Top Stories – Monday 29 February, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull

While Abbott fights for his legacy, the PM turns to a party elder for tax tips

Playing catch-up politics on tax reform, Turnbull asks for a former Prime Minister’s views on crafting a voter-friendly package. Read more


Gold Coast Sixes

‘Cheap, degrading’ ads for cricket tournament spark sexism furore

Cricket event slammed as ‘sexist’ for paying models to entertain players at social events and using bikini-clad women in ads. Read more


harry potter

Stop! Don’t bin your old Harry Potter books. They could be worth $77,000

You loved reading them all those years ago. Now certain editions of those dog-eared favourites could make you thousands. Read more


Gender pay gapCrisis looms for women if super system fails to address savings gap

As political debate rages around super, women are still being left on the financial sidelines. The figures are damning. Read more


Photo: Sotheby's

Star director Baz Luhrmann sells Sydney mansion for mega-millions

Doomsayers proven wrong again as property market stays buoyant. Plus, take a peek inside the lavish home of a local film great. Read more



Couple wins $43 million. What they did next surprised everyone

Rarely seen by neighbours, this elderly couple didn’t want fabulous riches to change their lives, so they shared the wealth … all of it. Read more


Warner Bros

Mad Max daredevils say ‘we deserve Oscars’ for risking everything

The performers whose dramatic feats thrill cinema audiences say it’s time for the Academy to acknowledge them. Read more



The most arrogant man in sport savages teammates after shock loss

Cristiano Ronaldo is sick of losing and tired of the media attacks. It’s not his fault, he says, naming those who are ‘not at his level’. Read more


Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson launches tirade but brands total stranger ‘scum’

Actress’s gung-ho approach to holding the media to account comes back to bite her after directing abuse at the wrong person. Read more



Would you take a pay cut to work at home? Millions say: ‘Yes I would’

More than half of all office workers would take a pay cut to work at home. We speak to those who’ve swapped business for casual. Read more

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