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10 February 2018 9:39 AM Adele Douglas takes another step on golfing fairytale at Royal Canberra Classic

Adele Douglas walked away from a career as a real estate agent to pursue her golfing dream, but it really turned into a fairytale when a marriage proposal became the incentive to improve. That's why Douglas was smiling after every shot at the Royal Canberra Classic, even on a stretch of six bogeys in eight holes on Saturday. Douglas was the third-ranked 50

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 48

13 January 2018 5:14 AM No threat of players boycotting Margaret Court Arena

Players have not shown any interest in boycotting Margaret Court Arena during the Australian Open despite dual Australian Open champion Billie Jean King saying she would refuse to play on the court if she was in the tournament. The Australian tennis legend's controversial comments opposing same sex marriage and disparaging the gay, lesbian, bisexual 22

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 51

27 December 2017 1:46 AM Australia's first same-sex couples say 'I do'

"You may now kiss your beautiful bride," said civil celebrant Janice Bradley. And with those words, Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, turned to each other and embraced as one of Australia's first same-sex married couples. LDV Comanche hold a slender lead at the front of the annual Sydney to Hobart race, following completion of the first day of sailing 45

6 December 2017 11:01 PM Politics live: Parliament prepares to pass same-sex marriage laws, debate citizenship on last sitting day of 2017

"At this stage, as the debate is drawing to a close, I hope we appreciate the journey that we in this house have come on. And we should appreciate where we've come as a country to get to this point today. I've been heartened to see the wonderful non-partisan cooperation, compassion and respect in this debate. This was Parliament at its best, with so many people 140

6 December 2017 6:33 AM Facebook reveals the most talked-about topics in Australia for 2017

International Women's Day, the Melbourne Cup and our nation's same-sex marriage decision were on the minds of Australian Facebook users in 2017, the social media site reports. Facebook's Year in Review data has revealed these topics were among the most talked about by the site's 15 million Australian users this year. International Women's Day came first 87

5 December 2017 5:50 AM Politics live: Citizenship, same-sex marriage dominate Parliament's last days for 2017

"In November 2017, I sought confirmation form the British Home Office about my 2007 renunciation. Further inquiries are being made of the British Home Office to confirm receipt of my renunciation," Mr Feeney said. "In November 2017, I sought confirmation from the Irish Ambassador about my renunciation of any Irish citizenship I may have had in 2007. Further 166

5 December 2017 3:01 AM Former Melbourne archbishop failed to protect kids, royal commission finds

A former Melbourne Catholic archbishop failed to protect children from a priest despite numerous complaints as he sought to avoid scandal to the church, a royal commission has found. Archbishop Frank Little's inaction over Doveton priest Father Peter Searson left children at risk of harm, including sexual harm, and had catastrophic human consequences 63

3 December 2017 11:38 PM Politics live: Same-sex marriage and citizenship saga swamp final week of Parliament for 2017

Attorney-General George Brandis and Education Minister Simon Birmingham, along with Liberal senator Dean Smith, are on the floor to watch. "The majority of Australians voted 'yes'," Mr Entsch says, adding "they did not vote for a new form of discrimination". Mr Entsch is surrounded by his "kindred spirits", Trent Zimmerman, Trevor Evans and Tim Wilson 108