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8 May 2018 1:31 AM Eight found guilty for involvement in Aquanita scandal

Some of Australia’s best-known horse trainers face career-ending terms of disqualification after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found all eight of them guilty for their involvement in one of Australia’s greatest racing scandals. Robert Smerdon, Greg Nelligan, Denise Nelligan, Tony Vasil, Stuart Webb, Danny Garland, Trent Pennuto and Liam Birchley 14

3 May 2018 9:46 AM Lawyer queries Aquanita charges

A Melbourne barrister appearing for one of the five trainers charged over the Aquanita scandal questioned why other trainers had not been charged. Patrick Wheelahan appearing for trainer Tony Vasil asked why other trainers had not been charged along with the eight Aquanita employees. Wheelahan referred to four other trainers who had been mentioned in text messages 5

18 April 2018 10:35 AM How Ben Simmons is dominating the NBA in quintessentially Aussie style

Cold-calling Mr Gaze, Brown was impressive enough to be given an interview, and was soon installed indeed as Lindsay Gaze’s assistant at the Melbourne Tigers, learning from The Master. Lindsay wanted humility not hubris; hard-work not hot-dogging; knuckling down, not noise. He wanted a team that was just that, filled with players who would work for each other 23

1 April 2018 2:29 AM Mark Taylor defends James Sutherland over handling of cricket crisis

Those steps involved dispatching Cricket Australia’s high performance regulator Pat Howard, and Iain Roy, the organisation’s senior legal counsel and integrity head, on “the first plane out” to conduct an investigation. “Once they're gone James sorts out the rest of us, board members, his staff back in Australia, then he's on the plane as well. “At the end of all that, in the space 21

7 March 2018 8:00 AM Lifting the cover on wonder mare Winx

‘‘She doesn’t deserve to have an asterisk attached to her name and it would be unfair,’’ Waller said. Meanwhile, former Aquanita employee Greg Nelligan and his wife, Denise, have had their stand-down notices expanded to include being banned from Victorian racecourses, training premises and receiving any direct or indirect benefit from thoroughbred racing 43

5 March 2018 10:33 AM Referee charges Lyon in Australia's first-Test win

Mitchell Starc was named man of the match after capturing nine wickets. The second Test starts in Port Elizabeth on Friday, with the hosts insisting their day-four fightback is a moral victory that is cause for some confidence. ‘‘I’m really proud of our fight but just not quite good enough to beat Australia,’’ South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis 33

1 March 2018 1:00 AM Nelligans will not contest Aquanita charges, directions hearing told

One of the major players in the Aquanita doping scandal, Greg Nelligan, will not be contesting the 123 charges levelled against him. His counsel Paul O’Sullivan on Thursday told a directions hearing he had received notification from both Nelligans that they would be not contesting the charges. However, there is no such legal term in Australia as "no contest" 29

20 February 2018 10:12 PM Aquanita staffs' text messages could spark Victoria Police investigation

The publication of text messages relating to the Aquanita inquiry, which show that horses were being treated with illegal substances in the 24 hours leading up to their races and being "topped up" on the day, leaves the door open for a Victoria Police investigation. The text messages, reportedly discovered by integrity investigators and published by News Corp, reveal 35

10 February 2018 12:52 AM Macquarie man granted bail after allegedly assaulting pregnant girlfriend

A 24-year-old man has been granted bail after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and potentially causing a brain injury. The Macquarie man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning charged with assault causing actual bodily harm. The prosecutor did not oppose the man being granted bail as long as conditions were put in place 44

9 February 2018 1:33 AM Pair plead guilty to manslaughter of Gold Coast dad Greg Dufty

Two of the men accused of killing Gold Coast father Greg Dufty have pleaded guilty to his manslaughter. The 37-year-old pool builder was last seen in early July 2015, but his body has never been found. Police allege a group of men bashed and killed the father-of-two over a drug debt, before burning his body at a property near Casino in northern NSW. Liam Rawhiti 32