News: Australia

Childcare worker has been jailed for six years over the death of a boy

Wednesday  09:00,   24 february 2021

A former childcare worker has been sentenced to six years jail for the manslaughter of a three-year-old boy found on a school bus in north Queensland.Michael Glenn Lewis was handed down the sentence on Wednesday and will be eligible for parole in 18 >>>

Driver pleads not guilty to driving dangerously before crash that killed Sophia Naismith

Wednesday  08:59,   24 february 2021

The driver of a Lamborghini that hit and killed teenager Sophia Naismith outside an Adelaide restaurant in June 2019 pleads not guilty to dangerous driving. Alexander Campbell was driving the Lamborghini Huracan when he struck the 15-year-old and... >>>

Sydney Airport boss cautious after FY loss

Wednesday  08:08,   24 february 2021

Sydney Airport's boss is hopeful the aviation industry can recover this year after the airport posted a full-year loss of $107.5 million. © Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS Sydney Airport has reported a ful Sydney Airport Corporation chief executive... >>>

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Wednesday  08:08,   24 february 2021

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now : © Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay FILE PHOTO: Duesseldorf Airport as EU countries impose a travel ban from the UK EU to keep non-essential travel curbs amid chaotic border measures European Union... >>>

Lamborghini driver to trial over crash

Wednesday  08:08,   24 february 2021

A man driving a Lamborghini when it jumped a kerb and hit two teenage girls is to face trial over the crash.Alexander Campbell appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he was found to have a case to answer on charges of causing the... >>>

Huge bug the size of a human HAND terrifies insect enthusiasts

Wednesday  08:08,   24 february 2021

A family were walking through Camp Mountain, in Brisbane's north-east when they spotted the giant insect perching on a tree trunk.The family were walking through Camp Mountain, in Brisbane's north-east, when they spotted the giant insect... >>>

Iraqi MP's Sydney family target of attacks

Wednesday  06:22,   24 february 2021

An international criminal group has allegedly tried to extort a member of the Iraqi parliament through a series of attacks on his family's Sydney home.Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett of NSW Police State Crime Command said four... >>>

Reasons why Clive Palmer's bid to tear down WA's hard border was blocked by the High Court revealed

Wednesday  05:48,   24 february 2021

Billionaire business man Clive Palmer's unsuccessful attempt to tear down WA's hard border with other states could have had catastrophic health consequences, the High Court reveals in its reasons for rejecting his bid.The High Court today... >>>

Some Australian states ease curbs on dancing after weeks of no COVID cases

Wednesday  05:48,   24 february 2021

Some Australian states ease curbs on dancing after weeks of no COVID casesIn New South Wales (NSW), 30 people will be allowed to dance at weddings and as many as 30 people will be able to sing indoors together, up from five currently. Households... >>>

Paedophile caught with child exploitation material won't teach children again, court hears

Wednesday  05:48,   24 february 2021

A South Australian relief teacher who was busted with 46 videos and images of child exploitation material "has stuffed up his life" and will never teach children again, a court hears.Dylan McCrossin, 39, has pleaded guilty to three offences relating >>>

NSW 'nearly there' as restrictions ease

Wednesday  05:45,   24 february 2021

Restrictions on indoor gatherings, dancing at weddings and choirs in NSW are set to be eased, with more freedom likely to come in the weeks ahead.NSW recorded its 38th straight day of no new local cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, >>>

Qld govt begins talks on media shield law

Wednesday  05:45,   24 february 2021

The Queensland government will start consulting on a shield law which would protect journalists from prosecution if they refuse to reveal confidential sources.Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman is starting consultation on proposed shield laws after... >>>

Brisbane's bid for 2032 Olympic Games firms as it becomes last city left in negotiations

Wednesday  04:53,   24 february 2021

Barring a late arrival by a new bidder, the International Olympic Committee is expected to announce Brisbane as the only host in the running for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.The IOC's Future Host Summer Commission has been reviewing several... >>>

What systems does Australia have in place to make sure you get the right coronavirus vaccine dose?

Wednesday  04:53,   24 february 2021

Two Queensland aged care residents were given more than the prescribed dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Here is a look at how Australia's healthcare systems are designed to make sure that doesn't happen again.The 88-year-old man and... >>>

COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine incorrectly administered to two patients at Brisbane aged care home

Wednesday  04:53,   24 february 2021

An 88-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman were given the incorrect doses yesterday. When asked how much of the dose was administered Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said it had been reported that four times the recommended dose had been given but >>>