Top stories – Wednesday 9 March, 2016



How Turnbull could win an early election but lose control of his party

Exclusive analysis by The New Daily shows the PM could win the election only to find himself under siege from Abbott loyalists. Read more


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Apple users exposed for the first time to ransomware hack attacks

It seems Macs aren’t as unhackable as some believed. This is how thieves are taking control of computers and making the user pay. Read more


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Why Maria Sharapova’s confession should be no surprise to anyone

She’s the latest in a long list of tennis royalty to test positive to drugs. And she’s not the only star to be busted for using meldonium. Read more



Here’s how much money your friends are making from the technology boom

Salaries in this sector are growing much faster than the rest of the economy. And the industry is crying out for more plugged-in workers. Read more


PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 19: In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is reflected in the eye of a woman on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Everything that’s coming to Presto, Stan and Netflix this month

March is set to be a bumper month for entertainment. Here are the best films and TV series that will have you binge-streaming. Read more


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Immigration chief furiously defends detention centres, slams critics

They’ve been described as ‘gulags’, ‘places of torture’ and their conditions compared with Nazi Germany. Here’s the boss’s comeback. Read more


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These are the jobs that could be taken by robots in the next 30 years

It’s a ‘confronting’ truth some of us don’t want to accept, but many of our jobs will soon be lost to machines. These will be the first to go. Read more


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Seven things we know to be true about Game of Thrones season six

While we can’t figure out if Jon Snow is dead or alive, we do know a few juicy details about the show’s other characters. Read more


Legendary Daddy Cool guitarist Ross Hannaford ‘a musical genius’

The man known simply as ‘Hanna’ dies after a battle with cancer, just months after releasing his latest solo album. Read more


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Sports reporter awarded $74 million over explicit hotel video leak

A US court has awarded a whopping damage payout to this aggrieved woman. But there’s no way that would ever happen in Australia. Read more

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