A-League grand final: Graham Arnold wants second chance in finals for top two after Sydney FC exit

A-League grand final: Graham Arnold wants second chance in finals for top two after Sydney FC exit

Posted May 01, 2018 07:05:00 Coach of the year Graham Arnold has encouraged an change to the A-League finals format to give top-two finishers a second chance. Two days after runaway premiers Sydney FC suffered a painful home semi-final loss to Melbourne Victory, Arnold suggested it might be time to …

Pill testing at music festivals will save lives, politicians say after Groovin the Moo trials

Pill testing at music festivals will save lives, politicians say after Groovin the Moo trials

Updated May 01, 2018 06:07:52 Politicians from across the divide say more pill testing trials at music festivals will save lives. “How many funerals do we have to go to of people that have taken these substances and found out they’re not what they’re sold?” federal Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch …

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Posted May 01, 2018 06:32:14 Anglicare Australia is concerned that holiday letting is creating “proxy resort towns” in regional Australia and adding further stress to the housing crisis. This week the charity released its Rental Affordability Snapshot, which examined all the private rentals available in Australia over a weekend in …

Stormy Daniels sues US President Donald Trump for defamation over ‘con job’ tweet – Donald Trump’s America

Stormy Daniels sues US President Donald Trump for defamation over ‘con job’ tweet – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 01, 2018 06:03:44 Photo: Stormy Daniels says she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006. (AP: Matt Sayles) The adult film actress Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit accusing US President Donald Trump of defamation for a tweet suggesting she made up an incident in which she said …

Tangalooma Resort security wrongly told family to leave public beach and mooring

Tangalooma Resort security wrongly told family to leave public beach and mooring

Updated May 01, 2018 05:41:33 Photo: Lisa Wilkins and her daughter Isabella were confronted by security on the beach at Moreton Island. (Supplied: Lisa Wilkins) A Brisbane family says they were left shocked and outraged when a security guard on Moreton Island tried to force them off a public beach, …

Finland’s failed basic income trial exposes timeless welfare reform dilemma

Finland’s failed basic income trial exposes timeless welfare reform dilemma

By Gigi Foster Updated May 01, 2018 05:11:17 Photo: Participants of the basic income trial in Finland could be engaged in any activity, or not engaged in any activity, and still receive cheques. (Reuters: Ints Kalnins) Finland recently cooled on its so-called “universal basic income” experiment of replacing traditional unemployment …

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

Updated May 01, 2018 05:33:24 When Australian former Neo-Nazi and registered gun owner Ethan Tilling flew into Brisbane this year, he was returning under the radar of Australian authorities with newfound combat experience from a brutal and forgotten war. Key points: Two Australians have been identified as joining militant groups …

Emmanuel Macron visits Australia — will Turnbull ask for tips on how to handle Trump?

Emmanuel Macron visits Australia — will Turnbull ask for tips on how to handle Trump?

Posted May 01, 2018 05:07:20 Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Australia for two days this week. (Reuters: Stephane Mahe) They are separated by thousands of kilometres and a generation, but when French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed to Sydney by Malcolm Turnbull later today, it will be the …

Live export boss says sheep have ‘generous space allocation’

Live export boss says sheep have ‘generous space allocation’

Posted May 01, 2018 04:41:26 Related Story: Scandal-plagued live export ship gains approval to carry sheep Related Story: Farmers question the future of live sheep exports The exporter at the centre of the latest live trade controversy says “no-one is to blame” for the deaths of 2,400 Australian sheep on …

Why we mustn’t squeeze social sporting teams out of public spaces

Why we mustn’t squeeze social sporting teams out of public spaces

By Amanda Wise, Keith Parry, Kristine Aquino, Sarah Neal and Selvaraj Velayutham Updated April 30, 2018 14:59:40 Photo: Women face a number of barriers to participating in sport. For many, just finding and registering for a formal neighbourhood team is a leap into the unknown. (www.touchworldcup.com) Park soccer, social cricket …