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Now is the time to prepare for summer colour


Jason Hodges 12:13pm At this time of year, plenty of flowers can be grown from seed or seedlings, and planting conditions are perfect.


Our choice: A country mansion in Blackheath

Former guesthouse: 179 Wentworth Street, Blackheath.

KATE FARRELLY 12:09pm Take your pick - a $1.35 million property at Blueys Beach or a $2.5 million heritage-listed mansion in Blackheath with room for 23 cars.


Our Choice: West

Birchgrove: 1/45 Wharf Road.

KATE FARRELLY 11:31am What to buy in the inner west.

Crackdown bid on hookah pipe cafes

The Age
picture Justin McManus.
Push to ban Shisha smoking inline with cigarette laws.
Arabesque Shisha lounge in Coburg.
Saddique Baig smoking a Shisha pipe.

Carolyn Webb and Kate Hagan 5:45pm Doctors and a coalition of public health groups have called for the main political parties to commit to a ban on indoor shisha smoking in Victoria.

Whitlam suburb an honour eluding many former PMs

The Bruce suburb sign, named after Stanley Bruce, is unveiled in 2012

HENRY BELOT 11:57am Should a new Canberra suburb be named after Gough Whitlam he'll achieve something that has so far eluded eleven other Australian Prime Ministers since federation.

Traitor or hero?

Filming in fear: Edward Snowden as 'Citizenfour'

Edward Snowden in <i>Citizenfour</i>.

Jill Serjeant 11:51am US documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the US government.

Sydney coach Arnold calls for MRP review

Ian McCullough 11:50am A furious Graham Arnold has called on the FFA to revamp their match review panel after Nikola Petkovic's appeal against a red card was dismissed.


Don't be a drip, ACCC told Ticketek and Ticketmaster

The consumer watchdog looked into bookings where additional costs are added to the price of the tickets in later stages of the sale.

Scott Parker 11:48am Australia's largest ticketsellers Ticketek and Ticketmaster have been forced to clean up their act after an investigation by the consumer watchdog of their pricing practices.

We won't be intimidated, Canadian PM says

11:45am Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the country won't be intimidated after two separate attacks on soldiers in a week.

Dante Exum critic Bill Simmons now full of praise for Aussie

'Easily my fastest flip-flop ever': Bill Simmons is now a Dante Exum fan.

11:39am Just a week ago, Bill Simmons said Utah's decision to use pick five on Dante Exum "has a chance to be one of this century's legendary bad lottery picks".

'Tragedy' for Portland, blow for Napthine as wind turbine giant Keppel Prince sacks 100 workers

Repealing the renewable energy targets supporting wind and solar power would add about $8 billion in profit to coal plant operators including Origin Energy, AGL Energy and EnergyAustralia.

HENRIETTA COOK 11:46am One of Australia's largest wind turbine tower producers has been forced to sack 100 workers in the Premier's electorate, after the federal government moved to reduce the the renewable energy target.

Packer becomes Souths co-owner

11:39am James Packer is the new co-owner of NRL club South Sydney.

Julie Bishop a 'hero' for women; could be prime minister, says Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is being talked up as a future leader of the Liberal Party.

LATIKA BOURKE 11:32am Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop could become Prime Minister, a Liberal MP has told a private gathering of female ambassadors. 

Video shows Australian cattle being cruelly treated in Gaza, Jordan and Kuwait

A sheep suffering on the back of a truck. Other sheep were filmed being cruelly stuffed into wheelbarrows and car boots.

MELANIE KEMBREY 11:28am The campaign to end live exports has reignited after new vision emerged showing the cruel mistreatment of Australian animals in Middle Eastern countries.


Watson makes Domestic one-day return

11:27am Australian all-rounder will make his return to the NSW Blues when the team takes on the QLD Bulls in an elimination final.

HSC 2014: Ulladulla High students evacuated mid-exam after gas leak

Evacuated: Ulladulla High School.

ALEXANDRA SMITH 11:33am HSC students were evacuated from their business studies exam this morning after a gas leak closed a south coast school.

NZ dollar drops after tepid inflation data

Paul McBeth 11:22am The annual inflation rate falling to one per cent has cleared the way for the kiwi dollar to fall from "unsustainable and unjustified" levels.

Crisis deepens at Caterham formula one team

Tony Fernandes.

11:14am The Caterham Formula One team looked close to collapse on Wednesday with management threatening to walk away and take legal action against Malaysian founder Tony Fernandes.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has power to stop the destruction of Gough Whitlam childhood home

Nothing stopping Whitlam's childhood home demolition (Thumbnail)

MARK HAWTHORNE 11:41am Planning minister Matthew Guy has the power to stop the destruction of Gough Whitlam's birthplace in Kew on a moment's notice, despite his claim that he cannot intervene because a  demolition order has already been granted by the local council.

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

US Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House.

Jeff Mason 11:43am A man has jumped the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said.

Historical Trisha Brown dances draw emotion and beauty

Pioneer: Dance maestro Trisha Brown.

Jordan Beth Vincent 11:28am An artistic revolution in dance is reflected in Early Works, a selection of dances choreographed by Trisha Brown, writes Jordan Beth Vincent.

Abbott expresses solidarity with Canada

11:06am Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the shooting in Canada's parliament confirms a very real threat to free countries and institutions.

Aussie Iggy Azalea new face of Forever 21


11:02am Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and her professional basketballer boyfriend Nick Young are the new faces of American fashion giant Forever 21.

Toddler's life may have been saved if car seat was properly fitted

toddler car seat

LOUISE HALL 11:32am A two-year-old girl who died when the car her mother was driving collided with a street sweeper may have survived if her car seat was properly installed.

Woman ran naked down street to escape ice addict partner Helal Rayes

MARK RUSSELL 11:01am A woman was so terrified of being killed by her ice-addicted partner after he had bashed her and held her hostage that when she finally managed to escape she ran naked past more than 20 houses before knocking on a stranger’s door pleading for help, a court has heard.


Leighton on track for $540m-plus profit target

Leighton is tapping the overhaul in public infrastructure, its boss Marcelino Fernandez Verdes said.

11:00am Leighton says it's on track to deliver a full year profit of up to $620 million after winning major infrastructure contracts including Sydney's North West Rail Link.


Colder winter lifts AGL earnings

Warm glow: AGL has boosted its earnings expectations this year due in part to a colder winter.

Angela Macdonald-Smith 11:34am AGL Energy has flagged an increase in underlying profit for the full-year thanks to growing margins in the gas business and the colder winter, but the size of the likely lift remains uncertain given a number of factors that will affect performance.

Scott Morrison denies ministerial power grab

Looking at all entities: Scott Morrison said 10 workers would be removed.

JAMES MASSOLA 11:19am Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside suggestions he is engaged in a power grab to take over portfolio responsibilities from colleagues including the Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Agriculture ministers.

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Exum critic now full of praise for Aussie

Peter Mitchell 10:59am A high-profile American NBA analyst says he was wrong to slam Australian teen prodigy Dante Exum.