News: Australia

Career advice should begin at age eight, Victorian inquiry told

Tuesday  12:57,   20 february 2018
Brisbane Times

Grade three children would start receiving career advice under a plan proposed to a Victorian parliamentary inquiry. The Career Education Association of Victoria has called on the state government to introduce laws to force schools to offer careers[...]

Melbourne measles case prompts warning

Tuesday  12:57,   20 february 2018
MSN

Melburnians have been warned of a measles threat after a man carrying the infectious disease visited locations throughout the city's southeast.Over five days up to February 12, the man aged in his 40s visited a costume store, liquor shop,[...]

Van ploughs through fields, fences and into home

Tuesday  12:56,   20 february 2018
9News.com.au

A bizarre accident in Adelaide has seen a van roll backwards down a hill, over an embankment, through two fences and into the front of a home. The van's owner told 9NEWS he parked the vehicle at a home up the street but the brakes failed just before [...]

Record rains drench north WA tourist town

Tuesday  12:56,   20 february 2018
MSN

The tourist town of Broome in WA's north has received twice its annual rainfall in less than two months, with more than two months left in the cyclone season.Record rains have swamped the northern West Australian town of Broome, dumping twice[...]

Cyclonic Queensland surf hits its peak today, Gold Coast beaches still closed

Monday  19:22,   19 february 2018
ABC News

The surf hitting southern Queensland is "as good as you can get" for experienced board riders in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita, but Gold Coast beaches are closed and lifeguards are urging swimmers to stay away.But the heavy swell[...]

Bombing of Darwin digger returns to Top End for first time in over 70 years

Monday  12:51,   19 february 2018
ABC News

At 94, Alf Jones is back in Darwin, reflecting on the WWII bombing that he says many Australians struggled to understand.Seventy-nine Japanese dive bombers, line after line from the[...]

Victorian Nationals call police over alleged forgery in Morwell branch

Monday  12:50,   19 february 2018
ABC News

Independent MP Russell Northe's wife accuses the party of "gutter politics" after police are called in to investigate allegations of forgery in the Victorian Nationals' branch in Morwell.Police have been called on to investigate[...]

Man arrested after manhunt sparked school lockdown

Monday  05:15,   19 february 2018
Brisbane Times

A lockdown of Mango Hill State School has been lifted, after reports of a gunman had police search the area surrounding the school.The dog squad and police helicopter were used to track the man through Mango Hill on Monday morning following a report [...]

Woman arrested over petrol bomb attack

Monday  01:31,   19 february 2018
9News.com.au

A woman aged 40 has been taken into custody after a 77-year-old woman had to put out a fire in her home in Salisbury, Adelaide.Just after 8.30pm last night a petrol bomb was thrown through a front window of the home on Spains Road at[...]

Canadian traveller accuses Jetstar employee of racism

Monday  01:31,   19 february 2018
9News.com.au

A Canadian traveller has accused a Jetstar employee of racism following an alleged altercation at Melbourne International Airport over overweight baggage fees, an incident the airline disputes took place. Ryan Chand, of Surrey in British Columbia,[...]

City of Melbourne spent almost $500k on overseas travel

Monday  01:31,   19 february 2018
9News.com.au

The City of Melbourne has defended its overseas travel expenses record after 9NEWS revealed almost $500,000 has been spent on foreign trips over two years. 9NEWS can also reveal that between October 2015 and December 2017, 49 overseas visits made by [...]

Members of Parliament: A brief history of Canberra sex scandals

Sunday  16:00,   18 february 2018
ABC News

<p>When push comes to shove, as it were, there are some things we'd rather not contemplate.&nbsp;</p>When push comes to shove, as it were, there are some things we'd rather not contemplate. And yes, some of those might involve the[...]

Cyclone Kelvin expected to hit northern WA, posing threat to lives

Saturday  22:46,   17 february 2018
ABC News

Category one Cyclone Kelvin is expected to hit north Western Australia in the early hours of Sunday morning, with authorities warning it poses a risk to lives and homes and will bring even more rain to the already drenched region. The system, which [...]

Ready, set, go for the SA election

Saturday  13:10,   17 february 2018
MSN

The writs for the South Australian election are set to be issued, starting the official four-week campaign for the state election on March 17.The writs for the March 17 poll will be issued on Saturday and Mr Weatherill says he will use the next four [...]

McGowan denies WA upper house problem

Friday  13:37,   16 february 2018
MSN

WA Premier Mark McGowan denies Labor has a problem with the upper house amid speculation a 10 per cent levy on taxi and ride-sharing trips will fail to pass. "If the taxi industry wants a decent deal, they need to go and lobby the Liberal party,[...]