Friday, Nov 30


There's no joy in the professions: how tradies have it made

I cannot see why you’d spend your life arguing over merger finance when you could be building something.


Healing underway: CA chairman Earl Eddings hopes for a second term

The new Cricket Australian chairman has begun the process of healing and hopes for a second term.

Livid MMA fighter Duke Didier left in the lurch

After hanging up the phone the thought came rushing through his head like a freight train: "what's the point?"

Gallery: The best photos from around the world

The best photos from the international wire services as chosen by our Picture Editors.

Don’t sign on dotted line yet: Sanity on stadiums might yet prevail

Bloody hell, who saw that coming? When it comes to stopping #StadiumSplurge, new Opposition Leader, Michael Daley, is as serious as a ruptured testicle.

Sailing boss hits out over 'pulled' $600,000 as Olympic funding divides sports

Against a background of stagnant federal sport funding, sports are asking whether the new AIS strategy is better than the discredited Winning Edge.

Memo to creepy male pollies from the WWSU (Women With Stuff Upstairs)

Men in Parliament may dare to turn their backs on female MPs, but they should expect the same treatment from female voters.

On-loan O'Neill earning his stripes in Mariners midfield

Two seasons in England's unglamorous third tier has steeled on-loan Burnley midfielder Aiden O'Neill for a season-long scrap in the A-League with Central Coast.


'We're not declaring': Short says CA XI want to keep India in field

If India think a Cricket Australia XI will declare to give them more time out in the middle, they are kidding themselves, according to D'Arcy Short.

A look at the top five issues at the G20 summit in Argentina

The official agenda in Buenes Aires is development, infrastructure and food security. But it's the meetings on the sidelines where the real action happens.

Best of Fairfax cartoons December 1, 2018

Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.


Line brawl: where do we draw it?

Australian cricketers use a tired old formulation to explain away every failure of good grace. It is time it was abandoned.

W-League wins as Canberra A-League bid sign MOU with Capital Football

The bid team want to make Canberra United the first fully professional W-League club in the country.

Gratz Vella trains trifecta at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

Waller, Waller, Waller. It's probably the only trainer's trifecta you'd expect in Australian racing.

'Individual 1': Trump in awkward Russia probe starring role

In two major developments this week, US President Donald Trump has been labelled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest.

Smith, Leishman set for weekend shootout as cream rises at Royal Pines

The two faces of the tournament, Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman, will head into a scorching weekend on top of the leaderboard at the Australian PGA Championship.

Steve Kent creates history Canberra Cavalry with Auckland Tuatara win

It's the new question for trivia night's at Canberra's baseball clubs. Who took the win in the Cavalry's first ever game against the Auckland Tuatara?

Kohli's love affair with Adelaide is an ominous sign for Australia

The Adelaide Oval is a happy hunting ground for the formidable Indian captain - and he's improved with every visit.


Healy poised to transfer world-beating form to the Big Bash for Sixers

Alyssa Healy is swapping the canary yellow for the magenta of the Sydney Sixers on the opening weekend of the WBBL.

Morrison to meet with Trump following US President's decision to cancel Putin talks

Australian and US officials are working on plans to secure the bilateral meeting between Donald Trump and Scott Morrison at the G20 summit, after the US president cancelled planned talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

'Carpooling to the moon': NASA to outsource its next lunar experiment

NASA's next lunar science experiments will arrive at the moon via a spacecraft built by one of nine private companies - a first for one of the agency's science missions.

Tye Angland cleared of head injury but remains in serious condition

Angland’s wife, Erin, joined him in Hong Kong after he was speared into the turf coming out of the barriers at Sha Tin last Sunday.

South African star Refiloe Jane returns for Canberra United

Jane has just helped South Africa qualify for their first women's World Cup and will miss Africa Cup of Nations final to play for Canberra against Sydney.

'It had reached a crisis point': ABC board directors explain why they fired Michelle Guthrie

ABC directors said the former managing director's performance had reached a "crisis point" and required immediate action.

Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman eyes off national jersey for Tour

Paris-Roubaix winner Mathew Hayman wants his career to finish the way it began 19 years ago - a road captain and super domestique there to help his team win.


Dozens of inmates at large after prayer time escape

Police say 113 inmates have escaped from a prison in western Indonesia after overpowering a guard during prayer time.

Erin Osborne promises fearless cricket in WBBL season four

The ACT Meteors skipper will play for the Melbourne Stars again and says fans can expect to see some big hitting this summer.

Jericho Cup centenary pays tribute to the great Bill The Bastard

Finally, Bill The Bastard, the horse with a bigger heart than Phar Lap and a better weight-carrier than Bernborough, will get racecourse recognition in the Jericho Cup at Warrnambool.

Disagreement and protests aside, Indo-Australia FTA to be signed by year's end

Indonesian cabinet minister Luhut says the free trade deal could be done by year's end, while protests take place outside the Australian embassy.

'More than just cricket': WBBL aims to excite in its fourth season

The WBBL enters its fourth season in good health, with a team of world champions returning to home soil and a broadcast rights deal providing more exposure for the league.