Darts used to be little more than a pub sport, now players tour the world, playing in packed arenas for big pay cheques. But why has the sport become so popular?
The Thunder, the world’s most notorious poaching ship, raked in millions in illegal profits. Its round-the-world bid to evade capture made history — and exposed a murky web of crime and corruption on land.
Senior military figures describe the “most serious incident of its kind for the Australian Air Force in more than 25 years”, praising two pilots for their expert response to a dramatic engine malfunction that saw their advanced warplane skid across a US runway before catching fire.
In an admission of the size and scope of the current drought crisis gripping parts of the nation, the Federal Government will today announce a significant increase in the funding available for struggling communities.
The Rugby Championship kicks off in Sydney as the Wallabies look to get a flying start over their bitter, trans-Tasman rivals. Follow all the action in our live ScoreCentre.
The All Blacks show their class yet again with a convincing 38-13 victory over the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test at Sydney’s Olympic stadium.
Resources minister Matt Canavan reinforces the case for coal as Turnbull battles Coalition energy policy critics
The Nationals have urged the federal government to support new coal-fired power plants and lift the ban on nuclear energy.
The party’s federal council in Canberra on Saturday passed a motion calling on the government to back building high-energy, low-emissions power stations to provide reliable and affordable power.
Government’s claims that it did extensive due diligence for funding to foundation don’t add up, says opposition
The Labor party says the government’s claims that it conducted extensive due diligence for a $443.8 m grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation are “clearly wrong”, following revelations the department of environment and energy warned there were “significant” risks the grant would delay on-the ground projects.
Documents obtained by Guardian Australia under freedom of information laws showed no mention by the environment and energy department of the record grant until 12 April, three days after a meeting between the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, the environment and energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, and the foundation’s chairman, John Schubert.
Winx takes the record for consecutive racing wins from Black Caviar with the mare’s 26th consecutive win.
Can the Panthers help secure their place in the top four against the Knights? Later, the Tigers take on the Dragons and the Sharks host the Cowboys. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.