NSW has more selective schools than other states combined. This is why

NSW has 48 fully or partially selective schools. Victoria has only four. This is because, over the past 150 years, NSW has responded to the demand for public secondary schooling differently from the rest of Australia, writes Craig Campbell.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 9:38 pm

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Drought and climate change drive high water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin

High water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin are blamed on foreign investors and corporate speculators. The simple truth is they are caused mostly by lack of rain.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 8:19 pm

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Peter Beattie says Mark Coyne deserves 'natural justice'

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter Beattie will meet with stood-down commissioner Mark Coyne days before he fronts a hearing to decide his fate.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 7:53 pm

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Morrison has delivered on two election promises, but the next two are much trickier

Conservative commentators have advised the Coalition to avoid big ideas and just govern well. But internal divisions and policy drift are real risks for Scott Morrison, writes Mark Kenny.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 7:34 pm

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Police search for man and dog missing in Victoria's high country

More than 60 people search for missing Melbourne man Jeremy Boyden and his dog, Rocky, who were last seen on a road in Victoria's high country three days ago.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 7:13 pm

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'Vital' radio stations Australia-wide at risk of closure as funding dries up

More than 700,000 people could lose their primary connection to the outside world as the NDIS rollout leaves Vision Australia Radio without essential government funding to stay on air.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 4:31 pm

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Netball World Cup 2019: New Zealand beat Australia by one goal in final
New Zealand stun holders and 11-time champions Australia to win by a single goal in the 2019 Netball World Cup final in Liverpool.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 21 Jul 2019 | 1:45 pm

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Women's Ashes: England and Australia play out last day draw
Australia retain the Women's Ashes and have an 8-2 lead in the multi-format series as they draw the Test with England at Taunton.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 21 Jul 2019 | 1:25 pm

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Brisbane Lions' premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump

The AFL's most compelling contender in the past few weeks is the contestant no-one thought would survive the early elimination rounds, let alone reach the series finale, writes Richard Hinds.

Source: ABC News | 21 Jul 2019 | 11:55 am

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Manly gets the better of the Eels, Storm crush the Titans

Manly sends fans home happy with a win over the Eels at Brookvale after the high-flying Storm down the Titans at Robina.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jul 2019 | 11:46 pm

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Hawks stun the Cats at the MCG, Saints and Eagles get a win

The Saints have given interim coach Brett Ratten a winning start by beating the Western Bulldogs at Docklands after the Hawks upset the Cats at the MCG and West Coast beat Melbourne in Alice Springs.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jul 2019 | 10:55 pm

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Pregnant mothers urged to act as flu season leaves hundreds of babies in hospital

Figures from Victoria's Health Department show there have been 416 reported cases of flu in children under the age of 12 months so far this year, compared to just 29 last year.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jul 2019 | 10:42 pm

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The slow death of the corner store, an Australian neighbourhood icon

The neighbourhood corner store was once a colourful and vibrant hallmark of typical suburban life, but the rise of multinational corporations and our on-demand lifestyle is slowly killing them off.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jul 2019 | 6:22 pm

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How a growing taste for fancy cheese helped a town reinvent itself

Australian dairy production is dropping, but a town in Victoria's Western District is taking advantage of changing consumer tastes to turn its fortunes around.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jul 2019 | 6:12 pm

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Where's the water? The problem with the push for an agricultural precinct in the outback

The NT Government has been pushing for more agricultural development in the Red Centre, but farmers are now getting told there's not enough water.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jul 2019 | 5:30 pm

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Perth family murders: Australian killer given landmark jail sentence
Anthony Robert Harvey will never be freed after killing his wife, three children and their grandmother.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Jul 2019 | 3:13 am

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Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'
About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jul 2019 | 7:06 pm

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This little-known inventor has probably saved your life
In his mid-twenties, David Warren had a remarkably good idea. That was when his battle began.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jul 2019 | 3:06 pm

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England suffer in must-win Test against Australia
Australia's Ellyse Perry makes 83 not out as England manage just three wickets on the first day of their must-win Women's Ashes Test.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jul 2019 | 2:38 pm

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Team 'confused' by Australian cyclist abandonment
World time trial champion Rohan Dennis' decision to abandon the Tour de France with no explanation is "confusing" and "disappointing", say Bahrain-Merida.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jul 2019 | 1:31 pm

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Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years
Briton Paul Gilmore says he always hoped to receive a reply to the note he dropped from an ocean liner.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jul 2019 | 12:04 pm

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Severe air turbulence causes emergency landing and injures 37
At least 37 people were injured on board an Air Canada flight after the plane hit severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Jul 2019 | 2:24 am

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Netball World Cup 2019: We know your position from how you use your phone
Are you a sucker for social media? Are you the queen of the meme? Answer the following questions and we'll predict what netball position you should play.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 10 Jul 2019 | 12:08 pm

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