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Melania Trump and son Barron, who graduates from high school next week.

Barron Trump will not be a delegate at Republican convention after all

The announcement came only hours after Donald Trump suggested in a radio interview that the 18-year-old was among his political advisers.

  • by Michael Gold
Jimmy Anderson in action.

Time up for an Ashes foe: James Anderson to end 22-year England career

James Anderson’s legendary, record-breaking 22-year international career will end this year, bringing a close to one of Australia’s great foes ahead of next year’s Ashes.

  • by Will Macpherson
Israel’s UN ambassador Gilad Erdan theatrically inserted a miniature copy of the UN charter into a transparent paper shredder.

Australia joins 142 nations in backing Palestinian statehood in UN vote

In a day of high emotion at UN headquarters, Israel’s UN ambassador theatrically inserted a miniature copy of the charter into a transparent paper shredder.

  • by Matthew Knott and Rachel Clun
Emotions were raw as the Dockers paid tribute to former player Cam McCarthy on Friday night.

‘We had players close to not playing’: Grieving Dockers rocked by McCarthy’s death

Fremantle veterans Nat Fyfe, Luke Ryan and Alex Pearce fought back tears on Friday night as they remembered their good friend Cam McCarthy.

  • by Justin Chadwick
Sarah Rusbatch has experienced first-hand how a glass of wine at the end of the day can become something more problematic.

This Mother’s Day, watch out for the dark side of ‘Mummy Wine Culture’

Here’s why we need to rethink our easy assumptions and our go-to celebrations as we recognise the women who keep it all together – at a cost.

  • by Sarah Rusbatch
Doping suspicions persist in the pool.

Why the China doping scandal has created a crisis of faith and suspicion

It must be traumatic for any athlete to discover, three years on, that they competed at an Olympics against rivals who, very likely, shouldn’t have been there.

  • by Darren Kane
Displaced Palestinians in Rafah pack up their belongings, to leave for a safer place.

US says Israel’s use of weapons may have violated international law

The findings risk further souring ties with Israel at a time when the allies are increasingly at odds over Israel’s plans to strike Rafah.

  • by Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis
Chris Haywood stars in The Way, My Way about the Camino de Santiago.

The Camino is famous for miracles. It transformed this actor

On the Spanish path that pilgrims have walked for over 1000 years, Australian actor Chris Haywood experienced a life-changing moment while shooting a new film.

  • by Helen Pitt
Anthony Albanese is putting his mark on the government’s economic policies.

So what is Albonomics, and what will it mean for Australia?

When he came to power, the prime minister’s economic priorities were hard to discern. Two years on, his vision is clear.

  • by Shane Wright
Is retired AFL superstar Buddy Franklin roast-worthy?

Time for an Australian sporting superstar to be roasted

If it’s good enough for the great Tom Brady, it’s good enough for one of our own.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Carter Gordon

Rebels have handed RA an all-time hospital pass

Australian rugby has plenty of issues, but as the Rebels’ shambles shows, many have been self-inflicted.

  • by Paul Cully
Melbourne-based author Amie Kaufman.

‘Copycat’ book bans: How US activists are impacting Australian libraries

Best-selling Australian author Amie Kaufman, whose books have been banned in the US, is warning against importing a culture war over literature.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Travel Guides new pair Karly Fisher and Bri Auty had a lot to learn on the facst-paced travel show.

The brazenly honest Beauty and the Geek pair taking on Travel Guides

Former reality show contestants Karly Fisher and Bri Auty have replaced “outback cowgirl twins” Stacks and Mel on Nine’s chaotic race around the world.

  • by Bridget McManus
McIntosh has the world at her feet.

The Canadian teen trying to make Olympic history and break Australian hearts

Canada’s Olympic swimming trials start next week and all eyes are on a 17-year-old who has a cat named after Michael Phelps; an athlete she could emulate in Paris.

  • by Tom Decent
Noosa was expecting a bumper Easter before the Brisbane lockdown.

Many of us aren’t engaged at work. What’s so bad about that?

A significant number of the workforce have always seen work as a means to an end, rather than an end in and of itself.

  • by Jim Bright
Many of us, especially older Australians, are still holding on to cash. It’s time to let it go.

Cash is dead. Why are we still pretending it isn’t?

Cash will be gone in just seven years time, but many of us are still trying to hold on to the past. It’s time we move forward and embrace it.

  • by Bec Wilson
Interest rates are unlikely to drop soon, so it’s best to find savings where you can.
Home loans

The five best quality home loans charging under 6 per cent

With rate cuts now not likely until next year, anyone who hasn’t already optimised their interest really ought to.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Employers should focus on uncovering individuals who bring new and valuable perspectives to the table.

Should you hire for equity or for excellence?

Should the focus of recruitment be on ensuring fairness and inclusion, or on securing the highest level of individual talent? Is there a way to hire for both?

  • by Lauren Anderson
Harry Kewell’s Yokohama F. Marinos are into the AFC Champions League final.

Sacked by a fifth division club, Kewell could now win Asia’s biggest prize

The Socceroos legend has taken the baton from Ange Postecoglou and Kevin Muscat at Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos, who have reached the final of the AFC Champions League.

  • by Vince Rugari
The Melbourne suburbs with the highest share of distressed listings.

Melbourne suburbs with the most distressed property sales

Financial strain has caused some Melbourne homeowners to reach a tipping point and list their home for urgent sale.

  • by Alexandra Middleton
Render of Salvo’s Moray House.

‘Investors are back’: Wary apartment developers crank up new projects

There are glimmers of hope in the development market after a savage few years.

  • by Nicole Lindsay
This year’s box office is expected to be flatter than 2023, but that’s likely only a short-term blip.

Hollywood is facing its bleakest year in three decades. Can these films save it?

After a surprisingly strong 2023, thanks to Barbie and Oppenheimer, box office figures have been down this year and the list of upcoming releases is mixed.

  • by Nell Geraets
Jemma Collins has decided she won’t be booking in tongue tie surgery for her third child, 12-week-old Eric.

A miracle solution for some, ‘barbaric’ for others. The truth behind the boom in cutting babies’ tongues

The number of babies having tongue tie releases in Australia has skyrocketed over the past two decades. But debate continues to rage about the merits of the procedure.

  • by Henrietta Cook
Home invasion victim Ninette Simons.

Detainee released by Coalition one of trio accused of attack on grandmother

It can be revealed a second man accused of a brutal attack on a Perth grandmother was released from detention when Peter Dutton was minister for home affairs.

  • by David Crowe, Rebecca Peppiatt and Heather McNeill

Labor adds billions to state deals on housing

Albanese struck a deal with state and territory leaders on Friday to inject more cash into construction, including a five-year agreement on social housing.

  • by David Crowe
Nicholas Mangan:

Hedonist or intellectual? The MCA’s new exhibition will sort you out

In A World Undone, Nicholas Mangan tackles the big issues of our time with a formidable intelligence but with a dry sense of aesthetics.

  • by John McDonald
Elon Musk, billionaire and chief executive officer of Tesla, at the Viva Tech fair in Paris in June.

When it comes to names, does Elon Musk have the X-Factor?

The decision to ditch a brand name that has become part of the vernacular has sparked lively debate on a social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

  • by David Astle
Dan Houston (left) and Zak Butters of the Power celebrate.

Power hold off fast-finishing Cats to score first win in Geelong since 2007; slick Swans outclass Dockers

Port Adelaide scored their first win in Geelong since 2007 while the Swans strengthened their place at the top of the ladder with a win over Fremantle.

  • by Roy Ward and Peter Ryan
Mariners v Sydney FC.

Mariners on track for grand final after punishing nine-man Sydney FC

Globetrotting Central Coast kept their treble hopes alive with a terrific 2-1 win at Allianz Stadium in the first leg of their semi-final.

  • by Vince Rugari
The PCYC’s roof has been partially caved in.

WA news as it happened: Tornado hammers Bunbury; Carousel locked down

Children were reportedly injured when a tornado hit the youth centre they were in, even as an alleged knife fight locked down a suburban shopping centre.

  • by Cameron Myles and Emma Young
Bill Gates’ megayacht is on the market.

Bill Gates to sell $1.1 billion green megayacht – before it’s even set sail

The world’s fourth-richest man is offloading his floating palace, but it comes at a rocky time for the yacht industry.

  • by Luke Barr
Elon Musk has lambasted the Australian regulator’s attempt to force the video’s removal.

Stabbing video not offensive enough to be removed, X Corp tells court

X Corp’s legal team argues that footage of a Sydney priest being stabbed does not meet the legal threshold for it to be forcibly removed.

  • by Paul Sakkal
Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

Australia set to back watered-down United Nations resolution on Palestine

Australian government sources said a watered-down version of the motion contained major concessions by the Palestinians and Arab nations.

  • by James Massola and Matthew Knott
Fishing boats in Indonesia

People-smuggling boat carrying Chinese stopped en route to Australia

The group was discovered near the city of Kupang, and believed to be heading to Australia.

  • by Zach Hope and Karuni Rompies
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers credited Cass-Gottlieb’s role in getting merger reform on the national agenda.

As it happened: High Court dismisses immigration detainee challenge; Treasurer wants Australians to have more babies

Billionaire Elon Musk widens his legal fight with Australia, the treasurer would like Australians to have more children and some Labor MPs push back against gas plan.

  • by Caroline Schelle and Angus Dalton
Run out of chances: North Melbourne’s Tarryn Thomas.

‘Walk the walk’: Clubs cast doubt over Tarryn Thomas’ AFL future as ex-North star faces fresh police investigation

The troubled AFL player was sacked by the club earlier this year after an investigation revealed threatening behaviour towards a woman.

  • by Carla Jaeger, Alex Crowe and Andrew Wu
Wall Street is advancing on Thursday.

ASX caps off positive week after jobs report boosts Wall Street

The Australian sharemarket edged higher Friday, taking its gains for the week to 1.6 per cent, after a strong lead from Wall Street, where the benchmark S&P 500 Index surged to within 1 per cent of its record.

  • by Jessica Yun
Senator Linda Reynolds says she will continue with her defamation lawsuit against Brittany Higgins and her fiance, David Sharaz, unless they  accept findings there was no cover-up.

Court dissects Sharaz’s stance on defamation row as peace talks loom

The implications of David Sharaz’s public declaration to bow out of his year-long defamation row with Senator Linda Reynolds are unclear – even to his lawyers.

  • by Jesinta Burton
Brendon Gale (left) and Dustin Martin embrace after the 2017 grand final.
AFL Briefing
AFL 2024

Gale force heads to Tasmania; Newman fined over bump; Howe forward with Elliott out

Brendon Gale has been announced as the inaugural CEO of the Tasmania Devils, Carlton’s Nic Newman is free to take on Sydney he was fined for a high bump on Alex Neal-Bullen, while injury-hit Collingwood will be without Jamie Elliott against West Coast.

  • by Peter Ryan and Danny Russell
Bruce Lehrmann leaves the Federal Court in Sydney after losing his defamation case on April 15.

‘No real winners’: Judge rules on multimillion-dollar costs of Lehrmann case

Bruce Lehrmann brought his defamation case on a “knowingly false” basis, Justice Michael Lee said, as he made a costs order in Ten and Lisa Wilkinson’s favour.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
CBA has had a win in the Federal Court, which dismissed two shareholder class actions against the bank.

Federal Court dismisses disclosure class actions against CBA

The judge found even though Commonwealth Bank was aware of problems before AUSTRAC’s 2017 case, it had not breached continuous disclosure obligations.

  • by Clancy Yeates
WAtoday business reporter Peter Milne and state politics reporter Hamish Hastie.

Your top WA budget questions answered: Our reporters explain the details

Over the past few days, you’ve been sending through your burning budget questions. Here to answer them is WAtoday state politics reporter Hamish Hastie and business reporter Peter Milne.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Peter Milne
Cassandra Pybus became physically sick when examining the archives in one museum.

The 19th-century scientists complicit in body mutilation and theft

Cassandra Pybus uncovers the details of the harvesting of Indigenous Tasmanians’ skeletons.

  • by Philip Deery
Kim Scott is a novelist who draws deeply on the oral histories of his Wirlomin Noongar people of the south-east coast of Western Australia to challenge the colonial archive.

‘Not well received’ at Harvard, these two writers maintain the rage

Writer Tony Birch reflects on how Miles Franklin Award-winner Kim Scott has intrigued and inspired him.

  • by Jane Gleeson-White

Part mystery, part hostage thriller, this is our fiction pick of the week

Our reviewers assess recent fiction and non-fiction publications.

  • by Cameron Woodhead and Fiona Capp
Stormy Daniels testifies as a promotional image for one of her shows is displayed on a monitor.

‘It could boomerang’: Stormy Daniels testimony on sex, lies and money is risky for both sides

The porn actor’s account was explosive in her indignant delivery and in the details of a sexual encounter with Donald Trump that at times sounded non-consensual.

  • by Shayna Jacobs, Perry Stein, Marianne LeVine and Devlin Barrett
Season restaurant overlooks the beach at Noosa.

Best places to eat and drink on the Sunshine Coast

Trendy Asian eateries, retro diners, fresh Mooloolaba prawns and farm-to-table fine dining? Yep, Sunny Coast has something for every gourmand.

  • by Angela Saurine
Immigration Minister Andrew Giles on Friday.

Half the detainees freed after High Court ruling have no monitors or curfews

The government has successfully fended off a major legal challenge that would have seen up to 200 more immigration detainees released into the community.

  • by Olivia Ireland and Angus Thompson
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says no public funds will go to gas companies.

‘Not a single government dollar’: Albanese plays down gas policy push after blowback

Six Labor MPs in at-risk seats have spoken out against the future gas strategy spearheaded by Resources Minister Madeleine King.

  • by Mike Foley
Jim Chalmers’ comments about Australian families has started a population debate that will continue for years.

Chalmers wakes the baby debate the country needs

Jim Chalmers is not planning a fertility police squad in next week’s budget, but his comments on the birth rate go to an issue the world needs to debate.

  • by Shane Wright
Gregory Lynn leaves the Supreme Court.

Jury discharged on first day of missing campers murder trial

A new trial is expected to begin early next week after former pilot Gregory Lynn pleaded not guilty to the murders of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

  • by Erin Pearson
Benjamin Netanyahu at a wreath-laying ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, in Jerusalem on Monday.

‘We will fight with our fingernails’: Netanyahu says US threat won’t prevent Gaza offensive

The Israeli PM’s comments indicate he might proceed with an invasion of the packed city of Rafah against the wishes of closest ally US to “achieve victory”.

  • by Joseph Krauss and Josef Federman
Former Fremantle and GWS player Cam McCarthy.
AFL 2024

‘Prodigious talent’: Former Dockers and Giants player Cam McCarthy dies

Former teammates of Fremantle and GWS player Cam McCarthy will play with heavy hearts this weekend as they mourn the tragic death of the key forward at the age of 29. 

  • by Peter Ryan and Paddy Sweeney
WA budget 2024 main image, average West Australians. Picture: WAtoday

What West Australians think of the state budget

Amid all the chest-beating spin from the government, each line item in the budget will have a real impact on West Australians. So we asked them what they thought.

  • by Hamish Hastie, Sarah Brookes, Holly Thompson, Jesinta Burton and Peter Milne
Bridal Lament by Rainbow Chan at Arts House

A ritual once marked marriage as a spiritual death for women. It’s now a stunning performance

The Bridal Lament by Rainbow Chan brings together the ancient and contemporary to explore the line between cultures.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Barney Zwartz and Cameron Woodhead