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29/03/2017: FRONT PAGE: CLUB DEATH ARREST
A MAN has been arrested in a major twist in the mystery death of city strip club exotic dancer Stacey Tierney. Detectives yesterday detained and questioned an Ascot Vale man, 33, on suspicion of perjury. It is suspected Ms Tierney, 29 (pictured...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: GOLDEN NIGHT FOR PHILLIPS
ADELAIDE Crows premiership co-captain Erin Phillips capped of a stellar year last night when she won the AFLW best and fairest award. The league’s top players headed to the Peninsula function centre in Docklands for the glitzy affair. Phillips,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Speed clamp across city MORE 40kmh speed zones are being rolled out across the suburbs, despite concerns they are worsening congestion. VicRoads has been gradually introducing the lower speed limit around shopping strips to better protect pedestrians and cyclists. But the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: TABLE SET FOR BRAE SUCCESS DAN Hunter’s Brae in Birregurra looks set to join the ranks of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants next week. The awards panel announced its secondary 100-51 list ahead of the 2017 ceremony, to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building, on April 5. Brae...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Training call for justices BAIL justices should be retained and given better training, the Law Institute of Victoria says. The LIV, in its submission to the state’s bail review, has said the system needs more money, improved support services and simplification to ensure both...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: TOURISM, FRUIT, VEGIES ... INDUSTRIES COUNT COST
Trees uprooted and cars damaged at Airlie Beach (top left); a street sign goes flying in Bowen (top right); a light plane is overturned in Bowen (above left); screaming winds lash Catseye beach on Hamilton Island (above right); and, (main) a local...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: CYCLONE SHOWS POWER 25,000 HOMES EVACUATED 175KMH SUSTAINED WIND GUSTS 260KMH MAXIMUM WIND GUST 6-14 HOURS TO PASS EACH PLACE 150-500MM OF RAIN PREDICTED 48,000 HOMES AND BUSINESSES LOST POWER... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: WEATHER
TODAY MIN 15 MAX 27 Mostly sunny day with a chance of late showers TOMORROW MAX 17 Showers easing FRIDAY MAX 18 Possible shower SATURDAY MAX 18 Shower or two... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Tatts OZ LOTTO: Draw 1206: 12, 39, 45, 41, 37, 22, 23 Supps: 20, 18 Div 1 prize pool: $15 million Prov prize pool: $21,439,682.24 MONDAY LOTTO: Draw 3646: 20, 3, 31, 36, 6, 18 Supps: 9, 23 Div 1: $1 million Div 2: $5681.30 Div 3: $805.40 Div 4: $48.60 Div...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: DEBBIE’S DESTRUCTION
CYCLONE Debbie was declared “a catastrophe” after yesterday smashing into the Queensland coast between Bowen and Airlie Beach, with wind gusts of up to 260kmh. The storm made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach shortly after noon. The wall of the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: A nod heads for the punt TRADITIONAL on-course bookies fear they will face ruin under “wowser” laws banning the age-old practice of “onthe-nod” betting. The Herald Sun can reveal new federal interactive gambling reforms will also extend to outlawing established oncourse...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Another agent in the mud ANOTHER Melbourne real estate agency has been busted for underquoting — the eighth to come under fire as the result of a crackdown by the state’s consumer watchdog. Next Gen Real Estate, trading as Harcourts Wantirna, and its director, Archie Mantsos,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Simpler super to help all THE complex and confusing superannuation system should be overhauled so Australians stop losing track of their money, the Productivity Commission says. In a major report, it will today make the case for radical reforms to super which could help...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Denyer’s Brock moment
THE death of racing legend Peter Brock 10 years ago was all Grant Denyer thought about as his out-of-control rally car hurtled head-on towards “the biggest tree I’d ever seen”, the injured TV star has revealed. The Family Feud host said his hero’s...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Ex-Eagle now a jailbird
FALLEN AFL star Ben Cousins’ “tale of despair and missed opportunities” has landed him a 12-month jail term for stalking his ex-partner and repeatedly breaching a violence restraining order. The long-term ice user was yesterday jailed by a magistrate...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: LIAM’S FAMILY WIN FIRST-ROUND TUSSLE
A GEELONG family’s landmark court win against the National Disability Insurance Agency is expected to send shockwaves through the disability funding sector. A Federal Court judge yesterday ruled in favour of Moriac 21-year-old Liam McGarrigle, after...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Horror relived A CHILD sex predator released on appeal bail will get a fresh crack at freedom courtesy of the taxpayer. Marshall Jordan, 31, was sentenced to six months in jail in October and placed on the sex offender registry for eight years, but will front the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Victoria trips up
POOR infrastructure at some tourist attractions costs Victoria millions of dollars, the state’s tourism chief has warned. Also, faulty toilets and a paucity of decent food and drink on offer can cheapen the experience for many, Victorian Tourism...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: NO JOY AT PICTURE PERFECT APOSTLES VISITORS can’t even buy a postcard at Victoria’s biggest tourist attraction. International tourists have described the offerings at the Twelve Apostles kiosk and gift shop as “stupid”, while the shire’s mayor labelled its facilities “a joke”. And...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Self-drive Uber back UBER said its self-driving cars were being put back in action on roads after a weekend crash prompted the ride-sharing giant to halt testing. Self-driving Uber cars went back to work in San Francisco yesterday morning and were to return to streets in...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Young Lib denies slur YOUNG Liberal Stephanie Ross says her social media comments claiming Peter Reith had suffered “an alleged stroke” were not meant as a slur. Party members have slammed her comments as “disgusting” and “offensive” but Ms Ross, 25, said “attempts to...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: DRAKE BEATS OWN RECORD RAPPER Drake has broken his own streaming record in the US with More Life. The Canadian’s new album broke the record for online streams from a single album in one week. Neilsen Music said it recorded 385 million streams across all platforms in its...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: NO NAPS FOR COMIC NANNAS
HAPPINESS was in the air at the Forum Theatre yesterday. How could it not be with Judith Lucy and Denise Scott emceeing the launch of the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival? These Australian comedy legends, sporting nanna nighties,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Girl, 13, home raid arrest TEEN intruders posing as police ordered a terrified couple from their bed before stealing a Mercedes, which they later used to commit other crimes. The victims have told how they woke in the middle of the night to torchlight shining in their faces and...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Vax pill a real blast AN exploding pill that blasts medicine into the cheek from inside the mouth could replace vaccination jabs. The patient simply pushes a soft capsule against the inside of the mouth, then squeezes it to blast vaccine through the delicate tissue lining...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Cats prefer us to food IT might come as a surprise to cat owners, who often feel slighted when their pet treats them with aloof indifference. But cats do love humans, a study suggests — and incredibly, they even prefer our companionship to food. Given a choice of a bowl of...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: FRUIT, NUTS FEED BRAINS EATING fruit and nuts helped humans develop bigger brains than other animals, research suggests. A study of more than 140 species of monkeys and apes claims the growth is down to the challenges of fruit gathering and extra nutrition. Figuring out how...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: US widows ‘thankful’
A MEMORIAL service for the last of four Texan golfers killed in the Essendon air crash was held yesterday, on the eve of the release of the crash report. Retired businessman John Washburn was farewelled by hundreds who gathered at a Dallas art...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: CRUCIAL FLIGHT QUERIES TODAY’S preliminary report on February 21’s fiery crash at Essendon, which claimed the lives of all five aboard, should address three key questions. Why did the engine of the B200 King Air fail? Did pilot Max Quartermain react appropriately? But for...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: ADELE NEARS END OF ROAD
ADELE may never tour again after completing a string of stadium shows in Australia and New Zealand. The British star (above) told a crowd at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium she was not “good” at touring and felt “vulnerable”, the New Zealand Herald...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: SMOKE SPARKS HIT
A MAN was seriously injured when he was hit by a train after wrestling with Protective Services Officers he was trying to elude at Preston station. The officers saw him smoking in a train carriage about 9.30pm Monday. The man got off the train to talk...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Samsung plans Note 7 fire sale SAMSUNG will sell some Note 7 smartphones — recalled for safety reasons — as refurbished devices. About four million smartphones were recalled by the South Korean giant last year over concerns their batteries could overheat and burst into flames.... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: DUO SICK FROM GAS TWO people were taken to hospital for observation after a gas leak from compromised batteries in Melbourne CBD yesterday morning. Firefighters evacuated multiple levels of the building at 35 Collins St, following the incident on floor 27. An MFB...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: FATAL BIKE SMASH A MOTORBIKE rider died after crashing his bike at Culla yesterday. It is believed the man was riding his motorcycle south on Coleraine-Edenhope Rd, near Harrow-Balmoral Rd, when he lost control and crashed into a tree about 2.10pm. He died at the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: BEACH BALL BURNS A WOMAN suffered severe burns after a basketball exploded in her face at a Black Rock beach. It is believed the ball may have had sparklers attached to it. The 21-year-old woman was walking along the beach, near Half Moon Bay, about 10.40pm on March 17...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: It’s all behind them
SACKED employees at Hazelwood power station have warned Victoria isn’t ready for life without coal-fired power. Nor, they admit, are they ready for life on the dole. Hundreds of employees will walk off the job for the final time this week after a...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Sailor to appeal A SAILOR who admitted his part in hog-tying a crewmate, smearing his buttocks with Vegemite and Deep Heat, and sexually assaulting him with a rubber chicken now says “it wasn’t me”. Able Seaman Rohan Angre pleaded guilty to two charges over the brutal...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: TEENS THRIVE IN LESS LIGHT IT’S been said teens are programmed to wake up late, but new research suggests turning down the lights at night could help them get to sleep — and make it easier to get up in the morning. Delaying school start times, suggested as a way to fit in with...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Stings in your tales
IT seems we’ve solved the mystery of where all the European wasps have gone after Wendy from Mitcham noted she’d enjoyed a blissful summer free of the pests. Mitcham might be a wasp-free zone, but readers tell us they’re at their biting best pretty...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: GOD HAS LAST LAUGH
BARRY from Bairnsdale has an unusual numberplate, and he was surprised to find a note left under his wipers after visiting the supermarket the other day. “The note said ‘YNOTU’ and was signed ‘GOD’,” Barry says. “He does have a sense of humour after...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: JOKE OF THE DAY
SOME years ago, there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the world. Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe. When they sat down, one of them discovered that their salt...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: A TREASURE TROUGH OF BILLS GIFTS AFTER our tales on the hundreds of 1930s Bills horse troughs left as a legacy by Melbourne animal lover and philanthropist George Bills, we’ve heard from several readers with a passion for this oft-forgotten slice of history. Pam from Rye first...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Debbie goes to Poland WAS there a gremlin in the subtitling on Channel 7’s Sunrise yesterday morning for the Cyclone Debbie report from Bowen in Queensland? Jackie from Melbourne is glad she isn’t deaf, because she would have been perplexed why David Koch was covering a...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: ANNIVERSARIES
HEARTY congratulations to two wonderful couples celebrating 65 years of marriage today — Don and Kath Dawson, of Werribee, and Fay and Donald Allan, from Wycheproof.... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: WELL NAMED CLEVER business names, and John from Pakenham likes the local Indian food truck called “Taj Matruck”, the smash repairer in Coburg North called “Carllision”, and the dog wash in Berwick called “Get Fluffed”.... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: Cop sues on arrest Ex-detective says she was assaulted
A FORMER detective sergeant is suing the state for damages over her treatment at the hands of fellow police officers after she was arrested for public drunkenness. Yvonne Berry, 54, who was on leave from the professional standards department, accuses...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: NEWS: A CUBBY FIT FOR A PRINCESS
CUBBY houses rivalling the real deal will be auctioned off next week, all in a good cause. Since launching in 2011, the annual Cubby House Challenge at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show has become a drawcard for spectacular cubby...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: SAVE OUR SONS The lengths — or steps — Elie Eid will go to in an effort to help his son literally know no bounds. On March 21, Elie will set out on a tough 300km walk around Melbourne’s bay for the 2017 Walk to Save Our Sons, an event he started to help children...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: BIG BOYS BRING AUNTY DONNA BACK TO FESTIVAL
THE Farce is strong in this trio. Australian sketch comedy act Aunty Donna (from left Broden Kelly, Zachary Ruane and Mark Samual Bonanno), a runaway hit at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, are back with a new show, Big Boys. “The...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: WALK TO SAVE OUR SONS MARCH 21-31
Register at saveoursons.org.au To support the 300km Walk To Save Our Sons and help us reach our goal, donate by visiting saveoursons.org.au/walk... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: See you in court
TALITHA Cummins is taking Channel 7 to court for unfair dismissal after failing to settle her claim that it sacked her while on maternity leave. Seven was served with a legal notice of Cummins’ intention to pursue the claim in the Federal Court after...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: ELITE WOMEN TOAST OF THE TOWN AT FIRST W AWARDS
THE players of the inaugural AFLW league had much to celebrate last night as they walked the coral carpet for The W Awards. The formal function at Docklands recognised the best and fairest for the first season of the women’s professional league, which...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: Music to their ears
MUSIC Victoria has named the state’s most rocking municipalities — and regional centres Ballarat and Geelong have made the grade. The inaugural Top 10 Victorian Councils For Music List praised the cities of Melbourne and Ballarat for “striving to...... Pubdate:

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AUSTRALIA’S musical, theatre, cabaret and opera worlds celebrated long into the night after the Green Room Awards on Monday. Much-loved musical Matilda was the big winner, taking out eight awards, including best production. Guests on the night...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CONFIDENTIAL: A BIG LITTLE PAIN FOR NIC
NICOLE Kidman says the violent scenes on Foxtel drama Big Little Lies took a toll on her physically and emotionally. “After we shot some of the really, really violent scenes, I was in a lot of pain myself,” Kidman (pictured) told Vulture. “My body...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: WORLD: Trump keeps it all in family
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is due to announce that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will take on a White House role to oversee a broad effort to overhaul the federal government. Mr Kushner, a senior adviser who is married to Mr Trump’s daughter, Ivanka,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: WORLD: Masood ‘had no terror links’ POLICE have found “no evidence” Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was associated with terrorist groups Islamic State or al-Qaeda. IS claimed responsibility for last week’s attack, which left five people dead, including a police officer and Masood, in...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: WORLD: DOGS EAT ELDERLY PATIENT A WOMAN who went missing from a hospital in Bhopal has been found — eaten by dogs — after patients complained of an unbearable stench. The 70-year-old woman disappeared on March 22. Sanitation workers were called into the Madhya Pradesh public...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: YOUR SAY: HOT TOPIC
I AM 500km from Airlie Beach and 400km inland from Rockhampton and we are expecting 200mm of rain as this swings inland and down. We expect to have all roads cut for five days. For those in the southern states bagging the government, it isn’t its fault...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: YOUR SAY: Unproven hot air costs us CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent editorial (“Premature power down,” March 28). Instead of capitulating to environmentalists and recklessly spending billions on “decarbonising” the economy, governments would be better advised to hold royal commissions...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: YOUR SAY: 50/50
DIDN’T Susie O’Brien (Opinion, 28/3) check that most commentators have played hundreds of AFL games or have been broadcasters for a very long time? Best picks for the job. Geraldine, Tullamarine SUSIE, the likes of Taylor, Carey and Newman are...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: YOUR SAY: TEXT TALK BEV (TT, 28/3), maybe the booing at the F1 Grand Prix towards Lewis Hamilton happened because he said beforehand that the race should be taken to Sydney? Colin, Doveton ONE law for all? Aborigines make land rights claims, but where are the land rights...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: YOUR SAY: What’s your selfie side?
JACKI SMITH 24, East Melbourne Left side, it just looks better. There’s something odd about the right side, I reckon. EMMA FOSTER 18, Collaroy, NSW Probably my left. It just depends on what side the zits are on and what side my hair falls...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: OPINION: CUT DEBT OR WE’RE SURE TO GO UNDER
WE ALL want to live in good times and here in Australia we have been doing that for the past 25 years. But the downside is that we fall into the trap of thinking the good times will last forever. We become complacent, even selfish. We expect and...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: OPINION: Legal aid’s lost priorities EVEN those charged with the most heinous and shocking crimes have a right to legal representation. Our democracy and our criminal justice system, reaching back to 13th-century English origins in the Magna Carta, demand citizens are afforded due process...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: OPINION: Dan’s sexist toddlers are as real as the tooth fairy
FORGET about tackling the crime wave, crippled justice system, looming energy crisis or falling academic standards in our schools — the Victorian Government is focusing its energies on a real existential crisis: sexist preschoolers. Showing the same...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: OPINION: PC police hit kinder THE government social engineers are at it again. This time, four-year-olds who exhibit “sexist” behaviour will be tackled by directing early childhood educators to look out for the warning signs of gender bias. Under the Andrews Government, the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: OPINION: Canberra must act to secure our gas supply
FIFTEEN years ago, as energy minister in the Bracks government, I enraged the Greens party by negotiating and signing the agreement that allowed Hazelwood power station to continue to operate, providing cheap and reliable power for Victoria. With...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: Credit collision AUSTRALIA’S big banks will reserve the right to offer consumers higher credit card spending limits after rejecting a key finding from a review of the sector’s voluntary code. A review of the Code of Banking Practice pushed for lenders to be barred...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: WOOLIES PICKS A FRESH STYLE
WOOLWORTHS chief Brad Banducci says supermarkets need to move from “pack date” to “pick date” as health-conscious shoppers demand greater transparency around their food. The nation’s biggest supermarket chain is also working to make it easier for...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: Myer no wiser on mystery suitor SHARES in Myer have lost ground as the nation’s biggest department store chain waits to learn the identity of a mystery buyer who has grabbed a 10 per cent stake in the retailer. Myer said it was yet to be contacted by the buyer who launched a $94...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS DAILY: WOOLWORTHS CHIEF BRAD BANDUCCI ON ... CONSUMER AWARENESS People want to know where it has come from, how it is grown and also is it gluten free, is it lactose free, is it free from sugar. FRESHNESS We know the pack date but not the pick date. We need as an industry to move to pick...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Shine a light on energy: Robb
FORMER federal trade minister Andrew Robb has hit out at Australia’s energy policy as a group of chief executives dubbed rising prices a “bear they couldn’t outrun”. Mr Robb, who now works with mining and agribusiness magnate Gina Rinehart, said...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Oroton faith in online HANDBAGS and accessories retailer OrotonGroup is hopeful a growing online presence can help boost the flagging sales that contributed to a 52 per cent plunge in its first-half profit. Oroton has revealed its net profit in the six months to January 28...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: WORRIES SET ASIDE AS TRUMP TRADE ROARS THE Australian share market has rebounded to hit a fresh high for the year as investors put aside anxieties over US President Donald Trump’s ability to implement his agenda. Atlantic Pacific Securities client adviser Gary Huxtable said investors had...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Fresh approach on food “One of the things I have always been keen on is to know the pick date so we can have the best sell buy date,” he said. “We know the pack date but not the pick date. We need as an industry to move to pick dates. “We have this great fresh food in...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Pancreatic cancer study signs up first patient A MELBOURNE pancreatic cancer patient will be the first to trial an Australian-developed tumour implant as part of a global clinical study. Public health group Monash Health yesterday confirmed it had recruited the first patient for the 20-person...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: DARK FORCE
Tammy MacIntosh is relishing the chance to be bad to the bone, in the meatiest role of her career, playing Karen ‘Kaz’ Proctor on Wentworth. But working on the awardwinning prison drama has come at a severe emotional cost for the 47-year-old former...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: Maeve O’Meara
It could be said Maeve O’Meara’s got the best gig in TV. Each day life revolves around tasting, testing and celebrating food. She’s an award-winning author, food journalist and TV producer, adding her new gig, hosting SBS’ The Chefs’ Line to her...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: FRESHGEAR
OTTERBOX SYMMETRY CRYSTAL SERIES The relationship between the rugged Otterbox and the glamorous Swarovski continues in this series of Apple iPhone 7 cases. The dual-layered plastic has been designed to resist falls. US$100-US$110 /...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: LaPaglia’s migrant tale
Aussie actor Anthony LaPaglia says the “spectre of immigration” hangs over new SBS drama, Sunshine. The thriller is set in a South Sudanese community in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine, and LaPaglia stars alongside several first-time actors. He says...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: HOW SAM STAYS SLIM AND SINGLE
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, perhaps now we know why Sam Frost is single – with the former Bachelorette star revealing she lives on microwaved rice and tinned food. The 27-year-old 2Day FM radio presenter has made her kitchen...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: TWELVE TWELV SOUTH FERMATA FERM
This helps with the modern problem of a pile of charging gadgets. This stand is a tidy way to store your valuable headphones when they are not in use, plus charge them using a reversible micro USB cable that stashes away in the stem of the stand. The...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: NEWTON’S LAW
It’s the season final, with Josephine (Claudia Karvan) and the team taking on a massive pharmaceutical company. They’ve nearly got the magic seven complainants needed for a class action, including her sister Rose, they just need a serious research...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Royalty is all the rage, but there has to be a limit to this nostalgic nosebleed that marks Elizabeth’s 65 years on the throne, and for me, this is it. She’s outlasted all who went before and anyone who follows by a long shot. Let’s move on. Watch The...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: DATING NAKED
Natalie from Milwaukee likes David, pronounced Daveed, but she really likes David, pronounced David. Lance doesn’t stand a chance, but it’s fun to watch them wear bounce boots (they’re a thing) on a kangaroo pub crawl, bits and bobs bouncing all over...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: OUT OF THE BOX ANNA BRAIN
On the day Barack Obama was elected President, he told his daughter Malia there would be a celebration with lots of people. But the roads were empty, “it was spooky”. She said, “Daddy, I’m not sure they’re coming.” This was the family’s first taste of...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
When you’re a Hollywood legend with an Oscar, a Grammy, three Emmys and a Tony Award to your name, you get to open the show without making an elaborate joke. Whoopi Goldberg (real name Karen, who knew?) does the honours tonight, and explains how she...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: 13 REASONS WHY
An addictive new drama about Hannah Baker, a smart, beautiful student. So why did she kill herself? Schoolmate Clay Jensen gets a box of cassette tapes in the mail, on which Hannah tells her story. She says she will name “the others”, who played a role...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: OUT OF THE BOX ANNA BRAIN
THE HALCYON A Downton wannabe that was cancelled after one season, but don’t let that stop you if period pieces are your thing. The Halcyon is a grand old London hotel, the scene of our upstairs/downstairs action. War is coming to Britain, and the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Casey Affleck is an odd choice for tonight’s guest ... the Oscar winner faced some pretty bad press (multiple allegations of sexual misconduct) during the awards season; you’d expect him to be the punchline for jokes, rather than delivering them. The...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW It’s like a lowbrow Wipeout (and Wipeout ain’t highbrow). The set looks like an obstacle course I once built in my backyard, but there are giggles to be had with games such as Groin Croissant (where Lycra-clad contestants shake pastry off their...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: OUT OF THE BOX ANNA BRAIN
MODERN FAMILY A great cameo tonight as Frasier star Kelsey Grammer plays Cam’s ex Keifth (not a typo), the “velvety baritone” who left him in the middle of the night. And in the second ep, Shelley Long returns as Dede, Jay’s first wife. Their...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SYDNEY This exchange between Athena X and Nicole sums up the entire season. Athena: “Talk to my six-carat diamond, you bitch”. Nicole (screams): “Mine is eight!” Not a hint of irony or humour in the exchange, which precedes a complete breakdown from Athena,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA The finest and funniest from the comedy festival take the stage in quick succession, donating their time for Oxfam. Often the best bit is when they ask for donations; it’s unfunny stuff, but no one does it better than comedians. Will Anderson hosts the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: OUT OF THE BOX ANNA BRAIN
THE CHEFS’ LINE A cooking show that just features cooking — what a stunning idea. Featuring a different cuisine each week, amateur cooks face off against chefs from a top restaurant. The results are judged by three culinary stars; chefs Dan Hong and...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: HOUSE HUSBANDS Ooh er, Delta Goodrem’s arrived at last. She’s playing Izzy Dreyfus, a cool new special literacy teacher, and the mums are falling over themselves to copy her style. She forms an unlikely friendship (I mean, really unlikely) helping Lewis (Gary Sweet)...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT It’s been a magnificent season, but perhaps a week or two too long. Nine’s gamble to super-size the show has paid off, with couple-swapping, dinner party fights, topless scandal ... pretty much everything a reality TV producer could wish for. For this...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: OUT OF THE BOX ANNA BRAIN
WENTWORTH Firstly, Bea Smith is dead. Despite the wishful-thinking fan theories online, series five picks up with the aftermath of Queen Bea’s murder and Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson literally with blood on her hands. So what happens now? Revenge — from...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: NCIS: LA The hunt for a mole comes to a head in what has probably been the best three eps in the show’s history. When we left the team, a bent CIA agent was threatening to saw Kensi’s leg off ... the race to find her before she loses a limb sees the shock...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: STARGAZING LIVE Ever looked at the night sky and wondered what was up there? You need a tour guide, and Brian Cox is down under to offer his services. The rock star physicist, along with Julia Zemiro, will be at Siding Springs Observatory (NSW) for three nights. At...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: OUT OF THE BOX ANNA BRAIN
GREAT INTERIOR DESIGN CHALLENGE Hairdresser Oliver, 49, describes his style as maximalist, saying “more is more, and it’s better”. His task is to design a room for a client whose pet hate is “chintz”, and who would like him to bring the outdoors...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: JULIA ZEMIRO’S HOME DELIVERY Born in Malaysia, grew up in Singapore and the US, and studied in Australia ... it seems only fitting that Ronny Chieng’s comedy is going global. Now working on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show in New York, he meets Julia in Singapore (“where the hell have...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SWITCHED ON: GOGGLEBOX It’s the last Gogglebox for the season, and at risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s always over too soon. C’mon couch dwellers, can’t you let the cameras in for a few more weeks each year? It’s only the loss of your spare time and privacy, after...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Des tackles grey matters
COMEDIAN, documentary maker, author, Irish Dancing with the Stars star and master of at least three languages, Des Bishop has plenty of reasons to brag. Apart from being an internationally successful stand-up comedian, Bishop’s CV reads like someone...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Q&A IS Jimeoin a renaissance man? “That’s a guy who can do a little bit of everything, isn’t it?’’ the seasoned comic asks. “Well, I can do that. Just mostly stand up,” he tells SIMON PLANT. Let’s meet Jimeoin halfway and call him a Re nonsense Man....... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The pain in my feet and legs has completely gone …thanks to Bio Reflex Insoles!”
NTIL 12 years ago Paul Mears was an active serving fire officer who loved nothing more than playing with his kids at the weekends and playing rugby for his local club. But a game of rugby was the beginning of his problems. Two accidents in as many...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Significant reduction in swelling No more aching feet German contoured engineering Boosts blood circulation Japanese acupressure massage points Healing energy through Qi and nerve channels Perfect for all shoe types and sizes... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Quintis braces for tree change
QUINTIS managing director and major shareholder Frank Wilson has quit to weigh up a confidential approach from an overseas bidder seeking to take over the Indian sandalwood producer. Mr Wilson, who owns 13 per cent of Quintis, said he was approached...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Workers’ $25k bonus WORKERS could add $25,000 to their retirement nest eggs under a radical overhaul of the nation’s superannuation system. The Productivity Commission will today reveal its suggestions to reform the complex super industry to stop Australians losing track...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: ORE’S ‘BIG PRESSURE’ IRON ore will likely retreat in the second half of the year as steel output in China falls short of last year’s level and global production continues to rise, Citigroup analysts say. While the commodity may see some respite in the next quarter,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS: Telstra loses appeal TELSTRA has lost an appeal against a ruling by the competition watchdog that cut how much it can charge other telcos for access to its fixed-line services. The Federal Court has dismissed all avenues of appeal Telstra made against a 2015 ruling by the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: CBD’s new lease of life
LEASING activity in the CBD more than doubled in the past 12 months compared with the previous year, with the public service taking up the most space, a Savills report found. New rents covered almost 570,000sq m of office space for the year to March,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: New tenants to move into Dexus industrial estate DEXUS Property Group has signed on two major manufacturers to lease soon-to-be built warehouses at its sprawling, 120ha industrial park in Laverton North. Isuzu Trucks and kitchen builder Anmar will respectively occupy 21,685sq m and 15,720sq m at the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS TENDERS: Join social club
THE longer businesses wait to join social media platforms, the more money it takes, social media experts say. FWRD Agency managing director Laura Magnano said channels became more saturated over time, making it even harder to stand out and take...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: BUSINESS TENDERS: TENDERS DIARY SPECIALIST MEDICAL ADVISER: VicRoads is seeking a contractor to provide specialist medical advice. Tender closes: Today LAB SERVICES: The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has released a request for laboratory services Tender...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: ANCIENT CULTURES & CIVILISATIONS: ANCIENT PERSIA
KING CYRUS Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus II, was born sometime between 580BC and 590BC in Media or Persis, which are today parts of Iran. He died in 529BC. Founder of the Achaemenian Empire in 546BC, Cyrus ruled the Persian region east from the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: ANCIENT CULTURES & CIVILISATIONS: FAST FACTS Historic records suggest baby Cyrus II was given to a shepherd to raise One of King Darius’s major projects was a canal from Egypt’s Nile River to the Red Sea Ancient Persian women received a Right of the Offspring gift — a government baby bonus... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: PUZZLES: OSCAR CAINER WWW.CAINER.COM ARIES MAR 21–APR 20 Where do news stories come from? Who writes them? Who chooses them? Who manages to find the most galling examples of human behaviour, the most ghastly accidents, the grimmest government reports, and ensure that they gain our...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: Mates reignite rivalry
THEY shared tears, hugs and a special moment a week ago, but when best mates Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson hit the Margaret River Pro this week it will be back to business. Wright defeated Wilkinson in the final of the Quiksilver Pro in a fairytale...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: EMOTIONAL DAY WAITS ON MUM AUSTRALIAN world No.3 Jason Day expects to arrive in Augusta on Friday to start practising for the Masters, but could still withdraw depending on his mother’s prognosis after surgery for lung cancer. Day’s mother Adenil had surgery last Friday in the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: Double Dutch as Vics dominate JON Holland returned careerbest figures to skittle South Australia for the second consecutive year and put Victoria on track for its third consecutive Sheffield Shield title in Alice Springs yesterday. The left-arm orthodox spinner swept through the...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: Living in the now
MELBOURNE Storm fullback Billy Slater has thought about where his future lies, but for now he just wants to play. The off-contract superstar, 33, is careful not to take his rugby league career for granted after missing the best part of two NRL seasons...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: Captain Hewitt leaves Tomic in cold again BERNARD Tomic’s exile from the Australian Davis Cup team will continue indefinitely, with no sign of reconciliation between the Queenslander and captain Lleyton Hewitt. As expected, Tomic was left out of Hewitt’s four-player team to face the US in...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: RULE AIDS SCORING THE AFL was thrilled with the Round 1 scoring bonanza but concedes it needs a more accurate term for its “deliberate’’ out-of-bounds rule. Teams scored an average 103.6 points, up from last year’s Round 1 average of 100.3. AFL football operations...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: RACING: Wait for Stardom
TOSEN Stardom’s Sydney curse looks to have struck again, and the former Japanese star is likely to be scratched from Saturday’s $3 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Trainer Darren Weir, who will still have leading chance Palentino in the race, said...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: RACING: Williams hopeful CRAIG Williams will not know until Friday whether he can resume riding on Saturday at Randwick. Williams will do the Victorian Jockeys’ Association cognitive test on Friday morning and, if he passes, see a neurosurgeon who will decide whether he can...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: RACING: IVANHOWE RETIRED LAST Saturday week’s Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe has been retired. The Lee and Anthony Freedman-trained German import was lame in his offfore leg after his Ranvet win at Rosehill and scratched from Saturday’s BMW at the same track after failing...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CRICKET: Aussies can only get better
STEVE Smith says Australia has finally vanquished its demons away from home as he reserved special praise for the performance of resurgent spinner Nathan Lyon. The Australian captain couldn’t hide his despair at the moments that sent his team to a 2-1...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: CRICKET: Kohli’s sour signoff VIRAT Kohli last night said his “friendship” with Australian players was dead. And despite being injured, Kohli donned the whites as soon as champagne corks were popping and strode into the post-match press conference instead of fourth Test captain...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: We’ll take ugly
IT was desperate, at times ugly, but in the end the win was all that mattered as the Socceroos beat United Arab Emirates 2-0 last night in their World Cup qualifier at Allianz Stadium. Jackson Irvine’s early goal and Mathew Leckie’s with 12 minutes...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: A BRIDGE HE CAN CROSS LUKE Durbridge’s growth from time-trial specialist to classics contender will have its biggest test this weekend when he tries to become the first Australian to win the Tour of Flanders. Durbridge enters Sunday’s Belgian one-day race in the form of...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: AFL: Erin adds to swag
STAR Crow Erin Phillips’ trophy cabinet has been boosted again, with the dual sport star named the first AFL Women’s best-and-fairest. The premiership co-captain is now the recipient of five individual honours. The grand final best-onground, AFLPA...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: AFL: Vescio scoops awards in year of unknowns THE inaugural AFL Women’s season was like “entering the unknown”, according to Carlton star Darcy Vescio. Vescio, 23, was the only attendee at last night’s W Awards to arrive knowing she would take home an award — her 14 goals made her the leading...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: AFL: GEE WHIZ, GUYS
KNOCK us all down with a feather. The AFL’s internal review — written by a bunch of highly paid AFL executives — has given the league a huge tick for its handling of the Essendon investigation. It sounds like the report was treated like the office...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: AFL: JJ puts talks on hold, Adams to stay a Bulldog JASON Johannisen’s contract talks with Western Bulldogs have turned sour and his management has postponed talks until the end of the season. But West Australian defender Marcus Adams is set to win an extension only months after considering returning...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: Royal Payne MICHELLE Payne is destined for a date with the Queen. The Melbourne Cup-winning jockey will ride a star Italian horse at the famous Royal Ascot meeting in June before taking over its training for the Melbourne spring carnival. The horse, Kaspersky,...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: PIES MAY DUST OFF TAGGER COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley is weighing up whether the cost outweighs the benefits of tagging Dustin Martin at the MCG tomorrow night. The Richmond star played what many regard as his career-best game against Carlton last week, gathering 33...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: ANYTHING GOES FOR TOM
THERE’S a lot of envy when it comes to New England Patriots star Tom Brady. This week he felt like a game of golf, so he hooked up with 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth for a lazy 18 holes at Augusta National. Brady shared a picture (above) on...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: Roo must be joking EVERY now and then the pocket profile in the AFL Record delivers gold. It’s been a longstanding tradition to have a player answer a series of basic questions, but often there is a surprise or two buried away. North Melbourne youngster Kayne Turner...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: RICHO SWERVES GAFFE
RICHMOND champion Matthew Richardson avoided a “Warren Beatty” moment at the W Awards last night On stage announcing the Goal of the Year, Richardson referred to this year’s infamous Oscars debacle (pictured) where Beatty announced the wrong winner of...... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: THE WHISPER
WHICH AFL star was seen enthusiastically drowning his sorrows at the races after his side’s disappointing Round 1 loss?... Pubdate:

29/03/2017: SPORT: TIGHTEN UP COLLINGWOOD’S defensive vulnerability continues to sabotage Nathan Buckley’s grand plans in a hugely consequential season for his career. The Magpies beat up the best contested-ball and clearance team in the Western Bulldogs, and also smashed them in...... Pubdate:








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