News: Australia

Vandals cause up to $100k of damage to school

Friday  09:10,   16 november 2018

A Perth primary school has been savaged overnight by vandals who damaged more than half the school. Ocean Reef Primary School students will be able to return to school on Monday after a big clean-up today. Principal Peter Blackwell said he was... >>>

Attorney-General confirms Bourke St terrorist was on bail

Friday  08:31,   16 november 2018

Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula confirmed reports Bourke Street terrorist Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was on bail at the time of the attack. Mr Pakula said he had spoken to Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton in the past few hours, who clarified... >>>

Karen Rae's killer jailed for 13 years for 'disrespectful and misogynistic' choking death

Friday  08:20,   16 november 2018

A judge sentences a man to 13 years in jail for strangling Melbourne woman Karen Rae to death during sex, before repeatedly lying about his involvement in her... >>>

Craig McLachlan refuses police interview over indecent assault claims

Friday  06:55,   16 november 2018

Actor Craig McLachlan refuses to participate in an interview with Victoria Police, who are investigating allegations of indecent assault and assault against him which date to... >>>

Sydney’s secret weapon to battle bushfires

Friday  06:55,   16 november 2018

‘Gaia’ can carry more than 15,000 litres of fire retardant. Mr Grant said the multi-million-dollar cash injection would be used to buy another large air tanker (LAT) such as Gaia and two fixed wing aircraft to scan bushfire-prone areas. “These... >>>

'He's going to die': Son jailed for killing father in argument over computer

Friday  06:30,   16 november 2018

Daniel Chapman stabbed his father in the back with a hunting knife after being told to get off the... >>>

Traffic chaos continues as police hunt driver over bridge crash

Friday  06:21,   16 november 2018

There are significant traffic delays on the West Gate Bridge after two trucks collided this morning. The sedan, which police say has extensive damage to the passenger side, fled the scene. Queues are backed up at Burke Road on the Monash Freeway,... >>>

Bourke Street killer Hassan Ali was on bail for driving offences at the time of the attack

Friday  05:45,   16 november 2018

Bourke Street attacker Hassan Ali had his bail extended only weeks before the deadly rampage, despite a long history of failing to appear in court. Hassan Ali had also racked up a string of driving-related... >>>

Woman escapes injury after number plate smashes into windscreen

Friday  05:21,   16 november 2018

Police said the woman was extremely lucky not to have suffered serious injury in this incident and received only minor cuts to her facial area from the windscreen glass. Drivers were being urged to make sure all items on their vehicles were... >>>

Cairns in lockdown for US Vice President's visit

Friday  05:05,   16 november 2018

Sections of Cairns are in lockdown as the US Secret Service effectively takes control in the Queensland's Far North for the impending arrival of US Vice President Mike Pence. Donald Trump's right-hand-man will touch down on Air Force Two this... >>>

Sydney man arrested after 190kg cocaine haul

Friday  04:47,   16 november 2018

A Sydney man has been arrested over the seizure of almost 200 kilograms of cocaine in New Zealand. The Australian Federal Police today arrested a 41-year-old man from Alford’s Point following an investigation into an Australian-based organised crime >>>

The dirty truth: Most polluted suburbs in Australia are revealed in damning new report

Friday  04:47,   16 november 2018

Australia's most polluted suburbs have been revealed for the first time in a shocking new report. Australia's most polluted areas have been mapped out by postcode in The Dirty Truth report by the Australian Conservation Foundation... >>>

‘He proved an individual can make a difference’: Ian Kiernan farewelled

Friday  04:30,   16 november 2018

Ian Kiernan described himself as an "ordinary Australian", but those closest to him say he was anything but ordinary. The Clean Up Australia founder was honoured today by hundreds at a state memorial service inside Sydney's iconic Opera House. Mr... >>>

Buckingham calls for Di Natale to reverse his position as Greens turmoil spreads

Friday  04:20,   16 november 2018

The Upper House MP facing an accusation of "sexual violence" has written a letter to the Greens leader demanding he reverse his... >>>

Rebel Wilson High Court bid rejected

Friday  04:10,   16 november 2018

Lawyers for actor Rebel Wilson have had an application to the High Court for leave to appeal in her defamation case against Bauer Media... >>>