News: Australia

"I was cleaning Kerry Packer's mansion while my kids and I lived in a tent."

Wednesday  02:11,   13 september 2017

If you are worried about not having a Hatchimal for your kid on Christmas morning, you are in for a reality check. Because you’re about to meet Nikki McWatters. Nikki is a best-selling author and a mother of five. But once, she was a single mum so[...]

Di Carlo fed information from CCC: police

Wednesday  02:09,   13 september 2017

Barrister Sam Di Carlo allegedly structured legal representation so those involved in CCC hearings could feed him information, police allege.The revelation was among further details of an ongoing Crime and Corruption Commission investigation that[...]

The Project host Carrie Bickmore is going to extreme lengths to make her kid's room dark.

Wednesday  00:30,   13 september 2017

Ah, school holidays. It’s a time when parents can getaway with their children, take a family trip and escape their normal every day lives for just a few weeks. But with the start of a new school year looming on the horizon, there’s one things[...]

The Claremont killings: The murder mystery that paralysed Perth.

Tuesday  21:25,   12 september 2017

Three young women vanished from the same affluent suburb within the space of just 14 months; the remains of two later discovered dumped outside the city. For more than 19 years, police have been on the hunt for the person responsible[...]

The mafia murdered someone in a small Aussie town. And got away with it.

Tuesday  20:17,   12 september 2017

Donald Mackay was a standup citizen. He and his wife Barbara were active members of the community of Griffith, NSW. He and his wife Barbara were active members of the community of Griffith, NSW. They were members of the Uniting Church. They [...]

The mistake 4,816 people made on Anzac Day.

Tuesday  19:53,   12 september 2017

As a nation, Anzac Day is an occasion which invites us to remember the innocent soldiers who lost their lives during the first major military battle fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in the First World War. As a nation,[...]

Two-year-old Maddilyn-Rose died after being given a 'scalding hot bath'.

Tuesday  18:30,   12 september 2017

The parents of a two-year-old girl who died after being left untreated for serious burns will continue to assist police with their investigation as authorities await the results of an autopsy. Maddilyn-Rose Stokes, who would have turned three next[...]

Katrina Dawson was so much more than the tragic event that took her life.

Tuesday  18:19,   12 september 2017

When Katrina Dawson died on December 14, 2014, she was in the prime of her life. The Sydney barrister was just 38 when she was killed in the crossfire as NSW Police tried to diffuse the hostage situation in the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place[...]

Police are 'taking a close look' at one of Roxy Jacenko's Instagram posts.

Tuesday  17:51,   12 september 2017

Sweaty Betty PR founder Roxy Jacenko is potentially in trouble with police after she posted an image of her children driving a motorised toy car on a public street with no helmets on. The 36-year-old reportedly posted footage to Instagram of[...]

Khloe Kardashian has admitted she 'fake tried' to get pregnant during her marriage.

Tuesday  17:50,   12 september 2017

Khloe Kardashian has admitted she only “fake tried” to get pregnant while married to husband Lamar Odom. Khloe Kardashian has admitted she only “fake tried” to get pregnant while married to husband Lamar[...]

15 minutes before she died in a car accident, Tammy posted an ominous Facebook status.

Tuesday  17:35,   12 september 2017

An 18-year-old woman, who was killed when the car she was a passenger in collided with a tree in South Australia, posted an ominous message to Facebook in the moments before she died. Tammy Marchant, a mum-of-one, was on a roadtrip from[...]

Explainer: Why the medicare card breach is so scary.

Tuesday  16:51,   12 september 2017

Claims have surfaced that anyone’s Medicare details are available for purchase online. It’s scary stuff, given the potential implications including identity theft and access to medical records. So what does it mean and how concerned should you be?[...]

The Wiggles are throwing a benefit concert to support the family of Julian Cadman.

Tuesday  14:37,   12 september 2017

Earlier this month, seven-year-old Sydney school boy Julian Cadman was one of 13 people killed in the Barcelona terrorist attack.Earlier this month, seven-year-old Sydney school boy Julian Cadman was one of 13 people killed after a terrorist[...]

"Yes, welfare debit cards can break the cycle of abuse."

Tuesday  14:31,   12 september 2017

When you’re trapped in a cycle, sometimes intervention is the only strategy that can genuinely stand a chance of breaking the chain. When you’re stuck on an unhealthy course, a fresh perspective to steer you in a more beneficial direction[...]

Bar raised for Melbourne trams and trains

Tuesday  14:17,   12 september 2017

Train and tram operators face higher standards and tougher penalties after winning new seven-year contracts to run Melbourne's public transport system.Metro Trains and Yarra Trams' owner Keolis Downer must meet higher punctuality targets, with[...]