News: Australia

Newman 'warned Nicholls' on asset sales

Tuesday  14:07,   14 november 2017

Former LNP minister turned One Nation leader Steve Dickson says Campbell Newman warned Tim Nicholls about flogging off Queensland's public assets.One Nation's Queensland leader Steve Dickson was a minister in the former Newman government and[...]

NSW Prison sweep uncovers contraband

Tuesday  08:57,   14 november 2017

Hundreds of prisoners are facing charges of possessing contraband after phones, drugs and weapons were found during an 11-week crackdown. Prison staff have searched thousands of cells in the state's 36 prisons during the 11-week sting dubbed[...]

We are dooming the environment: Qld prof

Monday  17:58,   13 november 2017

A far north Queensland professor is among thousands of scientists who have signed a report warning against a global environmental collapse. More than 15,000 scientists are calling for immediate climate action to stop the environment from[...]

Undersea cable deal with PNG inked amid concerns over Chinese influence in the Pacific

Monday  17:58,   13 november 2017
ABC News

The Federal Government announces it will deliver a new undersea, high-speed telecommunications cable from Australia to Papua New Guinea. Australia will deliver a new undersea, high-speed telecommunications cable from Australia to Papua New Guinea, [...]

LNP focuses on win, not One Nation deal

Monday  12:30,   13 november 2017

Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls insists he can win majority government at the November 25 state election, refusing to commit to a One Nation minorityLiberal National Party Leader Tim Nicholls has refused to commit to accepting One Nation's [...]

Same-sex marriage: Why has Senator James Paterson written an alternative bill?

Monday  12:29,   13 november 2017
ABC News

Liberal senator James Paterson releases a new same-sex marriage bill which he says offers better religious protections. But Labor says it's a delaying tactic.Last week, it was revealed conservative members of the Coalition were putting the[...]

SA zoo visitors to get closer to lions

Monday  12:27,   13 november 2017

A zoo in South Australia hopes to attract thousands of visitors by reversing their traditional experience by putting them in a viewing cage surrounded by lions.A South Australian zoo is reversing the traditional visitor experience by putting people[...]

Dangerous fire day ahead of cool change and thunderstorms

Monday  12:26,   13 november 2017

The hot spell in Australia’s south-east is about to come to an end, but first we have a dangerous fire day ahead of us. Tomorrow there's an elevated fire threat as northerly winds freshen and parts of South Australia approach temperatures of 40[...]

Palaszczuk pledges millions in health funding to switch focus away from Adani

Monday  12:07,   13 november 2017

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk seems determined to leave the first half of her Adani-plagued election campaign behind her, switching her focus today to health with the announcement of $154 million to reduce hospital waiting lists. The[...]

New Harbour Tunnel estimated to cost $7.2 billion

Monday  11:56,   13 november 2017

The cost of a second road tunnel underneath Sydney Harbour is estimated to be $7.2 billion, 9NEWS can reveal. A leaked Transport for NSW document shows the project’s "Estimated Total Cost" is $7.2 billion, with a proposal for an 80:20 funding model[...]

How this young family survived a fire-bombing

Monday  09:53,   13 november 2017

The day after Halloween, the Gould family home was fire-bombed by three anonymous men. A 44-year-old father was burnt in the explosion. His full account of what happened that night has never been heard. Until now. Andrew Gould opens the door to the[...]

Man killed after falling into woodchipper at rural property at Gympie

Monday  07:36,   13 november 2017
ABC News

A 54-year-old man has died in "absolutely shocking" circumstances after falling into a woodchipper on a rural property at Gympie, north of Brisbane, police say.Police said the accident happened as a group of men were clearing the driveway[...]

Man guilty of ploughing down neighbour in 4WD

Monday  04:21,   13 november 2017

A neighbourhood dispute between separate parties had been brewing for months on Noakes Parade, before the father-of-five stepped in. On Monday, at Penrith District Court, the man accused of ploughing Mr Kimmorley down in a four-wheel-drive pleaded[...]

Olympic champion Neil Brooks and wife charged with fraud

Monday  02:52,   13 november 2017
ABC News

<p>Former Australian Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks has been charged over an alleged $1.95 million fraud.</p>The 55-year-old, who won a relay gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, is due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court this[...]

Mike Willesee: A premonition, plane crash and testing miracles

Monday  01:57,   13 november 2017
ABC News

Veteran journalist Mike Willesee reveals how a miracle plane crash escape changed his life forever, kick-starting a journey back to his faith — something that has given him strength in his battle with cancer.It is this faith, and the support of his[...]