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Return to troubled waters: inquiry to report on Ruby Princess fallout

Thursday, August 13, 2020

It was the ill-fated cruise ship that spawned more than 900 COVID-19 cases and tomorrow an inquiry will hand down its findings into the handling of the debacle.

States and territories put on notice over unnecessary border restrictions

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Tourism Minister says states will have to prop up businesses reliant on interstate travel themselves should they keep borders closed longer than needed.

ASX set to jump as Wall Street closes in on record high

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Australian sharemarket is set to bounce higher at the open as Wall Street surged thanks to tech heavyweights.

QAnon followers are hijacking the #SaveTheChildren movement

Thursday, August 13, 2020

QAnon followers have committed serious crimes, and its online vigilantes have made a sport of harassing and doxxing their perceived enemies.

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Closing Ceremony

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Closing Ceremony

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Other sports

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Other sports

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Panoramas

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Panoramas

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Swimming

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Swimming

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Opening Ceremony

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Opening Ceremony

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Athletics

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydney 2000 Olympics: Athletics

Trump to relax rules for showers after complaining about flow

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The US President has made multiple complaints about how low water flow is impeding his ability to properly wash his hair.

French COVID-19 infections set new post-lockdown daily record

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The French health ministry reported 2524 new coronavirus infections in a day, a new post-lockdown daily record, as a government spokesman said the country was "at a tipping point".

Last year was one of three warmest on record, researchers find

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The report, by 528 climate scientists from 61 countries, said only 2015 and 2016 were hotter than 2019, based on records dating to the mid- to late 1800s.

Billionaire media tycoon Sumner Redstone dies aged 97

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Redstone joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom.

'Extremely serious incident': Passenger train derails in north-east Scotland

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Three people have died in a train derailment in eastern Scotland that left carriages overturned and piled on top of each other on a steep wooded slope.

Best of cartoons, August 13, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.

National fire monitoring agency needed to track rising threats: paper

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The lack of nationally consistent data on bushfires resulted in an overestimation of the extent of last season's bushfires by as much as a quarter, researchers say.

Again, Ardern shows us what decisive leadership looks like

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Jacinda Ardern is trying to protect her people.Gladys Berejiklian is trying to protect big business and her economy.

'Disturbing': Entertainment company tours empty heritage-listed precinct

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The NSW Government has been accused of courting commercial opportunities for Sydney's protected Callan Park after entertainment venue company Doltone House toured the grounds' empty Kirkbride complex last week.

Caxton Hotel's hefty COVID-19 fines, hotel quarantine escape fallout continues

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Meanwhile, the father of one of three women who allegedly lied to avoid quarantine has publicly defended his daughter.

Treatment for aggressive brain cancer shows promise in early trial

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Researchers have had very promising results from the first phase of trials using immunotherapy to treat aggressive brain cancer.

RA boss offers to take surplus Kiwi players as part of Super Rugby draft

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hamish McLennan says it is time for a player draft and open borders to help reignite interest in Super Rugby.

'We should have claimed that idea': McLennan says rugby should own Origin

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Financial catastrophe has pushed rugby's State of Union from fantasy to reality. Rugby Australia chairman says the game should not waste the opportunity.

TAFE gives $92.5b boost to national economy, while costing just $5.7b: report

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The new analysis comes as TAFE NSW joins four universities to form a new jobs taskforce based in western Sydney.

Tech-hub towers set to rise above Sydney's Central Station

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The government has approved major increases to building heights for an area near Sydney's Central Station, removing a major hurdle to new high rises.

Target and superquiz, Thursday, August 13

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

Homes That Sold for Around $500,000 or Less

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

Restoration efforts under way for Mt Robert's heritage alpine huts

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Raising $150,000 might be a steep target, but the guardians of two Mt Robert alpine lodges are sure the view at the top will be worthwhile.

Tom Clancy's Chesapeake Bay estate sells for $4.9million

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The hideaway estate of Jack Ryan creator Tom Clancy has been sold for $4.9million - $1.3million below the asking price amid a dispute between his ex-wife and widow over royalties to his character.

Maroon 5's Sam Farrar settles into Sherman Oaks home

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Musician Sam Farrar of the bands Phantom Planet and Maroon 5 recently dropped $1.659 million on a single-story home in Sherman Oaks.