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News: Australia

The image that encapsulates the drought crisis

Friday  02:30,   16 november 2018
9news.com.au

Crouched in a dry dam, hands clenched together, 83-year-old famer Alf King prays desperately for rain to soak his parched New South Wales... >>>

Elderly driver who killed 6yo Indie Armstrong in a Sunshine Coast car park dies

Friday  02:21,   16 november 2018
abc.net.au

The 86-year-old who had been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle dies in hospital months after reversing her car into six-year-old Indie and her... >>>

'Defamation is back big time', says senior judge, but warns victories may be Pyrrhic

Friday  01:55,   16 november 2018
abc.net.au

Australia is seeing a rise in #MeToo defamation cases coming to court, but our legal system is not equipped to handle them, according to a senior judge. Actor Geoffrey Rush, Labor politician Luke Foley and Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham have all had... >>>

'Trolley Man' fails to turn himself in as donations continue to flow

Friday  01:07,   16 november 2018
9news.com.au

Donations continue to pour in for the Bourke Street "trolley man" despite the police wanting to question him over a series of burglaries. Michael Rogers, who has been sleeping rough for 18 years, picked up the nickname after he attempted to fight... >>>

Project chief quits amid delays to Sydney's NorthConnex tunnel

Friday  00:31,   16 november 2018
smh.com.au

The $3 billion NorthConnex toll road project has turned into a major headache for the builders, Lendlease and its French... >>>

'Girl, 7, attacked in toilet'

Friday  00:30,   16 november 2018
9news.com.au

A Sydney man who allegedly assaulted a seven-year-old girl in a toilet, before stabbing a man who confronted him, remains in police custody in... >>>

Why a Canberra school dropping Indonesian sparked international uproar

Thursday  23:31,   15 november 2018
smh.com.au

A student who discovered his school was looking to scrap its Indonesian language course found himself at the centre of a potential international incident. Year 11 students Joseph Armstrong and Aidan Brooke of Narrabundah College started an online... >>>

The Irish are muscling in on Australia's special US visa

Thursday  23:27,   15 november 2018
smh.com.au

The visa is the envy of countries around the world because of the privileged status it confers on Australians who want to work in the... >>>

NAB CEO in investigation over luxury resort holiday

Thursday  22:06,   15 november 2018
smh.com.au

NSW detectives are seeking information from the bank about an allegedly corrupt company's decision to pay for the holiday and an expensive kitchen... >>>

Footy star and his partner lose their unborn baby just two months after announcing they were expecting

Thursday  21:45,   15 november 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The Adelaide Crows' skipper has been granted leave from pre-season training following the death of his unborn baby. Taylor Walker, 28, and his partner Ellie Brown, 27, announced their baby was due in March in a post shared to social media in... >>>

NSW Greens infighting flares again

Thursday  21:41,   15 november 2018
msn

Justin Field has criticised fellow NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong for making a 'political hit' on another... >>>

Man assaults girl, 7, in Sydney toilet

Thursday  21:41,   15 november 2018
msn

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a girl, 7, in a public toilet and then stabbed a man who confronted... >>>

Family of 10 escape ferocious home fire

Thursday  21:41,   15 november 2018
9news.com.au

Brave neighbours leaped to the assistance of the Melbourne family, who fled their home as it was consumed by... >>>

Bali Nine member 'in dark over arrest'

Thursday  21:41,   15 november 2018
9news.com.au

Renae Lawrence is set to be arrested over a previous offence when she lands in Australia next week after spending 13 years in jail for drug smuggling in... >>>

Police investigate link between Bourke St 'trolley man' and burglaries

Thursday  19:45,   15 november 2018
abc.net.au

The 'trolley man' who confronted the Bourke Street terrorist during the deadly Melbourne attack earlier this month is wanted for questioning by Victoria Police over a number of recent burglaries. Michael Rogers drew widespread praise for pushing the >>>