29/04/2017: FRONT PAGE: FACE OF SHAME
DISGRACED MP Don Nardella has finally agreed to dig into his own pocket and repay state parliament about $2000 per fortnight for rorting taxpayer funds. The Herald Sun last night confirmed the Melton MP has reluctantly planned a deal under which he...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: FRONT PAGE: VAN GOGH CALENDAR
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29/04/2017: FRONT PAGE: Lethal backyard tan beds
DODGY backyard solariums are flourishing in Victoria as users turn to covert social media groups and classifieds websites in the hunt for a deadly tan. Commercial tanning beds were outlawed in Victoria from January 1 2015, as part of the fight against......
29/04/2017: FRONT PAGE: Police Commissioner drops case against Herald Sun
ON 7 March 2017, the Chief Commissioner of Police commenced a proceeding against The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd seeking injunctive relief and a suppression order. For legal reasons we are unable to provide further details of the case at this stage......
29/04/2017: NEWS: BETTER THAN WALKING THE PLANK, MIKE?
THIS pirate is collecting treasure for a good cause. Mike Snow, a sword stuntman during filming of the new Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, Dead Men Tell No Tales, swapped sailing for abseiling in Melbourne yesterday. He dropped 27 floors — or 113m...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Walker backs Roche
PROMINENT business and sports figure Ron Walker has endorsed challenger Danni Roche over John Coates for the Australian Olympic Committee presidency, declaring it is time for change. Walker, who held a string of key sports administrative posts during...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: HOW’S TATT FOR LOYALTY TO THE BULLDOGS
HERALD Sun cartoonist Mark Knight’s work has been immortalised on the skull of a Western Bulldogs fanatic. Wayne Challis, Egg to his mates, has had Knight’s 2016 Bulldogs premiership poster image inked on the back of his bald noggin. “God, I love it....... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Charge over murder
A MAN has been charged with murder after the discovery of a body on a property in central Victoria. David Whimpey, 30, had been missing for 186 days after disappearing from outside a Keilor pub on October 24. His body was found at a property in Lake......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Mother’s ultimate sacrifice
A WANGARATTA mum who was gunned down and killed by her partner heroically sacrificed her life to save her children, says her grieving sister. Ora Holt, 39, was shot dead by the father of her children, Gregory Floyd, who later took his own life in the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: United fears on nukes
SOUTHEAST Asian countries yesterday expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang’s appeal for support in its tense standoff with the United States. In a rare move, North Korean......
29/04/2017: NEWS: DRUG REHAB BEDS BOOST
THREE new drug rehabilitation centres will be built in regional Victoria as part of an $81.1 million package to fight the scourge of ice. Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced new drug facilities would be built in the Gippsland, Hume and Barwon......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Tatts
POWERBALL Draw 1093: 20, 36, 19, 38, 30, 24 Powerball: 3 Div 1: Jackpots to $30 million Div 2: $61,032.20 Div 3: $6771.85 Div 4: $189.95 Div 5: $72.65 Div 6: $41.30 Div 7: $27.90 Div 8: $14.30...
29/04/2017: NEWS: PERFECT MISS MUCH MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE
THEY might pray for world peace but these young women are more than just pretty faces. Tugba Mimi, 25, studied criminology and enjoys clay target shooting. Cassidy Daniel, 17, is an award-winning dancer and horse rider and Laura Younger, 19, is...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Rebel without a clue
A SUPREME Court judge yesterday admitted he had no idea who Aussie movie star Rebel Wilson was — weeks before one of Hollywood’s favourite Aussies will appear in his Melbourne court. Justice John Dixon told the screen comic’s lawyer at a directions...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Dan’s call for firey changes
PREMIER Daniel Andrews says Victoria’s fire services need a cultural change when it comes to the treatment of women and that an ongoing diversity review will be a catalyst for change. The Herald Sun revealed yesterday that firefighters have blown the......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Jetstar: Bad rap won’t fly
LOW-cost carrier Jetstar has hit back at claims it is the worst airline in the world, insisting findings by consumer watchdog Choice had no credibility. Data compiled by 11 consumer groups globally was released after 11,000 passengers gave feedback......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Cop’s phone record breach
A FEDERAL police officer is under investigation for accessing a journalist’s phone records without a warrant. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin yesterday revealed the investigator had illegally accessed the journalists’ call records......
29/04/2017: NEWS: RAYS OF DANGER
People who use a solarium before the age of 35 have a 59 per cent greater risk of melanoma than those who do not use solariums Solariums are six times as strong as the summer sun at its peak Solariums caused 43 melanoma-related deaths before they were......
29/04/2017: NEWS: SEEKING SUN IN DARK CORNERS
ONE bed was broken and battered with flickering globes. Another was propped up on a massage-bed, resting on dirty towels. This is inside the world of toxic black-market solariums, uncovered when the Herald Sun went seeking sun in Melbourne’s dark...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Footballer sues over thrown egg
A BALLARAT footballer claims he lost sight in both eyes after an egg was thrown into his left eye during boozy “Silly Sunday” end-of-season celebrations at a local pub. Joel Quarrell, 23, is now suing Lake Wendouree Football Netball Club and its......
29/04/2017: NEWS: CARRIE INSPIRES NEW BOOK
JOELY Fisher, the actor and half-sister of Carrie Fisher, has her own show business stories — and is about to tell them. William Morrow, part of Harper-Collins Publishers, said it had acquired Growing Up Fisher and would release it in November. The...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: WHOLE NEW BALL GAME
BEEFED-UP police powers at stadiums and racetracks, and a clamp on scalpers have been proposed in a blueprint to overhaul Victorian sports and major event legislation. Police and security guards would be given new search powers, including the ability...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Museum Anzac link ire
MELBOURNE’S taxpayerfunded Immigration Museum is under fire for allegedly supporting an offensive Anzac Day post by Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied. An article posted on the museum’s Facebook page defended Ms Abdel-Magied’s controversial comment:......
29/04/2017: NEWS: WHATHAT IS PROPOSED
Expand the scope of the Act to all types of events, not just sport. Apply police crowd management provisions to venues such as Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Showgrounds and racecourses. Create new offences to limit ability for ticket scalpers to......
29/04/2017: NEWS: BIG APPLE’S LAVISH LOO
A POSH public toilet with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles and classical music has popped up in New York. The free airconditioned facility cost nearly $US300,000 ($401,310) to renovate and is housed in a Beaux-Arts building behind the New......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Murray Goulburn ‘milked farmers’
AUSTRALIA’S largest milk processor is headed to the Federal Court after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ruled its decision to slash farmgate prices last year breached consumer law. The ACCC has slammed Murray Goulburn for allegedly...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Wave of homeless women
RISING divorce rates, skyrocketing rents and the gender pay gap have combined to create a new homeless epidemic of which women in their 50s and 60s are the victims. Social workers warn Australia is facing a generational “tsunami” in this older......
29/04/2017: NEWS: POLANSKI’S NEW MOVIE
ROMAN Polanski, who is still wanted in the US for statutory rape, will premiere his new film at the Cannes festival next month. From a True Story will be shown outside the main competition. He was forced to withdraw from the “French Oscars” — the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: NATALYA‘S COMPETIBILITY TEST IS JUST PURRFECT
CATS come in all different shapes and sizes and now an expert has found a way to sort out the emotional side of our feline friends. Animal behaviourist consultant Natalya Dundovich from the Cat Protection Society of Victoria has identified five cat...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Free DNA tests for ill
FREE DNA sequencing will be offered to patients suffering rare and mystery conditions under an Australian-first program to be rolled out in Victoria. While cutting-edge genetic sequencing is not yet available on Medicare, the Victorian government will......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Tower to integrate heritage
A 68-STOREY tower sitting behind a heritage building has been approved for construction near Southern Cross station. The $234 million project by Besgate Group at 640 Bourke St will include 813 units of varying size, offices and shops. The three-level......
29/04/2017: NEWS: ANTHONY’S RING OF CONFIDENCE
HOLLYWOOD actor ANTHONY LaPAGLIA stepped out with new fiancee ALEXANDRA HENKEL (together, left) and we are still blinded by her giant bobby dazzler. The couple, who are based in Los Angeles with LaPaglia’s daughter, have been dating since 2015....... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: THE BIG BRUSH-OFF
A DECISION to drop convictions in Australia’s biggest art fraud case may mean a painting thought to be a worthless fake has had its $2.5 million price tag restored. Big Blue Lavender Bay was hanging on the wall of Sydney Swans Football Club chairman...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: GAME ON MOLLS
TURF wars between regional Victoria and western Sydney are ramping up for the right to host the Commonwealth Games. Publicly, Greater Victoria has maintained a dignified silence, but Page 13 got wind of a leaked letter sent by 2030 Commonwealth Games...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: OFF THE RECORD
DESPITE VINCENT VAN GOGH slicing off his ear and shooting himself dead, the Dutch curator of the NGV Winter Masterpieces said the artist was in no way mentally ill. Nor was van Gogh a poor suffering artist according to art expert SJRAAR VAN HEUGTEN,...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: SAY WHAT
“Couldn’t wedge him between the sticks, Big Fev, at the moment. He’s fat.” And with that, the “comeback” plans for BRENDAN FEVOLA (right) to help the Magpies’ forward line were dashed by Collingwood president EDDIE McGUIRE.... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: JUST SAYIN’
Traffic slammed to a halt in Macleod this week when a couple of roos were caught doing the wild thing. Props to 3AW for banging up this meme (pictured right).... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: JUST ASKIN’
When are TV executives going to stop dipping their wick in the company ink?...
29/04/2017: NEWS: Hope for helpless
A PROGRAM to help keep family violence victims safe in their own homes by installing CCTV cameras and duress alarms is now being expanded statewide. The Personal Safety Initiative has been trialled in inner and eastern Melbourne, and Gippsland,......
29/04/2017: NEWS: SHINING A LIGHT ON VIOLENCE
AN increasing number of women approached the state’s first response support service for women experiencing family violence last month. Safe steps CEO Annette Gillespie said the family violence response centre received its highest ever number of 10,293...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Tell him he’s dreaming
THE eccentric owners of a 15th-century German castle want to trade it for a Melbourne apartment. Lord James Richard Welsh and wife Ingrid Straub-Zerfowski are seeking to switch their extravagant Schochwitz castle for a slice of the high life in the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Hooked on fishing
FISHING is flying in Victoria as more people are lured to our rivers and beaches. The Maribyrnong River will be stocked with estuary perch for the first time next summer and fishing clubs are angling for new recreational facilities. The fresh push...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: BOMB THREAT ARREST
AN international police operation to track down the person behind hundreds of bomb threats made to Australian schools has led to the arrest of a teenager in the Middle East. The Israeli man is accused of making hoax calls to almost 600 schools and......
29/04/2017: NEWS: RACE FASHION TAKES A SPRING FLING
IT might only be autumn, but fashion will turn its attention to spring next week with designers starting to reveal the hottest looks for the racing carnival. Celebrity favourite Asilio, which has been worn by racegoers including Jodi Anasta, Lauren...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: A new bottom line in cures
A SMART pill that could replace the colonoscopy and revolutionise the diagnosis of gut disorders has been developed by Australian researchers and succeeded in human trials. The pill, the size of a vitamin capsule, is swallowed by the patient. It......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Autism link to smoking
CHILDREN are more likely to develop autism if their maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, researchers say. A study of grandparents’ smoking has found the effects may skip a generation, increasing a grandchild’s risk of being autistic by 53 per......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Threat to QVM works
OPPONENTS of Queen Victoria Market’s $250 million redevelopment have threatened to disrupt works on the project. Hundreds of protesters held a rally at the market yesterday as former prime minister Paul Keating raised concerns about the plan. Mr...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Account cleared
A BRITISH man who stole more than $700,000 from the bank account of an Australian business, spent the money in just two days as he funded a high rolling lifestyle. James Molloy used a malware infection to transfer the money from UXC Connect Pay...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: PLAY-DOH FUN EASY TO GRASP
CHILDREN need to knead and sculpt Play-Doh to build finger muscles and prepare for school, experts say. Griffith University early childhood professor Bev Fluckinger said the oldschool toy is beneficial for physical, social and creative skills and...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Room for debate
AN office previously occupied by Nationals deputy Steph Ryan is at the centre of a dispute between a Benalla business and the Victorian government, with both sides seeking thousands of dollars in claims. The Victorian Crime and Administrative Tribunal...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: CRIME STOPPERS
BURGLARS broke into a Camberwell home to steal credit cards, which they then used to shop at department stores in Southland Shopping Centre, Cheltenham. It’s believed the theft occurred at the Russell St house between 3.30pm and 5pm on December 12...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: WANTED
Ming Rui Hua Date of birth: May 1, 1995 Build: Thin Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Complexion: Medium MING Rui Hua is wanted over a sexual assault in Maribyrnong last year. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the 21-year-old. Hua has been known to...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: UBER’S ON THE UP
AUSSIES are using ride-sharing app Uber in growing numbers, despite claims it has spied on its passengers and a boycott launched on social media. New research, exclusively obtained by the Herald Sun shows up to one in four Aussies now are regular Uber...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: CLASS IS KEY TO SCHOOL SKILLS
GIRLS from disadvantaged backgrounds read better than boys in similar circumstances, new research shows. But boys from high socioeconomic homes turn the maths tables and perform better in numeracy. The new research found neither gender had an...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Judge green lights Amber mediation
CHANNEL 7 has been ordered to try to resolve its long-running dispute with former employee Amber Harrison through mediation. Federal Court judge Mordecai Bromberg yesterday directed the parties to take part in mediation over one day in Melbourne on or......
29/04/2017: NEWS: BAND’S NAME RILES ROCKER
A FOUNDER of American rock band Jefferson Starship has gone to court to stop the name being revived. Guitarist Craig Chaquico (above), who played on the band’s big hits of the mid 1970s to early 1980s, claims its legacy is being “tarnished” and fans...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Parents rue the maths
AUSTRALIAN parents believe that they are illequipped to help their children complete high school maths. This is despite the major role maths will play in the jobs of the future. The 2017 Westpac Numeracy Study found 25 per cent of parents would not......
29/04/2017: NEWS: ANZ joins rate rises
ANOTHER of the nation’s largest banks has lifted interest rates on home loans. The ANZ has followed in the footsteps of rivals the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac, raising rates on owneroccupier and investor loans. But there are also lower rates among......
29/04/2017: NEWS: NEW CITY SIGHTS PUT MELBOURNE BACK ON MAP
TWENTY-seven years after a team of artists brought Melbourne to life in a wildly popular character map — they’ve sharpened their pencils to do it again. Originally published in 1990, the “Melbourne Map’’ will be re-released to include the city’s...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: ‘Devastating’ decision
A MIGRANT help service that has taught English to new arrivals since the 1950s will lay off hundreds of staff after missing out on a multi-million dollar government contract. About 400 people are expected to lose their jobs at settlement agency AMES......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Crown a heavy burden
THE Queen will not wear the Imperial State Crown or robes to the next State Opening of Parliament for the first time in more than 40 years. As well as sporting “day dress” and a hat, she also will break with tradition by arriving in an official car,......
29/04/2017: NEWS: MONKEYS’ BANANAS POPULATION BOOM
THE emperor tamarin is so rare that a global program has been set up to help boost their numbers. When the Darling Downs Zoo’s population tripled in 12 months, staff were astounded. The Queensland zoo is part of a global management program to...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: Workers take risks on job
ALMOST half of Australian workers have agreed to do unsafe tasks at work, a national survey commissioned by law firm Slater and Gordon has found. The survey of 1000 people found younger workers, aged 25 to 34, were the most likely to do risky tasks,......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Bomb plot accused says he is fit for trial
AN anti-Islam extremist accused of plotting bomb attacks in Melbourne maintains he is fit to stand trial. Phillip Galea, 32, of Braybrook, appeared in the County Court in Melbourne via videolink yesterday where he demanded his legal team not pursue a......
29/04/2017: NEWS: Reducing risk for kids’ scans
RESEARCHERS have found the best way to diagnose head injuries in children with head trauma, reducing unnecessary radiation exposure from brain scans. Children who have CT scans have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer later in life. While the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: NEWS: AIRLINE PAYS OUT CUSTOMER
UNITED Airlines moved to stop criticism — and any customer defections — by reaching a settlement with a passenger dragged off one of its planes almost three weeks ago and has issued new policies designed to prevent similar customer-service......
29/04/2017: NEWS: TOP FIND, NO BONES ABOUT IT
INTERNATIONAL scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA without bones being present — an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution. The study published in the journal Science is based on 85 samples from sediments dating to......
29/04/2017: NEWS: 100 DAYS OF GLAMOUR
WHEN it comes to arbiters of style, few women have had as much influence on fashion as the First Ladies of the US. From Nancy Reagan’s bold moviestar style to Jackie Kennedy’s smart skirt-suits and pillbox hats and Michelle Obama’s timeless,...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: WORLD: POLICE SWOOP IN NICK OF TIME
LONDON suffered a serious security scare yesterday when a man carrying a backpack containing knives was arrested near Westminster after allegedly trying to launch a terror attack. The 27-year-old man was arrested just outside parliament, close to...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: WORLD: $11.72m a record haul
THE gang that blasted into an armoured company’s vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in Paraguay’s history. About 50 attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to open the vault of the Prosegur company......
29/04/2017: WORLD: Pope aims to connect
POPE Francis flew to Egypt yesterday for a visit aimed at fostering reconciliation with the Muslim world against the backdrop of recent jihadist attacks on the Middle East’s biggest Christian community. The pontiff’s visit includes a meeting with the......
29/04/2017: WORLD: HIGH COST OF FREE COOKIES
A FORMER security guard faces charges after allegedly pepper-spraying an autistic man who was eating free cookies at a Minnesota grocery store. Timothy Knutsen is charged with two counts of fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct for the March......
29/04/2017: SATURDAY: ENOUGH
UNTIL last year, Danni Roche and Fiona de Jong operated in a parallel Olympic universe. A successful businesswoman and 1996 Atlanta hockey gold medallist, Roche sat on the Australian Sports Commission and St Kilda Football Club boards. A highly...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SATURDAY: In any language, Nabi feels lucky to settle here
TRAVELLING into deadly skirmishes alongside heavily armed Australian troops in his home country of Afghanistan, Nabi Saleh’s weapon was his mouth. Skilled in five languages and all major Farsi dialects, the smiling interpreter went “into battle” for...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SATURDAY: CRUEL TO BE KIND
DAVID Tree had a moment from which he couldn’t come back, when he held a water bottle for an injured koala called “Sam”, just outside his hometown of Mirboo North. It was recorded and the image flung around the world — a rare moment of tenderness in...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SATURDAY: Onwards and upwards for the next president
AGENERATION X poster boy and former investment banker looks likely to be France’s next president. Emmanuel Macron, 39, will go head-to-head with hard-Right firebrand Marine Le Pen in the final run-off vote on May 7. Pundits are universally predicting...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: OPINION: PM can learn from Trump
MALCOLM Turnbull should be on a winner with his decision to introduce export control powers to safeguard Australia’s domestic gas supplies. The move gives real substance to the Prime Minister’s new “Australia First” mantra that featured in earlier...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: OPINION: Black market burning
BLACK market, backyard sunbeds — they’re an illegal practice which charge customers a potentially fatal price. The tragedy of Clare Oliver, just 26, who died in 2007 after sunbed exposure left her with terminal cancer, shocked Victoria and the......
29/04/2017: OPINION: Crucial abuse lessons
EDUCATION is key to winning the war on drugs and alcohol abuse. While policing and tough penalties for trafficking, alcoholfuelled violence and the dangers of drink driving is crucial, it is only part of the answer. Education and prevention offers the......
29/04/2017: OPINION: CORRECTION
IN an editorial yesterday, the Herald Sun incorrectly stated that Victorian Liberal Party President Michael Kroger named a federal minister as being the source for last week’s story about a challenge to Liberal MP Kelly O’Dwyer. We accept that Mr......
29/04/2017: OPINION: LIGHT POISED TO STRIKE AGAIN
SOME of Australia’s best greyhound sprinters headline Warrnambool’s biggest night of racing of the year on Wednesday, including dual Group 1 winner Striker Light. Ten nights after winning the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg in Sydney, Striker Light was an...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: OPINION: I heard a rumour, the 80s are back
IHEARD a rumour that 1980s girl band Bananarama is reforming. Forget the looming crisis in North Korea. Forget the French elections. Forget the Prime Minister’s meeting with the US President. The biggest news of this week is the fact that singer...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: OPINION: FULL DENIM JACKET HOLDS KEY TO RETRO COOL
IHAVE an old beat-up, frayed and faded Levi Strauss denim jacket that is worth about zero dollars. Its one endearing feature to me is that it is covered in badges I have collected over the years and over my travels. It weighs about a tonne, you become...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Our PM’s reaction to the Anzac controversy disappointed hundreds at heraldsun.com.au
WEAK reaction from Turnbull as per usual. If he was a strong and decisive leader he would have called Bishop and the chair of the ABC and it would have been done by now. Graham GROW a backbone, Malcolm. It went way beyond a “silly thing”. Go,...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: All innocent lives count
JUSTIN Smith (Opinion, Apr 27) decried the most sickening decision in Victorian legal history — seeing 29-year-old Jonathan Cooper “let off” with a likely 11-year jail term for the cold-blooded murder of 90-yearold war veteran Ken Handford. If the......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: An Aussie’s right
IF Aussie woman Yassmin AbdelMagied had been prosecuted under Section 18C, her statements would have been defended by the media, as Bill Leak’s cartoon’s were, under her Australian constitutional right to freedom of speech. But they haven’t, because as......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Proud and patriotic
I AM the co-author of a history of Australia’s indigenous soldiers since 1945. Andrew Bolt’s article (“RSL betrayed Anzac Day”, Apr 27) could not be more wrong. The RSL did not betray Australia’s Anzac heritage; it acknowledged the contribution of......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Lay off RSL, Bolt
ANDREW Bolt doesn’t seem to understand that the RSL is made up of Australians who served in the ADF: they are the ones who we honour on Anzac Day, and they can decide what is or isn’t appropriate. And if they think it appropriate for Aboriginal......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Don't hijack sacred day
HOW can the RSL expect future generations to respect Anzac Day when it does ridiculous acts such as having ex-soldiers march under an Aboriginal flag? These proud men fought under a division flag and should march under that flag. A traditional smoking......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Fight was for royals
MOST Australians would be unaware that we were not fighting for Australian values in 1914. We were fighting for the British Empire because Queen Victoria’s offspring had been married off to various European royalty, and two minor royals had been......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Pollies agree on perks
EDDIE Chappell (YS, Apr 27) would like to see the day when all politicians and parties say “you know what, that is a good policy, we agree with that.” Well, Eddie it happens regularly — they are all unanimous when it comes to voting themselves an......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: VOX POP
CHRIS MOSES 45, Blackburn Ten. Viewers aren’t enjoying the commentary any more. It’s time to give somebody else a go. ROB ANDERSON 54, Bribie Island, Qld It doesn’t really bother me. As long as there is always cricket on free-toair television I...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: No equality to rates
LIKE Jane Cahill (YS, Apr 24), my Wellington shire rates are $2535 for a home it values at $447,000, with no kerb/channel or sewerage, but also no drainage or natural gas. I live on a rural residential 1.2 hectare allotment. As a comparison, a......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Meddling won’t win it
YES, John Coates has been AOC top dog for a long time and change may be overdue, but I don’t see much propriety in the actions of those rooting for his demise. There has been the quite illogical linking of the poor performance of our athletes in Rio......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Mangled messages
ED Gannon’s column (Opinion, Apr 27) requires clarification. The quotes were not about rural internet, but about the Sky Muster satellite, which serves the 3 per cent of Australians, many remote, who wouldn’t get broadband any other way. I stand by my......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Real world not so good
INTERESTING reaction by Doug Fryer to points put forward by old coppers from a bygone era. I would have thought no sane person would even contemplate ramming another vehicle at 150kmh. The collision bars in question were never designed for that amount......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: Let Ten keep Big Bash
THE only thing keeping cricket broadcasting alive in Australia is Channel 10’s commentary on the Big Bash. If Channel 9 takes it over, even more people will turn off cricket. Nine would have the worst commentators of any sports event in the world......
29/04/2017: YOUR SAY: NEWS FLASH
APRIL 29, 2007 AFL umpires want fans who call them ‘‘white maggots’’ to be ejected from venues — as happens at Brisbane Lions games at the Gabba. Herald Sun archives...
29/04/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: Game up for Tatts’ US suitor
PACIFIC Consortium has dropped its $7.2 billion takeover bid for Tatts Group, smoothing the path for the lotteries operator to unite with gaming company Tabcorp. The withdrawal follows a move by Tatts yesterday to block the consortium from conducting......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: Splitting the pacts
THE Australian Taxation Office has dramatically scaled back the number of one-onone tax deals it has with multinationals amid a crackdown on corporate tax dodging. New figures from the tax office reveal the number of Advance Pricing Arrangements in......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: IT’S A LOTTERY
OCTOBER 19, 2016 1 TabcorpTaT b announces it isi seeking to merge with the lotteriesl operator and create an $11.3 billion betting gp powerhouse to combat online rivals DECEMBER 14, 2016 2 PacificPa acific Consortium tables a rival offer, claiming...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: MG CHIEFS ‘MISLED’ FARMERS
THE competition watchdog will not seek monetary fines against Murray Goulburn but will instead seek to impose them on its former chief after it sued the dairy co-operative for alleged misleading conduct. The Australian Competition and Consumer......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: Westpac hit for Adani
WESTPAC has buckled to anti-coal protests, effectively ruling out funding the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project in Queensland. The project has sparked the wrath of environmentalists who turned their ire on the nation’s second biggest bank...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: YOUR HIP POCKET
BACK in my day ... as soon as I hear those words it makes me want to shout. It’s no longer your day, old timer. And like every generation before me and every generation to come, many people have exactly the same reaction. Old people’s experiences are...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: BANKS APPLY SHACKLES BEFORE LATE PUSH
THE Australian share market has eked out a tiny gain to close higher for a sixth straight session despite a mixed performance in the heavyweight banking and mining sectors. The benchmark ASX 200 index was up 2.6 points at 5924.1 points, while the......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: ORIGIN KEEPS A STEADY SUPPLY
ORIGIN Energy has kept production for the three months to March largely steady on the previous quarter despite a planned shutdown at one of its major liquefied natural gas projects. The energy producer and retailer said production for the March......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: NUMBERS GAME
AUSTRALIA’S inflation rate, at 2.1 per cent over the year to March, is at last back in the Reserve Bank’s 2-3 per cent target range after two years below it. The threat of a debilitating bout of deflation has receded. But it’s too early to break out...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: RATE GAUGE
The Reserve Bank board’s interest rate meeting next week will rightly focus on housing market pressures and a timely lift in headline inflation. A rate move in either direction is unlikely.... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: Primed to do battle
GREETINGS from the desert. Phoenix, Arizona to be precise. Roughly 72 hours ago I left my farm with only an overnight bag slung over my shoulder. “You’re going away for two weeks — where’s your suitcase?” asked my wife, hands on hips. “Oh, I’ll just...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: App-solutely fab
ANZ says its one-year union with the ApplePay tap-and-go mobile payments service shows lenders don’t have to become the “back end which isn’t visible to customers” when hooking up with Silicon Valley powerhouses. The Melbourne-based bank is the only...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: Nerves of steel behind BHP rival’s brighter ore call
BHP Billiton’s wariness over the price of iron ore is not shared by its major international rival, with Brazil’s Vale insisting the worst of the immediate falls are over. The commodity, which has lost 15 per cent this year to about $US66 a tonne after......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: OPTHEA’S CLEARER
EYE disease treatment specialist Opthea will be able to push ahead with two promising clinical trials after successfully raising $45 million from investors. The Australian-listed biotech said the money allowed it to progress therapies for wet......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: Stock takes a breather
THE purchase of a US health software business has buoyed respiratory face mask and machine maker ResMed, which lifted revenue by 13 per cent to $US514 million ($688 million) in the three months to March. But the uptick missed market expectations, with......
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: IT’S TIME TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
AUSTRALIAN workers are among the most likely to go a full year without taking leave, yet more than half are happy with their work/life balance. Research from Expedia finds we rank third in the world for going a full working year without a single day of...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: BUSINESS: Q&A
WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS ABOUT? It’s a landscape design and horticultural services business with three divisions: landscape design, garden installation and maintenance. We have clients commission us to do a design, we help to install the garden then we......
29/04/2017: SPORT: Jake’s biggest fight, losing dad
THE son of a Commonwealth boxing champion has opened up about his return to the ring after his father took his own life late last year. Fighting for the first time without his father Rod, Jake Carr won an emotional bout by unanimous decision last...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SPORT: Team player Ruffels races to the lead
AUSTRALIAN teenager Ryan Ruffels and his playing partner Kyle Stanley were tied for the first-round lead in the Zurich Classic, the first team event on the US PGA Tour in 36 years. Ruffels, who turns 19 today, and American Stanley posted a six-under......
29/04/2017: SPORT: KIRK ACE IN THE PACK
AUSTRALIAN Katherine Kirk has hit a hole-in-one to be tied for second after the opening round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout. Kirk hit four birdies and two bogeys, but it was her ace on the par-three fourth in windy conditions that was the highlight......
29/04/2017: SPORT: WHAT YOU GET
WATCH EVERY AFL ROUND LIVE PLUS 10 OTHER SPORTS CHANNELS + READ TOP ANALYSIS AT HERALDSUN.COM.AU RELAX WITH THE BEST IN FOOD, HOME AND REALITY TV — INCLUDES SELLING HOMES AUSTRALIA & REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE CATCH UP ON LATEST LOCAL UPDATES USING...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SPORT: HOW TO WATCH IT
Foxtel Play can be viewed on any three of your chosen devices Smart TV (Samsung, Sony or LG) Tablet or mobile (via Foxtel Go app) Desktop computer (PC or Mac) Gaming console (XBox One and PlayStation 3 and 4) Telstra TV (all models)...
29/04/2017: SPORT: HOW IT WORKS
Foxtel Play streams TV over the internet, allowing you to watch on a range of different devices. All you need is a compatible device and an internet connection to get started watching live TV, or stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your......
29/04/2017: RACING: REIGNING IN THE WET
ENCOUNTERING a wettish track at Caulfield is a bit like running into a unicorn at a yearling sale. It doesn’t happen. Well, be on alert for unicorns because Caulfield today is an improving Soft 6 after a week of rain that also turned usually firm...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: RACING: Dreaming the stumbling block for Indernile
IN the same week the John Moloney-trained Dornier won the Listed VRC St Leger, twoyear-old Indernile will try to add another stakes win for the prominent Victorian racing family. Indernile, trained by John’s brother Gerard, will be ridden by Gerard’s......
29/04/2017: RACING: WHAT I’M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO
1 Doubt I’m Dreaming — it’s always nice when a smallish stable gets hold of a good’un. 2 Hawkesbury stand alone. The moment they move out of town up there, they get a firm track! 3 Eagle Farm today. Morbid curiosity, how bad can it be?...
29/04/2017: RACING: Tumbler raises bar in Victory Stakes
THE money trail says Tumbler will crash the big time in today’s Group 2 Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm. After being in two minds earlier in the week about starting her, trainer Barry Lockwood gave the thumbs up after walking Eagle Farm yesterday. “It’s...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: RACING: Meagher not kidding
TEAM Meagher has reduced from a trio to just head trainer John Meagher in the past 14 months, but he is happy to let others step into the roles vacated by his sons. Meagher hopes to land an early Brisbane carnival blow today with talented......
29/04/2017: RACING: KAH CAN SCREAM AHEAD
JAMIE Kah can improve on her stellar season when she rides Screamarr in today’s Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes at Morphettville. Kah, who is three wins clear at the top of the Adelaide jockey standings, will have her first ride for Sydney trainers Anthony......
29/04/2017: SPORT: Bucks stop in Milwaukee, Mills travels on
AUSTRALIAN Patty Mills enjoyed an NBA playoff series win yesterday but compatriots Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker were left to lament their early exit. Mills’ San Antonio Spurs came from behind to defeat Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 and take the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SPORT: Lightning strike alert
MELBOURNE Vixens can endorse their Super Netball title favouritism in tonight’s clash with Sunshine Coast. The Vixens moved to the top of the standings with victory over NSW Swifts in Sydney last weekend and are $2.50 favourites for the inaugural......
29/04/2017: SPORT: Dan aims for title
RED Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed his team’s intentions to fight for the Formula One world championship against both Mercedes and Ferrari. The Australian, sixth in the standings, said Red Bull needed upgrades to compete with the top two......
29/04/2017: SPORT: WILLIAMS INSPIRES
MERCEDES driver Lewis Hamilton said yesterday he felt inspired by Serena Williams’ “beautiful” reaction to being a victim of racial abuse by Ilie Nastase. The three-time Formula One world champion, a close friend of the 23-time grand slam winning......
29/04/2017: SPORT: I’m way above spat
MARIA Sharapova declared herself “way above” responding to criticism from Eugenie Bouchard after yesterday recording the second win of her comeback from a doping ban and reaching the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix. After a nervy start and...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SPORT: Sydney-raised 49er a beach boy
SOLOMON Thomas, a 191cm and 125kg defensive lineman who grew up on Sydney’s beaches, was selected by San Francisco 49ers with the third overall pick in the NFL draft yesterday. Jarryd Hayne’s old NFL team was desperate to add a pass rusher to what has...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SPORT: Fellaini headbutt enlivens derby
MAROUANE Fellaini was sent off for brainlessly headbutting Sergio Aguero in an otherwise forgettable 0-0 draw between Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United and Manchester City yesterday. Booked for tripping Aguero in the 84th minute,......
29/04/2017: SPORT: FEW TROUBLES FOR ANDY, RAFA
ANDY Murray made it 11 wins in 11 clashes with Feliciano Lopez while Rafael Nadal racked up a 50th win in Barcelona as the two grand slam heavyweights reached the last eight yesterday. World No.1 Murray, playing his first match of the week after......
29/04/2017: SPORT: Rebels on high alert
IT is a rare occurrence for Melbourne Rebels to head into a game as favourite this season, let alone in South Africa. But long-time Rebels flanker Colby Fainga’a says his team will not fall in to the trap of taking Southern Kings lightly tomorrow...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SPORT: Hayne rift talk upsets Henry
FED-UP Gold Coast coach Neil Henry insists his relationship with NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne is fine, calling talk of a rift between the pair a “beat-up”. Reports of tension surfaced again after Hayne’s man of the match showing in the Titans’ upset win......
29/04/2017: SPORT: PAPALII SWEATS ON MAL
KANGAROOS coach Mal Meninga won’t take action against drink-driving forward Josh Papalii until the NRL and his club Canberra reveal his punishment. Meninga hasn’t ruled out dropping Papalii from the Australian side to play New Zealand next week after......
29/04/2017: SOCCER: INGHAM RAISES THE BENCH MARK
MELBOURNE Victory winger Jai Ingham says he wants to replicate his Round 27 super sub feats in tomorrow’s ALeague semi-final against his former club Brisbane Roar. With the game against Central Coast in the balance, the New Zealand international came...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SOCCER: Carl’s need for speed
MELBOURNE Victory captain Carl Valeri says a fast start is a priority in tomorrow night’s semi-final against Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park. If things don’t go to plan early, the dogged defensive midfielder insists Victory will not panic in search of a......
29/04/2017: SOCCER: Shackles off, Baro ready to let rip
HE was walking on eggshells, but Alan Baro says he is in a much better position to tackle the A-League finals after negotiating a suspension tightrope. Had the Melbourne Victory defender picked up a yellow card in the 1-0 win against Central Coast in......
29/04/2017: SOCCER: Vuka homes in on Glory
“EVERYTHING has fallen into place,” Danny Vukovic says. It is an early contender for understatement of the year. In 2017 the stories haven’t been about the Sydney FC goalkeeper’s son Harley’s illness or any of his other worries, but about enjoying the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: SOCCER: Fitness clouds lift over Young, McKay
BRISBANE Roar has enjoyed a double dose of good news before its A-League semi-final against Melbourne Victory, with goalkeeper Jamie Young and skipper Matt McKay both declared fit. Young needed 26 stitches in the arm he cut on a broken goal net hook......
29/04/2017: SOCCER: JAMIE BETTERS BERISHA
JAMIE Maclaren has bettered Besart Berisha’s record at Brisbane Roar after two seasons and coach John Aloisi insists the A-League’s most prolific Australian striker is just as good when it comes to the big moments. Maclaren and Berisha will go......
29/04/2017: CRICKET: FINCH ON SONG AS ROYAL BATS FLOP
VICTORIAN batsman Aaron Finch blasted Gujarat Lions off the bottom of the Indian Premier League and all but ended Royal Challengers Bangalore’s playoff hopes in a seven-wicket victory yesterday. Finch thumped 72 off 34 balls, with six sixes and five...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: CRICKET: Deal drifts away
CONTINGENCY plans have been discussed among Australian players and their association as the pay dispute with Cricket Australia moved further away from a resolution. The Australian Cricketers’ Association’s outright rejection of the CA pay proposal......
29/04/2017: CRICKET: REVENUE STANDOFF JUST NOT CRICKET
EACH party believes, without question, that it is right, and anything the other side says is wrong. It’s not the best starting point for any negotiation, even worse in the middle of one, and less so for one that needs a conclusion in the next 60...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: CRICKET: WHAT ARE THEY ARGUING ABOUT?
What to do with Australian cricket’s revenue, which could exceed $2.5 billion over the next five years. Cricket Australia wants to set a total player payment pool of $514 million, not share percentage of revenue as in the past four pay deals. The......
29/04/2017: AFL: KEN’S PORT WHINES
KEN Hinkley thought he would never have such a conversation with Ollie Wines. But six weeks before the end of last year’s home-andaway season, the Port Adelaide mentor summonsed the midfielder who started his AFL playing career at the same time Hinkley...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: Dour will delight Dimma
RICHMOND does not want to engage ladder leader Adelaide in a shootout when the AFL’s No.1 attack meets the league’s meanest defence tomorrow. Tigers coach Damien Hardwick has been thrilled with his backline’s ability to “stem the flow” at stages this...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: ALL BETTS OFF IN KEY BATTLE
ADELAIDE’S lethal offence is the hype of the AFL. The undefeated Crows’ ability to slice sides apart with speed and skill has lifted them to $3.75 premiership favouritism with TAB. The dash of Rory Laird and penetrating ball use of Rory Sloane and...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: SUPER READING TOMORROW
MALTHOUSE Open Mic - ground invaders and the modern footballer COTCHIN Top game - hard-learnt secrets of effective leadership... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: Jaeger rebooted
HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson hopes recruit Jaeger O’Meara can get his season “up and going” when he returns from injury against St Kilda in Launceston today. O’Meara has missed the past two games with knee soreness but his return has been offset...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: Demoted Daisy has to bloom
DALE Thomas will wear Carlton’s VFL strip for the first time at Coburg City Oval tomorrow in an attempt to save his flagging career. Carlton coach Brendon Bolton confirmed yesterday star midfield pair Bryce Gibbs (thumb) and Marc Murphy (knee) were......
29/04/2017: AFL: CLARKO HAPPY TO HELP OUT WITH SOCCER BID
HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson says he would be happy to provide ongoing advice to an Australian consortium plotting to take over an English soccer club. The Herald Sun yesterday revealed Clarkson was one of several highprofile sports identities......
29/04/2017: AFL: EARLY WIN FOR WEBSTER
ST Kilda defender Jimmy Webster has enjoyed a win before the ball is bounced in Launceston today. The Tasmanian is normally tasked with trying to quell Hawthorn superstar Cyril Rioli, but he will not play because of a hip injury. In 2015, Webster......
29/04/2017: AFL: New deals soon for young Cats
GEELONG is about to secure two of its young midfielders, closing on contract extensions for Nakia Cockatoo and Brandan Parfitt. But in-form Steven Motlop will wait until late in the season before considering his free agency position. Cockatoo, 20,...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: RISE ABOVE
THE Sydney Swans need to harden up. It’s as simple as that. Nobody could have seen this dramatic fall coming and you must ask the question, where has the Bloods’ famous fight — the spirit that every opposition club envied and admired — gone? Where...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: Stanton pays price for shorter week
ESSENDON veteran Brent Stanton has fallen victim to the Bombers’ five-day break. After a quiet performance on Anzac Day, Stanton will miss tomorrow’s clash against Melbourne along with James Kelly, Matthew Leuenberger and Aaron Francis. Tom......
29/04/2017: AFL: Dees cut Hogan slack
MELBOURNE coach Simon Goodwin says some wayward behaviour by Jesse Hogan has been put in perspective by the death of his father, Tony. Goodwin said he would have liked to have defended Hogan, who was criticised for lashing out and striking Carlton’s......
29/04/2017: AFL: Sequel as good as original Giants hang on in two-point thriller
IT won’t earn it a spot in the Grand Final but Greater Western Sydney exacted a small measure of revenge with a thrilling two-point win over the Western Bulldogs in Canberra last night. It doesn’t happen often but the sequel was every bit as good as...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: Wallis best-afield in VFL return
WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis made an impressive comeback in his return from a broken leg in Footscray’s 124-point VFL win against North Ballarat at Whitten Oval last night. In his first game since Round 18 last year, when he fractured the...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: WHITFIELD HAPPY TO STAY WITH GWS
SUSPENDED midfielder Lachie Whitfield has committed his future to Greater Western Sydney. Whitfield has two more weeks to serve on his ASADA ban and is eligible to return in Round 8. Strongly linked to St Kilda despite being contracted for 2018, the......
29/04/2017: AFL: MATCH IN A MINUTE
Q1 The Giants swarmed and pressured in the opening minutes. After conceding two goals, the Bulldogs lifted their pressure, tackling the Giants into uncharacteristic errors. Giants skipper Callan Ward, Shane Mumford and Aiden Corr were forced to the......
29/04/2017: AFL: CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?
If the heat’s on Collingwood, no one has told Nathan Buckley and the boys, as the coach shared a joke with the senior players during goalkicking practice at the Holden Centre yesterday.... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: Bucks on front foot
COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley has no regrets about saying 2017 was “finals or bust” for his coaching career, insisting the Magpies are still a chance to make the eight. With the club under pressure after a 1-4 start, and the coach feeling the heat......
29/04/2017: AFL: Player data closer to TVs
THE AFL is poised to win the battle to bring revolutionary player-tracking data to TV screens this season. The league is pushing to sign off on a deal that would allow broadcasters to show player speed and distance measurements, as well as a bird’s......
29/04/2017: AFL: FAZ HAS NEW TRAINING GOAL
COLLINGWOOD has encouraged forward Alex Fasolo to have more shots at goal on the training track this week in a bid to overcome his goalkicking yips. Fasolo has been one of the main culprits of the Magpies’ inefficiency in attack this season, kicking...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: ALL SEB AND NONE
IT’S judgment day for St Kilda. The Saints can’t leave Launceston without the four points. If they do, our concerns, and theirs, will be real: They aren’t good enough yet. They tease, the Saints, which is always the go with teams on the rise. They...... Pubdate:
29/04/2017: AFL: TAKE THE PRESSURE DOWN
Pressure rating for St Kilda midfielders ELITE Jack Steele ABOVE AVERAGE Seb Ross AVERAGE Luke Dunstan Sam Gilbert BELOW AVERAGE Jack Billings Jack Newnes Blake Acres Jack Steven...
29/04/2017: AFL: AFL softens in pay dispute
THE AFL has given ground in the pay stoush with players and significantly increased its six-year offer. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan fronted talks with the AFL Players’ Association at a neutral CBD location on Thursday — his first appearance...... Pubdate: