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Judge heads gay, trans hate crime inquiry

NSW has appointed a Supreme Court judge to oversee a special inquiry to investigate gay and transgender hate crimes committed in Sydney between 1970 and 2010.The commission of...

Patched-up Arrow fronts up for Souths

Jai Arrow overcame the loss of his grandfather and an infection in his face to star in South Sydney's win over Canterbury.The Queensland Origin forward sustained a cut in last

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean calls for Liberal candidate in Warringah Katherine Deves to be dumped over 'vile' comments

New South Wales Treasurer Matt Kean tells the ABC Katherine Deves, the Liberal candidate for Warringah, has "got to go" over her comments about transgender people.Ms Deves has...

Cleary avoids ban over dangerous contact

Nathan Cleary has avoided an NRL ban for dangerous contact on Billy Walters, with the Penrith star insisting there was no malice in the awkward tackle.Cleary was on Saturday...

Ute driver killed in crash with freight train south-east of Port Augusta

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 65-year-old man whose ute collided with a freight train in SA's north on Friday.The man's ute collided...

Home renovation spending soars to $12b as locked-down Aussies extend, beautify their houses

The repeated pandemic lockdowns and closed borders meant Australians stayed close to home in 2021 — making it the biggest year for renovations in history. But at what cost?New...

COVID-19 case numbers from around the states and territories

Here's a quick wrap of today's COVID statistics from each Australian jurisdiction.You can get a more detailed, visual breakdown through the ABC's Charting the Spread...

Sydney woman had acid thrown onto her face outside restaurant

The 32-year-old woman was standing outside Old Town on Dixon Street in Haymarket, in Sydney, at 11pm on Friday. A black hatch stopped in front of the woman before three masked men

Bleached sea sponges found in deeper reefs off Tasmania

A study by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies has found bleaching in sea sponges for the first time in Tasmanian waters — and scientists fear it could be another sign...

Judging the judges at the Easter Show

Dozens of young livestock judges are competing against each other at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the title of best junior.But competition can't go ahead without the judges...

Deadly wet season sees drivers trapped in floodwaters, so is safety messaging working?

Frustrated rescuers say motorists continue to ignore safety warnings about driving through floodwaters, despite a number of recent deaths.But the message has been ignored by many...

Seniors could help fill labour shortages

One in five Australian aged pensioners would consider re-entering paid work after retirement to cover their expenses, according to a survey.A survey of about 4000 aged pensioners...

Flooded farmers push through hard times to get to – and triumph at – the Sydney Royal Easter Show

The resilience of Australian farmers has never been in doubt, but for those who weathered successive disasters and still managed to triumph at the Easter Show, this year is...

First home buyers 'missing out' on property boom as Qld developers strike out with sunset clauses

A first home buyer who signed an off-the-plan contract 14 months ago is among those at the mercy of a sunset clause enabling developers to cancel contracts, potentially throwing...

Liberal candidate for Hughes in a 'sprint' against independents and Craig Kelly

The Liberal Party's pick for the southern Sydney seat of Hughes, after the defection of Craig Kelly, faces a fight from other candidates who have had months on the campaign...