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  • Black Flag sacks singer Ron Reyes mid-show

    27 November 2013 5:16 AM 114

    Black Flag has unceremoniously dumped Ron Reyes as the band's lead singer in the middle of a gig in Australia. According to an article posted Nov. 27 at Billboard.com, the recently reformed hardcore punkers sacked the veteran Canuck singer earlier this week while performing at the Capitol in Perth, Australia. On an Nov. 26 update to his Facebook page, Reyes

  • Glory to challenge Burns' suspension

    27 November 2013 4:45 AM 77

    Perth Glory will explore legal options in a bid to ensure captain Jacob Burns plays in Saturday’s clash with league leaders Brisbane Roar after he was slapped with a two-match suspension for stepping on an opponent. The A-League Match Review Panel yesterday found Burns guilty of committing “assault on a player” in an incident involving Central Coast

  • Wine warning from former Treasury boss

    27 November 2013 3:59 AM 118

    The former boss of the world's biggest winemaker, Treasury Wine Estates, has warned that Australia's highly fragmented wine sector needed to consolidate to give it enough muscle to push back against the supermarket duopolies Woolworths and Coles who were demanding fatter profits for themselves. David Dearie, who was ousted from Treasury Wine in September

  • IMF nod for Qld flood victim action

    27 November 2013 1:25 AM 49

    Litigation funder IMF says it will pursue a $2 billion class action against the Queensland Government on behalf of Brisbane property owners and insurers who experienced damage and loss in the January 2011 floods. IMF has concluded that some residents' properties would not have been flooded had the Wivenhoe and Somerset dams, upstream on the Brisbane

  • Former Docker hangs up AFL boots

    27 November 2013 1:22 AM 80

    Former Fremantle forward Josh Mellington has quit AFL football after withdrawing his nomination for today’s rookie draft. Mellington asked to be traded back to Victoria after three seasons as a Docker but couldn’t find a new home. The Dockers de-listed him before the national draft but said they were likely to re-select him as a rookie because he still

  • Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia to push for more democratic reform in Myanmar

    27 November 2013 1:13 AM 129

    Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Australia to encourage global interest in further democratic reform in Myanmar. The country's opposition leader - described by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as one of the world's most inspiring figures in the past 100 years - will be in Australia for five days. "Australia supports the political and economic

  • Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney tied away until end of 2016 under new deal

    27 November 2013 12:57 AM 70

    THE momentum gained from an impressive end of the season has continued at the Whitten Oval with Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney rewarded with a two-year contract extension. While McCartney, 53, still has a year to run on his current contract, the club's board agreed on Monday to sign him up until the end of 2016. After a tough first season in the job where

  • ABC confirms Jonah, Jack Irish, Crownies, Utopia and Spicks and Specks for 2014

    27 November 2013 12:31 AM 142

    A new series from Chris Lilley, a revamped version of the popular music game show, Spicks and Specks, and a substantial slate of local drama series were among the major announcements made by the ABC on Tuesday night at the official launch of its 2014 line-up. Lilley, who this year produced a series built around his schoolgirl character, Ja'mie King, will revisit

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit special edition from $75,000

    27 November 2013 12:26 AM 131

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit special edition has been released locally, combining unique styling and diesel power. Based on the $71,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland diesel, the Summit special edition gains chrome details including mesh grille inserts, lower doorsill and front bumper accents and exhaust finishers. Body-coloured wheel arch flares, satin

  • Ford EcoSport: pricing and specifications

    26 November 2013 11:55 PM 151

    The Ford EcoSport sees the Blue Oval brand join the booming compact SUV category, and it means serious business with a starting price of just $20,790. That allows the model that’s based on the Fiesta city car to undercut rivals such as the Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke (both from $21,990) and the Holden Trax (from $23,490). The Indian-built Ford EcoSport