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DAILY TELEGRAPH MARCH 20, 2024. Young athletes from left James Mikan, U13s National Record Holder, Caitlin Probets  ALAC NSW Captain 2023 and National Champion for 80m Hurdles and Alexander Evans, MultiClass (wheelchair), National Champion 100m, 200m and State Medallist in Discus, at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Track. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Podium payday for Olympic gold

The Olympics has long been considered an amateur competition, where even pro-athletes do not get paid, but a new move from World Athletics could change that level playing field forever

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Ruby McLellan, pictured in 2024, is an 8-year-old property investor. Her dad Cam, pictured, helped set up a trust that allows her to purchase homes. Source: Supplied. NSW real estate.

Eight-year-old Aussie buys home

Meet Ruby McLellan, Australia’s pint-sized property investor, who along with her brother and sister turned pocket money into a house deposit – how did she do it?

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Mark Knight cartoon on new naval deal

Navy flying high after dizzying win

Cartoonist Mark Knight says Royal Australian Navy’s heart will go on after big spending promises from the Albanese Government bring the prospect of better defence capacity and brand new toys

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James Magnussen of Australia after swimming in the Mens 50m Freestyle Final on day six of swimming competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

James Magnussen signs up for Enhanced Games

James Magnussen is the first high-profile Australian athlete to accept an invitation to the ‘Enhanced Games’, an event designed to test performance enhancing drugs and help billionaires fight ageing

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Mark Knight for Herald Sun, December 14

No Christmas cheer for taxpayers

Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, but as cartoonist Mark Knight points out in his satirical depiction of the federal treasurer, the government seems to have other ideas

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Heave ho for ‘Holy Grail’ shipwreck

A shipwreck with the largest amount of treasure ever lost at sea will soon be dragged up to the surface after sitting at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea for the last three centuries

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Mark Knight Cartoon Tuesday 7th November 2023

The rate rise that stopped a nation

The Melbourne Cup is famed as ‘the race that stops a nation’ but this year’s capacity crowd at Flemington could barely be heard above the inflation dragon’s roar in Mark Knight’s cartoon

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Mass Optus outage affects millions

Schools, hospitals, transport and banks were affected when a nationwide Optus outage left over 10 million Australians without phone and internet access – KEY IMPACTS EXPLAINED

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VEGEMITE celebrating 100 years will launch the highly anticipated “Happy Little Vegemites Remake” ad. Vegemite kid Ava 10 is one of the kids who feature in the new ad.     Picture: David Caird

Happy 100th Birthday, Vegemite!

Happy little Vegemites have extra spring while they spread as Australia’s unofficial national spread clocks a century, with fans including retired tennis ace and new mum Ash Barty

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mark Knight cartoon on Alan Joyce leaving Qantas with millions of dollars

Spirit of Australia takes a nosedive

Departing Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has been centrestage for all the wrong reasons as his whopping great payout prompts Mark Knight’s rethink of ad featuring Peter Allen’s beloved Aussie anthem

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(ILLUSTRATION) This photo illustration created in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2023, shows the mugshot of former US President Donald Trump next to a website called Trump Save America JFC, a joint fundraising committee on behalf of Donald J. Trump for President 2024, which is selling merchandise bearing his mugshot. For most people, a police mug shot would be a badge of dishonor they would do anything to erase. For Donald Trump, it's a branding opportunity and political weapon. The scowling, vengeful stare captured at a Georgia jail on August 24, 2023, after Trump was booked on racketeering and conspiracy charges has quickly become his 2024 campaign symbol. T-shirts, mugs, stickers and beverage coolers bearing the first mug shot of a serving or former US president were put out by his team within hours of the photo's release. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP)

Trump’s mugshot makes millions

The arrest photo from Donald Trump’s booking at a US jail has made more than $11 million after merchandise was sold featuring the mugshot alongside slogans of support for the former president

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Mark Knight cartoon on lack of funding for women's sport

Matildas’ home goals biggest wins

Mark Knight’s cartoon suggests that the game-changing success of the Matildas’ World Cup wasn’t reaching the semi-finals for the first time, it was forever shifting the goalposts for women’s sports

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Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, August 14, 2023

It’s no holiday for small biz ‘bums’

When Prime Minister Albanese suggested a public holiday if the Matildas won the World Cup, Aussies rejoiced but small business owners despaired in a 40 year old replay of America’s Cup quote