News: Australia

The end is coming for 'Sydney's favourite pub' - Paddington's Four in Hand

Sunday  02:07,   15 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

It's the place where Irish celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge established his reputation as one of Sydney's finest restaurateurs, but just two years after he left Paddington's Four in Hand following its sale the Public House Management Group [...]

Fire erupts in underground unit carpark

Saturday  05:56,   14 april 2018

Dozens of residents in Sydney’s south were forced out of their homes overnight when a large fire broke out in the carpark of a unit block. Fire crews found the blaze well alight in an underground carpark in Chapman Street at Gymea just after 1.30am[...]

No crisis in Vic court system: Andrews

Saturday  02:01,   14 april 2018

Daniel Andrews denies there is a crisis in Victoria's court system after the widow of a magistrate complained her husband struggled under increasing workloads.The Victorian premier has denied there is a crisis in the court's system after the[...]

Electoral Commission proposes scrapping South Australian Labor-held seat of Port Adelaide

Friday  14:51,   13 april 2018
ABC News

South Australia is set to lose an electorate ahead of the next federal poll, with the AEC adding the Labor-held seat of Port Adelaide to its scrapheap while Government minister Christopher Pyne's seat of Sturt avoids the chop.Port Adelaide is[...]

Archaeologists to scour Melbourne CBD

Friday  14:31,   13 april 2018

A number of archaeological digs will be set up in Melbourne's CBD before the state government begins building its new railway tunnel.Archaeologists will begin digging their way through Melbourne's CBD in an effort to uncover artefacts dating[...]

Long Bay prison officers take 'unauthorised' strike, Silverwater and Goulburn to also walk

Friday  14:27,   13 april 2018
ABC News

Corrective Services NSW says industrial action by officers at Sydney's Long Bay prison, which is earmarked for closure, is unauthorised and inappropriate, as officers at Silverwater and Goulburn jails also prepare to walk off.Corrective Services [...]

Masterminds selling deadly synthetic drugs in sex shops jailed

Thursday  14:31,   12 april 2018

Two men will serve at least 15 months for trafficking synthetic cannabis across Queensland.  David Piccinato and Ross McGlone are the masterminds behind the ring, responsible for the production and distribution of the dangerous drug, known as[...]

Gold Coast hoon making his mum an online star

Thursday  14:31,   12 april 2018

A Gold Coast mother has become an internet hit, starring alongside her hooning son as he tears through suburban streets. Self confessed hoon Nick Dalton caught the eye of A Current Affair after he was pulled over by police in a souped-up Commodore[...]

Singlet ban only for blokes 'discriminatory', Queensland surf clubs warned

Thursday  04:10,   12 april 2018
ABC News

Queensland surf clubs are starting to rethink dress codes that apply different standards to men and women, amid complaints from patrons and warnings such rules amount to[...]

Blue Mountains outdoor exhibition rivals Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea

Thursday  04:10,   12 april 2018

An outdoor exhibition called Sculpture at Scenic World has been created in the Blue Mountains to rival Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea.But working away quietly in the Blue Mountains over the last few years, providing a counterpoint of vista, is[...]

Abbott ready to serve

Tuesday  14:07,   10 april 2018

Tony Abbott says he's ready to serve the Liberals in whatever role they want."I don't know in what capacity that public life will play out," Mr Abbott told[...]

Comment: Malcolm Turnbull's Newspoll strategy backfired, making him a bigger target

Tuesday  05:52,   10 april 2018
ABC News

The government descended into an orgy of destructive self-indulgence on Monday. On Monday night, amid the feeding frenzy over Newspoll, Mr Joyce declared that if, as Christmas approached, polling indicated Malcolm Turnbull was heading to[...]

Support for republic at 50pct: Newspoll

Tuesday  04:59,   10 april 2018

Half of Australians say they support a republic but the rest are against, or uncommitted to making the change, a new poll shows.The Newspoll shows 50 per cent of voters back Australia becoming a republic, with 41 per cent wanting to retain a[...]

Malinauskas named new SA Labor leader

Tuesday  03:56,   10 april 2018

Peter Malinauskas will replace Jay Weatherill as South Australian Labor leader.Labor is well placed to return to government in South Australia in four years, new opposition leader Peter Malinauskas[...]

Rudd queries Newspoll leadership measure

Tuesday  02:11,   10 april 2018

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says he only lost one Newspoll, and both party leaders would be gone if held to that standard.Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten would already be gone if they were held to[...]