News: Australia

Sydney father shot dead in car was 'in wrong place at wrong time'

Tuesday  21:07,   14 august 2018
9news.com.au

Qusay Jabbar Al Mhanawi was killed after he was caught in the crossfire of a fight in south-west Sydney.“Mr Qusay Jabbar Al Mhanawi was caught up in events that he was not meant to be a part of in any way, shape or form” Crown Prosecutor Giles[...]
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Teenager arrested after military assault rifle and drugs found in home

Tuesday  17:33,   14 august 2018
theage.com.au

The 18-year-old is being interviewed after police raided a home in Melbourne's south-east and found what is believed to be an AK-47 military rifle.An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police raided a home in Melbourne's south-east and[...]

Barnaby's little drought breaker: Former deputy PM and Vikki Campion bring baby son Sebastian to breakfast held for farmers hit by the big dry

Tuesday  16:57,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The trio arrived a united front at the Mullaley Memorial Hall in rural north west New South Wales on Friday for a free farmer's breakfast and morning tea.The trio arrived a united front at the Mullaley Memorial Hall in rural north west New South [...]

Terminally ill Perth dad stranded in Bali reunited with daughter

Tuesday  16:57,   14 august 2018
9news.com.au

A terminally ill Perth father has been reunited with his young daughter, after he was stuck in Bali for close to two weeks. Duncan Turner became stranded in Indonesia when he fell and seriously injured himself, needing urgent blood transfusions. [...]

Terminally ill prisoner denied last days with family

Tuesday  16:26,   14 august 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

‘Exceptional circumstances’ parole application delayed due to red tapeJay Maree Harmer, 38, who suffered from incurable liver disease, was found dead by her 21-year-old cell-mate, who was also Ms Harmer's prison carer, at Brisbane Women’s[...]

How great outback plane heist went wrong

Tuesday  16:06,   14 august 2018
9news.com.au

It was the day Brewarrina mother of five Wendy Norton was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "It was a double barrel ... and it was very, very close," Wendy Norton told me.She's talking about the shotgun that was shoved in her face. ©[...]

Actor Bruce Roland Carter jailed for drug-fuelled attack, biting off ear of good Samaritan

Tuesday  16:06,   14 august 2018
abc.net.au

An Australian actor who crashed his car and then bit off the ear of a good Samaritan who came to his aid has been jailed for at least two-and-a-half years. Bruce Roland Carter, 36, pleaded guilty in May this year to causing serious harm with intent[...]

Gold Coast stalker jailed for 'revolting' lewd act on victim's car

Tuesday  16:06,   14 august 2018
9news.com.au

Sleiyde Christopher Patrick Allen, 26, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars after pleading guilty to stalking the stranger. The court heard his victim looked Allen up on Facebook after receiving the strange call in which he confessed his[...]

‘Are you serious?’ Granny denies plant stealing spree

Tuesday  13:31,   14 august 2018
9news.com.au

A grandmother charged over an alleged garden stealing spree through the gardens of Brisbane's bay side has denied wrongdoing. But police are claiming she did not act alone.Sue Cochrane, 51, has been charged with 17 counts of stealing related to[...]

Mum dies after treatment at private clinic

Tuesday  13:20,   14 august 2018
9news.com.au

A young mother has died in hospital after being treated in a private clinic. The woman, a 38-year-old mum of four, was treated at the Medisense Healthcare centre at Taree on the New South Wales mid-north coast.A Current Affair understands the woman[...]

Henry Keogh remains a 'person of interest' in drowning murder of his fiancee, police say

Tuesday  12:56,   14 august 2018
abc.net.au

SA Police Commissioner says it would be an "understatement" to say Henry Keogh remains a person of interest in the murder of his then fiancee, Anna-Jane CheneyMr Keogh spent 20 years in prison for the murder of his then fiancee, but always [...]

'How can you be on vacation while you're in jail?' Judge blasts Salim Mehajer for insisting he won't be able to make his next court appearance - even though he'll still be locked up

Tuesday  12:07,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer told a judge he would be unable to attend a court appearance due to holiday arrangements, despite being pegged to still be imprisoned at the time.Mehajer appeared via video link from his cold cell at former[...]

Catholic priests to be forced to report abuse revealed in confession under Victorian Opposition plan

Tuesday  12:07,   14 august 2018
abc.net.au

Child sexual abuse revealed in confession would have to be reported to police and could be used as evidence if the Coalition wins Victoria's state election, the Opposition's most senior Catholic MP announces.The Royal Commission into[...]

'She was clearly vulnerable': Man jailed for sex attack on 11-year-old girl

Tuesday  10:06,   14 august 2018
watoday.com.au

A man who sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl he'd just met on a train has been jailed for three and a half years, but could walk free on parole in a matter of months. Liam Jon Dreja, 33, pleaded guilty in the WA District Court on Tuesday to[...]

'World's worst park': WestConnex's new St Peters spaghetti junction

Tuesday  10:05,   14 august 2018
smh.com.au

The Berejiklian government says the WestConnex interchange at St Peters will create green open space, but critics say it will create the "world's worst park".But opponents of the highly contentious 33-kilometre motorway project have[...]