The ANZ Bank will cut up to 800 jobs before the end of the year following an announcement to staff.
Reni Maitua's chances of playing in the NRL next season have improved dramatically after a deregistration threat was seemingly lifted.
Four Victorian primary school students, aged just six, have been suspended for attacking an older boy.
Cronulla's fallen star Greg Bird will have to wait to learn if he has any future at the NRL club after the Sharks board decided to continue their deliberations on his future beyond Thursday night.
Nicole Kidman has suffered another personal attack with a prominent Los Angeles Times columnist declaring the Oscar winner is not a "movie star".
Matt Dunning snapped an Achilles tendon and Sekope Kepu tore a pectoral muscle as the Wallabies scored a torrid win over the Barbarians in their spring tour-ending rugby match at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.
A baggy green cap warn by legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman is expected to fetch more than $A1 ($NZ1.23) million at an auction of cricket memorabilia later this month.
Former Kangaroos backrower Reni Maitua is poised to become the NRL's latest serial offender to trade his wares overseas after being sacked by the Bulldogs.
When Robert Allenby was a child who desperately wanted to play golf, his mother Sylvia encouraged him to follow his dreams.
Angry parents have beaten up Santa and three of his elves after taking their children to visit a "rip-off'' Christmas grotto in England.
Teachers have been advised that marking students' work in red pen could harm their mental health.
Mal Meninga would be able to handle both the Maroons and Kangaroos reins if the national coaching job became available, Queensland Rugby League chairman John McDonald said.
Police are on the lookout for two bad Santas who held up a Townsville bowls club at knifepoint.
Three former members of the Exclusive Brethren have asked a judge to order the arrest of the sect's leader Bruce Hales and other sect members in New Zealand and Australia.
Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue and UK supergroup Coldplay have been making music together for a new online magazine which supports HIV/Aids projects in Africa.
He says he doesn't know too much about his squad yet, but new St George Illawarra coach Wayne Bennett can promise fans one thing in the 2009 NRL season.
Director Baz Luhrmann promised filmgoers a "banquet" of romance, action, drama and comedy in his new epic Australia, but it has left many United States critics gagging.
Travellers to Africa are turning to voodoo to overcome problems with health and more besides. Chris Pritchard reports.
Britain is shrugging off its prudish image after a study found its citizens to be the most promiscuous of any large western industrial nation, while Australians ranked fifth.
Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has criticised England's decision to abandon their tour of India due to security fears.