News: Australia

Julie Bishop to attend Gallipoli service

Monday  20:46,   24 april 2017
MSN

The Australian government will be represented at commemoration services on the Gallipoli peninsula by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.In a statement, Ms Bishop said she would also attend Turkish, French, Irish and Commonwealth services on the[...]

Cradle Mountain hiker with broken ankle rescued after break in weather

Monday  15:43,   24 april 2017
ABC News

Weather conditions at Tasmania's Cradle Mountain ease enough to allow a helicopter to pick up an injured Taiwanese woman who broke her ankle and spent two nights alone in the bush.The Taiwanese national was found by bushwalkers near the Overland [...]

First obesity clinic opens in western Sydney, aims to help the whole family

Monday  15:43,   24 april 2017
ABC News

Australia's first specialty treatment clinic for families suffering from obesity opens at the Nepean Blue Mountains Hospital and is providing people with the support they need to change their lifestyles.The State Government invested $1 million[...]

Australian Olympic Committee to hold crisis board meeting amid controversy over culture, funding

Monday  11:16,   24 april 2017
ABC News

<p>A crisis meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) board has been called for this week to discuss the explosive issues surrounding the committee in the past few days.</p>The ABC understands the meeting was called by board members[...]

To march or not: Anzac dilemma for vets

Monday  08:55,   24 april 2017
MSN

Former RAAF flight sergeant Wendy Walker is proud of her 16 years service but often doesn't feel "worthy" to march with other veterans in Anzac Day parades.She says it's a feeling not uncommon among some former and current servicemen[...]

Holocaust denial materials prompt concerns after distribution at Australian universities

Monday  06:05,   24 april 2017
ABC News

<p>Posters questioning the historical accuracy of the Holocaust have sparked concerns among students at the Australian National University (ANU) and at least two other universities where they were distributed.</p>On Friday students found[...]

Vandals trash Victorian war memorial

Monday  05:40,   24 april 2017
MSN

A war memorial in Melbourne has been trashed on the eve of Anzac Day.Members of the RSL woke to find "War is Murder" and an anarchy symbol spray-painted in red on the memorial on the eve of Anzac[...]

Man stabbed with scissors in Adelaide

Monday  03:21,   24 april 2017
MSN

A man will face court after an Adelaide pizza bar employee was stabbed in the leg and hand with a pair of scissors.Police arrested a 23-year-old man nearby following the attack in Woodville North at about 9pm on[...]

Two men stabbed in Sydney brawl

Sunday  11:26,   23 april 2017
MSN

A brawl in Sydney's west has left two men aged in their 20s in hospital with stab wounds to their backs.Police were called to Dunmore Street in Wentworthville just after 11.30pm on Saturday and were told of the[...]

March for Science participants hoping to send strong message to political leaders

Saturday  20:26,   22 april 2017
ABC News

Thousands of Australians took to the streets today in the name of science, with the inaugural March for Science taking place in 12 Australian locations and 500 places worldwide.Crowds gathered in cities and towns including Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, [...]

Melbourne police on alert for Anzac Day

Saturday  15:40,   22 april 2017
MSN

A strong police presence at the march and the clash between Collingwood and Essendon.The Shrine of Remembrance, the march, and the AFL game between Collingwood and Essendon will be protected with barriers, and by uniformed and plainclothes police to [...]

$8m boost for motor neurone disease cure

Saturday  15:40,   22 april 2017
MSN

More than $8 million is being injected into Australian research for treatments and a potential cure for motor neurone disease.The former coach says $8.15 million in research grants from the Cure for MND Foundation will help fast track much-needed[...]

Make blue-ribbon seat bid, Peta Credlin urged

Saturday  14:16,   22 april 2017
MSN

A group of millionaires reportedly want Peta Credlin, the former chief of staff to Tony Abbott, to oust cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer from the seat of Higgins. Peta Credlin, the former chief of staff to Tony Abbott, has reportedly been[...]

NSW adults urged to check measles records

Saturday  06:51,   22 april 2017
MSN

NSW Health is urging people aged 20 to 50 to check their vaccination status after an under-vaccinated person contracted measles in Western Sydney.The latest patient, who was under-vaccinated, brings the total number of confirmed cases in the current [...]

SA govt to shut down Adelaide nursing home

Friday  22:52,   21 april 2017
MSN

An Adelaide nursing home will be closed by the South Australian government after it was found residents had been given poor and inappropriate care.Incidents involving three staff at the Makk and McLeay nursing home at Oakden, a facility for dementia [...]