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  • Woman 'thrown' from car after rollover in WA's south west

    7 January 2018 2:16 AM 17

    A 31-year-old woman has been thrown from a car after it rolled on South Western Highway on Saturday afternoon. A 54-year-old female driver lost control her white 2009 model Nissan Navara utility about 1.2 kilometres north of Beardmore Road, and the car rolled. A 31-year-old female passenger was thrown from the car, and seriously injured. The RAC rescue

  • Canberra forecast to sweat through a hot Summernats weekend

    6 January 2018 12:31 AM 18

    Canberra is set to sweat through a hot weekend with temperatures hovering close to 40 degrees. A sunny Saturday is forecast to reach a maximum of 37 degrees, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Overnight temperatures may leave Canberrans tossing and turning with a low of 20 degrees in store. Sunday temperatures are expected to hit 39 degrees, with a slight

  • Tesla of the skies: Electric plane could make a trip to Rottnest buzz

    5 January 2018 9:30 AM 17

    Passengers could soon be flying to Rottnest Island in a lithium battery-powered electric plane if the idea takes off. Based at Jandakot airport, Electro Aero is training pilots in a two-seat 'Alpha Electro' that it also eventually wants to fly to Rottnest as a commercial service as a cheaper alternative to the ferries. "This aircraft is revolutionary

  • Croix De Vie flies home in the first Federal at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

    5 January 2018 9:30 AM 19

    A Canberra-trained horse won the inaugural $40,000 Federal, but it didn't win the bonus for the first Canberra-trained horse across the line. But the Canberra-trained horse that finished second won the bonus as the first Canberra-trained horse across the line. Croix De Vie streaked the field by 4¼ lengths to win the first running of The Federal at Canberra's

  • Marc Leishman leads in Hawaii

    5 January 2018 5:58 AM 19

    Marc Leishman has rolled on from his groundbreaking 2017 season by seizing the lead in the new year's first United States PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii. Leishman, the 34-year-old from Warrnambool in Victoria and now the world No. 12, fired an opening six-under par 67 at the Plantation course at Kapalua resort to lead the Sentry Tournament of Champions

  • Australian Open 2018: Bernard Tomic's father hints at looming call on future as rumours swirl on reality TV appearance

    5 January 2018 5:58 AM 24

    Volatile tennis dad John Tomic is considering lifting the lid on son Bernard's grand plans as the fallen star fights to save his career amid speculation he's set for a reality TV appearance. Tomic has entered next week's Australian Open qualifying tournament after being snubbed for a wildcard to contest his home grand slam. It's understood the 25-year-old

  • Blaze at abandoned Keilor North home deemed suspicious

    4 January 2018 11:40 PM 21

    A blaze which tore through an abandoned house in Melbourne's north-west this morning has been deemed suspicious. The vacant property on five acres of land in Highland Road, Keilor North caught alight about 6.30am on Friday morning. Thirty MFB and CFA crews battled the blaze and brought it under control in 40 minutes. The fire posed no threat to the community

  • Tiger Woods to start 2018 campaign at Torrey Pines

    4 January 2018 11:40 PM 15

    Former world number one Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated 2018 debut at this month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the same tournament last year. Woods, who returned to competition last month in an 18-man exhibition after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion

  • Ashes 2017-18 live: Fifth Test, day one, live from the SCG

    4 January 2018 3:35 AM 38

    Pat Cummins digs one in and gets the breakthrough for the Australians, with Tim Paine taking a simple catch behind. Despite an audacious attempt at a drive first ball, Stoneman looked relatively assured at the crease. He hit two on-drives for four - something the hosts wouldn't have minded so early in his innings. It took 29 balls for England's openers

  • Ed Sheeran's makes his Simpsons debut

    4 January 2018 3:35 AM 22

    The singer-songwriter dominates every commercial radio station, wedding reception and streaming platform known to mankind. Now, he's making his debut on The Simpsons. Sheeran teased fans about his trip to Springfield back in July, but Fox has now revealed the episode will air in the United States this Sunday as part of the TV show's 29th season