Last Updated: April 25, 2015

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Work ethic built on Draffen block

BEING selected to take up a soldier settlement block was “as good as winning Tatt’s”, according to the late Tom Draffen.

Disappointing rain totals

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RAIN has arrived in western Victoria with the passing of a weather front this afternoon.

$25m to stop another Hazelwood

Fire at the Hazelwood power station, Morwell...the fire in a disused open cut mine has been burning for over two weeks. It fl...

THE Victorian Government will give $25m to implement key recommendations handed down by the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.

Toxic chemical inquiry

Toxic chemical inquiry

FORMER Victorian Government employees have been asked to contribute to an inquiry into the use of dangerous chemicals.

Winds batter South Australia

Thinkstock images for winter

UPDATE: A NUMBER of homes have lost power as damaging winds and rain hit Adelaide and other parts of the state.

PETA ad to stay

PETA ad to stay

AUSTRALIA’S advertising watchdog says it will not investigate complaints against PETA’s latest campaign.

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Rain on the way

Rain on the way

ABOVE average rain is on the way for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Bandit identity scam

SOME Irish bitumen bandits are believed to be exploiting a new identity scam to continue ripping off Australians.

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Dog bites car thief

 Search for missing person, freelance writer and editor Rachel Funari, 36, of Balaclava in Melbourne, on Bruny Island, Senior...

A VICTORIA Police dog took a chunk out of a car thief’s arm in Bacchus Marsh this morning.

Brothers crack talent with whip

Whipcracking winner

BROTHERS Isaac and Thomas Bramich are naturals when it comes to whipcracking.

Hunter horse studs safe, for now

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MINING giant Anglo American has backflipped in its bid for an open-cut coal mine near Hunter Valley horse studs.

Melburnians unite to honour our heroes

Anzac March

MELBURNIANS gathered in huge numbers despite rain to mark the 100th anniversary of the first landings at Gallipoli. See the best of social media

Top teacher quits over explicit text claims

Top teacher quits over explicit text claims

A TEACHER at an elite Melbourne private school has quit after being accused of sending explicit online messages to both existing and former female students.

Gina Rinehart opens up on ‘new kids’

Gina Rinehart opens up on ‘new kids’

AUSTRALIA’S richest person, Gina Rinehart, is famously estranged from at least two of her own children — but she has news for them: there are some new kids on the block.

Couple tick off milestones in 72-hour blur

Wedding and birth 48 hours for family

NADINE Castillo and Josh Antunovic have ticked off life’s biggest celebrations in a whirlwind 72 hours this week.

Grisly history hidden from home buyers

147 Easey St. Collingwood. Scene of a double murder in late 1970's. Houses owned by criminals in Melbourne's suburbs.

BUYER advocates want murky rules changed to disclose whether a property has been the scene of a crime, tragic accident or another grim episode.

School denies running ban to protect virgins

Students at Islamic al-Taqwa College at Werribee on outskirts of Melbourne, where a student from the school has tested posit...

UPDATE: AUTHORITIES will probe shock claims as a Melbourne Islamic high school denies girls are banned from running to protect their virginity.

Freak hailstorms hits NSW

Freak hailstorms hits NSW

SYDNEY has been smashed by a hail storm that has cut power, halted football matches and caused flash flooding. Hail stones of up to 2cm were recorded in some areas.

ANZAC: A parade to remember

ANZAC DAY PARADE

The sounds of bagpipes, tubas, clashing cymbals and snare drums could be heard mixing with rolling applause from the crowds as marchers made their way along Martin Place.

Sex work revelation didn’t sink Samantha X

Sex work revelation didn’t sink Samantha X

THE aftermath. The “coming out”. Former journalist Amanda Goff tells exactly what happened when she revealed herself as Samantha X — “Tuck shop mum’s double life as an escort”

ZOO Weekly’s bikini-clad Anzac cover slammed

ZOO Weekly’s bikini-clad Anzac cover slammed

ZOO Weekly’s bikini-clad Anzac Day magazine issue has been slammed as inappropriate by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Stay close to home on Anzac Day

Anzac Day 2014 Dawn Service Sydney

GO local. That is the message for those attending Anzac Day services in NSW. Check our complete guide to NSW dawn service locations, Sydney’s Anzac Day parade route and where you can play two-up.

Lecturer exposes her genitals to shocked students

Lecturer exposes her genitals to shocked students

LIVE BLOG: A university lecturer screened a graphic video of her vagina to a class of first-year students. PLUS: Bikie shooting in Penrith car park.

How we captured the Anzac centenary

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RECORD crowds have packed Anzac Day events across Queensland. See the best from social media across the state and Australia.

Lacey charged over cocaine scandal

Ken Lacey outside Southport Court.

GOLD Coast identity Ken Lacey has been caught up in the cocaine scandal engulfing the Gold Coast Titans

Hey kid, can you believe they don’t like our names?

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ONCE staples on the delivery room rollcall, these are the baby names now disappearing. But probably not forever.

Brave Diggers: Faces behind the legend

Brave Diggers: Faces behind the legend

OFF they went, the shearers and teachers, bank clerks and labourers. They downed tools at railways and sawmills across Queensland, and left saddles on cattle stations to enlist. So many would never come home.

Creepiest wedding photobomb ever

Creepiest wedding photobomb ever

KEVIN Dennis can’t look at his wedding photos the same way after he noticed something strange. Look a little closer.

Anzac Day services guide

ANZAC day 2

RECORD numbers are expected to attend Anzac events this year to mark 100 years since the landing at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli. See our statewide services guide.

My bitter falling out with the state government

Stephen Pallaras feature

AS Director of Public Prosecutions, Stephen Pallaras had no fear of speaking out for his office and embarrassing the Labor government. Now he says he’s been made to pay the price.

Shark attack: ‘It was definitely a great white’

Shark attack: ‘It was definitely a great white’

ONLOOKERS have described their horror at seeing a huge great white shark bite the leg off a surfer near Port Lincoln today.

Big crowds mark Anzac Day in South Australia

Big crowds mark Anzac Day in South Australia

IN their tens of thousands, South Australians have risen before dawn to attend Anzac Day services around the state. GALLERY: YOUR ANZAC DAY PICTURES

Cold, wet, windy start for Anzac services

Bad Weather For Backpackers

MOST of the state’s centenary Anzac Day services will get off to a cold, wet and windy start — coming on the back of heavy rain and strong winds across much of South Australia on Friday evening.

My life as an ice addict

My life as an ice addict

HIS weekly welfare payment pinged into his bank account and the first thing Karl did was find his next hit of ice on the streets of Adelaide.

Where’s my closest Anzac service?

ANZAC day 2

LOOKING to attend an Anzac service this Saturday? Well, we’ve made it easy for you to find one close to your house.

WA services mark Anzac Day with record crowds

WA services mark Anzac Day with record crowds

THE silent reverence and contemplation at the break of dawn was even more deafening than the roaring fly-past overhead as a record crowd packed out Kings Park.

Collect your final Anzac coin

Collect your final Anzac coin

GALLIPOLI Landing is the final Anzac coin to collect and is available for $3 with this weekend’s Sunday Times. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE CODEWORDS

Fires lit before Perth dawn service

Fires lit before Perth dawn service

EMERGENCY crews had to put out three fires in Perth’s Kings Park before a record 80,000 people attended WA’s biggest Anzac Day dawn service on Saturday.

Boy, 13, faces explicit image, robbery charge

Perth Now generic Police Pic Stewart Allen

FOUR teenagers have been charged over a robbing spree on young girls, including a 13-year-old charged with sharing explicit images of children and stealing a car.

Como mum rushes, beats off home invader

Como mum rushes, beats off home invader

A COMO mum who fought off an armed intruder to save her teenage daughter says he “picked the wrong lady”.

Uber offer free Lamborghini, Ferrari ride

20/10/2011 NEWS: SUNDAY PAPERS ONLY 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia.

UBER, the new ride-sharing app service is offering Perth people free luxury rides — in Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches — around the CBD on Friday.

Strong turnout expected for market

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THE Hobart City Council is confident of a strong turnout at Salamanca Market tomorrow.

‘Lunchgate’ mix-up revealed

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DAMON Thomas says an incorrect diary entry led to a mix-up over a lunch date with celebrated journalist Charles Wooley and lawyer Greg Barns.

Stream of emotion

Poppies

HOBART’S poppy field of remembrance has evoked an outpouring of emotion, writes REX GARDNER.

Heat on hospital helipad

Helicopter taking off. Helipad

HOBART’S bid for its first hospital helipad will need to pass a range of stringent tests before it is approved.

Social seal of approval

Social seal of approval

A VIDEO of people swimming with Tasmanian fur seals has reached more than 2.1 million people.

Mandatory sentencing bid defeated

Mandatory sentencing bid defeated

CIVIL liberties advocates and the legal community are urging the State Government to get the message on mandatory sentencing after a second defeat on the issue in the Upper House.

Territorians unite to honour soldiers

ANZAC - Darwin Dawn Service

THOUSANDS turned out across the Northern Territory to remember the sacrifices made by our fallen soldiers | ANZAC DAY 2015 GALLERY

Ultimate Territory Anzac Day guide

Alice springs ANZAC Day

FIND out where all the Anzac Day services and events are being held across Northern Territory with our extensive guide.

Baby not expected to survive

Supplied Editorial

POLICE are investigating how a six-month-old baby girl, under the care of the NT child protection system, has ended up on life support in hospital.

Door-eating dog sparks investigation

Dog ticked off after pound stay

A DOG who ate his way out of his owner’s home to reach a bitch on heat has sparked an investigation into the conditions at Darwin Council’s animal pound.

‘Get back on your bike’

Kezia's sticker

SPEAKER Kezia Purick has attacked Lands and Planning Minister Dave Tollner after he approved the development of urban blocks around Bees Creek.

6 best Darwin Buy, Swap, Sell ads

6 best Darwin Buy, Swap, Sell ads

ONLY in the Territory could you find ads for steel-capped thongs, a used condom and an autistic guitar.

Erik the toast of Rheingold

Rheingold chef owner Erik Hemmann is selling

FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to effervescent Rheingold owner Erik Hemmann after his death last weekend.

Fake yellow line has drivers seeing red

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COUNCIL parking inspectors are fining drivers hundreds of dollars for parking on a fake yellow line that has mysteriously appeared on a suburban road.

Anzac Day in the Far North

Anzac Day in the Far North

RELIVE our rolling coverage of Anzac Day across the Far North.

Record Anzac Day crowds

Anzac Day 2015

TOWNSVILLE residents turned out in droves to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing.

New dairy player

DAIRY Sarah Saxton

A NEW player in the milk market has emerged from the ashes of United Dairy Power

Big win for Paynesville

 Mininera & District Football League, Round 6

UPDATE: PAYNESVILLE was awarded the win for the Round 2 match against Boisdale-Briagolong in the East Gippsland league.

Sale hopes for big NSW dairy

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.

CHINA’S New Hope Dairy has formed part of a consortium, which has moved to purchase a NSW farm.

Krone bends it for better rake

Krone bends it for better rake

KRONE’S centre and side-delivery Swadro hay rakes feature Lift tines for cleaner forage.