News: Australia

Sydney heatwave: Scorching temperatures record hottest January night in five years

Wednesday  15:51,   18 january 2017
MSN

Sydneysiders experienced yet another sweltering morning, with temperature reaching 36.5 degrees Celsius at 9AM on Wednesday. At 6AM on Wednesday, the temperature was still lingering over 30 degrees Celsius. While Sydney’s west was cooler[...]

SA health closes Royal Adelaide Hospital ward

Wednesday  15:37,   18 january 2017
MSN

The Royal Adelaide Hospital ward S7 that was temporarily closed over Christmas will now be closing permanently leaving doctors angry and baffled.Doctors and nurses felt insulted about the ward's closure. Australian Medical Association's SA branch[...]

Perth man caught in Mexico shooting

Wednesday  15:30,   18 january 2017
MSN

A Perth man caught in the Mexico music festival shooting has told how he helped a man who had been shot in the head, as the attacker was still on the loose.Jhana Green was at the BPM festival shooting early on Monday when a gunman opened fire[...]

Premier meets with Qld Rail over timetable

Wednesday  15:30,   18 january 2017
MSN

Queensland Rail has confirmed the reduced timetable put in place in November following driver rostering bungles will again come into force from January 23.Queensland Rail Acting Chief Executive Officer Neil Scales confirmed to the premier that the[...]

Kebab shop owner verbally abuses teenager over refund

Wednesday  14:51,   18 january 2017
9News.com.au

A kebab store owner has been caught on film verbally abusing a teenage girl outside his Melbourne shop after she asked for a refund for her meal. The 16-year-old girl, who does not wish to be identified, said she has lived in fear since a man[...]

Aussie women join post-inauguration march

Wednesday  08:50,   18 january 2017
MSN

Two marches for human rights and women's equality in Australia are among hundreds planned across the world following Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.The Women's March events, to be held on Saturday in solidarity with others in more[...]

Thousands raised for billboard featuring Muslim girls celebrating Australia Day to be put back up

Wednesday  07:35,   18 january 2017
9News.com.au

An online campaign to have a controversial billboard featuring two Muslim girls celebrating Australia Day put back up has raised more than $20,000 in just a few hours.An image of two young girls wearing hijabs and celebrating Australia Day last year [...]

Sydney expected to warm up again

Wednesday  07:07,   18 january 2017
MSN

Sydneysiders will have to wait a bit longer for relief with warm conditions predicted again for Wednesday.Temperatures only dropped to the low-20s overnight and the weather is set to warm up to 35C in the city and 42C in the west on[...]

Queensland man jailed for stealing from dying dad

Wednesday  07:06,   18 january 2017
MSN

A man who stole a dying father's credit card while others tried in vain to save his life after a car crash in Hervey Bay will spend six months in jail. Police at the time called it a "disgusting and callous act" by Shannon James Davis, 28, who[...]

Premier to meet minister and Qld Rail boss

Tuesday  20:36,   17 january 2017
MSN

The Queensland premier will meet her transport minister and QR to discuss the rostering bungles, as QR 's new timetable is revealed to be its old one.Rostering bungles caused by the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula rail line last year have[...]

Vic heat shifts as cool change moves in

Tuesday  20:36,   17 january 2017
MSN

A cool change has come to Victoria after high temperatures fuelled more than 40 fires in one day. Most of the more than 40 fires were small grass fires, the State Control Centre said, which meant crews were able to get them under control[...]

Gerard Ross murder: Fresh leads discovered in schoolboy cold case

Tuesday  20:36,   17 january 2017
ABC News

Several new persons of interest are identified in the unsolved murder of 11-year-old schoolboy Gerard Ross in the Perth suburb of Rockingham in 1997, police say.Gerard Ross was abducted while on a family holiday in Rockingham in[...]

Man charged over death of 60-year-old motorbike rider on NSW Mid North Coast

Tuesday  19:36,   17 january 2017
9News.com.au

A 60-year-old man has been killed while riding a motorbike on the NSW Mid North Coast, with a 55-year-old man charged over his death.The victim was riding along Blackhead Road at Hallidays Point in Taree when his motorcycle collided with a[...]

Vic doctors urged to look out for measles

Tuesday  19:36,   17 january 2017
MSN

Doctors in Victoria have been told to keep an eye out for symptoms of measles after two teenagers were diagnosed with the illness.The teenagers, siblings from the same family, might have been unwell when they returned home from Malaysia on Air Asia[...]

Vic thief lifts thousands and a hairdryer

Tuesday  19:36,   17 january 2017
MSN

A thief has managed to steal thousands of dollars in cash, jewellery, gems and even a hair dryer from more than 30 shops in a year, court documents show.Opal gemstones, expensive wine, luxury watches and even a hair dryer were allegedly taken by[...]