News: Australia

Man charged with murder after young dad found burnt on NSW road

Tuesday  23:05,   21 august 2018

A man has been charged with murder after a 23-year-old was found with extensive burns at the side of a road in the New South Wales Hunter region. The man was discovered on Oakdale Road at Lake Macquarie by a taxi driver in the early hours of Monday[...]
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Man not guilty of Perth 'DJ Suave' murder

Tuesday  22:51,   21 august 2018

Victor Amaya has been found not guilty of both murder and manslaughter after fatally stabbing Perth DJ and event organiser Jaime Fernandez. A man who fatally stabbed a 41-year-old Perth DJ after they argued over a lost envelope containing cocaine[...]

Boy, 10, hit by van in Melbourne's east dies in hospital

Tuesday  17:31,   21 august 2018

The young boy was with his sister and a friend when the incident occurred in Blackburn North on Saturday.The 10-year-old from Croydon was with his six-year-old sister and a 10-year-old friend on a signalised crossing when the incident occurred about [...]

'What if Kev dies?': Hunt for man who left 'gentle giant' in coma

Tuesday  16:35,   21 august 2018

Friends of a man who is fighting for life after being punched in a random attack are calling for the culprit to turn himself in. Kevin Foakes, 37, was at the Rosemount Hotel in Perth’s north in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was knocked [...]

Sydney pub apologises for 'humiliation' after turning away woman with cerebral palsy

Tuesday  16:31,   21 august 2018

An inner-Sydney pub faces waves of condemnation after its security staff turn away a patron with cerebral palsy at the door on the night she was celebrating her 21st birthday with friends.The Marlborough Hotel, in Newtown, apologised "unreservedly"[...]

Family speaks of shock, devastation after mother and son killed in grain truck crash near Corrigin

Tuesday  16:08,   21 august 2018

A woman who lost her daughter and grandson in a horrific crash in Western Australia's Wheatbelt says the tragedy has left her family devastated and in shock. Amy Slater, 26, and her 10-year-old son Leroy were killed when a grain truck slammed[...]

Peter Dutton’s army: The 35 rebel MPs who turned their back on Malcolm Turnbull in secret ballot are revealed

Tuesday  16:08,   21 august 2018

The 35 rebel MPs who voted against Malcolm Turnbull in a leadership ballot on Tuesday morning have been revealed. The prime minister narrowly survived the extraordinary Liberal party room vote 48 votes to 35. The majority of those who sided[...]

'The ocean is everything': Surfer who died at Avalon lived in van by the beach

Tuesday  15:33,   21 august 2018

Bob Bevern, 62, was a local icon who put surfing first and swore he would live by the ocean "until I die".A 62-year-old surfer who died after being pulled unconscious from the water at Avalon in Sydney's northern beaches on Tuesday morning [...]

'The job is killing them': Firies battle for cancer help

Tuesday  15:33,   21 august 2018

A career firefighter can be up to five times more likely to contract one of a number of cancers, due to their exposure to toxins and carcinogens.His wife, Jen, and their eight children are his pride and joy, but the safety of his community comes a[...]

'Send him home!' Expat brothers' bitter will dispute

Tuesday  15:32,   21 august 2018

Larry and Carl Halquist occupy bedrooms one metre apart from each other in the home their mother left them in Sapphire Beach, near Coffs Harbour.Larry and Carl Halquist occupy bedrooms one metre apart from each other in the home their mother left[...]

Lost baby koala's adorable reunion with mum

Tuesday  14:51,   21 august 2018

The joey was found in the front yard of a home at Ridgehaven in Adelaide's north-east late last Thursday, but its mother was nowhere to be seen. It was taken in by Wayne and Lynette Parsons from Fauna Rescue SA, who had to bottle-feed the joey[...]

Julie Bishop: 'It wasn't so long ago that people were talking about Anthony Albanese taking over from Bill Shorten'

Tuesday  14:03,   21 august 2018

Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has said the task ahead of the Liberal Party is to “heal” the divisions and told the Australian public that Bill Shorten as PM would be a “disaster”. Speaking to the ABC’s Leigh Sales on 7.30, the long-serving[...]

Truck drivers 13 times more likely to die on the job

Tuesday  13:55,   21 august 2018

A Monash University study shows truck drivers are 13 times more likely to die on the job than in other professions.Truck drivers are 13 times more likely to die on the job than other workers, an Australian study has[...]

Police hunting arsonist who tried torching speed camera

Tuesday  13:55,   21 august 2018

Adelaide detectives say a man poured petrol next to the base of the device on Tapleys Hill Road at West Beach and set it alight.Investigators say a man poured petrol next to the base of a fixed speed camera on Tapleys Hill Road at West Beach around[...]

Peta Credlin: Turnbull's 'death warrant has been signed and the scaffolding’s been built'

Tuesday  13:51,   21 august 2018

Peta Credlin, Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff, has delivered a scathing assessment of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s performance after he narrowly won a leadership spill against Peter Dutton. Speaking on Sky News, Credlin warned the prime[...]