Health & Fitness
ROBERTO A. FERDMAN 11:30pm We're all leaving a lot of happiness on the table by staying home when we're by ourselves.
ROSS GITTINS 11:15pm The budget is worthy of the attention the media give it, but not for the reason many people imagine.
10:19pm Brisbane is out of the Asian Champions League after falling 2-1 in its must-win clash against Urawa Red Diamonds.
BETH NEWMAN 10:13pm Brisbane Roar's season officially ended on Tuesday night and the focus will now be on future.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Robbie Farah has called for James Tedesco to take more control of the team while Aaron Woods laughed off Martin Taupau's gesture towards his Kangaroos teammate.
CHRIS DUTTON 10:00pm ACT Brumbies rookie James Dargaville admits he has "no idea" where he fits into the positional puzzle, but will embrace his versatility after signing a new two-year deal in Canberra.
PATRICK BARTLEY 10:00pm The partner of suspended jockey, Danny Nikolic is being investigated over wagering significant amounts of money on horses to lose with Australia's major betting exchange BetFair.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Luke Keary needs surgey, John Sutton hopeful of returning for the Rabbitohs.
PHIL GOULD 10:00pm It's hard not to be impressed with how well the Kiwis are sitting as they prepare for the next World Cup in 2017.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm Anthony Watmough won't be blowing up if NSW selectors opt for a younger - and more in-form - forward for this year's State of Origin campaign.
INGA TING 10:00pm They haven't even celebrated their 30th birthdays yet, but Generation Y is already marred by a stark divide between rich and poor.
9:52pm Labor has fended off an attempt by the LNP to 'nullify' Billy Gordon's vote.
9:41pm Migrants arriving on the Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday said about 40 others travelling with them had died on the journey.
Soccer Match Report
VINCE RUGARI Brisbane Roar's season is officially over following a 2-1 defeat to Japanese powerhouse Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday night.
Video Rugby Union
The Waratahs say they've learned a lot from the round one upset against the Western Force and are not out to inflict pain on their rivals.
MEHREEN FARUQI What does a second term of the Liberal-National Coalition government herald for the future of our environment?
PAUL MCPHUN The problem of refugees is a global problem, not one to which Australia can turn a blind eye.
"Hey! Fair go!" hurrumphs Ken Knight C8PhD, of North Turramurra (Anzac childrens' names, Column 8, for days).
Cecily Dignan spent the majority of her career improving the lot of peoples marginalised by socio-economic, political, racial and gender imbalance or disadvantage.
Few in our society are ever called upon to make a potential life or death decision, but police are among those who are.
STEVE COLEMAN I've seen first-hand the awful, overcrowded and unhygienic living conditions at some puppy farms. Dogs are constantly caged.
CHAS KEYS AND ANDREW GISSING With more than 70 deaths in five years, we need to do more to educate the public so deaths from floodwaters can be prevented.
After the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 Dr Pavel Petr accepted a senior lectureship in the Department of German at Monash University.
The Baird government has taken a pragmatic and sensible approach to reviewing the powers of the state's corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, after it suffered a body...
ALAN STOKES From executions to earthquakes to Anzac Day to brain cancer research: we have to decide how much we care and about whom. But what is left in the empathy tank?
Percy Sledge, the R&B singer whose soulful ballad of eternal love and fidelity, When a Man Loves a Woman, topped the charts in 1966, has died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, aged 74.
ROSS GARNAUT, JOHN LANGMORE Anthony Clunies-Ross made a remarkable contribution to national and global economic and social strategy.
TV & Radio
PAUL KALINA Are we full after MKR or do we have room for another course? Only MasterChef has shaken things up a little.
Calvary Hospital called its caterers in for meetings on Tuesday as relatives issued warnings patients were receiving sub-standard meals late, leaving their health at risk.
Legislation aimed at finalising the nation's most expensive and longest-running court case will be introduced to the West Australian parliament.
TOM MCILROY The ACT government denies that a juggling of management positions at ACTION Buses are anything to do with last year's changes to bus timetables and routes.
A sleep-deprived addict "snapped" and strangled her dealer when she couldn't get free drugs, a Perth trial has heard.
JAMES MASSOLA AND FINBAR O'MALLON Reserve Bank's decision to cut cash rates to record lows welcomed by Canberra home owners.
GARRY MADDOX Jennifer Peedom's film, which is screening at the Sydney Film Festival, looks at the risks that sherpas take to help foreigners to the summit.
BRETT KEEBLE Never the best, but a player who always tried his best is how Kurt Gildey wants to be remembered at the Newcastle Knights.
DAVID RAMLI Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has picked a long-standing former Telstra executive, Deena Shiff, to lead an investigation of phone and internet services in rural and regional Australia.
JAMES MASSOLA, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT He's the man asked to wait in the car when the Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Paris. But who are Peter Stephens and his partner of 32 years, Australia's ambassador to France Stephen Brady?
Video Rugby League
Blues coach Laurie Daley may have to reconsider his harsh words about James Tedesco as New South Wales' fullback stocks diminish.
Banking & Finance
CLANCY YEATES The Commonwealth Bank is only passing on part of Tuesday's cut in official rates to borrowers, but has taken the unusual step of raising some deposit interest rates.
HANNAH MOORE Canberrans will be encouraged to open their doors and wallets at the end of the month to donate to the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal, now in its 50th year.
TOM MCILROY The opposition will call on the ACT government to delay signing contracts for Canberra's light rail line until after the 2016 territory election.
MICHAELA WHITBOURN The widely respected Murray Gleeson takes on the politically charged task of chairing a broad review of the ICAC, including whether any "limits or enhancements" should be applied to the exercise of...
Video AFL Real Footy
Hawthorn's Luke Hodge handed a three-match sanction for striking North Melbourne's Andrew Swallow, while Gold Coast defender Steven May's tribunal challenge fails.
TOM MCILROY ACTION bus passengers on morning services will be required to use the My Way card in a trial of cashless fares.
JESSE HOGAN Luke Hodge will miss Hawthorn's next three matches after the tribunal gave its verdict on the much-publicised strike he had intended to be to Andrew Swallow's chest but instead got him in the neck.
AAP The latest Dun and Bradstreet's Business Expectations survey shows 49 per cent of businesses expect no impact from the May budget.
JAMES MASSOLA Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to fully explain to Australians a "bizarre" incident that prompted the Australian ambassador to France, Stephen Brady, to offer...
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ROJE ADAIMY By not playing any Tests before August's Netball World Cup, defending champions Australia will be unpredictable opponents, says coach Lisa Alexander.
JIL HOGAN Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.
ANNA PATTY Before his appointment, Fair Work Commissioner Bernie Riordan was subject to a Federal Court case over $1.8m in directors fees he had been accused of receiving.
JON PIERIK West Indian great Curtly Ambrose has opened up about one of the defining moments of Australia's rise to world domination when he threatened to "knock out" Steve Waugh during a heated on-field...
CAROLINE WILSON It just keeps getting worse for Rodney Eade, the AFL veteran who chose the Gold Coast Suns as his coaching swansong in the belief that the club's biggest drawbacks were its tin-shed training...
HEATH ASTON Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has been urged to “toughen the f—k up” by a retired Labor MP.
FINBAR O'MALLON After a warm start to autumn, Canberrans might finally have a reason to pull the electric blankets and slippers out of storage this week with forecasters predicting cooler temperatures from Wednesday.
Banking & Finance
SALLY ROSE Jane Hemstritch joined David Gonski and Kevin McCann in defending the governance at Australia's financial institutions.
DAVID WROE AND NICK O'MALLEY An Australian Twittter user and Islamic State supporter who appeared to encourage the terrorist attack on an anti-Islamic cartoon event in the US says his movement is "winning the minds of the young...
EMMA QUAYLE Sam Docherty's first few months as a Carlton player were emotionally challenging. He feels like they have made him a stronger, more confident person.
LARISSA NICHOLSON The Gold Coast's Steven May will serve a three-match suspension after the AFL tribunal rejected his argument he had no alternative to bumping the Brisbane's Tom Rockliff.