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Woman on the inside: Meet our longest-serving official prison visitor

Friday  19:30,   22 february 2019
smh.com.au

Dharrawal woman Tracey Whetnall has run cultural training for the AFP, worked as a chef in the army and now goes behind the wire at least twice a... >>>

Rising star of jazz scene charged with sex offences against minor

Friday  18:19,   22 february 2019
theage.com.au

An award-winning jazz musician anointed as a future star is expected to admit that he was sexually inappropriate with a child in his... >>>

Chau Chak Wing wins defamation case against The Sydney Morning Herald

Friday  18:19,   22 february 2019
smh.com.au

Chinese-Australian awarded $225,000 in damages after winning his first defamation case against the... >>>

NSW woman dies in Canadian avalanche

Friday  17:28,   22 february 2019
msn

A 42-year-old NSW woman has died in an avalanche while snowboarding at a popular ski resort in... >>>

Who's gun-na stop me? Brazen thief walks into a firearms shop and steals a RIFLE before calmly walking back onto street

Friday  16:58,   22 february 2019
dailymail.co.uk

CCTV footage caught the moment the man allegedly entered the store on Playne Street in Melbourne's Frankston about 12pm on February 9. The man, wearing a white tee-shirt, grey trousers and carrying a backpack, can be seen walking over to wall where... >>>

Crocodile believed to be inside stolen trap

Friday  15:27,   22 february 2019
9news.com.au

Northern Territory wildlife rangers have been left frustrated after a three-metre aluminium crocodile trap was stolen from a Top End river at the weekend. It's believed a crocodile was inside the trap at the time it was taken from the Howard River... >>>

Tropical Cyclone Oma traps P&O cruise ship at sea as five metre swells and 100km/h gusts thrash the vessel - but then score an extra THREE DAYS in New Caledonia for their troubles

Friday  14:42,   22 february 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Passengers on P&O's Pacific Dawn were supposed to arrive in Brisbane on Saturday, but are now waiting in New Caledonia until Cyclone Oma... >>>

'He should never roam freely': Families of Bourke Street massacre victims slam 'lenient' sentence which could see mass murderer walk free on parole

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Convicted murderer James Gargasoulas, 29, was sentenced to life in jail at Victoria's Supreme Court on Friday but will be eligible for parole in 2063 when he's 73-years-old. Gargasoulas used a stolen car to mow down pedestrians on the busy Bourke... >>>

Builders boss slams Opal Tower report

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
9news.com.au

A building expert has slammed the report into the infamous Opal Tower, saying it doesn't go far enough. An investigation into the tower was carried out by three of the country's most experienced engineers after its residents were evacuated on... >>>

Gunman at large after ex-police officer shot in face

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
9news.com.au

A gunman is still at large after shooting a man in the face in Melbourne’s west last night. Sid Morgan is fighting for life in the Royal Melbourne hospital with serious head injuries after he was left to die at the end of his street. The incident... >>>

Australian Hazem Hamouda disappears ahead of release after being jailed in Egypt for over a year

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
abc.net.au

Australian man Hazem Hamouda "vanishes" in Egypt after failing to turn up at a police station where he was due to be released after languishing in one of Egypt's most notorious prisons for more than a year without charge or evidence. Mr Hamouda, 54, >>>

Queensland tourist mecca 'dodged a bullet' when Oma backed down

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
brisbanetimes.com.au

Queensland's iconic Gold Coast beaches have dodged potential annihilation now that Cyclone Oma has been... >>>

Seedy messages sent to ex-MP from online buyer

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
9news.com.au

As a Coalition MP for more than ten years, Inga Peulich has faced her fair share of showdowns in the Victorian parliament - but this encounter with a sexually suggestive Facebook user is by far among the more stranger run-ins she's had. "The... >>>

NSW premier's speech crashed in Sydney

Friday  14:37,   22 february 2019
msn

NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley has made his election pitch to business leaders, promising to invest in renewable energy and halt... >>>

Convicted killer guilty of second murder

Friday  14:36,   22 february 2019
msn

A convicted killer has been found guilty of the stabbing murder of another man in a Sydney shop after a judge rejected a claim he acted in... >>>