News: Australia

Student's accused attacker in Perth court

Wednesday  16:29,   24 may 2017

The man accused of bashing and leaving for dead 31-year-old female foreign student Mehreen Ahmad has briefly appeared in a Perth court.A man charged with bashing and leaving for dead a 31-year-old Pakistani female student on the night he met her[...]

Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes

Wednesday  16:24,   24 may 2017
Now To Love

A new study has revealed how poverty can affect biology.Children who grow up in poorer households are more are more likely to hit puberty early, according to new[...]

Rehab begins at Perth's Roe 8 site

Wednesday  16:24,   24 may 2017

The rehabilitation of the Roe 8 site is underway and the WA premier says the 231 workers have been redeployed to other projects.Rehabilitation of the Roe 8 site has begun, marking the end of the "sorry saga" that was the controversial Perth Freight[...]

Extra security for Adelaide Oval events

Wednesday  16:24,   24 may 2017

There will be increased security at Adelaide Oval following the deadly terror attack at an arena in Manchester.Security will be beefed up at Adelaide Oval from this weekend following the Manchester terror[...]

Lindt coverage could have harmed hostages

Wednesday  15:46,   24 may 2017

The NSW coroner has found media outlets didn't know broadcasting certain material during the Lindt Cafe siege could compromise the police operation.Media outlets that broadcast and published details of the Lindt Cafe siege as it played out in[...]

Increased security measures at Adelaide Oval in wake of Manchester terror attack

Wednesday  11:57,   24 may 2017

Adelaide Oval patrons are being advised to arrive early for all future events including this Saturday’s match between Adelaide and Fremantle due to an increase in security measures in the wake of the Manchester Arena terror attack. In a statement[...]

Perth Arena to get security upgrade in wake of Manchester terror attack

Wednesday  11:23,   24 may 2017
ABC News

Security will be increased for upcoming events at Perth Arena in the wake of the deadly Manchester bombing attack, as counter-intelligence expert Anne Aly warns the venue could be a prime target for terrorists.Perth Arena would be a prime target for [...]

'Nearly half' of imported raw prawns were likely infected with white spot, Senate Estimates hears

Wednesday  08:51,   24 may 2017
ABC News

<p>Agriculture Department officials estimate that nearly half of all raw prawns imported into Australia were infected with white spot disease, before imports were suspended in January.<br></p>The officials told a Senate Estimates hearing in [...]

Aboriginal leaders meet for historic talks

Wednesday  08:31,   24 may 2017
BBC News

Hundreds of delegates gather at Uluru to discuss formally recognising Australia's first inhabitants.The three-day summit at Uluru coincides with the 50th anniversary of a vote that allowed indigenous Australians to be included on a national[...]

Man accused of alleged arson attack on Australian Christian Lobby to face court

Wednesday  08:26,   24 may 2017
ABC News

A Canberra man who allegedly caused an explosion outside the Australian Christian Lobby headquarters, seriously burning himself in the process, is expected to appear in court next month. The 36-year-old Deakin man will face one count of arson and[...]

Birdwatchers make 'probable' rediscovery of elusive night parrot in Central Australia

Wednesday  05:56,   24 may 2017
ABC News

Central Australian birdwatchers say they have detected the elusive night parrot in the red centre. The bird was previously spotted in western Queensland in 2013, then again earlier this year in Western Australia. Zoologist Chris Watson, with[...]

NSW man charged with grooming 13-year-old girl for sex online

Wednesday  04:57,   24 may 2017

Detectives have seized a computer and hard drive from the home of a 47-year-old man charged with grooming a teenage girl for sex.Police allege the man was speaking to the 13-year-old girl online where he engaged in sexually-explicit conversations[...]

Man sought after woman’s body found inside Sunshine West home

Wednesday  04:57,   24 may 2017

Police are searching for a man after the death of a woman at a Sunshine West home last night. It's believed he may be travelling in a black 2003 Nissan Pulsar, with the registration SHH971. © Nine News Police are searching for a man after[...]

Man blows nine times limit after crash

Wednesday  03:45,   24 may 2017

A man who registered more than nine times the legal alcohol limit has been charged with multiple offences after leaving the scene of a crash in Sydney's west.The man struck a sign while attempting to park his vehicle in Rosehill at about[...]

Explosive thunder sparks concerns for Sydneysiders

Wednesday  03:12,   24 may 2017

Residents in Sydney have had a rude awakening this morning after a fierce thunderstorm sparked fears of an explosion. A number of calls were made to police just after 5am today with people reporting they had heard enormous bangs, a spokesman for[...]