Government whip’s insensitive tweets about ebola in Oz

PROVOCATIVE Liberal MP Peter Phelps thinks Ebola is a bit of a joke, especially up in Queensland. So say his tweets anyway. [Read entire story]

Savvy Aussies slash debts, save cash

IT’S not all doom and gloom — more Australians are are cutting down debts and saving money as they optimise low interest rates, a new report has found. [Read entire story]

Labor gets on board the boats turnback

LABOR has been forced into a backdown on asylum seekers as it finally ­accepts that the Abbott ­government has succeeded in stopping the boats. [Read entire story]

Reeva planned to leave Oscar, says mother

There is 'no doubt' that Reeva Steenkamp planned to leave Oscar Pistorius the day he killed her, says her mother June. [Read entire story]

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Western blocs ‘win Ukraine poll’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine crisis: Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'BBC NewsPro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls [Read entire story]

Labor set for Vic election win: poll – The Australian

Herald SunLabor set for Vic election win: pollThe AustralianOPPOSITION Leader Daniel Andrews looks destined to be Victoria's next premier, according to the latest opinion poll. A HERALD Sun/Galaxy opinion poll shows [Read entire story]

Storms cause havoc in Melbourne – Sky News Australia

Storms cause havoc in MelbourneSky News AustraliaMelbourne has been struck by severe thunderstorms with trains suffering power outages and transport delays. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued gale warnings for Victoria [Read entire story]

Abbott puts GST hike on the table – The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewAbbott puts GST hike on the tableThe Australian Financial ReviewTony Abbott . . . 'It needs to resemble the kind of measured debate that we can have over national security or about [Read entire story]

Sydney’s scorcher set to continue

Temperatures forecast to surge upwards of 31 degrees on Monday, and the hot days are here to stay. [Read entire story]

Missing schoolgirl Michelle Levy, 11, captured on CCTV at Bondi Junction – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldMissing schoolgirl Michelle Levy, 11, captured on CCTV at Bondi JunctionSydney Morning HeraldMissing 11-year-old schoolgirl Michelle Levy was captured on CCTV footage walking in Bondi Junction on [Read entire story]

Search for missing Michelle

Up to a thousand members of the local community search for girl, 11, who is 'gentle as a butterfly'. [Read entire story]

Britain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last US Marines hand over base – Reuters

ReutersBritain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last US Marines hand over baseReutersCAMP LEATHERNECK Afghanistan (Reuters) - British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines [Read entire story]

Negative result after patient at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital tested for … – Courier Mail

Courier MailNegative result after patient at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital tested for ...Courier MailAN 18-year-old woman quarantined in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with a fever has tested [Read entire story]

Melbourne woman Kylie Bretag detained in Mexico – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldMelbourne woman Kylie Bretag detained in MexicoSydney Morning HeraldA Melbourne woman has been detained in Mexico for almost a week after she was locked up for travelling without a visa. Friends and [Read entire story]

Search for Hannah ends in grief

Hopes for college student missing since September dashed after remains found. [Read entire story]

Slain Australian Robert Ellis’s wife not kept in penury, insists friend – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldSlain Australian Robert Ellis's wife not kept in penury, insists friendSydney Morning HeraldLast Friday, murdered Australian expatriate Bob Ellis was supposed to be on a plane with the senior [Read entire story]

Plan to cap housing extensions

Fears sales prices will be slashed on the controversial sell-off of former public housing properties. [Read entire story]

MP’s killer makes High Court appeal

Jailed for life, the man behind Australia's first political assassination may have his sentence quashed. [Read entire story]

‘Corey Worthington on steroids’

It’s the app nicknamed ‘Tinder for parties’ and it has parents and police worried. [Read entire story]

Pistorius paid a cheap price for taking a life – gulfnews.com

Pistorius paid a cheap price for taking a lifegulfnews.comWith regards to the recent news of Oscar Pistorius conviction of five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, it is utterly shocking to notice the [Read entire story]

Treasure trove of pre-loved instruments at Garage Sale

Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at today’s nationwide Garage Sale Trail event. Josh, a highly acclaimed [Read entire story]

Is this the state’s best pub grub?

An inner west watering hole has just been named as the state’s best pub food outlet for the third year running. [Read entire story]

Family snaps up Emu Plains house for $1.7 million

IT is set on 1844sq m, has a resort-style pool, entertainment areas, soaring ceilings and a designer kitchen. This Emu Plains house with waterfront views of the Nepean River has sold for $1.7 million. [Read entire story]

Man tries to grab boy at school

Police are searching for a man who tried to grab a 12-year-old boy through the fence of his school in Auburn on Thursday. [Read entire story]

Youngster ready to tackle NSW Premiers Spelling Bee

PINT-SIZED Rayan Haque, of Macquarie Fields Public School, is ready to put his word power to the test in the Premiers Spelling Bee. [Read entire story]

Golf day a swinging success

Fairfield Advance: The first Survivors and Mates Support Network Golf Day Challenge has raised over $16,000 for charity. [Read entire story]

Workers revolt: Riot Day at Parramatta Female Factory

As the debate about the future of the convict-era Parramatta Female Factory heats up, Riot Day commemorates the first workers uprising in Australia. [Read entire story]

Hear alternative voices and be heard on harbour renewal

Community members are encouraged to join local and international urban planning experts to examine the future redevelopment of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, covering Glebe Island, White Bay, Rozelle Bay, Blackwattle Bay [Read entire story]

Granville commuters back in the slow lane

Granville commuters are getting stuck on slow, crowded trains after Western Line peak hour services were slashed, the NSW Opposition says. [Read entire story]

Sydney Festival to light up Parramatta

From a Fire Garden in Centenary Square to a Johnny Cash tribute in the old prison, Paramatta is set to be the heart and soul of Sydney Festival this year. [Read entire story]

Support for Hills own football comp

THE  dream for a football association in the Hills Shire is moving closer to reality. [Read entire story]

Green thumbs up for Meyers’ lovely gardens in Riverstone

RIVERSTONE’S Caroline Meyer has taken out the Champion Garden of the Year Award in the annual Blacktown competition, having also cleaned up the Best Front Garden and Best Backyard Garden titles. [Read entire story]

Western Sydney youths tune into art

Penrith’s art programs have won a slice of the $30 million offered by the Crown Resorts Foundation to western Sydney. [Read entire story]

North Sydney CBD to be revitalised under plans

NORTH Sydney is being pinpointed as the next growth corridor on the lower north shore by experts. [Read entire story]