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News: Australia

Seal spotted having a whale of a time

Saturday  03:55,   23 june 2018
9news.com.au

Whale watchers in South Australia have been treated to a spectacular show, when a playful seal splashed about with a southern right whale at Petrel Cove. The unlikely animal friends looked like they were having a great time as spectators enjoyed the [...]

'Eerily similar' suspected Indigenous murder cases go cold as police explain away the truth

Saturday  03:00,   23 june 2018
abc.net.au

A young boy's body was found in a waterhole weighed down with rocks stuffed down his shorts. Police theorised he accidentally drowned. Ten years later, the police mistakes of the Raggett case are repeated.There were footprints from an adult and[...]

Man dies, thousands lose power after Gold Coast crash

Saturday  03:00,   23 june 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

The Ford Falcon driver, a man in his 20s, died at the scene. Almost 3000 Energex customers in Pimpama and Coomera lost power for 40 minutes.Police said a Ford Falcon was being driven west on Yawalpah Road in Pimpama when it left the road about[...]

From a $1million marble staircase in his Sydney mansion to a solitary jail cell 'with a $250,000 bounty on his head': How Salim Mehajer's life fell into a rapid downward spiral after his lavish 'wedding of the century'

Saturday  02:31,   23 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Standing at the top of his $1 million marble staircase, flamboyant western Sydney property developer and politician Salim Mehajer had his sights set on becoming prime minister. Instead Mehajer's life dramatically imploded, with a series of[...]

The VERY surprising towns where Australians earn the highest salaries - and Melbourne's ritzy inner-east and Sydney's beach side suburbs don't even come close

Saturday  00:52,   23 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The nation's richest suburbs were revealed to be far from the bright lights of harbourside Sydney or metropolitan Melbourne, but instead in rural and emerging areas across the country.In fact, a far-flung pocket of Western Australia's rural[...]

Labor should broaden its reach: Albanese

Saturday  00:52,   23 june 2018
msn

In a speech to the Labor faithful in southern NSW, Anthony Albanese has spelled out his vision for the party and a future government.Mr Albanese outlined his vision for the party and a "fair go" for Australians in the Whitlam Oration delivered at[...]

Mould house family’s reprieve after ACA report

Saturday  00:32,   23 june 2018
9news.com.au

A family stuck in a house riddled with toxic black mould has been moved after A Current Affair reported their claims of ill-health. Western Sydney public housing resident Michelle had lived with her children and her partner in the house for 12[...]

Chief Justice Laurence Street, 91, dies

Saturday  00:32,   23 june 2018
msn

Former NSW Supreme Court Justice Sir Laurence Street has died at age 91 after a distinguished career.Born in Sydney in 1926, Sir Laurence was just 17 when he lied about his age to enlist in the Royal Australian Navy and fight in World War[...]

Domestic violence spikes on State of Origin nights, study finds

Friday  22:51,   22 june 2018
abc.net.au

New research shows a 40 per cent increase on average in domestic assault on State of Origin nights, and about a 70 per cent increase in non-domestic assaults.The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, which commissioned the study is calling[...]

Young father latest victim of ‘scumbag’ rock throwers

Friday  22:07,   22 june 2018
9news.com.au

A young father whose car was the latest to be pelted with rocks on the Southern Expressway has told 9News he's thankful to be alive.19-year-old Jake Waring was driving home near the Honeypot Rd bridge around 12:30am when his windscreen was hit[...]

'She could genuinely empathise with a point of view she vehemently disagreed with': Heartbroken friend of Eurydice Dixon reveals the moving eulogy he delivered at her funeral

Friday  22:07,   22 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Eurydice Dixon, 22, was on her way home from a Tuesday night performance at Highlander Bar in Melbourne's CBD when she was allegedly raped and murdered. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eurydice Dixon was on her way home[...]

'The boats haven't gone away': Australia is approaching a 'danger phase' with illegal immigrant arrivals, says Peter Dutton

Friday  22:07,   22 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The Immigration Minister warned his Coalition colleagues the country could be in 'danger phase' amid growing pressure to bring people in detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia. 'We are in a danger phase because only a month [...]

Girl who called triple-zero after finding her dad unconscious given police award

Friday  18:04,   22 june 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

Addison O'Brien, 7, stayed calm in November 2017 after finding her dad unconscious in her family's home in D'Aguilar, north of Brisbane.The bravery of seven-year-old Addison O'Brien has been recognised by Queensland police after the[...]

Dog breeder takes RSPCA to court after 19 Pomeranians seized

Friday  18:04,   22 june 2018
9news.com.au

A South Australian dog breeder whose prized Pomeranians were seized by the RSPCA after they were allegedly mistreated, has launched her own legal action against the organisation, in what's believed to be an Australian-first. Dora Ryan today won [...]

Jailed Salim Mehajer 'has a $250,000 BOUNTY on his head and has been placed in solitary confinement in prison to protect him from vengeful underworld figures'

Friday  18:03,   22 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Salim Mehajer's alleged debts to underworld figures is the reason he will likely spend his 21 month sentence for electoral fraud in segregation at Silverwater Prison, west of Sydney.Salim Mehajer will be kept in protective custody to avoid[...]