News: Australia

Barber who refused to cut girl’s hair crowdfunds for legal battle

Tuesday  05:56,   17 april 2018

Sam Rahim has turned to the public for help and set up a GoFundMe page due to legal costs being “more than anticipated”. Since broke the story last week, Mr Rahim and his wife, Rhonda, have received an overwhelming amount of[...]

40 degrees in April: Why this autumn has felt more like summer

Tuesday  03:55,   17 april 2018
ABC News

An unusually hot March and April have broken temperature records across Australia. Are heatwaves like this becoming more frequent? Why?Instead of enjoying a cool change after a harsh summer, in the first two months of autumn we have seen[...]

'There was blood dripping all over the place': Horrified onlookers scream for police as shirtless man and tattooed dad brawl inside a Coles supermarket

Tuesday  02:45,   17 april 2018
Daily Mail

Two men have been filmed brawling in a Chermside Coles as bystanders threaten to call police and attempt to break it up. It's not clear what sparked the fight but the men were throwing wild punches.Two men have traded blows in front of horrified [...]

Summernats death: Queensland man cleared of charges relating to death of Luke Newsome

Monday  06:06,   16 april 2018
ABC News

A jury clears a Queensland man of all charges relating to the death of 30-year-old Luke Newsome at Summernats last year — even one charge he admitted to.Mr Spong, 33, was charged with culpable driving causing death in the ACT Supreme[...]

Winter arrives early in Canberra, snow falls at ski fields

Monday  05:57,   16 april 2018

Snow thrills holidaymakers at the ski fields, while Canberra shivers through a weekend cold snap.The ski fields also got a healthy dusting of snow, with 10cm falling at Perisher overnight on Saturday as the temperature dropped to minus 1, while 5cm[...]

Michael McCormack to debut as acting PM

Monday  05:05,   16 april 2018

Nationals leader Michael McCormack will be acting PM while Malcolm Turnbull is in Europe for two weeks at diplomatic meetings and Anzac ceremonies. That means the former veterans' affairs minister will be in charge of the nation as it commemorates[...]

University of Queensland launches investigation after researchers promote Universal Medicine 'cult'

Monday  03:26,   16 april 2018
ABC News

A misconduct investigation is underway at the University of Queensland, after a group of researchers promoted an alleged cult and highlighted bizarre healing claims in international medical journals.The University of Queensland (UQ) and two[...]

Grisly discovery of body in a wagon 'suspicious' say police

Monday  03:06,   16 april 2018

Forensic detectives have scoured a car boot after a body was found in the vehicle parked in Geelong, Victoria.Police are treating the discovery as suspicious after discovering the body in North Shore in the outer suburbs of[...]

Power bills a priority for voters: survey

Monday  02:20,   16 april 2018

Most voters want governments to prioritise measures to cut power bills and support renewable energy, a YouGov Galaxy survey has found. Australian voters want the nation's governments to do more to cut power bills, according to a YouGov Galaxy[...]

Mother-of-two sues Logan Hospital after being left a partial paraplegic

Monday  01:01,   16 april 2018
ABC News

Rachael Baker now uses a wheelchair and says her life has been "turned upside down" by a spinal infection that she says Logan Hospital should have diagnosed.Rachael Baker was taken to the hospital's emergency department in an ambulance[...]

Family-of-seven forced to flee their burning home after a fire was accidentally sparked by a child playing with a lighter

Sunday  23:57,   15 april 2018
Daily Mail

The young couple and their five children were inside their Davoren Park property in Adelaide when the blaze started. Miraculously they were able to escape and alert authorities. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The young couple[...]

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland's reputation

Sunday  21:55,   15 april 2018
ABC News

Crocodiles are a protected species in Queensland, but some people are worried that they are encroaching on urban areas. Steve Watson runs Whitsunday Crocodile Safaris on the Proserpine River and said there had been several attempts to kill[...]

Servicewomen to lead Anzac Day 2018 parade

Sunday  05:10,   15 april 2018

Servicewomen are set to march at the head of this year's Sydney Anzac Day parade as part of a shakeup by the RSL. (AAP) Australian servicewomen who have participated in a range of conflicts have been granted a one-off opportunity to lead the[...]

Rival bikie gangs refuse a senior police officer's pleas to meet and form a truce because the 'only way they can trust each other is if the other is behind bars'

Sunday  03:55,   15 april 2018
Daily Mail

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Antarctic expedition hopes to find lost ship of famed explorer

Sunday  03:10,   15 april 2018

The search for legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship will be part of a major scientific expedition next year. An international research team that will investigate the Larsen C ice shelf in early 2019 also hopes to find the[...]