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Cladding state government responsibility, says Morrison

Friday  03:15,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

Prime Minister Scott Morrison won't let states pass the buck when it comes to the issue of flammable cladding, insisting it's a state government responsibility. More than 600 buildings in NSW have been identified as being at risk due to flammable... >>>

Man critical after drinking home-brewed alcohol at outback Queensland festival

Friday  03:05,   19 july 2019
brisbanetimes.com.au

The patient was found at the Big Red Bash music festival in Birdsville and was expected to be transferred to... >>>

Chilly mornings ahead as stubborn high moves across the country

Friday  03:00,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

Vigorous cold fronts brought heavy rain to Victoria and Tasmania, however most of the country has stayed dry. The high has been blocking any major cloud bands from pushing into the north, which is not an unusual weather pattern for winter.... >>>

ADF still doesn't know if US will compensate RAAF for jet that burst into flames 18 months ago

Friday  02:50,   19 july 2019
msn

Australia's Defence Force says it still doesn't know if it will be compensated after a faulty engine caused a $120 million American-made jet to abort take off and burst into flames 18 months... >>>

Dutton resists Ardern's plea to change 'corrosive' deportation law

Friday  02:25,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

The Coalition has no plans to change Australia's policy of deportation of criminals back to New Zealand, ahead of Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s meeting with Prime Minister Scott... >>>

Bedford tragedy: Family killer to be sentenced in WA Supreme Court

Friday  01:55,   19 july 2019
watoday.com.au

Harvey's sentencing had previously been delayed with Justice Stephen Hall requiring more time to consider the details of the horrific murders, which were first revealed during a sentencing hearing last month. © AAP The coffins of Mara's daughters... >>>

Charges laid over Qld education dept fraud

Friday  01:50,   19 july 2019
msn

Two employees and two contractors will front court next month, charged with major fraud offences against Queensland's education... >>>

The forgotten victim of the Theo Hayez mystery: How backpacker's little brother made his dad promise he'd find his missing sibling and bring him home from Australia - but ended up returning alone

Friday  01:35,   19 july 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Parents Laurent Hayez and Viciane Delforged had vowed to continue the search for Theo, 18, but made the decision to return to home this week to be with their youngest... >>>

China acts against Chinese-Aust writer

Friday  01:00,   19 july 2019
msn

A Chinese-Australian writer and former diplomat is believed to have been transferred to a detention centre in Beijing. The Chinese-born fiction writer, pro-democracy campaigner and former diplomat was being held in Guangzhou since January, after... >>>

'There is no excuse': Embattled Masterchef host George Calombaris breaks his silence on $7.8million underpayment scandal - but insists he's NOT a wage thief

Friday  00:55,   19 july 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Ausrtalian celebrity chef George Calombaris was has been ordered to give the Government $200,000 after underpaying 515 staff between 2011 and 2017 by more than $7.8million. Calombaris, 40, apologised to his former and current employees, saying he... >>>

Man shot in arm at Sydney home

Friday  00:55,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the arm at his western Sydney home last night. Emergency services were called to a house on Kista Dan Avenue, Tregear at about 11.40pm, following reports a man had been shot. Police have been told the >>>

Hat found in missing backpacker Theo Hayez search

Friday  00:35,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

A baseball cap similar to the one worn by missing backpacker Theo Hayez has been found close to where his phone last pinged. The 18-year-old was seen wearing the Puma hat on security vision after leaving a bar in Byron Bay in NSW on May 31. The cap... >>>

Women dying 'deaths of despair', alarming study shows

Friday  00:05,   19 july 2019
brisbanetimes.com.au

Only the wealthiest women are shielded from an "astonishing" rise in suicides, overdoses, and deaths from preventable causes, and it's rapidly getting... >>>

Christian Brother John Laidlaw jailed for sexually abusing six boys over two decades

Thursday  23:55,   18 july 2019
abc.net.au

A Christian Brother who sexually assaulted boys at some of Victoria's most prestigious Catholic schools is sentenced to four and a half years in prison. Brother John Laidlaw, 80, pleaded guilty to assaults on six boys, aged 12 to 17, between 1963... >>>

Residents evacuated after Brisbane factory fire

Thursday  23:55,   18 july 2019
9news.com.au

A huge Brisbane factory fire forced the evacuation of dozens of residents... >>>