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9 February 2018 7:00 AM Why I'll be wearing budgie smugglers at the Warwick Farm races

"Regrettably, I've watched the sad decline in dress standards and general behaviour of some elements of recently elected Members on this Committee's watch and that of immediate past Committees." Some may scoff at the opposition to the lack of male socks permitted at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day this year but it led to grubby ankles and frost-bite 4

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Perth FIFO dad murdered by his ‘white supremacist’ girlfriend and her lover in life insurance plot

A white supremacist "death squad" bludgeoned a Perth father to death in a twisted plot forged by his girlfriend and her lover to claim his life insurance, a court was told. Alan Taylor, a fly-in, fly-out worker, was murdered on the morning of April 22, 2016 as he lay on his bed in his Girrawheen home. His partner of nine years and mother of his child 9

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Adam Gilchrist finds lost dog through Twitter pledge

Star WA cricketer Adam Gilchrist knows a thing or two about good partnerships, and the one he's struck up with social media service Twitter is paying dividends for the former Australian cricketer. The 46-year-old, who retired in 2008 as one of the game's greats after 96 Tests, turned to his 700,000-odd Twitter followers on Tuesday after discovering the family 8

2 February 2018 8:13 AM Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson backs halves as he runs for first time

Canberra Raiders star Josh Hodgson backs halves Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer to easily adapt to his absence. Hodgson ran on the field for the first time this week on Monday and Wednesday, while doing the rest of his running on an anti-gravity treadmill, and pulled up well on Friday. He'll have the same routine next week, with the next goal to wean himself 7

31 January 2018 11:54 PM Aussie players throw support behind Bernard Tomic

The olive branches may have run out from team captain Lleyton Hewitt but Australia's Davis Cup players are still hopeful of a reconciliation with Bernard Tomic. Doubles specialist John Peers hoped Tomic realised his ex-teammates were "there for him" after admitting it was hard to watch his ill-fated stint on Network Ten's reality TV show I'm A Celebrity 12

31 January 2018 4:56 AM Watch live: Donald Trump's first State of the Union address

He moved from spruiking his tax cuts to talking about the price of prescription drugs, the country's failing infrastructure, the war on drugs and gangs, the opioid crisis, immigration, cutting aid to countries that don't support America and defeating North Korea. While the White House has promised that it would be a bipartisan speech calling for unity 27

29 January 2018 11:57 PM Homes and lives under threat as fire rages in Gidgegannup

A bushfire Emergency warning has been downgraded to a watch and act alert for people on or near Toodyay Road, O'Brien Road and Burgess Road in Gidgegannup in the City of Swan. Sixty firefighters have managed to save homes in the western part of the suburb but the bushfire remains out of control and unpredictable, and a threat to lives and homes remains 13

27 January 2018 4:42 AM Australian Open 2018: Why women's number one Simona Halep has no clothing sponsor

Simona Halep enters the Australian Open final as one of the most marketable players on the planet. She is the world No.1, is about to play her third grand slam final and has won 16 WTA tournaments. "I sent a picture [to a seamstress] … in China actually, one of my managers helped me," Halep said at the start of the Australian Open. "In 24 hours 18

26 January 2018 6:01 AM Queanbeyan Gift winner Andrea Thompson says world champ Sally Pearson on a 'different planet'

World champion Sally Pearson is on a different planet, even if you're a Queanbeyan Gift winner. At first glance, Andrea Thompson's ACT championships schedule seems like a school sports day - 100-metre sprint, 200m, 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put and javelin, provided there's no clashes. But the Queanbeyan athlete's dream is to compete in the heptathlon 7

26 January 2018 3:48 AM Cricket ACT: David Dawson's Ginninderra comeback 15 years in the making

"I was back in Canberra doing some work with my company [Pro Performance Cricket] and some of the guys who work with me play for Ginninderra. "They asked if I wanted to have a hit and it was great. It had been a long time since I'd been back, so it was great to see some old faces and how the club had developed." Dawson, 35, played his last first-class 8