News: Australia

Palaszczuk pledges millions in health funding to switch focus away from Adani

Monday  12:07,   13 november 2017

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk seems determined to leave the first half of her Adani-plagued election campaign behind her, switching her focus today to health with the announcement of $154 million to reduce hospital waiting lists. The[...]

New Harbour Tunnel estimated to cost $7.2 billion

Monday  11:56,   13 november 2017

The cost of a second road tunnel underneath Sydney Harbour is estimated to be $7.2 billion, 9NEWS can reveal. A leaked Transport for NSW document shows the project’s "Estimated Total Cost" is $7.2 billion, with a proposal for an 80:20 funding model[...]

How this young family survived a fire-bombing

Monday  09:53,   13 november 2017

The day after Halloween, the Gould family home was fire-bombed by three anonymous men. A 44-year-old father was burnt in the explosion. His full account of what happened that night has never been heard. Until now. Andrew Gould opens the door to the[...]

Man killed after falling into woodchipper at rural property at Gympie

Monday  07:36,   13 november 2017
ABC News

A 54-year-old man has died in "absolutely shocking" circumstances after falling into a woodchipper on a rural property at Gympie, north of Brisbane, police say.Police said the accident happened as a group of men were clearing the driveway[...]

Man guilty of ploughing down neighbour in 4WD

Monday  04:21,   13 november 2017

A neighbourhood dispute between separate parties had been brewing for months on Noakes Parade, before the father-of-five stepped in. On Monday, at Penrith District Court, the man accused of ploughing Mr Kimmorley down in a four-wheel-drive pleaded[...]

Olympic champion Neil Brooks and wife charged with fraud

Monday  02:52,   13 november 2017
ABC News

<p>Former Australian Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks has been charged over an alleged $1.95 million fraud.</p>The 55-year-old, who won a relay gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, is due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court this[...]

Mike Willesee: A premonition, plane crash and testing miracles

Monday  01:57,   13 november 2017
ABC News

Veteran journalist Mike Willesee reveals how a miracle plane crash escape changed his life forever, kick-starting a journey back to his faith — something that has given him strength in his battle with cancer.It is this faith, and the support of his[...]

Man bashed and left for dead during violent Melbourne break-in

Monday  01:56,   13 november 2017

A man has been beaten and left for dead during a violent home invasion in Melbourne's south east overnight.A gang of three men allegedly broke into a home on Lawson Street in Hampton just before 11pm, kicking down the front[...]

Phoenix Newitt: 11yo Tasmanian girl shot in face released from Melbourne hospital

Monday  01:56,   13 november 2017
ABC News

Eleven-year-old Tasmanian girl Phoenix Newitt, shot in the face in August as she sat in a car with her family, is back home after surgery in Melbourne to remove bullet fragments from her brain, <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_gramm[...]

Truck breakdown causes 15km traffic jam on M1 Motorway

Monday  00:36,   13 november 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

A truck breakdown on the M1 Pacific Highway at Berowra has caused a 15-kilometre traffic jam.The truck was cleared at about 6.30am on Monday, but commuters were warned to expect delays throughout the morning[...]

Turnbull turns on charm in Hong Kong

Sunday  23:20,   12 november 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has hit the hustings in Hong Kong - Australia's second largest expatriate centre - ahead of two crucial by-elections.Malcolm Turnbull has turned on the charm offensive during a visit to Hong Kong as he attempts to shake off the[...]

Comment: All hands on deck as Malcolm Turnbull prepares for minority rule

Sunday  23:20,   12 november 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Crisis? What crisis? Now that the Turnbull government has lost its parliamentary majority, and with the media talking non-stop of a constitutional crisis, the common question is how serious is Australia's situation.Crisis? What crisis? Now that[...]

NSW Government's secret Central Station blueprint reveals billion-dollar overhaul

Sunday  07:35,   12 november 2017
ABC News

Documents seen by the ABC and Fairfax reveal taxpayers will be slugged almost $3 billion to complete a planned revamp of Central Station in Sydney. Neighbouring commercial properties around Henry Deane Plaza and the Goods Line will be acquired as[...]

New monuments stand proud at Australian War Memorial

Sunday  01:21,   12 november 2017

As sunset on Remembrance Day, new shadows are being cast across Anzac Parade.  Known as Australia’s most sacred street, the boulevard runs from the national parade grounds on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin up to the Australian War[...]

Pauline Hanson's One Nation, Jacqui Lambie Network eye off Tasmanian election

Saturday  12:06,   11 november 2017
ABC News

The registration of the Jacqui Lambie Network and Pauline Hanson's One Nation party in Tasmania could influence next year's state election, one political analyst says.One Nation and the Jacqui Lambie Network have both signed more than 100[...]