News: Australia

Council digs up newly-laid 'handball court' after residents complain about noisy children

Thursday  05:56,   10 may 2018

A concrete slab used by local children for handball in a small Kelvin Grove park is ripped up by Brisbane City Council just months after it was laid due to noise complaints. The park, located in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village in Brisbane's north, is [...]

Outback mining town set to be taken off the map as Aboriginal gangs are roaming the streets spreading fear and threats

Thursday  05:07,   10 may 2018

Opal mining town Mintabie sits 1000 kilometres northeast of Adelaide and will soon be wiped off the map after a report found it was being used as a haven for illegal activity. 'I've never ever seen anything to this extent, it reminds me of South[...]

Living in Wyndham, the hottest town in Australia, where roads melt and your skin sizzles

Thursday  04:07,   10 may 2018

Local resident Paul Cavanagh describes Wyndham, a remote town in Western Australia's far north, as a friendly little place that at times feels like an oven.He once saw a road get so hot, the bitumen melted and trickled into the street[...]

Horrifying moment an autistic boy is pulled off his bike, kicked in the head and beaten with a wrench in a vile bullying attack

Thursday  03:12,   10 may 2018

Quinn Lahiff-Jenkins, 14, was attacked by five armed youths outside Northcote High School, in Melbourne's north.An autistic boy was viciously beaten up with wrenches and repeatedly kicked and bashed in the head and body in a horrifying attack[...]

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Thursday  03:12,   10 may 2018

If the above picture looks familiar, you may be wanted by Mexico. The Mexican Embassy in Canberra is on the hunt for a handful of Australians who drew pictures for the World Children's Painting Festival as part of the 1968 Olympics in[...]

Budget 2018: Aboriginal patients convinced the Government to help them get home

Thursday  00:06,   10 may 2018

Aboriginal patients are happy with how the government has finally listened to them 'giving that money out to bush'.Jacqueline[...]

Amber Harrison found in contempt of court for breaking gag order over affair with Seven West boss Tim Worner - despite the judge admitting he sympathises with her situation

Wednesday  23:31,   09 may 2018

A NSW court has found Amber Harrison repeatedly breached a gag order by tweeting and speaking to the media about her affair with Seven West Media boss Tim Worner, although the judge sympathised.Seven sought the contempt declaration, but did not[...]

CCTV captures car smashing into pharmacy

Wednesday  15:31,   09 may 2018

A pharmacist has had a lucky escape after a car hurtled into a pharmacy early on Wednesday morning. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer",[...]

'It's gone': Home owner returns from shops to find home destroyed

Wednesday  15:07,   09 may 2018

Two homes have been completely destroyed and another seriously damaged when a fire broke out in Sydney’s west this afternoon.  Investigations are underway into the cause of a fire at Napier Avenue, Lurnea, at 12.30pm, but it is not being[...]

Conman Peter Foster testifies at John Chardon murder committal hearing

Wednesday  12:52,   09 may 2018

Convicted fraudster Peter Foster claims he acted as a police informant to gather information from Gold Coast man John Chardon about the alleged murder of his 34-year-old wife Novy Chardon. Foster was called to give evidence in the Brisbane[...]

Duo in court over NSW medical supply stash

Wednesday  12:06,   09 may 2018

Two people have appeared in court after a police raid in Sydney's southwest uncovered an unusual cache of medical supplies including prescription forms.Philip Andronicos, 47, and Karla Renee Hanson, 43, were arrested in Ashcroft about 9am on[...]

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Wednesday  11:57,   09 may 2018

A teacher "adored by students" considered himself "bulletproof" and "exploited his status" to developed inappropriate relationships with his young victims, the NT Supreme Court[...]

Question Time: Scott Morrison blasts 'muppets' after budget

Wednesday  11:57,   09 may 2018

Treasurer Scott Morrison has blasted the Opposition as “muppets” during a heated exchange in the first Question Time since he delivered the 2018 budget. Morrison was repeatedly pressed by Labor about the total cost of corporate tax cuts over ten[...]

Terror attack accused Ihsas Khan compares stabbing Sydney neighbour to 'eating a Picnic bar'

Wednesday  09:56,   09 may 2018

Police interviews played in court reveal Ihsas Khan has no regrets over stabbing his Sydney neighbour with a hunting knife, telling police: "You don't really think about it".Ihsas Khan, 22, was charged with committing a terrorist act[...]

Stunning photographs show Sydney's iconic Blue Mountains on fire as backburning operation makes tourism hotspot a LOT hotter

Wednesday  09:31,   09 may 2018

Large deliberately lit fires swept across the Blue Mountains Tuesday and into Wednesday, creating a hazardous scene in parts of Sydney the following day. Dramatic photos uploaded online showed the ghostly effect of the wide scale burn off, with[...]