Top Stories – Tuesday 3 November, 2015

2014-Melbourne-CupYour ultimate guide to the 2015 Melbourne Cup

This year’s ‘race that stops a nation’ is being touted as one of the best fields ever assembled. Here’s all you need to know. Read more.


manchester united wayne rooneyFoxtel ‘clearly under threat’ as Optus scores major win

Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV operator suffers ‘major blow’ with the loss of the English Premier League, the latest assault on its sports stronghold. Read more.


Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull about to start taxing the friendship

The immensely popular new PM looks set to spend some of his political capital by increasing the GST. It could cost him. Read more.


VW logoIf you own a VW or Audi, you could be in for a big pay day

With the legal wheels now in motion, it could be a matter of time before the German manufacturers are forced to cough up cash to unhappy buyers. Read more.


AAPTurnbull dumps knights and dames, labels Abbott ‘out of touch’

Abbott’s old-style honours were ‘anachronistic’ and ‘did not reflect modern Australia,’ says PM while dismissing the system. Read more.


ShutterstockThe real-life tale of Australia’s crisis among older workers

Shocking tales of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and poverty in older people who have lost their jobs prompts calls for a rethink of the policy designed to help them. Read more.


Dr Salvatore CerchioScientists stunned as video emerges of super-rare Omura’s whale

This rare sea creature was only discovered 10 years ago and now it has been seen in the wild for the first time. Read more.


In 'Truth', Cate Blanchett (left) stars alongside Robert Redford as Mary Mapes (right), the American producer of '60 Minutes'.Hollywood vs reality: how the actors compare to the real people

Welcome to 2015, the year of the biopic. See how similar the Hollywood stars are to the real people they’re playing. Read more.


Malcolm Turnbull can't put a foot wrong.Coalition continues to extend lead in latest poll

Support for the Turnbull government continues to soar, while Labor languishes and the Greens’ record-high result takes a hit. Read more.

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