Yacht taking part in ocean race with six people on board when it overturned off Mandurah
Two people are dead after a yacht capsized off WA’s southwest coast.
The yacht was taking part in the Bunbury and Return Ocean Race and had six people on board when it overturned off Mandurah.
Crowd favourite, Victorian potato farmer and coal miner Laurie Manuel, failed to get a place in the finals
Proud mullet wearers from across Australia have converged on a country pub in NSW’s Hunter Valley to crown a champion of the infamous hairstyle.
Hundreds of people made the journey to Kurri Kurri’s Chelmsford Hotel on Saturday for the inaugural Mulletfest – a celebration of the 1980s hairstyle.
Catherine Marriott, the woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says she did it to speak up against inappropriate behaviour.
Australia’s prime minister tells Donald Trump ‘we certainly don’t presume to provide policy or political advice’ on gun control during a meeting at the White House. Malcolm Turnbull says that for their two countries it’s ‘a completely different context, historically legally and so forth. We are very satisfied with our laws, we maintain them.’ The US president again promoted the idea of arming teachers, saying they would be more effective than the armed guard who failed to prevent the Florida shooting because teachers ‘love their children’.
Malcolm Turnbull appears to have pulled off an impressive feat of navigation — successfully charting Donald Trump’s temperament and helping steer an old alliance closer towards full health, writes Andrew Probyn.
Outspoken Queensland MP says the compromise is becoming increasingly difficult to accommodate
George Christensen has used the resignation of Barnaby Joyce to call on the National party to formally end its coalition with Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals.
The outspoken Queensland MP posted on Facebook that in the absence of an elected federal leader, the National party should push “the reset button” and slash the ties of their 95-year partnership with the Liberals.
Woman survives bite from great white shark, believed to have been more than three metres long
Beaches in Sydney’s south-east have been closed after a woman was bitten by a great white shark, which is believed to have been more than three metres long.
Late on Friday, the 55-year-old swimmer survived the first shark attack in Botany Bay in at least 25 years, and is recovering at St George hospital.
Woman’s lawyer says many alleged victims are put off coming forward for fear of ‘being dragged through a scandal’
The identity of an alleged victim of sexual harassment by former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has been revealed by the Weekend Australian against her wishes, the woman’s lawyer has said.
Presumably there will be a period of settling to determine if attempting to be all things to all people flies with the public
The backflip is standard operating procedure in professional politics, we all know that, but the double backflip is a somewhat rarer event.
Yet under the cover of yet another seismic convulsion inside the Turnbull government, Bill Shorten looks to be lining up for the dubious double on the controversial Adani coal mine. After signalling quite clearly in late January that Labor would toughen its position on the project, the Labor leader has cooled off noticeably on that notion over the past week or so.
The Prime Minister says he does not want to lecture America about gun control, after he is pressed on the politically fraught subject during a press conference with US President Donald Trump.