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?
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
A MAN has been bashed and struck to the back of the head with a screwdriver during a frightening carjacking in Lalor.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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
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.
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.
THE collisions between Manly star Martin Taupau and Cowboys wrecking ball Jason Taumalolo promise to shake the foundations of Brookvale Oval.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A FORMER Hobart doctor accused of murdering his elderly mother in Sandy Bay in March has been remanded in custody.
FOR Sargon Namat, finding true love was all in the timing, especially when he had waited eight years to track down the woman he wanted to marry.
BLUNDER after blooper after bungle. That was the story of one Carlos Braithwaite delivery in the IPL, and it was painfully funny to watch.
IN a strange twist Semi Radradra will be forced to play for the Australia to achieve his dream of being the best Fijian rugby league player ever.
WHEN Breanna Sykes went into labour, doctors told her the baby would be big. But they had no idea just how big.
FREMANTLE is preparing to offer injured superstar Nat Fyfe a monster long-term deal that would make him the centrepiece of the club’s revival plans.