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How Caroline Kennedy discovered her inner bogan in Australia

The US ambassador to Australia, a member of America’s most storied political dynasty, has embraced everything from sausages and surfing to sheep and “shitboxes”.

  • by Matthew Knott and Peter Hartcher
Test your knowledge!

The Weekly Sports Quiz: Test your knowledge

How well did you pay attention to the sporting headlines this week?

Christian O’Connell’s first year in Melbourne was rough, but he has since established himself as the king of FM breakfast radio.

Christian O’Connell took a massive risk when he quit a No.1 radio show

Five years ago, Christian O’Connell turned his back on Britain’s top radio show, uprooted his family and moved to Australia to begin again. Somehow, it worked.

  • by Karl Quinn
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden meet on the sidelines of the Hiroshima G7 Summit in May.

Australia news LIVE: Outgoing RBA boss says interest rates could climb; Joe Biden to host PM in October at White House

RBA governor Philip Lowe will face his last grilling by federal MPs, Anthony Albanese will visit White House in October and the Voice debate continues.

  • by Caroline Schelle
Esther Gonzalez of Spain controls the ball.

Women’s World Cup LIVE: Spain dominate possession early against Netherlands in first quarter-final; Japan face Sweden tonight

It’s a Kiwi double-header as the Dutch face Spain to become the first team into the final four before Japan and Sweden go head-to-head in Auckland.

  • by Billie Eder and Marnie Vinall
Jason Sudeikis won Emmys for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series and outstanding comedy series for Ted Lasso in 2022. The Emmy awards for 2023 have been delayed until January, 2024 as a result of the Hollywood strike.

Emmys delayed for the first time since September 11 attacks

Hollywood’s strike continues to have far-reaching impacts across the TV and film industry.

  • by Thomas Mitchell
Illustration: Dionne Gain.

Will AI spell the death of cookbooks? We put ChatGPT to the recipe test

Neil McMahon asks AI to come up with a recipe based on the contents of his crisper. The result is terrifyingly good.

  • by Neil McMahon
Daniel Mookhey.

NSW Treasurer throws lifeline to Star Entertainment with temporary tax reprieve

The NSW government will revise its tax arrangement with the cash-strapped Star Entertainment, while mandating staff numbers.

  • by Amelia McGuire, Michael McGowan and Max Maddison
One of Maui’s tourist hubs looked like a wasteland, with homes and entire blocks reduced to ashes.

Hawaiian island wildfire death toll jumps and will probably keep rising, says governor

The search of the wildfire wreckage on Maui revealed a wasteland of burned out homes as firefighters battled the stubborn blaze that has already claimed 53 lives.

  • by Audrey Mcavoy, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Nick Perry
Herve Renard during France’s 4-0 round of 16 rout of Morocco in Adelaide.

The man who brought down Lionel Messi now has Sam Kerr in his sights

Last November, Herve Renard’s game-changing team talk to Saudi Arabia’s men’s side went viral. Now he is steering France’s women’s team deep into the World Cup.

  • by Emma Kemp
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has hired a lobbyist.

Revenue slides as Murdoch’s News Corp eyes AI opportunities

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has reported a drop in revenue, but plans to take advantage of advances in generative AI.

  • by Calum Jaspan
Ships gathered at the Panama Canal, visualised on a map.

Traffic jam at Panama Canal as drought lowers water level

Authorities of the Panama Canal expect income from the waterway to drop after they were forced to limit the number of ships passing through it.

  • by Elida Moreno
Thredbo snow storm

The snow storm that could save the NSW ski season

There are sighs of relief echoing across the Snowy Mountains as snow falls for the first time in weeks, but bookings are still down as much as 40 per cent on last year.

  • by Catherine Naylor
New Wallabies skipper Will Skelton.

Why Skelton changed his mind on becoming Wallabies captain

Will Skelton will join a rare club of Australian players, including Nick Farr-Jones, John Eales and George Gregan, when he leads the Wallabies at a Rugby World Cup.

  • by Tom Decent

‘Frustratingly depressing’: What is the root cause of our housing crisis?

Readers offer up ideas on how to fix the country’s housing problems, with many suggesting it’s time to put a lid on population and urban sprawl.

Cost of living.

Six graphs show cost of living crisis is hitting those who can least afford it

People like Emma Warren are at breaking point, according to a new survey of people who are hit the hardest by rising cost of living.

  • by Max Maddison
Morris Chang, chairman and founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, which faces the prospect of higher taxes under the G7 multinational tax plan.

The 92-year-old who changed the world

A textbook inspired Morris Chang to create a company that is now a $US500 billion juggernaut and part of our everyday lives. It also put him at the centre of a technological cold war between the US and China.

  • by Paul Mozur and John Liu
Animation showing the wildfires on Hawaii.

‘Downslope winds’: How the Hawaii fires spread so quickly

As the arid winds swept over the West Maui Mountains, they forced air to accelerate down the west side of the mountains - with tragic results.

  • by Dan Stillman
Wall Street jumped higher on the inflation report  but pared its gains in the afternoon.

ASX opens flat; Wall Street digests US inflation report

The ASX has opened flat after a lacklustre performance on Wall Street, where stocks wavered as investors reviewed the latest update on inflation across the US.

  • by Jessica Yun
Nick Kyrgios has now missed all four major tournaments in 2023.

Major wipeout: Troublesome knee injury rules Kyrgios out of US Open

It marks an unhappy conclusion to a tennis year that Kyrgios had hoped would cement his dazzling breakthrough of 2022 when he reached the Wimbledon final.

  • by Ian Chadband
The deal will bring a number of flagship brands under the one umbrella.

Luxury fashion’s new giant: Coach, Versace part of $13b mega-deal

Coach, Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors are part of the latest deal in the world of luxury fashion.

  • by Jeannette Neumann
Holy Holy’s Tim Carroll (left) and Oscar Dawson are embracing the opportunity to collaborate with other  musicians.

‘If I stopped, I’d go crazy’: Inside this pop duo’s flourishing song factory

Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson are being inspired by a fresh crop of Australian musicians.

  • by Martin Boulton
Matildas star Sam Kerr.

It’s not just the Matildas. Why all women footballers deserve better pay

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino dismissed talk of pay equity on the eve of the World Cup. For how long can he remain silent?

  • by Andrew Webster
Matildas star Caitlin Foord with close friend Jackson Hastings at a game in Newcastle earlier this year.

‘I call her my stepsister’: How a Matilda terrorised an NRL star

The Newcastle halfback and the Matildas star were once inseparable. Hastings’ father Kevin, a legend of the Sydney Roosters, used to date Foord’s mother Simone.

  • by Michael Chammas
Rodger Corser returns to host series two of the psychological reality show The Traitors.

‘Exhausting’ psychological reality show finds new celebrity victims

The local version of The Traitors has taken a leaf out of the US playbook and recruited reality stars and an actor to play the game.

  • by Nicole Elphick
Taylor Zakhar Perez (left) and Nicholas Galitzine in Red, White and Royal Blue.

This gay, royal romcom is among the most hyped films of 2023 – is it any good?

Adapted from Casey McQuiston’s 2019 New York Times best-selling novel, Red White and Royal Blue has the kind of ready-to-go fan base that streamers and studios dream of.

  • by Jared Richards
Donald Trump looks on during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club.

Donald Trump pleads not guilty to additional charges as Republicans release Biden bank records

The charges also accused two Trump employees of conspiring with the former president to delete the footage at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Meriton Founder and Managing Director, Harry Triguboff, has turned 90 years old, in Sydney. 1st March 2023 Phtoo: Janie Barrett

Liberals draw up housing battle lines as Triguboff rubbishes expanded Landcom role

The Meriton founder has questioned giving state-owned corporation Landcom a direct role in building homes, as the opposition demands Premier Chris Minns rule out redeveloping Macquarie Hospital.

  • by Michael Koziol
ET UFO. Credit: Matt Golding

US officials beginning to think the truth may really be out there

Three highly credentialed whistleblowers have testified to a US congressional hearing that UFOs are real and that the government is covering up the evidence.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Canstruct chief executive Rory Murphy in 2018.
Home Truths

The refugees left, but the millions kept coming for Nauru contractor

Documents reveal how Australian company Canstruct made big profits servicing refugees on Nauru, and they only got bigger as time went on.

  • by Michael Bachelard and Nick McKenzie

Gay conversion law would ban suppression of gender identity

The NSW government’s plans to ban gay conversion practices will be extended to include making it illegal to change or suppress a person identifying as trans or gender diverse.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro’s and their installation “Persistence of Vision: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters at Chatswood.

Artists make Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and UFOs out of Lego

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are using Lego to explore the strange things people believe in – from the paranormal to conspiracy theories.

  • by Lenny Ann Low
Column 8 granny dinkus
Column 8

Bourns continue to show their identity

And rustle up more family folklore.

A Victorian police officer is facing more than 80 child sex abuse related charges.

Victoria police officer facing more than 80 child sex charges, extradition sought

The sergeant was arrested in Queensland and investigators are seeking his extradition back to Victoria.

  • by Alex Crowe
Emily van Egmond and childhood friend Sam Kerr celebrate Australia’s 2-0 round of 16 win over Denmark.

Manic quality to Matildas hype proves World Cup no longer all about Kerr

The Matildas, through sheer popularity, have forced the country’s sporting establishment to mould around them and adapt their scheduling

  • by Emma Kemp and Marnie Vinall
The Matildas went on strike shortly after reaching the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup.

The day the Matildas walked down Oxford St and went on strike

Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Katrina Gorry and co downed tools in protest over $21,000 contracts, below Australia’s minimum wage, and refused to tour the US. It was a “watershed moment” for women’s sport.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Broken windows are left unrepaired.

Broken windows, retired teachers covering classes. The plan to fix these regional schools isn’t working

A scathing auditor general’s report says a plan to lift academic outcomes for regional and remote students in NSW will almost certainly fail.

  • by Christopher Harris and Michael McGowan
US President Joe Biden’s last-minute cancellation is a blow to Anthony Albanese and means the Quad summit is no longer in Sydney.

Australia, US urged to ramp up AUKUS as PM invited to White House

Anthony Albanese will be feted at a rare state dinner in Washington, DC, in late October at the invitation of US President Joe Biden.

  • by Matthew Knott
Outgoing Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has dismissed talk the airline has an outsized influence.

Qantas boss Alan Joyce’s failure to launch after Canberra tour

Joyce experienced a frustration familiar to the great unwashed – he was forced to wait around for his plane to take off on Thursday.

  • by Megan Gorrey and Patrick Hatch
Anthony Albanese lists some of the key areas where the states will agree to tackle the housing crisis.

Australia news as it happened: Joe Biden to host PM for official US visit; Coalition pushes nuclear energy plan

Anthony Albanese wants approvals sped up for housing projects near transport routes, the Nationals’ leader is backing nuclear energy and the Voice debate continues.

  • by Caroline Schelle and Angus Thomson
‘My preferred candidate’: Jo Haylen has defended hiring a former Labor staff as the state’s new Transport Secretary.

Minister’s office pushed for former Labor staffer to get top job

Transport Minister Jo Haylen has refused to say whether former Labor staffer Josh Murray was recommended to be the state’s new Transport Secretary by a hiring panel.

  • by Michael McGowan
The hall of historic Waiola Church in Lahaina and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji Mission burn in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Hawaii ‘like an apocalypse’ as historic town destroyed by hurricane-fanned fires

The death toll from the inferno has reached 36. Some people had to flee into the ocean to escape fire and smoke.

  • by Marco Garcia
The Matildas’ run at the World Cup is capturing the imagination of Australians.

AFL wants to show Matildas match at Blues, Demons clash – but there’s a catch

The AFL has given the green light for the Matildas’ World Cup quarter-final against France to be shown on the big screens at the MCG before the Carlton-Melbourne blockbuster on Saturday night.

  • by Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan
Will Skelton, Carter Gordon and Marika Koroibete.

WATCH LIVE: Wallabies coach Eddie Jones unveils Rugby World Cup squad

Who will be on the plane to Paris later this month? Find out in a special edition of Stan Sport’s Rugby Heaven.

It’s been reported that The King’s School headmaster has an annual salary of at least $700,000.

Business class flights to be repaid following probe into King’s School regatta trip

The King’s School has been declared non-compliant after an investigation into a trip taken by the headmaster and his wife to attend the UK’s prestigious Royal Henley Regatta.

  • by Lucy Carroll
ARLC chairman Peter V’landys as he entered today’s breakthrough meeting.

Agreement reached: NRL and players set to end long-running CBA war

After 21 months of often hostile negotiations, the NRL and its players are ready to sign off on a new collective bargaining agreement.

  • by Adrian Proszenko and Adam Pengilly
A senior doctor has made serious allegations about the culture at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown, in a planned speech circulated to staff at another hospital in the health district.

The speech doctors and nurses were barred from hearing

A senior doctor has made serious allegations of waitlist manipulation and a culture of fear at one of Sydney’s most prestigious hospitals.

  • by Angus Thomson
 The King’s School’s headmaster Tony George

The Kings School goes for a row over headmaster’s jaunt

The idea of headmaster and his wife swanning off for tea and scones at Henley-on-Thames sits awkwardly beside sacrifices most parents make to send their children to the private school system.

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Commonwealth Bank reported its full-year results on Wednesday.

Profits of rage: Don’t bank on earnings dissent changing anything

There is not much greater obscenity than the announcement of a $10 billion profit by an Australian bank, followed by the news that its executives have seen their pay packets soar.

Strange family: Ethan, John and Jasmin.

Strange days: One family and three games in two hours make NRL history

The greatest game of all will take a Strange turn on Sunday afternoon, as John, Jasmin and Ethan Strange all turn out across the NRL and NRLW on the one day.

  • by Dan Walsh
Wall Street is eagerly awaiting the next inflation report.

Energy stocks power ASX after Wall Street slide

The Australian sharemarket closed higher on the back of energy companies after stocks fell on Wall Street ahead of a highly anticipated inflation report.

  • by Millie Muroi
AMP chief executive Alexis George said the company would review the pause on the third tranche of its capital return plan by the end of the year.

AMP to cut costs, keep capital ahead of legal verdict

Alexis George, who has led the simplification of AMP since 2021, said she would pause its capital return plan given uncertainty around legal matters.

  • by Millie Muroi
A guide points out the sights of Sydney to a group of Chinese tourists.

‘Another positive step’: Chinese tour groups to return to Australia

Beijing has issued a new list of approved travel destinations. The decision follows a three-year hiatus and come despite threats of a long-term boycott.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Late mining pioneer Lang Hancock’s actions towards the end of his life, and his relationship with wife Rose Porteous, have become a focal point of a multibillion-dollar Supreme Court case.

Rose Porteous’ desire for luxury fuelled Rinehart’s feud with father, court hears

Details of the feud between pioneer Lang Hancock and his daughter Gina Rinehart before his death have been laid bare in a multibillion-dollar Supreme Court civil case.

  • by Jesinta Burton
Flooding in New Zealand earlier this year was one of the country’s worth catastrophes for insurers on record.

Alarm sounds on insurance as Australia’s natural disaster risk surges

Global giants that play a key role in the insurance market are viewing Australia and New Zealand as riskier markets – and this is feeding into higher premiums.

  • by Clancy Yeates
“I feel like I understood an element of the dynamic,” says Ella Lily Hyland, who was an all-Ireland pole-vaulting champion before taking the lead role in Fifteen-Love.

Tennis court the backdrop for riveting and complex drama

Who to believe in this drama about the fraught relationship between a tennis coach and young champion, especially when both are telling lies?

  • by Debi Enker
Ash Ricardo and Rob Collins in a scene from RFDS.

Homegrown drama is rare, which makes a good one worth celebrating

The medical drama RFDS returns, with a new recruit and lively adventures in the Australian outback.

  • by Debi Enker
Ecuadorean presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio has been shot dead.

Ecuador presidential candidate assassinated at campaign event

A state of emergency has been declared in the Andean nation. A suspect died after a shootout with police.

  • by Alexandra Valencia

The half-billon-dollar economic boost the government won’t let fly

What inflation-fighting government would take a position that promotes airfares remaining higher for longer?

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday.

Ukrainian drones downed near Crimea and Moscow

Thirteen drones in total were aimed at Moscow and Sevastopol in Crimea, the Russian Defence Ministry said, on Thursday alone.

Fraudster Melissa Caddick with some of her jewellery she purchased using stolen funds..

Caddick’s victims to share initial $3 million payout

It is hoped that investors may recover around 30 percent of the funds they invested with fraudster Melissa Caddick.

  • by Kate McClymont
Rodriguez performs at the Beacon Theatre in New York in April 2013.

Rodriguez, Searching for Sugar Man singer with an aura of mystery, dies at 81

The Detroit singer-songwriter was championed decades after his 1970 debut album by fans in Australia and South Africa, and became the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.

  • by Harrison Smith
Wendie Renard is one of the world’s best defenders and the heartbeat of this France side.

Growing up, Clare Hunt idolised France’s captain. Now she has to stop her

The Les Bleues skipper Wendie Renard has been a cornerstone of one of the most dominant club teams football has ever seen – Olympique Lyonnais.

  • by Vince Rugari
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (right) during the unveiling of his official portrait by Ralph Heimans (left), at Parliament House in Canberra.

Rudd warns risk of war in our region is ‘not a theory’

In a sweeping speech while unveiling his official portrait, the former PM also urged Australians to resist fearmongering about a Voice to parliament.

  • by Matthew Knott
Finn Maginness did a great job shadowing Nick Daicos in Hawthorn’s upset round 21 win over Collingwood.
AFL 2023

If your club has fallen for this myth, they are in trouble

Don’t believe the rumours; the tagger lives. Sam Mitchell has used one to rejuvenate Hawthorn’s season, but Andrew McQualter has refused to follow suit, and that might cost him the Tigers coaching job.

  • by Kane Cornes
Tyrell Edwards arrives at Picton Local Court before he was taken into custody.

‘Mummy and Daddy ain’t gonna help’: Crash victim’s father speaks of pain and loss

As Tyrell Edwards was taken into custody for killing five teenagers in a crash at Buxton, John Van de Putte said the families will never get over the tragedy.

  • by Sarah McPhee
NBN Co chief executive Stephen Rue said LEO was not designed for large amounts of data.

NBN plays down low-earth orbit satellites as full-fibre upgrades kick off

NBN Co’s chief says satellites such as those offered by Elon Musk’s Starlink may eventually replace Sky Muster, but the focus is on moving customers to faster fixed wireless services.

  • by Tim Biggs
NSW Fire and Rescue of the yachts catching on fire at Church Point.

Yacht fire causes $3 million worth of damage at northern beaches marina

Fire and Rescue NSW, Water Police and the Rural Fire Service worked to put out the blaze that destroyed three boats, with authorities now investigating its cause.

  • by Olivia Ireland
Chunky Move’s 4/4 is an austere, orderly meditation on the passing of time.

Orderly and mechanical, Chunky Move’s new production is stimulating

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Chunky Move’s 4/4, Miss Peony at Arts Centre Melbourne, Alistair Baldwin’s Telethon Kid, and Musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

  • by Sonia Nair, Tony Way and Andrew Fuhrmann
A man accused of making threats against President Joe Biden was shot and killed by FBI agents hours before the president was expected to land in the state.

Man suspected of threatening Biden shot and killed

Special agents were trying to serve a warrant on the home of Craig Deleeuw Robertson in Provo, south of Salt Lake City.

  • by Lindsay Whitehurst and Sam Metz
Boral is Australia’s largest building and construction materials supplier.

Construction giant flags further price rises amid housing squeeze

Boral chief Vik Bansal reiterated expectations that cost pressures would linger for 12 to 18 months, but price rises wouldn’t be as steep as last financial year.

  • by Jessica Yun
Belinda Giblin’s performance as Adele is outstanding.
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Sydney live reviews

This adaptation of a Charlotte Wood novel is unflinching and profound

Reviews of all the best shows in Sydney this week, including The Weekend at Belvoir, and Opera Australia’s La Gioconda in Concert.

  • by Joyce Morgan and Peter McCallum
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram all banned or suspended then US president Donald Trump after the violent storming of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.

Investigators obtained secret warrant for Trump’s Twitter account

Trump said the Justice Department “secretly attacked my Twitter account, making it a point not to let me know about this major ‘hit’ on my civil rights”.

  • by Alanna Durkin Richer
The Kyle and Jackie O program has been found in breach of radio decency rules.

Kyle Sandilands’ monkeypox comments breached decency rules, says ACMA

Comments Sandilands made during a segment about the outbreak of monkeypox were offensive to gay men and not in line with the Commercial Radio Code of Practice, the media authority has found.

  • by Nell Geraets
 Route 66 between Weatherford and Hydro

Travel quiz: What road was immortalised in song by The Rolling Stones?

Are you an expert traveller? Test your knowledge with the weekly travel quiz.

Kyah Simon, at Matildas training on Wednesday, is the team’s head DJ.

Strawberry Kisses, Steps and Afrobeats: The Matildas’ World Cup playlist

Forward Kyah Simon may not have played a minute at this World Cup but the veteran forward has an important role in camp as the Australian team’s unofficial DJ.

  • by Emma Kemp
Parminder Nagra, left, and Keira Knightley in Bend It Like Beckham.

The 10 best women’s sport films to fire you up for the Matildas’ next clash

From football to boxing, these films are (almost) as awe-inspiring as Australia’s performance in the Women’s World Cup.

  • by Garry Maddox
Menzies MP Keith Wolahan gave the strongest repudiation of the robo-debt program by a Coalition figure.

Liberal MP says robo-debt offended liberal values and royal commission was justified

Keith Wolahan said robo-debt offended the sanctity of the individual, due process and the presumption of innocence and urged his party to learn the lessons from it.

  • by Paul Sakkal
US President Joe Biden has just upped the stakes with China by introducing new restrictions.
Trade wars

Higher and higher: America keeps raising its fence against China

Concerned about the transfer of know-how for military or intelligence-gathering applications, the Biden administration restricts investments by US firms in Chinese tech companies.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
“Feels like” temperature recently reached 70 degrees in Iran. A young boy jumps into a pool to cool down at a square in downtown Tehran.

Extreme global weather prompts fears about the hot summer to come

How best to manage extreme heat is becoming a problem for cities around the world. In parts of the northern hemisphere, the body can’t function properly.

  • by Laura Chung