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News: Australia

Lawyers for accused killer Ricardo Barbaro tell court Ellie Price was alive when he left her

Wednesday  07:50,   21 october 2020

Lawyers for Ricardo Barbaro, who is accused of killing a woman before going on the run, tell a court she was alive when he left her, and raise the possibility there was an "alternative offender".Ellie Price's body was found in an apartment in South... >>>

Lawyer questions 'bloodied knife' evidence

Wednesday  07:50,   21 october 2020

A lawyer has questioned why prosecutors are yet to reveal any evidence about a "bloodied knife" found near the body of a Melbourne woman, killed in her home.The body of 26-year-old Ellie Price was found with fatal stab wounds in her South Melbourne... >>>

Search continues for Devil's Pool camper

Wednesday  07:50,   21 october 2020

Police continue to search for a Brisbane man after he disappeared in a notorious swimming hole known as Devil's Pool in far north Queensland.The 37-year-old Brisbane man failed to resurface at Babinda Boulders, near Cairns, while swimming with a >>>

BOM forecasts flooding, hail and damaging winds as La Niña-fuelled wild weather descends on east coast

Wednesday  07:50,   21 october 2020

Flooding, hail and damaging winds are all on the cards for the east coast over the coming days, with the La Niña ready to make its presence felt. But how that could affect the grand finals is still uncertain.The La Niña is making its presence felt... >>>

Channel Seven Just Announced It's Show List 2021 and Australian Idol Is Set to Return!

Wednesday  06:55,   21 october 2020

Channel Seven have revealed their schedule for 2021 and a sneak peak at early 2022, including the return of a number of favourite reality shows like Farmer Wants a Wife and SAS Australia, as well as the revival of Australian Idol. The reality shows... >>>

Cats and Tigers AFL grand final at Brisbane's Gabba not expected to be affected by storms

Wednesday  06:51,   21 october 2020

The Bureau of Meteorology updates its forecast for Saturday's grand final in Brisbane but the Tigers and Cats — and the crowd — aren't in the all clear yet.The Bureau of Meteorology said fairly cloudy and humid conditions are likely for game >>>

Former NAB employee charged over alleged attempt to defraud bank of more than $21 million

Wednesday  06:51,   21 october 2020

A former National Australia Bank employee and a Sydney man are both accused of being part of a criminal syndicate's attempts to defraud the bank of more than $21 million. Detectives began investigating in February after it was revealed... >>>

Australian retail sales fall again in Sept, but outlook firm

Wednesday  06:51,   21 october 2020

Australian retail sales fall again in Sept, but outlook firmSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian retail sales fell 1.5% in September from the month before, initial estimates showed, although a solid rise in quarterly sales on a year ago still augered well... >>>

Australia's Victoria state paves way for pop up dining as virus cases remain low

Wednesday  05:55,   21 october 2020

Australia's Victoria state paves way for pop up dining as virus cases remain low"We do genuinely hope on Sunday to make some announcements in the future and if these numbers stay on trend we will be able to do that," Victoria Premier Daniel... >>>

New plan to make Australia leading digital economy by 2030

Wednesday  05:50,   21 october 2020

The Australian prime minister says consumers and businesses have adopted to online technologies at warp speed during the coronavirus pandemic. He wants to springboard off the health and economic crisis to drag the country out of recession.'Our... >>>

NSW records 10 new cases as Sydney diners are ordered to isolate

Wednesday  05:50,   21 october 2020

NSW has recorded 10 new cases, including two locally-acquired infections as a worrying cluster in Sydney's south-west continues to spread. The other eight cases recorded on Wednesday were returned travellers in hotel quarantine.The two new... >>>

Ellenbrook was a master-planned suburb, but 26 years later residents feel forgotten

Wednesday  05:50,   21 october 2020

In 1994, a tract of bush and agricultural land north-east of Perth was designated as a new suburb. While it's now home to 50,000 people, building a picture-perfect town from scratch has not been easy.Named after a tributary of the Swan River... >>>

Spectacular meteor shower approaches peak over Australia

Wednesday  05:50,   21 october 2020

Australian star gazers can look forward to a celestial treat over the next two days when the Orionid meteor shower peaks. You can see it anywhere in Australia, but northern parts of the country will enjoy the best views."It will be quite impressive... >>>

NSW records two new local cases of coronavirus, both linked to Oran Park childcare centre

Wednesday  04:51,   21 october 2020

Health authorities in NSW confirm two new locally acquired coronavirus infections which are both linked to a childcare centre in Sydney's south-west.Both are linked to the cluster at the Great Beginnings Childcare Centre at Oran Park in Sydney's >>>

Annastacia Palaszczuk's rival vows to enforce a youth curfew

Wednesday  04:51,   21 october 2020

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington are on the hustings in Townsville on Wednesday. Ms Frecklington unveiled her major law and order plan to fight crime, which involves trialling a curfew of 8pm in Cairns and... >>>