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Leggings have sparked a new, ridiculous Jean Shrimpton inspired miniskirt debate

Tue Mar 28 06:30:26 UTC 2017

It's time to wake up and smell the cold pressed juice, leggings in 2017 are considered pants.

Police release CCTV of car being set on fire in Perth suburb of Alkimos

Tue Mar 28 06:29:21 UTC 2017

Arson Squad detectives are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set on fire in Alkimos in Perth's northern suburbs last month.

Widespread disruption, heavy losses likely from Cyclone Debbie

Tue Mar 28 06:28:46 UTC 2017

Insurers and industry braced for costs running into the billions of dollars as Cycle Debbie hit land Tuesday afternoon.

AFL Women's: Marquee model faces axe in 2018

Tue Mar 28 06:26:12 UTC 2017

The list size of AFL Women's clubs will increase by three and the marquee concept is likely to be scuttled under plans outlined to players.

Outdated energy market threatens supply security, says AEMO's Anthony Marxsen

Tue Mar 28 06:24:18 UTC 2017

Operator of national energy markets warns the electricity market is out of date and needs to be overhauled.

NRL season 2017: Round five previews

Tue Mar 28 06:24:05 UTC 2017

All the latest news as the Panthers take on the Storm in the match of the round.

Alexander Skarsgard 'freed the p' on Big Little Lies and everybody is quite agog

Tue Mar 28 06:22:54 UTC 2017

Are we finally heading into the era of equal opportunity nudity?

Liberals label Barr government 'hypocritical' over expansion of non-association orders

Tue Mar 28 06:22:46 UTC 2017

The ACT opposition has branded the Barr government as "hypocritical" for expanding non-association orders to deal with facets of organised crime.

China syndrome: Turnbull turns on a dime over extradition

Tue Mar 28 06:21:33 UTC 2017

The government says it supports an extradition treaty with Beijing because it will ensure Chinese criminals are sent back to China, where they belong. And it maintains that righteous enthusiasm right up until suddenly, it's gone.And so, another column in the facade of orderly, government, topples to populist whimsy.Cory Bernardi's power as a rookie independent, just got a pretty big kick-along. The government's prestige, not so much.

'Inappropriate': WA Police could be brought into disrepute over Facebook post

Tue Mar 28 06:17:45 UTC 2017

High-profile lawyer John Hammond says WA police could be brought into disrepute after an "inappropriate" post on an official Facebook page denigrating a man arrested.

7 things to do in Canberra this weekend, March 31-April 2

Tue Mar 28 06:11:50 UTC 2017

Our pick of what to do in Canberra this weekend...

Melania Trump, a first lady like no other, is a virtual 'shut-in'

Tue Mar 28 06:11:12 UTC 2017

Melania Trump is a virtual shut-in, her refuge 58 stories above Manhattan's hoi polloi and laden with enough gold to embarrass a Saudi prince.

School axes controversial drugs assignment

Tue Mar 28 06:04:01 UTC 2017

A Victorian school has axed an assignment which asked students to create "attractive" packaging for an illegal drug.

Joao Moreira and Fell Swoop secure perfect barrier draw for TJ Smith Stakes

Tue Mar 28 06:03:44 UTC 2017

Fell Swoop has secured the perfect barrier draw ahead of the TJ Smith Stakes on Saturday.

Man holed up in a Bendigo home as police close roads and try to coax him out

Tue Mar 28 06:03:52 UTC 2017

A major police operation is entering its fourth hour in Bendigo as police try to negotiate with a man holed up inside a property in the suburb of Jackass Flat.

Australia v India Test series 2017: India regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy after eight-wicket win over Australia

Tue Mar 28 06:03:10 UTC 2017

Australia's brave campaign in India has ended on a bitter low, crashing to a heavy defeat after their bowlers could not conjure the miracle required to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

It's 'snowing' in north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie smashes the coast

Tue Mar 28 05:59:40 UTC 2017

Residents in Sarina could not believe their eyes as 'snow' fell from the sky as Tropical Cyclone Debbie lashed central Queensland.

Isolating sexually abusive children can be harmful, royal commission hears

Tue Mar 28 05:59:32 UTC 2017

The vexed issue of treating children who sexually abuse their peers is under the spotlight at the royal commission.

I gave up TV for a year. This is what I got done instead

Tue Mar 28 06:02:27 UTC 2017

For all the time we spend with it, TV doesn't repay us very nicely. People who watch more television are generally unhappier, heavier and worse sleepers, and have a higher risk of death over a defined length of time.

Shopping centre axe attack victim struck 24 times, court hears

Tue Mar 28 05:54:27 UTC 2017

A man accused of a vicious assault on his estranged wife struck her 24 times, with a hatchet he'd bought from Bunnings, at Melbourne's Fountain Gate shopping centre, a court has heard.

No Bernard Tomic again for Davis Cup quarter-final against US

Tue Mar 28 05:52:40 UTC 2017

Bernard Tomic remains in exile after Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt named an unchanged team for next month's Davis Cup quarter-final against the United States in Brisbane.

NRL: Brett Mullins backs Canberra Raiders Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana to excel against Parramatta's Michael Jennings and Semi Radradra

Tue Mar 28 05:51:59 UTC 2017

Brett Mullins says Joey Leilua could go a long way towards a NSW jersey when he lines up against Parramatta centre Michael Jennings.

England coach Eddie Jones calls for Brumbies to stay, but Force and Rebels to go

Tue Mar 28 05:51:26 UTC 2017

Former Brumbies coach says Super Rugby needs to 'go back to the originals'.

'Aid is not charity': minister rebuffs request from Papua New Guinea

Tue Mar 28 05:50:58 UTC 2017

Australia's Minister for International Development has fired a warning shot to the region.

Cyclone Debbie: Storm likely to add to Great Barrier Reef's woes, scientist says

Tue Mar 28 05:50:20 UTC 2017

Cyclone Debbie appears to have added another blow to the Great Barrier Reef, hammering a region that had escaped the worst of the coral bleaching over the past 15 months, a senior researcher says.

Bank surge pushes ASX to two-year high

Tue Mar 28 06:25:05 UTC 2017

The ASX surged to its highest close in two years on Tuesday, thanks to a strong performance by the big banks.

Markets Live: ASX tops 5800 as CBA soars

Tue Mar 28 05:42:15 UTC 2017

The ASX hits a fresh 2017 closing high thanks to a surprisingly strong performance of the big banks.

Debut and self-published authors shortlisted in Children's Book Council of Australia awards

Tue Mar 28 05:41:57 UTC 2017

Two self-published books - including a unique album of typographical art in which every image is made with letters that spell its very name - have cracked the shortlist for information books in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.

Live cricket scores: Australia vs India, fourth Test, day four from Dharamsala

Tue Mar 28 03:44:45 UTC 2017

After a hard-fought tour, Steve Smith's men face a near impossible task stopping their hosts from seizing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The Grapest 5K Run: The wine tasting fun run that's coming to Canberra

Tue Mar 28 05:43:23 UTC 2017

If wine's not a good enough excuse to run, what is?

How a five-month Chinese operation led to a $100m drug bust in Australia

Tue Mar 28 05:37:19 UTC 2017

Chinese authorities have revealed how police in Guangdong uncovered a drug ring operating between China and Australia in a five-month long investigation that led to the seizure of a $100million ice haul.

Politics live as Malcolm Turnbull debates race hate laws and company tax cuts

Tue Mar 28 05:48:40 UTC 2017

Hello and welcome to the day in politics.

Bimberi boxing classes questioned in wake of assault

Tue Mar 28 05:27:30 UTC 2017

Bimberi inmates taught to box before brutal May assault

Sheffield Shield final: South Australian captain Travis Head fumes as Jon Holland stars

Tue Mar 28 05:25:50 UTC 2017

Jon Holland reprised his Sheffield Shield final heroics of 12 months ago as Victoria charged closer to glory on day three at Traeger Park.

More hair-raising footage shows truck narrowly avoiding two cars at high speed

Tue Mar 28 05:24:25 UTC 2017

Police have released incredible footage of a truck narrowly missing two cars at a set of traffic lights in High Wycombe.

NRL: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart puts Sia Soliola back in starting side

Tue Mar 28 05:22:10 UTC 2017

Ricky Stuart forced into reshuffle after Elliott Whitehead suspension.

Collingwood Magpies wary of Dustin Martin: Nathan Buckley

Tue Mar 28 05:20:52 UTC 2017

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies have several options in their quest to stop Dustin Martin in Thursday night's highly anticipated clash with Richmond at the MCG, but concedes the Tigers talisman is "almost impossible to tackle."

Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller quits show ahead of sentencing over fraud charges

Tue Mar 28 05:19:19 UTC 2017

The reality show host is due to be sentenced in May for a range of charges including smuggling Australian currency.

Body of man missing off Rockingham coast found by water police

Tue Mar 28 05:15:02 UTC 2017

Police are frantically searching for a man missing off the coast of Rockingham after locating a body and boat debris in the area on Monday.

Army ready to deploy as Cyclone Debbie disaster plan activated

Tue Mar 28 05:49:58 UTC 2017

The Prime Minister said the Australian Defence Force had set up a joint task force and was ready to deploy assets to the affected areas.

The 'farcical' AFL rule ... that must stay

Tue Mar 28 04:59:45 UTC 2017

"We'll sort it out later."

Telstra joins global YouTube boycott as toll mounts on Google

Tue Mar 28 04:53:56 UTC 2017

Telstra is the latest Australian company to join the boycott of YouTube over fears its brand was being associated with bigoted or extremist content.

Australia now officially has a 'Google tax': Diverted Profits Tax law passed Parliament

Tue Mar 28 05:22:53 UTC 2017

The Turnbull Government's "Google Tax" has been passed into law as it aims to recoup $2 billion in revenue from some of the nation's biggest companies including Apple, BHP Billiton, Chevron and Crown.

Oroton scraps dividend as profit halves

Tue Mar 28 04:53:25 UTC 2017

Oroton Group has scrapped its dividend after first-half profit slumped more than 50 per cent.

Tuggeranong waters to be drained for 18 months for water quality works

Tue Mar 28 04:44:40 UTC 2017

Locals have welcomed work to introduce wetlands around Tuggeranong on Monday as part of an $80 million project to improve the water quality of waterways in the ACT.

Complaints peter out over Tuggeranong 'tip stink' although residents say smell persists

Tue Mar 28 04:42:12 UTC 2017

Complaints about a putrid stench hanging over Tuggeranong have become less frequent although residents maintain the smell is still there.

Aaron Sorkin questions whether Hollywood has a diversity problem

Tue Mar 28 04:40:23 UTC 2017

The award-winning TV and film writer seemed shocked when the much-discussed subject of diversity and gender equity was raised recently.

Cyclone Debbie hits the Queensland coast

Tue Mar 28 06:21:39 UTC 2017

Latest on the category 4 storm as it heads for the north Queensland near Bowen.

Cambodian necrosis patient Soth Rey dies

Tue Mar 28 04:56:21 UTC 2017

An 18 year-old woman whose case focussed attention on the poor state of medical care in Cambodia has died after contracting necrosis, a rare from of cell degeneration.

Travis Varcoe, Bernie Vince won't challenge AFL bans

Tue Mar 28 04:22:21 UTC 2017

Collingwood's Travis Varcoe will miss Thursday's important clash with Richmond after accepting a one-game AFL ban.

The $41 million bill for Mike Baird's greyhound backdown

Tue Mar 28 04:18:00 UTC 2017

The money will fund reforms to the industry and establishment of a new integrity commission.

Woolworths warns prices will rise on surging electricity costs

Tue Mar 28 04:16:54 UTC 2017

Brad Banducci warns soaring electricity prices are a 'material issue' and will lead to higher prices on the shelves.

London terror attack: No evidence Khalid Masood was linked to Islamic State

Tue Mar 28 04:12:55 UTC 2017

British police said that they have found no evidence that London attacker Khalid Masood was linked to the Islamic State, despite a claim by the militant group that he was its "soldier".

Untold tale of Roman navy's daring bid to save the people of Pompeii

Tue Mar 28 04:12:19 UTC 2017

The Roman navy's attempt to rescue people from one of history's most famous natural disasters is detailed in the exhibition Escape from Pompeii – the untold Roman rescue.

Rites and rituals: Announcing the April Clique Challenge

Tue Mar 28 04:12:05 UTC 2017

Fairfax Media photographer Janie Barrett joins us for our latest video tutorial for the April Challenge: Rites & rituals.

Logos buys logistics hub for $27m

Tue Mar 28 04:09:35 UTC 2017

The acquisitive Macquarie Capital-backed Logos has added to its industrial portfolio with the purchase of a prime logistics facility leased to Toll Transport in Altona North.

Time is running out for Lewis Jetta and Eric Mackenzie

Tue Mar 28 04:09:01 UTC 2017

It might only be round one, but West Coast must be running out patience with Lewis Jetta.

Fallen football star Ben Cousins jailed for one year

Tue Mar 28 04:00:28 UTC 2017

Troubled AFL premiership player Ben Cousins has been jailed for one year and fined $2400 for stalking and drug offences.

Last Night of the Proms review: MSO delivers a moving tribute to Westminster

Tue Mar 28 04:00:01 UTC 2017

An evening of thoroughly British classical music came just days after a violent attack in central London.

Greens defend MP slammed over cyclone comments

Tue Mar 28 04:00:16 UTC 2017

​Greens senators have come to the defence of Adam Bandt, slammed for politicising Cyclone Debbie after linking burning coal and extreme weather events.

Hundreds of property owners remain in the lurch after Watersun Homes collapse

Tue Mar 28 04:08:15 UTC 2017

Hundreds of property owners who signed up with failed construction company Watersun Homes remain without a builder to complete their homes.

ACT Liberal Elizabeth Kikkert reveals family violence experience in protection orders debate

Tue Mar 28 03:57:12 UTC 2017

ACT Liberal Elizabeth Kikkert reveals childhood marred by family violence in legislative assembly address.

The Facebook hack I’m trying to conquer my addiction

Tue Mar 28 03:50:12 UTC 2017

This is the social media equivalent of the methadone program

Ben Cousins sentenced to one year in jail over stalking, drug possession

Tue Mar 28 06:29:00 UTC 2017

Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins will spend 12 months behind bars after being sentenced at Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Average ACT electricity bill to rise by $191 per year under draft ruling from ICRC

Tue Mar 28 03:45:06 UTC 2017

'The ACT will continue to have some of the lowest electricity prices in the country.'

Mantra shares surge on takeover chatter

Tue Mar 28 03:34:42 UTC 2017

Mantra Group's shares were the stock market's biggest gainer on Tuesday, surging 9 per cent amid a fresh round of takeover speculation.

Melbourne Storm star Will Chambers says errors can't return in Penrith Panthers clash

Tue Mar 28 05:48:57 UTC 2017

The Storm know their undefeated run will end if they again produce errors against Penrith Panthers on Saturday night.

Canberra woman Judy Bamberger defies Israeli boycott arrest threat

Tue Mar 28 03:29:22 UTC 2017

Judy Bamberger dared Israeli authorities to arrest her when she arrived in the country. They didn't.

Two people hospitalised after 'rotten egg' gas leak at Melbourne CBD tower

Tue Mar 28 03:28:43 UTC 2017

Two people have been taken to hospital after a leak of vile smelling gas in a Collins Street office block led to the building's evacuation.

A sobering timeline of Ben Cousins' drug addiction fight

Tue Mar 28 05:09:37 UTC 2017

1996: A 17-year-old Ben Cousins debuts for the West Coast Eagles, kicking two goals in his first game. He goes on to win the AFL's Rising Star award that same year.

Global fund managers turning to European stocks

Tue Mar 28 04:27:21 UTC 2017

With US equity markets deemed ripe for a correction, an increasing number of global fund managers are eyeing European stocks.

UQ LNP Club president: 'I openly accept I would be a Nazi Party member'

Tue Mar 28 05:09:11 UTC 2017

A Liberal National Party official has claimed he would have been a member of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party if he lived in the 1930s.

Donald Trump has a strategy for destroying IS - and it's working

Tue Mar 28 05:48:11 UTC 2017

Defeating the Islamic State was candidate Donald Trump's top national-security priority, one of the few policy issues on which he was consistent.

Western Force set up to fail: chairman

Tue Mar 28 03:16:35 UTC 2017

Western Force chairman Tony Howarth says the club's efforts to succeed have been undermined by Australian rugby powers.

Fashion crimes: Alexander Maconochie Centre inmates set for wardrobe overhaul

Tue Mar 28 03:08:52 UTC 2017

The ACT government is shopping for black track pants, black thongs and black men's and women's underwear.

Where in the world is Clive Palmer's nephew? Perhaps Palmer can help

Tue Mar 28 03:08:51 UTC 2017

Clive Palmer has been ordered to return to court to answer questions as legal efforts to bring his nephew back to Australia continue.