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News: Australia

Giant spider crabs: Where do they go after their annual migration in Port Phillip Bay?

Monday  01:55,   18 june 2018

Tens of thousands of giant spider crabs are swarming in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay as part of an annual migration, but researchers still don't know where they go once they leave.But despite decades of experience, the diving enthusiast has[...]

Does China’s new mega-wharf pose a threat to Australia?

Sunday  05:05,   17 june 2018

The latest Chinese development projects in the South Pacific have left Australian security experts nervous and locals scratching their heads. This Sunday in a special 60 Minutes, Tom Steinfort exposes China’s ever-expanding influence in the South[...]

Woman is indecently assaulted by a 'bearded predator' in Melbourne after 'stealing her phone and demanding money for its return'

Sunday  03:55,   17 june 2018

Investigations continue after a woman was indecently assaulted and had her phone stolen in Melbourne's north a week ago. Police have released CCTV footage of a man they'd like to speak to.Detectives said a woman was at a shopping centre on[...]

Del Kathryn Barton's prices put her in Australia's top 10 living artists

Saturday  03:10,   16 june 2018

After three recent six-figure sales of her work, Sydney painter and filmmaker Del Kathryn Barton has become Australia’s most commercially successful living female artist at[...]

'I clean bloody toilets and I clean them good': The great-grandma scrubbing outback dunnies to save lives

Saturday  01:56,   16 june 2018

Pauline Hedges seen as a hero in the outback town of Pentland, so why is she cleaning public toilets on a lonely stretch of[...]

Cattle dog keeps man warm overnight after quad bike rollover

Friday  23:58,   15 june 2018

A man has spent all night lying injured on a road in Central Queensland after a freak accident on a quad bike.  The 56-year-old was thrown off the vehicle at the end of a secluded, dead-end road in Bondoola, with no one but his cattle dog there [...]

Disability pensioner could be fined up to $1000 for feeding birds in his own backyard, after council worker admits to spying on him for WEEKS

Friday  23:58,   15 june 2018

Brad Martell has been feeding the birds morning and night for the last two decades at his home south-east of Melbourne, but now he could face a fine of up to $1000. [...]

Australian regulator sues Westpac bank claiming poor financial advice

Friday  15:01,   15 june 2018

Australia's securities regulator said on Friday it had filed a lawsuit against No. 2 lender Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX) over alleged poor financial advice.The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on Friday said it filed a[...]

Hundreds more paramedics to boost health system

Friday  15:01,   15 june 2018

When patients call triple zero for an ambulance in New South Wales, they will soon have a far better chance to have a paramedic show up much faster. Ahead of the NSW Budget, 750 extra paramedics and call centre staff will be employed over the next[...]

Priests won't comply with law: SA church

Friday  15:01,   15 june 2018

A senior Catholic figure says the church will not adhere to a change in South Australian law requiring priests to report confessions of child sex abuse.The South Australian Catholic Church will not adhere to a change in law requiring priests to[...]

Hobart man stole $282k from elderly mother

Friday  07:07,   15 june 2018

A Hobart man who stole almost $282,000 from his widowed elderly mother has been sentenced to two years and eight months jail.Ronald Peter Walker, 71, transferred money to bank accounts belonging to himself and his two children after being granted[...]

BridgeClimb is STRIPPED of its Sydney Harbour Bridge contract after 20 years

Friday  07:06,   15 june 2018

BridgeClimb gas been stripped of its Sydney Harbour Bridge contract after 20 years operating the lucrative service. Scenic World's parent Hammond Holdings taken over on October 1, throwing into doubt the validity of thousands of tickets that[...]

'If you want to be safe, stay at home': Australian woman's post goes viral after cops tell women to 'be careful when walking home alone at night' following comedian's rape and murder

Friday  07:06,   15 june 2018

Eurydice Dixon, 22, texted her boyfriend to say 'I'm almost home safe' just moments before she was allegedly sexually assaulted and killed in Melbourne's Princes Park on Tuesday night. When 17-year-old schoolgirl Masa Vukotic was[...]

Former Perth teacher jailed for child porn

Friday  07:06,   15 june 2018

Jeffrey Jay McKinnell, 39, who taught at the elite Guildford Grammar School, had 3009 images on his computer. McKinnell stood trial in the WA District Court and held his face in his hands and repeatedly shook his head after the jury returned its[...]

‘Stormin’ Norman’ snowfalls brings big white blizzards

Friday  05:55,   15 june 2018

The ski season will get off to a cracking start this weekend with massive dumps of snow over NSW and Victorian alpine regions.Thredbo, just north of the NSW/Victoria border, received 15cm of fresh snow overnight as a cold front brought wild winds[...]