Top News Road toll climbs higher after crash in country Victoria 2017-02-24T12:12:21.000000Z A crash between a car and a small truck in country Victoria has claimed the life of a man, pushing the Victorian road toll to 32 so far this year. Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke intervenes to stop deportation of Sydney girl with autism 2017-02-24T12:08:34.000000Z A teenage girl with autism facing deportation after eight years living in Australia has been granted permanent residency, following an eleventh-hour intervention by the Assistant Immigration Minister. To move ahead, it’s time for Essendon to stop looking back 2017-02-24T12:07:05.000000Z If there has been a recurring theme in the fallout from Australian football's blackest scandal it has been the failure by the key players behind its inception to read the play. Sydney back to winning ways as Bobo double helps sink 10-man City 2017-02-24T12:06:33.000000Z When you fall off a horse the best way to regain confidence is to get straight back on. Sekope Kepu relishing front-row battle with old teammate Tatafu Polota-Nau 2017-02-24T12:04:42.000000Z Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu says he can't wait to pack down against former teammate Tatafu Polota-Nau on Saturday but has warned the Western Force's new recruit they won't be mates when they get onto the turf of Allianz Stadium in the opening round of Super Rugby. Queensland Reds survive roller-coaster night to eclipse Sharks in opener 2017-02-24T11:59:44.000000Z A new-look Reds side took plenty of time to click while Pat Lambie missed the kick that counted as Queensland started their Super Rugby season with a narrow victory in Brisbane. Australia v India Test series 2017: Wonder spell from Steve O'Keefe hits hosts for six 2017-02-24T11:46:46.000000Z Australia have a priceless opportunity to post a rare Test victory in India after Steve O'Keefe made spin great Shane Warne eat his words by producing a stunning career-best performance to turn the series opener on its head. You've read about his rescue, now meet Lochie, and his loving new owners 2017-02-24T11:44:20.000000Z His neglect sparked outrage; his rescue, wonder. Now meet Lochie, Canberra's transformed dog. Labor and LNP heartland merge in western Brisbane 2017-02-24T11:41:01.000000Z Labor and Liberal National heartlands have merged in one of the more intriguing electoral redistributions ahead of the next Queensland state election. Queensland inches closer to $5 billion new Army contract 2017-02-24T11:38:49.000000Z Queensland is inching slowly closer to winning a $5 billion Australian Army contract to build up to 10,000 new-generation army vehicles.