News: Australia

Man rescued from car with head and leg injuries after crash

Thursday  02:16,   22 february 2018

The man has been taken to hospital after emergency crews freed him from his vehicle on Reservoir Road at Prospect in Sydney's west.Emergency rescue worked to free the man from the vehicle after his car collided head-on with another ute on[...]

Canberrans charged more than $2k for minister Mick Gentleman's Prague dinner

Thursday  00:51,   22 february 2018
ABC News

<p>ACT taxpayers were charged almost $2,400 for a luxury dinner in Prague hosted by Planning Minister Mick Gentleman during an official European visit last year.</p>The welcome dinner at the city's upscale Bellevue Restaurant fell on day three [...]

Fishing trawler Dianne put onto dry land

Thursday  00:22,   22 february 2018

The trawler in which six men died last year has been lifted out of the water four months after the vessel sank to the ocean floor off Queensland.A sunken fishing trawler in which six men lost their lives off Queensland last year has been lifted out[...]

Qld woman to face trial over mum's murder

Wednesday  12:55,   21 february 2018

A Brisbane university student accused of bludgeoning her Macedonian mother to death has been committed to stand trial for her murder.A blood-stained piece of wood found near the body of Radica Zafirovska had been fashioned into a "timber stake" with [...]

The ex-Belgian running Australia this week

Wednesday  03:37,   21 february 2018
BBC News

Mathias Cormann only began learning English aged 23 - now he will be the nation's temporary leader.Now the Belgium-raised politician will become Australia's acting prime minister this week, stepping in while Malcolm Turnbull conducts a visit to[...]

Mum received $150k in incorrect welfare payments

Wednesday  02:20,   21 february 2018

For years Fatma Sleiman received welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to, and she’s been living a lavish life with the help of that taxpayer money.   The mum from Glenroy in Melbourne owns two properties, while a large speed boat has also[...]

Career advice should begin at age eight, Victorian inquiry told

Tuesday  12:57,   20 february 2018
Brisbane Times

Grade three children would start receiving career advice under a plan proposed to a Victorian parliamentary inquiry. The Career Education Association of Victoria has called on the state government to introduce laws to force schools to offer careers[...]

Melbourne measles case prompts warning

Tuesday  12:57,   20 february 2018

Melburnians have been warned of a measles threat after a man carrying the infectious disease visited locations throughout the city's southeast.Over five days up to February 12, the man aged in his 40s visited a costume store, liquor shop,[...]

Van ploughs through fields, fences and into home

Tuesday  12:56,   20 february 2018

A bizarre accident in Adelaide has seen a van roll backwards down a hill, over an embankment, through two fences and into the front of a home. The van's owner told 9NEWS he parked the vehicle at a home up the street but the brakes failed just before [...]

Record rains drench north WA tourist town

Tuesday  12:56,   20 february 2018

The tourist town of Broome in WA's north has received twice its annual rainfall in less than two months, with more than two months left in the cyclone season.Record rains have swamped the northern West Australian town of Broome, dumping twice[...]

Cyclonic Queensland surf hits its peak today, Gold Coast beaches still closed

Monday  19:22,   19 february 2018
ABC News

The surf hitting southern Queensland is "as good as you can get" for experienced board riders in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita, but Gold Coast beaches are closed and lifeguards are urging swimmers to stay away.But the heavy swell[...]

Bombing of Darwin digger returns to Top End for first time in over 70 years

Monday  12:51,   19 february 2018
ABC News

At 94, Alf Jones is back in Darwin, reflecting on the WWII bombing that he says many Australians struggled to understand.Seventy-nine Japanese dive bombers, line after line from the[...]

Victorian Nationals call police over alleged forgery in Morwell branch

Monday  12:50,   19 february 2018
ABC News

Independent MP Russell Northe's wife accuses the party of "gutter politics" after police are called in to investigate allegations of forgery in the Victorian Nationals' branch in Morwell.Police have been called on to investigate[...]

Man arrested after manhunt sparked school lockdown

Monday  05:15,   19 february 2018
Brisbane Times

A lockdown of Mango Hill State School has been lifted, after reports of a gunman had police search the area surrounding the school.The dog squad and police helicopter were used to track the man through Mango Hill on Monday morning following a report [...]

Woman arrested over petrol bomb attack

Monday  01:31,   19 february 2018

A woman aged 40 has been taken into custody after a 77-year-old woman had to put out a fire in her home in Salisbury, Adelaide.Just after 8.30pm last night a petrol bomb was thrown through a front window of the home on Spains Road at[...]