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How Australia landed in China's crosshairs

How Australia landed in China's crosshairs

It was 45 minutes after a Chinese foreign affairs official sent a tweet that Scott Morrison called a press conference four years in the making. The Prime Minister was angry. 

Melbourne population to outstrip Sydney within six years despite COVID lockdowns

Slow population growth will affect Australia's economic fortunes.

Melbourne will overtake Sydney as the nation's biggest capital by 2026 despite grappling with a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.

ASIO will be able to spy on returning Australians 

An overhaul of Australia's national security laws means ASIO will be able to spy on Australians who have been working for a foreign power when they return from overseas.

A reverse sweep that travelled 100m for six was a highlight of Glenn Maxwell's innings.

Australia sends India in to bat first at T20 international in Canberra

We're back - but it's the game's shortest format taking centre stage this time and the Aussies have opted to bowl first. 

Hopes of 'eliminating' virus in NSW pushed to New Year with local case

Hopes of 'eliminating' virus in NSW pushed to New Year with local case

NSW Health will look at quarantine for overseas airline crews after testing indicated the latest coronavirus infection was acquired from US crew staying at the hotel where the woman was employed.

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Secret Foxtel bid adds to intrigue at struggling pay TV group

It's difficult to decide which is more surprising: the revelation that someone put together a $US2 billion-plus bid for Foxtel; or that its two heavyweight shareholders rejected it.

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How does Australian rugby rate at the end of 2020?

Harry Wilson and Tom Wright celebrate a stunning victory over the All Blacks in Brisbane.

It's been yet another year of tumultuous highs and lows for Australian rugby but the game gets an A-plus for survival.

South Koreans in a pickle over China claim to kimchi

Kimchi cabbage in a bowl.

There's a lot more to this cabbage argument than meets the spoon.

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'Last night was not OK': How a dancefloor decision landed NRL star on trial for rape

'Last night was not OK': How a dancefloor decision landed NRL star on trial for rape

The truth about what happened after NRL player Jack de Belin, Callan Sinclair and a 19-year-old woman met at a Wollongong bar has become the subject of a criminal trial.

Two men charged over alleged theft of baby formula and vitamins

Police commenced an investigation into the alleged coordinated theft of baby formula and other food, clothing and toiletry items across Sydney.

During a search of a home and two businesses, police seized numerous items including 447 cans of tuna, 216 electric toothbrushes and cans of baby formula.

NSW Police Minister rules out crossing floor on divisive drug reform

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott says he will not cross the floor over drug reform.

Police Minister David Elliott will not vote against the government if it moves to reform drug possession laws for young people.

Daughter finds parents with critical stab wounds in Sydney's inner west

Paramedics rushed the couple to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.

The woman found her father upstairs with critical head wounds. Her mother was in the backyard with critical upper body wounds.

Sydney council spends $1m to run pool which is closed and has no swimmers

The opening of the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre at Green Square has been delayed until early next year.

The opening of the largest aquatic centre to be built in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games has been delayed until February and locals are not happy.

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'Unnecessary and tacky': The Christmas trends to say goodbye to

'Unnecessary and tacky': The Christmas trends to say goodbye to

We're all guilty of going a little OTT when it comes to the silly season, but now is the time to take stock and remember that less is more.

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'Wow! Wow! Wow!': The stylish units solving a hidden housing crisis

These homes have doors, lights, blinds and air-conditioning operated by voice commands, plus moving fixtures, but are about more than gadgets.

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A reverse sweep that travelled 100m for six was a highlight of Glenn Maxwell's innings.

Australia v India first T20 international LIVE

We're back in Canberra but it's the game's shortest format taking centre-stage this time. We'll be live from about 6.30pm ahead of the start of play at 7.10pm.

Will Pucovski is striking up a bond with Test captain Tim Paine.

Paine, Pucovski bond over PlayStation as young star readies for Test debut

On the cusp of earning a baggy green, rising star Will Pucovski is striking a chord with Test captain Tim Paine.

Harry Wilson and Tom Wright celebrate a stunning victory over the All Blacks in Brisbane.

Cully's card: How does Australian rugby rate at the end of 2020?

It's been yet another year of tumultuous highs and lows for Australian rugby but the game gets an A-plus for survival.

NRL

NRL biosecurity expert predicts players won't be forced to take COVID-19 vaccine

The NRL's Project Apollo biosecurity expert says because the vaccine is new the "side-effect profile" may mean some players do not want to take it.

BBL cricket

What makes the perfect Twenty20 cricketer?

Whose biceps would you choose if you were to build the ultimate T20 cricketer? And whose brain? Who would you trust to take the blinder of a catch?

Michael Hooper and the Wallabies could not get past Argentina.

Defiant Hooper wants to remain Wallabies captain as he closes in on record

The Wallabies skipper has come under fire recently but made it clear he wants to remain at the helm in 2021.

Optus Sport has surpassed Foxtel in popularity amongst football fans, according to research from the Gemba Group.

Why Optus and Stan are well-placed in Australia's sports streaming wars

An analysis of the streaming landscape by the Gemba Group has found most Australian consumers have maxed out their monthly spend on sport and entertainment platforms.

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