The mid-year fiscal and economic outlook (Myefo) released on Monday reveals in bold just how pointless is a surplus and how weak the Australian economy has become over the past year. The Myefo is a tale
Do impressive box office results indicate a film is worth seeing? Should good business be considered as important as rave reviews? The dichotomy between great art and popular art is almost as old as art
The death toll from bloody clashes sparked by contentious citizenship law has risen to six as protesters in north-east India vowed to continue demonstrations. Tensions remained high at the epicentre of
This is the first annual climate summit where the general mood was panic and climate grief I’ve been at the climate summit in Madrid for the past two weeks. The question I was constantly asked was: “What
Australia’s new UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski is confident he can beat Max Holloway a second time and says the sport’s doubters provided motivation for his stunning upset win. A big underdog
YouTuber PewDiePie has announced he will be taking a break from the video-sharing platform, saying he is “very tired”. With 102 million subscribers, the Swedish vlogger and comedian was for many years
George Burgess didn’t set out to be a gin distiller. Born in Melbourne and brought up in north-west Tasmania, Burgess dropped out of school early and spent most of his teens in libraries and museums rather
France will extradite Argentinian Mario Sandoval to Buenos Aires late on Sunday to face trial over the torture and disappearance of a student during the country’s “dirty war”, airport and legal sources
Australia have rediscovered their ruthless edge after starting the home summer with three drubbings of Pakistan and New Zealand – and captain Tim Paine believes the best is yet to come. The 296-run flogging
Women’s world champion Mikuru Suzuki came close to making history at the PDC World Darts Championship as she nearly ousted James Richardson. No woman has won a match at the flagship tournament at Alexandra
The average price of a home will rise by 2% over the next year, with northern regions performing more strongly than those further south, according to predictions from the UK’s biggest property website.
Consumers are being told of the dangers of buying “cheap and cheerful” Christmas tree lights through online marketplaces, after a new investigation revealed that nearly half those it tested could cause
National election campaigns – by definition a team effort – are somewhat unfairly often credited to the performance of a single person. But thanks to a sharp, focused campaign that produced a large majority
Labor has savaged the government’s economic credentials after the latest budget update showed Australia’s economic growth, wages, investment and household spending have all slumped since the April budget.
A crash that cruelly denied Annette Edmondson the chance of another medal, and left her with a broken collarbone, could not stop Australia winning the Brisbane World Cup track cycling round on Sunday.
A Spanish second division match between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete was abandoned at half-time on Sunday after Albacete forward Roman Zozulya was subjected to offensive chanting from the home supporters,
The conference fell victim to the base positions of a handful of major polluting countries, Australia included Richie Merzian Disagreement over Australia’s plan to use an accounting loophole to meet its
The government is not “match fit” for the next phase of Brexit negotiations, Theresa May’s former special adviser on exiting the EU has said. Raoul Ruparel, who was credited with coming up with the Northern
Jürgen Klopp paid tribute to Mohamed Salah’s finishing ability and Joe Gomez’s renewed partnership with Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool pushed further ahead of the chasing pack in their last Premier League
Public Health England data shows 24% rise in doctor’s appointments for flu Senior doctors have urged parents to vaccinate their children, who are “super-spreaders” of flu, as vital NHS services are being
Manuel Pellegrini is expected to still be in charge of West Ham when they face Crystal Palace on Boxing Day after victory over Southampton ended a rotten run of results and bought the under-pressure manager
Boris Johnson will tell the next generation of more than 100 new Tory MPs that they have a responsibility to change the the party for good, as he sets out plans for a first vote on his Brexit bill before
At the end of a joyful and often inspirational process marked by honesty, humility, a roster of outstanding candidates and the willingness of all parties to submit to multiple interviews, a public vote
Aaron Jones ran for two scores, Davante Adams caught another and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 21-13 on Sunday in the 200th edition of the NFL’s oldest rivalry. With the win, the Packers
Fox Sports has played footage it claims shows members of the Patriots staff filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline last week in an incident that has sparked another NFL investigation into New England.
Ben Stokes was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and England’s cricket World Cup winners the team of the year, as the annual awards ceremony in Aberdeen celebrated a strong year of sporting
Freddie Ljungberg urged the Arsenal hierarchy to make a decision sooner rather than later over the identity of the club’s next permanent manager – whether it was him or somebody else – after he watched