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Father of American plane crash victim also killed in air disaster

Wed Feb 22 06:18:45 UTC 2017

The father of one of the four American golfers killed when their charter plane crashed near Essendon Airport on Tuesday also died in a freak plane crash, his family has revealed.

A sausage for a snake: Freo man's offer for a python to deal with rat plague

Wed Feb 22 06:18:32 UTC 2017

Fremantle is fast establishing itself as a food bartering hub, but a carpet python should be among the most unique swap trades for a pork sausage the port city has seen yet.

The case for letting first home buyers use super

Wed Feb 22 06:18:08 UTC 2017

What Australians can learn from the Kiwis about helping first home buyers into the housing market.

Man, 76, held on dope-growing charge faces questions over charity's lost $3.5m

Wed Feb 22 06:18:00 UTC 2017

A septuagenarian being chased for millions in unpaid debts to a Slavic charity in Melbourne has been locked up by police after also facing allegations of cultivating cannabis.

Labor at loggerheads: Bill Shorten camp slaps down push for 'Buffett rule'

Wed Feb 22 06:15:48 UTC 2017

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Labor will not take a "Buffett rule" that cracks down on wealthy tax avoiders to the next election.

Melbourne Rebels will rise to occasion says Tom English

Wed Feb 22 06:15:46 UTC 2017

Rebels' winger Tom English has backed his young side to cause some surprises in Thursday night's Super Rugby season-opener against Auckland Blues.

Australian men live longest; How to save on fuel; Ross River fears: Evening Express, February 22

Wed Feb 22 06:12:43 UTC 2017

Welcome to our new Evening Express. We know many of you lead busy lives and don't have time to keep track of the news through the day. So here is what you might have missed.

Insurance Australia Group profit falls 4.3 per cent, but beats market expectations thanks to sharemarket

Wed Feb 22 06:14:34 UTC 2017

Australia's largest general insurer posted a 4.3 per cent fall in first-half net profit, but that's better than the market expected.

The forgotten footballers set to make their comebacks in season 2017

Wed Feb 22 06:07:34 UTC 2017

It's that time of the year again in footy, when clubs roll out their pre season squads and begin their official warm up matches ahead of round 1.

Blackmores shares hit hard on back of changing path to China

Wed Feb 22 06:04:42 UTC 2017

Blackmores' shares shed as much as $13 of their value on Wednesday morning after the vitamins and supplements powerhouse revealed that shifting channels into the all-important Chinese market had crunched its sales and profit.

Canberra Raiders recruiter Peter Mulholland chasing Kiwi rugby union young guns

Wed Feb 22 06:03:58 UTC 2017

Canberra Raiders recruitment guru Peter Mulholland is targeting New Zealand's rugby union young guns.

Catholic church underpaid sex abuse victims: Royal Commission

Wed Feb 22 06:03:03 UTC 2017

The Christian Brothers underpaid sexual abuse victims by $14 million, a royal commission has heard.

Forget what you've heard about coal. Electricity prices are going up regardless

Wed Feb 22 06:00:38 UTC 2017

I'll give it to you cold. Electricity prices are going up.

Mark Parton fires back at Chief Minister Andrew Barr over 'sales strategy' comments

Wed Feb 22 05:57:05 UTC 2017

Mark Parton has bitten back at Chief Minister Andrew Barr over his jibe that the sales at a Canberra car dealership would suffer for having a Liberal promote their business.

Surge in Woolworths leads ASX higher

Wed Feb 22 06:12:59 UTC 2017

A busy day of earnings season saw the market edge cautiously higher, regaining some of the ground it had lost earlier in the week.

Door left open for a safe injecting room for Richmond

Wed Feb 22 05:56:45 UTC 2017

The Andrews government has left the door open on setting up safe injecting rooms after it backed the parliament to investigate how it would work.

Unskilled and unable: Why Donald Trump's great jobs promise is a lie

Wed Feb 22 05:54:51 UTC 2017

For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop. That's when the angry heartland realises the factory jobs aren't coming back, whatever Trump promised.

Daniel Vickerman remembered: 'We've all been talking of those golden days, how much we miss them, and are always going to miss him'

Wed Feb 22 05:52:56 UTC 2017

There will come a time, when the late Daniel Vickerman's sons, Joseph, 7, and young Xavier, 4, will actively wonder just what kind of man their father was, and how he was regarded by the rugby community for whom he stood as a colossus in the engine-room for over a decade. I humbly hope this article might help.

Daughter tried to stop Haydar Haydar stabbing his wife Salwa, NSW Supreme Court told

Wed Feb 22 05:52:03 UTC 2017

Ola Haydar​ remembers screaming and screaming for help.

The Insider: Kay & Burton's Grant Samuel on marketing prestige real estate

Wed Feb 22 05:50:58 UTC 2017

Domain Prestige chat to Kay & Burton South Yarra agent Grant Samuel.

Candid moment with baby clinches Clique’s February Challenge

Wed Feb 22 05:47:57 UTC 2017

Chef Joel Bennetts wins the Clique February Challenge.

Public meetings called on health risks of Foy plastics-to-fuel factory at Hume

Wed Feb 22 05:46:19 UTC 2017

Foy says it's plant will be the first in the world and will be safe.

Markets Live: Investors cheer Woolies results

Wed Feb 22 05:45:49 UTC 2017

Shares manage to end the day higher, mostly thanks to a stand-out performance from Woolies on a busy day of profit reports, while the Aussie inches up despite some disappointing economic data.

Harrowing tales reveal 'worst' flaws' of $14 billion life insurance industry

Wed Feb 22 05:45:41 UTC 2017

"A simple alteration could deny a claimant millions of dollars and save the company in the process"

Tanami Nayler 'tried to run' for her life before she was killed by drunk in stolen car

Wed Feb 22 05:43:48 UTC 2017

A Sydney woman visiting Melbourne for the weekend tried to run for her life moments before a drunk driver hit her at more than 150km/h, throwing her into the next intersection and killing her instantly, a court has heard.

Fair Work Commission to announce future of weekend penalty rates

Wed Feb 22 05:51:12 UTC 2017

A highly anticipated ruling on whether to slash weekend penalty rates for Australians working in retail, fast food and hospitality jobs will be handed down on Thursday.

Meet the former concreter now creating Queensland's best beer

Wed Feb 22 05:39:13 UTC 2017

After a little help from AC/DC and some world champion surfers, Scott Hargraves is pulling the hottest new brew in the country.

'I'm really sick of it': Deputy Premier defends Perth cafe facing $1m fine

Wed Feb 22 05:37:58 UTC 2017

The City of Stirling has attempted to fine the popular cafe spot nearly $1 million for allegedly breaching its planning permits.

Citigroup says copper fever may raise the temperature for Australian miners

Wed Feb 22 05:37:30 UTC 2017

Copper prices could soar to $8,000, or $US3.60 per pound, by the end of the decade, Citi analysts believe, suggesting the target as they upgraded their forecasts for a number of producers.

Three graphs that show the struggle is real for first home buyers in Sydney and Melbourne

Wed Feb 22 05:36:35 UTC 2017

Since 2009, that first rung on the property ladder in Australia's two largest cities has been moving farther away.

Highest-priced petrol in more than a year sold during the December quarter

Wed Feb 22 05:36:25 UTC 2017

Petrol was the priciest it has been in a year during the December quarter, according to the latest ACCC industry report.

Pemulwuy Project: The Block in Redfern to house 500 students under new plans

Wed Feb 22 05:29:38 UTC 2017

Once home to Redfern's Aboriginal community, The Block will be transformed primarily into student accommodation, under new plans lodged by the Aboriginal Housing Corporation for the area's redevelopment.

'I want to do it again': Roger Federer still celebrating his Australian Open success

Wed Feb 22 05:21:05 UTC 2017

With his 18th and most unexpected Grand Slam singles title in hand, it was not unreasonable to wonder if Roger Federer might steal a move from his friend and one-time tennis role model Pete Sampras and call it a career on the highest possible note.

Key issues of the 2017 WA state election

Wed Feb 22 05:19:40 UTC 2017

On March 11 West Australians go to the polls to vote in the state election with both major parties - the Liberals and Labor - fending off challenges from minor parties like The Nationals, The Greens and One Nation.

Oscars 2017: Five reasons the strange backlash against La La Land is just plain wrong

Wed Feb 22 06:04:46 UTC 2017

The favourite to win a batch of Oscars doesn't deserve the slamming it's been getting from disappointed viewers.

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart after outrage over paedophilia comments

Wed Feb 22 05:19:33 UTC 2017

Incendiary commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the "alt-right," resigned from the news organisation Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend.

'G'day mate': Benjamin Netanyahu lauds Malcolm Turnbull for puncturing UN 'hypocrisy'

Wed Feb 22 06:02:35 UTC 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emphasised the need for Israel to retain "security control" over any future Palestinian state, and praised Australia as a "clear-eyed" nation "willing to puncture United Nations hypocrisy".

Richmond Tigers v Adelaide Crows: Lennon hopes Prestia and Caddy can hit him on the chest

Wed Feb 22 05:17:36 UTC 2017

Ben Lennon, the Richmond player who considered leaving the club but stayed when he had no takers, says the arrival of Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy will help players like himself improve.

Essendon Airport: DFO to remain shut but flights resume Thursday, says CEO

Wed Feb 22 05:15:48 UTC 2017

Essendon Airport will reopen on Thursday, two days after the plane crash that killed five people.

Act early to stop eyewitnesses from developing lasting distress

Wed Feb 22 05:15:02 UTC 2017

Sadly, traumatic events, such this week's airplane crash into a Melbourne shopping centre are extremely common.

On paper, there looked like some opening mismatches ...

Wed Feb 22 05:14:20 UTC 2017

The opening round of Suncorp Super Netball has taught us a lot of things. Important things like six hours of live netball on Channel Nine on Saturday night is barely enough.

Essendon air crash: Investigators scour plane wreckage, find 'interesting facets'

Wed Feb 22 05:12:15 UTC 2017

Investigators searching through the wreckage of yesterday's fatal plane crash at Essendon Airport say they have already discovered several "interesting facets" to the incident.

Donald Trump opens door for mass deportations

Wed Feb 22 05:07:10 UTC 2017

Officials directed to remove anyone convicted of any criminal offence.

'Is this lady for turning?': Labor's Walt Secord asks Liberal Don Harwin

Wed Feb 22 05:06:54 UTC 2017

Labor MP Walt Secord has been accused of making a homophobic slur against the leader of the government in the NSW upper house, with an apparent reference to him as a "lady".

Colin Barnett wants WA Muslims to 'judge fairly' despite One Nation deal

Wed Feb 22 05:06:21 UTC 2017

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has urged Muslims not to jump to conclusions about the Liberal preference deal with One Nation after prominent Islamic leaders recommended voting for the Greens.

Emmanuel Macron, presidential hopeful, declares London a French city

Wed Feb 22 05:05:03 UTC 2017

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has claimed London for France, urging a packed rally of expat compatriots to return to their homeland – and bring the UK's bankers with them.

Fortescue's Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest gets a $200 million payday

Wed Feb 22 05:00:18 UTC 2017

Fortescue boss ''Twiggy'' Forrest is set for a multimillion-dollar pay day with the decision of the iron ore miner to raise the dividend amid a surge in earnings.

Pot stocks rocket higher on Federal government announcement

Wed Feb 22 05:33:27 UTC 2017

Medicinal marijuana stocks soared after the Federal Government pledged to loosen importation laws in a bid to boost supply for patients.

Will Logan really be Hugh Jackman's last outing as Wolverine? Let's hope so

Wed Feb 22 04:51:10 UTC 2017

It has been widely reported that the Australian's ninth outing in the role will be his last. It really should be but not for the reason that you think.

Big appetite for Aussie bonds in record $11b sale

Wed Feb 22 05:07:11 UTC 2017

For the third time in less than six months the federal government has sold a record amount of bonds.

Expanding settlements is not self-defence

Wed Feb 22 04:48:59 UTC 2017

 As a lesbian Jew I share Michael Danby's approval of Israel's gay pride march and its thriving democracy.

Borderline Trumpian, Julie Bishop sidesteps glaring issues in Washington

Wed Feb 22 05:28:06 UTC 2017

Maybe it will be called the Donald duck-around - a diplomatic game in which what is apparent to the entire world is not raised and a phone call that stung goes unmentioned.

Woolworths' $110m bonus spree 'a good problem to have': CEO Brad Banducci

Wed Feb 22 05:00:51 UTC 2017

There is a $110 million reason why Brad Banducci's success in Woolworths' grocery aisle is not reflected in the supermarket operator's bottom line.

Australian bombers and medics playing key role in the battle for Mosul

Wed Feb 22 04:46:58 UTC 2017

Australian forces are playing a key role in the escalating battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, bombing 130 Islamic State targets and deploying special forces medics close to the frontline to treat wounded Iraqi soldiers.

Coroner says Goulburn road's condition a major factor in motorcyclist's death

Wed Feb 22 04:49:43 UTC 2017

The partner of a man killed at Oallen Ford Bridge in 2015 broke down as inquest findings into his death were handed down on Tuesday.

Coca-Cola Amatil to pour $90m into Brisbane as it closes SA plant

Wed Feb 22 05:10:38 UTC 2017

Coca-Cola Amatil announced the investment in its Queensland facilities as part of a supply chain restructure, but it was unclear whether the investment would create more jobs at the Richlands plant.

Justin Trudeau will not halt illegal migrant border crossings despite opposition

Wed Feb 22 04:45:51 UTC 2017

Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States.

What's most likely to kill you? The more micromorts, the more chance of dying

Wed Feb 22 04:32:59 UTC 2017

Every day we get out of bed (which increases your risk of death by about 2.4 micromorts!) we make a trade-off between the risks associated with what we do and our enjoyment of life.

Teacher Kurt Majoor denied bail after allegedly having sex with student

Wed Feb 22 04:53:32 UTC 2017

An Illawarra high school teacher, accused of having sex with one of his female students, has been refused bail.

Live cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka, third Twenty20

Wed Feb 22 04:19:20 UTC 2017

Follow our ball-by-ball live tracker as Australia seeks revenge after losing two matches on the last ball.

President resigns from Save a Horse charity accused of donation misuse

Wed Feb 22 04:15:32 UTC 2017

"Sadly, we have been subject to some nasty rumours and now it seems the police are investigating me," Amanda Vella wrote on the SAHA Facebook page.

Game of Thrones actors enduring '100 mph' winds to bring you your latest fix

Wed Feb 22 04:10:42 UTC 2017

Winter has well and truly arrived.

North Melbourne Kangaroos' Ben Brown in AFL pre-season mix

Wed Feb 22 04:08:41 UTC 2017

North Melbourne are hoping to welcome back forward Ben Brown for their final AFL pre-season game next month.

Bitter Harvest review: Ukrainian famine revisited in 'incompetent' propaganda film

Wed Feb 22 04:04:07 UTC 2017

An average cast, heavy-handed symbolism and "bewilderingly disjointed" editing make poor work of this dark period in Soviet history.

Woodside raises payout on profit surge

Wed Feb 22 04:03:17 UTC 2017

The rebound in oil - and gas - prices helped to propel Woodside Energy's earnings sharply higher in 2016 as it looks to higher output in the year ahead to maintain the growth momentum.

Western Sydney Wanderers set to ban 14 RBB members over offensive Graham Arnold banner

Wed Feb 22 04:02:49 UTC 2017

Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club have today suspended the membership of 14 individuals from the Red & Black Bloc (RBB) active supporter group following their role in the display of an unauthorised banner at the match on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium.

Borce Ristevski is 'number one suspect' for wife Karen's murder, his lawyer says

Wed Feb 22 03:57:24 UTC 2017

The husband of slain Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski is the "number one suspect" for her murder, his lawyer has declared, only hours after detectives confirmed her body had been found.

Malaysia identifies North Korean embassy official among suspects in death of Kim Jong-nam

Wed Feb 22 06:17:10 UTC 2017

Malaysian police identified a North Korean embassy official and another linked to North Korea's state airline.

Sport results for Tuesday, February 21

Wed Feb 22 03:52:37 UTC 2017

All the latest sporting results from across Victoria and the world.

Detectives poisoned mind of expert witness in Gordon Wood case, court told

Wed Feb 22 03:38:21 UTC 2017

The star witness for the case against Gordon Wood acted like a prosecutor and not an impartial expert witness after investigating police "poisoned his mind", a court has heard.

Surprise triumph for Goldstone over Hacksaw Ridge at Critics Circle awards

Wed Feb 22 03:47:06 UTC 2017

The country's reviewers have named Ivan Sen's outback western last year's best film ahead of Mel Gibson's Oscar-nominated war hero drama.

Big W becoming a basket case for Woolworths

Wed Feb 22 03:27:29 UTC 2017

As Woolworths celebrated the early signs of improvement in supermarket sales attention turned to the real elephant in the aisle - the ugly loss notched up by Big W and the continued bleeding of its sales.

The 'Erin Brockovich scenario' behind George Christensen's threat to quit the government

Wed Feb 22 03:25:10 UTC 2017

"If cane doesn't do well, the town doesn't do well. There's no rocket science in that," says sugarcane grower Paula Langdon.

Donald Trump lives in a media bubble, and it's causing chaos

Wed Feb 22 03:24:24 UTC 2017

There's a new rule emerging for observers of American politics trying to understand a confusing new outburst or claim from President Donald Trump - somebody check what's happened on Fox News in the last 24 hours.

Next-door neighbour splurges $1 million on house in Blacktown to extend his backyard

Wed Feb 22 03:19:38 UTC 2017

Spending huge sums for a home in the inner suburbs has become the new norm, but some homeowners are splashing more than $1 million in Sydney's west for a bigger backyard.