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Palmer to lead UAP Senate election bid

Clive Palmer will lead his party's push for success in the senate, announcing a bid to return to federal politics ahead of the election.

WORLD

Comic Bob Saget found dead in Florida hotel room

Actor Bob Saget, 65, best known as the jovial dad on the television sitcom Full House, has been found dead in Florida hotel room.

Trump to launch social media app ‘Truth Social’ in Feb

Truth Social, a new social media app created by the Trump Media & Technology Group to rival Twitter, is set to go live next month.

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Australian Open crowds to be capped at 50 per cent

Melbourne's escalating COVID outbreak has forced crowds for the Australian Open to be capped at 50 per cent capacity.

Novak Djokovic visa court hearing underway

Novak Djokovic is today appearing before a court to appeal a decision to cancel his visa in the hope of competing in the Australian Open. 

England hold on for thrilling draw against Australia at SCG

Australia's hopes of an Ashes whitewash have been dashed after England held on for a thrilling draw in the fourth Test in Sydney.

Teenager makes Australian baseball history

Genevieve Beacom has made history, debuting for the Melbourne Aces to become the first female pitcher for an Australian professional baseball team.

Protesters in Melbourne condemn Djokovic detention

Supporters of Novak Djokovic have gathered outside the hotel where he is staying in immigration detention.

RLPA to meet NRL over strict COVID-19 protocols

RLPA boss Clint Newton wants to discuss revised COVID-19 protocols for players now that vaccination rates are above 90 per cent.

Two more Australian Open players’ visas being probed, Djokovic garners support

The ABF is now looking at visas granted for other players arriving in the country on exemptions, in another blow for the Australian Open.

Djokovic to fight deportation in Victorian court

Novak Djokovic's lawyers have fronted a Victorian court, challenging his impending deportation ahead of the Australian Open.

Australian Open boss defends Djokovic exemption

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley insists Novak Djokovic hasn't received special treatment after the champion received a medical exemption from vaccination.

Australia’s net-zero plan fails to tackle our biggest contribution to climate change: fossil fuel exports

The Morrison government’s eleventh hour commitment to net zero by 2050 is a monumental failure.

OPINION: We did what we had to do in Afghanistan

Hunter federal MP and former Australian Minister for Defence Joel Fitzgibbon shares his thoughts on the recent crisis in Afghanistan.

Labor gains clear Newspoll lead during Sydney lockdown, but will the economy save Coalition?

This week’s Newspoll gave Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for Labor since the previous Newspoll three weeks ago.

The success of Iceland’s ‘four-day week’ trial has been greatly overstated

Iceland's major trial four-day work week trial that shows that cutting the standard five-day week down appears too good to be true.

Nicole Kidman wins best actress at Golden Globes

Nicole Kidman has won best actress in a motion picture drama at the Golden Globes film awards for her portrayal of TV legend Lucille...

Actress Betty White dies just shy of 100

Actress Betty White, best remembered for her role in The Golden Girls, has died three weeks short of her 100th birthday.

Nicole Kidman opens up about mental health

Nicole Kidman says she probably does not "consider danger enough" when taking on roles involving characters with mental health problems.

Nicole Kidman nominated for Golden Globe

Nicole Kidman is joined by Sarah Snook and Kodi Smit-McPhee in leading Australia's charge at the 2022 Golden Globe awards.