Interest rates: Economist warns next RBA rate rise ‘all but certain’ as house prices fall

National home prices have fallen for the eighth consecutive month, largely due to rising interest rates, according to the latest data from PropTrack. A 0.16 per cent drop was recorded nationally in November, with capital city prices now 3.09 per cent below their level a year ago. Darwin and Melbourne had the largest declines, but … Read more

After a ‘messy’ year and end to season seven, the time has come for the AFL to go all-in on AFLW’s future

Holding two AFLW seasons in one year was always going to be messy. When season six ended with the sealing of an Adelaide Crows dynasty in April this year, rumors were already swirling that the following season would be pulled forward, beginning just a few months later. After years of holding AFLW in the sweltering … Read more

Queensland dressmaker’s legs and arm severed by tractor

Incredible details have emerged revealing the woman whose legs and an arm were severed in a horrific tractor accident last week was conscious throughout the entire traumatic ordeal. Well-known dressmaker Claire McKenzie was on Thursday mowing grass on her 126 acre property in Ballandean, a rural town in Queensland’s Southern Downs Region, when things went … Read more

Karrie Webb reveals her reward for beating Cameron Smith one-on-one this year

Karrie Webb doesn’t want to put any expectations on herself as the five-time Australian Open winner returns to playing in the hope of maybe making it six this week. But if the seven-time major winner takes her recent form against current men’s world No.3 Cameron Smith in to the historic dual-gender event, she could be … Read more

Cameron Smith; Aussie star doing things Tiger Woods used to do

Cameron Smith is in that rarest of golfing space and after a “nuts” year is running with a confidence that he can win anywhere, and that could include this week’s Australian Open. Geoff Ogilvy was on hand at Royal Queensland to watch Smith’s Sunday surge to win the PGA Championship by three shots despite losing … Read more

Queensland weather: Townsville records triple monthly rainfall as more thunderstorms hit

Parts of Queensland have experienced triple the average rainfall for November, with more rain forecast this week. Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Livio Regano said Queensland was hit with severe storms on Sunday, with some areas recording significant rainfall. Townsville recorded about 160mm in 24 hours, which Mr Regano said was triple the average rainfall for … Read more

Daisy Pearce revels in AFLW premiership with Melbourne, putting thoughts of retirement on the backburner

Melbourne captain Daisy Pearce has said she’s not contemplating retirement after leading her side to a breakthrough AFLW premiership. key points: Daisy Pearce says she has been uncomfortable with the focus put on her in Melbourne’s run to a premiership Pearce and Maddi Gay heap praise on Demons’ coach Mick Stinear Meanwhile Lions captain Bre … Read more

E-scooter laws: Queensland e-bike rider fined by police

A picture of an e-bike rider being fined by four police officers has sparked debate over whether Australia has become a nanny state. The cyclist was stopped by four cops as they traveled along a footbridge in Brisbane. A new law in Queensland requires e-scooter and e-bike users to stay under 12km/h on walkways. Those … Read more

Jordan Peterson delivers speech to politicians at Parliament House

Jordan Peterson has delivered a speech to a number of Australian politicians — including former Prime Minister Scott Morrison — as part of his current speaking tour of Australia. Mr Morrison swagged himself to a front-row seat and appeared to be entranced by the clinical psychologist Dr Peterson, who has built a global reputation as … Read more