News: Australia

Vic police work to return stolen jewellery

Monday  03:36,   20 november 2017
MSN

Victoria Police have released photos of hundreds of pieces of stolen jewellery in the hope of returning the items to their rightful owners. About 400 pieces of unclaimed jewellery - believed to be stolen during home burglaries in Victoria - are up [...]

Why do people light bushfires? A convicted arsonist explains

Monday  03:36,   20 november 2017
MSN

It was just before dark on a dusty back <g class="gr_ gr_9 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="9" id="9">road in</g> the outskirts of Melbourne, when a 19-year-old man[...]

oBikes spark fight on Melbourne train

Monday  03:35,   20 november 2017
MSN

A Melbourne train has become the scene of a wild brawl after passengers feuded over the safety of allowing oBikes inside the carriage.Metro Trains is investigating a "disgraceful" brawl on a Melbourne train that was seemingly sparked by an argument[...]

NSW Police charge man who painted over George Michael mural in Sydney's inner west

Sunday  14:21,   19 november 2017
ABC News

Man, 23, set to face court after being filmed painting over a mural of gay icon George Michael in Sydney's inner-west while telling outraged onlookers he was "defending his religion".The artwork, on the side of a terrace in[...]

Mungo Man memorial should include others

Sunday  01:36,   19 november 2017
MSN

The archaeologist who unearthed Mungo Man has called on the government to fund a memorial to Aboriginal people who died as a result of European settlement.Jim Bowler, speaking at the repatriation of Mungo Man's remains in Lake Mungo in NSW's far[...]

Katie Noonan pushes for music in schools as ARIA teacher award created

Saturday  02:21,   18 november 2017
ABC News

As ARIA prepares to hand out its first Teacher of the Year Award, singer-songwriter Katie Noonan is pushing for music to be taught in all schools."I still can't quite call him Michael. It's still Mr Mangan. You have that student-teacher thing," she[...]

Queensland election: John Howard joins LNP campaign, but not with Tim Nicholls

Friday  14:37,   17 november 2017
ABC News

Former prime minister John Howard lends his star power to help the LNP, and promises to "walk down the street" with Tim Nicholls next time after being asked why he did not join the Opposition Leader on the campaign trail.Mr Howard met[...]

Retirement village crackdown to save residents

Friday  14:37,   17 november 2017
9News.com.au

State and territory governments have just months to report back with their proposed changes for the industry.But in recent years the industry has been besieged by serious allegations of residents being gouged by outrageous upkeep costs, complex[...]

Stay safe, authorities urge Qld schoolies

Friday  14:36,   17 november 2017
MSN

Thousands of Queensland Year 12 students mark the end of their high school years on Friday, with the Gold Coast braced for its annual influx of revellers.The Gold Coast is braced for its annual influx of high school leavers, with authorities urging[...]

Mungo Man laid to rest after 42,000 years

Friday  00:52,   17 november 2017
MSN

Australia's oldest known human being, Mungo Man, is being returned to what was his resting place for over 40,000 years.The oldest known human being in Australia will be repatriated at a ceremony on Friday with an indigenous music festival to[...]

Scalpers to be stung for re-selling Harry Potter musical tickets

Thursday  16:05,   16 november 2017
9News.com.au

Ticket scalpers will find it harder to rip off punters who want to go to big Victorian events thanks to new laws. Legislation will be introduced into parliament today making it illegal to sell or advertise for resale tickets to any declared event[...]

Tears as NSW debates assisted dying bill

Thursday  12:22,   16 november 2017
MSN

Emotions have run high in the NSW upper house as MPs debate a controversial assisted dying bill, with one Labor MP predicting it will be a close vote.Emotional MPs in the NSW upper house have debated a controversial bill that would legalise assisted [...]

Fight against WA uranium mine in court

Thursday  12:21,   16 november 2017
MSN

The Conservation Council and three native title holders are fighting ministerial approval for a planned uranium mine in central WA.Former state environment minister Albert Jacob gave the green light to Cameco's Yeelirrie mine proposal in January,[...]

Qld leaders go head-to-head over jobs

Thursday  12:21,   16 november 2017
MSN

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tim Nicholls have both moved to reassure voters they will keep unemployment rates low after new figures for October were released.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls have exchanged jabs over[...]

Labor MP won't change gay marriage view

Thursday  10:50,   16 november 2017
MSN

The Labor MP who represents one of the electorates most strongly opposed to same-sex marriage insists he will back the change in parliament.Labor frontbencher Tony Burke has no intention of changing his support for same-sex marriage despite nearly[...]