Turnbull, Shorten and the quest for the winning message | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

Many Liberals thought budget week was absolutely terrific for the government and Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech wasn’t much chop, but one sharp-eyed government MP made an acute observation. He felt the Labor leader used his big moment on Thursday night to speak directly to the people, while the government …

Jason Day nearly hits hole in one en route to winning Wells Fargo Championship

Jason Day nearly hits hole in one en route to winning Wells Fargo Championship

Posted May 07, 2018 09:56:11 Former world number one Jason Day has almost aced the 17th hole on the way to a two-stroke victory at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. After squandering a three-shot lead on the back nine, Day made amends to clinch his 12th PGA Tour …

Wildlife photographer’s winning picture disqualified over taxidermy anteater

Wildlife photographer’s winning picture disqualified over taxidermy anteater

Posted April 28, 2018 00:27:56 Photo: Five scientists all concluded the anteater was too similar to the taxidermy specimen. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Marcio Cabral) Related Story: Image of dehorned black rhino takes out prestigious photography award A winning entry from the Wildlife Photograph of the Year competition has …

‘Winning netball gold is a game changer’: Housby basks in surprise win | Sport

It’s one week on from the sensational last-second goal that could change English netball for ever. Scorer Helen Housby has hardly removed her Commonwealth gold medal. Inside a coffee shop at Sydney’s Olympic park, she passes it over the counter so two baristas can feel the weight. “I’ve worn it …

Cricket coverage faces major shakeup with Seven and Foxtel winning TV rights battle

Cricket coverage faces major shakeup with Seven and Foxtel winning TV rights battle

Updated April 13, 2018 12:45:57 Photo: The deal gives Seven and Foxtel the rights to broadcast Tests and the high-rating T20 Big Bash League. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: Nine signs $300m deal to wrestle Australian Open from Seven Seven West Media has confirmed it has won the bidding war …

Cricket coverage faces major shakeup with Seven and Foxtel winning TV rights battle

Cricket coverage faces major shakeup with Seven and Foxtel winning TV rights battle

Updated April 13, 2018 11:07:51 Seven West Media has confirmed it has won the bidding war for Cricket Australia’s television rights. In a statement to the ASX, Seven said it had been informed its bid with pay-TV partner Foxtel had been successful. “Contracts are being finalised but are not yet …

Minor parties in WA have high hopes of winning office as voters drift from mainstream

Minor parties in WA have high hopes of winning office as voters drift from mainstream

Posted April 01, 2018 08:11:57 Photo: Minor parties are gaining more WA votes than ever. (Andrew O’Connor) When Nick Xenophon departed the Senate to try to force his way back into South Australian politics, some predicted he would upend that State’s entrenched two-party system and maybe even become Premier. In …

Kim Jong-un’s Beijing visit shows China is winning at North Korea diplomacy, not Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un’s Beijing visit shows China is winning at North Korea diplomacy, not Donald Trump

Posted March 29, 2018 09:32:17 Photo: The image of Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un in Beijing speaks profoundly to the shift away from American dominance. (KCNA via Reuters ) It was a powerful image — one of those moments that suddenly appears like a game changer: China’s President, Xi Jinping, …

Sam Kerr sets new record as Matildas’ incredible winning streak continues in seven-goal thriller

Sam Kerr sets new record as Matildas’ incredible winning streak continues in seven-goal thriller

Updated March 01, 2018 12:36:27 Video: Matildas defeat Norway 4-3 at Algarve Cup (ABC News) It was simply business as usual for Sam Kerr and the Matildas; the extraordinary now becoming almost routine. Their opening fixture at the Algarve Cup in Portugal brought an eighth consecutive victory and a record-breaking …

Matildas’ winning run comes to an end thanks to ludicrous penalty decision

Matildas’ winning run comes to an end thanks to ludicrous penalty decision

Updated March 03, 2018 13:07:27 Video: Portugal ends Matildas winning streak (ABC News) Related Story: Last minute strike seals dramatic Matildas win as Kerr sets new standards A 0-0 draw against Portugal in the Algarve Cup is by no means a bad result, but the Matildas will be nonetheless disappointed …