News: Australia

Nicholls pledges Bruce Highway upgrades

Monday  19:51,   20 november 2017
MSN

Queensland opposition leader Tim Nicholls has announced a swag of planned Bruce Highway upgrades to make roads safer for farmers.A swag of Queens land regional intersections and bridges deemed unsafe or flood-prone will be upgraded under a Liberal[...]

Beloved front yard dinosaur targeted by arsonist

Monday  19:51,   20 november 2017
9News.com.au

An arson attack on a 350kg front yard dinosaur that regularly raises money for charity has left a western Sydney family questioning how someone could be so heartless. The three-metre high, six-metre long statue was left smoking and scarred."I was [...]

Victoria plans terror law changes as Melbourne's CBD gets permanent bollards and planters

Monday  11:06,   20 november 2017
ABC News

The Victorian Government proposes law changes to allow police to hold children as young as 14 without charge, as permanent bollards and planters are installed in Melbourne to prevent terrorist attacks.The Victorian Government has also revealed new[...]

'Free Rego' for drivers on NSW toll roads

Monday  10:06,   20 november 2017
9News.com.au

NSW drivers will get free car registration if they spend more than $25 a week in tolls. Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement in Sydney today saying they wanted to "give back to toll users".The registration rebate will be available to all [...]

More Gold Coast Comm Games to go on sale

Monday  10:01,   20 november 2017
MSN

Sporting fans who missed out on popular Commonwealth Games events like swimming and netball can try again on Monday as 100,000 extra tickets go on sale. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation chairman Peter Beattie said the organisation[...]

Australian-UK dual national scientist Hugh Durrant-Whyte barred from nuclear duties

Monday  03:36,   20 november 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

A respected Australian scientist has been barred from overseeing Britain's nuclear weapons program because Australia isn't a nuclear power, the UK's Sunday Times has reported.The Pentagon refused to share nuclear information with Hugh[...]

Queensland election: Meet the young guns trying to bring greater diversity into Parliament

Monday  03:36,   20 november 2017
ABC News

A small cohort of Queensland political candidates with varied views are united in their desire to get a stronger youth voice into State Parliament.The November 25 state election features at least five candidates aged in their early[...]

Vic police work to return stolen jewellery

Monday  03:36,   20 november 2017
MSN

Victoria Police have released photos of hundreds of pieces of stolen jewellery in the hope of returning the items to their rightful owners. About 400 pieces of unclaimed jewellery - believed to be stolen during home burglaries in Victoria - are up [...]

Why do people light bushfires? A convicted arsonist explains

Monday  03:36,   20 november 2017
MSN

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oBikes spark fight on Melbourne train

Monday  03:35,   20 november 2017
MSN

A Melbourne train has become the scene of a wild brawl after passengers feuded over the safety of allowing oBikes inside the carriage.Metro Trains is investigating a "disgraceful" brawl on a Melbourne train that was seemingly sparked by an argument[...]

NSW Police charge man who painted over George Michael mural in Sydney's inner west

Sunday  14:21,   19 november 2017
ABC News

Man, 23, set to face court after being filmed painting over a mural of gay icon George Michael in Sydney's inner-west while telling outraged onlookers he was "defending his religion".The artwork, on the side of a terrace in[...]

Mungo Man memorial should include others

Sunday  01:36,   19 november 2017
MSN

The archaeologist who unearthed Mungo Man has called on the government to fund a memorial to Aboriginal people who died as a result of European settlement.Jim Bowler, speaking at the repatriation of Mungo Man's remains in Lake Mungo in NSW's far[...]

Katie Noonan pushes for music in schools as ARIA teacher award created

Saturday  02:21,   18 november 2017
ABC News

As ARIA prepares to hand out its first Teacher of the Year Award, singer-songwriter Katie Noonan is pushing for music to be taught in all schools."I still can't quite call him Michael. It's still Mr Mangan. You have that student-teacher thing," she[...]

Queensland election: John Howard joins LNP campaign, but not with Tim Nicholls

Friday  14:37,   17 november 2017
ABC News

Former prime minister John Howard lends his star power to help the LNP, and promises to "walk down the street" with Tim Nicholls next time after being asked why he did not join the Opposition Leader on the campaign trail.Mr Howard met[...]

Retirement village crackdown to save residents

Friday  14:37,   17 november 2017
9News.com.au

State and territory governments have just months to report back with their proposed changes for the industry.But in recent years the industry has been besieged by serious allegations of residents being gouged by outrageous upkeep costs, complex[...]