News National Top Stories – Monday 4 April, 2016

Top Stories – Monday 4 April, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull
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turnbull abbottTurnbull resurrects Abbott’s infamous budget pledge to cut spending

Most of the nation wants Tony Abbott to retire, according to new poll. Not only does he refuse to quit – his infamous slogan refuses to die. Read more


GettyTelstra’s sorry day of unlimited data backfires spectacularly … again

The tech giant was supposed to compensate customers on Sunday for yet another outage. Instead, many experienced more glitches. Read more


Malcolm TurnbullThis is the key to election victory for both major parties

ANALYSIS: The Prime Minister asked for a fight and that’s what he’s getting. There’s one thing he needs to be assured of victory. Read more


daryl somersDaryl Somers’ TV comeback is a totally unfunny disaster

This is the star’s first show since Hey Hey It’s Saturday, and our reviewer is far from convinced. It’s ‘boring’, ‘stale’ … and it gets worse. Read more



Photo: AAPHow fat will you be in nine years’ time? New study has the answer

Scientists predict how much of the world will be obese by the year 2025. Our chance of solving the problem: a shocking zero per cent. Read more


AAPHow whisky, macadamia nuts and baby food can save the economy

Turnbull wants to create a Silicon Valley-style tech boom. But he has overlooked the real key to export success: ‘Brand Australia’. Read more


lee-lin-chin-broadcaster-battlegroundLee Lin Chin guns for Australian TV’s most prestigious award

This respected veteran newsreader has been nominated for a Gold Logie, finally. All she had to do was start being funny. Read more


The ‘Bunnings of sports goods’ prepares to invade Australia

A French juggernaut is betting that you’ll buy no-name active wear and running shoes at big discounts. Find out if they have a hope. Read more


EDM-felipe copyHere’s proof that a lot of blokes simply cannot handle rejection

You wouldn’t say it to your worst enemy, but what these men say to women online is frightening. Now they’ve been publicly shamed. Read more


West IndiesWest Indies end Australia’s bid for Twenty20 domination

Chasing a fourth consecutive World T20 title, the Southern Stars fell at the final hurdle – but they still made it further than the men. Read more


Amal and George ClooneyGeorge Clooney defends wife Amal from tabloid fabrication

Magazines splashed with news that the actor had named the ‘most attractive feature’ of his brilliant spouse, Amal. He fought back – and won. Read more


bob ellisA who’s who of Australian politics farewells the untameable Bob Ellis

The journalist, author and activist has died of liver cancer. He is remembered fondly as fearless, outspoken and a rule breaker.