Martin Parry

AFP News Editor for Australia/New Zealand/Pacific

Matildas to get equal pay

Australia’s women footballers will earn the same as the Socceroos in a groundbreaking new deal

Folau to fight on after missing sacking appeal deadline

The star fullback was on Friday given 72 hours to appeal, which would have triggered another hearing with a new three-person panel

High-stakes Folau homophobia hearing extended to third day

Israel Folau's high-stakes code of conduct hearing was Sunday extended to a third day after a weekend stalemate

Folau handed sack notice over anti-gay comments

Folau posted on Instagram: "Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators — Hell awaits you."

India mop up Australia tail, take 2-1 Test series lead

India, the world's top-ranked nation, are now zeroing in on a first-ever series win Down Under in Sydney later this week

Warner asked me to tamper with ball, says Bancroft

Bancroft was seen using sandpaper to try to rough up the ball in the Cape Town Test in March

India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test nail-biter

Rishabh Pant made history by matching the record 11 catches in a Test currently held by England's Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

The scandal, which rocked the sport, had far-reaching consequences in Australia

Cricket Australia chairman quits after ball-tampering outcry

David Peever quit Thursday after coming under intense pressure over a ball-tampering scandal

Defiant Australia PM refuses to ‘give in to bullies’

Malcolm Turnbull has accused Peter Dutton and his supporters of intimidation in a crisis that snowballed from Monday

Australian PM urges unity after surviving leadership challenge

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull narrowly survived a leadership challenge as discontent with his rule boiled over

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

The Adelaide archbishop was found guilty in May of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher during the 1970s

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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