News: Australia

PM not accepting ministers resignations

Tuesday  13:50,   21 august 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull isn't accepting the resignations of his ministers who voted for his challenger in a leadership spill.Malcolm Turnbull is not accepting the resignations of ministers who voted for Peter Dutton in a leadership[...]
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Accused Vic wife-killer 'smirked': witness

Tuesday  13:50,   21 august 2018

A man has been ordered to stand trial charged with the stabbing murder of his new wife during an argument in her Melbourne home. An Indian man accused of stabbing his Melbourne wife to death smirked as he turned himself in to police and told a[...]

Jake Anderson-Brettner murder: Two people charged days after torso found in bushland

Tuesday  11:06,   21 august 2018

<p>Tasmania Police have charged a couple over the alleged murder of 24-year-old Jake Daniel Anderson-Brettner.</p>Jack Harrison Vincent Sadler, 26, of the Launceston suburb of Riverside, was today charged with murder. Gem Clark, 25, also of[...]

Paperweight 'potential weapon' in body in suitcase murder

Tuesday  11:06,   21 august 2018

A Perth court has been told a cast iron paperweight may have been used to kill body in the suitcase victim Annabelle Chen. A Perth court has been told a cast iron paperweight may have been used to kill body in the s Detective Sam Collins agreed[...]

'Devastated' truckie faces court over deadly M1 crash

Tuesday  10:31,   21 august 2018

Truck driver involved in fiery crash on the New South Wales Central Coast is 'devastated' according to his lawyer.Samuel McLean, 30, faced Gosford Local Court today for the first time charged with dangerous driving occasioning the deaths of[...]

Garbage truck victim Rosalind Hinde remembered as passionate scientist

Tuesday  10:30,   21 august 2018

The 74-year-old marine biologist died on Monday evening when she was hit by a garbage truck outside her home in Windsor.A woman who was killed by a garbage truck outside her Windsor home has been remembered as a passionate marine biologist who had[...]

3D-printed guns: Cosplayer Steven Sicen Sun avoids jail after making weapon 'props'

Tuesday  10:30,   21 august 2018

The first person in New South Wales to be charged over making and possessing 3D-printed guns gets a suspended jail sentence for making the "non-functional props".Steven Sicen Sun was charged early last year and pleaded guilty to multiple[...]

ABC Radio Adelaide Ali Clarke breaks down live after text attack

Tuesday  10:05,   21 august 2018

<p>ABC Radio Adelaide presenter Ali Clarke, who broke down live on radio after receiving an attacking message on the radio station's text line, has called for people to be mindful of the impact their unkind words can have.</p>Clarke, who[...]

Gang of mindless vandals armed with flagpoles destroy SEVENTY cars at a Volkswagen dealership during midnight rampage

Tuesday  09:55,   21 august 2018

Vandals have destroyed as many as 70 high-end Volkswagens with flagpoles in an overnight rampage on a Townsville dealership.Flagpoles were used to smash windshields, side mirrors and side panels of the cars, with a passing off-duty security guard[...]

Truck driver charged over ‘catastrophic’ crash into family car

Tuesday  08:51,   21 august 2018

Carl Bridge was granted strict bail conditions for colliding his semi-trailer into the car, killing a young mum and her eldest son and injuring her three other children.Amy Slater, 26, and her 10-year-old son Leroy were unable to be revived after a[...]

James Ricketson's Cambodian goddaughter says the filmmaker is not a spy in day two of trial

Tuesday  08:51,   21 august 2018

A former street beggar testifies in the case of jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, telling a Cambodian court how the accused spy had lifted her and her family out of abject poverty. Chap Thy, 32, is the subject of an ongoing documentary[...]

Case linked to Hawi murder 'non-existent'

Tuesday  07:50,   21 august 2018

A tow-truck driver accused of being an accessory after the murder of former bikie boss Mick Hawi has applied for bail in Sydney court. The Crown case against a tow-truck driver accused of being an accessory after the murder of former Comanchero[...]

Mehajer phone allegedly had 'forged' email

Tuesday  07:31,   21 august 2018

Salim Mehajer will remain behind bars after a NSW Supreme Court judge found there was a risk he would commit serious offences if released. The email purportedly from Dt Sgt Taylor begins with "Hi Salim" and allegedly says: "We are not inspecting[...]

Tenacious Dutton goes to the backbench

Tuesday  07:31,   21 august 2018

Peter Dutton is on the backbench after losing a leadership ballot to Malcolm Turnbull, but his history suggests it won't be for long.In his first speech to federal parliament 16 years ago, Peter Dutton paid tribute to his[...]

Fourth person charged over Larissa Beilby murder

Tuesday  07:05,   21 august 2018

The 16-year-old was last seen on the Gold Coast in June.Miss Beilby was found dead in a barrel in the back of a ute on June 27, launching a manhunt for her alleged murderer Zlatko[...]