News: Australia

Stay safe, authorities urge Qld schoolies

Friday  14:36,   17 november 2017
MSN

Thousands of Queensland Year 12 students mark the end of their high school years on Friday, with the Gold Coast braced for its annual influx of revellers.The Gold Coast is braced for its annual influx of high school leavers, with authorities urging[...]

Mungo Man laid to rest after 42,000 years

Friday  00:52,   17 november 2017
MSN

Australia's oldest known human being, Mungo Man, is being returned to what was his resting place for over 40,000 years.The oldest known human being in Australia will be repatriated at a ceremony on Friday with an indigenous music festival to[...]

Scalpers to be stung for re-selling Harry Potter musical tickets

Thursday  16:05,   16 november 2017
9News.com.au

Ticket scalpers will find it harder to rip off punters who want to go to big Victorian events thanks to new laws. Legislation will be introduced into parliament today making it illegal to sell or advertise for resale tickets to any declared event[...]

Tears as NSW debates assisted dying bill

Thursday  12:22,   16 november 2017
MSN

Emotions have run high in the NSW upper house as MPs debate a controversial assisted dying bill, with one Labor MP predicting it will be a close vote.Emotional MPs in the NSW upper house have debated a controversial bill that would legalise assisted [...]

Fight against WA uranium mine in court

Thursday  12:21,   16 november 2017
MSN

The Conservation Council and three native title holders are fighting ministerial approval for a planned uranium mine in central WA.Former state environment minister Albert Jacob gave the green light to Cameco's Yeelirrie mine proposal in January,[...]

Qld leaders go head-to-head over jobs

Thursday  12:21,   16 november 2017
MSN

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tim Nicholls have both moved to reassure voters they will keep unemployment rates low after new figures for October were released.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls have exchanged jabs over[...]

Labor MP won't change gay marriage view

Thursday  10:50,   16 november 2017
MSN

The Labor MP who represents one of the electorates most strongly opposed to same-sex marriage insists he will back the change in parliament.Labor frontbencher Tony Burke has no intention of changing his support for same-sex marriage despite nearly[...]

NT Australian of the Year awards: Cardiologist Bo Remenyi takes out top honour

Thursday  00:06,   16 november 2017
ABC News

Bo Remenyi, a cardiologist working to rid Northern Territory communities of rheumatic heart disease, is awarded NT Australian of the Year.When Bo Remenyi fled Hungary as a political refugee and started school in Australia, she couldn't speak the[...]

Charges laid over Manus protest where Christine Forster's jacket ripped

Thursday  00:06,   16 november 2017
9News.com.au

A man has been charged for his part in a protest last week that saw former prime minister Tony Abbott sister’s jacket ripped.The City of Sydney councillor was attempting to enter a Liberal Party fundraiser about 6pm Friday when she was confronted by [...]

SSM: The NT celebrates result despite having lowest survey turnout rate in Australia

Wednesday  18:38,   15 november 2017
ABC News

Sixty-one per cent of Territorians voted Yes, but the NT had the lowest participation rate in Australia, with less than half of 20 to 24-year-olds casting their vote in the same-sex marriage survey.There were tears, cheers, and celebrations in[...]

ALP, LNP narrowly avoid campaign crossover

Wednesday  12:26,   15 november 2017
MSN

Leaders of the major parties in Queensland will avoid crossing paths on the campaign trail as Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tim Nicholls start the day in Cairns.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls will narrowly avoid[...]

Lawyer to 'zealously' defend fraud charges

Wednesday  12:26,   15 november 2017
MSN

High-profile Brisbane solicitor Michael Bosscher will "zealously" defend fraud allegations made against him by Queensland's corruption watchdog.Michael Bosscher, 48, was on Saturday charged by Queensland's corruption watchdog with[...]

Man caught on CCTV head-butting Gold Coast security guard

Wednesday  12:25,   15 november 2017
9News.com.au

A man has been fined after head-butting a security guard on the Gold Coast. Raymond Reeves was caught on camera making a beeline for the guard, who was knocked to the ground with a broken nose.The court heard Reeves had been drinking at the Runaway[...]

No blank cheque on NT inquiry report: govt

Wednesday  12:25,   15 november 2017
MSN

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has refused to "hand over a blank cheque" and commit to implementing all of the juvenile justice inquiry's recommendations.NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has refused to "hand over a blank cheque" and[...]

Vic lion cubs named after public vote

Wednesday  12:23,   15 november 2017
MSN

The names of four Victorian lion cubs have been revealed following a public vote.Votes cast by more than 1500 members of the public have helped name four furry African lion cubs born at a Victorian zoo 13 weeks[...]