SBS takes over World Cup Coverage for 48 hours

SBS is set to show all World Cup matches for the next 48 hours as the besieged Optus Sport tries to fix the streaming issues that have plagued the nation’s football fans. The station tonight announced it would step in and show all matches following discussions with Optus – which has faced a fierce backlash from fans struggling to access ...

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Hundreds pay tribute to Eurydice Dixon in candlelight vigil in Hyde Park

More than 300 people converged on Hyde Park tonight as part of vigils being held across Australia in honour of 22-year-old murder victim Eurydice Dixon. Comedian Ms Dixon was raped and murdered less than a kilometre from her home in Melbourne’s Princes Park – in a crime that shocked the nation. Vigils were today held in multiple cities across the ...

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Richie Porte on track for Tour de France after Switzerland win

Cycling Tasmanian cyclist claims biggest title of his career with victory in the Tour de Suisse <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Richie Porte crosses the finish line of the final stage, a 34.1km time trial, in the Tour de Suisse. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA Richie Porte feels on track to make amends for last year’s Tour de France crash nightmare ...

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Turnbull tells Optus to raise its game after fans rage at World Cup coverage

Australia sport Buffering and feed disruptions marred the telco’s streaming of the opening matches from Russia over the weekend <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Optus boasted exclusive coverage of the World Cup clash between Egypt v Uruguay but many viewers had difficulties watching the match. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Malcolm Turnbull has told Optus boss Allen Lew he must ...

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Channel Nine left with no summer sport after pulling out of tennis talks

Australian Open Nine Network lost cricket rights to Seven and Fox Sports earlier this year <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The collapse in Australian Open talks comes after Nine earlier lost cricket rights to Seven and Fox Sports. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images Channel Nine is facing a summer without sport after the free-to-air network pulled out of negotiations with ...

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Not mincing words: Nationals denounce vegetarian product in meat aisle

Vegetarian food and drink Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton chides MPs for overreacting to 100% plant-based mince <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Australian MPs from the National and Labor party have said that the idea of vegetarian products being sold as mince in the meat aisle is concerning. Photograph: Alamy Leading nutritionist Rosemary Stanton has chided Nationals MPs for “overreacting” to ...

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Wayne Swan outpolls Mark Butler to be elected Labor national president

Labor party The former treasurer ran on a progressive platform despite being a member of the party’s right faction <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Wayne Swan: Labor’s success ‘won’t be determined by tinkering with internal processes or by the outcome of votes over single issues at national conference’ Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP The former deputy prime minister and treasurer Wayne ...

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Man who implanted Opal travel card chip has conviction overturned

New South Wales Sydney biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow was convicted for fare evasion but argued card was in his hand <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow: I’ve ‘won the moral victory’ over the Opal card. Photograph: Peter Rae/AAP The Sydney biohacker who fell foul of the law when he implanted a NSW travel card ...

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Scientists scramble to stop bananas being killed off

Natural resources and development British firm races to produce bananas resistant to fungus sweeping global plantations <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Banana plantations in Australia, south-east Asia, Africa and the Middle East have been ravaged by the ‘fusarium wilt’ fungus – and Latin America could be next. Photograph: Jacek Sopotnicki/REX/Shutterstock A British company has joined the race to develop ...

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