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Tasmania again tops rankings: CommSec

The Australian economy remains in a solid shape in the face of the coronavirus pandemic but Tasmania is the stand out state for the eighth quarter in a row, Commonwealth Securities says.

Lights, camera ... Australians!

The Bowie knife brandished by Paul Hogan in the Croc Dundee blockbusters and the white dress worn by a gushing Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding are just two iconic items among many to go on display in a major new exhibition charting the global impact of homegrown cinema from Mad...

Stories urged as Harbour Bridge turns 90

Weighing in at 52,800 tonnes and held fast by six million hand-driven rivets, Sydney Harbour Bridge officially opened for business in the midst of the Great Depression on Saturday, March 19, 1932.

WA border closure 'failure of vaccination'

Premier Mark McGowan's decision to keep Western Australia's borders closed indefinitely has been labelled a failure of leadership as thousands of flights are cancelled in response.

Naval ship departs for Tonga relief effort

An Australian naval ship loaded with critical humanitarian supplies has departed for Tonga as part of disaster relief efforts in the Pacific island nation following the devastating tsunami.

Adele postpones Vegas shows due to COVID

A tearful and apologetic Adele has postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts because half of her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.

UK govt accused of blackmail to back PM

A senior Conservative lawmaker has accused the British government of intimidating and attempting to "blackmail" those lawmakers they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power.