The federal government's secrecy over priority projects is set to be challenged by a major environmental organisation with the help of a top lawyer.Geoffrey Watson SC will argue the Australian Conservation Foundation's case at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, with the first steps to be taken on Tuesday.
A serious-looking knee injury to Cam Rayner has overshadowed Brisbane's 28-point win in Monday's AFL pre-season match against Gold Coast.1 draft pick suffered a suspected ACL injury midway through the second-quarter of the Lions' 18.
A republican campaign group has called for an honest debate about the future of the monarchy following revelations in the interview given by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Oprah Winfrey.Anti-monarchy group Republic said the institution is facing "its worst crisis since the abdication in 1936".
Master coach Craig Bellamy has given unequivocal support for his former NRL premiership-winning halfback Cooper Cronk to continue a dual role with Melbourne and the Sydney Roosters.Amid claims of a conflict of interest, Cronk is on the books at the Storm and the Roosters - two heavyweights of the NRL.
Veteran striker Matt Simon has continued his purple patch and debutant Matt Hatch added to the Central Coast's fairytale start to the A-League season when they scored in a 2-0 win over Macarthur in a top-of-the-table clash in Gosford.Simon's ninth-minute goal was his fifth in his past six matches and Hatch scored with his first touch as a professional in the 82nd minute after coming on moments earlier.
Queen Elizabeth II's former press secretary has denied there is racism in the royal family, saying such discriminatory attitudes exist primarily on social media.Charles Anson, who worked for the Queen from 1990 to 1997, spoke about the issue after Meghan, duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey that there were "concerns and several conversations" about "how dark Archie's skin might be when he was born.
A woman has been attacked by a crocodile while swimming in a lagoon in the Northern Territory.The 23-year-old received puncture wounds in her right leg after the two-metre saltwater crocodile attacked on Sunday about 3pm.
Jordan O'Brien has made it six women in the Queensland Open field later this week after shooting a five-under 67 to qualify at Pelican Waters Golf Club.Playing off the same tees as her three male partners, the Gold Coast talent managed eight birdies on International Women's Day to land one of 12 spots on offer to the 100-strong field.
The NSW government has agreed to new environmental planning regulations for koala habitats, ending a disagreement which threatened to rip apart the coalition between the Liberal and National parties.In September 2020, NSW Nationals leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro threatened to blow up the coalition if concessions weren't made to rural property owners for protection measures over koala habitat.
The United States, Japan, Australia and India plan to hold the first meeting of their leaders this week under the so-called Quad framework, three government sources in Japan say.The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad is considering holding its first summit in a virtual format on Friday or during the upcoming weekend, one of the sources told Reuters on Monday.
Lebanese protesters have declared a "day of rage" by blocking major roads inside the capital Beirut and across the country to protest the political stalemate and a deteriorating economic situation."We are blocking all roads to show the anger of the people," said one demonstrator at the entrance of Beirut city.
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd is set to begin with the screening of jurors to weigh murder and manslaughter charges.The case is seen as a referendum on police violence against black Americans.
A jealous and violent tradesman upset his ex-partner was communicating with a male friend, pursued the man down a Sydney street and fatally stabbed him, a Sydney jury has heard.Peni "Ben" Apikotoa, 34, bled to death on the doorstep of a St Clair home in August 2018 after Nathan Chatimba plunged a knife seven centimetres into his shoulder and severed a major artery.
Boom recruit Zac Williams is set to miss Carlton's round-one showdown with AFL premiers Richmond after being offered a one-match suspension for rough conduct.Williams, lured from GWS through free agency at the end of last year in a boost to the Blues' rebuild, jumped off the ground and caught St Kilda's Hunter Clark with a high bump during last Thursday night's practice match.
Scans have cleared ace Western Bulldogs forward Aaron Naughton of any serious damage after injuring his right forearm in his team's resounding 39-point AFL practice-match victory over Melbourne.The 21-year-old took no part in Monday's second-half at Marvel Stadium after hurting himself before the main break, and the strong marking goal threat later had his arm in a sling.
Severe thunderstorms have pummelled Sydney's west and southwest as well as large stretches of NSW's north and northeast.A trough in western NSW is meeting moist and humid air in the state's east to drive the weather pattern, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, with dour weather expected for most of the coming week.
Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena has been locked in to host a state memorial for Michael Gudinski.The Victorian government on Monday confirmed the farewell for the Australian music industry titan would be held at Rod Laver Arena on March 24.
Boom recruit Adam Treloar has given himself a huge shot of a round-one Western Bulldogs debut against his old side Collingwood after starring in a second-tier AFL practice matchTreloar has battled persistent calf muscle tightness during his first pre-season with the Bulldogs since being forced out of the Magpies during last year's trade period.But the midfielder, who turns 28 on Tuesday, eased fitness concerns ahead of the March 19 MCG blockbuster with an impressive performance for the Bulldogs' reserves on Monday.
The US and South Korea have agreed in principle on a new arrangement for sharing the cost of the American troop presence, intended as a bulwark against the threat of North Korean aggression.The State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs said on Sunday the deal includes a "negotiated increase" in Seoul's share of the cost, but it provided no details.
The West Australian premier has championed his government's COVID-era economic management after global credit rating agency S&P; deemed the state's economy the best in the world.But Mark McGowan also encouraged the federal government to give tailored support to pandemic-hit businesses when JobKeeper ends in late March.
LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:* Australia has enjoyed another day without a locally acquired COVID-19 case as doctors prepare to administer millions of vaccinations.* General practitioners will be part of the rollout from March 22, when older and vulnerable Australians can get the virus jab from their local doctor.
Carlton's young gun Mimi Hill has been confirmed as the latest AFLW player to suffer a season-ending knee injury.The 18-year-old was helped off the field during the final quarter of the Blues' round-six win over Geelong on Sunday after hurting her left knee while attempting to tackle an opponent.
Japan's COVID-19 inoculation campaign is moving at a glacial pace, hampered by a lack of supply and a shortage of specialty syringes that underscore the enormous challenge it faces in its aim to vaccinate every adult by the year's end.Since the campaign began three weeks ago, just under 46,500 doses had been administered to frontline medical workers as of Friday.
A Victorian man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital after a boat overturned in the state's southeast.The pair were thrown off the boat at Mcloughlins Beach in Gippsland after it rolled about 1pm on Monday.