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News: Australia

'I thank you': PM's gesture to grieving mother

Tuesday  08:52,   25 september 2018
9news.com.au

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked a grieving mother, who campaigned for free meningococcal vaccines. On a September morning in 2017 Kirsten McGinty's daughter Zoe went to the gym.The 20-year-old finished her morning exercise, before eating...[...]

Tony Abbott stops short of endorsing new Indigenous Day

Tuesday  08:52,   25 september 2018
9news.com.au

The former PM, Scott Morrison's hand-picked indigenous envoy, believes native Australians are already widely acknowledged. Mr Abbott did back Scott Morrison's "defence of Australia Day", and his "attack on lefty greeny guilt-ridden councils".Mr...[...]

Two fishermen rescued after clinging to their capsized tinny for 13 hours at sea

Tuesday  07:50,   25 september 2018
abc.net.au

A humble esky helps a helicopter crew rescue two men whose tinny capsized in precarious waters off central Queensland. Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service crewman Shaun Pearce said the men's boat capsized off the coast of Stanage Bay, about 175...[...]

A hair straightener, a cross trainer, $2 million: a very Sydney crime

Tuesday  07:25,   25 september 2018
smh.com.au

Fraudulently obtained credit cards and bank loans allegedly funded hair straighteners, luxury cars and designer makeup for five alleged Sydney fraudsters.Police say the alleged fraudsters – a 28-year-old woman from Bondi Beach and two couples from...[...]

Flinders St accused had photos of vehicle terror attacks, court told

Tuesday  07:25,   25 september 2018
theage.com.au

Man accused of mowing down pedestrians in central Melbourne was found to have images of terrorist attacks in London and Barcelona where cars had been used as weapons, a court has heard. The day after Saeed Noori hit 16 pedestrians in his mother’s...[...]

School intake zone change wipes $100k off property

Tuesday  07:25,   25 september 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

Properties dumped from Brisbane State High catchment will take a hit, say realtors.Linda Taemets says her home in Crown Street, bought four years ago for $840,000, has lost 10 per cent of its value since the release of draft maps showing it was now...[...]

Finally some luck for farmers: Drought-hit cattle grazier scoops a huge lottery prize – and plans to spend it all on his livestock

Tuesday  07:25,   25 september 2018
dailymail.co.uk

A grazier from the New South Wales Hunter Valley battling dry dams and high hay prices says his $200,000 lottery win will help him battle one of the worst droughts in living memory. The cattle grazier from the New South Wales Hunter Valley, one [...]

The 2018 federal budget smashed forecasts with an underlying cash deficit of $10.1 billion

Tuesday  07:05,   25 september 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The federal government recorded an underlying cash deficit of $10.1 billion in the year to June, a $19.3 billion improvement on budget forecasts, according to the Final Budget Outcome. The net operating deficit was $4 billion, or $15.8 billion...[...]

Dementia patient forced to live in nursing home

Tuesday  06:50,   25 september 2018
9news.com.au

The family of a 36-year-old Melbourne woman who has been living in a nursing home is calling for more funding so she can be cared for at home. Sarah Brady was diagnosed with a rare form of early onset dementia five years ago when she was just 36...[...]

Abhilash Tomy, second sailor to be picked up by Navy frigate after Golden Globe Race rescues

Tuesday  06:50,   25 september 2018
abc.net.au

Indian Naval officer Abhilash Tomy and a second solo sailor will undergo medical assessment after being rescued in the Indian...[...]

The crazy moment a backpacker, 22, dubbed the Danish Crocodile Dundee jumps on top of a monster 650kg saltwater predator in the outback

Tuesday  06:26,   25 september 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Footage of a man brazenly feeding a hungry saltwater crocodile in the Outback before then astonishingly jumping on its back for a selfie has emerged. The man, dubbed the 'Danish Crocodile Dundee', was filmed enticing the monster 650kg predator...[...]

Workers remembered: 20 years since deadly explosion ripped through Longford gas plant

Tuesday  06:26,   25 september 2018
abc.net.au

Workers from Esso's Longford gas plant are still coming to terms with a catastrophic explosion two decades ago that killed two men and left many others both mentally and physically scarred. The blast on September 25, 1998 killed Peter Wilson and [...]

Mentally ill teenager monitored remotely because of staff shortages

Tuesday  05:51,   25 september 2018
abc.net.au

A 15-year-old girl with complex mental health issues is spending long stints in seclusion because of staff shortages, sources tell the ABC.The ABC was told the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) recently flew in a professor of psychiatry from Sydney to...[...]

Nats MP makes Australia Day blunder

Tuesday  05:50,   25 september 2018
msn

Despite what some Australian politicians say, the date of Australia Day has nothing to do with Captain James Cook.Australia Day has nothing to do with Captain James Cook landing in Sydney, no matter what politicians might...[...]

Free vaccine for teenagers amidst rise of deadly meningococcal disease

Tuesday  05:25,   25 september 2018
theage.com.au

The federal government will fund a free meningococcal vaccine to protect teenagers against the rise of the deadly disease.More than one million 14 to 19 year olds will receive the ACWY meningococcal vaccine (Nimenrix) over the next four years when...[...]