News: Australia

NT Australian of the Year awards: Cardiologist Bo Remenyi takes out top honour

Thursday  00:06,   16 november 2017
ABC News

Bo Remenyi, a cardiologist working to rid Northern Territory communities of rheumatic heart disease, is awarded NT Australian of the Year.When Bo Remenyi fled Hungary as a political refugee and started school in Australia, she couldn't speak the[...]

Charges laid over Manus protest where Christine Forster's jacket ripped

Thursday  00:06,   16 november 2017
9News.com.au

A man has been charged for his part in a protest last week that saw former prime minister Tony Abbott sister’s jacket ripped.The City of Sydney councillor was attempting to enter a Liberal Party fundraiser about 6pm Friday when she was confronted by [...]

SSM: The NT celebrates result despite having lowest survey turnout rate in Australia

Wednesday  18:38,   15 november 2017
ABC News

Sixty-one per cent of Territorians voted Yes, but the NT had the lowest participation rate in Australia, with less than half of 20 to 24-year-olds casting their vote in the same-sex marriage survey.There were tears, cheers, and celebrations in[...]

ALP, LNP narrowly avoid campaign crossover

Wednesday  12:26,   15 november 2017
MSN

Leaders of the major parties in Queensland will avoid crossing paths on the campaign trail as Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tim Nicholls start the day in Cairns.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls will narrowly avoid[...]

Lawyer to 'zealously' defend fraud charges

Wednesday  12:26,   15 november 2017
MSN

High-profile Brisbane solicitor Michael Bosscher will "zealously" defend fraud allegations made against him by Queensland's corruption watchdog.Michael Bosscher, 48, was on Saturday charged by Queensland's corruption watchdog with[...]

Man caught on CCTV head-butting Gold Coast security guard

Wednesday  12:25,   15 november 2017
9News.com.au

A man has been fined after head-butting a security guard on the Gold Coast. Raymond Reeves was caught on camera making a beeline for the guard, who was knocked to the ground with a broken nose.The court heard Reeves had been drinking at the Runaway[...]

No blank cheque on NT inquiry report: govt

Wednesday  12:25,   15 november 2017
MSN

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has refused to "hand over a blank cheque" and commit to implementing all of the juvenile justice inquiry's recommendations.NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has refused to "hand over a blank cheque" and[...]

Vic lion cubs named after public vote

Wednesday  12:23,   15 november 2017
MSN

The names of four Victorian lion cubs have been revealed following a public vote.Votes cast by more than 1500 members of the public have helped name four furry African lion cubs born at a Victorian zoo 13 weeks[...]

The same-sex marriage survey results, broken down

Wednesday  03:38,   15 november 2017
9News.com.au

Australians have voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage, with 62 percent of postal survey participants voting 'Yes'.Every state and territory in the country voted in the affirmative, with every state but NSW voting by a greater[...]

Family left with nothing after home gutted by inferno

Wednesday  02:37,   15 november 2017
9News.com.au

A Queensland family has been left devastated after a powerful fire gutted their home, which they later found out was uninsured. Emergency services were called to Currong Street, Kenmore, just after 4pm (AEDT) following reports of a fire.Video showed [...]

Modern pedals 'the stupidest bloody thing ever invented'

Tuesday  15:37,   14 november 2017
9News.com.au

Wally Whitworth, a 96-year-old World War II veteran who survived a spectacular crash in Melbourne, is not yet ready to hand over his keys.The great-grandfather was visiting his sick wife at the Austin Hospital last week when he hit the accelerator[...]

Nahan wants WA drag racing age increased

Tuesday  15:36,   14 november 2017
MSN

WA Opposition Leader Mike Nahan says young children should not drive fast vehicles following the death of an eight-year-old girl at a drag racing event.WA Opposition Leader Mike Nahan says the drag racing age limit should be increased following the[...]

Flying foxes found slaughtered in Sunshine Coast hinterland

Tuesday  14:09,   14 november 2017
ABC News

In a thick, dense patch of almost impenetrable bush in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the mutilated remains of up to 60 grey-headed flying foxes were found splattered across the forest floor. Others were injured and would die what RSPCA Queensland[...]

Sydney transport costs 'alarming': NRMA

Tuesday  14:08,   14 november 2017
MSN

Sydneysiders are forking out more than $22,000 a year on transport - the highest in the nation - as residents continue to be slugged by higher fuel costs. The price of regular unleaded petrol in Sydney hit $1.41 cents per litre on Tuesday,[...]

Vic, Tas homes criticised over flu deaths

Tuesday  14:08,   14 november 2017
MSN

Two regional aged care homes in Victoria and Tasmania have been criticised over how they handled a deadly influenza outbreak that claimed more than 100 lives. A federal government review found low staff vaccination rates and poor management at St[...]