A mass player shortage confronting the NSW Blues has been exacerbated by former Test seamer Trent Copeland succummbing to stress fractures of the back.
Police are negotiating with a suspected shooter at a property at Wedderburn, 75km north west of Bendigo.
Jennifer and Glenda Lloyd form one of just 31 same-sex couples who married before the ACT law was found to be inconsistent with the Commonwealth Marriage Act and was thrown out.
All nine judges for the 100 Women of Influence awards voted Elizabeth Broderick not only winner of the Diversity category but also 2014's overall winner.
Judges recognise Elizabeth Broderick's dedication to ensuring women have the opportunity to more flexibly balance paid work and unpaid caring.
The man found murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped in a Bali rice field with his throat slashed was trying to build a motel in Sanur and was experiencing serious cash flow problems, an Australian friend has said.
Complex and potentially worsening problems across the world, from terrorism to disease outbreaks and economic challenges, dominated phone talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday.
Mitchell Johnson was shaping as Australia's most dangerous weapon after the visitors became locked in a grim battle of attrition on Wednesday by a Pakistan batting line-up intent on keeping Michael Clarke's side in the desert heat for as long as possible.
Injured Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy will use the Super Rugby season to launch his bid for World Cup selection, admitting Australian rugby faces "a pretty strange time" after appointing its third coach in 15 months.
An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Sukhoi fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission.