News: Australia

Comm Games ticket fiasco an 'international embarrassment'

Thursday  08:11,   15 february 2018

It's being labelled an international embarrassment. Tickets for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Queensland’s – and arguably the country’s – biggest ever event, sent out to thousands of spectators riddled with errors.Yesterday concerned[...]

Indoor trampoline centres land almost 500 kids in emergency departments over five years

Thursday  04:09,   15 february 2018
ABC News

Australian kids are increasingly being left with serious injuries including spinal cord damage, fractures and sprains, as a result of playing at indoor trampoline centres. New figures from the University of Sydney revealed almost 500 children and[...]

Robbers armed with axe break into Perth home while child slept

Wednesday  22:36,   14 february 2018

Three offenders armed with an axe have broken into a Perth home where two victims were asleep at home with a child early in the morning. They entered the home on Priestly Street, Embleton at about 4am on Saturday, 10 February.The offenders demanded[...]

Victims critical of Paul de Jersey's intervention in church debate on limiting abuse cases

Wednesday  14:20,   14 february 2018
ABC News

Then-chief justice Paul de Jersey warned the Anglican church a push to scrap time limits on victims taking legal action could cost the church its insurance, say victims and their supporters.Abuse survivors and supporters have criticised the judges'[...]

Credits roll on Brisbane’s last video store

Wednesday  13:04,   14 february 2018

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Bernardi runs vape rings around parliament

Wednesday  13:02,   14 february 2018

Cross bench senator Cory Bernardi has done a lap of parliament house in a pro-vaping van to urge the government to legalise e-cigarettes.The senator claimed the government's prohibition on supplying nicotine for vapour devices, or e-cigarettes,[...]

Qld parliament opens with 19-gun salute

Wednesday  13:02,   14 february 2018

Queensland's 56th parliament has been officially opened by state Governor Paul de Jersey.Mr De Jersey's speech followed a 19-gun salute from the Kangaroo Point cliffs, after which the governor inspected the guard before heading into parliament[...]

Commonwealth Games organisers 'gutted' after 14,000 incorrect tickets sent

Wednesday  09:37,   14 february 2018

Tickets to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are still "totally valid" despite being printed with a date error, <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" [...]

Weather set to get even hotter and more humid today, BOM warns

Wednesday  00:59,   14 february 2018
ABC News

Queensland has already sizzled through days of uncomfortably hot conditions but the worst is to come today as the mercury soars again and the humidity spikes after another storm, the Bureau of Meteorology warns.Senior forecaster Rick Threlfall said[...]

Adelaide Zoo says no baby panda for Fu Ni

Tuesday  20:41,   13 february 2018

Adelaide Zoo officials say giant panda Fu Ni is not pregnant and there will be no panda baby this year. It is Fu Ni and partner Wang Wang's fourth attempt at breeding and the Zoo's Chief Executive Elaine Bensted said they remain hopeful to try[...]

Inside Australia's second-chance drug courts

Tuesday  13:43,   13 february 2018

We hear so often about the drug problem fuelling crime and tearing families apart, but what we don't hear about is why.After a year-long consultation process, A Current Affair was given exclusive access behind the scenes in one of Australia's[...]

Armed bandits robbing pubs across Brisbane

Tuesday  12:36,   13 february 2018

Detectives from across Brisbane are working to identify men involved in a spate of armed robberies of suburban pubs during the past three months.Since late November, cash has been taken from at least seven suburban hotels by two or three armed men[...]

Whooping cough spike in northern Queensland prompts call for vaccinations

Tuesday  12:23,   13 february 2018
ABC News

People in northern Queensland are urged to make sure their vaccinations are up to date after a spike in whooping cough cases, including the recent diagnosis of a high school student. Parents were notified late last week after the Cairns student was[...]

End policies hurting first people: ACOSS

Tuesday  12:22,   13 february 2018

ACOSS chief Cassandra Goldie has urged an end to the harsh policies that are hurting indigenous people.Australian Council of Social Service chief executive Cassandra Goldie says these include the community development program, income management and[...]

Dreamworld names new tiger cubs

Tuesday  12:22,   13 february 2018

Dreamworld has announced the names of its two new tiger cubs - Melati and Mya.The cubs, born last month, have been named Melati and[...]