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  • Missing Queensland man's car found on isolated cattle property

    8 February 2018 10:24 PM 15

    A Toyota Landcruiser belonging to missing Queensland man Dallas Pyke has been found on an isolated cattle property north east of Mount Isa. The vehicle was spotted on Wednesday evening by a local helicopter pilot and reported to police. The 37-year-old went missing after failing to arrive in Mount Isa after leaving Cairns on December 30. He last made contact

  • Moana Hope needs to bring more to her AFLW game: Collingwood

    8 February 2018 10:24 PM 8

    Dropped marquee forward Moana Hope must add to her game to regain a place in Collingwood's AFLW team, assistant coach Daniel Harford says. Hope was dropped for the Magpies' clash with Fremantle in Perth on Saturday after an ineffectual performance in their season-opening loss to Carlton at Princes Park. The full-forward has failed to live up the hype created

  • Trains every two minutes: Sydney Metro will get rid of troublesome bottleneck on rail network

    7 February 2018 4:01 PM 10 1

    In a little over a year, new world-class metro rail services will start in Sydney – the biggest addition to our city's rail network in a century. There are as many opinions on whether Sydney Metro will improve the rail system as there are public transport customers, but the facts show it is a transformative project that Sydney cannot do without. At full capacity

  • Woden woman wins $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries

    7 February 2018 6:44 AM 10

    A Woden woman plans to pay off some bills and go on a holiday after a $100,000 lottery win this week. NSW Lotteries said the woman, who did not want to be identified, bought the ticket at the Thistle Kiosk in Westfield Woden. "I thought you were one of those insurance companies calling," the woman reportedly told a lotteries official. "It's just fantastic

  • Bulldog suffers ACL tear in AFLW

    7 February 2018 6:44 AM 12

    The Western Bulldogs have confirmed debutant Daria Bannister ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s win over Fremantle at Whitten Oval. Bannister faced scans after she was stretchered off the ground during the final quarter. It means the Tasmanian’s first season in the league has come to an early end, with the former netballer now facing

  • The War On Drugs review: welcome to ambient rock

    7 February 2018 6:44 AM 9

    A gig by the War On Drugs is like a two-hour game of "spot the influence". Here are the bright keyboards and saxophone flourishes of the E Street Band. There are the meticulously programmed synthesiser washes of '80s indie heroes Talk Talk, giving way to the steady beat and busy bass of kraut-rockers Neu! And always the guitar of Adam Granduciel, the leader

  • Orr Stakes highlight as Caulfield kicks off Festival of Racing

    7 February 2018 6:44 AM 11

    We've had the off-season and the dress rehearsals, the odd group or listed race at Flemington, Moonee Valley and Caulfield as summer stretched through January into early February. But this weekend the Australian racing scene really kicks into gear with the first group 1 contest of 2018, the CF Orr Stakes which launches Melbourne's late-summer Festival

  • Commodity boom fuels Rio Tinto's $5.3 billion shareholder bonanza

    7 February 2018 6:44 AM 15

    Rio Tinto has reported a thumping $US8.63 billion ($A10.96 billion) underlying profit for 2017, declared a record final dividend and unveiled an additional $US1 billion buyback as part of a bonanza result for shareholders. Riding a wave of strong commodity prices for its products and continued strong demand from international buyers, Rio’s underlying

  • Perth gang president to face court over Midland meth bust

    7 February 2018 6:44 AM 32

    The president of a little-known gang based in Perth will face court next week on a string of drug charges. Two men were arrested on Tuesday following a raid on the Naala Moort clubhouse on Rodgers Street in Midland. During the search police allegedly found 112 grams of methamphetamine. The raid was part of an operation into suspected criminal gang dealing

  • Weekend guide: What's on in Canberra February 9-11

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 11

    The George Harcourt Inn will host the first ever Untapped Festival this weekend, with a massive 87 beers on tap, food from pop-ups by Casey Jones, Arley and Jordan's Burger Shack and the George itself, and live music from Thirsty Merc, James Southwell Band, Marji Curran and other local support acts. Tickets $48 per person, for entry only, from untappedfestival