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.
Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese's home isolation is set to end as he recovers from COVID-19.
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.
A Tasmanian man has been charged with animal cruelty after a video of a sheep allegedly being shorn with a chainsaw was shared on the internet.
About 420 public school teachers have been stood down for breaching Victoria's COVID-19 vaccination rules.
The prime minister is under pressure to acknowledge the rising cost of living under his government rather than blame international factors.
Some 98 per cent of rental properties across the country are too expensive for workers on the minimum wage.
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.
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.
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.