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Dancing outside races for Cup protesters

Protesters outside the Melbourne Cup held anti-cruelty placards but organisers also put on live music, costumes, and a "human race" because they know people want to party.

Mum of five's battle for disabled children

The mother of five disabled children says one was so scared of school he was given a photo of his mum and dad to take with him every day as a promise that he would come home.

RBA holds cash rate at record low 0.75%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has held the cash rate at a record low 0.75 per cent, while keeping the door open for future cuts if the low cost of borrowing and tax cuts fail to stimulate the economy.

Stewards adjourn Jamaican Rain inquiry

Trainer Richard Laming will front an inquiry into the possible race day treatment of Jamaican Rain, a late scratching from a support race on the Melbourne Cup program.