News: Australia

Thunderstorm asthma warning for Melbourne and parts of Victoria

Friday  04:12,   20 october 2017
9News.com.au

A moderate thunderstorm asthma warning has been issued for people in Melbourne and parts of Victoria ahead of a squally afternoon. Central, North Central, North Country and South West areas of the state have been warned that the current weather[...]

Fake nurse jailed after doing shifts at hospitals across Australia

Thursday  13:26,   19 october 2017
9News.com.au

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to four years jail in the Northern Territory Supreme Court for falsely claiming to be a registered nurse and working at Royal Darwin Hospital. Nicholas Crawford today pleaded guilty to ten offences including[...]

Quick-thinking tradies trap thieves using GPS

Thursday  12:36,   19 october 2017
9News.com.au

A savvy group of Melbourne workmen have tracked down a gang of thieves using a GPS tracking device. Tradesman Paul Price told 9NEWS that he arrived at E&S Trading, Noble Park, yesterday morning to find that the offenders had cleared off with a[...]

Roads remain cut, homes evacuated as floodwaters rise in southern Queensland

Thursday  09:06,   19 october 2017
ABC News

Evacuation of homes in Queensland's Wide Bay-Burnett region continues as rivers approach major flood levels.After five days of heavy rain, dams are overflowing and at least 70 roads remain cut across Gladstone, Wide Bay and Burnett and the[...]

Freshwater crocodile attacks tourist at Wangi Falls, leaving him with wounds to leg and hand

Thursday  05:06,   19 october 2017
ABC News

A tourist visiting the world-renowned Litchfield National Park is left with stitches in his finger and eight staples in his leg after "wedging the jaws open" and removing a freshwater crocodile that attacked him while swimming at Wangi[...]

Euthanasia: Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino fails in attempt to block assisted dying legislation

Thursday  03:10,   19 october 2017
ABC News

Victoria's Deputy Premier unsuccessfully attempts to block the state's proposed euthanasia laws, pulling a parliamentary move that pit him against Premier Daniel Andrews and much of his Cabinet. James Merlino proposed a reasoned amendment to [...]

Gallipoli hero awarded posthumous bravery medal

Thursday  02:08,   19 october 2017
9News.com.au

At 92 years old, Patrick Cahir wanted to do just one thing for his late father, and that was to collect something that's bound to be a family heirloom - his dad's Distinguished Service Medal. His father, Thomas Francis Cahir - known as Frank [...]

Smiles as Invictus athletes welcomed home

Wednesday  14:06,   18 october 2017
MSN

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have joined together with their colleagues to welcome home the Australian Invictus Games team.Fresh from their return from Toronto, the squad was warmly greeted at Parliament House in Canberra on[...]

NT elders in Sydney to protest fracking

Wednesday  13:35,   18 october 2017
MSN

<p>Aboriginal elders have travelled almost 3000km from the Northern Territory to Sydney to protest Origin Energy's fracking plans on their land.<br></p>Several elders gathered with Lock The Gate protesters and Seed Indigenous Youth[...]

Shark sightings on the rise at Perth beaches but surfers happy to play the odds

Wednesday  13:35,   18 october 2017
ABC News

Shark sightings at Perth beaches are increasing as migrating humpback whales cruise along the coast — but for avid surfers keen for every scrap of swell before summer, it's a case of risk versus reward.That's the attitude of many surfers along[...]

Shark sightings on the rise at Perth beaches but surfers happy to play the odds

Wednesday  13:34,   18 october 2017
ABC News

Shark sightings at Perth beaches are increasing as migrating humpback whales cruise along the coast — but for avid surfers keen for every scrap of swell before summer, it's a case of risk versus reward.That's the attitude of many surfers along[...]

M1 plan will work says Comm Games boss

Wednesday  13:33,   18 october 2017
MSN

Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie has dismissed a report warning the M1 will be a "crash risk" during next year's event as old news.A Department of Transport and Main Roads M1 Management Plan has warned the Queensland government[...]

Gold Coast 2018: Local champions honoured as Queen's baton bearers named

Wednesday  13:32,   18 october 2017
ABC News

Thousands of Australians have been chosen to carry the Queen's baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Olympians including Dawn Fraser, Grant Hackett and Sally Pearson are among the Australian bearers chosen. © Provided by[...]

Crossbenchers want online poker legalised

Wednesday  13:11,   18 october 2017
MSN

Crossbench senators David Leyonhjelm and Cory Bernardi have called on the government to legalise online poker.Crossbench senators David Leyonhjelm and Cory Bernardi, who were involved in the Environment and Communications References Committee's[...]

Cyclone Debbie response best ever: report

Wednesday  13:09,   18 october 2017
MSN

A report into the response to Cyclone Debbie has made 18 recommendations to improve response to similar events in the future.The Queensland government will better manage fatigued workers in emergency situations following a review into the response[...]