News: Australia

Man bashed and left for dead during violent Melbourne break-in

Monday  01:56,   13 november 2017

A man has been beaten and left for dead during a violent home invasion in Melbourne's south east overnight.A gang of three men allegedly broke into a home on Lawson Street in Hampton just before 11pm, kicking down the front[...]

Phoenix Newitt: 11yo Tasmanian girl shot in face released from Melbourne hospital

Monday  01:56,   13 november 2017
ABC News

Eleven-year-old Tasmanian girl Phoenix Newitt, shot in the face in August as she sat in a car with her family, is back home after surgery in Melbourne to remove bullet fragments from her brain, <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_gramm[...]

Truck breakdown causes 15km traffic jam on M1 Motorway

Monday  00:36,   13 november 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

A truck breakdown on the M1 Pacific Highway at Berowra has caused a 15-kilometre traffic jam.The truck was cleared at about 6.30am on Monday, but commuters were warned to expect delays throughout the morning[...]

Turnbull turns on charm in Hong Kong

Sunday  23:20,   12 november 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has hit the hustings in Hong Kong - Australia's second largest expatriate centre - ahead of two crucial by-elections.Malcolm Turnbull has turned on the charm offensive during a visit to Hong Kong as he attempts to shake off the[...]

Comment: All hands on deck as Malcolm Turnbull prepares for minority rule

Sunday  23:20,   12 november 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Crisis? What crisis? Now that the Turnbull government has lost its parliamentary majority, and with the media talking non-stop of a constitutional crisis, the common question is how serious is Australia's situation.Crisis? What crisis? Now that[...]

NSW Government's secret Central Station blueprint reveals billion-dollar overhaul

Sunday  07:35,   12 november 2017
ABC News

Documents seen by the ABC and Fairfax reveal taxpayers will be slugged almost $3 billion to complete a planned revamp of Central Station in Sydney. Neighbouring commercial properties around Henry Deane Plaza and the Goods Line will be acquired as[...]

New monuments stand proud at Australian War Memorial

Sunday  01:21,   12 november 2017

As sunset on Remembrance Day, new shadows are being cast across Anzac Parade.  Known as Australia’s most sacred street, the boulevard runs from the national parade grounds on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin up to the Australian War[...]

Pauline Hanson's One Nation, Jacqui Lambie Network eye off Tasmanian election

Saturday  12:06,   11 november 2017
ABC News

The registration of the Jacqui Lambie Network and Pauline Hanson's One Nation party in Tasmania could influence next year's state election, one political analyst says.One Nation and the Jacqui Lambie Network have both signed more than 100[...]

Prepare the eskies: Beach weather is finally here

Friday  09:50,   10 november 2017

Bust out the barbecues Australia – easy weather finally arrives.Let’s be honest. We’ve been copping some pretty horrid weather[...]

Remains found at Mt Coot-tha 'may be more than a decade old'

Friday  05:06,   10 november 2017
ABC News

Human bones found near a popular walking track in Brisbane's west appear to have been in the area for more than 10 years, police say.Bushwalkers discovered the remains in rocky bushland off a popular walking track near the JC Slaughter Falls car [...]

Shocking footage shows horrific Manus Island living conditions

Friday  02:13,   10 november 2017

The horror conditions forced upon refugees revealed.This is how a group of male refugees are living on Manus Island – ill, fearful for their lives and right in the middle of a "humanitarian crisis', and now for the first time it’s been caught on[...]

Boxer to learn fate for Vic tourist attack

Thursday  21:11,   09 november 2017

A former boxer is due to be sentenced for smashing a Japanese woman's head against a concrete floor and trying to rape her at a Melbourne apartment.Retired fighter Anton Olarte, whose career included 51 super welterweight bouts, admits bashing[...]

Hobart helicopter crash survivor John Osborne 'recovering well' after tragedy that killed Roger Corbin

Thursday  19:11,   09 november 2017
ABC News

John Osborne, the 33-year-old pilot who survived a horror helicopter crash that killed veteran flight instructor Roger Corbin in Hobart, is "recovering well" after the ordeal, with a neighbour praising his compassion for those who need[...]

Climate change 'worsening extreme weather' in Australia

Thursday  12:37,   09 november 2017

Climate change activists have warned Australia is at risk of worsening storms, bushfires and heatwaves as a result of climate change. Launching the Climate Council's Critical Decade 2017: Accelerating Climate Action report, Professor Will Stefan[...]

NSW RSL inquiry hears 'military background' may have been a cause for state council letting Rowe use funds

Thursday  12:37,   09 november 2017
ABC News

The military background of the NSW RSL's state council may have contributed to their failure to question their leader's conduct, a lawyer for a corruption inquiry into the charity says.The senior counsel assisting the inquiry into the misuse [...]