Good morning, early birds. Cbus Super has invested $128 million across 23 coal companies despite pushing the tagline "invest in a better future", and Queensland is staring down a tropical cyclone. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The Melbourne Cup Day carnival draws the rich and famous like no other event in Australia. Crikey snooped around the birdcage enclosure to see who was swilling champers with who.
Of all the things that Melburnians waste money on and are disproportionately obsessed about, the Melbourne Cup is the worst. It's proof white trash is a state of mind and has nothing to do with how much money you have, says Thomas Caldwell.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival ended on a high on Saturday with a record crowd of over 80,000 attending the Emirates Stakes Day. But the racing industry will not slip from the headlines thanks to an almost endless array of divisions that remain unresolved, writes Jeff Wall.
Despite the likely the appearance of a pair of sure things in Miss Andretti and Weekend Hussler, Emirates Stakes day can be challenging: some of the horses have well and truly peaked while others, who haven’t been through the rigours of an ambitious spring campaign can be fresh enough to cause real upsets.
Caulfield Guineas day is generally regarded as one of the best in the Spring Racing Carnival, but tomorrow’s program shows evidence of the impact of equine flu on fields in major races... an impact that is likely to grow in the weeks ahead , writes Jeff Wall.