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BEAU DONELLY 11:12pm Police will drug test 100,000 drivers for methamphetamine over the next 12 months as authorities attempt to tackle the ice epidemic gripping Victoria.
10:53pm Australia has made its first delivery of "military stores" in northern Iraq, Defence announced on Tuesday night.
ROY MASTERS 10:00pm Stephen Dank, the most reviled man in football’s supplements saga, has suddenly become the most significant.
JON TUXWORTH 10:00pm Canberra Raiders prop Brett White will farewell the game a "happy footballer" in the knowledge egos have been replaced by a team-first culture he is convinced will lead the club back to its glory...
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm It’s the scourge of the game, the biggest turnoff for fans, players and coaches alike. But the NRL admits it is all but powerless to stamp wrestling out of rugby league.
STEPHEN DUCKETT With all the talk about our health system being unsustainable, how do we perform against our peers?
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JOHN VON RADOWITZ 'We find that if you're watching an action movie while snacking your mouth will see more action too.'
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Newcastle has moved to ward off the poachers by tabling lucrative offers to retain Sione, Chanel and Pat Mata'utia until the end of 2018.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS There's plenty to play for as teams with final aspirations go into the last round.
LARISSA NICHOLSON Brian Bosel left Morwell when fire first hit the Hazelwood mine.
HANNAH FRANICS, PATRICK BEGLEY The leaking of a trove of nude images of celebrities, including those of beloved actress Jennifer Lawrence, has triggered a manhunt for the culprits, with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation...
TOM MCILROY Canberra asbestos campaigner Brianna Heseltine has joined the Labor Party and could contest the 2016 ACT election.
About Town: Scenes from the official opening of Tone, Colour and Space at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
A pleasing gallop has trainer Mick Price convinced Lankan Rupee can continue his winning ways in the McEwen Stakes.
BEAU DONELLY An elderly man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a reversing car in the CBD on Tuesday.
MICHAEL GLEESON Chatter about walk-outs at Collingwood swept the Twittersphere on Tuesday.
DOMINIC BOSSI South Sydney Rabbitohs star Issac Luke is free to play against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday after being cleared of a grade one dangerous contact charge in an emotional judicial hearing.
THE SECRET FOOTBALLER My first finals campaign almost never happened. In the final home-and-away game of that season,
PETER MARTIN We've dodged a bullet. Had compulsory super contributions climbed as legislated Australian workers would have lost 0.5 per cent of wages from their next increase, 0.
CAMERON WOODHEAD The 2015 season will mark a change in approach and embrace creative renewal.
Crowds gathered at the Tugerranong Arts Centre for the Tone, Colour and Space exhibition by Lake Tuggeranong College Students.
CHRIS WILSON The 2011 Asian Cup’s host nation Qatar will base itself in Canberra in the lead-up to next year's tournament in Australia.
A coronial inquest into the death of a five month old infant will hear expert opinion about whether electronic baby monitors should be mandated in day care facilities.
JAKE NIALL North Melbourne is a serious contender to snare free-agent Bulldog Shaun Higgins, as the Roos continue their aggressive push into the free agency market.
ALEXANDRA BACK NSW Ambulance has apologised to a mother and father who were forced to drive their sick two-month-old baby to a Sydney hospital when there were no ambulances available.
BEAU DONELLY A young child has drowned at a house in Melbourne's north-west.
CLAY LUCAS An inner-city council has boosted its chief executive's pay to almost $400,000 a year, despite a leaked internal report saying the council's customer service "lacks functional effectiveness".
MICHAEL CHAMMAS It's the battle between the elephant and the rhinoceros - that's how Jamal Idris eloquently puts it.
JOSH GORDON It was perfunctory and business-like, but in the end Geoff Shaw probably did the bare minimum required of him to ensure his survival for the eight sitting days remaining before the November 29...
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MELANIE KEMBREY Vision has emerged of a Bolivian tour bus crash that left 10 people dead, including 25-year-old Australian Kurt Steel.
Chris Hartcher tells ICAC he was 'not aware' his office passed on illegal donations from Nathan Tinkler's company
MICHAELA WHITBOURN, KATE MCCLYMONT There was a rare outbreak of political bipartisanship at a corruption inquiry as senior state Labor and Liberal figures were forced to deny improper dealings with a company linked to embattled coal...
TOM ARUP Approval to dump millions of tonnes of dredging sludge on land, rather than in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, will be sought by the companies wanting to expand a coal port next to the world...
JON PIERIK Collingwood fitness chief Bill Davoren has revealed blood profiling of his players during the heat of a Melbourne summer found training at home provided similar results to the more expensive option...
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MATT MURNANE The four finals that lie ahead this weekend have the potential to match 1994 for suspense and drama.
MICHAEL GORDON Tony Abbott has been able to tick off a key pre-election promise, just in time to buoy his backbench on the eve of the government's first anniversary of taking power.
Tyson Goldsack is close to re-signing at Collingwood.
LISA COX, JAMES MASSOLA, GARETH HUTCHENS The Abbott government has finally delivered on a key election promise and repealed the mining tax after striking a compromise with the Palmer United Party, but at a $6.
Aussie retailer TS14 celebrated average sized women by showing curvy models at Melbourne's Spring Fashion Week.
SARAH WHYTE AND MICHAEL GORDON Clive Palmer has signalled he will support restoring temporary protection visas only if the Abbott government removes asylum seeker children from Christmas Island and Nauru.
CHLOE SALTAU Hamstrung Australian captain Michael Clarke has refused Darren Lehmann's request to keep his concerns about selection private and declared he has no intention of quitting one-day cricket after the...
CLAY LUCAS Donations by developers should not be banned in Victoria, Planning Minister Matthew Guy says, arguing that following New South Wales' lead to ban them would "criminalise one part of the business...
JESSE HOGAN More than half of the 40 players shortlisted for this year's All-Australian team are in contention to make the final cut for the first time.
HANNAH FRANCIS Security experts have cast doubt on the safety of the cloud as a place to store digital files in the wake of hundreds of nude and semi-nude female celebrity photographs being leaked online.
VANESSA LAM Canberra’s spring open gardens program will go ahead despite the closure of Open Gardens Australia next year.
DAVID WROE Turkey's Ambassador in Canberra blasts as "unfair" international calls to tighten the country's border with Syria to stem the flow of foreign jihadists.
RUPERT GUINNESS The short term future of James O'Connor and his return to Australia is shored up. But confusion reigns about his long-term plans after the World Cup in Britain next year.
EMMA QUAYLE There are few more subjective awards than the Rising Star.
MADELEINE HEFFERNAN Australia's $1.85 trillion superannuation industry has decried the government's surprise decision to again delay an increase in the super guarantee.
JACQUELINE MALEY It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.
ANNA PATTY The construction workers union directed all staff and officials to clean out their emails despite being issued with an order to produce electronic documents to the royal commission into union...
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That's the question a local wine collector has asked himself about his three bottles of 1951 Grange.
BEN WESTCOTT A 24-year-old man was arrested and drugs and weapons seized in a series of raids across the ACT on Friday.
ADAM COOPER A Finnish national and a Chinese man have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in an international money laundering scheme in which almost $900,000 was seized in Melbourne.
DARREN GRAY The cost of the devastating Hazelwood coalmine fire has been estimated at more than $100 million, a cost borne by Victorian taxpayers, the local community and the owner and operator of the mine, GDF...
The bizarre face mask craze is the latest in fashion on the beaches of China.
CAMERON ATFIELD Notorious sex predator back behind bars seven months after release.
LARISSA NICHOLSON Victoria's chief health officer should have told vulnerable people in Morwell to relocate more than a week earlier than she did, as fire raged in the nearby Hazlewood coal mine, according to a report.
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The government taunts Labor during an impassioned question time on Tuesday after striking a deal with Palmer United to abolish the mining tax and delay superannuation increases.