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News: Australia

Teenager charged with allegedly stabbing a mum to death

Saturday  18:15,   31 october 2020

Lisa Hund, 36, was allegedly stabbed to death inside her family home at Kenock road in Bundaberg, Central Queensland. Police say her body was discovered at about 9am on Friday morning by her own mother, who had arrived to take her on a shopping... >>>

Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared victory in the Queensland state election

Saturday  18:15,   31 october 2020

Annastacia Palaszczuk is re-elected as Queensland's Premier making her the first female party leader to win three elections.The win delivers Ms Palaszczuk the first fixed four-year parliamentary term for... >>>

Deb Frecklington starts losing speech in the middle of the premier's

Saturday  18:15,   31 october 2020

Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington conceded defeat on Saturday night as the Labor leader secured majority government before thanking her party and addressing the state. Analysts and viewers were left gobsmacked after Ms Frecklington... >>>

COVID-19 provided 'rich and fertile ground' for political attack against Qld Labor

Saturday  16:15,   31 october 2020

Sky News Contributor and former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says the coronavirus pandemic has helped rather than hindered the Liberal National Party’s election chances. Sky News host Kieran Gilbert suggested the odds were stacked against... >>>

Jackie Trad unseated in South Brisbane — a bruising election loss for a party high-flyer

Saturday  16:15,   31 october 2020

Jackie Trad has been a key figure in the Queensland Labor Party since Annastacia Palaszczuk won office in 2015 but has suffered a bruising defeat in this year's election.With 67 per cent of the vote counted, her Greens challenger Amy MacMahon... >>>

Western Australia defends strict coronavirus border rules

Saturday  16:15,   31 october 2020

Premier Mark McGowan on Friday said it was the right time to move to the next phase of the state's border reopening strategy after a fall in COVID-19 cases across the country. © Provided by Daily Mail Premier Mark McGowan on Friday said it was... >>>

One Nation leader faces misery as support for her party 'COLLAPSES'

Saturday  15:15,   31 october 2020

Accused of not properly campaigning, the veteran politician insisted she had been out on the trail but the media had not properly covered her campaign. Launching into a row with senator Murray Watt, who was in the Sky News studio to cover the... >>>

Mo'unga magic drives All Blacks to record victory over Australia

Saturday  14:15,   31 october 2020

Mo'unga magic drives All Blacks to record victory over AustraliaSYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand served up a Halloween nightmare for an inexperienced Wallabies side by romping to a record 43-5 victory in the Tri-Nations opener on Saturday and... >>>

Former deputy premier Trad to lose seat

Saturday  14:15,   31 october 2020

Jackie Trad has held the seat since 2012, when Labor won a by-election. Trad was forced to move to the backbench in May due to a number of scandals.She was investigated and later cleared by the Crime and Corruption Commission over allegations she... >>>

Palaszczuk’s father says people vote for Labor because his daughter 'kept them safe'

Saturday  14:15,   31 october 2020

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s father has spoken from the ALP headquarters in Brisbane, admitting he is “quietly optimistic about the result” despite many prepolls and postal votes having not yet been counted. Henry Palaszczuk held the seat of... >>>

Shute Shield final stopped briefly over COVID social distancing issues

Saturday  12:20,   31 october 2020

Shute Shield final stopped briefly over COVID social distancing issuesEastwood were up 5-3 after 15 minutes of the Sydney club championship at Leichhardt Oval when play was stopped after the officials found some supporters getting too close to each... >>>

Queensland election: Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor on track to win

Saturday  12:20,   31 october 2020

Annastacia Palaszczuk's Queensland border closure looks set to propel Labor to a third straight election victory, making her Australia's most politically successful female leader.With polls now closed, Queensland's Labor Premier is set to... >>>

Melbourne Cup field, form and comment 2020

Saturday  12:16,   31 october 2020

Explore our interactive guide to the horses chasing Australian racing's greatest prize, with the field declared for the 160th running of the race that stops a nation.Explore our interactive guide to the horses chasing Australian racing's... >>>

Fright night! Sydneysiders brave the rain to celebrate Halloween

Saturday  12:16,   31 october 2020

The threat of giant hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall wasn't enough to steal the cheer from Halloween enthusiasts across Sydney.Homeowners also went all out to put on spooky displays as they opened their doors to the soaked... >>>

Parents of murdered Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe welcome grandchild on Day for Daniel

Saturday  12:16,   31 october 2020

The parents of Daniel Morcombe have welcomed a grandchild, who was born on the annual date which honours the murdered Queensland schoolboy's memory — Day for Daniel.Bruce and Denise Morcombe celebrated the news of their grand-daughter Elise May... >>>