News: Australia

Woman dragged by her hair in violent Perth car-jacking

Tuesday  06:00,   24 april 2018

A woman was dragged from her car by her hair during a crime spree in Perth overnight. Perth Detectives have charged a 28-year-old man in connection with the alleged rampage.Police will allege about 7:50pm, the man entered a car park on Moore Street[...]

Vogel Literary prize awarded to Brisbane author Emily O'Grady

Tuesday  03:30,   24 april 2018
ABC News

Brisbane author Emily O'Grady wins the prestigious $20,000 Vogel Literary Award for her novel, The Yellow House.She discovers her grandfather was a serial[...]

Family heirloom 'most likely' a piece of the Red Baron's plane

Monday  21:56,   23 april 2018
ABC News

<p>Inside the home of a Darwin rural residence is a piece of fabric that was "most likely" stripped from the plane of Germany's infamous Red Baron moments after it was shot down.</p>Baron Manfred Von Richtofen, dubbed the 'Red[...]

Christian Li, 10yo Australian violinist, becomes youngest winner of prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Competition

Monday  21:56,   23 april 2018
ABC News

Ten-year-old violinist Christian Li becomes the youngest winner of one of the world's most prestigious international violin competitions, the Menuhin Competition.Ten-year-old Li from Melbourne took out joint first in the Junior First Prize[...]

'It's awful, I'm surprised she approved it': Government designs new coins with an updated effigy of the Queen – but not everyone's happy

Monday  08:55,   23 april 2018
Daily Mail

The Australian Mint in Canberra will produce coins with an updated image of Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The new design was done by the UK Royal Mint's engraver Jody Clark.The new image, designed by the UK Royal Mint's engraver Jody Clark, will[...]

Drug ring linked to Ireland's Kinahan cartel uncovered in Australia

Monday  03:00,   23 april 2018
Sydney Morning Herald

A sophisticated drug trafficking operation between Ireland and Australia has been dismantled after a two-year transnational investigation.The alleged drug ring is said to be linked to one of Ireland's most prominent crime gangs, the Kinahan cartel,[...]

UK wants to go global post-Brexit: Bishop

Sunday  04:30,   22 april 2018

Finance Minister Julie Bishop says she has been encouraging the UK to have a great presence in the Pacific post-Brexit.Ms Bishop, who has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the UK with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,[...]

Catholic Church falls victim to Melbourne's latest crime spree

Sunday  03:35,   22 april 2018
The Age

Twenty-three church buildings have been burgled across Melbourne in less than two months.The Sunday Age can reveal that 23 churches and religious buildings have been robbed in the past two months, with offenders potentially reaping hundreds of[...]

Murder of Vic mum unsolved after 36 years

Sunday  01:31,   22 april 2018

Thirty-six years after her young daughters found her stabbed to death, Melbourne police are offering $1 million for information on the murder of Jenny Ng.Ms Ng was found dead in her flat by her two daughters on April 23,[...]

Vic WWI unknown soldier identified

Sunday  00:56,   22 april 2018

A World War I soldier buried in Cairo in 1916, wrongly declared a deserter, has finally been identified as a Melbourne man.Private Edward Attfield, from Melbourne, who is buried in Egypt, was previously recorded as an illegal[...]

Baby boy killed in horror overnight crash

Saturday  06:15,   21 april 2018

Baby boy killed in horror overnight crash.It is understood at least one of the adults was thrown from the car when it rolled at speed on the Kwinana Freeway near the Safety Bay exit just before[...]

Truck dumps potentially contaminated rubbish in driveway

Saturday  04:40,   21 april 2018

A large truck has been caught on camera dumping a large pile of waste potentially containing asbestos on the driveway of a family home in Sydney's north-west.The tip truck was caught on CCTV a 9.17pm passing the house in Oatlands before turning[...]

REVEALED: How Tyrell Cobb's 'evil' killer mother nearly escaped justice - until her co-accused boyfriend found a glaring error in evidence against him

Saturday  03:30,   21 april 2018
Daily Mail

Tyrell Cobb died at home on the night of May 24, 2009, after two separate blows to his abdomen that caused internal bleeding and the leaking of his stomach contents, known as peritonitis.A mother jailed for killing her four-year-old son was brought[...]

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Saturday  01:31,   21 april 2018
ABC News

Victorian homeowners will ultimately bear the brunt of China's decision to ban foreign waste, with the state's peak local government body estimating ratepayers will be stung an extra $60 a year to cover recycling costs. The Municipal[...]

Dodgy funeral operators ripping off Queensland families

Saturday  01:07,   21 april 2018

Backyard embalming and coffin-swapping is rife, according to one of the state's most experienced funeral directors. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Brian Broughan, told 9NEWS a rise in rogue operators is undercutting reputable and trained[...]