trump declares us 'locked and loaded' as guam prepares for 'imminent' strike

us president donald trump says the united states' military solutions are fully in place should north korea act on its threats, as the us territory of guam issues a factsheet informing residents of how to prepare for an "imminent missile thr

2017-08-11 08:20:55  

three generations of one family win indigenous art award

Neda Vanovac

a south australian family wins the overall prize at the national aboriginal and torres strait islander art awards with a multimedia work of a young man imprisoned by spears in a comment on youth incarceration, the role of elders, and the importa

2017-08-11 08:15:03  

hundred-year-old fruitcake found among antarctic artefacts 'almost edible'

as far as baked goods go, fruitcakes are pretty durable — and conservators think they may have found one in antarctica that's more than 100 years old.

2017-08-11 07:40:03  

red flags raised at tomato-growing greenhouse

Ruby Jones

workers at a major tomato producer are not being given a fair deal by their employer, with many still on precarious casual contracts, a national union and the greens say.

2017-08-11 06:42:00  

hospital wait time blows out to two years and counting

it's been two years now perth's sick children have waited to get access to the new state-of-the-art $1.2 billion perth children's hospital, and there's still no opening date in sight. so how did we get here?

2017-08-11 05:48:33  

police chase ends with officer injured, patrol car damaged

Jake Evans

a 19-year-old canberra man who allegedly injured a police officer and damaged a patrol car during a high-speed pursuit while he was high on ice is extradited to new south wales to face court.

2017-08-11 05:07:20  

demise of western force marks death of rugby as national game

Clint Thomas

by many measures, the decision to axe the western force from super rugby is the wrong one, a cull that stops the sport from being a truly national game — but the club has not been a completely innocent player in its failure, writes clint thomas.

2017-08-11 05:00:26  

giants far too good for woeful bulldogs to maintain hunt for top spot

greater western sydney keeps pace with table-topping adelaide, pumping the defending premiers the western bulldogs by 48 points at docklands.

2017-08-11 05:00:26  

has the sa government traded esl hikes for the bank tax?

Nick Harmsen

the sa government refuses to confirm claims it has done a deal to secure the passage of its bank tax in parliament by reducing the cost of the emergency services levy.

2017-08-11 04:49:29  

school cleaning contracts to be slashed after workers routinely exploited

Jean Edwards

the victorian government will cut the number of large cleaning contracts in melbourne from 100 to just eight next year, under a new zoned model that would also be rolled out in regional victoria.

2017-08-11 04:27:02  

beijing locals fear war as china warns trump not to 'play with fire'

Matthew Carney

as china reissues its calls for calm between the us and north korea and warns donald trump not to "play with fire", people in the streets of beijing urge both sides to stop the threats and find a peaceful solution.

2017-08-11 04:22:09  

john ibrahim's son daniel taylor released on bail

the son of kings cross identity john ibrahim is released from sydney police centre in surry hills after spending three nights behind bars on charges relating to an alleged international crime syndicate.

2017-08-11 04:12:58  

turnbull and north korea: was this his 'all the way with lbj' moment?

the prime minister's forthright intervention might be regarded as unexceptional were it not for the fact it aligns australia with a us president untested in a crisis, writes tony walker.

2017-08-11 03:57:26  

'bad blood' between hospitals stopped doctor helping stroke patients

Rebecca Opie

a radiologist tells an inquest into the deaths of two stroke patients he could have treated the men when they were admitted to the royal adelaide hospital had it not been for efforts by other specialists to "protect their turf".

2017-08-11 03:31:13  

broncos belt sharks to climb towards summit, knights defy the eels

the brisbane broncos temporarily move up to second place with an emphatic win over defending premier cronulla, after the newcastle knights secured a third successive win, beating the top-four-chasing eels 29-10.

2017-08-11 03:12:11  

second case of measles diagnosed at perth school

Rebecca Trigger

a second case of measles is diagnosed in a student at a school in perth's south, after an unvaccinated child became infected in europe before returning to australia.

2017-08-11 02:41:57  

high court to hear same-sex ballot challenge in september

Loretta Florance

the high court agrees to hear a challenge to the federal government's same-sex marriage postal ballot on september 5 and 6, a week before the vote is due to begin.

2017-08-11 02:28:24  

asx in a $20b sell down as global tensions mount

Stephen Letts

it was an ugly end to the week on the share markert, with local investors joining the global rush to the exits as the war of words between the us and north korea escalates.

2017-08-11 02:26:47  

political cartoons in the internet age — is it the end of an era?

one of the great satirical achievements of the mass media era, the editorial cartoon, is losing its centrality in the digital age.

2017-08-11 02:23:11  

hacked usb sticks could transmit passwords, cyber experts say

Sowaibah Hanifie

cybersecurity experts are warning of the risks of using dodgy usb sticks, which may have been tampered with to access passwords and other personal information.

2017-08-11 02:21:41  

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