Adam Zampa stars as Australia defeat Sri Lanka to avoid Twenty20 whitewash

Legspinner Adam Zampa and allrounder James Faulkner both claimed three wickets as Australia avoided a T20 series whitewash with a 41-run triumph against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night.

'I beg to differ': Kevin Rudd scolds Benjamin Netanyahu amid Australia visit

Calls for early intervention: Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has backed a justice target.

Georgina Mitchell Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" plans for recognising a Palestinian state, causing "enduring frustration" for...

Jon Holland in dark over India Test cricket tour snub

In-form Victorian spinner Jon Holland remains in the dark about missing out on the Australian cricket team's tour of India and believes that will probably stay the case.

Tim Cahill fires Sydney FC A-League broadside

Sydney FC's unbeaten A-League run is over and Tim Cahill senses vulnerability.

Why low wage growth hurts

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Peter Martin Low wage growth is what the Coalition wanted. Within weeks of being sworn in as employment minister in 2013 Eric Abetz warned "weak-kneed employers" not to cave in to unreasonable demands.

Australia v India 2017: Tourists to confront spin demons in first Test

A bare patch is visible at one end of the pitch.

Andrew Wu These are the photos that have confirmed Australia's worst fears in India and forced an 11th hour rethink of their game plan on the eve of arguably the toughest assignment in world cricket.

Southern Stars crash to record Twenty20 loss against New Zealand

Alyssa Healy was Australia's second-highest scorer, with 12.

Australia's batters crashed to the nation's lowest women's Twenty20 total in a humiliating loss to New Zealand on Wednesday.

Canberra snubbed for Davis Cup

Eamonn Tiernan Canberra has once again missed out on international tennis with the capital snubbed for Australia's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against the USA.

The 'Erin Brockovich scenario' behind George Christensen's threat to quit the government

Cane farmer (and director of the local sugar cane farming collective) Paula Langdon on her farm near Ayr, North Queensland. 22/02/2017. Photo: Michael Chambers .

Michael Koziol, political reporter "If cane doesn't do well, the town doesn't do well. There's no rocket science in that," says sugarcane grower Paula Langdon.

Australia out to rewrite the India story in 2017 Test series

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Greg Baum This past season, India has played nine Tests at home, for no losses. But Australia's enthusiasm, far from dampened, appears to have been whetted.

'I want to do it again': Roger Federer still celebrating his Australian Open success

Christopher Clarey With his 18th and most unexpected Grand Slam singles title in hand, it was not unreasonable to wonder if Roger Federer might steal a move from his friend and one-time tennis role model Pete Sampras...

Tim Martin's plan pays off as Limbo Soul heads to Golden Slipper

Chris Roots Tim Martin masterminded a huge betting plunge with Limbo Soul in her Rosehill debut on Wednesday and he has now turned his attention to the Golden Slipper.

Canberra United coach Rae Dower backs women's sport movement across Australia

From left Heather Reid, CEO of Capital Football and Rae Dower, coach of Canberra United.

Eamonn Tiernan Canberra United coach Rae Dower believes the tide is finally turning for Australia's professional female athletes.

Daniel Vickerman remembered: 'We've all been talking of those golden days, how much we miss them, and are always going to miss him'

(FILE PHOTO) Former Australia Rugby Player Dan Vickerman Dies At 37. TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: Daniel Vickerman of Australia hold the The Cook Trophy after winning the Investec Challenge match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 27, 2004 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Peter FitzSimons There will come a time, when the late Daniel Vickerman's sons, Joseph, 7, and young Xavier, 3, will actively wonder just what kind of man their father was, and how he was regarded by the rugby...

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Live cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka, third Twenty20

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Moises Henriques of Australia bats during the second International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Simonds Stadium on February 19, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australia lost the first two matches in last-ball thrillers.

'G'day mate': Benjamin Netanyahu lauds Malcolm Turnbull for puncturing UN 'hypocrisy'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during their joint press conference at Kirribilli House on Wednesday.

Deborah Snow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emphasised the need for Israel to retain "security control" over any future Palestinian state, and praised Australia as a "clear-eyed" nation "willing to...

Western Sydney Wanderers ban 14 RBB members over offensive Graham Arnold banner

Supporter ban: A cropped section of the offending banner.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club have today suspended the membership of 14 individuals from the Red & Black Bloc (RBB) active supporter group following their role in the display of an...

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Harrowing tales reveal 'worst' flaws of $14 billion life insurance industry

Finance Sector Union of Australia National Secretary Geoff Derrick says

Eryk Bagshaw "A simple alteration could deny a claimant millions of dollars and save the company in the process"

Australian bombers and medics playing key role in the battle for Mosul

An Iraqi boy who fled with his parents from fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, sits on a pickup as they wait to cross to the Kurdish controlled area.

Adam Gartrell, political correspondent Australian forces are playing a key role in the escalating battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Graham Arnold: my daughters don't want to go to A-League derbies

Graham Arnold says his family were offended by the banner.

Emma Kemp, Warren Barnsley The lewd fan banner depicting Graham Arnold in a sex act has made the Sydney FC coach's daughters reluctant to attend any more A-League Sydney derbies.