Hampshire have announced the signing of Australia limited-overs batsman D'Arcy Short for the northern hemisphere summer's Vitality Blast.The 30-year-old, who has played eight one-day internationals and 23 Twenty20s for Australia, will be available for the whole of the Hawks' campRead More »
Queensland could become the fourth state to legalise euthanasia with the government introducing a voluntary assisted dying bill to parliament next week.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the proposed laws are aimed exclusively at people who are suffering or dying.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson believes it will be difficult to keep sidelined Eagles forward Willie Rioli on the "straight and narrow" due to the AFL's soft cap cuts.Rioli's future at the club remains in the balance after he last week pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis at Darwin airport in April.
Victoria will build 25 new trains worth nearly $1 billion dollars.Thursday's state budget will feature $986 million for the X'Trapolis 2.
Businessman Govind Kant has become the second Australian to die from COVID-19 in India.Trina Solar said in a statement on Tuesday the company's manager for Australia had died on May 16 at a hospital in Delhi after contracting the virus at the end of April.
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has announced the 2021-22 NSW budget will be handed down on June 22.The budget released is returning to its traditional timing of late June after being deferred until November last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has unveiled an almost unchanged cabinet line-up after the Liberals' historic election victory.The cabinet includes just one new face, with Jacquie Petrusma taking on the police, prevention of family violence and the parks portfolios.
Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers says last week's federal budget risks leaving too many people behind, even as the economy recovers.He believes that in a budget that included $100 billion in new spending and a continuing rise towards $1 trillion in government debt, Australians doing it toughest were barely an afterthought.
Former Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch says he remains unsure about a return to AFL ranks amid speculation linking him to assistant jobs at Carlton and Collingwood.A highly-rated member of Richmond's coaching staff during their past three premierships, Leppitsch wanted a break from club work and opted to leave the Tigers at the end of last season.
Gladys Berejiklian says more Australians need to be vaccinated before we can have a conversation about opening the nation's borders as a record number of jabs were delivered in NSW."I don't want us to be closed off from the world longer than we need to," the NSW premier told reporters on Tuesday.
Professional sport in England has taken another step towards normality as fans were welcomed back to venues across the country on Monday.After a series of successful pilot events, supporters were permitted back into regular fixtures - albeit in limited numbers - as coronavirus restrictions were eased further.
James Graham has implored rugby league officials not to put this year's World Cup in the too-hard basket, warning even postponing it could have dire implications.The fate of the end-of-season tournament hangs in the balance, as England continues its road map of the COVID-19 lockdown amid vaccinations and a drop in cases.
Six shells have been fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel but have fallen short of crossing the border, the Israeli military says.It said that in response, artillery was fired on Monday at "the sources of the launches" in Lebanon.
Scott Morrison has conceded the coronavirus vaccine rollout in disability care needs to be stepped up.The prime minister said the aged sector had been prioritised ahead of the disability sector despite the two being deemed as the most high risk.
Adam Scott hopes a return to the mindset and practice schedule that helped him reach world No.1 has him ready to peak at the US PGA Championship and beyond as he chases an elusive second major title.
Gold miner Newcrest has set a new goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with its commitment to "responsible mining"."We are seeing the rapid evolution of a range of new technologies that will help reduce emissions," chief executive Sandeep Biswas said on Tuesday.
A new report has found Australia is leading a global trend showing hundreds of millions of people are concerned by biodiversity loss.The study by The Economist Intelligence Unit is called "An Eco-wakening: Measuring global awareness, engagement and action for nature".
A 43-year-old man will spend nearly a decade in jail for his role in a failed plan to import more than 500 kilograms of cocaine into Australia via the Solomon Islands.Two Sydney men were arrested in September 2018 following a joint investigation involving the Australian Federal Police, Solomon Islands Police, US Drug Enforcement and the Australian Border Force.
Two US Navy training jets have collided over South Texas, forcing the two crew members on one plane to bail out and leaving one of them with minor injuries.The two British-built T-45C Goshawk jets collided about 11am on Monday over Ricardo, about 80 kilometres southwest of Corpus Christi.
US federal authorities say a man on trial in Fargo, North Dakota has slashed his own throat in the courtroom and died.North Dakota US Marshal Dallas Carlson said the incident on Monday happened after a jury returned a partial guilty verdict against the man, who had faced terrorising-related charges.
Pools around the country are struggling to recruit qualified swimming teachers and lifeguards to keep people safe in the water.Royal Life Saving Australia is warning that an "acute" shortage of staff is hampering the aquatic industry's attempts to rebuild post-pandemic.
Carrying knives in NSW public schools will be banned as the government moves to close a loophole that allows members of the Sikh community to carry ceremonial daggers to school for religious reasons.NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell announced the ban on Tuesday in response to a stabbing at Glenwood High in Sydney's northwest two weeks ago.
US President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has expressed his support for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, the White House says.The White House statement on the call on Monday did not refer to any response by Netanyahu to Biden's comment on a ceasefire.
Arnaut Danjuma's second-half goal has earned Bournemouth a narrow 1-0 advantage over Brentford in the first leg of their Championship promotion play-off semi-final.With a limited but vociferous crowd inside the Vitality Stadium, the south coast club struck in the 55th minute when Dutchman Danjuma was slid in by David Brooks before composing himself to find the back of the net.
Rodrigo Palacio has equalised in the 82nd minute to give Bologna a 2-2 draw at Verona in a game between two mid-table teams in Serie A.Palacio met a cross at the far post with an outstretched leg to rescue a point with his fifth goal of the season.
Lining up outside London's St Martin's theatre, actress Barbara Drennan eagerly awaits to see one of the first shows back in the West End as England relaxes COVID restrictions.It has been more than a year since Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap last welcomed audiences.