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United win big to open NBL play-offs

The old sporting adage 'defence wins championships' rang true for NBL champions Melbourne United after they outmuscled the Tasmania JackJumpers to open their play-off campaign with an impressive 74-63 victory.

Tas car rally future uncertain after death

Organisers of Targa Tasmania have indicated it is too soon to consider the future of the tarmac car rally after a deadly crash, the event's fourth fatality in two years.

Labor unveil budget plan, PM touts regions

Scott Morrison has made a targeted economic pitch to regional and rural voters, while Labor has claimed working families would be better off under its budget plan.

Imminent rate hike tipped as CPI spikes

Financial markets are braced for an interest rate rise when the Reserve Bank of Australia board meets next week after annual inflation saw its biggest jump in more than two decades.

Struggling Titans make NRL spine changes

Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has lost patience with his under-performing spine, taking AJ Brimson out of the halves and moving him back to fullback to face Penrith.