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7 February 2018 6:44 AM Bulldog suffers ACL tear in AFLW

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 11

4 February 2018 11:52 AM Australia beat New Zealand after the siren to claim third in Hamilton sevens behind winners Fiji

Australia secured third spot at the New Zealand rugby sevens in Hamilton with a last-ditch penalty goal as Fiji fought back to win the title from South Africa. After Australia's hopes of a second consecutive tournament victory were dashed in their semi-final loss to South Africa, stand-in captain James Stannard sent over a 20-metre penalty drop goal after 9

4 February 2018 7:03 AM NRL 2018: Nathan Ross chosen in seven-man Newcastle Knights leadership group

Almost from the moment he burst onto the scene as a 27-year-old in 2015 with a try on debut in the NRL, Nathan Ross has been a Newcastle fan favourite. His unlikely rags-to-riches story, the acrobatic try-scoring feats and his willingness to interact and spend time with fans, has earned him something of a cult-like following. But it's not only the supporters 11

30 January 2018 10:31 AM Gabba available for AFLW grand final

The Brisbane Lions have been told the Gabba will be available to host the AFLW grand final if the team finishes on top of the ladder again this season. The assurance comes after last year's debacle when the game had to be relocated to Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast because the Gabba surface was not suitable after the curator relaid grass in preparation 14

26 January 2018 8:09 AM Conservative commentator Andrew Bolt injured after falling from ladder

Conservative commentator Andrew Bolt has been injured after falling from a ladder. According to the Herald Sun, Bolt fell almost four metres while gardening at his Melbourne home. He has injured several ribs and broken his wrist "which has had to be pinned" a news item for the Melbourne tabloid reported. Bolt was pruning a tree when he fell but landed 18

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 15 1

7 January 2018 2:17 AM 'If astronauts have a hero, that hero is John Young': plaudits flow for NASA's longest-serving astronaut

John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, has died at his home in Houston. He was 87. NASA announced his death, citing complications from pneumonia 29

22 December 2017 8:07 AM Virgin Australia vies for new routes to London with Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Australia is working on a new code share agreement with its British cousin that would open new routes for it to the United Kingdom. Australia's number-two airline applied to the International Air Services Commission on Friday to modify its permit to code share with Virgin Atlantic on flights to Hong Kong and the United States. The airline would 43

20 December 2017 2:33 AM ACT Brumbies turn back the clock 22 years to launch 2018 Super Rugby jersey

The ACT Brumbies have jumped into a Super Rugby time warp to go back to the future for their new jersey, hoping a tribute to the inaugural playing strip will give fans a reason to reconnect with the club. The Brumbies will wear a jersey next year which will be almost identical to the one the players wore in the first season of Super Rugby in 1996. It's a massive 44

13 December 2017 5:20 AM ABC to launch new rural affairs program, three years after axing Bush Telegraph

The ABC is launching a new country-wide rural affairs program three years after axing Radio National's Bush Telegraph. The new radio show is expected to hit the airwaves on January 22. Like its national predecessor, it will provide in-depth news and analysis of issues important to rural and regional Australians. The show is tentatively titled The Dirt and is set to be hosted 73 1