When the ABC began broadcasting in 1932, being "independent and up to the minute" meant going to war with some of the most influential men in the country — the Australian newspaper proprietors.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Australia last one the Champions Trophy eight years ago, but Steve Smith's young side looks a great chance to repeat the feat.
Home loan fraud will be the subject of a special inquiry by the corporate watchdog to assess how widespread the problem is and develop strategies for combating fraudulent mortgage lending.
A defensive mood takes hold on markets, with oil and iron ore suffering 3 per cent falls, while US equities, the US dollar and bond yields also slide.
Small construction businesses could go under because of the sudden closure of the tradie voucher scheme by the Northern Territory Government, a Darwin builder says.
New South Wales and Cronulla wrecking ball Andrew Fifita reinforces why he is fast building a reputation as one of the NRL's premier big-game players after turning in a barnstormer in the Blues' State of Origin I win.
Former AFL player Andrew Leoncelli describes the harrowing moment he confronted a passenger on board a Malaysia Airlines flight who threatened to "blow the f***ing plane up".
Australia is being encouraged to consider high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power plants as an "efficient" and more environmentally friendly solution to the country's energy crisis, but environmental groups say the business case "doesn't stack up".
Welfare recipients who test positive to illegal drugs could have their income managed for the full two years of the Federal Government's proposed trial, even if they do not require ongoing treatment.
Samantha Stosur is into the third round in Paris and her quarter of the draw has cleared up a little bit more with Petra Kvitova's emotional exit.