News: Australia

Modbury Hospital changes to be reviewed as Labor targets key seats in Adelaide's north-east

Friday  15:51,   22 september 2017
ABC News

The SA Government will review some of its most controversial changes at the Modbury Hospital, as Labor seeks to shore up its electoral position and also win back Frances Bedford.Premier Jay Weatherill and new Health Minister Peter Malinauskas[...]

Costco couple getting married at superstore

Friday  12:26,   22 september 2017

A western Sydney couple are tying the knot this weekend at their favourite place in the world – Costco Crossroads at Casula. Sue Berkeley will walk down the aisle to husband-to-be Eli Bob on Saturday, and A Current Affair was on hand for the[...]

Baby giraffe Ellie completes epic journey across Australia to Perth Zoo — with no tantrums

Thursday  14:31,   21 september 2017
ABC News

A 4,500-kilometre journey might seem like a tall order for a 16-month-old — but juvenile giraffe Ellie has crossed the Nullarbor and is getting used to her new home at Perth Zoo.The 420 kilogram giraffe arrived at Perth Zoo this morning after[...]

School's superhero tribute to beloved friend Julian

Thursday  10:09,   21 september 2017

Children from St Bernadette's Primary School have dressed up in their best superhero costumes in honour of their friend Julian Cadman.St Bernadette's Primary School at Lalor Park, in Sydney’s west, held a "Be a Superhero for Julian" day for the[...]

Momentum builds for Australian space agency ahead of International Astronautical Congress

Thursday  08:21,   21 september 2017
ABC News

As Adelaide prepares to host a major conference on space travel, astronaut Andrew Thomas again makes the case for a homegrown space agency.Despite prominent calls to develop our own space agency, including from Dr Thomas himself, a federal review[...]

Residents 'living next to cesspool' at nightmare development

Wednesday  13:55,   20 september 2017

A group of western Sydney residents are furious after seeing their housing dream left in tatters.They say they have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars but have seen progress on their estate[...]

Father's handmade bench for dead son 'Bottles' taken from Gold Coast gravesite

Wednesday  13:55,   20 september 2017
ABC News

A Gold Coast father issues an impassioned plea for the safe return of the handmade bench taken from his son's grave.The three-legged bench was last seen at the end of August when John Botwright stopped by his son Robert's grave at Pimpama[...]

Teen inmates climb onto roof of detention centre

Wednesday  09:02,   20 september 2017

A prison protest is taking place at Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.Two teenage boys have climbed onto a roof of Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, waving what appears to be piping or building[...]

Hazmat incident at Navy ship sees two people hospitalised

Wednesday  08:36,   20 september 2017

Paramedics have attended a navy ship at Garden Island in Sydney this morning after reports of a hazmat incident. Emergency services were called to the ship at 9.30am, with paramedics assessing four people who were overcome by carbon monoxide.The[...]

Four rescued from boat crash off Qld coast

Wednesday  08:36,   20 september 2017

Four people have been rescued from a boat crash off the coast of central Queensland.Police said the yacht and a power catamaran collided at 10.45am, about three kilometres offshore in Keppel[...]

NSW government’s power savings scheme slammed

Tuesday  15:37,   19 september 2017

As power bill pain hits households across Sydney, the NSW Government's rebate scheme has been slammed by an independent report.  The NSW Auditor General found the schemes to be "complex and can be inequitable" and said that consumers[...]

ABC crew denied access to Gold Coast council media conference after donation revelations

Tuesday  14:06,   19 september 2017
ABC News

Journalists and a cameraman from the ABC are turned away from a press conference held by Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate, a day after a Four Corners report on developer donations and issues with the proposed cruise ship terminal.Cr Tate was due to hold a[...]

Sydney is having its driest start to spring on record

Tuesday  13:58,   19 september 2017

Sydney is having its driest start to spring on record and the city was particularly parched today. Sydney's dew point reached a low of minus 6.7 degrees at 2pm today, which is the lowest value recorded in the city during daytime hours since last[...]

Prince Andrew pays a special visit to Melbourne

Tuesday  12:15,   19 september 2017

Melbourne has had a brush with royalty, welcoming Prince Andrew for the first time in more than a decade. The Duke of York touched down in Australia last night, and plans to spend the next few days in Melbourne before heading north.His first[...]

Mayday call before plane’s miraculous landing

Tuesday  12:15,   19 september 2017

A pilot and his three passengers have made a lucky escape after their light plane suffered engine failure and plunged into trees in Sydney’s west.9NEWS has obtained the mayday call the pilot made before he crash-landed the plane near[...]