Supplied pictures of a plane engine on fire over Perth Airport.

Flight emergency

A FIRE on a plane carrying FIFO mine workers to Barrow Island was caused by dodgy repairs, it has been revealed.

Positive test Payne will pay a price for ‘error of judgment’

UPDATE: THE banned diet drug that Michelle Payne tested positive to earlier this month was prescribed to the Melbourne Cup-winning jockey.

AFL Tribunal What next in historic Houli case?

AFL Tribunal

THE AFL will break new ground with its appeal against Bachar Houli’s two-match ban. But how will today’s proceedings play out? Here is what you need to know.

Armed robbery Man bashed in terrifying carjacking

The Scene of a fatal stabbing at Rupert street Footscray.

A MAN has been bashed and struck to the back of the head with a screwdriver during a frightening carjacking in Lalor.

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Identity politics PM’s meddling is all about politics

WHEN Malcolm Turnbull and Waleed Aly gave references for banned footballer Bachar Houli, they were playing a game of identity politics, writes Andrew Bolt.

Bus posters Where the bloody hell are we?

THIS Public Transport Victoria poster is meant to promote a suburb in Melbourne’s west to visitors. But not even the locals recognised their own suburb.

Vicious virus Government warns of more cyber attacks

MORE Australian businesses and individuals could hit be hit by the ransomware attack that has caused worldwide chaos.

Study order Part-time school for bailed teen

AN out-of-control teen charged over a joy ride that ended in two police cars being rammed has been bailed, on condition he attends school just three days a week.

Fugitive’s paradise Is Bali Shaun with fugitive elites?

FROM murderers to drug smugglers, to terrorists, there’s one paradise fugitives favour over others. Is Shaun Davidson here?

Wild sound The cockatoo that sounds like Phil Collins

HEAR the Aussie cockatoo that uses twigs as drum sticks and has been likened to an avian version of Phil Collins, or perhaps the great Ringo Starr.

Magpies primed for ‘crack at it’

AFL DAILY: Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury gives a glowing endorsement of Nathan Buckley as a Blues premiership great reveals what’s behind the team’s forward line woes.

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Who are the AFL’s best and worst goalkickers?

IT IS arguably the most important skill in the game. But players continue to struggle in front of goal. Who are the best and worst set shot kickers at your club? See the rankings.

Star staying Fyfe to be a Docker for life

NATHAN Fyfe is certain to be a Fremantle player for life after finally agreeing to start contract talks with the club. But how much will his deal be worth?

Crows Crows on the Rocky road

BRISBANE free agent Tom Rockliff is in line to add midfield strength to the Crows list as Adelaide seeks support for club champion Rory Sloane

Whispers Panic Room: Will Tigers make a change?

JACK Riewoldt is right to go but the Tigers could make another change for their clash against Port Adelaide. Plus a late change at Collingwood and the latest on Gary Ablett. SUPERCOACH PODCAST

Touching tale ‘My mum had a photo of you for courage’

ONE contestant blew all the coaches away — and then revealed why his family feels a close bond with Delta Goodrem.

Home loans Banks tipped to play scrooge

A STRONGLY tipped cash rate fall next week could leave borrowers no better off with expectations lenders will not give them a break.

Debutant Aliir clan to pack Gabba as hype grows

THE ticket requests for Swans debutant Aliir Aliir are growing by the minute with up to 100 family and friends expected to be at the Gabba to watch him in action against Brisbane.

Vision Waratahs boss on crusade for success

Waratahs boss on crusade for success

NEW Waratahs chief executive Andrew Hore says there is “something fundamentally wrong” that NSW is not Crusader-like and winning frequent titles.

Fine print Call to probe Centrelink data release

Call to probe Centrelink data release

THE AFP is being called on to investigate whether Human Services Minister Alan Tudge illegally gave a Centrelink client’s private details to the media.

Tragic death Casey Anthony: I still don’t know

Casey Anthony: I still don’t know

ALMOST a decade after being acquitted of the murder of her daughter, Casey Anthony says she has no idea what happened in Caylee’s final days.


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Cash crime Scammers hit Bendigo Bank ATM

PEOPLE using a Bendigo Bank ATM in Melbourne’s outer east have been targeted by scammers after a card skimmer was found on it.

Bad habits Smokers forced to cough up

DRINKERS and smokers may by stung with hikes to the cost of cigarettes and alcohol in tomorrow’s budget as part of the so-called “sin taxes”.

Flight emergency FIFO plane fire: bad repairs blamed

A FIRE on a plane carrying FIFO mine workers to Barrow Island was caused by dodgy repairs, it has been revealed.

Stunt backfires Ice cream prank leaves man with eye injury

A SOCIAL media prank gone wrong is believed to be behind an “ice cream assault” that has left an unsuspecting university student in hospital with an injured eye.

Fatal dispute Triple Perth shooting sparks bikie tensions

A SHOOTING that left a 23-year-old man dead and a bikie and his son injured began as a property dispute but has escalated gang tensions, WA Police say.

Country focus Schmidt says it will be poetry in Motion

BEST BETS: LIGHT Motion wasn’t suited at his most recent unplaced defeat and is set to bounce back in Monday’s Grafton Cup Day July 14 Handicap.

Hawkesbury Cup Less Is More when it comes to success

TRAINER David Vandyke is relying on Less Is More to continue his stable’s feature race winning momentum in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup on Saturday.

UFC 200 Conor taunts White over UFC 200 losses

DANA White has faced questions over potentially tens of millions in lost revenue by axing Conor McGregor from UFC 200 and the star took aim at the president.

Alleged ‘slush fund’ Senator slams AEC over Foundation 51

THE Australian Electoral Commissioner was taken to task by Labor Senator Penny Wong during a Senate hearing on Thursday

VFL Wilson pushes state case

NORTHERN Blues coach Josh Fraser has declared the club’s skipper Tom Wilson should be among the first players picked in the VFL state squad to tackle South Australia later this month.

Adelaide United Amor to escape our rain in Spain

HAVING delivered Adelaide United its finest moment in Sunday’s A-League grand final, Reds coach Guillermo Amor is preparing to leave the Australian autumn to bask in the sunshine of a Spanish spring.

Analysis SC rolling coverage: Broncos fall flat

THE best player in SuperCoach this year, Anthony Milford, showed his inexperience with some poor options when the game was on the line.

Staying put! Sydney-born prop sticking with Crusaders

SYDNEY-BORN Crusaders prop Michael Alaalatoa has extended his Super Rugby contract for a further two seasons.

Federal budget Families to pay $168 a week towards welfare bill

MIDDLE-income families will pay up to $168 a week towards the Government’s ballooning welfare bill to cover the cost of pensions and payments for families, the unemployed, retirees and veterans.

In limbo City strike pair may not return

MELBOURNE City’s gun visa duo Bruno Fornaroli and Harry Novillo depart for post-season holidays with their futures in limbo.

Just kidding No jokes off limits for Karl Stefanovic

THERE were no holds barred when Today breakfast show host Karl Stefanovic co-hosted the WA advertising industry’s night of nights at Crown Perth.

Bankstown shooting Underworld war set to explode

A BLOODY war between rival gangs is set to explode after the execution of an underworld figure at a Sydney shopping centre today.

Smash The battle that will rock Brookvale

THE collisions between Manly star Martin Taupau and Cowboys wrecking ball Jason Taumalolo promise to shake the foundations of Brookvale Oval.

Warrnambool Pateman jumps at chance to reunite with Hayes camp

CHAMPION jumps jockey Steve Pateman turns back the clock at Warrnambool on Tuesday, riding Extra Zero over the jumps for David Hayes.

Cheaper books Bid for cheaper books

Australians are paying too much for books and import restrictions should be lifted, a new government report has said

Infrastructure PM’s radical vision to improve our cities

A RADICAL new way to plan and fund city infrastructure will be outlined by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today.

Please, don’t break us up

THESE two have been through a lot together – and they hope it stays that way.

Hunt for an heir Young heir to Prince’s fortune found?

THE YOUNG daughter of the late star’s half-brother could be set to inherit a huge chunk of his estate, according to reports.

Oh no Every traveller’s worst nightmare

FROM leeches to wild bears or being fleeced in a Chinese nightclub, these travellers share their worst experience overseas.

Premier League Punters’ unlikely $1 million payout

IT has been dubbed the greatest upset in sporting history, but a win for Leicester City could also lead to one of the biggest combined payouts ever.

Key moments Moments that mattered in Adelaide’s GF win

ADELAIDE United’s historic A-League grand final victory was highlighted by three moments of magic that blew the Wanderers away.

Exclusive Cancelled rapid bus is back on

PLANS for a ‘bus rapid transit’ system to Ellenbrook have been resurrected, three years after the $110m project was ditched by Premier Colin Barnett.

Road horror Man killed in Margate crash

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has died in a two-vehicle crash at Margate.

Group dynamic Auctions now a team sport?

A TRIO of high-priced sales in recent weeks across Box Hill and Mitcham have come at the hands of buyers teaming up to beat rival budgets.

Arson hunt Investigation into historic church blaze

POLICE are continuing their investigation into a suspicious fire that tore through a historic western suburbs church.

Deadly beaches State’s red-and-yellow blackspot

AS QUEENSLAND reels from its worst season of preventable beach drownings in over a decade, one destination has emerged as our rescue hotspot.

History Kangaroos to revive war cry after 50 years

THE Kangaroos are a strong chance of introducing a war dance for the first time in 50 years when Australia hosts the 2017 World Cup.

Father sons? Identical boys for Judds

CARLTON fans can rejoice — Rebecca and Chris Judd are expecting identical twin boys.

Trash talk Queen trash talks Obamas in funny video

BRING it on. Prince Harry enlisted his grandmother Queen Elizabeth to smack down the Obamas over the Invictus Games in a hilarious video.

News blog Wild weather sweeps state, brace for more

WE suffered a wild ride with the weather today, amid fallen trees, high waters, power cuts; and transport, alpine and coastal areas all hit. But there’s another winter blast set to hit — just in time for Mother’s Day.

Strange vision Hospital could be ‘haunted by a ghost’

EERIE footage has emerged from inside a hospital in Honduras which appears to be haunted by a ghostlike figure in its corridors.

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Inquiry DPaW lashed for Yarloop bushfire disaster

VOLUNTEER firefighters want the Department of Parks and Wildlife stripped of its duty for major bushfires, slamming its handling of Waroona-Yarloop.

Court Murder accused remanded in custody

Murder accused remanded in custody

A FORMER Hobart doctor accused of murdering his elderly mother in Sandy Bay in March has been remanded in custody.

Anxious wait Dad to kidnappers: ‘to hell with you’

Dad to kidnappers: ‘to hell with you’

THE Perth father of aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson kidnapped in Afghanistan is anxiously waiting for news. Sending abductors the message: “to hell with you”.

Financial myths Cracking some simple money myths

Cracking some simple money myths

DEBUNKING money myths including whether all credit cards are bad.

Restaurant review Wild about Harry’s — it’s the real deal

Wild about Harry’s — it’s the real deal

MORGAN McGlone is a chef with a reputation. And now he is overseeing the entire food offering at Hotel Harry — aka Harpoon Harry Bar & Grill.

Website Camp Gallipoli removes Anzac term from its site

Camp Gallipoli removes Anzac term from its site

CAMP Gallipoli has removed “Anzac” from its website but chief executive Chris Fox says the organisation has done nothing wrong and will reapply to use the term.

New benchmark Melbourne auction records hammered

104 Kooyong Road Armadale, for Herald Sun realestate

MELBOURNE notched a record number of auctions and auction sales in the first half of 2017, with a host of multi-million dollar deals among them. Check out the year’s top auction sales here.

Smart wager Agent makes splash with $1.5m sale

Agent makes splash with $1.5m sale

REAL estate agents love celebrating a big sale but this agent took it to a whole new level after breaking a street record in Knoxfield. WATCH

Aussie’s $2 billion gambling profit

Aussie’s $2 billion gambling profit

JEREMY Liew was the first investor to buy into Snapchat, spending $641,000. Little did he know it would become a virtual gold mine.

Danger passing Cyclone Blanche heading towards WA

Cyclone Blanche heading towards WA

TROPICAL Cyclone Blanche has left a soggy mark on the Northern Territory and is moving on to her next victim.