News: Australia

Canadian traveller accuses Jetstar employee of racism

Monday  01:31,   19 february 2018

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

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

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

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,[...]

Man charged with assault of 16yo boy who was shot by police near Brisbane

Friday  04:53,   16 february 2018
ABC News

A man is charged with assault over a domestic dispute with a 16-year-old boy who was shot by police in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.Officers fired two shots at the 16-year-old, striking him once in the chest, after he allegedly charged at them with a[...]

Search underway for man missing in Brisbane River

Friday  03:35,   16 february 2018

Police have spent the night searching for a man believed missing in the Brisbane River. A member of the public called authorities after they saw what they believed was a man floating in the water near the Gardens Point CityCat terminal just before[...]

Category 3 cyclone warning for north WA

Thursday  23:45,   15 february 2018

A severe category three tropical cyclone is expected to hit the already-drenched Kimberley and Pilbara region in northern Western Australia.People in Western Australia's north have been warned to prepare for more dangerous weather with a category 3[...]

Burst water main causes major traffic delays

Thursday  16:25,   15 february 2018

Adelaide motorists are experiencing heavy delays as a burst water main has shut down a main thoroughfare in the city’s west. Both northbound lanes of South Road at Richmond remain close after the main burst at 3.40am today.Traffic into the city was[...]

Changes see Qld government debates capped

Thursday  16:24,   15 february 2018

Parliamentary proceedings in Queensland will be limited and some private members motions scrapped under changes to sessional orders.Debates between MPs in Queensland's parliament will be capped and committee meetings moved from Wednesday to Monday[...]

Perth teenager killed stepdad in 'self-defence'

Thursday  16:24,   15 february 2018

A Perth teen is fighting to be spared jail time after he killed his stepfather to stop him from strangling his younger sister. The boy, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, was just 17-years-old when he stabbed his stepdad to death at their[...]

Energy body warns of climate policy void

Thursday  16:23,   15 february 2018

The International Energy Agency says Australia needs to increase its efforts to cut emissions in order to meet international climate pledges. The IEA says this could be an effective market-based mechanism provided the government can ensure more[...]

First passengers climb aboard Vic skyrail

Thursday  16:22,   15 february 2018

Commuters have for the first time travelled on 'skyrail', Victoria's first elevated train line passing through suburban Melbourne.Riding high through suburban Melbourne, the first public passengers have travelled on the state's only[...]

Baited shark drumlines working to gather research on animals and protect swimmers

Thursday  14:12,   15 february 2018

Baited shark drumlines are being claimed as an effective way to remove “the threat of great white sharks from popular beaches” and protecting swimmers after a six-month trial. SMART (shark management alert in real time) drumlines have run in two[...]