Batman byelection: Di Natale says Greens voters turned off by 'leaking and sabotage'

Bill Shorten signals Labor will keep campaigning on inequality as Coalition attacks tax planIn the wash-up of the Batman byelection, Richard Di Natale is looking inwards.Not just at what went wrong in a campaign that appeared to be the Greens’ to lose b


Jay Weatherill quits as leader after losing South Australian election

Outgoing premier says he will stay on the backbench and is not interested in going to CanberraThe ousted South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, has said he’ll stand down as Labor leader and ruled out a switch to federal politics after losing Saturday


Australian foreign minister backs chemical weapons inspections for Russia

Julie Bishop responds to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, echoing Britain’s positionJulie Bishop has placed Australia firmly in Britain’s corner in the escalating row with Russia over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on UK soil


Cyclone Marcus leaves tens of thousands in Darwin without power or drinkable water

Clean-up begins after strongest cyclone to hit Darwin in 30 years causes widespread destructionDarwin residents are in clean-up mode and tens of thousands are without power or drinkable water after the strongest cyclone to hit the city in 30 years caused


May pledges to fine company bosses if they endanger staff pension funds

New criminal offence of neglecting pension responsibilities to be announced this weekRogue bosses will face fines or prosecution for putting the pensions of their workers at risk under new laws to be unveiled by the government.Ministers will confirm this


Brain drain of graduates to London leaves cities facing skills shortage

Mayors and businesses call for action on young people quitting regions after completing degreesBritain’s regions are suffering a “brain drain” to London as about a third of departing graduates head to the capital each year, analysis has revealed. Mi


Marielle Franco: Brazil’s favelas mourn the death of a champion

The shooting of a black, gay councillor has dealt a new blow to communities oppressed by gangsThe morning after tens of thousands of people thronged streets across Brazil to express their anger over the murder of black, gay Rio councillor Marielle Franco,


Sing when you might be winning: 2018 Olivier award nominees, from Hamilton to Network

The nominations for the Olivier awards are out, and – to the surprise of no one – Hamilton is the big hitter, with a record-making 13 nominations. Its cast were out in force at a lunch for British theatre’s glitziest awards, but they weren’t the o


Little Baghdad: a chance to break bread with Iraqi refugees fleeing war and trauma

Parents Café cultural event aims to foster conversations between Sydneysiders and Iraqi immigrantsWhen Najat Alkmamees was a housewife in Baghdad – looking after her husband, a teacher, and their children – she often spent time in her garden.She woul


Tiger Woods stays in hunt but Stenson leads way at Arnold Palmer Invitational

• Former world No 1 five shots off lead going into final round• Stenson holds one-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeauHenrik Stenson held a one-stroke lead over Bryson DeChambeau with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler pushing into contention and


Victoria bushfires: more than 50 towns on alert as wind shifts

Several towns across 160km area asked to evacuate, others told it’s too late to leaveResidents have been told to flee to relief centres as grass and bushfires burn out of control in Victoria’s southwest, putting lives and homes in danger. Several town


England hope Stuart Broad demotion will bring benefit of more balanced attack

The Anderson-Broad axis may be broken against New Zealand but Joe Root may get more consistency with one of them coming on first changeIt was a decade ago in Wellington that Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad first appeared together in a Test match. After a


José Mourinho launches attack on Manchester United players despite win

• Brighton beaten 2-0 in FA Cup quarter-final but manager unhappy• ‘There was a lack of personality, a lack of class, and a lack of desire’José Mourinho admitted he could risk losing those Manchester United players he criticised again following t


Wigan’s FA Cup run fuelled by Paul Cook’s love in the age of negativity

League One club’s run is forged on a team spirit they hope will knock out a fourth Premier League side in SouthamptonWigan are on an old-fashioned Cup run and Paul Cook will cheerfully admit to being an old-fashioned manager. He believes in the FA Cup f


Gareth Southgate says loyalty and spirit will play part in World Cup selection

• Jake Livermore retained in England squad despite club form• England play Netherlands in Friday friendly and Italy on TuesdayWhen Gareth Southgate named his first England squad of this World Cup year for the forthcoming friendlies against the Netherl


Antonio Conte looks to FA Cup after Chelsea’s exit from Europe

• FA Cup is the only trophy the club can win this season• Champions League exit further exposes rift with boardAntonio Conte has appeared to direct more thinly veiled criticism at Chelsea’s hierarchy when he claimed his team had found their level by


European round-up: Schalke keep Bayern waiting as Hamburg face drop

• Own goal gives Schalke the points after Ralf Fährmann penalty save• Hamburg edge towards first relegation with 2-1 defeat by HerthaSchalke needed an 86th-minute own goal from Robin Knoche to win 1-0 at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, tightening their gr


Nemanaj Matic guides Manchester United past Brighton into FA Cup semis

José Mourinho was first out before kick-off as promised during Friday’s extraordinary extended monologue in which Manchester United’s manager promised to face his responsibilities. Really required, though, was safe passage to the FA Cup semi-final, a


Car share, public transport and walking: better ways to get from A to B

More than 8 million Australians drive to work or study each day, adding vast amounts of emissions. Our series Life Swaps looks at smart ways to go places Australia is a car-loving nation, understandably so given the size of our country and our often meagr


Sticky Fingers Bakery's beetroot and rose truffle cake recipe

Vegetables are not just for dinner as this self-taught baker discovered when she transformed her sweet treats with help from the garden I love digging my hands into butter and sugar just as much as groping around in the earth. For me, baking and gardening


Monet and Van Gogh reborn as hi-tech magic brings back ruined masterpieces

Water Lilies and Sunflowers among paintings being resurrected using 3D scannersArtists using cutting-edge technology and forensic analysis have reconstructed a series of lost masterpieces, including versions of Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Sunf


London will lose creative crown if rents keep forcing artists out

Head of Space network issues warning in book marking 50th year of studios set up by artists Bridget Riley and Peter SedgelyThe head of a leading arts organisation has warned that London’s status as a world-class creative city is at risk because artists


Labor’s dividend tax policy is smart, bold – and dangerous | Greg Jericho

The proposal, while highly subject to fear-mongering, can deliver on many fronts, all of which will be fully paid forThe belief that there is no difference between Labor and Liberal hasn’t been true for a while now, but this week, with the ALP’s polic


Mohamed Salah hits awesome four as Liverpool romp past Watford

This is getting ridiculous. Mohamed Salah scored four goals as Liverpool crushed Watford and the Egyptian must be the only person in the country who does not want this extended winter to ever end. The closer we get to the end of the season, the closer Sal

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England 15-24 Ireland: how the Six Nations players at Twickenham rated

Jacob Stockdale shone once again to set up Ireland’s victory, while England’s veterans struggled and look headed for the exitAnthony Watson 5 A miserable two weeks, that yellow card in Paris followed by an unlucky part in Ringrose’s try before he wa


Manchester United v Brighton: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from Old TraffordMourinho launches 12-minute defence of his recordAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Will 7.20pm GMT Luke Shaw has some competition for a place in the England World Cup squad, with the likes of club-mate A

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Wales scramble into second spot after Liam Williams try subdues France

• Wales 14-13 FranceRarely have a side clinched second place in the Six Nations with less conviction. Wales were outplayed for vast tracts of this game, but are indebted to France for allowing them not only to stay in the game but to hold the lead for t

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Top seed Villanova restores order with Alabama rout to book place in Sweet 16

Wildcats roar into Sweet 16 with 81-58 win over AlabamaDuke, Kentucky, Gonzaga and Kansas still to play on day threeMikal Bridges hit five 3s, scored 23 points and helped No1 seed Villanova put the field on notice that it’s the team to beat with an 81-5


Turnbull's national energy guarantee a step closer after Jay Weatherill's exit

Departing South Australian premier led resistance to Coalition’s policyThe Turnbull government is one step closer to being able to implement its proposed national energy guarantee, courtesy of Jay Weatherill’s departure as the South Australian premier


Tim Fischer warns 'NRA-inspired' firearms lobby targeting Australia's gun laws

Former deputy PM says he is deeply concerned about ‘pushback’ against gun lawsOne of the architects of Australia’s strict gun control laws says he is “deeply concerned” about the emergence of what he described as a US-inspired firearms lobby.Tim

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Six Nations: England v Ireland on St Patrick's Day – in pictures

Our photographer captures the action and atmosphere at Twickenham as Ireland seal their third grand slam with victory over England Continue reading...

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Eddie Jones insists England are ‘moving forward’ despite Ireland defeat

• England coach remains upbeat despite third successive loss• ‘A run like this tests your resolve, your purpose and your team’England slumped to their third successive defeat and their lowest position in the Six Nations for 12 years as Ireland bec


Colin Tizzard plots a Cheltenham Gold Cup repeat for Native River

• Trainer says a light campaign can deliver a 2019 victory • Irish Turf Club stung by call for Festival ‘level playing field’A day after his gallant performance in winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Native River made what is likely to be his last pu

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