The world’s largest long-haul airline is predicting a boom in global travel on a scale beyond anything seen for many years once China fully reopens to overseas flights.

  • by Monica Raymunt
Wall Street has edged lower heading into Thanksgiving.

The wrap: ASX closes in the green despite afternoon drop-off

The ASX set a new 100-day high on Thursday as gold and copper shares surged and coal plummeted.

  • by Billie Eder
Andrew O’Keefe leaves Waverley Police Station after making bail on Thursday.

Andrew O’Keefe granted bail after allegedly testing positive to ice and cocaine

The 51-year-old was tested by police at his Vaucluse home about 1am on Thursday as part of a raft of strict Supreme Court bail conditions.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Australian activist Drew Pavlou was removed from Parliament House on Wednesday.

Police won’t say why they asked this anti-Beijing activist to leave Parliament House

Activist Drew Pavlou, an outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party, was told to leave a public area of Parliament House by police.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy.

As it happened: VEC figures reveal one in three votes already cast as campaign enters final days

More than 1.56 million Victorians have already voted, Labor is targeting women in the final days of the campaign and Matthew Guy is in northeast Victoria today where a sitting Liberal is under threat from an independent challenger.

  • by Broede Carmody
BLM protest organiser Meriki Onus outside Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Magistrate blocks police attempt to rewrite ‘barely plain English’ charge against BLM activists

Poorly worded charges could see the prosecution against two women who organised a Black Lives Matter rally during lockdown thrown out after a magistrate refused a police request to amend charges against the protesters.

  • by Erin Pearson
Flooding of the Murray River near Echuca last month. The Murray is expected to peak at Wakool Junction, north of Swan Hill, by about midday on Tuesday.

Parts of Mildura told to evacuate as swollen Murray River rises

Rising floodwater has triggered an emergency alert for parts of the border town, with people being told to evacuate immediately and warned some homes will be inundated.

  • by Paul Pennay
Georgina Serbec with her granddaughters.

‘Erratic’ and illiterate: L-plater who killed grandmother had IQ of young child

An inquest into the death of a Melbourne grandmother who was hit by a car found no issues with Victoria’s licensing system despite questions about how the illiterate driver was issued a learner’s licence.

  • by Caroline Schelle
Stuart Robert and Bill Shorten in parliament on Thursday.

Bill Shorten orders review into deals linked to Stuart Robert

Shorten warned against “corruption” after telling parliament he had asked for contracts awarded to companies linked to consulting firm Synergy 360 to be checked.

  • by David Crowe and Nick McKenzie
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek signs an agreement to co-deign new laws. Pictured with Patrick Dodson, Dr Heron Loban and Linda Burney (sitting) and Anthony Watson, Paul House and Jamie Lowe (standing).

New heritage laws to stop another Juukan Gorge tragedy

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has promised major reform to federal laws to boost protections for Aboriginal cultural heritage.

  • by Mike Foley
Melbourne United player Isaac Humphries.

Eight million views and rising: Humphries’ coming out has ‘opened the door for so many’

The video of Isaac Humphries telling his teammates has passed eight million views since it was published last week and his club has been overwhelmed by the positive response.

  • by Roy Ward
David Davis earlier this month.

Libs to partially privatise the sewerage system and drain the Future Fund

Both Labor and the Coalition would raid Victoria’s rainy-day fund to scrape together a budget surplus in the next term of government.

  • by Rachel Eddie and Josh Gordon
Andrew Forrest

Behind Fortescue’s executive revolving door

In the cult of Andrew Forrest not all disciples who sign on can operate under this messianic leader or within its governance structure.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Shadow Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert during a division in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 24 November 2022. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

How do you enter the corridors of power? Maybe go via the backbench

MP Stuart Robert denies helping his connections secure government contracts, but leaked emails raise concerns about access to power.

  • by David Crowe
Menulog has made redundancies at its Australian head office staff as part of a round of global cost-cutting.
Gig economy

‘Difficult decision’: Menulog cuts jobs in Australia

The move follows rival service Deliveroo winding up its local operations and rapid grocery delivery start-up Voly collapsing earlier this month.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Jessica Yun
Party volunteers hand out how-to-vote cards at the early voting centre in Camberwell.

Labor and teals target Liberals in marginal seats in campaign’s final days

Teal independents running in three marginal seats have released polling commissioned by Climate 200 pointing to major concern among voters in the electorates about the logging of native forests.

  • by Clay Lucas

Clock is ticking to get Victoria ready for Commonwealth Games

Initiatives such as double-laned roads in the Yarra Valley to help traffic flow will boost tourism and make Victoria a viable and popular destination.

  • by Paul Strickland
Christopher Jarvis went missing in 2006.

Former policeman faces court charged with murdering missing father Christopher Jarvis

A former police officer charged with murdering a missing Warrnambool father will require specialist medical care in custody due to an array of health issues.

  • by Erin Pearson
Grattan recommends six books for Anthony Albanese.

Albo’s holiday reading list: Six books to keep the PM busy at the beach

Each year the Grattan Institute recommends a short selection of must-reads for the nation’s top office holder.

  • by Jason Steger
A customer looks at  Bonsai plants at the Glen Waverley nursery ‘Bonsaiarium’.

Copse and robbers: Tiny trees taken in $30k bonsai burglaries

A bonsai nursery in Glen Waverley has lost dozens of small but valuable trees in a spate of well-planned burglaries.

  • by David Estcourt
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 Summit in Bali.

‘The day is near’: Turkey’s Erdogan vows to invade Syria

Turkey has already launched a barrage of airstrikes on suspected militant targets in northern Syria and Iraq in recent days.

  • by Abby Sewell and Hogir Al Abdo
Novak Djokovic disagreed with the All England Club’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players.

‘We celebrate success’: Australian Open boss hopes fans will treat Djokovic fairly

Novak Djokovic is returning to Australia but how crowds respond to him is the great unknown as he tries to win a record-extending 10th Melbourne Park title.

  • by Marc McGowan
Harvey Norman executive chairman Gerry Harvey.

‘Sales are very strong’: Harvey Norman optimistic on consumer spending

Trading updates from major retailers including Harvey Norman suggest spending on home goods is still robust.

  • by Emma Koehn
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will keep fighting for a vote on independence.

After legal setback, Scotland to seek ‘de facto referendum’ on independence from UK

Scotland needs go-ahead from Westminster to hold another vote on independence, ending hopes of a referendum next October.

  • by Rob Harris
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 23 November 2022. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

As it happened: Labor push ahead with NACC legislation despite whistleblower concerns; Senior Coalition MP gave secret advice to lobbyists

The Albanese government is moving ahead with its landmark bill to establish a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Millie Muroi
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

‘Bad faith’: Brazilian court rejects Bolsonaro election challenge

It also fined the parties in president’s governing coalition $6.3 million for what the court described as bad faith litigation.

  • by Ricardo Brito
Qantas’s biggest employee group has voted to take industrial action if their pay offer is not improved.

Flight attendants vote to strike one day after Qantas’ $150m profit upgrade

One day after upgrading its profit guidance, Qantas is facing industrial action from its biggest employee group if the airline does not improve its pay offer.

  • by Amelia McGuire
Australia: the land of extremes.

From drought to flood in three years, the NSW landscape is almost unrecognisable

The flooded landscape across the Central West paints a very different picture to that of three years ago when Australia was suffering a record-breaking drought.

  • by Laura Chung and Ben Grubb
A billboard with a message reminding people to be ready to fight is seen on the Taiwanese island of Mazu that is close to Fujian, China.

The two feisty islands standing in the way of Beijing

From the edge of one of them, a Chinese armada would first emerge over the horizon if China were to launch an amphibious assault on Taiwan.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Evelyn Yang
Japan celebrate a famous win.

World Cup LIVE: Belgium equal record, Japan stun Germany as Socceroos regroup for Tunisia

It’s been a mixed night for the European heavyweights with Spain recording a 7-0 win and Germany falling to Japan. Another tournament fancy, Belgium, beat Canada 1-0.

  • by James Polson
Slip, slop, slap in 2005

Why sunscreen should be free

The cost of sunscreen is exorbitant given it is an essential item for Australians. Why not provide it free for citizens of the nation that carries world’s highest skin cancer burden?

  • by Narayan Khanal
Residents of the heritage-listed Castlefield estate in Hampton are unhappy with Haileybury’s proposal to demolish houses in the area and build a three-storey hall.

Haileybury moves to demolish houses in Hampton heritage zone

Victoria’s largest private school has applied to demolish a string of houses in a heritage zone so it can build a three-storey hall, setting up a conflict with Hampton residents.

  • by Adam Carey
Phil Cleary’s first day at Parliament in 1992

From the Archives, 1992: Phil Cleary is ruled ineligible for Parliament

In November 1992, the High Court of Australia ruled that Phil Cleary was ineligible to continue sitting in Parliament as an Independent. The ruling said as Cleary was on unpaid leave from the Victorian Education Department at the time he was elected, the constitution forbids people employed by the Crown from standing for election.

  • by Michelle Grattan, Margo Kingston and Nicholas Johnston
Fed chair Jerome Powell: The blistering series of hikes by the US central bank has led to a dollar surge that’s created great strain in financial markets.

What is next for interest rates? It just got more complicated

The US Fed has just sent a mixed message about the outlook for interest rates and it will have implications for the RBA and central banks around the world.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
There were 14 minutes of added time in the first half of the England-Iran game.

Why there’s been two extra games worth of action at the World Cup

If you’ve sensed something has been amiss with the clock at this World Cup, you’re not hallucinating. FIFA has finally made sure there is more on-field play.

  • by Vince Rugari
Wallabies wrecking ball Taniela Tupou may not feature at the 2019 World Cup.

40 men down: ‘Alarming’ Wallabies injury toll to be reviewed

The Wallabies will finish their season against Wales with coach Dave Rennie needing to draw upon almost his entire spring tour squad to field a team.

  • by Iain Payten and Tom Decent
YouTube personality Jordan Shanks-Markovina, better known as Friendlyjordies, says he has a “long list of suspects” in the alleged arson attack on his Bondi home

Friendyjordies taking ‘indefinite hiatus’ after arson attack

In a video, the controversial Sydney-based YouTube comedian said he would be taking a break, and also thanked former prime minister Kevin Rudd for his support.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Anderson Aldrich, the suspect in the deadly Colorado LGBTQ nightclub massacre, appeared slouched and partially unresponsive during a November 23 court hearing.

‘Is he gay?’ Porn actor father of Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooter reveals first thoughts

The 22-year-old has been in hospital since being beaten into submission by patrons at the club, after the shooting claimed five lives and injured 17 others.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Authorities arrive at the Pastoral Hotel in Echuca.

‘A significant breach’: Pub owner fined for operating during lockdown

A publican who continued to operate his Echuca hotel during Victoria’s lockdown restrictions following warnings from police has been fined $5000 after failing to convince a court the prosecution was unlawful.

  • by Erin Pearson
Jon McSweeney.

Survived the horrors of the blitz in Portsmouth, Plymouth

John McSweeney’s love of horse racing extended to ownership with several winners, trained by Peter Moody and the Hayes family.

  • by Kelvin McSweeney
More than 80 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Australia have occurred during the omicron outbreaks.

The next COVID wave is here. Here’s what you’re in for

Our political leaders appear keen to move on from the pandemic. But the virus remains with us: it has killed 798 Australians since the start of October.

  • by Liam Mannix
Not even its core business, Amazon has made $US31 billion in advertising revenue last year.

Amazon plans to invest $1.5 billion a year in movies for cinemas

It’s the largest commitment to movie theatres by an internet company: Amazon is looking to make between 12 and 15 movies annually that will be released in cinemas, sources say.

  • by Lucas Shaw
Caroline Ellison, 28, joined Alameda Research after a few years with another firm.

She was a little-known crypto trader. Then FTX collapsed

Caroline Ellison, the 28-year-old head of trading firm Alameda Research, has found herself at the centre of Sam Bankman-Fried’s collapsed crypto empire FTX.

  • by David Yaffe-Bellany, Lora Kelley and Cade Metz
AGL’s Torrens Island power station in South Australia.

AGL to close SA gas power plant in 2026 as renewables accelerate

AGL will close South Australia’s Torrens Island B gas-fired power plant in 2026 as fossil fuels face pressure from wind and solar undercutting their viability.

  • by Nick Toscano
Benajmin Goode died while travelling in South America.

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death of Australian man travelling in Chile

A seasoned traveller, Benjamin Goode left Perth in June to embark on his latest adventure. Earlier this month, his body was discovered in Chile.

  • by Heather McNeill
Departing Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, left, and Harry Styles at the 2019 Met Gala.

Alessandro Michele steps down as Gucci creative director

The support of Harry Styles and evocative runway shows that won young fans were not enough to keep Alessandro Michele in the top job at Gucci.

  • by Colleen Barry
ING has been hit with an enforceable undertaking by Austrac.

ING slapped with anti-money laundering undertaking after investigation

ING has vowed to fix its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing systems after an investigation by Australia’s financial crimes regulator Austrac.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Reunited: World champion Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are back on the same side at Red Bull.

‘Welcoming him home’: Ricciardo returns to Red Bull as reserve F1 driver

As third driver, Daniel Ricciardo will help Red Bull with testing and simulator work, as well as commercial activity.

Choreographer and director Cameron Mitchell makes this a show as much about dance as music.

Fizz, fun and flappers: What’s not to like about Nice Work?

This celebration of America’s Jazz Era fills the Hayes Theatre’s tiny stage to bursting.

  • by John Shand, Peter McCallum and Joyce Morgan

‘An example of how not to do it’: Devil’s bargain behind record low cricket crowds

A meaningless series between Australia and England, including a record-low MCG crowd, offered a chilling preview of cricket’s landscape over the next four years.

  • by Daniel Brettig
Sports minister Anika Wells has thrown her support behind the Socceroos.

Awakening a ‘sleeping giant’: Federal government holds key to Socceroos’ future

Just getting the Socceroos to the World Cup without winning isn’t making anyone happy. The game wants more - and sports minister Anika Wells is listening.

  • by Vince Rugari
Virginia police respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at a Walmart on Tuesday night.

‘He just opened fire’: Multiple deaths after Walmart manager goes on shooting spree

It’s the second mass shooting in the US in three days after a gunman killed five and injured 17 at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub.

  • by Nathan Layne and Jay Paul
Racing returns to Wyong on Thursday.

Race-by-race preview and tips for Thursday meeting at Wyong

Everything you need to make your selections for the NSW feature meeting.

  • by Nick Berney
Jubilation for Japan.

Mixed night for European heavyweights as Germany stunned and Belgium, Spain win

Germany have suffered a shock defeat to Japan, becoming the second powerhouse after Argentina to get off to a poor start, while there were no such issues for the 2010 champions.

  • by Toby Davis
Former President Bill Clinton smiles as he signs autographs during an event to promote his new novel with author James Patterson, The President is Missing.

The crypto industry’s house of cards is tumbling down fast

One of the biggest questions of the FTX debacle is why were so many of the biggest names in business, politics and the media so willing to go along with the whole charade?

  • by Matthew Lynn
Cyrus Mistry and Shapoor Mistry in 2016. Cyrus was helming the family’s investment company when he died in a September car crash at the age of 54..

Tragedy-hit family has $44 billion fortune locked in a bitter feud

Through five generations and 157 years, the Mistrys have grown an empire responsible for building palaces, factories and stadiums across Asia.

  • by Alexander Sazonov, Bhuma Shrivastava and P R Sanjai
Matthew Guy and Daniel Andrews at church, mosque, synagogue and temple.

Faith no more: Fewer Christians, but religion still haunts politics

Politics and religion have long been awkward partners in a secular state. The coming Victorian election is proving that falling numbers of Christians doesn’t mean political leaders are getting a break.

  • by Tony Wright
Richmond candidates Gabrielle de Vietri, Lauren O’Dwyer and Lucas Moon.

‘Uninspired’: Focus group polling shows young voters are switched off

Focus-group polling in the battleground seat of Richmond shows many young voters are “uninspired” about Saturday’s election, and not engaged in any real sense with the major parties’ policies.

  • by Bianca Hall
Workers in China clash with security personnel.

COVID zero: Violent protests break out at Apple’s main iPhone plant in China

Many among the vast workforce of more than 200,000 at “iPhone City” have been plunged into COVID isolation, forced to subsist on spartan meals and scrounge for medication.

A registered nurse administers a vaccination in Ohio in 2019. Many of these shots didn’t happen during the pandemic.

Measles now an imminent global threat due to COVID pandemic, say WHO and CDC

Most measles-related deaths are caused by complications including swelling of the brain and dehydration.

  • by Jennifer Rigby
Langi Gleeson had an unfortunate run-in with two magpies at his first Wallabies training session.

Gleeson earns maiden Wallabies start after magpies ruin first training session

Rob Valetini’s injury has paved the way for Langi Gleeson to start this week against Wales, a few months after an amusing incident at his first Wallabies session.

  • by Tom Decent
German players cover their mouths to protest against being gagged by FIFA.

No love for FIFA as armband wars spread

As hostility towards FIFA and its armband stance grows with an on-field protest by Germany, Socceroo Jackson Irvine fears the message is being lost.

  • by Greg Baum
Ukrainians board the Kherson-Kyiv train at the Kherson railway station, southern Ukraine, fearing that a lack of heat, power and water due to Russian shelling will make conditions too unlivable this winter.

Most Ukrainians left in the dark as Russia continues missile attack on power grid

Russia has been pounding the power grid and other facilities with missiles and exploding drones for weeks and the energy system is being damaged faster than it can be repaired.

  • by John Leicester and Sam Mednick
Paul McKinnon’s high school yearbook photo and, right, Paul holding Alex as a baby.

The heart-wrenching true story behind hit podcast Sorry About the Kid

When Alex McKinnon’s brother was struck by a police car and killed at 14, he lost all memories of him. Now he’s trying to get them back.

  • by Barry Divola
It’s estimated that tens of thousands of Victorians could be living with a severe form of long COVID.

Cloud over Victoria’s long COVID clinics as federal funding dries up

Long COVID patients will face worsening waits for support as one of Victoria’s limited number of hospital clinics prepares to close its doors after losing Commonwealth funding.

  • by Aisha Dow
A broken Paul Simon cassette or unlimited streaming? Surprisingly, it’s a tough choice.

75 million songs to pick from? I crave the age of deprivation

A broken eject button and a stuck Paul Simon tape doesn’t sound like cause for nostalgia - but I think of it often and fondly.

  • by Tabitha Carvan
“It was so insanely entertaining and unpredictable - things that I love in the movies”: director Mark Mylod.

The Succession and GoT director who’s taken a cleaver to celebrity chefs

Cashed-up patrons pay around $2000 each to dine at an ornate and exclusive restaurant that can only be reached by boat in Mark Mylod’s film The Menu.

  • by Garry Maddox
Over the top, mysterious, explosively ’80s - welcome to Original Sin by Pandora’s Box.

Sin, sex and Celine Dion: This is the best album you’ve never heard of

Here is a wild work from an enigmatic genius that is ridiculous, over the top and dripping in lyrical and musical excess.

  • by Michael Koziol
Money editor Dominic Powell and senior economics writer Jessica Irvine   are hosting the new  podcast It All Adds Up.

Should you have a bit on the side?

In this week’s episode of It All Adds Up, we delve into “side hustles”, and if they’re the right choice for you.

  • by Jessica Irvine and Dominic Powell
Kiwi startup Carepatron raises $1.6 million to make health software accessible through a community-driven platform.

Medical complaints increase as patients hold doctors to account

Complaints about doctors make up the bulk of grievances lodged with Australia’s health practitioner watchdogs, as patients become more aware of their rights.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Medibank chief executive, David Koczkar, told investors last week that some of the information released by the hackers was incorrect.

Medibank’s main customers not affected in hacker data leaks

Medibank confirms that the customers of its budget ahm brand have been the only policyholders whose private health data has been released by hackers.

  • by Colin Kruger
Emergency crews working at transporting people by boat over flooded streets in Forbes, NSW, last week.

Scheme needed to cut insurance premiums amid ‘market failures’: Consumer lobby

Natural disasters are making household insurance unaffordable, the lobby group for insurance customers says.

  • by Mike Foley

Nobody wants a broken hip in their future. These low-pressure moves will help

Most of us know someone who’s had a fall in old age. A new report suggests a new approach to prevention that sees physiotherapy come under Medicare.

  • by Jenna Price
Greg Dayman at his unit in Woolooware. He was thrown off workers' compensation in 2017 when the rules changed.

Injured worker Greg Dayman cut off from benefits on Christmas Day

The icare crisis deepens as a document reveals the workers’ compensation scheme has deteriorated to the point where it is “under threat”.

  • by Adele Ferguson
David Milo, Coalition MP Stuart Robert and John Margerison
Political lobbying

Senior Coalition MP Stuart Robert gave secret advice to lobbyists

Senior Liberal MP Stuart Robert, while in government, secretly gave free advice to a Canberra consulting firm that helped large companies win government contracts and meet Coalition ministers.

  • by Nick McKenzie and David Crowe
Paul Mercurio starred in <i>Strictly Ballroom.

Battle of Hastings: Strictly Ballroom star and ex-staffer fight for state’s most marginal seat

In the ultra-marginal seat of Hastings, Labor’s star candidate, Paul Mercurio, is fighting for a notional nine votes with a former Greg Hunt staffer who has publicly defended Renee Heath.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Prescriptions ready for dispensing.

I’m a doctor who’ll trust pharmacists to diagnose

NSW and Victoria are indicating a move to give pharmacists more responsibility. Doctors should be part of this reform rather than dismiss it out of hand.

  • by Dr Nick Coatsworth
J.K. Rowling.

Cancelled! But can we please still enjoy the art?

There’s a world of difference between bopping along to R. Kelly and sobering up in front of Harry Potter.

  • by Genevieve Novak
Auctioneer Clarence White in action at 25/40 Maria Street, Petersham.

‘Final piece of the puzzle’: Why are property investors biding their time?

It is cheaper to buy property, quicker to find a tenant and easier to get higher rents. So, why are property investors waiting?

  • by Tawar Razaghi
The 2022 ARIA awards are set to host an Olivia Newton-John tribute and feature Natalie Imbruglia as co-host and performances from Tones And I.

Punk rock lives, and other things we learned in Australian music in 2022

This year’s ARIA awards, back live after a three-year absence, offer a handy pulse-check on the state of the local music scene.

  • by Michael Dwyer
The fight that will never happen – Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

‘Don’t like him’: The sledge that set off the Gallen-SBW feud

After disposing of Justin Hodges in his farewell fight, Paul Gallen has revealed the Sonny Bill Williams sledge that sparked a feud that will never be settled in the ring.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
George Hotz rose to prominence aged 17 after becoming the first person in the world to hack an iPhone.

He was the first person to hack an iPhone. Now Musk has hired him to fix Twitter

The world’s richest man has just hired a man who first rose to prominence as a 17-year-old hacker

  • by Gareth Corfield
Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing one person and wounding several

Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least 18.


Conti recognised by peers as MVP; Garner ‘a bit unlucky’ in W Award voting

Richmond midfielder Monique Conti has been named as the youngest winner of the AFLW players’ most valuable player award.

  • by Carla Jaeger
Justin Langer has had to become less hands-on in his role as Australian men’s team head coach.

Bemusement, frustration: Langer outburst inflames player feud

Justin Langer’s recent interview has further inflamed the intergenerational feud in Australian cricket, setting the scene for a tense start to the Test summer.

  • by Andrew Wu and Daniel Brettig