Chris Dawson trial: Teacher’s Pet journalist takes a stand

The journalist who wrote a podcast about the disappearance of Lynette Dawson has denied a key claim about the series in court. The journalist who wrote the podcast that brought the Lynette Dawson case to global attention denies he wanted to “convict” Chris Dawson, a court has been told. Journalist Hedley Thomas is one of … Read more

Albanese will promote Voice referendum to Parliament

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to push for a referendum on an Indigenous Voice in Parliament in his first term, even if the Coalition does not support it. Albanese said he was hopeful of bipartisan support but said he would not allow the Liberals and Nationals to veto a deal before the Australian people … Read more

‘Professional pests’: NSW deputy premier is ‘absolutely furious’ over climate protest

NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole says he is “absolutely furious” at the protest carried out by climate activists from Blockade Australia which caused traffic chaos in Sydney’s CBD. Toole said the protesters are “professional pests” and “are not helping their cause.” “What they really are are economic hooligans,” he told Sky News Australia. “And this … Read more

Tarryn Thomas slams AFL fan on Instagram: Tragedy behind Kangaroos star’s outburst

Tarryn Thomas responded to a fan on Instagram after Sunday’s big loss when her coach revealed the tragedy behind her poor performance. North Melbourne manager David Noble revealed Tarryn Thomas was struggling with the recent death of a family member after the Kangaroos star had a difficult time on the pitch in a big loss … Read more

Victorian government to swear in new frontline MPs

Victoria’s Labor government will swear in five MPs to head the bank after four chief ministers resigned on Friday. The roles of incoming frontbench ministers Colin Brooks, Sonya Kilkenny, Lizzie Blandthorn, Steve Dimopoulos and Harriet Shing will be confirmed today. Mary-Anne Thomas will replace Martin Foley as health minister, while Natalie Hutchins will trade her … Read more

Victorian government to swear in new frontline MPs

Victoria’s Labor government will swear in five MPs to head the bank after four chief ministers resigned on Friday. The roles of incoming frontbench ministers Colin Brooks, Sonya Kilkenny, Lizzie Blandthorn, Steve Dimopoulos and Harriet Shing will be confirmed today. Mary-Anne Thomas will replace Martin Foley as health minister, while Natalie Hutchins will trade her … Read more

State of Origin Game 2: Channel 7 Sunrise stars shocked by ‘disgusting’ reporter reveal

Queensland fans are licking their wounds after the loss of Origin, none more so than a Channel 7 reporter who stunned the Sunrise hosts. Blues fans rejoice after NSW leveled the State of Origin series with a dominant 44-12 victory over Queensland in Game 2 on Sunday. But the huge loss meant it was a … Read more

Veterans have ‘expressed their disgust’ at Bandt’s rejection of the Australian flag

Sky News presenter Erin Molan says veterans have “voiced their disgust” at the actions of Greens leader Adam Bandt, noting the significance of the flag which he “deemed unworthy to share his stage” . “While there is a need for the men and women of this country to be willing to give their lives to … Read more

Australian canoe star Jess Fox beats illness to win third consecutive K1 World Cup gold

Olympic champion Jess Fox scored one of her toughest World Cup wins in canoeing, overcoming illness to paddle to a third consecutive K1 crown in Slovenia. Key points: Fox says she was ‘feeling sick’ and ‘throwing up’ before World Cup event The 28-year-old said her victory came as a shock after a “real mental battle”. … Read more

Blockade Australia: week-long protest, traffic disruptions, climate inaction

A climate protester has hit his head on the steering wheel of his car as protesters cause chaos among commuters Monday morning. A week of disruption is underway in Sydney as a climate protest group with a history of extreme, attention-grabbing stunts has caused chaos among commuters Monday morning. Around 200 climate activists have taken … Read more