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  • ABS will make 150 staff redundant before June 2019 in 17 per cent staff cut

    18 January 2018 2:18 AM 14

    The Bureau of Statistics will make 150 staff redundant as it reduces its workforce by 17 per cent over the next two years in the latest in a series of cuts to hit the agency. As it shrinks by at least 400 public servants before June 2019, the agency has admitted it won't find all of its cuts through staff attrition alone and will have to let go of office-based

  • 'Pathetic': Internet prankster crashes Nick Kyrgios match at Australian Open

    17 January 2018 10:35 PM 10

    A professional pest with two million Facebook fans, Zhu regularly uploads similar videos on YouTube, including a series of videos where he touches strangers' legs on public transport. Zhu uploaded a slick video of the heckling with Channel Seven footage to Facebook on Wednesday night where it had been viewed more than one million times by Thursday morning

  • Nick Kyrgios sets up mouth-watering clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Australian Open

    17 January 2018 10:01 PM 11

    Kyrgios also had to contend with a helicopter hovering overhead and the crowd growing restless after the umpire's microphone malfunctioned, but he advanced with a poised and clinical victory. "It's pretty easy to think why me but the guy in the crowd was crazy, I didn't really know what was going on. It was his little claim to fame, let him have it," Kyrgios

  • Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

    17 January 2018 7:44 PM 15 1

    Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise

  • Brisbane Broncos player allegedly assaulted woman: reports

    17 January 2018 11:13 AM 14

    An unnamed Brisbane NRL player has been accused of assaulting a woman. The Seven Network is reporting the Broncos' player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly had "slapped and manhandled" a woman known to him on Sunday night and will face court. "The club has made aware of a private matter involving a player that currently sits within a court

  • Australian Open 2018: Australia's John Millman exits in second round

    17 January 2018 11:13 AM 13

    John Millman's bid for consecutive third round grand slam appearances ends, after the Australian was out-gunned by 28th seed Damir Dzumhur, of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Millman, 28, snatched a set off the world No.30 but went down 5-7, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6 in two hours and 39 minutes on show court three. It meant the Australian was unable to match his best grand

  • ATM thieves caught on video ram-raiding Frankston shopping centre

    17 January 2018 11:13 AM 15

    Police are on the hunt for three offenders who attempted to torch a stolen vehicle after using it in a ram-raid ATM theft at a Frankston shopping centre. CCTV footage shows a light-coloured Ford Maverick smashing through a glass entrance to Karingal shopping centre at 3.55am on Wednesday morning. Police are on the hunt for three offenders who attempted

  • Commonwealth Games help Paralympic star Evan O'Hanlon become world champion

    17 January 2018 8:00 AM 12

    If it wasn't for that, then the 100-metre sprinter in the T38 class - O'Hanlon has cerebral palsy - wouldn't have gone to London and wouldn't have claimed his eighth world title. The 29-year-old has also won five Olympic Games gold medals, along with the silver he picked up in Brazil when China's Jianwen Hu beat him in a world-record time. O'Hanlon was able to turn the tables

  • Defeated Australian wildcard Olivia Rogowska vows to bounce back

    17 January 2018 6:10 AM 13

    She hit the ball out many times, making unforced errors when points were set up to be won and could not put any pressure on her opponent, who hit with the freedom of youth. Rogowska's face revealed her disappointment as she conceded that at times during the game she was overwhelmed. But it has not taken away her determination to learn from the experience

  • Ben Simmons jersey sales rocket into the NBA's top 10

    16 January 2018 11:50 PM 14

    The popularity of Ben Simmons continues to boom with the NBA announcing the Australian's Philadelphia 76ers jersey is one of the top 10 sellers. The 21-year-old, who is expected to achieve the rare milestone of being selected in next month's NBA All-Star game in his rookie year, came in eighth on the jersey sales list. Jofra Archer in a BBL star, Roy belts