Australians have more compassion than our leaders give us credit for | Peter Lewis | Australia news

It has become a national sport to bowl up to Coalition MPs and ask them whether they could survive on $40 per day, the amount unemployed people are expected to live off and which the Turnbull government steadfastly refuses to increase, as though misery were a sackcloth. The skilful players …

State of Origin: Maroons put Michael Morgan at full-back, but doubts remain over Ben Hunt, Dane Gagai

State of Origin: Maroons put Michael Morgan at full-back, but doubts remain over Ben Hunt, Dane Gagai

Updated June 05, 2018 14:33:26 Photo: Michael Morgan will play at full-back for the Maroons in Origin I. (AAP: Dave Hunt, File) Related Story: Slater ruled out of Origin Game I, Boyd could replace him as Maroons fullback Queensland’s preparations for Origin I remain rocky barely 24 hours out for …

Asteroid crash caught on camera in South Africa

A boulder-sized asteroid has obliterated itself in a flash of light after crashing down to Earth near a South African farm. The spectacular event was caught on CCTV and is just the third time scientists have tracked the trajectory of an asteroid before it entered Earth’s atmosphere. Source link

Barnaby Joyce insists he will recontest seat of New England | Australia news

Barnaby Joyce is staring down internal attempts to blast him out of his seat of New England, which have intensified since a controversial paid television interview on Sunday night trawling over the details of his private life. Joyce issued a statement to several media outlets on Tuesday saying he would …

Adelaide Crows’ plan for international domination with purchase of baseball team

Adelaide Crows’ plan for international domination with purchase of baseball team

Updated June 05, 2018 09:32:02 The Adelaide Bite baseball team has a new owner — the Adelaide Football Club — which has made the move to broaden its exposure beyond Australia. The club, better known as the Adelaide Crows, said that acquiring a professional baseball team would provide “important market …

Loris Karius Concussion, Doctors report, Champions League final, Liverpool v Real Madrid

Loris Karius Concussion, Doctors report, Champions League final, Liverpool v Real Madrid

LIVERPOOL goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion shortly before the blunders which gifted Real Madrid their Champions League final crown last month, two Boston doctors who examined the shotstopper revealed on Monday. A statement from doctors Ross Zafonte and Lenore Herget said Karius had undergone a comprehensive examination at Massachusetts …

Interest rates are lower than ever. So why is owning a home harder than ever? | Greg Jericho | Business

Today the Reserve Bank is expected to once again keep interest rates on hold – marking 22 months straight of the cash rate being at 1.5%. Such low interest rates raise the question of housing affordability – surely such low rates mean it is a good time to be paying …

Go long or go home: How NBA tactics are changing how, or where, AFL teams kick for goal

Go long or go home: How NBA tactics are changing how, or where, AFL teams kick for goal

Updated June 05, 2018 05:07:04 Photo: Sydney Swans’ forward Lance “Buddy” Franklin is an unlikely beneficiary of NBA statistical anlysis. (AAP: Travis Anderson) On first view it is perhaps hard to imagine game plans from the NBA being easily transferable to the wide expanses of an AFL oval. And yet …

UK Government under pressure after ‘doomsday’ plans revealed

UK Government under pressure after ‘doomsday’ plans revealed

IT’S the secret plan senior public servants have drawn up that is causing fear and anger in Britain. The so-called Doomsday scenario has been devised by staff working for the Brexit Secretary David Davis – and it predicts Mad Max-style anarchy if the UK leaves the European Union next year …

John Lloyd, public service commissioner, quits amid questions over conduct | Australia news

John Lloyd, the public service commissioner, has announced his resignation just days after a Senate estimates grilling that questioned his independence. Lloyd told the governor general of his intention to stand down on Monday. His final day in the job will be 8 August. However, in a second statement released …