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18 January 2018 2:43 AM Upset as Johanna Konta loses to American lucky loser Bernada Pera at Australian Open

Lucky loser Bernada Pera has upset the ninth seed Johanna Konta in straight sets to keep the American flag flying in the women's draw at the Australian Open. Konta fought hard late in the second set, saving three match points on her own serve and breaking Pera's serve as the American served for the match. However Konta, who reached the quarter-finals 5

18 January 2018 2:18 AM ABS will make 150 staff redundant before June 2019 in 17 per cent staff cut

The Bureau of Statistics will make 150 staff redundant as it reduces its workforce by 17 per cent over the next two years in the latest in a series of cuts to hit the agency. As it shrinks by at least 400 public servants before June 2019, the agency has admitted it won't find all of its cuts through staff attrition alone and will have to let go of office-based 6

17 January 2018 10:12 PM Russia probe: Bannon avoids grand jury after deal with Mueller

Washington: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has done a deal with US Special Counsel Robert Mueller that will see him avoid appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. But the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mueller offered Bannon the option of being interviewed by his investigators 5 1

17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 10 1

17 January 2018 6:25 AM Two senior Ipswich City Council officers resign amid CCC charges

Two suspended senior Ipswich City Council officers charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission last year have resigned from their positions. Suspended Ipswich City Council chief executive Jim Lindsay and chief operating officer of works, parks and recreation Craig Maudsley resigned on Wednesday, according to a media statement released by Ipswich City Council 10

16 January 2018 6:29 AM Australian Open 2018: Milos Raonic slumps to early exit at Melbourne Park

Former world No.3 Milos Raonic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open first round by Lukas Lacko on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open. On the comeback trail after a 2017 season disrupted by injury, Raonic looked off the pace as he was picked apart 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(4) by the 86th-ranked Slovak on showcourt 10

15 January 2018 12:02 PM Recovering Josh Kennedy raises West Coast Eagles' hopes

West Coast star Josh Kennedy's swift recovery from ankle surgery has raised hopes he will be fit to play in the opening round of the AFL season. The two-time Coleman Medal winner suffered a setback when he went under the surgeon's knife for an ankle clean out just days before Christmas. But Eagles coach Adam Simpson revealed the 30-year-old is a chance 9

15 January 2018 1:45 AM Vocus Group announces restructure

Vocus Group has divided the enterprise and wholesale divisions of its Australian business into separate operating segments, in a bid to restore shareholder value. Australia's fourth-largest telco says its structure will now comprise four reportable segments: Enterprise and Government; Wholesale and International; Consumer; and New Zealand, allowing senior 5

13 January 2018 8:48 AM Bernard Tomic a match away from main draw

Bernard Tomic is now just a match away from qualifying for the Australian Open for a 10th straight year. The sometimes-reluctant Tomic fought off American Tommy Paul 6-0, 6-7, 7-6 in a second-round qualifier on Margaret Court Arena today to reach the final phase, to be completed tomorrow. He will play Lorenzo Sonego of Italy in the last match on Sunday 7

12 January 2018 11:55 AM Alex de Minaur the youngest player to make Sydney International final since Lleyton Hewitt

He is now the youngest finalist on tour since Taylor Fritz in 2016 and aiming to become the youngest champion since Kei Nishikori lifted the Delray Beach title in 2008. De Minaur is clearly no flash in the pan or flavour of the month. His appearance in Friday's final four made him the youngest player to appear in back-to-back tour semi-finals since an 18-year-old 5