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11:03pm London Olympian Jessica Ashwood has made a record-breaking return home, setting an Australian and Australian all-comers record in the 1500 metres on the opening night of the Australian Short Course...
10:52pm New SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos says he is 100 per cent certain new Japanese team the Sunwolves will be ready to go when they enter the Super Rugby competition next year.
TIMNA JACKS, RANIA SPOONER 10:19pm Former AFL footballer Majak Daw has been accused of raping a second girl while he was in high school.
MITCH JENNINGS 10:06pm The return of star import Josh Childress wasn't enough to earn Sydney their first road win of the season with a 24-point performance from Kirk Penney sealing a 96-90 victory for Illawarra on their...
ANGELA MACDONALD-SMITH 10:02pm BG Group has officially taken over the keys for its $US20.4 billion Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas project, formally declaring the start of commercial operations.
MIKI PERKINS, SOCIAL AFFAIRS 10:00pm An car accident at age 19 left Keran Howe with spinal cord injuries, and she has been advocating for women with disabilities ever since.
Video National News
9:52pm Two people are dead and three being treated for injuries as fires burn out of control in South Australia. Vision courtesy ABC 24.
ALISTAIR WALSH 9:49pm There were tears and tension at the five emotionally charged auctions in the Blocktagon final. Video by Alistair Walsh.
Media & Marketing
MAX MASON AND DOMINIC WHITE 9:43pm The National Rugby League is poised to announce a historic rights agreement with Fox Sports, with the News Corp-owned pay-television broadcaster believed to have acquired the rights to the crucial...
JAKE NIALL 9:38pm An AFL investigation has cleared ex-Bulldog Michael Talia of any rule breaches for allegedly leaking game-sensitive information before a final but has issued a formal warning to Adelaide's Kyle...
THOMAS ESCRITT, PHILIP BLENKINSOP 9:34pm The lockdown has been lifted but troops on the street were a reminder Brussels remains on the highest alert.
JESSE HOGAN An Adelaide club cricketer was examined by Cricket Australia medical staff and team officials after he was struck in the back of the head while bowling to the Australian team in their training...
Two people have been confirmed killed in a bushfire burning out of control north of Adelaide.
STEVE MASCORD Willie Mason is to join Glenn Stewart, Todd Carney and Frank Pritchard in Super League next year. Is it time the European competition tried to get a slice of the Australian market?
ALISTAIR WALSH Every couple on The Blocktagon won hundreds of thousands of dollars. Video by Alistair Walsh.
PETER HANNAM The past five years have been the hottest on record.
TRACY HOWE We should not expect women to pack up and leave instead of the perpetrators of the violence against them.
We haven't had one for 22 years - when the benefit was an economy 2.5 per cent bigger and support for decades of prosperity.
GINO VUMBACA Our current drug laws largely penalise the young and poor, not the drug kingpins you'd expect.
I agree with Paul Keating's comments, that expansion of the Art Gallery of NSW into the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain should be resisted ("Gallery plan shows a harbour snobbery", November...
MICHAEL BRAND The Sydney Modern Project is a significant infrastructure project that provides an opportunity for the cultural transformation of this city and it should rightly be the subject of community...
BRIAN ANDREW There is too much attention being given to taxation reform in the current environment, likely at the expense of more appropriate ways to improve the productivity, resilience, levels of employment and...
ALEXANDRA BACK A Canberra businesswoman has been honoured for her work connecting people with a disability with well-paid jobs.
MEHREEN FARUQI Women across the world are disproportionately affected by wars, armed conflicts and terrorism.
Richard Mackay's business card title ("Director of Possibilities", Column, since Monday), has been outdone.
STEVEN CIOBO Just a few hours from our doorstep women in the Pacific face some of the highest levels of violence in the world.
HEATHER MCNEILL AND JON SOLMUNDSON The woman at the centre of the infamous Botanica Bar and Bistro video says she's now living a nightmare after footage of her and a group of friends trashing a pub bathroom went viral on Tuesday.
Members of the CIT community converge for the annual end of year photographic exhibition.
Western Sydney will go in search of a fifth straight win at Central Coast this Sunday.
New Zealand's first track cycling World Cup event has attracted an impressive array of Olympic and world champions.
Residents come out to watch Canterbury Bulldogs players and supporters take part in the White Ribbon Day March, through the streets of Lakemba. Visit - http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
EMMA QUAYLE Why Josh Dunkley was passed up by Sydney at Tuesday's AFL draft.
HEATHER MCNEILL The 2014 figures, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, showed church weddings made up about 20 per cent of Perth weddings compared to more than half of Australian weddings in...
The second Russian pilot who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey has been picked up by the Syrian army, Russia's ambassador to France says.
Police are questioning a third person over the suspected murder of missing man Greg Dufty.
KRISTIAN SILVA Thousands of starfish have died after being washed ashore on Moreton Island.
Video World News
The man known on the web as Phuc Dat Bich revealed on Wednesday that his name is indeed a hoax.
The Block live blog.
A man who went missing after he was charged with child pornography offences is facing a dozen more charges.
Neil D'Costa and Chris Rogers question whether more could be done to honour memory of Phillip Hughes
TOM DECENT Phillip Hughes' long-time coach and mentor has questioned whether cricket administrators are doing "everything humanly possible" to ensure player safety and honour the memory of the late opener,...
ANNA PATTY As a Myer retail worker of 35 years, Sue Barros has always found the days leading to Christmas particularly hectic.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Chief executive backs Canberra as ideal venue for teams to prepare for World Cup.
KATIE BURGESS Fourteen of Canberra's busiest people lost the combined weight of an industrial truck tyre to prove anyone can make time to improve their health.
MARK KENNY Malcolm Turnbull has called on business and the states for a "new dialogue on economic reform" in pursuit of meaningful change based on a "full and genuine buy-in".
CAROLINE WILSON For Charlie Dixon, the cultural and geographical distance from the Gold Coast to Port Adelaide was just one part of the long journey he has travelled from those dark days earlier this year.
BENEDICT CAREY Dr Joel Elkes helped doctors understand how brain chemistry shapes behaviour and published the first scientific trial of a medication for schizophrenia.
Public service money makers: Defence has handed redundancy payments to people they have re-employed as contractors
PHILLIP THOMSON Inquiry told federal public servants walking out one door with package, and waltzing straight back in as contractors. On Australia's most expensive contracts.
KEVIN NORQUAY When water goes out ahead of a tsunami there is trepidation about it coming back in.
JON SOLMUNDSON PayPass theft leaves 'a trail a mile wide', but police don't have the resources to follow up each individual case, according to a WA cybercrime expert.
MICHAEL GORDON The erosion of fundamental freedoms and overreach of ministerial discretion is leaving Australia increasingly isolated from international community standards, the president of the Human Rights...
A Spanish man who says he thought he was carrying money when he was stopped with 2.3kg of cocaine at Cairns Airport has been sentenced to nine years jail.
ALEXANDRA BACK A first petrol station for the Molonglo Valley is one step closer after its site was sold at auction on Wednesday for $5.75 million, well over the reserve.
JON SOLMUNDSON Kimberley police have pulled down a Facebook post boasting of a 50-gram cannabis bust on a 57-year-old woman in Halls Creek, after a heated online backlash.
Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day.
JASON DASEY Tuesday night's Malaysia Cup quarter-final underlined all that was good about Singapore's involvement, with a big crowd in Kuantan watching regional superstars such as Safuwan Baharudin and Faris...
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Demons' tough 2015 could reap rewards at next year's AFL draft.
TOM MCILROY The National Trust has slammed fast tracked demolition plans for the Northbourne Avenue public housing precinct, calling Planning Minister Mick Gentleman's decision...
AISHA DOW The owners of the Windsor Hotel say they have received a flood of offers of up to $130 million from those wanting to buy the heritage building.
JESSE HOGAN Most of Australia's players will be in line for a bonus of at least $60,000 if they can avoid defeat in the inaugural day-night Test.
Banking & Finance
SALLY ROSE AND SARAH THOMPSON The prudential regulator has refused to confirm or deny whether being an undisclosed and undischarged bankrupt should exclude an individual from being considered "fit and proper" to hold a senior...