‘We had them cold’: Inside the day Australia lost the unlosable Ashes Test

It was a moment that would live with the Australian Test team for the rest of their lives. “We were all sitting in the rooms thinking, ‘How did that happen?’,” Kim Hughes told ABC Sport. It was Headingley, 1981, and Hughes had gone from almost certainly leading Australia to a 2-0 advantage to losing the unlosable third Test. … Read more

Out-of-control boat flies through marina

A man who accidentally knocked his boat’s throttle sent the vessel surging through a busy marina, narrowly missing several people in the area. Chilling footage has surfaced of the moment an out-of-control boat shot through the centre of a busy marina, only narrowly avoiding a handful of people. The scary incident unfolded Sunday morning at … Read more

‘Plan ahead and pack your patience’: Queensland travellers warned to expect delays

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll has advised travellers to “plan ahead and pack their patience” as extensive delays are expected once the state border reopens on December 13. It comes as Queensland’s border reopening was brought forward from December 17 to 1 am on December 13 – with the state expected to hit the 80 … Read more

Major delays on nine Melbourne train lines

There are major delays across Melbourne’s rail network after a track trespasser was arrested at Flinders St Station during the Monday morning peak. A trespasser at Flinders St station has sparked nightmare delays for morning commuters with hour-long delays on several train lines. Police arrested a man on the train tracks at 8.15am, with the … Read more

Australian worker speaks out about shock health danger

The Project’s Lisa Wilkinson was gobsmacked over revelations from a man who has become the first to speak out about a big problem. Australian worker Shane has become the first to blow the whistle on a big danger those in his industry face. An experienced tunnel worker, Shane spoke to The Project about his health … Read more

Albanese pledges to revive university sector

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has pledged to revive the university sector which he claimed has been smashed by the Morrison government’s “savage cuts” and “cynical culture wars”. On Sunday Mr Albanese launched Labor’s unofficial election campaign from Sydney where he pitched a billion-dollar investment into TAFE and universities to ensure school leavers will be upskilled … Read more

‘Significant risk of war’: China warning

Tensions are high in the Indo-Pacific creating a “significant risk of war”, new research ranking the most powerful countries reveals. China’s power in the Indo-Pacific region has fallen, but there is a “significant risk of war”. That’s according to The Lowy Institute’s fourth annual Asia Power Index, which ranks 26 countries and territories in terms … Read more

Ashes 2021 tour diary: Australia announce team, Anderson on the Gabba

S tandard Sport’s cricket correspondent Will Macpherson is in Australia covering the Ashes. Here’s his daily diary, keeping you up to date with all the goings on down under…. Australia show their hand Joe Root says England are a long way from deciding their team, with decisions to make particularly at No6, and it is … Read more