Winx to jump from barrier six in attempt to win third consecutive Cox Plate

Champion mare Winx will jump from barrier six against eight rivals when she looks to make history on Saturday by winning her third Cox Plate.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:32 pm

Murder accused gives evidence at Aaron Pajich murder trial

A Perth woman accused of stabbing 18-year-old Aaron Pajich to death has explained the discovery by police of personal notes and pictures depicting torture as research for books she was writing.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:24 pm

Hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming to Melbourne in 2019

It seems those summoning spells from local Harry Potter fans have paid off.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:21 pm

Australian swimwear label Modobodi wants to solve a common problem for women

Australian label, Modibodi is not only "normalising" conversations around taboo topics, but have created a "fashionable fused with functional" collection of swimwear to solve an issue.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:20 pm

Trial by judge alone bill set to introduced into state parliament

Judge alone trials could soon be more common place in WA courts if a bill set to be introduced into State Parliament by the state's youngest MP gets the green light.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:16 pm

Markets Live: ASX on the nose

Australian shares are poised for a broadly flat open, following a slightly weaker session on Wall Street, amid a dearth of local data.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:16 pm

How Robert Everingham is reviving the age-old tradition of blacksmithing

A young Australian blacksmith is keeping the traditional methods alive, with a twist.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:08 pm

Dreamworld tragedy lives on for mother of Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett

The mother of two of the victims killed in the Dreamworld accident has opened up about her grief.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:02 pm

Amazon receives 238 proposals for second headquarters

Bids for Amazon's second headquarters came from all but seven US states, as well as most of southern Canada, three regions of Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:02 pm

Politics live as Turnbull government defends NBN, pushes company tax cuts

The Turnbull government continues to face questions about the NBN as it sells a new economic agenda.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:01 pm

Firefighters battle house fire on busy Brisbane road

Motorists have been urged to avoid a busy Brisbane road as fire crews battle a blaze in the city’s south.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:01 pm

Treasurer Scott Morrison says company tax cuts urgent as he prepares to unveil a new wave of reform

The Senate has passed only $24 billion of the government's $50 billion program of company tax cuts.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:59 pm

Melbourne Express: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Melbourne Express is your morning primer - a live blog with breaking news, headlines, transport updates and weather.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:53 pm

The great dealmaker? Lawmakers find Donald Trump to be untrustworthy negotiator

Trump campaigned as one of the world's greatest dealmakers, but lawmakers in both parties increasingly consider him an untrustworthy and easily distracted negotiator.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:50 pm

The NBN was engineered to fail

Who’s to blame for the omnishambles of the NBN? Pretty much everyone.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:47 pm

Ben Simmons flying high with Philadelphia 76ers, and wants to bring NBA game home

Ben Simmons is only three games into his much-anticipated NBA debut season but the Australian point guard has been so good that he is already drawing comparisons to some of the game's greatest players.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:41 pm

Q&A recap: Magda Szubanski delivers emotional punch in same-sex marriage debate

In the midst of a brutal campaign, it is tempting to wonder: where are the better angels of our nature? They're with Magda Szubanski, writes Neil McMahon.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:37 pm

Justin Timberlake to play at Super Bowl, 14 years after 'wardrobe malfunction'

Justin Timberlake will return to the Super Bowl halftime show next year, 14 years after one of the pop star's most notorious live performances on that same stage.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:33 pm

Steve Doszpot quits Assembly with a mission to raise awareness of liver cancer

Doszpot says ill health has forced his resignation but he still has work to do.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:32 pm

Back in black: George Young, AC/DC's Svengali dies

With Beatlemania​ breaking across the world in 1964, five teens at Villawood Migrant Hostel had Beatle dreams.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:27 pm

City of Sydney to grant gay couples free weddings if same-sex marriage legalised

Gay couples will enjoy free venue hire in the City of Sydney once same-sex marriage is legalised, in a provocative move that will outrage conservatives.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:26 pm

A message from George Young: 'Avoid over-hype'

George Young wasn't a big talker. But he did eventually get around to his emails, writes Michael Dwyer.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:25 pm

Could Paul Keating and Gareth Evans be Australia's North Korea solution?

As North Korea's nuclear capability grows, the world is hostage to the duelling vanities of two leaders. There is an Australian alternative.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:24 pm

Protecting NBN from the private sector 'disastrous': competition watchdog

Protecting the National Broadband Network from private sector competition would be a "disastrous" move that would inflict higher internet costs on households, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:19 pm

Bernard Tomic bundled out of Vienna Open, as Ashleigh Barty soars into elite company

Bernard Tomic's terrible 2017 has continued with a first-round loss to French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Vienna Open.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:14 pm