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News: Australia

The Block breaks silence renovated properties could fetch $7 million

Sunday  13:41,   17 april 2022

The Block executive producer Julian Cress has shot down rumours properties could go under the hammer for '$7 million' this year.Speaking to the Herald Sun this week, Julian was quick to slow speculation of the enormous figures being thrown... >>>

Cotchin fined by AFL over Walker kick

Sunday  13:41,   17 april 2022

Former Richmond captain Trent Cotchin is free to play in round six after his kick to Taylor Walker resulted in a fine, rather than a suspension.The two former club captains were involved in a fiery incident at Adelaide Oval on Saturday when Walker... >>>

NSW government funds housing modules for communities affected by floods in Northern Rivers

Sunday  12:26,   17 april 2022

Sportsgrounds, showgrounds and crown land will be transformed into "mini-villages" to accommodate thousands of Northern Rivers residents left homeless after the devastating floods. The NSW government will send up to 2,000 modular homes to... >>>

AFL live ScoreCentre: Carlton vs Port Adelaide, Essendon vs Fremantle live scores, stats and results

Sunday  11:31,   17 april 2022

Fremantle are out to put an end to their Essendon hoodoo, while Carlton gets away with one after nearly coughing up a massive lead against Port Adelaide. Follow our live AFL ScoreCentre for all the scores, stats and results.Follow the live scores,... >>>

Scott Morrison is confronted by ANOTHER activist with tough question

Sunday  11:31,   17 april 2022

Political activist Desiree Cai, 24, approached Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a church service in Melbourne on Good Friday at ask him about Australia's 'climate crisis'.Video on social media platform TikTok shows Mr Morrison being... >>>

Penrith's first captain Tony Brown dies

Sunday  11:26,   17 april 2022

Penrith's inaugural first-grade captain and former Kangaroos five-eighth Tony Brown has died, aged 86. © Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS Penrith's first captain Tony Brown has died at the age of 86. A star at Newtown in the 1950s and 1960s while... >>>

Retail workers' union pushes for public holiday pay rates on Easter Sunday in SA

Sunday  11:26,   17 april 2022

The retail workers' union says South Australia is the only mainland state not to treat Easter Sunday as a public holiday, with the SA government now considering whether it will introduce change.The retail workers' union today issued the call,... >>>

Swimmers rushed to hospital after near-drowning on NSW south coast

Sunday  11:26,   17 april 2022

Paramedics were called to Surf Beach, south of Batemans Bay, at about 2pm on Sunday after reports a group of up to 10 swimmers got into difficulty in the water. All swimmers had been dragged to shore by the time paramedics arrived.One woman believed >>>

Facebook's political ad tracker suffers major malfunction

Sunday  09:25,   17 april 2022

New data on Facebook and Instagram ad expenditure has not been added to the social media giant's transparency site since last Monday.The ad library report from Facebook's parent company Meta, which tracks political ads across Facebook and... >>>

PM picks new minister, Albanese annoyed

Sunday  09:25,   17 april 2022

Scott Morrison has announced his new health minister, but Anthony Albanese largely kept a low profile in respect of Easter Sunday.But Labor leader Anthony Albanese made only a brief appearance in front of the media, in what he said was supposed be a >>>

Women's Minister Marise Payne refuses to say if Warringah candidate Katherine Deves should be dumped

Sunday  08:25,   17 april 2022

Women's Minister Marise Payne refuses to say whether she thinks Katherine Deves, who has been forced to apologise multiple times for controversial comments about transgender people, should be removed while fellow Liberal senator Jane Hume... >>>

Friends pay tribute to nurse who died in remote plane crash in WA's far north

Sunday  08:25,   17 april 2022

A nurse who died in a plane crash in WA's far north is remembered as a "beautiful soul" and a leader of his community.The man, in his 50s, was a nurse employed by the WA Country Health Service, and a passenger aboard the plane when it crashed... >>>

Australian woman catches genital infection from swimming in ocean

Sunday  07:15,   17 april 2022

Three periods of severe flooding on the east coast in recent months has been causing some people to fall ill from swimming, including diarrhoea and infections.Jade soon realised something was wrong after going for a swim in Byron Bay's Belongil... >>>

Relative charged over 'horrendous' murder

Sunday  07:15,   17 april 2022

Police allege a father of two who died after being attacked in a Darwin home was murdered by a relative.The 54-year-old was found seriously injured at a unit in the city centre on April 8, Northern Territory police... >>>

400-year-old Dutch artwork found in NSW

Sunday  06:15,   17 april 2022

The National Trust of Australia has found a 400-year-old Dutch painting at a property in the NSW Blue Mountains and it could be worth up to $5 million. Called Still Life, the work was recently located at the National Trust of Australia-managed... >>>