SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JULY 07: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren talks in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 07, 2022 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo seeking $21 million payout for McLaren sacking, Oscar Piastri, Alpine, 2023 grid, latest, updates

Daniel Ricciardo is reportedly seeking a whopping eight-figure payout to walk away from his contract with McLaren. The 33-year-old veteran has become embroiled in F1’s mid-year silly season following reports that he is being replaced by fellow Australian Oscar Piastri at McLaren in 2023. Watch Every Practice, Qualifying & Race of the 2022 FIA Formula …

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New Balance sneakers are good now, experts say

New Balance sneakers are good now, experts say

Major athletic footwear brand Reebok is carving out its share of sales by focusing on all-white styles. “Across Australia and New Zealand we’re seeing an overwhelming desire for clean, stripped-back silhouettes with authentic tie-backs to brand heritage,” says Ash Sampson, brand director for Reebok Pacific. Paparazzo photographs of Euphoria Actor Sydney Sweeney, supermodel Gigi Hadid, …

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CBA increases profit to $9.7 billion, says most customers can cope with rising interest rates

CBA increases profit to $9.7 billion, says most customers can cope with rising interest rates

The Commonwealth Bank has announced a 9 per cent increase in profits, despite a fall in its margins. Key points: CBA has posted a statutory net profit of $9.7 billion The bank will pay a final dividend of $2.10, fully franked CBA says most of its customers are well placed to afford interest rates, but …

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Alabama boy, 12, 'unintentionally' shot and killed mother, Ayobiyi Cook, police say

Alabama boy, 12, ‘unintentionally’ shot and killed mother, Ayobiyi Cook, police say

Comment on this story Comment A 12-year-old Alabama boy “unintentionally” shot and killed his mother over the weekend in their home after initially making up a story about how she died, according to authorities. The child, who has not been publicly identified, discharged a firearm early Saturday morning, killing his mother, 29-year-old Ayobiyai Cook, in …

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Major changes are coming to WhatsApp.  Here's what you need to know

Major changes are coming to WhatsApp. Here’s what you need to know

WhatsApp announced several new privacy updates on Tuesday, including the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing. The platform will soon allow people to control who can see when they’re online, prevent others from taking screenshots of certain messages, and leave groups without notifying all channels. WhatsApp has more than two …

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Australian legend Lauren Jackson will play for Opals at the World Cup after retiring in 2016

Australian legend Lauren Jackson will play for Opals at the World Cup after retiring in 2016

The remarkable comeback story of basketball champion Lauren Jackson has continued, with the 41-year-old included in Australia’s 12-strong Opals team for this year’s FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup nine years after she retired. An emotional Jackson, who retired in 2016 through a chronic injury after a Hall of Fame career in Australia and the US, …

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Olivia Newton-John's family indicates he would accept a state funeral for Grease star

Olivia Newton-John’s family indicates he would accept a state funeral for Grease star

The family of Australian icon Olivia Newton-John is still in talks with the Victorian government about how the state will honor the late singer. Key points: Newton-John died on Monday at her ranch in southern California Messages posted to her official social media accounts said the 73-year-old “passed away peacefully” surrounded by friends and family …

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Cairns youth crime punishment warning as city endures record spate of car thefts

Cairns youth crime punishment warning as city endures record spate of car thefts

Amy Grant couldn’t stop worrying about the worst-case scenario as she drove around Cairns looking for her family’s stolen 4WD. Key points: Cairns has eclipsed its yearly record of 782 stolen cars set in 2021 Police have urged people to ensure their keys are hidden, even at home A new trial program is aimed at …

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