News: Australia

Victorian MP Don Nardella to repay $98k allowance

Saturday  05:06,   29 april 2017

Former Victorian Deputy Speaker Don Nardella will repay the second residence allowance he claimed, <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="3"[...]

Boy found safe in Newcastle after being taken from Brisbane's Lady Cilento Hospital

Saturday  03:06,   29 april 2017
ABC News

A sick four-year-old boy, taken by his parents from a Brisbane hospital, is located safe and well after a major police search across Queensland and New South Wales. The boy was located in Newcastle on Friday afternoon and was being transported by[...]

Suspended sentence for NSW train crash mum

Friday  14:46,   28 april 2017

A NSW mother who drove her three daughters into the path of a goods train has been given a suspended jail sentence.A NSW mother who drove her three daughters into the path of a goods train, critically injuring two of them, now just manages to[...]

Hemp seeds approved as food in Australia

Friday  14:43,   28 april 2017

Australia's health ministers have approved the sale of foods derived from hemp seeds at a meeting in Adelaide.Federal Assistant Health Minister David Gillespie says the group has approved the sale of low-THC hemp seeds, which contain no or very[...]

SA toddler confirmed to have tetanus

Friday  14:42,   28 april 2017

A 22-month-old toddler in South Australia is in hospital with tetanus, the first case in a child in the state for 17 years.A 22-month-old South Australian toddler is in a stable condition in hospital with a confirmed case of[...]

Sister pays tribute to mum killed in Anzac Day murder-suicide

Friday  14:42,   28 april 2017

The sister of a mother-of-four killed in a murder-suicide on Anzac Day in Wangaratta has paid tribute to her, saying she was “the best mum”. Brenna Dunne, the sister of Ora Holt, told 9NEWS she’s numb following the tragic events earlier this week.[...]

Former Chief Minister Adam Giles says he 'can't recall' more than 60 times in first hour of questioning over Don Dale

Friday  13:07,   28 april 2017
ABC News

<p>The former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory has told a royal commission he does not recall being told of major failings in the youth detention system.</p>Adam Giles was the Chief Minister in the Country Liberals Government when the[...]

Centrelink apologises over letter which cited wrong law, misspelled agency's name

Friday  07:25,   28 april 2017
ABC News

Centrelink apologises over letter which cited wrong law, misspelled agency's nameThe letter, sent to Ben Klein on April 20, advised him his Austudy payments would end in February next[...]

'Sadness will last forever': Living with the Van Gogh legacy

Friday  06:21,   28 april 2017
ABC News

Vincent Van Gogh's final words were a grim prophecy for his descendants. But on the eve of a landmark exhibition of his artwork in Australia, what do his descendants think about the family legacy?It's hard to imagine a bleaker prophecy from the[...]

Vic to get justice overhaul, more cops

Friday  03:51,   28 april 2017

Victoria will overhaul how it deals with its most serious violent offenders, as well as a slew of new police officers.Those deemed by a court as unsuitable for release into the community at the end of a prison sentence will be sent to a 10-bed[...]

Boys charged over SA break-in and chase

Thursday  15:06,   27 april 2017

Four teenage boys will face court on Thursday charged with a string of offences after a break-in and car chase in Adelaide.The boys broke into a Tennyson home just before midnight on Wednesday and stole items, including a handbag and phones, before[...]

Adelaide man jailed for killing pedestrian

Thursday  15:06,   27 april 2017

An Adelaide man has been jailed for three years and six months for killing a father in front of his two children in a road crash in 2015.Kane William Bowman, 27, admitted killing Kieran Hayward, 45, while speeding as Mr Hayward was crossing a[...]

NSW student boom a big challenge: minister

Thursday  14:41,   27 april 2017

A new unit will oversee building and maintaining NSW public schools as the state's education minister says soaring student numbers will be a big challenge.The government is expected to spend $5 billion as part of a new infrastructure unit,[...]

ABC blocks Elferink's Don Dale criticisms

Thursday  14:36,   27 april 2017

Complaints by an former NT politician about the ABC program that led to his sacking have been silenced in the youth justice royal commission.The ABC objected on Thursday to former corrections minister John Elferink's statement attacking its Four[...]

Gutnick defends wife's wage in witness box

Thursday  08:09,   27 april 2017

Bankrupt businessman Joseph Gutnick has defended his wife's $285k wage in court.The court on Monday heard Mr Gutnick's wife, Stera Gutnick was being paid $285,000 a year working for the family-controlled business, Merlin Diamonds, as a jewellery [...]