Australia news LIVE: Brittany Higgins sued by Linda Reynolds for defamation; Debate over housing bill continues
Record numbers of Australians are taking on second jobs, skyrocketing premiums prompt government to expand insurance inquiry and the housing debate continues.
- by Caroline Schelle
The corporate watchdog says 20,000 Australian customers of eToro lost money trading products known as contracts for difference.
- by Sarah Danckert
Fire crews spent two hours rescuing the cow trapped neck-deep in mud in Sydney’s west.
- by Olivia Ireland
Whether it’s Jaws or The Meg, there are four essential elements all shark films need to reel in viewers.
- by Nell Geraets
The local sharemarket slipped for a second day after Wall Street tumbled to its worst drop in months as its rally lost momentum.
- by Millie Muroi
None have been named and they are yet to be charged, but the descriptions make it easy to identify most of them.
- by Farrah Tomazin
The US is going to put trillions worth of new debt up for sale before the end of the year as it tries to rebuild its cash reserves. There is an issue, however.
- by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The Liberal senator has made good on her threat to sue for defamation over a social media post accusing her of harassment.
- by Jesinta Burton
Entertainment Quarter chairman Tony Shepherd said it was “within the realm of possibility” the consortium could finance a station that would serve the precinct and Moore Park.
- by Michael Koziol
Sam Kerr didn’t do much in the 15 minutes of Thursday’s session that media could watch - but for the first time since her calf injury, she had a ball at her feet.
- by Vince Rugari
The success of Mr Bailey’s Minder at Ensemble Theatre rests on the chemistry between actors playing the elderly Leo and his carer Therese.
- by John Shand
The two said in statements posted on Instagram that they had made the decision after “many meaningful and difficult conversations”.
Trump has been vocal about probably skipping the first debate, which Fox News is hosting, but he’s also said he hasn’t closed the door on participating in it, either.
- by Jonathan Swan and Maggie Haberman
Eddie Jones says he is throwing his faith in the Wallabies’ gang of youths for the second Bledisloe and beyond after launching a strident defence of three-Test playmaker Carter Gordon.
- by Iain Payten
Work is war — or it can feel that way to certain CEOs. Enter former Australian fighter pilot Christian Boucousis.
- by Emma Goldberg
Our reviewers cast their eyes over recent fiction and non-fiction.
- by Cameron Woodhead and Fiona Capp
Robert Bowers spewed hatred of Jews and espoused white supremacist beliefs online before planning and carrying out the 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue.
- by Peter Smith and Michael Rubinkam
Jazz Money is one of the headliners for a month-long celebration of the best in Australian verse, as an official poet laureate looms on the horizon.
- by Lenny Ann Low
These are the “Big Three” guide dog breeds – but a charity says German shepherds have an unfair reputation and are the misunderstood victims of stereotyping.
- by Joe Pinkstone
Australia’s largest and most influential annual First Nations event begins in Arnhem Land at the weekend, with the Voice to parliament the central talking point.
- by Jack Latimore
ACT top prosecutor Shane Drumgold, SC, lied to the Supreme Court in the lead-up to the rape trial of former Coalition staffer Bruce Lehrmann, a report into the handling of the high-profile case has found.
- by Angus Thompson
Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston – Asteroid City is another star-studded outing in which Wes Anderson left nothing to chance.
- by Stephanie Bunbury
At the ends of the world, ground that has long been frozen is warming – and scientists are discovering that some ancient bacteria and viruses can spring to life. Could dangerous pathogens emerge?
- by Liam Mannix
Rob Stannard has denied using a prohibited substance but will miss the world championships in Glasgow after learning that he had been provisionally suspended.
- by Ian Chadband
“Moscow is waging a battle for a global catastrophe,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “They need world food markets to collapse.”
- by Pavel Polityuk
These investors have million-dollar-plus portfolios, but are buying very different shares.
- by Millie Muroi
There’s been plenty of reasons why the Roosters have been so disappointing this year - but they have to hand the keys to one of their young guns to turn it around in 2024.
- by Andrew Johns
Bernadette Robinson channels 10 powerhouse female performers, including Miley Cyrus and Judy Garland, in her new show Divas.
- by Cameron Bayley
It’s the left-hand connection described by Arsenal’s assistant coach as “telepathic”, and one from which Australia are very much benefiting.
- by Emma Kemp
Rachel’s Farm is a hugely valuable adventure infused with the actor’s insatiable curiosity and staunch refusal to give up, no matter what.
- by Sandra Hall
Noora Niasari’s Shayda is a stunning debut, a deeply personal film about a mother and daughter trying to spark joy inside a women’s refuge.
- by Karl Quinn
This unfairly neglected episode in Black history has been criticised by musical purists - but you can also just sit back and enjoy it.
- by Sandra Hall
Gabbi Bolt first found fame with her song for the unofficial Ratatouille musical and TikToks about Australian politics. Now she’s taking on a new challenge.
- by Hannah Story
An undischarged bankrupt was instrumental in landing his insolvency firm the lucrative rights to be administrator of fugitive Jean Nassif’s failed property empire Toplace.
- by Kate McClymont and Ben Cubby
There are calls for Chris Minns to explain why a council won’t be included in the scheme to drive high-density housing across Sydney.
- by Max Maddison
Having won tens of millions of dollars worth of consulting work, this Canberra consultancy felt it was in the box seat for plenty more.
- by Nick McKenzie and David Crowe
In the government’s first few weeks, newly minted ministers met with newspapers, TV, Ray Hadley and billionaire nonagenarians.
- by Angus Dalton and Simone Fox Koob
Of the 50 most disadvantaged suburbs in Victoria, only 13 have been confirmed as getting the integrated low-cost childcare centres meant to help the families most in need.
- by Annika Smethurst
A commitment to modern rail networks is critical to building safer, low-carbon cities.
- by Caroline Wilkie
The government has been warned that construction companies can’t afford to have staff “sitting twiddling their thumbs” while waiting for contracts to be awarded.
- by Matt O'Sullivan
The current bus route takes twice as long as the train does. Will the government find a solution before it closes the T3 line for the Metro conversion?
- by Anthony Segaert
A video has emerged purporting to show Sportsbet chief Barni Evans dancing with a high roller now accused of defrauding millions of dollars.
- by Perry Duffin
Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones is worried the increase in premiums, combined with a rise in complaints, will result in people opting out of insurance.
- by Rachel Clun
A revised system for over rate penalties in Tests has still resulted in major fines and points lost for Australia and England.
- by Daniel Brettig
The St George Illawarra halfback will try to wreak havoc when she fronts up against her former club on Thursday night.
- by Billie Eder
From Trent Dalton to Melissa Lucashenko, Brisbane is blessed with a host of Australia’s best writers.
- by Jason Steger
Every decade or so we’re told journalism is facing a reckoning. While TikTok is the current bogeyman, a clip about the rise in Australia’s minimum wage reveals how different platforms can inspire conversations and showcase quality journalism.
- by Abbir Dib
As he prepares to welcome back halves partner Dylan Brown, Mitchell Moses speaks about the Storm’s decision to parade the 2009 trophy “win” at last week’s game.
- by Adrian Proszenko
The Australian National Audit Office investigation announced on Wednesday is the first into alleged pork-barrelling by the government since the election.
- by Paul Sakkal
An enthusiastic group of Frankston mall walkers can put their shoes back on after a campaign to save their exercise program.
- by Carolyn Webb
NSW Premier Chris Minns has sacked Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Minister Tim Crakanthorp for failing to disclose “substantial private family holdings in the Hunter region”.
- by Max Maddison, Michael McGowan and Carrie Fellner
Yes campaigners attempted to defuse two days of questions from the federal opposition about whether the creation of a Voice would then lead to a treaty.
- by James Massola, Paul Sakkal and Angus Thompson
During a year 12 business studies class at Cronulla High School, the teacher allegedly described Indian people as “Uber drivers and Deliveroo people”.
- by Sarah Keoghan
The city-state places as much stock in the cleanliness of its politics as it does in spotless streets. Recent events have threatened to sully that reputation.
- by Chris Barrett
Just four months in and Labor has suffered its first ministerial sacking over the smelly combination of property interests and improper disclosure.
- by Michael Koziol
A largely unknown former prosecutor, Jack Smith has delivered his basic assessment in two criminal investigations in a little more than eight months.
- by Glenn Thrush, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt
Parents now have too much power over teachers and the classroom is suffering.
As it happened: NSW Labor Minister resigns, referred to ICAC; PM casts doubt on Commonwealth’s role in future treaty negotiations
The RBA held interest rates for a second month, draft changes to Labor’s election platform point to treaty move and housing bill returns to parliament.
- by Caroline Schelle and Josefine Ganko
The exhibition had been suspended following claims of the provenance of the artwork.
- by Linda Morris
Natasha Piccolo is one of almost a million Australians now working more than one job as inflation for families with a mortgage reaches its highest level since the mid-1980s.
- by Shane Wright and Olivia Ireland
Cricket’s leaders should set a three-match minimum for all Test series if they truly wish to keep the game’s longest format flourishing, Australian coach Andrew McDonald declared after an enthralling Ashes series.
- by Daniel Brettig
Next year will be like no other year we have witnessed in American politics. Trump is, of course, presumed innocent – but now let’s see what the evidence is against him.
- by Bill Wyman
No matter how you interpret the $6.3 billion deal with Vocus, TPG - which owns the number three player in the mobiles market, Vodafone - is shrinking.
- by Elizabeth Knight
The Northern Beaches Hospital has eight weeks to explain why children in crisis have nowhere to go more than a year after it was given $7.5 million.
- by Laura Banks
Australia’s next opponents are very familiar foes. Ten months ago, a stirring comeback against Denmark helped Tony Gustavsson’s side rediscover its winning touch.
- by Vince Rugari
The charges are the culmination of a months-long probe by Special Counsel Jack Smith – the same federal prosecutor who has charged Trump for his mishandling of classified documents.
- by Farrah Tomazin
Indonesian officials say Australian cattle with lumpy-skin disease showed symptoms before being unloaded from ships, heightening their suspicion over its origin.
- by Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies
With gas now on the nose, householders are switching to green electricity. Where do you start? And how far can you go?
- by Angus Holland
The broadcaster issued an erroneous press release about a story at the centre of Heston Russell’s defamation case, senior ABC journalist Mark Willacy has said.
- by Michaela Whitbourn
One critical posting said many victims who died under the mushroom clouds were children the same age as those playing with Barbie dolls.
- by Mari Yamaguchi