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PM 'angry' as Holden quits Australia

The prime minister is angry that General Motors took billions of dollars in government subsidies only to let the Holden brand die and then walk away from the Australian market.

Virus cases rise again in China

The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province has risen after two days of falls as authorities impose restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1700 people.

Holden decision leaves Supercars uncertain

Holden has refused to commit to remaining part of the Supercars championship beyond 2020 after parent company General Motors announced it was retiring the automotive brand.

Rejuvenated Taipans chase NBL fairytale

After helping to transform the NBL wooden-spooners into a finals outfit, Cairns Taipans import Scott Machado is out to impact the pointy end of the competition.

Disability inquiry examines health care

Australians should be disturbed by the very serious problems in the provision of health care to people with cognitive disability, the chair of the disability royal commission says.

Holden's five best cars

HOLDEN'S FIVE BEST CARS:* Holden FJ: It's impossible to kick off any list of Holden's best cars without starting with the iconic FJ, the second all-Australian car that followed the original 48-215 into production.

US farmer awarded $265m over weedkiller

A Missouri jury has awarded $265 million award to a peach grower in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF with at least 140 similar cases heading to US courts later this year.