Sydney and Melbourne property prices predicted to fall by up to 4 per cent

Sydney and Melbourne property prices predicted to fall by up to 4 per cent

Updated May 07, 2018 12:03:26 Housing prices in Sydney and Melbourne are tipped to fall by as much as 4 per cent this year, according to the latest report from property analysis firm SQM Research. This is a major reversal of its previously rosy forecast — that Australia’s two priciest …

Australian cricket’s ‘fall from grace’ in ball-tampering scandal inspires Pakistani artist

Australian cricket’s ‘fall from grace’ in ball-tampering scandal inspires Pakistani artist

By Antonette Collins Updated May 04, 2018 07:59:00 Photo: Artist Abdullah M.I. Syed’s sculptural work is a commentary on the ball tampering saga, colonisation, politics and multiculturalism. (ABC News: Antonette Collins) Related Story: David Warner accepts 12-month ban Related Story: Cricketers Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft say they will not appeal …

Annual capital city home values fall for the first time since 2012 | Australia news

The overall dwelling values of Australia’s capital cities have recorded their first annual decline since 2012, while prices in regional centres have continued to rise. The combined value of capital city dwellings slipped by 0.3% in the past 12 months, driven by falls in Sydney (-3.4%), Perth (-2.3%) and Darwin …

‘Marry first, then fall in love’: The evolution of love and marriage in China since Mao Zedong’s era

‘Marry first, then fall in love’: The evolution of love and marriage in China since Mao Zedong’s era

Updated April 22, 2018 08:29:04 Video: Yaosheng Zhang said it was more than just love that brought Xiuzhu Huang together 60 years ago. (Picture-Supplied Yaosheng Zhang) (The World) Married at First Sight has captured the attention of Australians who are drawn to the drama between complete strangers matched and made …

Russian journalist Maxim Borodin dies after mysterious fall from fifth-floor balcony

Russian journalist Maxim Borodin dies after mysterious fall from fifth-floor balcony

Posted April 17, 2018 10:00:48 Photo: Russian investigative journalist Max Borodin died after falling from his fifth-floor flat. (Facebook: Max Borodin) Related Story: Vladimir Putin’s secret Russian army fighting in Syria Related Story: Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about …

Cricket’s shift to Seven and Foxtel could see familiar faces fall from our screens

Cricket’s shift to Seven and Foxtel could see familiar faces fall from our screens

By Steve Wilson Posted April 13, 2018 15:17:21 Photo: It will be hard for cricket fans to imagine a summer without familiar faces like Shane Warne. (AAP, Darren England) All good things come to an end. Australia’s summer game is to have a new on-air home, and a fresh face, …

Mortgage arrears stable but set to rise as house prices fall

Mortgage arrears stable but set to rise as house prices fall

Posted April 12, 2018 16:22:19 Photo: Home prices have been falling in Sydney for seven months and slowing down in many other areas. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda) There are six suburbs where the delinquency rate on mortgages is zero — that is, no-one is behind on their home loans. Well, …

Business conditions fall from record high after Trump’s tariff announcement: NAB

Business conditions fall from record high after Trump’s tariff announcement: NAB

Posted April 10, 2018 13:26:22 Photo: Business conditions and confidence were highest in the mining sector. (Laurissa Smith) Related Story: Business conditions at record high despite sluggish economy Related Story: China says it will ‘fight to the end’ as US reveals $77 billion tariff plan Business conditions fell sharply last …

Morrison and Dutton vie to succeed Turnbull should PM’s job fall vacant | Australia news

Liberal party conservatives Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton are positioning themselves in the event Malcolm Turnbull’s position ultimately becomes untenable, with both using Monday’s negative Newspoll milestone as a trigger to publicly express interest in the top job. Dutton told Guardian Australia over the weekend he had ambitions to lead …

Mount Lyell mine inquest hears pine board platform used for years before fatal fall

Mount Lyell mine inquest hears pine board platform used for years before fatal fall

Updated April 09, 2018 11:05:27 Photo: The temporary platform made of pine broke, sending two men to their deaths. (WorkSafe Tasmania) An inquest into three deaths at the Mount Lyell copper mine in Queenstown has heard a temporary wooden platform from which two men fell to their deaths after it …