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News: Australia

Man arrested over Sydney hammer attack

Thursday  09:40,   25 february 2021

The 41-year-old man sought by police over a brutal hammer attack in Sydney's CBD has been found in bushland in the Blue Mountains.The man was found at Lapstone in the Blue Mountains just before 5pm on... >>>

Royal Flying Doctor Service puts its hand up to help get COVID-19 vaccines to the bush

Thursday  08:43,   25 february 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service says it has put its hand up to help with the vaccine rollout in remote parts of New South Wales.The service has been taking medical services to the most remote parts of the country since... >>>

Aussie suburbs with highest, lowest life expectancy revealed

Thursday  08:43,   25 february 2021

Where you live in Australia can influence your life expectancy, a new study has revealed. Research by Torrens University showed the suburbs and neighbourhoods where Australians have the longest and shortest life spans.A suburb in Melbourne's... >>>

Government to spend $3.6 million on e-tracking registered greyhounds

Thursday  08:40,   25 february 2021

Racing greyhounds in New South Wales will be electronically tracked for their entire lives as Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson announces the government will spend $3.6 million on e-tracking.Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson said the >>>

Wajid Kakar charged with murder of housemate and attempted murder of two others

Thursday  08:40,   25 february 2021

Police believe they have enough evidence to charge a man with the murder of his housemate, despite none of the survivors of the bloody scene being well enough to speak yet.Wajid Kakar, 36, was charged with the murder of his 34-year-old housemate... >>>

Chatroom killer tells court he was abused

Thursday  08:40,   25 february 2021

Bendigo man Adam Margolis, charged with murdering a woman he met through an online chatroom, has told the Victorian Supreme Court he was abused as a child. © April Fonti/AAP PHOTOS A man accused of murdering a woman he met through an online chatroom >>>

Qld crossbenchers pan Brisbane Olympic bid

Thursday  08:02,   25 february 2021

Queensland crossbenchers say regions and youth at risk are likely to suffer due to the state government prioritising Brisbane's 2032 Olympic bid.Katter's Australian Party and Greens MPs say the government's priorities are all wrong after it... >>>

Guptill fires New Zealand to four-run win over Australia in Dunedin

Thursday  08:02,   25 february 2021

CRICKET-T20-NZL-AUS-INT:Guptill fires New Zealand to four-run win over Australia in DunedinNew Zealand extended their lead to 2-0 in the five-match series after thrashing the visitors by 53 runs in... >>>

Australia is in the top 10 nations with the most effective soft power

Thursday  08:02,   25 february 2021

Soft power refers to a country's appeal and attraction to the rest of the world, and its ability to influence based on its reputation.Soft power refers to a country's appeal and attraction to the rest of the world, and is defined as 'a... >>>

BOM forecasts wet autumn for some as La Niña weather system declines

Thursday  07:10,   25 february 2021

After the best rain for years in the Top End and welcome falls across much of the country, many still missed out and the risk of bushfires remains for the coming months.And the Bureau of Meteorology [BOM] autumn outlook is for wetter-than-average... >>>

NSW vaccinates more than 5500 people

Thursday  04:43,   25 february 2021

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's pleased with the vaccine roll-out, but wants more information from the federal government.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Thursday she was "very pleased" with the state's... >>>

Melbourne motorist's fine reveals how much you can go over speed limit

Thursday  04:43,   25 february 2021

The fine issued to a Melbourne driver in Brookfield in the city's far-west said he had been caught driving at 67km/h in a 60km/h zone, but that his 'alleged' speed was 3km/h less.The fine issued to a Melbourne driver in Brookfield in the >>>

WA man arrested over 'racist' attack

Thursday  04:43,   25 february 2021

A man who had a swastika painted on his head when he allegedly attacked a woman with a flamethrower in Western Australia has been arrested.West Australian police appealed for help to find the man, who had a swastika painted on his head when he... >>>

Huge thunderstorm smashes Sydney with warnings for flash flooding

Thursday  04:37,   25 february 2021

Millions of Australians were warned to brace themselves for torrential rain and strong winds overnight, as a thunderstorm hit Sydney late on Thursday morning. A low pressure trough sitting off the NSW coast is hovering over the state and is expected >>>

Double fatal crash driver jailed one year

Thursday  04:37,   25 february 2021

Graham William Squires who was responsible for two deaths in a fiery Wollongong highway crash has been jailed for at least 12 months. © Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS Graham Squires has been jailed for causing two deaths in a fiery Wollongong highway... >>>