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The classic car market is booming in Australia, with the sharp rise in values partly fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing awareness of the money to be made in the emerging asset class.Cars that were not necessarily loved or considered the peak of automotive excellence when they were released are now selling for many times their original cost as savvy investors look to cash in.
Community and mobile preschools will be free for NSW families on a permanent basis, extending the assistance provided amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The government in April 2020 provided a funding package to cover the cost of preschool fees for up to six months amid the pandemic and then extended the program to the end of 2020.
Russell Henley has held his nerve to take a two-shot lead midway through the third round of the US Open with a pack of major winners breathing down his neck at Torrey Pines.Henley, who shared an overnight one-shot lead with Englishman Richard Bland, doubled that advantage when he rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the ninth to get to one-under on the day and six-under for the tournament.
The defence force's former head of information warfare says new laws to toughen cyber security "can't come soon enough".Retired Major General Marcus Thompson has told AAP Australia's reliance on overseas cyber infrastructure has left the country especially vulnerable to cyber attacks from sophisticated state-based actors and professional criminal groups.
Australia's hopes have evaporated during the third round of the US Open at Torrey Pines.Adam Scott was the only Aussie to hold his ground on moving day, but the former world No.
The Queensland government will add Norfolk Island to its tourism portfolio and take over service delivery to one of Australia's most far-flung communities.Queensland will provide health and education services to the more than 1700 residents living on the volcanic island 1440km east of Brisbane.
Australian scientists have found a new type of molecule that could beat drug-resistant strains of malaria.Researchers at Monash University were investigating antimalarial compounds in 2018 when they stumbled on one molecule not like the others.
Australia's Su Oh has given herself a chance to claim a maiden LPGA Tour victory, sitting fourth going into the final round of the Meijer Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Oh carded a blemish-free three-under 69 on Saturday to get to 15 under.
Australia's Will Power will start from fourth on the grid with his powerful team in unfamiliar territory in the IndyCar race at Road America in Wisconsin.Sunday's race is the ninth of the Indycar season making this the longest Team Penske has gone without a win to start a season since 1999 - when it finished winless.
A driver in a pickup truck has ploughed into cyclists during a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store.Six people were taken to a hospital in critical condition after the crash on Saturday in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix, police said.
A one-year-old girl has been taken from a home in south Brisbane and driven into NSW, prompting police pleas for assistance.The girl was taken on Saturday night from her Beenleigh home by a man and driven in a white Suzuki sedan across the NSW border.
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past 500,000 - a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to minimise the disease.Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in downtown Rio de Janeiro waving flags with slogans such as "Get out Bolsonaro.
Robert Lewandowski has helped keep Poland alive at the European Championship by scoring the second-half equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Spain.Alvaro Morata ended his scoring drought by putting Spain ahead in the 25th minute but Lewandowski evened things in the 54th with a header for only his third goal with the national team at a major tournament.
Simona Halep will go to Wimbledon for her title defence without a proper tune-up match on grass as she has withdrawn from next week's tournament in Bad Homburg.Organisers of the new event in Germany tweeted on Saturday that Halep had cited ongoing calf muscle problems.
South Africa's Quinton de Kock has fallen four runs short of successive centuries but the tourists are in charge of the second and final Test against West Indies at the close of the second day in Saint Lucia.De Kock chased a wide delivery from seamer Kyle Mayers (3-28) and was caught at gully for 96 - having scored an unbeaten 141 in the first Test - as South Africa were bowled out for 298 in their first innings.
Second seed Ons Jabeur pulled double duty to reach the final at the Birmingham Classic grass-court tournament, winning twice in a day.The Tunisian, who had to play two matches on Saturday after a washout the day before, eliminated home favourite Heather Watson, who earlier in the day became the first British woman since 1992 to reach the semi-finals in Birmingham.
Russian qualifier Liudmila Samsonova has continued her stunning run at the Berlin grass-court tournament, beating seventh seed Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-2 for a place in the final.The 22-year-old Samsonova will next meet Swiss fifth seed Belinda Bencic, who outlasted Alize Cornet 7-5 6-4 in one hour 47 minutes in the other semi-final on Saturday while hitting five aces and 29 winners.
Fourth seed and tournament favourite Andrey Rublev has reached the final of the Halle grass court event with a 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili.The Russian set up the chance of his second title of the year, and ninth overall, in Sunday's final where he'll face rising Frenchman Ugo Humbert, who outlasted Roger Federer's conqueror Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in two hours 33 minutes in the other semi.
GWS coach Leon Cameron has lauded the leadership and discipline of his AFL superstar forward Toby Greene, after he was reported.Greene, who kicked four goals, including an outrageous 67-metre torpedo from inside the centre square, was booked for striking Nic Newman in the Giants' 36-point home win over Carlton on Saturday.
A tremendous 104-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia has secured a draw for India in the one-off women's Test match at Bristol.The magnificent effort from the visitors' lower order ensured England's hopes of a first Test victory on home soil since 2005 were dashed on Saturday.