Top Stories – Tuesday 5 January, 2016

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop meet with Minister for Small Business Kelly O√ïDwyer's daughter during the offical Swearing-in ceremony of the New Turnbull Ministry at Government House on September 21, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new look front bench on Sunday. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)The government doesn’t have a problem with women. It has a problem with sexism

ANALYSIS: Given the actions of Jamie Briggs and Peter Dutton, it’s time to finally recognise some Australian politicians have seriously outdated views on women. Read more.


Mel-Gayle‘Don’t blush baby’: Chris Gayle swings and misses

It was just another night at the Big Bash, until the West Indian batsman took a shine to presenter Mel McLaughlin. Read more.


Aussie shoppers can't get enough bargains.How Aldi is crushing its competitors – and why that could soon change

It’s official. Aussies are in love with Aldi. And it’s not worried by the newest discount grocery competitor looking for a slice of its profits. Read more.



Peter DuttonFifteen things you didn’t know about Immigration Minister Peter Dutton

What do Mariah Carey and Mr Dutton have in common? And why has no one ever called him a wimp? We reveal the answers. Read more.



Facebook‘Beautiful, brave young man’ taken too soon by alleged ‘coward punch’

Friends and family have paid tribute to 18-year-old rising water polo star Cole Miller, whose life was cruelly ended after an innocent night out with friends. Read more.


Dick Smith electronics is in a trading halt as it evaluates its financial options.Why Dick Smith stores ‘may never recover’ from their latest setback

The electronics retailer has ‘been in trouble for a very long time’. Experts say it could go from a household name to a distant memory. Read more.


Jarryd Hayne 49ers 6777924-3x2-940x627The biggest and best punt of Jarryd Hayne’s career so far

Despite being benched for most of the final game of the season, the NFL convert has done something incredible and courageous. Read more.



getty (modified)This is why Amaysim gobbling up Vaya is good news for your phone bill

The million-dollar merger is a ‘win’ even for Telstra and Optus customers, with one expert predicting it will break the 10GB barrier. Read more.

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