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Atlassian's Scott Farquhar smashes $70 million house price record to buy Elaine in Point Piper

Sat Apr 29 13:03:15 UTC 2017

Scott Farquhar, 37, has come a long way in the property market since 2006 when he bought his first home, a two-bedder in Pyrmont for $1.41 million where he still lives.

$1.4 billion regional rail revival in state budget

Sat Apr 29 13:37:01 UTC 2017

Regional train lines will get a $1.45 billion funding boost as the Andrews government moves to shore up its support across country Victoria ahead of next year's state election.

Graham Arnold says A-League preliminary final win over Perth Glory was Sydney FC's best

Sat Apr 29 13:35:45 UTC 2017

It took 28 games, but Sydney FC finally put in the complete performance according to their coach.

How to stand out in the crowdfunding community

Sat Apr 29 13:34:40 UTC 2017

"If the idea's pitched to the right segment and right network then that idea will be clicked."

It's been a big week in art ... with Jim Pavlidis

Sat Apr 29 13:31:25 UTC 2017

Dustin Martin was once almost lost to the Tigers, but is now Richmond's Prodigious Son.

West Basin bike hire business to close making way for development

Sat Apr 29 13:28:30 UTC 2017

Today is the last day you can jump on a hire bike at Lake Burley Griffin.

Queensland Reds coach Nick Stiles less than impressed less than impressed with referee in loss to Waratahs

Sat Apr 29 13:26:59 UTC 2017

The Reds coach was left fuming at a 16-4 penalty count, while the Waratahs know they must string wins together after beating old rivals Queensland in an emotional derby.

Independence of Queensland councillors questioned by CCC

Sat Apr 29 13:21:59 UTC 2017

Independence, it seems, is a virtue at local government level.

Environment Department investigates second toxic foam leak near Brisbane

Sat Apr 29 13:17:41 UTC 2017

Toxic firefighting foam may have spilled into a creek north of Brisbane within a month of similar foam leaking into the Brisbane River.

State MPs banned from taking spouses on taxpayer-funded junkets

Sat Apr 29 13:12:46 UTC 2017

State MPs will be banned from taking their spouses on publicly funded junkets as the Andrews government ramps up its efforts to regain public trust in the wake of the Spring Street rorts scandal.

West Coast vs Fremantle: Eagles return to the comforts of home and dominate Dockers

Sat Apr 29 13:03:32 UTC 2017

There's no place like home for West Coast.

'They felt uncomfortable about inviting a chick': Young Libs accused of misogyny

Sat Apr 29 12:54:13 UTC 2017

Young Liberals at one of Australia's most prestigious universities have been accused of misogyny and misconduct during a student election.

Saving one of the rarest fish in the world in the middle of Queensland

Sat Apr 29 12:51:49 UTC 2017

A herculean effort is under way to save the world's last population of a critically endangered fish found only in the middle of Queensland's most arid country.

Inequality, not smashed avo, is putting home ownership out of reach for many Queenslanders

Sat Apr 29 12:45:14 UTC 2017

The advice from financially secure Baby Boomers to young Australians that they should eat fewer smashed avo breakfasts to save a deposit big enough to buy their own home rightly provoked outrage.

Slow-starting NSW Swifts beat Adelaide in Super Netball clash

Sat Apr 29 12:42:33 UTC 2017

The NSW Swifts have overcome a sluggish start to record a 51-48 come-from-behind victory over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Saturday's Super Netball clash.

Bernard Foley kicks Waratahs to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby against Queensland Reds

Sat Apr 29 12:43:10 UTC 2017

Another win over the Reds has kept the Waratahs alive after NSW won a dramatic showdown at Suncorp Stadium.

A-League finals 2017: Sydney FC thrash Perth Glory to clinch home grand final

Sat Apr 29 13:15:59 UTC 2017

For too long Sydney FC's board has trumpeted the lofty ambition of becoming the premier football brand in the country. They might not get there, certainly not any time soon. But on Saturday night their team made a claim to a more realistic mantle: playing the best brand of football ever seen in Australia.

Sydney Swans' footy is 'unacceptable' says downcast coach John Longmire

Sat Apr 29 12:36:50 UTC 2017

On the same day that fellow AFL colossus Hawthorn fell to a hefty defeat, Sydney Swans coach John Longmire lamented that his once mighty outfit was "not playing anything near the standard" needed to succeed.

Aaron Woods suffers hamstring injury as Cronulla Sharks make Wests Tigers pay at Leichhardt Oval

Sat Apr 29 12:36:22 UTC 2017

The Aaron Woods boo boys again howled at one of Leichhardt's favourite sons as the Bulldog-in-waiting – taunted with a banner on the very hill he adores – later limped off to inadvertent cheers and is in serious doubt to feature for the Kangaroos on Friday night.

Gold Coast Titans star Jarryd Hayne's priorities have changed since becoming a father, says mum

Sat Apr 29 12:30:56 UTC 2017

Picking on Jarryd Hayne is a far more popular and simple task than trying to understand him. But if you want to find out a bit about Hayne and what he is going through at the moment, it's best to ask the person who knows him best, his mum, Jodie.

North Melbourne v Gold Coast: Ben Brown's six goals proves a matchwinner

Sat Apr 29 12:57:30 UTC 2017

Not only had North Melbourne failed to win a game thus far, before Saturday night they'd also lost every one of their final quarters, outscored by more than 15 goals in the process.

We need science, not more hot air

Sat Apr 29 12:18:53 UTC 2017

Many in the global scientific community feel that they and their work are under threat.

NRL: Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs talking points

Sat Apr 29 11:49:09 UTC 2017

Would the final City-Country Origin be the perfect introduction to representative footy for the young Canberra Raiders winger?

Melbourne Vixens confirm top spot with win over second-placed Sunshine Coast

Sat Apr 29 11:37:11 UTC 2017

For all the disquiet surrounding the entry of privately-owned teams to the new Super Netball competition, the noise being made by the Melbourne Vixens continues to silence all those who had questioned the readiness of the proud establishment-owned club.

Dachshund's day out at Bungendore Harvest Festival

Sat Apr 29 11:33:53 UTC 2017

Dachshunds dressed in harvest-themed attire roamed among the gourmet market stalls at the Bungendore Harvest Festival.

NRL scores Round 9 2017: Titans vs Knights, Bulldogs vs Raiders, Tigers vs Sharks

Sat Apr 29 11:29:37 UTC 2017

Follow full live coverage of all of Saturday's NRL action.

'Roseanne' getting revival with original cast

Sat Apr 29 11:18:44 UTC 2017

The classic '90s sitcom is returning to TV, with Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert already on board.

Dominant Port Adelaide have a lot to like from big win over the Brisbane Lions

Sat Apr 29 11:15:15 UTC 2017

While Port Adelaide look threatening, with four wins from six games, the Brisbane Lions were left to lament the loss of their fifth successive game, as well as their early season optimism.

Brazil gripped by first general strike in two decades

Sat Apr 29 13:35:16 UTC 2017

The government argues that economic reforms are needed to pull Brazil out of its worst recession on record.

NRL: Canberra Raiders loss to undermanned Canterbury Bulldogs could come at a cost

Sat Apr 29 11:08:28 UTC 2017

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd could be in doubt for the Anzac Test after injuring his leg.

Harry Styles to tour Australia in November, but few will see him

Sat Apr 29 11:05:26 UTC 2017

The former One Direction singer tours Australia and New Zealand in November

NRL season 2017: Josh Reynolds and James Graham injured in Canterbury Bulldogs' win over Canberra Raiders

Sat Apr 29 10:44:20 UTC 2017

Wests Tigers bound Josh Reynolds injured his hamstring in Canterbury's memorable win over Canberra on Saturday.

Cyclist dies after being hit by two cars in Sydney's south

Sat Apr 29 10:43:33 UTC 2017

A cyclist has died after being struck by two vehicles in Sydney's south on Saturday night.

Royals Rugby almost hit century against Easts in John I Dent Cup round five

Sat Apr 29 10:29:26 UTC 2017

Royals Rugby almost hit century against Easts with the a 95-12 John I Dent Cup round five demolition.

Canberra sports hub: Royals run riot over Easts in John I Dent Cup thrashing

Sat Apr 29 10:27:24 UTC 2017

Canberra sports hub: Royals run riot over Easts in John I Dent Cup thrashing.

Riverina Rhinos loving life in National Premier Leagues Capital Football

Sat Apr 29 10:25:40 UTC 2017

Tuggeranong United and Riverina Rhinos draw in National Premier Leagues Capital Football.

Another reason why Canterbury Bulldogs fans love Josh Reynolds

Sat Apr 29 10:16:04 UTC 2017

Josh Reynolds may be leaving Canterbury, but perhaps this story best sums up why he will remain a fan favourite at Belmore.

Former Canterbury Bulldogs winger Curtis Rona eyes NRL return if Western Force fold

Sat Apr 29 10:13:40 UTC 2017

Curtis Rona is open is eyeing an NRL return, preferably with the Bulldogs, if the Western Force are squeezed out of the Super Rugby competition.

Sam Thaiday's ode to the Kangaroos penned on morphine in a London hospital

Sat Apr 29 10:13:09 UTC 2017

The Australian side has been reborn under coach Mal Meninga.

Damian McKenzie brace steers Chiefs to hard-fought win over the Sunwolves

Sat Apr 29 11:53:21 UTC 2017

An under-par Chiefs have wasted a golden chance to secure Super Rugby bonus points, defeating the Sunwolves 27-20.

AFL Live: Saturday night footy

Sat Apr 29 10:00:22 UTC 2017

It's a big Saturday of footy, with five crucial matches across four states. And we've got it all covered.

AIHL: Canberra's Newcastle connection feeling Brave ahead of North Stars grudge match

Sat Apr 29 09:58:10 UTC 2017

Canberra and Newcastle's is fast developing as one of the Australian Ice Hockey League's most heated rivalries.

Three burnt after boat catches fire at Altona North

Sat Apr 29 09:54:36 UTC 2017

Three family members hospitalised with burns after their boat caught fire at their Altona North home.

AFL Canberra: Belconnen Magpies claim the points but Eastlake Demons declare they can "mix it with anyone"

Sat Apr 29 09:41:42 UTC 2017

Belconnen's second half resurgence denied Eastlake a win but the Demons have declared they can "mix it with anyone".

Port Adelaide demolish Brisbane Lions with powerful performance after fast start

Sat Apr 29 10:38:58 UTC 2017

Seven goals in 20 minutes. That's what it took for Port Adelaide to blow the Brisbane Lions away at the beginning of this game.

Queanbeyan Blues captain-coach Terry Campese backs Jake Wheeler to make the leap from Canberra Raiders Cup

Sat Apr 29 09:34:52 UTC 2017

Terry Campese believes Jake Wheeler can go from park footy to the top level if he keeps progressing so rapidly.

Hyland's homeopathic baby tablets recalled in Australia over safety fears

Sat Apr 29 11:19:26 UTC 2017

Homeopathic teething tablets investigated over links to baby deaths in America are being recalled in Australia.

Ex-federal MP Ross Cameron loses appeal against suspension from NSW Liberals

Sat Apr 29 11:02:17 UTC 2017

Former MP and media personality Ross Cameron has lost an appeal against his suspension from the Liberal party.

Carlton v Sydney: Gary Rohan conscious and 'moving OK' after falling heavily on his head

Sat Apr 29 10:13:37 UTC 2017

Sydney Swans forward Gary Rohan is recovering in hospital and undergoing scans after landing heavily on his head during Saturday's shock AFL loss to Carlton.

Gai Waterhouse's afterthought delivers a Hawkesbury Gold Cup for Fabrizio

Sat Apr 29 09:13:44 UTC 2017

An afterthought for Fabrizio could parlay into a Brisbane winter campaign after his comfortable win in the Hawkesbury Cup

Skydiver critical after jump goes wrong at Traralgon

Sat Apr 29 09:05:30 UTC 2017

A man is fighting for life after a skydiving accident at Traralgon on Saturday.

John O'Shea to quit Godolphin head trainer post and take break from racing

Sat Apr 29 10:23:19 UTC 2017

John O'Shea will leave his post as Godolphin's Australian trainer after three years and take an extended break from racing.

Man charged with murder after woman stabbed to death in Brisbane's north

Sat Apr 29 09:00:13 UTC 2017

A man has been charged with murder, after a woman was stabbed to death at a home in Stafford Heights.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson warns of 'catastrophic change' after St Kilda loss

Sat Apr 29 10:18:08 UTC 2017

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has warned of "catastrophic change" at the Hawks, conceding that his side is "going nowhere quickly".

BMX star Caroline Buchanan secures 17th Australian championship on two wheels

Sat Apr 29 09:04:09 UTC 2017

BMX star Caroline Buchanan secured her 17th Australian title on two wheels with victory in Brisbane.

Great wall of Alphington: $18 million for new bike path that won't let locals in

Sat Apr 29 09:19:23 UTC 2017

An $18 million bike path running along river frontage in Ivanhoe, Alphington and Kew – built after more than two decades of campaigning by cyclists – is to be completely inaccessible by the main suburb it passes through.

Californian bungalow with modern twist in Randwick sells for $3,010,000 - $210,000 above reserve

Sat Apr 29 08:47:03 UTC 2017

A family has forked out more than $3 million to nab their dream home after less than a week of house hunting.

Auction watch: A winning renovation pays off in Pearce

Sat Apr 29 08:44:54 UTC 2017

An impressive renovation paid off for the owners of 89 Parkhill Street in Pearce come auction time on Saturday.

Price is prepared to wait for Wise Hero and won't push the horse

Sat Apr 29 08:35:48 UTC 2017

While John Price knows his sprinting three-year-old Wise Hero is a horse of the future, the trainer will resist the temptation to travel for rich and more lofty assignments in South Australia next week.

Cash boost for mandatory swimming lessons

Sat Apr 29 08:10:52 UTC 2017

An ambitious but unfunded state government plan to ensure that every student can swim at least 50 metres by the time they finish grade 6 will finally get a cash injection in this week's state budget.

Let's celebrate the good news. Ageing is getting better

Sat Apr 29 12:35:49 UTC 2017

Our longer lifespans are giving us less infirmity, not more.

Fair dinkum mate

Sat Apr 29 08:04:55 UTC 2017

The key to a successful life in Australia is to be a competent English speaker. Is that a value?

The problem with Footscray’s ‘Little Africa’

Sat Apr 29 09:40:03 UTC 2017

Often they hear them before they see them. A bottle smashing. A woman screeching. The sounds of scuffle.

Final swing: Popular Ermington Putt Putt course closes after half century

Sat Apr 29 09:31:33 UTC 2017

One of Sydney's most popular family fun sites closes to make way for new housing.

Michael Cheika urges Super Rugby sides to loosen shackles ahead of Wallabies selections

Sat Apr 29 07:57:55 UTC 2017

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has urged Australia's Super Rugby teams to throw caution to the wind in the next month, before a trio of home Tests he hopes can finally return smiles to the faces of frustrated fans.

Carlton Blues v Sydney Swans: Blues heap further misery on winless Swans

Sat Apr 29 10:27:14 UTC 2017

The Sydney Swans entered this match with a precarious 0-5 record. This was the personification of a must-win match for last year's grand finalists and a constant of the AFL finals.

Olympic challenger Danni Roche backs whistleblower Fiona de Jong

Sat Apr 29 12:43:35 UTC 2017

The woman vying for presidency of the Australian Olympic Committee has described whistleblower Fiona de Jong as a competent and respected person in the sporting industry.

South Yarra family buys deceased neighbour's house for $1.4 million

Sat Apr 29 07:50:09 UTC 2017

A South Yarra family who alerted police to find their neighbour's body bought her house for $1.4 million at auction.

State budget set for June 20 will put housing affordability front and centre: Treasurer

Sat Apr 29 10:15:51 UTC 2017

The centrepiece of Gladys Berejiklian's first budget as Premier will be a housing affordability package, according to Treasurer Dominic Perrottet who announced Sunday he will deliver the state's budget on June 20.

Man found dead outside Kelmscott apartments

Sat Apr 29 07:45:55 UTC 2017

Police are investigating the death of man found on a street in the eastern suburb of Kelmscott on saturday morning.

Fake news: Twitter mistakes joke about Fred Nile and Serena Williams as fact

Sat Apr 29 07:35:11 UTC 2017

The article was published in the comedy section of Honi Soit's website.

Shark nets: Ballina surfers back in water after confidence-boosting six-month trial

Sat Apr 29 11:04:43 UTC 2017

A six-month trial of surf nets on the state's north coast is coming to an end – with mixed results.

Jarryd Hayne aces State of Origin audition as Gold Coast Titans thump Newcastle Knights

Sat Apr 29 09:16:19 UTC 2017

Jarryd Hayne has inspired Gold Coast to their first back-to-back win of the season, defeating Newcastle 38-8 in round nine of the NRL.

Cory Bernardi warns against power of government at Friedman Liberty Conference

Sat Apr 29 11:51:31 UTC 2017

Senator Cory Bernardi says conservatives and libertarians are united in an ongoing moral battle against the federal government.

Collingwood Magpies v Geelong Cats: How long can Nathan Buckley hold on for?

Sat Apr 29 11:55:23 UTC 2017

It remains one of the major debating points of a season suddenly spiralling out of control for the Magpies. While Nathan Buckley insists the focus on his future is "definitely still outside of the four walls" of the club, he must know more defeats will surely change that.

Queanbeyan Blues smash Tuggeranong Buffaloes in Canberra women's tackle competition

Sat Apr 29 07:06:32 UTC 2017

The Canberra women's open tackle competition started on Friday.

AFL: "The game was there to be won" and Dylan Shiel was the hero for the GWS Giants

Sat Apr 29 07:04:29 UTC 2017

Something had to give with the game on the line, and it was GWS Giants midfielder Dylan Shiel that stood tall.

Brumbies rookie Tom Banks ready for first Kiwi challenge against Auckland Blues

Sat Apr 29 07:04:09 UTC 2017

Tom Banks will be thrown into the fullback spot for the Brumbies against the Auckland Blues.

New Zealand-born prop Nic Mayhew opens up on dream of Wallabies gold

Sat Apr 29 07:03:42 UTC 2017

Nic Mayhew will play his former teammates on Sunday, but he also has a dream of wearing Wallabies gold.

ACT Brumbies adamant they can break New Zealand curse against Auckland Blues

Sat Apr 29 07:02:16 UTC 2017

The Brumbies will attempt to break through for Australian rugby's first win against a New Zealand side this season.