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News: Australia

Judge heads gay, trans hate crime inquiry

Saturday  04:20,   16 april 2022

NSW has appointed a Supreme Court judge to oversee a special inquiry to investigate gay and transgender hate crimes committed in Sydney between 1970 and 2010.The commission of inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes, headed by Justice John Sackar, will... >>>

Patched-up Arrow fronts up for Souths

Saturday  04:16,   16 april 2022

Jai Arrow overcame the loss of his grandfather and an infection in his face to star in South Sydney's win over Canterbury.The Queensland Origin forward sustained a cut in last week's win over St George Illawarra and when he arrived at training... >>>

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean calls for Liberal candidate in Warringah Katherine Deves to be dumped over 'vile' comments

Saturday  04:15,   16 april 2022

New South Wales Treasurer Matt Kean tells the ABC Katherine Deves, the Liberal candidate for Warringah, has "got to go" over her comments about transgender people.Ms Deves has apologised on multiple occasions this week, including after revelations... >>>

Cleary avoids ban over dangerous contact

Saturday  04:15,   16 april 2022

Nathan Cleary has avoided an NRL ban for dangerous contact on Billy Walters, with the Penrith star insisting there was no malice in the awkward tackle.Cleary was on Saturday charged with grade-one dangerous contact on Billy Walters, an offence that... >>>

Ute driver killed in crash with freight train south-east of Port Augusta

Saturday  04:15,   16 april 2022

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 65-year-old man whose ute collided with a freight train in SA's north on Friday.The man's ute collided with the train about 12:30pm on Friday near the Augusta Highway,... >>>

Home renovation spending soars to $12b as locked-down Aussies extend, beautify their houses

Saturday  03:15,   16 april 2022

The repeated pandemic lockdowns and closed borders meant Australians stayed close to home in 2021 — making it the biggest year for renovations in history. But at what cost?New data shows how houseproud we became, particularly once the initial shock... >>>

COVID-19 case numbers from around the states and territories

Saturday  03:15,   16 april 2022

Here's a quick wrap of today's COVID statistics from each Australian jurisdiction.You can get a more detailed, visual breakdown through the ABC's Charting the Spread story right... >>>

Sydney woman had acid thrown onto her face outside restaurant

Saturday  03:15,   16 april 2022

The 32-year-old woman was standing outside Old Town on Dixon Street in Haymarket, in Sydney, at 11pm on Friday. A black hatch stopped in front of the woman before three masked men jumped out of the vehicle. © Provided by Daily Mail The 32-year-old... >>>

Bleached sea sponges found in deeper reefs off Tasmania

Saturday  03:15,   16 april 2022

A study by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies has found bleaching in sea sponges for the first time in Tasmanian waters — and scientists fear it could be another sign we are reaching a 'tipping point' in the warming of the... >>>

Judging the judges at the Easter Show

Saturday  02:16,   16 april 2022

Dozens of young livestock judges are competing against each other at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the title of best junior.But competition can't go ahead without the judges and a declining number of them coming through the pipeline from local... >>>

Deadly wet season sees drivers trapped in floodwaters, so is safety messaging working?

Saturday  02:16,   16 april 2022

Frustrated rescuers say motorists continue to ignore safety warnings about driving through floodwaters, despite a number of recent deaths.But the message has been ignored by many recently, much to the frustration of swiftwater rescuer Noah... >>>

Seniors could help fill labour shortages

Saturday  02:16,   16 april 2022

One in five Australian aged pensioners would consider re-entering paid work after retirement to cover their expenses, according to a survey.A survey of about 4000 aged pensioners by National Seniors Australia shows 20 per cent would consider... >>>

Flooded farmers push through hard times to get to – and triumph at – the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Saturday  01:15,   16 april 2022

The resilience of Australian farmers has never been in doubt, but for those who weathered successive disasters and still managed to triumph at the Easter Show, this year is something special.Despite the odds, some who were inundated just weeks ago... >>>

First home buyers 'missing out' on property boom as Qld developers strike out with sunset clauses

Saturday  01:15,   16 april 2022

A first home buyer who signed an off-the-plan contract 14 months ago is among those at the mercy of a sunset clause enabling developers to cancel contracts, potentially throwing her back to square one in an inflated housing market.Gold Coast... >>>

Liberal candidate for Hughes in a 'sprint' against independents and Craig Kelly

Saturday  01:15,   16 april 2022

The Liberal Party's pick for the southern Sydney seat of Hughes, after the defection of Craig Kelly, faces a fight from other candidates who have had months on the campaign trail already.She's on a mission to introduce herself to as many people... >>>