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11 August 2018 2:49 AM Racing NSW announces $1 million drought relief package for industry

Racing NSW has announced a $1 million package to help thoroughbred participants under financial stress because of the drought gripping the state. Chief executive Peter V’landys said Racing NSW had already distributed emergency funding to several people in the industry, including paying one mortgage for four months. “We have had people coming to us and asking 20

29 June 2018 9:37 AM Canberra bid leader says he'll celebrate when they're in the A-League

"It’s not about a contest or who has the most money, this is about bringing something to a region I care deeply about. It’s about giving the city something it wants and needs. "It was more anticipation than relief or anything and now we're in, lets go get it, let's go show them how we’re going to build this club." Canberra are the only bid which already 24

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Big four banks won't enforce gag orders in royal commission

The major banks have promised not to enforce confidentiality agreements that were threatening to stop victims or whistleblowers from giving evidence to the royal commission into industry misconduct. Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson reflects on the long journey to the announcement of a royal commission, and whether it will make a difference 41

6 February 2018 12:20 PM Canberra footballer Badreldin Abbas 'to leave everything' and chase European dream

Canberra footballer Badreldin Abbas is ready to "leave everything behind" and chase his European dream after being scouted to the Genova International Academy. Abbas won an under-20 NPL Capital Football title last season with Belconnen United and was set to join the Gungahlin United senior side this year, before his shot arrived. The 18-year-old was spotted 33

5 February 2018 5:14 AM January job ads boast biggest rise in a decade: ANZ

Job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet surged by the most in a decade in January, pointing to still-healthy demand for labour despite months of rapid employment growth. A monthly survey by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group out on Monday showed total job advertisements jumped 6.2 per cent in January from December, when they fell 2.7 per cent. That was the largest 30

31 January 2018 11:54 PM Markets Live: ASX rallies for second day

Australian shares are poised to slip as Wall Street turned whipsawed after the Fed signalled a potential March rate hike. ASX futures were down 3 points. The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but said it anticipated inflation would rise this year, in a sign it is still on track to raise borrowing costs again in March under incoming central 133

31 January 2018 5:04 AM Australians consuming 'far above' healthy levels of salt intake

It's proving difficult for Australians to cut salt from their diets, with Aussie men consuming more than twice the daily recommended intake. And women aren't faring much better, according to a study of more than 16,000 people analysed by The Medical Journal of Australia. Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed into a home in the Southern California 62

26 January 2018 1:08 PM Flu rates almost double in the ACT but aged care facilities drop

Nearly double the number of flu cases were recorded in the ACT last year during a horror season but there was a drop in cases at aged care facilities. It comes as the chief health officer Dr Paul Kelly backed calls for the ACT government to introduce a free flu vaccine for children. Dr Kelly said the latest figures showed last year's flu season was the biggest 35

11 December 2017 10:57 PM Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.85b

ANZ Bank is selling its life insurance business to Swiss giant Zurich for $2.85 billion, joining the exodus by Australian banks from the wealth management sector. As a result of the two deals, the bank flagged that it expected to ultimately have surplus capital that would probably be returned to shareholders. Domestic banks including ANZ have been offloading 104

29 November 2017 7:41 PM Up to 32 per cent of women at Sydney Uni colleges experience sexual harassment, review finds

As many as 32 per cent of women at University of Sydney colleges have experienced sexual harassment and 6 per cent of female college students have experienced actual or attempted sexual assault, with other college students making up the vast majority of perpetrators, a review of college culture has found. The review, led by former sex discrimination 77