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  • State braces for wild wind and thunderstorms after heatwave

    15 November 2017 9:25 AM 14

    Batten down the hatches: parts of Victoria are bracing for wild wind and thunderstorms after a scorcher of a week so far. Melbourne's weather has been unpredictable in the past week and it's not over yet with severe weather warnings issued for the residents in Victoria's west. Temperatures fell from 30 degrees to 23 degrees in just half an hour on Wednesday

  • Commuters warned of road closures, traffic delays in Sydney CBD for marriage equality march

    15 November 2017 6:54 AM 10

    Commuters are facing a torrid journey home on Wednesday night, with motorists warned to avoid the Sydney CBD while a marriage equality march takes place down Oxford Street. Large crowds are expected to congregate at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst for the Result Night Street Festival for Marriage Equality before marching at 7pm along Oxford Street, College

  • A boy has died and his brother remains critical after house fire

    15 November 2017 6:54 AM 14

    A young boy has died and his brother remains in a critical condition after a fire tore through their family home on a rural Queensland property. The four-year-old, along with his younger brother, 3, and father, 34, were asleep when a fire broke out in their home near Dalby about 8pm on Tuesday. They made it out of the home, suffering serious burns and were treated

  • Brad Haddin says Ashes hopeful Peter Nevill 'as good a gloveman' as you'll find

    15 November 2017 4:03 AM 11

    "I think first and foremost, I know we've spoken a lot about wanting runs from our wicketkeeper but I think we need to pick the wicketkeeper first," Haddin said. "The one thing Matthew has done over the last 12 months is his keeping has improved and he's starting to feel comfortable in that role. "The thing about wicketkeeping these days, it's an all-round

  • Matt Renshaw takes on pace quartet as hopes of an Ashes reprieve rise

    15 November 2017 2:16 AM 15

    The selection plot around incumbent Test opener Matt Renshaw took another turn on Wednesday morning, with the left-hander taking to the nets to face the full force of Australia's pace attack ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane next week. With rival Cameron Bancroft thumping out a double-ton for Western Australia to smash down the selection door, Renshaw's

  • Former Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin named Canberra Big Bash League bid ambassador

    15 November 2017 1:57 AM 13

    The advisory group has launched a bid team membership with supporters receiving a cap, priority access to membership in the inaugural Big Bash season and access to exclusive events and updates, at $50 for adults and $25 for kids. McConnell has indicated community support of elite cricket is absolutely vital in Canberra's bid to win a BBL licence, with 2500 tickets

  • Cyclist 'thrown into the air' in collision with ute

    14 November 2017 10:40 PM 14

    A cyclist is in a critical condition after being thrown into the air in a collision with a ute on the Gold Coast, police say. Paramedics were treating the woman, believed to be in her 30s, for head, chest and leg injuries, which a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman described as critical. They were called to the corner of Marine Parade and Petrie

  • Gold Coast man faces court charged with his estranged wife's murder

    14 November 2017 4:25 AM 16

    A man remains in custody after he faced court on the Gold Coast for the alleged murder of his estranged wife. The body of Kym Cobby, 51, was found in the street by a member of the public about 300 metres from the mother-of-three's Worongary home on Sunday night. Her husband Andrew Cobby was found nearby with non-life threatening injuries and charged

  • Ashes 2017: Cricket Australia get call right to schedule women's Test on its own

    14 November 2017 2:39 AM 9

    CA have already chosen to do the same with the World Twenty20 championship which they will host in 2020. The women's competition, previously conducted alongside the men's and often with matches as curtain raisers to the male tournament, will have its own place in the calendar. The combined crowd at North Sydney was mid-afternoon on day four on Sunday

  • ​AWE expands Waitsia reserves by 78 per cent

    14 November 2017 12:09 AM 14

    A new independent review has increased AWE's Waitsia gas field – one of the most prospective in Australia – to 811 petajoules. The evaluation of the field by RISC has concluded that Waitsia's proven and probable reserves are 78 per cent higher than previous estimates. In its third quarter results, the group had already lifted its its proven and probable