Lisa Wilkinson: TV star in hiding after Logies speech storm, takes leave from The Project

Lisa Wilkinson is taking a break from her hosting duties on The Project as the fallout from her Logies speech takes its toll. Sources said the TV star would not return to the show until “mid-July at the earliest”. The sources said her “minimum three-week break” from the program was largely because of the toll … Read more

Canberra Club funding | Geelong Advertiser

The Canberra Racing Club are staunchly defending funding from the ACT government amid calls from the ACT Greens to pull support of the industry. The Canberra Racing Club has issued a stern defence of racing in the nation’s capital following pleas from the ACT Greens to remove government funding for the industry. The calls come … Read more

NASA launches first rocket from Australian space center

The rocket blasted off at just past midnight local time Monday from the Arnhem Space Center on the Dhupuma Plateau, near the township of Nhulunbuy, according to Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA), the developer, owner and operator of the center. The rocket is expected to travel more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) into space on its … Read more

Naked and drunk university students attacked during hazing ritual

A group of naked and drunk university students were left bloody after they were attacked and held hostage during a hazing ritual in Wagga Wagga. A NSW District Court heard five university students had participated in the ‘Mott Walk’, a Charles Sturt University hazing ritual in which students are fed alcohol for hours before being … Read more

Server Didn’t Know She Seated Katy Perry – And Left Work With A ‘Generous’ Tip

Pop singer Katy Perry left a “generous” tip for her server despite making her wait for a table at a cafe on Saturday. Indianna Paull, a server at a Port Douglas, Australia, cafe, told Australian morning show “Sunrise” that she encountered Perry – wearing sunglasses and a hat – when she asked for a table … Read more

Curators apologize for antisemitic work at German art show

BERLIN (AP) – The curators of a major art show in Germany have apologized for including a work featuring antisemitic elements that prompted an outcry at the event’s opening this week. Organizers of the documenta fifteen show in Kassel ordered the banner by Indonesian collective Taring Padi, titled “People’s Justice,” to be taken down Tuesday … Read more

Lisa Wilkinson: Network threatens legal action in defense of star in wake of Brittany Higgins Logies speech

She’s been smashed from head to toe over her infamous Logies speech but Lisa Wilkinson does have one ally. Network 10 has hit back at “unfair” criticism of its TV star and threatened legal action on her behalf. “Recent reporting on Lisa Wilkinson by some media organizations has been inaccurate and unfair,” it said in … Read more

Chinese ambassador Xiao Qian interrupted by multiple protesters during speech at UTS

Protesters have caused multiple disruptions during an address in Sydney from China’s ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian. Key points: The ambassador was speaking at UTS about bilateral relations Protesters interjected with concerns about Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong The ambassador’s speech was seen as an attempt to thaw frosty relations between Australia and China The ambassador, appointed earlier this year, … Read more

Lisa Wilkinson: The Project co-host faces call for sacking after Logies speech

Hundreds of Australians are calling for The Project co-host Lisa Wilkinson to be sacked after her Logies speech debacle cause a rape trial to be delayed. Wilkinson has been under heavy fire, after her speech at Sunday night’s awards ceremony caused the trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins, to be … Read more