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George Floyd protests LIVE updates: NSW Police to take Sydney Black Lives Matter protest to Supreme Court as Minneapolis holds memorial service

Friday, June 5, 2020

George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked widespread unrest in the United States with more than 40 cities in lockdown and demonstrations across the country.

NRL 2020 LIVE: Panthers v Warriors and Storm v Rabbitohs

Friday, June 5, 2020

It's the start of a long weekend and we're here for every minute of a Friday night double kicking off with everyone's sentimental favourites facing the Panthers.

Bombers and Roos face tight turnaround interstate

Friday, June 5, 2020

Essendon and North Melbourne will kick-off their trip to Sydney next Sunday for games against the Swans and the Giants with an 8am flight from Tullamarine. 

Melbourne organisers of Stop Black Deaths in Custody rally defy authorities' pleas to call it off

Friday, June 5, 2020

The organisers of an anti-racism demonstration that could see 20,000 protesters gather in central Melbourne on Saturday have defied authorities' pleas for them to call it off amid fears of a coronavirus spike.

Police search for Perth teenager missing since May

Friday, June 5, 2020

Police are the Department of Communities are searching for a 14-year-old girl missing since the end of May. 

Queensland man who ran down policeman jailed

Friday, June 5, 2020

A Queensland judge has warned that a violent attack which left a policeman fighting for his life has the potential to encourage US-style police brutality.

Race-by-race tips and preview for Randwick on Saturday

Friday, June 5, 2020

Everything you need to know to pick a winner on the nine-race card.

Widow of 'cult leader' loses case against NSW Police over his suicide

Friday, June 5, 2020

Janice Hamilton sued the State of NSW in 2013 alleging her partner Ken Dyers was maliciously pursued by police.

Football Victoria foregoes cash in bid to commence season

Friday, June 5, 2020

Football Victoria has given a registration fee holiday to community clubs and also hopes to persuade top tier NPL teams to commence the season in July.

Australia watches in horror as US goes to the brink

Friday, June 5, 2020

President Trump must be told that his job is to unite and not divide Americans.

New national security laws for foreign investors set to pass Parliament

Friday, June 5, 2020

National security laws are expected to sail through Parliament, while an expert suggests helping Australian sectors vulnerable to Chinese political coercion.

The big takeaway: food wins from the pandemic

Friday, June 5, 2020

There have been plenty of bite-sized upsides to the lockdown – new skills, fresh loves and a greater appreciation of the need for treats, big and small.

Controversial cash forecast part of 'prudent' plan, says CA

Friday, June 5, 2020

CA says its revenue projection was based on the possibility that India may not be able to play the lucrative Test and one-day international series this summer.

Rising tide of anger against beach box revamp

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Mornington Peninsula Shire wants beach box owners to have a local connection, but owners are angry about the proposed changes.

Government gives NRL permission for fans to attend matches from next week

Friday, June 5, 2020

Manly’s clash with Brisbane on Thursday at Central Coast Stadium will be the first time limited numbers of fans will be able to attend a live game since the lockdown.

Lions take a knee in stand against racism

Friday, June 5, 2020

Brisbane's playing group paused to take a knee at the Gabba on Friday in a powerful show of support for the club's Indigenous collective.

The multicultural food hub of Bankstown

Friday, June 5, 2020

Bankstown food outlets are renowned for the many cultures that exist side by side in Sydney's southwest.

'A national tragedy': Activists want blood for Rio Tinto rock shelter blast

Friday, June 5, 2020

Anger continues to grow over Rio Tinto's decision to blow up an ancient Aboriginal heritage site at a Pilbara mine.

'I opt out': Indonesia's ambassador to India promotes anti-vax views

Friday, June 5, 2020

One of Indonesia's top diplomats says he does not want a coronavirus vaccine - and believes physical exercise is the key to fighting the virus.

AAP edges closer to rescue deal with Tonagh-led group but jobs still on the line

Friday, June 5, 2020

The AAP board has entered exclusive negotiations with a group of investors bidding to salvage the newswire, but its boss warns there will still be job losses.

CCTV released in hunt for men over violent armed robberies south of Perth

Friday, June 5, 2020

CCTV from one of the properties shows the horrifying moment the masked men smashed their way inside, before striding in to confront the occupants.

Peak form: Bob Charley a test of Snitz's Everest credentials

Friday, June 5, 2020

Northern Rivers sprinter Snitz has earned Kosciuszko favouritism, and a win in Saturday's Bob Charley Stakes could lift him into Everest contention.

Happy campers: Outdoor industry heats up as Victorians plan winter escapes

Friday, June 5, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed and nature lovers have planned their escape. It's going to be a cold Queen's Birthday but the Aussie outdoor industry is feeling the warmth.

Police accused of brutality in Buffalo, NY as elderly man pushed to the ground

Friday, June 5, 2020

Two police officers in Buffalo, New York have been suspended without pay after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground.

Man who stabbed partner 55 times and tried to burn house gets 29 years

Friday, June 5, 2020

A man who stabbed his partner 55 times and tried to hide the murder by setting fire to her Ballarat home has been jailed for 29 years.

Four paths trekked on route to Stradbroke by Godolphin

Friday, June 5, 2020

Godolphin trainer James Cummings says the culmination of four separate preparations and the sacrifice of a number of his staff will come to a head in the Stradbroke.

Screening process: TV action won't be the same as Trekking north for Stradbroke

Friday, June 5, 2020

Royal Randwick would have been a worthwhile substitute. Alas, being on the barred list, seeking a hole in the fence is the only option for live action.

Minecraft spin-off a dungeon-crawling loot-fest for all ages

Friday, June 5, 2020

Dungeons is a fun adaptation of the series' iconic blocky graphics to a totally different genre, even if it features absolutely no mining or crafting.

The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

Friday, June 5, 2020

The latest work by Sydney Morning Herald editorial cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.

We're not quite all in this together: just ask the academics

Friday, June 5, 2020

Academics and artists have been left behind in the politicisation of COVID-19.