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Where are all the women in the honours lists?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:09:19 +1100

John, David and Peter top the list of national honours, while women also tend to nominate men for the top gongs.



Markets Live: ASX climbs, Platinum drops

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:09:06 +1100

Australian shares are higher as miners make some headway but Platinum shares are down 16 per cent on the news its CEO will step down in July.



James Pitney, country vet who went off to work singing

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:06:37 +1100

James Kennedy Pitney was born in London on December 27, 1923 and was named after his maternal uncle, James Kennedy, who had been killed at Gallipoli. In 1926 his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth, left England for Australia on the HMS Jervis Bay, bringing with them a daughter, Mollie, and four sons, Tom, John, Bob and Jim. A fifth son, Peter, was born in Melbourne. 



Salim Mehajer found guilty of assault on journalist Laura Banks

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:04:27 +1100

But the magistrate said the property developer was "hunted" by a "frenzied media pack" who showed "appalling and predatory behaviour".



Luke Beveridge denies media ban, slams media's 'sense of self-entitlement'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:03:08 +1100

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has dismissed claims he has been on a self-imposed media ban since the end of last season.



Woman allegedly drove through Elizabeth Quay, assaulted police

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:01:09 +1100

Video has emerged of a woman who allegedly drove her car onto a pedestrian walkway at Elizabeth Quay and grappled with police officers after she walked away from her vehicle.



Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:12 +1100

The National Rifle Association has been accelerating and expanding the ideological warfare it wages on behalf of gun manufacturers for decades.



Australia need to fight fire with fire on South African tour

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Australia have not lost a Test series in South Africa since 1970 and our success will depend on how our batsmen handle the home team's fiery attack.



Six Reasons to Visit Brunswick East

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Urban wine, wild weeds and the 30th annual Brunswick Music Festival.



Top five films – best of the big screen

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Our pick of what's showing on the big screen this week.



After the blue super-moon comes a vision far lovelier

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Eros and the cosmos.



Music reviews: Sarah Blasko, Vance Joy, the Marais Project and more

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Sarah Blasko's Depth of Field, Vance Joy's Nation of Two, Marlon Williams' Make Way for Love, the Marais Project's Spinning Forth, Totally Mild's Her and Insecure Men's Insecure Men



Your horoscope with Lilith

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

​The planetary quartet of Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune in the sign of final cycles makes it easier this week to leave limiting circumstances, agreements and old habit patterns…



Your weekend: our guide to what's on

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Our pick of what's on around town this weekend.



Lunch with Ben Quilty

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +1100

Ben Quilty says he feels the injustices of the world pretty keenly, but whatever he gets involved in it is his painting that protects him.



Apple insiders point to 2018 upgrade for AirPods headphones

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:56:10 +1100

Like with its mobile devices, Apple intends to frequently update the AirPods with new hardware features.



Books that Changed Me: Roxane Dhand

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:54:57 +1100

Reading Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice had an impact on Roxane Dhand's writing that emerged in her first historical novel.



Don Gibb, teacher devoted to history in Victoria

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:54:05 +1100

As a boarder at Geelong College during the 1950s, Don Gibb participated in various aspects of school life; he won academic prizes and showed sporting prowess, especially for rowing. He was a sergeant-major in the school cadets, but more memorable was his role as the exuberant major-general in a school production of The Pirates of Penzance. 



Australian builder to develop London station where Flinders' body lies

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:52:52 +1100

In a curious historical coincidence the resting place of one of Australia’s greatest explorers is about to – in a way – return to Australian hands.



ACCC urges Aussies to 'fight back' against rising petrol prices

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:50:54 +1100

Petrol prices have hit their highest point in two years and it is time for Australians to fight back, the ACCC says.



NRL 2018 team-by-team: Roosters under pressure to deliver title

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:50:22 +1100

Try as they might, the Sydney Roosters can't escape the hype.



'Futile': Court declines to order planning authority to act on greyhound lease

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:49:41 +1100

The Canberra Greyhound Racing Club lost a bid on Friday to force the government's hand.



NRL 2018 team-by-team: Settled Eels primed for finals push: Arthur

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:49:03 +1100

Since taking the clipboard in November 2014, Brad Arthur has begun every summer in the same painstaking fashion: Learning names and starting the whole darn thing from scratch.



You can adopt a pet for $29 this weekend - and RSPCA ACT has already run out of kittens

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:47:58 +1100

As if you needed an excuse.



The bitter irony of Barnaby Joyce's 'less worthy' comments

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:47:33 +1100

This close to the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, you'd be hard-pressed to find something that elicits more glee than the prospect of seeing Cher in real-time. That's unless you count the brilliant schadenfraude accompanying the epic tale of Australia's most famous baby daddy: the boot-avoiding, bonk ban-inspiring Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce.



Police Professional Standards head steps aside for IBAC probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:46:18 +1100

Victoria Police's Chief Commissioner has directed the force's Professional Standards head to take leave.



ATO targets cash-only hair and beauty businesses

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:41:27 +1100

This year, driven by a push from government to bring in extra tax dollars, the ATO has set its sights on the cash economy.



Chapel Street shops prey for developers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:38:24 +1100

A new wave of smaller developers are buying up shops on the once trendy Chapel Street strip.



An Australian in Paris embraces the power of 'parlay vu'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:33:54 +1100

According to the popular language app Duolingo, I am now 21 per cent fluent in French. I gained this astonishing level of proficiency after just two weeks of intensive 10-minute daily sessions.



Barry Matters, musician, cricketer and travel executive

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:33:35 +1100

Barry Matters' career with APT began with schoolboy work experience and ended as managing director. Under his leadership the company was transformed from an Australian coach tour operator with a single brand focus to a global leading cruising and touring business with an extensive portfolio of brands and products. 



Mathias Cormann says sexual harassment allegations against Barnaby Joyce are 'very serious'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:32:43 +1100

But the acting Prime Minister noted Mr Joyce has denied the claims.



From doughnut to metropolis: how Melbourne banished its tumbleweeds

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +1100

Great cities don't just happen. For the past 35 years, Melbourne city design director Rob Adams has overseen a renewal that has turned a donut doughnut city into a 24-hour metropolis.



The joke's on all of us as an age-old seduction tool falls flat

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +1100

Unattractive men once had a funny way of wooing women. No more.



Living with the new normal: mass murder at school

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:25:36 +1100

It is one of those events that I cannot think about without recalling the apartment I was staying in. I remember the pale morning light, the way the molecules in the air seemed to rearrange themselves in response to the words coming through the radio as reality shifted unthinkably. The shooter killed 20 school children, all six or seven years old, and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our son was seven. We were trying to decide where he would go to school in Manhattan. Numb with terror, we refused to believe that something like that could happen to us. To him.



Even gay people want an arranged marriage in India

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:23:15 +1100

Even though same-sex marriage is not legal in India, there is a booming desire for match-making services that put gay people together.



Rosie did everything right. Yet here we are.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:21:28 +1100

Rosie Batty probably never expected to become such a prominent face of anti-violence activism in Australia.



'Disappointed' Premier backs minister after explicit text messages

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:20:55 +1100

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is disappointed by reports of an affair between MPs but won't be sacking a Minister involved.



Tighter security being looked at for Melbourne Cup runners

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:19:23 +1100

Security guards may have to stay with Melbourne Cup runners until the moment they enter the mounting yard before the big race after text messages related to the Aquanita scandal suggested horses may have received "a top-up" before the 2015 Melbourne Cup.



USTA found mostly liable for Bouchard fall

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:17:11 +1100

The United States Tennis Association has been found mostly liable for Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard's fall on a wet locker room floor during the 2015 US Open in New York.



Mirvac signs AGL to fill Southern Cross tower

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:16:32 +1100

Mirvac has now leased all of the new 26,000 square metre building next door to Southern Cross railway station at 664 Collins Street, Melbourne.



The hazards of downsizing in retirement

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:13 +1100

It’s vital to consider the social security implications of selling the family home and having more investment assets.



Deputy at Florida high school resigns after failing to engage shooter

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:13:17 +1100

The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed has resigned rather than face suspension.



'Isn't life wonderful?': Rower's approach to life remembered in his death

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:09:26 +1100

It was the news rower Mark Roome’s family had been dreading ever since he disappeared on an early morning row along the Brisbane River.



Let them eat butter: Fat is back and premium butter brands are taking the cream

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:06:45 +1100

Consumers aren't just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that's giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands.



The war veteran who wants a favour from Australia for his 100th birthday

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:05:41 +1100

Australians gave Mickey Ganitch a generous welcome during World War II. Now he is ready to come back.



Ten taps old favourite Steve Price to help buck I'm a Celebrity's ratings woes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:04:14 +1100

In times of desperation, go back to the well. That seems to be Ten’s thinking regarding the suddenly chilled reception to I’m a Celebrity.



The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:01:08 +1100

Illustrations by the artist from The Age.



Digital radio 'coming of age' as Southern Cross Austereo profits fall

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:51 +1100

Southern Cross Austereo chief executive Grant Blackley says digital radio is "coming of age" while posting a sharp drop in group net profits.



France look for Six Nations redemption in Marseille

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +1100

Perhaps a change of scenery is just what France need. Switching Friday's home fixture against Italy to Marseille was originally planned by the French Rugby Federation as a move to take Six Nations rugby to a new audience on the south coast, not as a remedy to snap the national side out of their slump.



Social Seen: Dita Von Teese mingles with guests, Kate Hudson keeps to herself

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +1100

It was hump day for everyone else, but for a select few who were willing to pay $300 Wednesday night was champagne and burlesque night at Tatler in Sydney with special guest, Dita Von Teese.