News National Top Stories – Saturday 12 March 2016

Top Stories – Saturday 12 March 2016

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Labor's negative gearing policy could cost significant votes. Photo: AAP
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GettyNational house prices are falling. The property boom could be over

Both apartment and house prices have taken a turn. Here’s why it’s happening and what prices are doing in your city. Read more

 

(L-R) Independent Senator David Leyonhjelm, Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir and Family First Party Senator Bob Day at a Senate Hearing into electoral reform at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVINGExplained: What the PM’s double dissolution threat actually means

Malcolm Turnbull has issued an ultimatum to the Senate: pass our bills or face the electorate. Here’s why that frightens them. Read more

 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 26: Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda's girlfriend Lara Alvarez looks on in the paddock during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)The glamorous women charming Formula One’s biggest names

With the Melbourne Grand Prix fast approaching, we shine the spotlight on the accomplished women the top drivers adore. Read more

 

alcatel onetouchAustralia’s third most popular phone gives us what Apple, Samsung won’t

New data reveals a whopping 69 per cent growth in three months for a surprising challenger you’ve probably never heard of. Read more

 

ellie carpenterThis 15-year-old girl could win a gold medal at the Rio Olympics

The youngest member of an Australian team destined for success tells The New Daily what she went through to get to the highest level. Read more

 

GettyA dangerous and organised old foe has joined with Islamic State

These ‘good administrators’ may have helped IS become the destructive force it is today. And it’s all because of a big American mistake. Read more

 

GettyWhat happened when Mitchell Johnson took on this amateur

A tail-ender in WA grade-cricket had the unenviable task of facing one of the most fearsome bowlers of all-time. Here’s how it unfolded. Read more

 

FILE -- Photo taken in Sept. 4, 2002 shows Ingvar Kamprad the founder of Swedish furniture store Ikea during the inaugeration of the Ingvar Kamprad Design Center in Lund, Sweden. Ingvar Kamprad has recently expressed worries about Ikea expanding too fast and the risk that the company will have to close stores during an economic downturn. Ikea opened the first store in 1958 in Aelmhult, Sweden and now has more than 140 stores in 22 countries.(AP Photo/Ingvar Andersson) SWEDEN OUTThis op-shopper pockets sachets of salt. He’s worth $96 billion

The stingy habits of this incredibly wealthy man are astounding. Take a peek inside the frugal lives of the fabulously wealthy. Read more

 

simpsons trumpThe Simpsons predicted a Donald Trump presidency years ago

What was intended as a far-fetched gag might actually happen in real life, and won’t be the first time the show has seen the future. Read more

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SPONSORED: Here’s what your favourite wine says about you

Is that glass of chardonnay revealing something about your personality? An expert tells what your drop of choice means. Read more