News: Australia

Kiwi woman allegedly subject to 'unnecessary force' by Australian guards

Wednesday  03:51,   18 july 2018

<p>An activist group claims a New Zealand woman was subject to "unnecessary force" at a detention centre in Sydney.</p>Refugee Action Coalition Sydney is demanding a full inquiry into the incident at Villawood detention centre on[...]
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Underwater cemetery and dive site idea floated for Queensland's Gold Coast

Wednesday  03:51,   18 july 2018

<p>People could spend their afterlife as part of an underwater cemetery memorial dive site on Queensland's Gold Coast.</p>The idea is based on the Neptune Memorial Reef in Florida in the United States and it is hoped the ocean-bed cemetery [...]

Ellenbrook triple murder accused had long history of mental illness, father says

Wednesday  03:07,   18 july 2018

Awatea Crofts says his teenage son had a long history of mental health issues but never received the help he needed.Awatea Crofts said his son Teancum Vernon Peterson-Crofts had been admitted to mental health facilities on numerous[...]

What happened to Nick Falos? Man missing for 15 years believed murdered

Wednesday  03:07,   18 july 2018

Police are renewing their appeal for information 15 years after Nick Falos' red Porsche was found burnt out at the edge of the Yarra State Forest.The 58-year-old man, also known as Nikaolaos Falieros, is believed to have been murdered.[...]

How an Australian father hit the JACKPOT: Entrepreneur, 46, creates a poker machine empire from his humble Sydney home - and now lives in luxury

Wednesday  03:07,   18 july 2018

From his Brookvale home in Sydney's north, father-of-two Scott Olive built $20 billion pokies game, Lightning Link. The game grew so popular it was billed the top performing game in North America.From the comfort of his Brookvale home in[...]

Students to receive careers advice from Year 7 under overhaul

Wednesday  01:51,   18 july 2018

Careers education will be overhauled in Victoria after a review found that it started too late and varied in qualityThe changes will be rolled out next year after a review commissioned by the Education Department found careers education started too[...]

Kensington Pride mangoes hit Sydney markets in a very early winter gift from Darwin

Wednesday  00:51,   18 july 2018

Winter is not normally associated with mangoes, but the first of millions of trays from the Northern Territory have[...]

Deliveroo threatens to terminate workers after losing their contracts

Wednesday  00:31,   18 july 2018

Deliveroo has lost an undisclosed number of its workers' contracts and is asking them to sign new ones, threatening to terminate them if they don't.The food delivery company sent an email to its riders last Friday, admitting it is "not[...]

Aussie terrorists could walk free without any parole conditions

Wednesday  00:31,   18 july 2018

Up to 20 of Australia's worst terrorists could be released from prison without any parole conditions due to a legal oversight. Under current laws, NSW courts are only capable of keeping convicted terrorists in jail provided there is a "high[...]

Government left red-faced by health privacy commissioner's website bungle

Wednesday  00:06,   18 july 2018

Website for the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner was unavailable for several hours amid controversy over health data.The National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner’s website was unavailable for[...]

Melanoma blood test could save lives by detecting cancer cells before they spread

Wednesday  00:06,   18 july 2018

Testing for melanoma with a blood sample could save hundreds of lives each year by detecting cancer cells in the body before they spread. Currently, the most effective way to detect melanoma is by examining the skin and taking a biopsy.A blood test[...]

'She needs him gone': Pressure mounts on disgraced MP

Tuesday  22:41,   17 july 2018

The Liberals desperately do not want a byelection in Wagga Wagga as much as the Nationals want one. require(["inlineoutstreamAd",[...]

'You have nothing': Father of MH17 victims lashes Donald Trump

Tuesday  22:41,   17 july 2018

Anthony Maslin, the Perth father whose three children were killed on MH17, has accused Donald Trump of "kissing the a----" of Vladimir Putin.London: Anthony Maslin, the Perth father whose three children were killed on Malaysia Airlines[...]

Warning Victorians will pay for failure to recycle more stormwater

Tuesday  22:06,   17 july 2018

Victorians will pay more for water in the future because of past failures to use more rainwater and storm water, the environment department warns.Two separate reports, by the Andrews government's environment department, and by the former chief water [...]

Man, 26, accused of murdering his own father, 50, told police he just wanted to 'stab him until the anger was gone'

Tuesday  16:51,   17 july 2018

William Mathrew Rigden pleaded not guilty to murdering his 50-year-old father in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.William Mathrew Rigden pleaded not guilty to murdering John Rigden at his Armadale home in May 2016, claiming unsoundness of[...]