News: Australia

UK wants to go global post-Brexit: Bishop

Sunday  04:30,   22 april 2018

Finance Minister Julie Bishop says she has been encouraging the UK to have a great presence in the Pacific post-Brexit.Ms Bishop, who has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the UK with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,[...]

Catholic Church falls victim to Melbourne's latest crime spree

Sunday  03:35,   22 april 2018
The Age

Twenty-three church buildings have been burgled across Melbourne in less than two months.The Sunday Age can reveal that 23 churches and religious buildings have been robbed in the past two months, with offenders potentially reaping hundreds of[...]

Murder of Vic mum unsolved after 36 years

Sunday  01:31,   22 april 2018

Thirty-six years after her young daughters found her stabbed to death, Melbourne police are offering $1 million for information on the murder of Jenny Ng.Ms Ng was found dead in her flat by her two daughters on April 23,[...]

Vic WWI unknown soldier identified

Sunday  00:56,   22 april 2018

A World War I soldier buried in Cairo in 1916, wrongly declared a deserter, has finally been identified as a Melbourne man.Private Edward Attfield, from Melbourne, who is buried in Egypt, was previously recorded as an illegal[...]

Baby boy killed in horror overnight crash

Saturday  06:15,   21 april 2018

Baby boy killed in horror overnight crash.It is understood at least one of the adults was thrown from the car when it rolled at speed on the Kwinana Freeway near the Safety Bay exit just before[...]

Truck dumps potentially contaminated rubbish in driveway

Saturday  04:40,   21 april 2018

A large truck has been caught on camera dumping a large pile of waste potentially containing asbestos on the driveway of a family home in Sydney's north-west.The tip truck was caught on CCTV a 9.17pm passing the house in Oatlands before turning[...]

REVEALED: How Tyrell Cobb's 'evil' killer mother nearly escaped justice - until her co-accused boyfriend found a glaring error in evidence against him

Saturday  03:30,   21 april 2018
Daily Mail

Tyrell Cobb died at home on the night of May 24, 2009, after two separate blows to his abdomen that caused internal bleeding and the leaking of his stomach contents, known as peritonitis.A mother jailed for killing her four-year-old son was brought[...]

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Saturday  01:31,   21 april 2018
ABC News

Victorian homeowners will ultimately bear the brunt of China's decision to ban foreign waste, with the state's peak local government body estimating ratepayers will be stung an extra $60 a year to cover recycling costs. The Municipal[...]

Dodgy funeral operators ripping off Queensland families

Saturday  01:07,   21 april 2018

Backyard embalming and coffin-swapping is rife, according to one of the state's most experienced funeral directors. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Brian Broughan, told 9NEWS a rise in rogue operators is undercutting reputable and trained[...]

Brexit a chance for Australia: Turnbull

Saturday  01:06,   21 april 2018

Malcolm Turnbull says whatever the merits of Brexit, it will open up better opportunities for Australia in the United Kingdom than ever before.In a speech to an Australian Chamber of Commerce function in London, Mr Turnbull said the UK's decision to [...]

Cannabis crowd feels the love for Greens

Friday  17:11,   20 april 2018

A cannabis-loving crowd in Melbourne has welcomed a visit from Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale with plans to legalise marijuana.Amid a haze of smoke in a city park on Friday, when attendees at a 420 rally freely dragged on bongs and[...]

NT royal commission: 'Record investment' to reform 'broken' NT child protection and youth justice system

Friday  14:51,   20 april 2018
ABC News

A $229 million commitment will focus on preventing children and families from entering the child protection and youth justice systems, in what the the Northern Territory Government says is a "historic" investment in the sector.The $229[...]

Qld council changes tune on recycling

Friday  14:51,   20 april 2018

After sparking a national debate on waste management, Ipswich City Council now says it will look to continue its recycling program.The southeast Queensland council that sparked a national debate on waste management when it said it was cancelling its [...]

Charges laid after Canberra crane death

Friday  03:07,   20 april 2018

Charges, including manslaughter, have been laid following the death of a Sydney man on a Canberra construction site in August 2016.Criminal charges have been laid nearly two years after the death of a worker on a Canberra construction[...]

Sydney's new light rail delayed until 2020

Thursday  15:09,   19 april 2018

Businesses and residents along Sydney's troubled light rail project may have to wait until March 2020 to see trams running on the rails.Sydney's troubled light rail project is at least a year behind schedule, Transport Minister Andrew Constance[...]