News: Australia

'Fingers crossed': Best chance of decent rainfall in months may help fire regions

Tuesday  00:50,   21 august 2018
smh.com.au

Farmers and firefighters may be in for some much-needed rain relief by the end of this week with the potential for some good falls in drought-hit parts of NSW. While meteorologists caution that significant disagreement remains among the main weather [...]
News / Australia

‘We don't name babies Adolf or call yoga retreats concentration camps': Comedian John Oliver slams Australian senator for invoking Nazi Germany in 'final solution' speech

Tuesday  00:50,   21 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

John Oliver discussed Fraser Anning's debut speech where he discussed a ban on Muslims migrating to Australia and used the term 'Final Solution', which was used by Hitler.Comedian John Oliver has taken aim at an Australian senator on[...]

Former Perth school boy denied appeal for triple axe murder

Monday  22:51,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

A former Perth school boy found guilty of murdering three of his family members in South Africa has been denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences. The Western Cape High Court dismissed Henri Van Breda's application to[...]

‘Put down the gun, mannnnn’: Convicted killer and ex-husband of Salim Mehajer's sister dubs himself the ‘Lebanese gangster Dr Phil’ and pleads with Sydney’s warring bikies to stop fighting and have a coffee

Monday  21:06,   20 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The former Nomads vice president who became the youngest ever member of the club in the late 1990s has called for gang rivals to swap their guns for a cup of coffee. Tajjour's friend and former Comancheros former national president Mick Hawi was[...]

'Panic mode PM' Malcolm Turnbull has now lost HALF of his cabinet's backing as the prime minister's supporters prepare for a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton today

Monday  20:26,   20 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

In what has been a tumultuous week for the Australian PM - sources close to Malcolm Turnbull said they were expecting a leadership challenge as early as today.Malcolm Turnbull has lost half of his cabinet's backing and could face a leadership[...]

Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson's sledge on former CFMEU boss leaves taxpayers with $280k legal bill

Monday  20:05,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

Taxpayers in the ACT will be slugged with a $280,000 legal bill on behalf of Liberal MLA and former opposition leader Jeremy Hanson, after he settled a defamation case brought by former CFMEU boss Dean Hall.Mr Hanson has also officially apologised[...]

'A man came up to me with a screwdriver at my face'

Monday  17:57,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

Car thefts are on the rise in Queensland, believed to be because of a "no pursuit" police rule.It’s a frightening reality for many drivers, with criminals in Queensland stealing vehicles in record numbers, before taking them on wild crime[...]

Husband of woman who vanished 36 years ago has 'nothing to hide'

Monday  17:41,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

In a world exclusive, A Current Affair tracked Chris Dawson down to ask him about his knowledge of his wife's disappearance, and the exchange quickly turned fiery. Seconds after telling Chris Allen "she left" when asked what happened to Lyn,[...]

Neighbourhood anger as ‘cult’ moves in

Monday  16:06,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

Residents of a Melbourne suburb are up in arms about a religious sect setting up a new centre in their midst. The Exclusive Brethren, also known as the Plymouth Brethren, is building a Gospel and Bible study hall in the middle of Lysterfield, a[...]

Footy player facing life ban after breaking opponent's jaw

Monday  15:52,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

Salisbury West player Adam Jones is facing expulsion from football after being involved in multiple violent on-field clashes with Trinity Old Scholars players.Salisbury West player Adam Jones has been reported over four incidents that occurred[...]

Gun, ammunition and cash seized in bikie raid

Monday  15:51,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

A Descendants Outlaw Motorcycle gang member was arrested and faced court after a semi-automatic weapon and $45,000 was found in an Adelaide raid.The member of the Descendants Outlaw Motorcycle Gang faced court after the Crime Gang Task Force[...]

Pet dog protects couple from home intruder

Monday  14:06,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

An Adelaide couple's pet dog has fought off an armed intruder overnight.Just after 5am, the man forced his way inside the Prospect home through a dog-door at the rear of the[...]

121 dead: How one man survived 'saddest episode' in Sydney history

Monday  13:31,   20 august 2018
smh.com.au

A quarter of Sydney's population lined the streets in silence as the funeral procession of 121 dead from the Dunbar passed. It was the worst maritime disaster in peacetime NSW. Now scientists are trying to find out more.Instead of passing to[...]

Turnbull dumps key element of NEG

Monday  12:56,   20 august 2018
9news.com.au

Malcolm Turnbull has dumped a key element of his signature energy legislation as he tries to fight off a leadership challenge. In a dramatic about face, the Prime Minister said he couldn’t and wouldn’t go ahead with the current Bill, while a small[...]

Mentally unwell man killed ex while on leave from hospital, court told

Monday  12:26,   20 august 2018
theage.com.au

Kim Lynch's family say they were failed by Victoria’s mental health system and now cannot get answers out of the hospital or police. Kim Lynch was killed by her former partner and her body left in a cupboard in his unit, about a week after he[...]