Top stories – Friday 8 April 2016

turnbull-edm_360Pressure on ex-banker Turnbull to call royal commission into the banks

The government has ruled out a royal commission on the banking centre. Many of our top economists say that’s the soft option. Read more

footy-show-edm_360-1Sam Newman’s snide welcome to The Footy Show’s first female host

Rebecca Maddern is a highly accomplished, award-winning journalist. So the 70-year-old decided he’d try to take her down a peg. Read more

whyalla-edm_360Whyalla Wipeout: fears once-proud ‘Steel City’ will become ghost town

Residents of the South Australian town say any intervention to save the steelworks is too little, too late, with 1600 jobs on the line. Read more

EDM-RussianAustralian socialite ‘violated’ and extorted by foreign hackers

Instagram queen Rozalia Russian was forced to pay a ransom to retrieve her hacked account – here’s how you can avoid it. Read more

measles-edmDoctors issue warning to anti-vaxxers after Measles outbreak detected

The World Health Organisation declared Australia free of the highly contagious virus in 2014. This discovery could change that. Read more


60 Minutes crew detained in Lebanon after ‘filming child snatchers’

Veteran reporter Tara Brown and three of her crew languish in a police station in Beirut, caught in the middle of a bitter dispute. Read more


weightloss-edmRevealed: two simple ways to lose weight without breaking a sweat

Feel you should be exercising more but can’t find the time? Scientists used 69,000 people in 64 countries to come up with an answer. Read more


The best Panama Papers cartoons from around the world

The world’s artists are having a field day with the Panama Papers financial scandal. And Vladimir Putin is one of their main targets. Read more

These are the designer dog breeds you should be wary of buying

People are looking for these ‘fashionable’ pooches in large numbers. They’re perpetuating problems few know about. Read more

afl-edmMatthew Suckling: ‘I’m nervous and expecting plenty of boos’

The new Bulldog writes exclusively for The New Daily, revealing how tough it was to leave Hawthorn ahead of Sunday’s AFL blockbuster. Read more

boston movie edm‘Too soon’: Hollywood risks it with movie about Boston bombings

A teen heart-throb is putting his squeaky clean image on the line to play a terrorist in Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming film. Read more

pickering-edm_360Charlie Pickering vents spleen at Waleed Aly nomination

Star has a few choice words for the man who inherited his job at The Project: ‘If anyone should be angry about this, it should be me.’ Read more

day10Jason Day says he would ‘die a happy man’ if he could win the Masters

He enters the contest as World No.1 and favourite. But he has a few rivals to worry about, including another resurgent Aussie. Read more

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