London agent-general’s brief ‘massaged’ before appointment, emails to NSW parliament reveal

The NSW Opposition describes new emails surrounding the recruitment of the state’s agent-general to the UK, Stephen Cartwright, as “disturbing”, saying they raise serious questions about the appointment process for the role. Key points: Emails into the UK agent-general recruitment process have been released to the upper house The opposition said they showed “manipulation in … Read more

Ian Foster: New Zealand head coach in limbo as resurgent All Blacks return from South Africa | Rugby Union News

Despite Saturday’s stunning victory over South Africa, doubt remains over Ian Foster’s future as head coach of the All Blacks. “My expectations are I’m the All Blacks head coach…until I’m told anything different,” he said. Last Updated: 8/15/22 12:30pm Ian Foster’s New Zealand shocked South Africa at Ellis Park after three straight defeats Ian Foster’s … Read more

Conte, Tuchel see red as Kane snatches Spurs draw at Chelsea

Harry Kane snatched a 96th minute equalizer to salvage a 2-2 draw for Tottenham from a feisty London derby against Chelsea on Sunday. Both managers Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were sat-off after the full-time whistle for their second physical altercation of the match. Tottenham were well off the level required if they are to … Read more

Salman Rushdie stabbing: Alleged attacker Hadi Matar charged with attempted murder

Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after being stabbed at a literary event in New York state in a shocking assault that triggered widespread international outrage, but drew applause from hardliners in Iran and Pakistan. The British author, who spent years under police after Iranian leaders ordered his killing, executed protection emergency surgery … Read more

‘Trade me or fire them’: Kevin Durant’s bombshell Brooklyn Nets demand, Kyrie Irving

NBA megastar Kevin Durant has reportedly given Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai a bombshell ultimatum, demanding coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks are fired — or he is traded. Durant requested a trade in June but any move will require a massive package in return, none of which have eventuated, The New York … Read more

Canberra’s light rail to become wireless through Parliamentary Triangle with joint federal and ACT government funded contract

Canberra’s light rail network will become wireless through the Parliamentary Triangle as construction continues into the city’s south, following a joint investment from the federal and ACT governments. Key points: Work to raise London Circuit as part of light rail stage 2A is expected to begin soon Five new vehicles will be added to the … Read more

Ed Slater: Former rugby union player staying positive by living in present after motor neurone disease diagnosis | Rugby Union News

Former Gloucester and Leicester Tigers forward Ed Slater revealed he had been diagnosed with MND last month and announced his retirement from rugby union Last Updated: 08/08/22 9:20am Ed Slater revealed his MND diagnosis last month Ed Slater believes living in the present is helping him face the challenge of his motor neurone disease diagnosis. … Read more

NSW Premier Dom Perrottet responds to David Elliot reports

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has slammed the “false and offensive” allegations that he promised one of his ministers a non-existent parliamentary trade job or an overseas public service role. A bombastic report from The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday claimed Mr Perrottet had talked with Transport Minister David Elliott about the agent-general position in London … Read more

Billy Slater off-season State of Origin role in cross country horse jumping

Queensland State of Origin coach Billy Slater has found a new challenge to keep him busy in the off season — cross country horse jumping. “Horses have a persuasive way of speaking to me,” Slater said at the British Festival of Eventing at Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Estate outside London. “I would do this tomorrow.” Slater … Read more

Australia rugby captain Michael Hooper withdraws from Argentina clash for personal reasons | Rugby Union News

Hooper says: “My whole career I’ve looked to put the team first and I don’t feel I am able to fulfill my responsibilities at the moment in my current mindset.” – watch Australia play Argentina live on Sky Sports Action from 8pm on Saturday Last Updated: 05/08/22 10:58pm Michael Hopper has withdrawn from Australia’s game … Read more