News National Top Stories – Monday 21 March, 2016

Top Stories – Monday 21 March, 2016

Fernando Alonso after his big crash in Melbourne in 2016 Photo: Getty
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GettyThe ‘horrendous’ crash that stopped the Australian Grand Prix

Former F1 champ in heart-stopping accident, plus Aussie Ricciardo’s great result and Mark Webber gets a spray from Sebastian Vettel. Read more


peta credlinPeta Credlin negotiating details of new television job: reports

Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff could soon find herself back in the limelight, amid rumours she is close to landing a TV presenter role. Read more


GettyPetrol prices could be set to spike at the worst possible moment

We’ve become accustomed to spending less on fuel. But when prices inevitably rise, the economic consequences will be enormous. Read more


Arthur SinodinosGovernment senator says corporate tax cuts are ‘good for workers’

Personal tax relief has been ruled out, but not company taxes. And Labor is fuming at the government’s latest ‘thought bubble’. Read more


InstagramTeen exposed by ‘dirty’ Madonna denies publicity stunt claims

The pop superstar has been slammed for what she did to this 17-year-old, but some are suggesting it’s not what it seemed. Read more


FlyDubai crashTheories emerge as investigation into Dubai plane crash tragedy begins

Authorities open a criminal case to find out why the passenger plane plunged 3000 feet in 15 seconds, killing 62 people. Read more


GettyHow Foxtel’s ‘infuriating’ hypocrisy sent F1 fans into a frenzy

Subscribers threaten to cancel subscriptions after pay TV service’s bold new advertising plan backfires and special features fail. Read more


EDM-traders-Mar-18-16-TND-1Interest rates are already on the move. You just can’t see it yet

Don’t be fooled by record-low rates. They are on the way up and you will be affected. Here’s how it’s happening right in front of your eyes. Read more


selena gomezThis former Disney star is now one of the world’s most famous people

She’s endured a deadly disease, a high profile break-up and a body-shaming nightmare. Now she’s one of the world’s most famous people. Read more


AAPShock and awe tactics for taming cyclists ‘are on the wrong path’

Raising fines on cyclists by 330 per cent won’t make them safer. It’s little more than an expensive experiment, experts say. Read more


mining protestThe ‘draconian’ new laws that have ‘made Australia into a police state’

More than 60 per cent of voters are against these changes, designed to protect mining companies. They’ve been passed anyway. Read more