News National Top Stories – Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Top Stories – Tuesday 12 April, 2016

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Nine Network60 Minutes TV crew and Brisbane mother to face Lebanese court

Show’s producers won’t confirm or deny if they paid to snatch two children. ‘What were they thinking?’, a senior journalist asks. Read more

GettyAll aboard! Australia needs high speed rail for one simple reason

ANALYSIS: Forget the economic naysayers. This one reason alone is enough to justify the building of a super-fast train network. Read more


clive palmerEmma Alberici ‘rattles’ Clive Palmer with copies of secret emails

It was a two-pronged attack. First, the ABC aired an in-depth investigation of Palmer’s embattled mine. Then Alberici pounced. Read more


Malcolm TurnbullPM under pressure to back up words with action against the big banks

ANALYSIS: Turnbull shoots down royal commission ‘thought bubble’ with what some on his own side say is a ‘captain’s call’. Read more


sacha baron cohen brian maySacha Baron Cohen isn’t a ‘real’ actor, says a British rock legend

After Cohen was named as the man to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the dead singer’s bandmate launched a tirade. Read more


Tess ClarkTess takes on the men in one of the country’s top football tournaments

After her appearance in the elite FFA Cup, people are noticing this talented woman, who is unafraid to challenge the blokes. Read more


AAPThese are the Australian assets Chinese investors are snapping up

We know overseas buyers love our housing market and resource-rich mines, but there are other sectors they are just as keen on. Read more


qandapanelQ&A: Panellist slams this group of Australians for daring to drink alcohol

They think they have a right to a glass of red with dinner, but they’re wrong, expert says. Plus, Germaine Greer ‘digs herself a hole’. Read more


Getty‘Bunch of flops’: offensive Gumtree ad inspires premiership comeback

An embarrassing post from a supporter motivates cellar-dwelling team to an incredible, unlikely chain of unbroken victories. Read more


BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Actress Emilia Clarke arrives at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)All the glamorous – and not-so-glamorous – MTV Awards outfits

Ariana Grande’s fluorescent pink gown, Seth Rogen’s anti-statement, Kendall Jenner’s crowd-stopping shoes and more from the red carpet. Read more


shorten-zinger-poster-imageBill Shorten’s latest zinger leaves The Project hosts in stitches

The ALP leader is renowned for his one-liners. Watch as he triggers fits of laughter on The Project with a gag about Scott Morrison. Read more