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Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters

Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters

Cam Davis has held his nerve to upstage his more-fancied Australian compatriots and grab the early clubhouse lead during the windswept Masters at Augusta National. Davis backed up his opening three-under-par 69 with a steely second-round 72 on Friday to remain firmly in contention at golf’s first major championship of the year. The Sydneysider briefly ...
Protests loom as Australian aid worker shot at in Gaza

Protests loom as Australian aid worker shot at in Gaza

Protesters are set to take to the streets in support of Palestine after a fraught week in Australian politics. Rallies are scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra on Saturday as concerns grow over the plight of civilians in Gaza. Former journalist turned UNICEF worker Tess Ingram was shot at on Tuesday while attempting to deliver fuel to northern ...
‘Really poor’: fallout mounts from Port Arthur comments

‘Really poor’: fallout mounts from Port Arthur comments

Peter Dutton has been accused of always trying to “raise the temperature” and stoke political fights after his controversial comment comparing the Port Arthur massacre to pro-Palestine protests. The Opposition Leader’s reference to the mass shooting tragedy in Port Arthur was “really poor”, Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong said.  “And he does it ...
Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel

Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel

Alex de Minaur has missed out on a rare chance to beat Novak Djokovic twice in the same season, serving up a mistake-riddled display just when the world No.1 looked vulnerable in their Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final. De Minaur, who had started his year by ending Djokovic’s 43-match win streak in Australia at the United Cup, will be cursing himself ...
Aussie aid worker says convoy shot at in Gaza mission

Aussie aid worker says convoy shot at in Gaza mission

A shot was fired at an aid convoy during a co-ordinated mission to deliver supplies to northern Gaza, an Australian worker says. Unicef spokeswoman Tess Ingram was on a mission on Tuesday when the UN-marked, armoured Toyota LandCruiser she was in was shot, she told ABC News on Friday. “If we hadn’t been in an armoured vehicle that would have shattered ...
Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return

Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return

Arina Rodionova has had to overcome some team tennis nerves but Daria Saville had no such problem as the pair put Australia on the cusp of a Billie Jean King Cup finals return. The hosts lead Mexico 2-0 after Friday’s singles at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena. Rodionova beat the unranked Giuliana Olmos 3-6 6-3 6-1 in just over two hours before Saville ...
‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM

‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM

Former prime minister Julia Gillard has been accused of making a speech in which she tells immigrants to adapt to Australian life or else leave the country. The claim is false. There is no record of the former Labor leader making any such speech and a representative for Ms Gillard described it as fake news.  A large portion of the supposed speech can ...
Footy great charged with historic child sex offences

Footy great charged with historic child sex offences

Australian rules football champion Carl Ditterich has been charged with historic child sex offences. The former ruckman, who played 285 games for St Kilda and Melbourne from 1963 to 1980, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency. Bayside Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team laid the charges ...
Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur

Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur

Port Adelaide forward Jeremy Finlayson has been “cut deeply” after making a homophobic slur that resulted in a three-game AFL suspension, his coach Ken Hinkley says. Finlayson was banned for a slur directed at an Essendon opponent in last Saturday night’s game at Adelaide Oval. “The reality was, as has been well reported, Jeremy knew straightaway he ...
Tasmania’s Liberals formally secure minority support

Tasmania’s Liberals formally secure minority support

Tasmania’s Liberals can govern in minority after receiving the final required offer of support from an independent MP. Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s party won 14 of 35 lower-house seats at the March 23 election, four short of the number required to govern in its own right. Three first-term Jacqui Lambie Network MPs earlier this week inked a deal to ...
No, German government has not said there was no pandemic

No, German government has not said there was no pandemic

Social media users claim the German government has admitted there was no COVID-19 pandemic. This is false. The government of Germany has made no such admission. The claim comes from a website known for publishing disinformation and fabricated clickbait news stories. The claim appears in several Facebook posts (examples here, here, here, here and here), ...
New programs to be bankrolled under manufacturing push

New programs to be bankrolled under manufacturing push

Major manufacturing and clean energy projects will be funded in the upcoming federal budget as Anthony Albanese flags a possible tightening of foreign investment rules. The prime minister unveiled the Future Made in Australia Act on Thursday, advancing manufacturing and safeguarding the nation’s control over resources and critical minerals. The plan ...

Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters

Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters
Cam Davis has held his nerve to upstage his more-fancied Australian compatriots and grab the early clubhouse lead during the windswept Masters at Augusta National. Davis backed up his opening three-under-par 69 with a steely second-round 72 on Friday to remain firmly in contention at golf’s first major championship of the year. The Sydneysider briefly ...

Protests loom as Australian aid worker shot at in Gaza

Protests loom as Australian aid worker shot at in Gaza
Protesters are set to take to the streets in support of Palestine after a fraught week in Australian politics. Rallies are scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra on Saturday as concerns grow over the plight of civilians in Gaza. Former journalist turned UNICEF worker Tess Ingram was shot at on Tuesday while attempting to deliver fuel to northern ...

‘Really poor’: fallout mounts from Port Arthur comments

‘Really poor’: fallout mounts from Port Arthur comments
Peter Dutton has been accused of always trying to “raise the temperature” and stoke political fights after his controversial comment comparing the Port Arthur massacre to pro-Palestine protests. The Opposition Leader’s reference to the mass shooting tragedy in Port Arthur was “really poor”, Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong said.  “And he does it ...

Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel

Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel
Alex de Minaur has missed out on a rare chance to beat Novak Djokovic twice in the same season, serving up a mistake-riddled display just when the world No.1 looked vulnerable in their Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final. De Minaur, who had started his year by ending Djokovic’s 43-match win streak in Australia at the United Cup, will be cursing himself ...

Aussie aid worker says convoy shot at in Gaza mission

Aussie aid worker says convoy shot at in Gaza mission
A shot was fired at an aid convoy during a co-ordinated mission to deliver supplies to northern Gaza, an Australian worker says. Unicef spokeswoman Tess Ingram was on a mission on Tuesday when the UN-marked, armoured Toyota LandCruiser she was in was shot, she told ABC News on Friday. “If we hadn’t been in an armoured vehicle that would have shattered ...

Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return

Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return
Arina Rodionova has had to overcome some team tennis nerves but Daria Saville had no such problem as the pair put Australia on the cusp of a Billie Jean King Cup finals return. The hosts lead Mexico 2-0 after Friday’s singles at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena. Rodionova beat the unranked Giuliana Olmos 3-6 6-3 6-1 in just over two hours before Saville ...

‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM

‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has been accused of making a speech in which she tells immigrants to adapt to Australian life or else leave the country. The claim is false. There is no record of the former Labor leader making any such speech and a representative for Ms Gillard described it as fake news.  A large portion of the supposed speech can ...

Footy great charged with historic child sex offences

Footy great charged with historic child sex offences
Australian rules football champion Carl Ditterich has been charged with historic child sex offences. The former ruckman, who played 285 games for St Kilda and Melbourne from 1963 to 1980, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency. Bayside Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team laid the charges ...

Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur

Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur
Port Adelaide forward Jeremy Finlayson has been “cut deeply” after making a homophobic slur that resulted in a three-game AFL suspension, his coach Ken Hinkley says. Finlayson was banned for a slur directed at an Essendon opponent in last Saturday night’s game at Adelaide Oval. “The reality was, as has been well reported, Jeremy knew straightaway he ...

Tasmania’s Liberals formally secure minority support

Tasmania’s Liberals formally secure minority support
Tasmania’s Liberals can govern in minority after receiving the final required offer of support from an independent MP. Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s party won 14 of 35 lower-house seats at the March 23 election, four short of the number required to govern in its own right. Three first-term Jacqui Lambie Network MPs earlier this week inked a deal to ...

No, German government has not said there was no pandemic

No, German government has not said there was no pandemic
Social media users claim the German government has admitted there was no COVID-19 pandemic. This is false. The government of Germany has made no such admission. The claim comes from a website known for publishing disinformation and fabricated clickbait news stories. The claim appears in several Facebook posts (examples here, here, here, here and here), ...

New programs to be bankrolled under manufacturing push

New programs to be bankrolled under manufacturing push
Major manufacturing and clean energy projects will be funded in the upcoming federal budget as Anthony Albanese flags a possible tightening of foreign investment rules. The prime minister unveiled the Future Made in Australia Act on Thursday, advancing manufacturing and safeguarding the nation’s control over resources and critical minerals. The plan ...