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16 February 2018 3:18 AM Battle lines drawn as FIFA get set to mediate between Australian soccer's warring parties

The two can no longer be separated, as FFA chairman Steven Lowy has now become the biggest factor linking the two issues. Sure, Simon Pearce of Melbourne City and Greg Griffin of Adelaide United, the two main frontmen for the A-League clubs opposed to Lowy, are key members of the dramatis personae in what has veered between a comedy of errors - without 14

10 February 2018 1:30 PM Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't 1

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 12

4 February 2018 9:13 PM Conservative Cyprus president wins run-off to land second term

Nicosia: Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades won a second five-year term on Sunday as voters gave a thumbs-up to his record in containing an economic meltdown in 2013 and conducting abortive peace talks with the Turkish Cypriots. With all votes counted, the conservative had 56 per cent of the vote against 44 per cent for the leftist-backed Stavros Malas 17

21 January 2018 11:32 PM 'It's complicated': UWA Australian History chair advocates 'changing the date'

A national debate rages over the meaning of Australia Day, and the chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia wants to set the record straight. Professor Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at the institution, and said it was important for Australians to understand the significance of the January 26 date. "The First 12

2 January 2018 6:56 AM Victorians slugged $17 million for not voting in council elections

Victorians have been slugged almost $17 million and hundreds of thousands of people have been sent to court for failing to vote in local council elections. New figures from the Victorian Electoral Commission show almost 225,000 fines were lodged with the Magistrates Court of Victoria in relation to failing to vote at council elections held in 2016. That year, 78 of the state's 28

29 December 2017 6:34 AM Israel wants to build 'Trump station' near Western Wall

Jerusalem: Israel wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as its capital, but the site of the planned building could be as divisive as the US president's declaration. Transport Minister Israel Katz said on Wednesday he had chosen a proposed subway stop near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City - right 35

26 December 2017 3:59 AM Two more Triple M presenters distance themselves from 'Ozzest 100' countdown

Wil Anderson isn't the only high-profile Triple M personality to distance himself from the network's "Ozzest 100". Radio royalty Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy recently told listeners they believe Australia Day shouldn't be held on January 26. "I'm speaking for myself here, but I would like to see Australia Day moved so everyone can enjoy it," Molloy said. "If you want to do it, include 41 1

20 December 2017 6:18 AM 'Freedom': How a Sydney man won in court after failing to vote

A man has won a legal battle in a NSW court after being prosecuted for failing to vote in the 2016 federal election, saying voting would have left him feeling "morally corrupt". Adam Easton admitted he didn't vote in the July 2016 election but pleaded not guilty to failing to vote. He relied on a section of the Commonwealth Electoral Act that states 42

17 December 2017 10:42 PM Aconex receives $1.6b takeover offer from Oracle Corp

ASX-listed construction management software group Aconex has received a $1.56 billion buyout offer from US software major Oracle Corp. Aconex said in a statement its directors had unanimously recommended the $7.80-a-share offer, which represents a 47.4 per cent premium to Friday's closing price of $5.29. "With the addition of Aconex, we significantly 53