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Tue 19 Jan 2021

Missy Higgins opens up about dad’s COVID backlash

Premium Content Missy Higgins opens up about dad’s COVID backlash

The musician talks about her doctor dad being “thrown under the bus” and an upcoming concert series she’s performing at.

‘Like she’s broken’: Girl gave birth after rape by neighbour

Premium Content ‘Like she’s broken’: Girl gave birth after rape by neighbour

A Qld family was forced to hide a 12-year-old girl “from the world” after she fell pregnant to an older teenage neighbour who has been sentenced for her rape.

Why I’ve ditched my New Year’s resolution already

Premium Content Why I’ve ditched my New Year’s resolution already

It’s not until you’re in the back of an Uber watching YouTube clips of yourself that you realise what you need to work on, writes Joel Creasey.

‘Selfless’ mum puts life on hold in time of crisis

‘Selfless’ mum puts life on hold in time of crisis

When Jessica Chappell became seriously ill, her mother dropped everything to become her carer.

Victoria reopens border as tennis player tests positive

Premium Content Victoria reopens border as tennis player tests positive

Victoria has lifted its border to the majority of Sydney but ten red zones are still no-go areas.

ANZAC Day plot: ‘Youngest terrorist’ freed in stunning move

Premium Content ANZAC Day plot: ‘Youngest terrorist’ freed in stunning move

A teenage terrorist who plotted an attack on a Melbourne ANZAC Day march has been granted parole in the UK despite originally being jailed for life.

Travellers stuck as airline halts Australia flights

Premium Content Travellers stuck as airline halts Australia flights

Emirates abruptly announced last week it would stop all flights to Australia from Dubai except for a twice-weekly service to Perth.

Netflix stars devastated over porn scandal

Netflix stars devastated over porn scandal

Stars of Netflix’s hottest new show Bridgerton have been left horrified as their sex scenes have made their way to adult websites, with Netflix taking action.

PM condemns US rioters ahead of inauguration

Premium Content PM condemns US rioters ahead of inauguration

Scott Morrison has “echoed” the remarks of other world leaders in condemning the US Capitol violence, but did not name Donald Trump as a source of the incident.

Schools test parents’ patience with new year demands

Premium Content Schools test parents’ patience with new year demands

Parents say they feel increasingly under pressure as the new school year draws near thanks to some schools drawing up elaborate stationary shopping lists.

Mum’s fraud betrays ‘heart and soul’ of community

Premium Content Mum’s fraud betrays ‘heart and soul’ of community

A mother who defrauded a small country school’s parents and citizens’ association has been ordered to repay thousands.

‘Ridiculous’: Kyrgios slams tennis farce

‘Ridiculous’: Kyrgios slams tennis farce

Nick Kyrgios has finally weighed in on the Australian Open hotel quarantine furore – and delivered a hammer blow.

'Biggest hit in BBL history' stuns cricket

'Biggest hit in BBL history' stuns cricket

Fans and commentators have been left gobsmacked by one of the biggest hits you will ever see in a cricket match.

Mon 18 Jan 2021

Book extract: Strong, witty writing takes readers into sorrow and bliss

Book extract: Strong, witty writing takes readers into sorrow...

What’s wrong with Martha? That’s the big question at the heart of this modern romance novel from Meg Mason.

Expat upset to learn Aussie slang ‘is a lie’

Expat upset to learn Aussie slang ‘is a lie’

A US woman living in Victoria is very “upset” after discovering the truth about an Aussie expression, describing her childhood as a “lie”.

Aussies lose millions to scams in 2020

Aussies lose millions to scams in 2020

Watch out for dodgy phone calls or emails because they were the most popular way to try and trick people out of their money last year.

Star took drugs for horror film scene

Star took drugs for horror film scene

Alison Brie has a gnarly drugs scene in her new horror movie out this week. Here, she reveals how she prepared for it in a hotel room with husband Dave Franco.

Why Chinese are leaving Australia

Why Chinese are leaving Australia

Chinese citizens led the way when it came to leaving Australia in December, and this could be why.

‘Answer is no’: Dan slams tennis demands

‘Answer is no’: Dan slams tennis demands

Daniel Andrews has chimed in as whinging Australian Open players slam the conditions of a hard 14-day hotel quarantine lockdown.

‘Intensified’: Qld cyclone danger upgraded

‘Intensified’: Qld cyclone danger upgraded

Queensland’s looming cyclone has been upgraded to a category 2 as the local mayor deals with a coronavirus threat amid a possible disaster.

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