The Sydney Morning Herald Canberra development at record highs but so are the non-starts 2017-10-18T03:53:43.000000000+00:00 It takes a short drive around Canberra to recognise building approvals have soared. Richie Porte heads to Japan Cup for first race since breaking pelvis at Tour de France 2017-10-18T03:51:37.000000000+00:00 Australian star Richie Porte will return to cycling after his horrific Tour de France crash at this weekend's Japan Cup. Man rescued after being trapped down 15-metre pit on Cronulla building site 2017-10-18T03:49:02.000000000+00:00 A man is trapped in a pit 15 metres deep, after material collapsed on him at a construction site in Sydney's south. Former England opener Marcus Trescothick slams 'pathetic' David Warner comments 2017-10-18T03:44:10.000000000+00:00 Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has branded David Warner "pathetic", opining that the vice-captain risks distracting Australia if he is outspoken this summer. Public service needs 'permission culture': former secretary Martin Bowles 2017-10-18T03:39:24.000000000+00:00 After a move to the private sector, the former Health boss reflected on success and failure. AFL trades, day 10, live 2017-10-18T03:38:43.000000000+00:00 Will the Jake Stringer deal finally get done? Follow the latest news here. Perth teacher accused of sexual relations with two students 2017-10-18T03:35:53.000000000+00:00 A Perth high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two female students has remained silent to media outside court. ACT government refuses to back Turnbull energy plan until more detail is given 2017-10-18T03:34:56.000000000+00:00 The ACT's energy minister says the Turnbull government's new energy plan is "weak". Love Squared beer at Old Canberra Inn will support marriage equality 2017-10-18T03:33:59.000000000+00:00 Want to support marriage equality? There's a beer for that. Old office block gets new life as Perth's newest luxury hotel 2017-10-18T03:33:37.000000000+00:00 One of the greatest architectural challenges was to create a distinctive luxury space within the confines of what had been a 1970s office block converted to a hotel in the 1990s.