Topping up Opal cards will be easy, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says

The Transport Minister has responded to criticism that Opal cards will be difficult to buy and top up when station kiosks close. [Read entire story]

Movieland 68: Snowpiercer Meets Hercules!

CJ Johnson reviews Snowpiercer and Hercules. [Read entire story]

Marrickville Post Cafe damaged in second suspected arson attack in a year

A cafe in Sydney's inner west has been targeted in the second suspected arson attack in a year. [Read entire story]

Orica fined $768,000 over chemical spills and safety breaches in NSW

The chemical company Orica has been fined $768,000 over a series of chemical spills and safety breaches at two of its sites in New South Wales. [Read entire story]

Kate McClymont

Investigative journalist Kate McClymont has spent years reporting on the affairs of powerful NSW public figure, Eddie Obeid. [Read entire story]

Barnaby ‘bulldozer’ Joyce on the future of agriculture

Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce was typically blunt about some sensitive issues in an address to the NSW Farm Writers gathering in Sydney. [Read entire story]

Promise check: $405 million to get the “missing motorway link” in Sydney’s north underway

Liberal leader Tony Abbott said on that a Coalition government would "end the frustration of Central Coast motorists and get the missing F3 to M2 link underway". [Read entire story]

Promise check: $1.5 billion for Sydney’s WestConnex

Commonwealth funding for Sydney's WestConnex road project has been a central tenet of the Liberal party's policy platform for some time. [Read entire story]

Sydney and Melbourne going green despite uncertainty over future of Renewable Energy Target

Australia's biggest cities are setting ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions despite signs the Federal Government will wind back the Renewable Energy Target. [Read entire story]

ANZ hoaxer Jonathan Moylan says sorry for ‘unintended consequences’ of fake press release

An environmental activist who received a suspended sentence for sending out a fake press release that prompted Whitehaven Coal's share price to crash has said he is sorry and accepts the court's decision. In January last [Read entire story]

ANZ hoaxer Jonathan Moylan avoids jail over fake press release

An environmental campaigner who distributed a fake press release that caused a coal company's share price to crash has avoided jail. Jonathan Moylan received a 20-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to [Read entire story]

Sydney needs more inner-city homes: developer

Sydney needs to provide more homes close to the CBD if it wants to reach its potential as a global city, a major property developer has warned. [Read entire story]

Cascade Coal launches High Court bid to regain licences cancelled after ICAC finding

A coal company that lost mining exploration licences after a corruption finding has launched legal action in the High Court to have the licences reinstated. [Read entire story]

Agribusiness eyes new container terminal at Port Botany

NSW Ports is exploring ways of increasing agricultural exports now that a third container terminal has been opened in Sydney. [Read entire story]

NSW Premier Mike Baird urged to help homebuyers as Sydney house prices rise 17pc in a year

Real estate agents have called on the New South Wales Government to do more to improve housing affordability. [Read entire story]

United States overtakes Japan as Australia’s largest beef market

The United States has overtaken Japan as Australia's single largest beef export market. [Read entire story]

Unions royal commission: Lis-Con manager Eoin O’Neill claims campaign of harassment by CFMEU

A major construction company has told the royal commission into trade unions that it was forced to shut up shop in Queensland after a campaign of union harassment. [Read entire story]

Murdoch urges Australia to take advantage of its ‘fortunate geography’

Media baron Rupert Murdoch has used a speech at a dinner to mark the 50th birthday of The Australian newspaper to urge Australia to take advantage of its proximity to the growth economies of Asia. The Prime Minister, [Read entire story]

Movieland 66: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

CJ reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. [Read entire story]

Malcolm Turnbull says ABC job cuts ‘regrettable’ amid union calls for voluntary redundancies

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says around 80 job cuts from the ABC's Australia Network are 'regrettable' amid unions calls for voluntary redundancies. [Read entire story]

Gavin Jones obituary: Respected Indigenous identity and Deadly Awards founder dies aged 47

The founder of the annual Deadly Awards showcasing the talents of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community has died unexpectedly. [Read entire story]

David Jones shareholders vote in favour of Woolworths takeover

Woolworths's David Jones takeover has cleared a major hurdle, as around 97 per cent of shares were voted in favour of the $2.2 billion offer from South Africa's Woolworths. Just over 51 per cent of the company's shares, [Read entire story]

Rod Stowe sacked as Fair Trading Commissioner, NSW Opposition demands explanation

The New South Wales Opposition says the Baird Government needs to explain why it has sacked the state's consumer watchdog boss. [Read entire story]

ANZ hoaxer Jonathan Moylan, who sent fake press release about Whitehaven Coal, unlikely to go to jail

An activist who distributed a fake press release that caused a coal company's share price to plummet is unlikely to be jailed after prosecutors decided not to request a custodial sentence. Jonathan Moylan appeared in the [Read entire story]

Train derails at North Melbourne en route to Sydney

A passenger train on its way to Sydney has derailed near North Melbourne station. [Read entire story]

Love a load of tripe and other offal bits

Sydney chef, Colin Fassnidge describes how his 'no waste' philosophy is derived from his mother's cooking in Ireland. But many of us have not had good childhood memories of tripe and other offal. Persuaded to give it [Read entire story]

‘Drunken’ passenger allegedly abuses crew and passengers, forces Virgin flight to turn back to Perth

A Virgin flight from Perth to Sydney was last night forced to turn back to Perth Airport after a man allegedly abused crew and fellow passengers during a drunken tirade. [Read entire story]

Graincorp buys stake in Egyptian flour mill

Australia's dominant east coast grain handler, GrainCorp, has purchased a 10 per cent stake in Egyptian flour miller Five Star Flour Mills. [Read entire story]

Movieland 65: The Disaster Artist

CJ chats with The Room's Greg Sestero about his book The Disaster Artist (just wait until you hear his Tommy Wiseau impression), then with Finnish movie star Laura Birn. [Read entire story]

Guardian services axed on Sydney trains, police take over patrols

Late night guardian trains have been cancelled on Sydney's rail network and replaced by needs-based police patrols on trains. [Read entire story]

3P shares off to disappointing start

EDUCATIONAL software company 3P Learning's shares have fallen 14 per cent after debuting on the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

NZ shares join regional sell-off

THE NZX 50 Index has dropped 0.8 per cent, following a rethink on how global monetary policy may impact on equities. [Read entire story]

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Wednesday [Read entire story]

Fewer Australians heading into bankruptcy

BANKRUPTCY in Australia has reached its lowest level in almost 10 years, with personal insolvency falling nine per cent in the June quarter [Read entire story]