September 18, 2021



Locked down buyers score inner city pad

Emotions ran high as Melbourne buyers unable to attend the auction of a 150-year-old Geelong character home still secured their prize.

Feud erupts over insulting NRL ‘slur’


An ugly feud has boiled over ahead of Thursday’s grudge match between the Eels and Tigers as a star’s alleged insult went too far.

Nan’s easy sweet dessert treats

Supplied Editorial

Relive the memories of Nan’s sweet desserts with these easy recipes that start with a can of condensed milk.

Calls to keep Uluru closed to tourists

The Indigenous community living close to Uluru have called to keep flights into the region closed amid concerns tourists will put locals at risk.

Sailor in new Qld virus case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland has recorded its first new case of coronavirus in several days, taking the state’s total to 1072.

United sign Japan’s gun guard

Boomers v Japan at Adelaide Arena.

A Japanese guard who starred against Team USA at least year’s World Cup has signed with Melbourne United for the 2020-21 NBL season.

One minute face mask solution goes viral

The easy to make mask appears to have just one layer of fabric. Picture: TikTok

As Melbourne prepares for its mandatory mask rule, a woman’s simple trick to make a homemade mask from almost nothing has gone viral.

Teen attempts to abduct sleeping child

A teenager is accused of trying to abduct a nine-year-old girl from her bed while she slept at a home in a remote town in the Northern Territory.

Broncos gamble has backfired massively

NRL Rd 7 - Broncos v Titans

The Broncos lurch from one disaster to the next and a high-profile recruit who’s failed to deliver may be lost to the NRL for good.

New virus measure for buses, trains

England Warm Up Match - Day 2

Brisbane commuters will have access to hand sanitiser when 58,000 additional public transport seats are added at peak hour next month.

Bondi crowds go walking as cases rise


Bondi residents hit the pavement in droves at the weekend, crowding on to beach walks despite rising community transmission in NSW.

Closing borders ‘good for our economy’

Last Flights From Melbourne

The economic impact of border closures has been seen as potentially catastrophic, but there could be a surprising $18 billion boost in it for us.

Horror 24 hours on NSW roads

Crash Fatality

Three people have tragically died in separate crashes on New South Wales roads during a horror 24-hour period. One of the victims was in a car full of teenagers.

World champ hospitalised after nasty crash

Marc Marquez broke his arm after being sent flying.

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez broke his arm in a spectacular crash as the season opened in Spain with a shock winner.

Smiling Ricciardo reunites with his ex

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were back together.

A couple of years after tension played a part in their break-up, Daniel Ricciardo was smiling again alongside Max Verstappen in Hungary.

$1m lifeline for small businesses

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced a scheme for small and medium businesses will be extended to help them stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

Kanye’s stunning on-stage meltdown

Photos of Kanye West rally

Kanye West broke down in tears and became unintelligible during the first event of his presidential campaign, before embarking on a bizarre rant.

‘Devastated’ MasterChef favourite booted

MasterChef AU semi final saw Reynold leave

In the most emotional episode of MasterChef yet, the leading contender, widely tipped to win, has been sent packing ahead of the finale.

Stupid Aussies rise up against masks

A resistance is forming from a small group of Aussies against Victoria’s new mask rules, with some saying they will refuse to wear them.

Insane road trip no one told you about

Swimming at Monkey Mia - there are also heaps of Dolphins

Not many Australians have done this road trip, let alone heard of it. But it’s an untapped gem, and there’s never been a better time to do it.

Beatrice’s husband releases new photos

Supplied  Princess Beatrice - extra photos of wedding posted by Edo Mapelli
 Mozzi. Picture: Instagram

Princess Beatrice’s proud new husband has released a set of never-before-seen portraits from their top-secret surprise wedding.

ScoMo at record-high approval rating


Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s personal approval rating has surged to its highest level in a year, and his party is also getting the thumbs up from voters.

’Hundreds and hundreds’ must isolate

Exterior of The Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay, NSW. This is the last place that Margaret Keytes and her husband Ken were seen alive. Keyte and her husband were found dead in their home at Batehaven, Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast 09/08/2008.

“Hundreds and hundreds” of people have been ordered to isolate after a coronavirus cluster was detected at a venue on the south coast.

Secrecy shrouds priest’s removal from parish

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A priest has been removed from a parish in Melbourne’s southeast, but the church is remaining tight-lipped about the allegations that led to the stand-down

Rourke blasts De Niro as feud intensifies

26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room

More shots have been fired in the feud between Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro that has been raging for three decades.

Probe set for Mars after historic launch

A new entrant into the space race has launched its first ever interplanetary mission to mark a special occasion.

Inner suburbs where you could get cheaper rent

Renters who moved during coronavirus

Tenants are in the box seat to negotiate lower rents in inner-Melbourne suburbs where prices have dropped since the onset of COVID-19. See our top 10 where renters could save.

Woman dies drinking on empty stomach

Fit woman's sudden alcohol death

A 27-year-old woman has left behind devastated friends and family after she died suddenly from a rare reaction to drinking alcohol.

‘That’s cheating’: MasterChef act slammed

Emelia and Laura team up.

One simple move in last night’s MasterChef semi-final had fans seeing red – and asking whether it had changed the course of the season.

Erin Molan blown away by player’s move

Erin Molan received unexpected public backing.

The Channel 9 star was stunned by an unexpected public backing by Tigers forward Josh Aloiai after a recent racism controversy.

Pregnant mum in COVID fight for life

The concerned partner of a woman pregnant with twins has revealed she is fighting for life in a Melbourne hospital after they both contracted COVID-19.

Man shot in head while watching TV

A young man in the “wrong place at the wrong time” is dead after he was shot through a window while watching TV.

China has seized an entire sea

Possession is nine-tenths of the law – even if it defies diplomacy and international law. Just ask China about the South China Sea.

Cricket star’s forbidden saliva slip-up

Cricket is a strange game amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the umpires had to step in after an England star’s accidental hygiene slip-up.

WEATHER WARNING: Wild winds expected, rain, hail

Cold Weather

Possible hail is forecast for Hobart and southern Tasmania, while boaties and graziers warned of extreme weather. FULL FORECAST + WARNINGS >>

Mystery driver in eight-crash rampage

The driver of a rental car who went on an eight-crash rampage during a three-hour period in Sydney remains on the run.

Driver’s eight hit-and-runs in three hours

Shooting Greenacre

Police are hunting a rampaging SUV driver who smashed into eight pedestrians, cyclists and cars around Sydney in just three hours.

Most dangerous place to be in Victoria


It used to be that your chances of catching COVID-19 were highest at home. But 80 per cent of Victorian cases are being spread at work.

Ten accidentally spoils MasterChef ending

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Oops. Eagle-eyed fans spotted a very telling update on Ten’s official website ahead of last night’s shock MasterChef elimination.

Three strikes: ‘It’s once again a shambles’

F1 Grand Prix of Hungary

Formula One has been unable to nail an anti-racism display in three attempts and world champion Lewis Hamilton has had enough.

Keeper mocked after Man Utd’s Cup exit

David De Gea allowed shots from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount to beat him as Chelsea ended United’s 19-game unbeaten streak.

Serious concerns for missing 12yo girl

Appeal to find missing girl – Tweed Heads West

Police hold grave concerns for a 12-year-old girl who vanished from her home in NSW’s far north two weeks ago.

‘You will resign’: Letter rocks AFL boss


A former AFL player has vowed to force league CEO Gillon McLachlan’s resignation after receiving a letter he claims is “racist”.

Do the rest of us need to wear a mask?


While COVID-19 hits hot spots around Victoria and masks are becoming mandatory, does that mean the rest of us should wear them?

Land release fast-tracked on back of grants

The next stage of Baywater Estate in Curlewis has been released six months earlier than planned as buyers scramble to secure valuable building grants.

Oh yes! Erotic massage parlour can be yours

Real Estate

Sydney investors are eyeing an opportunity to snap up a row of terraces housing a popular inner city massage parlour that offers a little more than just a back rub.

Brilliant space, comfort and views

22 Colleen Crescent, Primrose Sands. PMM.

Stretching out across 3600sqm-plus, this property feels even bigger still with its uninterrupted views that stretch out into the distance.

Subdivision on the cards for former Westpac retreat

Real Estate

Developers are eyeing off a popular northern beaches corporate retreat once owned by Westpac, with it offering major residential development opportunities.

Huge change coming to JobKeeper

Centrelink lines

JobKeeper is set to be extended. But before you breathe a sigh of relief, it will be worth less and it will be harder to claim the wage subsidy.

900 abusive messages in just two hours

Supplied  Abusive messages are being sent via Commonwealth Bank's apps. Mock up image.

Around 8000 Australians have been revealed to be taking part in a “horrifying” new form of online abuse after being blocked from social media platforms.

Law firm ‘trolled’ over ‘free mask advice’


A Sydney law firm that urged Victorians to defy a mandatory mask order has been trolled and forced to beg for positive Google reviews.

World reacts to Melbourne mask rule


Publications across the world have reacted over the decision by Victoria’s leaders to force Melburnians to wear masks when they leave the house.

Crucial ‘mistakes’ taint infamous Aussie win

CRICKET: Bowler Michael Clarke celebrates the wicket of batsman Singh during second test of Australia v India series at the SCG in Sydney. pic. Phil Hillyard

Cricket fans will never forget Michael Clarke’s final over to win the 2008 SCG Test, but the victory has forever been tainted by two game-changing errors.

Schumacher equalled after ‘chaotic’ start

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 19: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 19, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Pool via Getty Images)

Max Verstappen has pulled off an incredible turnaround after only just getting to the grid, but even he couldn’t stop Lewis Hamilton’s insane dominance.

One move that could prevent stage 4


As virus-plagued Victoria steps up its response to the outbreak, it may have found the key to avoiding full-blown level 4 lockdowns.

Shock drop in rents as virus bites

Location Photos

Hobart has suffered some of the sharpest rental declines in the country. See the suburbs with the biggest drops.

Youth prison in virus lockdown

Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre staff walk out.

Young people at a youth justice facility near Melbourne have been sent into lockdown after a teacher at the site tested positive to the virus.

AFL legend revisits trauma after star’s shocker

Nick Riewoldt watched on as Matt Taberner repeated his error from the 2010 Grand Final replay.

AFL legend Nick Riewoldt has been confronted with the nightmare of his biggest mistake on live TV after a star replicated the blunder.

NRL star’s tackle exposed in X-rated slip

Billy Burns during Penrith Panther's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Penrith Panthers secured a gritty victory on Sunday, but some eagle-eyed viewers were left in stitches by a rude wardrobe malfunction.

‘Unwatchable’ Hawthorn ‘smacked’ around

Hawthorn v Demons

Hawthorn has given a lifeless performance on the day coach Alastair Clarkson’s future was put on the chopping block by the club’s president.

Pregnant Melb woman in ICU with COVID-19

A Melbourne woman suffering from COVID-19 is preparing to give birth to twins.

A Melbourne woman preparing to give birth to twins can hardly breathe without a ventilator in a shocking video shared by her partner from ICU.

Apprentice jockey stuns with city double


Apprentice jockey Sophie Logan has claimed her fist city double, with her skills far advanced from her days riding at picnic meetings in Victoria.

US facing ‘most unstable time in history’

It’s wrestling with extreme politics, racial tensions, underemployment and distrust. Is the US the canary in the COVID-19 coalmine?

Fancy swimming at home 365 days a year?

Who says you can’t swim at home every day of the year, no matter what the weather? Check out this interesting upper north shore property with its own indoor pool and a $2.2m price guide.

Voice finale: Guy’s outfit brutally mocked

Guy Sebastian’s outfit got more attention online than most of the finalists during the controversial grand finale of The Voice.

Ablett’s heartwarming three-word post

AFL star Gary Ablett has been reunited with wife Jordan and son Levi — and they shared the emotional moment with an adorable Instagram post.

18yo sensation snares ‘try of the year’

NRL Rd 10  - Panthers v Cowboys

North Queensland Cowboys prodigy Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow secured his second NRL try on Sunday, and it was an instant classic.

Early auction pays off with strong sale

Taking a punt and moving a planned auction forward by a week has paid off for the owners of a five-bedroom Mosman home – to the tune of $4,550,000 – and smashing the guide in the bargain.

Newman torches ‘pathetic, racist’ AFL

Controversial former Footy Show star Sam Newman has flipped the switch on the AFL after the league singled out Indigenous players in an email.

Man sneaks out of quarantine for ciggie

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel

A man is set to be charged with resisting police and breaching health orders after he allegedly tried to leave a quarantine hotel to light up a cigarette.

Goulburn, Wellington tips: Big plans for Sir Eagle

The Championships - Day 2

The Robert and Luke Price stable has three progressive stayers running at Goulburn but do they have the form and class to win? Best bets and form analysis for the Goulburn and Wellington races.

Car goes airborne in monstrous IndyCar crash

Monstrous crash in IndyCar Series.

Both drivers walked away from a horrific collision during the IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway on the weekend, with one car going airborne.

How to tell if you’re a financial abuse victim

Working at home

A worrying number of Australians have experienced some form of financial abuse. But a new initiative hopes to counter the “hidden epidemic” and provide victims with much-needed support.

Why renters dwarf owners in apartment sector

Helicopter view of Melbourne's cranes/skyline

Not many Victorian apartment residents own their own homes, and less than half were born in Australia, according to research that shows the types of people taking up modern city living.

‘Nightmare’ blunder scars hapless Warriors

NRL Rd 10  - Warriors v Sharks

Unforced errors plagued the New Zealand Warriors during their round ten clash, but one catastrophic blunder left the commentators in shock.

Taylor defends cricket’s ‘cooked’ decision

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Mark Taylor of the Channel Nine commentary team speaks on air before play day one of the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Despite calls from fans to shorten the competition, Cricket Australia opted to schedule the longest Big Bash in history, and Mark Taylor knows why.

‘It’s nuts’: Chaos in scramble for masks

Victoria’s mandatory face mask rule causes frenzy for essential item. Picture: Twitter

As Melbourne’s deadline for mandatory face masks looms, panicked residents are “climbing over each other” to snag the essential item.

Star lives fairytale in ‘unbelievable’ thriller

AFL Rd 7 - Carlton v Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray has produced the moment of the season as the Power left Carlton in “complete devastation” in the game of the year.

Outrage at knife-attacker’s funeral

Funeral Takes Place Of Sudanese Migrant Shot Dead By Police After Stabbing Spree At Glasgow Hotel

Scenes of hundreds of mourners attending the funeral of Glasgow knife attacker Badreddin Abadlla Adam have sparked anger.

Victorians arrested over border breach

South Australian police are looking for a

Police have arrested three Victorian travellers who allegedly breached COVID orders after crossing the South Australian border.

JobKeeper wind-back to target ‘overpaid’

Days are numbered for those on JobKeeper better off than when they were working, with Labor supporting a push to wind the scheme back.

Opulence and space await at 3220

A huge double block is just the beginning at this premium Newtown property that promises the good life.

Could this star be the next James Bond?

72nd Writers Guild Awards - New York Ceremony - Arrivals

Sam Heughan has won a legion of female fans from his role in Outlander, and he is one of many stars who could be the next 007.

Friend speaks after Schumacher visit

A former Ferrari boss and Schumacher family confidant has given a rare update on the health of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.

‘Inherent risk’: Monday commute fear

Ghost Trams

The New South Wales transport minister has urged commuters to avoid tomorrow’s rush hour as local transmission concerns continue.

Bikie gang leader killed in nightclub brawl


The Canberra leader of the Comancheros bikie gang has died after a brawl outside a nightclub this morning turned fatal.

Doctors push to cancel ‘biased’ terms

Dr Small said there’s always an alternative to the “dead man’s name for body parts”, and is teaching her midwifery students both the eponyms and the alternatives. Picture: Supplied

There are calls for better representation in anatomical terms being taught to medical students, with ‘Adam’s apple’ on the chopping block.

Notorious flasher’s Playboy plan

Julia Rose posted this image on her official Instagram page.

Instagram model Julia Rose stunned America when she stripped off during baseball’s World Series and has now issued a threat to Playboy.

Notorious flasher’s Playboy plan

Julia Rose posted this image on her official Instagram page.

Instagram model Julia Rose stunned America when she stripped off during baseball’s World Series and has now issued a threat to Playboy.

‘Do the right thing’: Big crowds on the line as fans face test

Front Page Crows Fans

As Adelaide Oval gears up to host a crowd of 25,000 when the Crows take on St Kilda tonight, officials have one message: Do the right thing – stay at home even if you’re mildly sick.

‘Famous’ Melbourne law firm’s WFH fail

Daniel Andrews Presser

Daniel Andrews has slammed a Melbourne legal firm at the centre of an outbreak after its staff were forced to return to the office.

Gus slams ‘ridiculous’ Broncos threat

NRL Rd 7 - Knights v Eels

NRL guru Phil Gould has expressed disbelief at the state of the once-mighty Broncos, labelling the club’s latest move “fantasy land” stupidity.

Twitter suspends Trump campaign ad

Donald Trump’s new campaign ad has been disabled by Twitter, in the social media giant’s latest ‘censoring’ of the US President.

Life or death moment for NSW

Masks on Trains With Matthew Benns

“Complacency can kill.” That was the message from the Transport Minister as NSW prepares for an influx of commuters when school returns.

Former UFC fighter’s defiant mask stance

Vik Grujic won't be wearing a mask

An Aussie former UFC fighter has hit back at the Victorian Government after it announced masks would be mandatory from Wednesday.

Floating ‘Ark’ mansion can sail anywhere

Floating mansion for sale for $7.9 million. Picture: Mansion Global

A multimillion-dollar home that is a combination of a yacht and a modern mansion could be the perfect isolation haven, and it has recently hit the market with lofty price hopes.

Ray Watson: Tales from the Robbers

Ray Watson's Tales from the Robbers

From run-ins with infamous thugs and bandits to killing in the line of duty, Ray Watson shares his first hand experiences of policing in a bygone era of law enforcement with Victoria’s Armed Robbery Squad.

New $200 fine for not wearing a mask

The wearing of face masks will be mandatory in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from Wednesday night, with those failing to comply hit with a $200 fine.

18 new cases confirmed in NSW


An inner city restaurant and western Sydney gym have been identified as watch sites as the state’s COVID-19 tally grows.

‘Poor people’ issue Australia can’t ignore

australian dollars

A year ago, a strange thing happened in Australian politics and now, for the first time, the rich need the poor more than they need us.

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