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News: Australia

'I heard crunching of gears and he was gone': Mother relives the terrifying moment her eight-year-old son knocked her car into gear before it ploughed down a hill and slammed into a home

Saturday  20:41,   23 june 2018

Jackson Smith bumped the car into gear and rolled down the driveway of his family's Newport home on Sydney's northern beaches - picking up speed as he approached busy Seaview Road.An eight-year-old boy has narrowly escaped tragedy after he[...]

Australian social worker is killed in Cambodia as a mini van's breaks fail and it slams into a mango tree - just days after she revealed the country's roads were 'crazy and a bit scary'

Saturday  19:05,   23 june 2018

Australian social worker has died just days after being in a horrific car crash which also killed three of her colleagues after the brakes failed on the van they were travelling in.Melbourne social worker Laura Knight had been in Cambodia since[...]

Illicit tobacco smuggling ring 'dismantled' after six charged

Saturday  18:56,   23 june 2018

Australian Border Force believes it has dismantled a large operation smuggling tobacco through Melbourne Airport.Ninety-four passengers were detected with illicit tobacco and were deported from Australia between June 2017 and last month, as part of[...]

Millionaires galore in WA: Three lucky winners take home $2 million

Saturday  16:55,   23 june 2018

Lotto luck has rained down on Western Australia with three lucky winners taking home $2 million each in Saturday's $20 million Superdraw.The winning numbers were 10, 35, 9, 18, 41 and 31 with supplementary numbers 26 and[...]

ALP internal brawl over promotion of women to key frontbench spot

Saturday  16:55,   23 june 2018

The Labor Party is caught up in an internal brawl over the promotion of women to a key frontbench position this week.Labor powerbrokers have reopened a decision on who gains a rare position in Mr Shorten’s shadow ministry after an outcry over a[...]

Western Sydney man hailed as first foreign organ donor in Chinese city

Saturday  16:06,   23 june 2018

Phillip Hancock's generous organ donations changed five lives for the better, and drew praise medical staff in the megacity of Chongqing.Doctors and medical staff bowed deeply at the bed of Emu Heights man Phillip Hancock last month, when he[...]

$1m reward to solve 'quiet killing' eclipsed by Melbourne gangland war

Saturday  16:06,   23 june 2018

Victoria Police announce a $1 million reward for the largely forgotten murder of Terrence "Terry" Black.The day after two children found Terry’s body in the Little Yarra River, on May 3, 2000, underworld figure Mark Moran was gunned down[...]

Second man is charged over the 'abduction and rape of a woman' just metres from where Eurydice Dixon's body was found in a Melbourne park

Saturday  16:06,   23 june 2018

A second man has been charged with the abduction and rape of a woman in inner-city Melbourne. Harley Jarthur Palise, 26, and Jarrod Vincent Thomas, 23, handed themselves in to police.A second man has been charged with the abduction and rape of a[...]

'We ran around and knocked on houses telling people to get out': Group of heroic teens rush to evacuate neighbours after home is engulfed in flames within minutes

Saturday  15:00,   23 june 2018

A group of teenagers have acted heroically to alert and evacuate neighbours after flames went up in Stafford Heights, Queensland. The boys were camping when they noticed flames at 5am.A group of teenagers heroically alerted their neighbours after a[...]

Plans for 'vertical' high-rise high school revealed

Saturday  14:46,   23 june 2018

The Queensland government has given parents a glimpse into the state's first-ever high-rise high school. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer",[...]

'It stretches every ounce of your character'

Saturday  13:41,   23 june 2018

Adoptive parents are calling for a national overhaul of out of home care amid a looming crisis affecting 50,000 children.Now a parliamentary committee is examining whether a national framework is needed to improve those rates and make it easier to[...]

'I drank too much': Woman, 26, who smashed a wine glass over a bouncer's head when he told her to stop drinking bursts into tears as she's ordered to pay $1,000 fine

Saturday  13:31,   23 june 2018

Hannah Neilson pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and failing to leave licensed premises after a friend's birthday last month at the Royal Oak Hotel in Sydney's Double Bay.Hannah Neilson pleaded guilty to assault[...]

Man killed when car hits embankment

Saturday  13:10,   23 june 2018

Police are investigating after a fatal car crash on the northern Gold Coast last night. A Ford Falcon, driven by a man aged in his 20s, was travelling west along Yawalpah Road about 11pm last night.As the car approached the intersection at Gawthern[...]

NSW won't force priests to break seal of confessional, but sex offenders face life in jail

Saturday  07:01,   23 june 2018

In its formal response to the royal commission, the NSW Government puts off tackling the thorny issue of forcing priests to reveal abuse they learn about in the[...]

Woman escapes flames as north Brisbane house gutted by fire

Saturday  03:55,   23 june 2018

A female resident escaped unharmed. A group of teens reportedly alerted neighbours and helped to evacuate residents.It took five fire crews just under an hour to extinguish the blaze on Chuter Street in Stafford Heights and no one was[...]