Family influenced Taumalolo's decision

Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo said advice from his family to look after his long-term future was part of the reason he signed a lengthy contract extension.

Minister Michael McCormack invokes penalty rates to defend generous travel allowance

Small Business Minister Michael McCormack

Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent "I get a travel allowance, others get penalty rates – it's part of the package."

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Ben Melham - the three-month ride to the top

Chris Roots Ben Melham is within touching distance of 1000 winners in his career, which has spanned 14 years, but the past three months have been a whirlwind sweeping him to the top of his profession.

Giants Netball name Amy Parmenter as replacement for injured captain Kimberlee Green

James Buckley The Giants have named training partner Amy Parmenter as Kimberlee Green's immediate replacement.

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Australian resident hurt in London

One of the dozens injured in the London terror attack is a permanent resident living in South Australia.

Melbourne City press for third spot as Michael Valkanis sweats on Michael Jakobsen injury

Michael Lynch For coach Michael Valkanis and Melbourne City, every game from here on in is a final.

Brenton Avdulla teams helped show Lasqueti Spirit the way to the Oaks

Chris Roots Form analyst Nathan Snow is the first to admit he can be a pain on Twitter but it is the reason he as become a mentor, even coach, to jockey Brenton Avdulla.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games bosses have 'enormous' confidence in security

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Gold Coast Commonwealth Games bosses remain confident in their security plans following the overnight terror attack in London.

Bloodlines: Cooks have more group 1 success on menu

John Holloway Frank and Christine Cook's love of racing has taken them on a fascinating journey and they have eight group 1 wins to reminisce about, with possibly another to come soon.

Echo Effect creates big noise: Nino Tufilli eyes Doncaster prize as Reset match pays off

Chris Roots Perth breeding buff Nino Tufilli looks at Echo Effect differently from nearly every other horse he has owned, and his Doncaster dream is still alive.

Jason Day in tears explaining withdrawal

Aussie golfer Jason Day explains the reason behind he is withdrawing from the World Golf Championships-Match Play in Austin, Texas.

Australian Grand Prix managing clash with AFL, but wants Liberty in 2018

Andrew Tate While Australian Grand Prix organisers are talking up the events ability to compete with the opening round of AFL, they'll also be talking to the new owners of Formula One to try and avoid the clash...

Racing: Murray Baker rates New Zealand Derby form highly and it points to Jon Snow

Chris Roots Champion trainer Murray Baker knows what it takes to bring a New Zealand staying three-year-old over for the Australian Derby – think Mongolian Khan, It's A Dundeel and Nom Du Jeu – and...

Same-sex marriage: Peter Dutton confirms push for a postal vote plebiscite

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has criticised companies agitating for the government to take action on marriage equality.

Matthew Knott, Amy Remeikis Liberal Party moderates are concerned a postal vote could work to the advantage of opponents of marriage equality.

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Hot field to scorch Moonee Valley turf in William Reid Stakes

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley authorities are hoping for a bumper finale to their night racing season when a hot field of sprinters take to the track for the last group 1 race of the season in Victoria.

Ben Hayes relishing chance to feature in Lindsay Park partnership as they chase success in Vinery Stud Stakes

Adam Pengilly Ben Hayes trains like his father, sounds like his father and might even look like him one day. But the newest member of the Lindsay Park partnership wasn't always going to be a racehorse trainer.

Germany v England: Lukas Podolski crowns international farewell with stunning winner

Germany forward Lukas Podolski capped his international swan song with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday.

Ashleigh Barty upsets Eugenie Bouchard at Miami Open

At a strecth: Ashleigh Barty returns a forehand to Eugenie Bouchard.

Linda Pearce Australian tennis comeback star Ashleigh Barty has stretched her winning streak to eight matches by beating former top-five player Eugenie Bouchard at the Miami Open.


Politics live as Turnbull responds to Westminster attack

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivers a statement on the London attack during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 23 March 2017. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling Australian politicians react to the Westminster terrorist attack.

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Jason Day exits WGC Match Play mid-round, due to mum's illness

Defending champion Jason Day, right, walks down the seventh hole after he conceded to Pat Perez.

Evin Priest A tearful Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Match Play midround in Texas, with the Australian citing illness to his mother.