News: Australia

'She wanted to kill someone before she was 25': The terrifying pledge made by serial killer-obsessed British expat before horror stabbing murder of autistic Perth teen found buried under concrete

Monday  11:28,   20 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

At the age of 24, Jemma Lilley fetishised murder. The British expat has a dream of torturing and killing someone and her urge 'was getting stronger and stronger'.Jemma Lilley loved horror films, had an obsession with knives,  fantisised[...]
News / Australia

Smashed plasterboard stops traffic as truck loses load on Brisbane motorway

Monday  10:26,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

A semi-trailer carrying plasterboard on Brisbane's Gateway Motorway crashes into a guard rail, with much of its load smashing onto a road below. Parked cars on Lavarack Avenue in Eagle Farm were covered in sheets of smashed plasterboard.The road [...]

Police hunt man accused of random assault in Northbridge

Monday  09:55,   20 august 2018
watoday.com.au

The incident, which took place last month, saw a man taken to hospital for treatment to a gash above his eye.The incident took place on Saturday, July 28, as two men waited at a pedestrian crossing on the corner of Newcastle and William[...]

Brothel madam accused of immigration offences granted bail

Monday  09:32,   20 august 2018
msn

A Canberra woman arrested after a series of raids on Fyshwick escort agencies was granted bail on Monday.Jamaree Suksom, 57, is accused of allowing unlawful non-citizens to work and allowing a non-citizen to work in breach of a visa. She has not yet [...]

What Julie Bishop really thinks of Julia Gillard

Monday  09:25,   20 august 2018
aww.com.au

In a rare and candid exclusive, The Weekly’s Juliet Rieden goes on the road with Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Julie Bishop is a firm advocate of women supporting women and yet when Australia's first and only female Prime Minister[...]

'Don't forget us': farmers in Victoria's east battle a 'green drought'

Monday  09:06,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

Eastern Victorian farmland may look relatively lush, but the paddocks are bare and the cattle are hungry, prompting farmers to plead with governments not to ignore them.Drought has been declared in most of Gippsland due to a one in 20-year rainfall[...]

Man extradited over body found in wheelie bin faces Melbourne court

Monday  08:34,   20 august 2018
theage.com.au

John Spencer White has been remanded in custody after being charged with murder over the death in 2001 of John Christianos, whose body was found last month.John Spencer White is charged with murder over the death of John Christianos, who was[...]

Body of missing Tasmanian man Jake Anderson-Brettner believed found

Monday  08:33,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

Police in north-east Tasmania find a body they believe to be that of missing Launceston man Jake Anderson-Brettner. They say the remains are "not intact".Officers said they were led to the location of the remains last night, off the Tasman [...]

Horizon Power IT manager reaped $200k for own company, corruption probe finds

Monday  08:06,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

Horizon Power IT manager Paul Thomas corruptly reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees from the utility by channelling them through a company he had created for the purpose, WA's corruption watchdog has found, in the second damning report[...]

'He's number one across the nation and we want him': Australia's most wanted fugitive Graham Potter - the 'head and fingers killer' - is a master of disguise who uses his plain looks to blend into his surroundings

Monday  07:50,   20 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Graham Gene Potter looks more like a salesman than a dangerous criminal. Graham Gene Potter's most notorious crime was the murder of 19-year-old shop assistant Kim Barry, whose head and fingers he cut off after trying to seduce her on his[...]

'Insane and incompetent': Light rail under scrutiny

Monday  07:50,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

The New South Wales Government has issued threats of a $500,000 penalty for every day the project is late, but it was revealed those damages stop after 15 days. Zone 22 on Anzac Parade at Moore Park between Alison Road and Lang Road is more than 450 [...]

Injured man found on side of NSW road dies

Monday  07:06,   20 august 2018
msn

The death of a man who was found with extensive injuries on the side of a road in the Lake Macquarie area in NSW is being treated as suspicious.The 23-year-old Lake Macquarie man was discovered by a taxi driver about 1am on Monday on Oakdale Road at [...]

Missing teen girls believed to be travelling to Rockhampton

Monday  07:06,   20 august 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

The two girls are driving in a black Toyota Corolla, police said.The girls, aged 14 and 16, are travelling in a black 2013 Toyota Corolla hatchback with the Queensland registration number 801[...]

Woman bitten on the leg by wombat at Queensland wildlife park

Monday  07:05,   20 august 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

Paramedics described said the woman had a "fairly deep bite" to her calf after she bitten in a petting area at the park.Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor for the Sunshine Coast Mark Fisher said paramedics were[...]

'The obvious choice': Tony Abbott is the Coalition's only hope

Monday  06:37,   20 august 2018
msn

Peter Dutton is not the answer to the government's woes. The former prime minister is the only proven election winner inside the Coalition. On more than one occasion I have observed that Abbott was closer than Turnbull to the centre of gravity[...]