News: Australia

WA state treasurer's all-expenses-paid China trip linked to controversial billionaire, communist regime

Thursday  02:55,   16 august 2018

Questions have been raised over a senior WA Labor minister and his relationship with the Chinese billionaire who ended Sam Dastyari's political career.A Fairfax Media investigation has revealed Treasurer Ben Wyatt accepted thousands of dollars[...]
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Qld senator Fraser Anning's staffer quits

Thursday  02:26,   16 august 2018

An adviser to Queensland senator Fraser Anning has resigned after his boss referenced the "final solution" in a speech on Muslim immigration. Richard McGilvray resigned just hours after Senator Anning delivered his first speech on Tuesday[...]

Dreamworld victim Cindy Low's husband doesn't have 'ill feelings towards ride attendants'

Thursday  02:26,   16 august 2018

The husband of Dreamworld victim Cindy Low says he and his family were just "unlucky" and he does not blame the ride attendants for what happened that day. On October 25, 2016, Mrs Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his[...]

Half of Australians charged out-of-pocket fees for Medicare services

Thursday  02:07,   16 august 2018

The suburbs where people pay the biggest gaps for Medicare services.Half of Australians paid a gap for non-hospital Medicare services in 2016-17, found an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis released on[...]

'Very proud of her': Murder accused Hannah Quinn's mother speaks out in support

Thursday  02:06,   16 august 2018

Hannah Quinn and boyfriend Blake Davis appeared before Newtown Local Court on murder charges the day after they handed themselves into policeAs Hannah Quinn sits behind bars charged with murder, her mother Megan Quinn says she is "very proud of[...]

Crews battle 79 winter bushfires across NSW

Thursday  02:06,   16 august 2018

Large parts of New South Wales remain on high alert for bushfires, as crews battle to keep on top of several blazes burning across the state. Ongoing wind and dry conditions have made it difficult for firefighters to get the upper hand on the[...]

Australian woman, 37, faces up to five years in prison after she is caught trying to sneak her Mexican fiance across the US border

Thursday  01:05,   16 august 2018

Australian woman Sarah Louise Branch, 37, is facing the prospect of five years imprisonment after she allegedly encouraged her fiance to sneak across the United States border. Sarah Louise Branch, 37, could face up to five years in prison in the US[...]

Bushfire catches Nowra residents off guard, as NSW RFS warns of dangerous conditions

Wednesday  23:52,   15 august 2018

Tony McLean's mother was convinced her Nowra home would be reduced to ashes when she drove away during a fierce bushfire. She's now one of dozens of residents thankful for the efforts of fire[...]

Punters line up for record $100 million lotto jackpot

Wednesday  23:52,   15 august 2018

It's the biggest Powerball jackpot offered in the game's 22-year history, and punters are spending big in the hope of winning even bigger.But customers have been lining up at a "lucky" newsagency for a chance to win the biggest Powerball[...]

New LED street lights to cut Sydney rates by more than $1m a year

Wednesday  23:51,   15 august 2018

Ausgrid and Clover Moore are looking to shine a light on Sydney, replacing nearly 10,000 street lights with LEDs. The LED lights will save the City of Sydney enough electricity to power about 1000 homes for a year.It will also save Sydneysiders more [...]

‘Demonising Muslims is only helping the terrorists’: Malcolm Turnbull slams MP over his ‘dangerous’ speech about a ‘final solution’ - as Islamic MP fights back tears in Parliament

Wednesday  23:31,   15 august 2018

Prime Minister has added to the chorus of condemnation being levelled at Queensland Senator Fraser Anning after an inflammatory and controversial maiden speech in Parliament. The Labor Party and the Greens were quick to condemn the speech by Katter[...]

'Treated like liars': Women still fighting to get birth control removed

Wednesday  23:31,   15 august 2018

Australian women fitted with birth control implant Essure say many of them are still struggling to get doctors to listen to their concerns, despite growing safety fears about the device. Earlier this week, lawyers Slater and Gordon announced it is[...]

Turnbull negotiating on power price deal

Wednesday  22:26,   15 august 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is negotiating with backbenchers over bringing down power prices as he pushes them to support his National Energy Guarantee.But former prime minister Tony Abbott says the prime minister is trying to force the National [...]

It's ANOTHER Mehajer AVO: Now Salim's sister Fatima takes her husband of five years to court in the third protection order involving the scandal-hit family in just a year

Wednesday  21:06,   15 august 2018

The case is due before Parramatta Local Court next Friday, two months on from Ms Mehajer being handed a two month suspended jail term and put on a $500 nine-month good behaviour bond.The case is due before Parramatta Local Court next Friday, two[...]

REVEALED: The squalid granny flat of accused samurai sword killers and the bloodstained alcove the couple 'camped in for THREE DAYS to evade police'

Wednesday  20:31,   15 august 2018

Musician Jett McKee, 30, unexpectedly found the occupants of the Forest Lodge flat, in Sydney's inner city, home when he broke in about 1pm Friday, armed with a replica gun.Aspiring rapper Jett McKee, 30, unexpectedly found the occupants of the[...]