News: Australia

Queensland election: How are you feeling about polling day?

Friday  01:40,   24 november 2017
ABC News

Ask punters on the street what they think of politicians and it's likely you'll be told they're a pack of liars who get nothing done. Larger groups of disconnected voters who feel apathetic, angry and disengaged can be found in[...]

Comment: Australia's foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?

Thursday  23:05,   23 november 2017
ABC News

As China challenges US economic power and international influence, there is a role for Australia to play as peacekeeper between our two most powerful friends. But the long game is more complicated than that.It's a big deal. The White Paper is meant[...]

Shirley Finn inquest told top cop stole rifle used to shoot brothel madam from custody

Thursday  15:21,   23 november 2017
ABC News

A witness at the inquest into the execution-style killing of Shirley Finn says former police minister Ray O'Connor told him the rifle used had been stolen from police custody by head of the Vice Squad, Bernie Johnson. Coroner Barry King is[...]

Soft toys are last defence from pesky bush turkeys

Thursday  12:36,   23 november 2017

In spite of what this Gold Coast yard might look like, it's no teddy bears' picnic.Instead, Highland Park resident Merlene Paul has taken to placing soft toys around her garden in a fend off messy bush[...]

Man dies after lightning strike in WA

Thursday  10:22,   23 november 2017

A 57-year-old worker who was struck by lightning at Northam Race Club last week has died at Royal Perth Hospital.Track curating staff member Doug Fernihough, 57, was filling divots at Northam Race Club on November 16 when he was hit by lightning,[...]

Pell's legal team want journalist's docs

Thursday  08:20,   23 november 2017

Lawyers for Cardinal George Pell want to access documents linked to a book written by an investigative journalist.Pell's legal team have sent subpoenas to the ABC, journalist Louise Milligan, and Melbourne University Press, who published her book[...]

Psychologist Tracy Westerman and football star Sam Kerr among WA Australians of the Year

Thursday  04:58,   23 november 2017
ABC News

An Aboriginal psychologist, women's football superstar, addiction treatment specialist and women's health advocate are named WA's Australians of the Year.Njamal woman Dr Westerman has spent more than two decades working to reduce mental[...]

Xenophon insists voters won't stray

Wednesday  12:36,   22 november 2017

Nick Xenophon says voters won't stray from his state party despite his group's problems at a federal level. Mr Xenophon quit federal parliament to run for a seat in the South Australian parliament in the next state election in March and[...]

SA Police given power to ban 'toolies'

Wednesday  12:36,   22 november 2017

SA Police have been given increased powers during this weekend's Schoolies celebrations at Victor Harbour in a move hoped to keep "toolies" away from the event.Victor Harbour police will have increased powers during this weekend's[...]

ON capitalises on Hanson, Miller hook-up

Wednesday  12:07,   22 november 2017

One Nation says a meeting between Pauline Hanson and maverick Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller shows it can work with the ALP.One Nation's Queensland leader Steve Dickson says a meeting between Pauline Hanson and rogue Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller shows the party[...]

Everything you need to know about the most popular drug at Schoolies this year.

Wednesday  12:07,   22 november 2017

<p>There are more pills then there have been in previous years.</p>She’s spent the day swimming in the ocean and lying by the hotel pool, surrounded by friends and celebrating Schoolies on the Gold Coast. Her wristband glows on her forearm as[...]

Pervert who filmed train station toilets jailed

Wednesday  05:07,   22 november 2017

Benjamin Moorhouse probably didn’t expect to be going to jail today – but he’ll spend at least the next six months behind bars. He pleaded guilty to installing cameras and filming people in the public toilets at Parramatta and North Sydney train[...]

Premier won't dump Miller for Hanson meet

Tuesday  12:21,   21 november 2017

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won't dump her maverick Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller, who met with One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson on TuesdayQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ruled out disendorsing Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller after [...]

Heatwave health alert issued for southern Tasmania as 130yo record set to fall

Tuesday  06:35,   21 november 2017
ABC News

Hobart is on track to record six consecutive days on or above 25 degrees in November for the first time in nearly 130 years, and there is a warning for the very young and old.The director of Public Health said the unseasonably hot conditions could[...]

Missing 4yo girl likely with mother: AFP

Tuesday  04:10,   21 november 2017

The public is being urged to help locate a four-year-old girl, Alia Bugsby Goble, who went missing in April and may be with her mother.Alia Bugsby Gorge is likely with her 43-year-old mother Tarryn Leigh Corlet, said Australian Federal Police on[...]