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John Worsfold.
AFL 2021

‘I really rate his opinion’: Teague embraces Worsfold as coaching mentor

John Worsfold and Teague worked together at West Coast, with the veteran coach handing over his role at Essendon at the end of the 2020 season.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Kotoni Staggs is the most sought after player in the NRL.

NRL investigating alleged incident of drunken behaviour by Kotoni Staggs

The NRL Integrity Unit are seeking CCTV footage of an alleged incident involving Staggs at at a venue in Brisbane.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
A person reacts to the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington.

Juries tend to give police the benefit of the doubt in black deaths

There have been three police shootings of black Americans since the Derek Chauvin verdict yesterday.

  • by Lindsay Whitehurst and Alanna Durkin Richer
Senior Constable Brett Forte in his police uniform, with a few humorous additions.

Brett Forte inquest live updates: Cop ‘encouraged’ wanted man to get angry on the phone

A two-week coronial inquest delves into the deaths of Queensland Police Senior Constable Brett Forte and his killer, Ricky Charles Maddison.

  • by Toby Crockford
The world’s central banks are keeping a close eye on what is happening in Australia.

The dreaded ‘doom loop’ is back on the agenda

With the pandemic still raging across Europe there’s been a revival of interest and discussion about a concept borne out of the 2008 global financial crisis.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has defended his Belt and Road agreement with China.

‘Debt trap’: Bipartisan support for tearing up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement

National security experts and federal Labor have welcomed the Morrison government’s decision to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China, but warn of the possible fallout.

  • by Anthony Galloway, Paul Sakkal and Hanna Mills Turbet
Uniting Vic.Tas CEO Bronwyn Pike warns  there will be more people sleeping in the streets if federal funding is not renewed.

‘Really worrying’: Homelessness groups face $20 million a year funding shortfall

Victorian organisations warn of job losses and service cuts if federal government does not renew part of their funding beyond June 30.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Case numbers in India have skyrocketed, undermining a nascent economic recovery.

Reality check for world economy as global virus surge threatens recovery

The renewed surge in COVID-19 infections is threatening to further divide the world economy between the rich and poor, potentially damaging overall global growth if the fresh outbreaks spread or if key sources of demand falter.

  • by Enda Curran and Eric Martin
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the Super League is not dead yet.

‘They haven’t left’: Super League not done yet, says Perez

The Super League is far from dead and its clubs have not given up on the idea of the breakaway competition despite having to shelve the project just a few days after it was announced.


‘Speechless’: Taiwan couple gets married four times to maximise honeymoon leave

The story sparked heated online debate in Taiwan after the husband exploited a legal loophole obliging local companies to grant eight days paid leave.

  • by Nicola Smith
The KRI Nanggala submarine - pictured during a naval drill in 2017 - is missing north of Bali.

Indonesia asks Australia to help search for submarine with 53 on board

Contact was lost with the German-built submarine, which has 53 sailors on board, north of Bali on Wednesday and an oil spill was later found.

  • by Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies
St Kilda’s Callum Wilkie is tackled by Tiger Tom Lynch.
AFL 2021

Struggling Saints get Friday night prime time, Anzac Day crowd wait

The AFL has released rounds nine and 10 of the 2021 fixture, but is still waiting on a final decision on the crowd cap for the Anzac Day clash.

  • by Peter Ryan
American writer and biographer Blake Bailey.

Publisher halts shipping of new Philip Roth biography

The author Blake Bailey faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.

  • by Hillel Italie
Pharmacist Jane Mitchell administers the flu shot.

Flu shots to be mandatory for aged-care visitors

All visitors to Queensland aged care homes will be required to have proof of their 2021 flu shots from the end of next month. 

  • by Lydia Lynch

Global pioneer: Outback WA is going off grid to fix cyclone, bushfire outages

Storms or bushfires that down power lines and disrupt supply are the nightmare of grids around the world. Western Australia has found an alternative -- taking remote customers completely off the grid.

  • by Rob Verdonck
Thousands of planes have been “parked” indefinitely after the coronavirus pandemic decimated travel demand.

Airlines see COVID setbacks driving them to $62 billion loss this year

The airline industry’s chief lobby group widened its estimate for losses this year by about a quarter, saying new COVID-19 flare-ups and mutations have pushed back the timeline for a restart of global air travel.

  • by Christopher Jasper and Siddharth Philip
AGL chief executive Brett Redman.

AGL chief Brett Redman abruptly resigns ahead of coal break-up plan

The CEO of top Australian energy supplier AGL has resigned effective immediately, saying he is unable to commit to overseeing a plan to break up the business.

  • by Nick Toscano
Then-community recovery minister David Crisafulli (left) with then-premier Campbell Newman in Cairns as Cyclone Ita approached in 2014.

‘Have some courage’: Newman tells LNP to take a stand on euthanasia

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman as taken a dig at LNP politicians and their leader David Crisafulli over assisted dying laws.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Brisbane, Australia - September 25, 2016: View of Brisbane city skyline and Brisbane river in late afternoon Brisbane skyline, Brisbane aerial, Healthy Suburbs Brisbane, Brisbane CBD

Tourism vouchers for Brisbane, Whitsundays to save holidaymakers hundreds

Queensland holidaymakers who hoped to hit the tropics or live it up in Brisbane could find their dollars stretch further with travel voucher giveaway.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Traffic building on the Bruce Highway.

40 minutes to move 2km: Bruce Highway accident delays Brisbane commuters

Drivers were stuck in traffic during their morning commute after a crash on the highway.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Rose Porteous, the third wife of mining magnate Lang Hancock, once argued his estate was not bankrupt.

Lang Hancock’s life, love and bankruptcy resurrected in ‘clash of the dynasties’

The fall of Lang Hancock’s business fortunes in his marriage to Rose Porteous is again a question before the Supreme Court of Western Australia as his grandchild Bianca Rinehart seeks to recover court evidence in her claim to his iron throne.

  • by Aja Styles
Hazel (Cristin Milioti) escapes husband Byron (Billy Magnussen).

New show melds love and technology – and it’s beyond creepy

Cristin Milioti stars as a woman escaping her controlling marriage to the ultimate ‘techbro’.

  • by Kylie Northover
Jamie Dimon says leaders must act at the “speed of relevance”.

Inside the JPMorgan finance unit that masterminded doomed soccer bid

The Wall Street titan has played a crucial role in the doomed plans for a breakaway European Super League by raising €4 billion debt funding to get the scheme off the ground.

  • by Oliver Gill
Bitcoin has become too big for Wall Street to ignore.

‘Go to the sidelines’: Wall Street starts to see weakness emerge in bitcoin charts

Bitcoin has yet to recover from its unexplained weekend swoon, and now the investing public is on edge about the notoriously volatile token’s next move. Enter the chart watchers.

  • by Vildana Hajric and Joanna Ossinger
BMA is Australia's largest metallurgical coal miner.

Australia’s latest resources boom is driving a surge in IPOs

Australia is leveraging off its strength as a mining powerhouse to become the go-to destination for initial public offerings in the resources sector.

  • by James Thornhill
“Trump in heels”: Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase.

‘Trump in heels’ candidate says Derek Chauvin verdict makes her ‘sick’

Her comments, captured in a video she posted to Facebook, drew rebukes from state and national Democratic groups.

  • by Laura Vozzella
Smoke blows from a burning vehicles at the site of bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan.

Pakistan hotel targeted by bomb blast

China’s ambassador was staying at a hotel in southwest Pakistan that was bombed, but was not present when it was hit, Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said.

  • by Abdul Sattar
Police detain a man during a protest in St Petersburg, Russia.

‘Let him go’: Russia protesters defy Putin, call for Navalny’s freedom

One Moscow protester said “Russia is in the Dark Ages. In the past 25 years, the country has been completely destroyed.”

  • by Isabelle Khurshudyan and Robyn Dixon
New York

New York property developers double down on a risky bet

Developers are making big-money bets that it’s only a matter of time before Manhattan is Manhattan again.

  • by Patrick Clark and Natalie Wong
The next great fullback? Andrew Johns is predicting big things from Charlie Staines.
NRL 2021

Why Staines can be the NRL’s next great fullback

The Eighth Immortal predicts big things of the Panthers flyer, who the Knights need to stop in Thursday Night Football.

  • by Andrew Johns
Wall Street is on track to end its two-session losing streak.

ASX set to rise as Wall Street rebounds but Netflix slumps on slower growth

The ASX is set to push towards 7000 this morning as Wall Street rebounded.

  • by Damian Troise and Alex Veiga
Josh Morris was targeted by a disgruntled punter on social media after the Roosters’ win on Sunday.

Instagram to give NRL stars power to block trolls

The social media giant will launch changes to its platform within weeks designed to prevent online abuse to celebrities and high-profile athletes.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Mental health experts want a new national benchmark of one school-based psychologist for every 500 students.
Mental health

Minimum ratio of school psychologists needed as mental illness soars

About one in seven school-aged children experience a mental health disorder each year, and the pandemic disruption is taking a further toll.

  • by Rob Harris
US President Joe Biden will use the climate summit to announce a significant increase in America’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

‘Insufficient’: Biden administration criticises Australia on climate

Australia is under mounting pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions as US President Joe Biden prepares to hold an international climate summit this week.

  • by Matthew Knott
Health workers move the body of a COVID-19 victim at a mortuary in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Oxygen leak kills 22 patients as India’s daily infection rate nears 300,000

India now faces a coronavirus “storm” overwhelming its health system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an address to the nation.

  • by Rajendra Jadhav and Neha Arora
Humpback whales, like humans, also use the Gold Coast for a good time, new research has found.

Like humans, young humpacks go to Gold Coast for whale of a time

A study of humpback whale behaviour has found as in humans, the whales use the Gold Coast as a party location, while Hervey Bay is a more sedate escape destination.

  • by Stuart Layt
Paul Gallen knocked out Lucas Browne within two minutes on Wednesday night.

‘Had confidence in my chin’: Gallen knocks out Browne in less than two minutes

Paul Gallen required less than two minutes to sensationally knock out Lucas Browne in their heavyweight showdown at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is looking to the international community to help develop the low emissions technology needed to tackle climate change.

Australia to fund low-emissions research as world sets ambitious climate targets

Australia is banking on international action to tackle climate change, announcing on Thursday a $566 million fund for collaborations on new technologies.

  • by Mike Foley
The Queen sits alone in St George’s Chapel.

‘Great sadness’: The Queen breaks her silence on Prince Philip’s death

Images of the Queen sitting alone her husband’s funeral to comply with coronavirus restrictions prompted an outpouring of public sympathy.

  • by Bevan Shields
Australia’s vaccine rollout is not without issues.

Experts eye Melbourne-made mRNA vaccines in a year after $50m injection

A leading scientist says the $50 million Victoria is putting into producing mRNA vaccines in Melbourne should be enough to get a serious facility up and running in 12 months.

  • by Paul Sakkal, Melissa Cunningham, Liam Mannix and Rachel Clun
The Federal government’s actions to tear up Victoria’s BRI agreement will further infuriate China.

Australia leads the world confronting China, for better or worse

Australia could have adopted the New Zealand or European model of dealing with China, but it has not. Now we should brace for the backlash.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Brisbane City Council is responsible for enforcing planning legislation.

Migration slump could gift SEQ a building ‘catch-up’ decade

Demographer Mark McCrindle has told a Brisbane business summit Australia’s border closures could hold a silver lining for major infrastructure and housing projects.

  • by Matt Dennien
Kelly Wilkinson’s ex-partner has been charged with her murder.

‘Feel the outrage’: 98 Queensland domestic violence orders broken every day

Anger is growing about a rise in domestic violence order breaches in Queensland after a Gold Coast mother of three was found dead in her backyard. 

  • by Lydia Lynch
Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch says the Productivity Commission data does not include all homes considered social housing by the Queensland government.

Government accused of not growing social housing fast enough

But Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch has hit out at recent analysis, saying it does not include programs that fund housing for Queenslanders in need.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Sam Kerr’s Matildas have landed in a tough Olympic group.

Matildas face US, Olyroos cop Spain and Argentina in brutal Tokyo draws

More than a year after they qualified, Australia’s men’s and women’s teams finally found out who they will face at the Olympic football tournaments.

  • by Vince Rugari
Where are the vaccines?

The PM’s shambolic vaccine rollout is missing all its targets

The vaccine debacle has been typical of Mr Morrison’s habit of being good at making announcements, but terrible at delivery.

  • by Anthony Albanese
Thinker: Wessels is in his third year as Rebels coach.

Rebels coach Wessels has two games to save his job

The off-contract Melbourne coach has just two games to show he should be the man to lead the Rebels beyond this season.

  • by Sam Phillips and Tom Decent
Chelsea fans protest against the proposed Super League outside Stamford Bridge.

Mega money is not the only thing that makes ball go round

The fan revolt against Europe’s most powerful football clubs has been something to behold.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to enforce an electric vehicles tax.

Car makers, environmental groups blast ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’

Volkswagen, Hyundai, Uber and the WWF are among some of the groups that have signed an open letter warning Victoria’s proposed electric vehicle tax will be disastrous if not paired with incentives.

  • by Annika Smethurst and Michael Fowler
Protesters march in downtown Columbus.

Protests break out in Ohio after police shoot black teenage girl

The incident took place as a Minneapolis jury handed down a guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last year.

  • by Rich McKay and Steve Gorman
Senior Sergeant Scott Stahlhut (right) leaves Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Slain cop’s boss grilled over bullying, threats, ‘toxic’ office claims

The allegations were levelled against Darling Downs tactical crime squad officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Scott Stahlhut.

  • by Toby Crockford
Director Bruce Beresford with Macbeth performers Simon Meadows andd Eleanor Greenwood.

‘Absolutely extraordinary’: The VR moment that astonished an Aussie movie legend

Bruce Beresford is directing an opera that will be broadcast live in virtual reality. When he put on VR goggles for the first time, his reaction was sheer astonishment.

  • by Nick Miller
A worker at Monash Medical Centre retrieves vials of the Pfizer vaccine from the freezer on Wednesday.

How are mRNA vaccines made and how do they work?

It would take less than two kilograms of mRNA to vaccinate all of Australia and to make that just 20 grams of DNA is required.

  • by Liam Mannix
In this September 21, 2016, file photo, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard troops march in a military parade in Tehran, Iran.

Iran rattled as Israel repeatedly strikes key targets

The steady drumbeat of attacks, which intelligence officials said were carried out by Israel, highlighted the seeming ease with which Israeli intelligence was able to reach deep inside Iran’s borders.

  • by Ben Hubbard, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman
The NRL has launched an investigation after a Parramatta Eels player was allegedly filmed having sex with a woman in a toilet.

Eels star could face NRL sanction despite claiming sex act filmed without consent

Parramatta allege the unnamed player was filmed without consent while having sex in the stall of a public toilet.

  • by Adrian Proszenko and Sarah Keoghan
Britain’s Trade Secretary Liz Truss. and Australia’s trade minister Dan Tehan.

‘The uncomfortable chair’: Australians shocked by insulting British trade tactics

Britain’s Trade Secretary has labelled her Australian counterpart Dan Tehan “inexperienced” and planned to make him sit in an uncomfortable chair for hours of trade talks.

  • by Latika Bourke and Anthony Galloway
Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings: “It’s just a little wobbly right now”

The message for media in Netflix’s ‘wobbly’ result

It’s not just Wall Street that should be rattled by tepid figures from the world’s pre-eminent streaming service.

  • by Zoe Samios
Ben Donaldson was one of the Waratahs’ standouts in their 31-30 loss to the Force.

Batger praises Donaldson as Waratahs playmaker opens up on roller coaster week

Waratahs No.10 Ben Donaldson says he was motivated by Eastwood coach Ben Batger’s comments last week.

  • by Tom Decent
Tom Tate is confident he will be cleared.

Gold Coast council to re-advertise for CEO position after shock resignation

Gold Coast City Council will re-advertise for its chief executive position after the sudden resignation of David Edwards last week, with the process expected to take months. 

  • by Cloe Read
A 3D model of the small implants used to stimulate portions of the patient’s brain.

Australian-first trial shows deep-brain stimulation treats severe OCD

The small clinical trial showed very positive results for most participants, leading to researchers calling for the treatment to be approved for more general use.

  • by Stuart Layt
Chad Townsend will join the Cowboys in 2022.

‘It makes me emotional’: Townsend puts family first with rich Cowboys deal

The club’s only premiership-winning halfback told teammates on Wednesday morning he would leave the club where he made his debut a decade ago.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Cameron Green has made his mark with the bat but is yet to take a Test wicket.

Wade axed as Green’s rise creates squeeze for Cricket Australia contracts

Veteran Matthew Wade has been dumped while the ascension of young gun Cameron Green has created a selection squeeze as Cricket Australia prepares to announce its contract list for a bumper year.

  • by Daniel Cherny and Jon Pierik
Ambulances ramped at Ipswich Hospital at 3.30am on Wednesday, April 14.

Minister blames pandemic for SEQ hospital emergencies

Yvette D’Ath said there had been 11 “code yellows” declared in south-east Queensland since March 25.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Iron ore prices at close to record levels will help repair the budget deficit
Iron ore

The only way is up: The iron ore price boom that refuses to die

Second-guessing the Chinese and the Brazilians is an occupational hazard for economists and commodity experts, who have been proven wrong again and again predicting an end to the price rally.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
ABS data shows an increase across all income groups in the use of pawnshops during the coronavirus recession.

Financial stress on poorest Australians fell during recession but lifted for rest

Special analysis of household finances has revealed Australia’s poorest households suffered a fall in financial stress during the COVID-19 recession.

  • by Shane Wright
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum in her latest video, aired in February.

Is Dubai Princess Latifa still alive? The UN wants proof

The 13 experts, including members of a panel that deals with enforced disappearances, are calling for Latifa’s immediate release.

  • by Nick Cumming-Bruce
The new law stops government workers in “positions of authority” wearing religious symbols like the hijab, but excludes teachers. Opponents say the law runs contrary to the culture of respect for individual rights and religious freedoms taught in schools.

Quebec can bar government workers from wearing hijabs, turbans, court rules

The law includes a clause that exempts employees already in their positions from the ban but they would lose the exemption if they were promoted or moved elsewhere.

  • by Amanda Coletta
Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown.

Kate Winslet and the enduring impact of human grief – and connection

Kate Winslet knew she wanted to play Mare as soon as she read Brad Ingelsby’s script. She just didn’t realise how hard it would be to let her go afterwards.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Derek Chauvin listens as his verdict is delivered on Wednesday.

Who is the ex-police officer found guilty of murder in George Floyd case?

Before he was convicted of murder and manslaughter over the killing of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin had patrolled the streets of Minneapolis for almost 20 years.

  • by Stephen Montemayor, Jennifer Bjorhus and Matt McKinney
Wang Xining, Deputy Head of Mission of Chinese embassy in Canberra.

‘Quite sympathetic’: China’s deputy ambassador says government didn’t want Australian journalists to leave

Wang Xining claimed it was incorrect to say that China no longer welcomed foreign journalists but said they needed to present “the true image of China”.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Demonstrators gather outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis to celebrate the murder conviction of former police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd.

Would justice for George Floyd have occurred if not for the video?

I wonder about justice in those police killings that were not, by chance, recorded on a smartphone.

  • by LZ Granderson
Please Explain podcast.

The Resolve Political Monitor: a new poll that aims to get behind the issues

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with chief political correspondent David Crowe and Resolve Strategic’s Jim Reed about a new way of looking at politically relevant data.

  • by Tory Maguire
The Federal Court may still make similar orders to common fund orders.

Former nurse who broke man’s arm and another’s nose disqualified for year

One of the incidents involved breaking the forearm of his former girlfriend’s uncle during a fight.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
The industrial commission dismissed a childcare worker’s claim that she had been unfairly fired for refusing a vaccine.

Childcare worker sacked for refusing flu vaccine loses legal appeal

The national industrial tribunal’s decision bolsters the argument that some employers will be able to require staff to get a coronavirus vaccine.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Queensland police officer Brett Forte was gunned down on Monday afternoon.

Brett Forte inquest live updates: Cop’s boss encountered gunman in pub toilets

A two-week coronial inquest delves into the deaths of Queensland Police Senior Constable Brett Forte and his killer, Ricky Charles Maddison.

  • by Toby Crockford
George Floyd in his security uniform, a still from footage of George Floyd’s death, former police officer Derek Chauvin in court.

Derek Chauvin faces decades in jail for the murder of George Floyd

The former police officer who was filmed kneeling on the neck of the black man last May has been found guilty of two counts of murder and one of manslaughter.

  • by Matthew Knott
Julie Bishop and Joel Creasey in Ten’s “fast and furious” current affairs show What The Hell Just Happened?

TV ‘dinosaurs’ find new strategies in the battle for eyeballs

Streaming services are the shiny new players in the TV-verse, but that hasn’t stopped legacy networks and pay-TV from finding ways to keep viewers on board.

  • by Debi Enker
George Floyd in his security uniform, a still from footage of George Floyd’s death, former police officer Derek Chauvin in court.

As it happened: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

The jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin has found the former police officer guilty on all three charges over the death of George Floyd last year. 

  • by Craig Butt and Rachael Dexter
Jim Steinman, pictured in 2012 at his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 73.

Jim Steinman, Bat Out of Hell songwriter, dies at 73

Among many other songs, Steinman also wrote It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, a top 10 hit for Celine Dion in 1996, and Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart.

  • by Neil Genzlinger
Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman has encouraged people to have their say on an inquiry into hate laws and vilification.

Queensland to hold inquiry into race hate and online vilification

People will be asked to share their stories during an inquiry into whether race hate and vilification laws are strong enough.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland Health is investigating any links between the vaccine and blood clots. (File image)

Brisbane man treated for blood clots after receiving vaccine

Queensland’s authorities are investigating blood clots in a man who received the vaccine this week. 

  • by Lydia Lynch
Trent Merrin has played his last NRL game.

‘The game was getting away from me’: Merrin announces shock retirement

The Dragons forward announced his immediate retirement just days before one of the most anticipated games of the year.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Police fire tear gas to disperse angry supporters of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a radical Islamist political party, protesting against the arrest of their party leader, Saad Rizvi, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Caving to Islamists, Pakistan considers expelling French envoy

The tensions originated last year when French President Emmanuel Macron defended the publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad by a satirical newspaper.

  • by Babar Dogar and Munir Ahmed
George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd wipes his eyes during a news conference after the verdict.

‘We are able to breathe again’: the emotional speech from George Floyd’s brother Philonise

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, had to hold back the tears as he spoke on the courthouse steps after the verdict.

Defence contractors used by the Pentagon, but not the Defence Department itself, suffered hacks, security researchers said.

Ongoing intrusions: ‘Chinese hackers’ compromise US agencies, firms

The investigation is in its early stages but already has turned up evidence that the intruders breached sensitive defence contractors, a cyber security firm says.

  • by Ellen Nakashima and Aaron Schaffer
Credit Suisse could perhaps have avoided its scandals and losses of the past year had it learned from history.

It’s a little bit of history repeating in Credit Suisse’s litany of losses

Credit Suisse has been embroiled in a series of financial disasters that could have been avoided had it learned from its compatriot, UBS.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
NSW state secretary Leighton Drury is fighting for his political life in a union battle both sides expect to be close.
Trade unions

‘Anyone can promise Ferraris’: Inside the fight to control the NSW firefighters’ union

An insurgent faction is promising members it will campaign for a 13 per cent pay rise despite a 2.5 per cent cap on public sector wages in NSW.

  • by Nick Bonyhady