News: Australia

Reds hold out Rebels for Super Rugby win

Friday  15:56,   15 april 2022

The Queensland Reds have held on for a 36-32 victory over the Melbourne Rebels in their Super Rugby Pacific match on Good Friday at AAMI Park.The Reds' third successive victory comes at an ideal time with the trans-Tasman component of the... >>>

Israel Folau: Former Wallaby will make Tongan switch says coach Toutai Kefu

Friday  13:52,   15 april 2022

Toutai Kefu has confirmed Israel Folau has “bought in” to making the switch to represent Tonga using World Rugby’s eligibility law change. Nationality switch The law states that a player may switch nationalities if they have played less than 100... >>>

Alleged bikie extradited to WA following $32m cash seizure

Friday  12:51,   15 april 2022

An alleged bikie has been extradited to Western Australia, after Queensland detectives caught the accused money launderer on the Gold Coast this week.Johnson Rowe, 28, has been charged with money laundering and conspiring to sell 50kg of dangerous... >>>

Holidaymakers head to Gold Coast in droves during Easter long weekend

Friday  12:51,   15 april 2022

The Gold Coast is experiencing its biggest surge in travellers in two years, as Easter holidaymakers flock to one of the Sunshine State's most popular tourism destinations. The coastal city has experienced a boost to match pre-pandemic levels... >>>

Bulldogs' early ambush stuns North in AFL

Friday  12:51,   15 april 2022

The Western Bulldogs have responded from a poor first month of the AFL season, dismantling battling North Melbourne by 68 points in their Good Friday clash.The game was effectively over at quarter time after the Bulldogs had piled on eight goals to... >>>

One Nation disendorses Brisbane candidate Rebecca Lloyd

Friday  12:51,   15 april 2022

The candidate's removal follows the ABC revealing a website she registered is being investigated by the Australian Electoral Commission.The move to dump Ms Lloyd came after the ABC revealed a website she registered was under investigation by the >>>

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why Panthers can emulate Eels of the '80s with a rare premiership three-peat

Friday  11:51,   15 april 2022

There are a lot of similarities between the current Penrith Panthers machine and the Parramatta Eels sides of their halcyon days of the 1980s. The Panthers are not only capable of defending their title this year, they can become the first team since >>>

Vettel's Australia F1 crashes "not normal" - Aston Martin

Friday  11:51,   15 april 2022

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says that it was “not normal” that Sebastian Vettel had two heavy crashes over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.PLUS: The highs and lows of being F1's latest... >>>

‘We've got the numbers': Why politicians are wooing Indian-Australians

Friday  11:51,   15 april 2022

Australia's large and rapidly growing Indian diaspora could play a crucial role in the upcoming federal election. And both major parties are taking notice.Last Saturday - the night before he called the federal election - Morrison posted an... >>>

General that stopped boats explains why Anthony Albanese is threat

Friday  11:50,   15 april 2022

Former major general Jim Molan, an architect of Operation Sovereign Borders that stopped asylum seeker boats, has declared Labor leader Anthony Albanese a border security risk.Mr Albanese on Thursday declared offshore detention is unnecessary, even... >>>

SA driver badly injured as train hits ute

Friday  11:50,   15 april 2022

A train and ute have collided in South Australia, seriously injuring one driver with emergency services attending the scene south of Port Augusta.An SA Police spokeswoman confirmed the ute driver suffered serious injuries in the accident at... >>>

New Omicron COVID subvariant, BA.4 or BA.5, found in Australia in Melbourne wastewater

Friday  10:45,   15 april 2022

Health authorities have found traces of either the BA.4 or BA.5 strain of Omicron in the Tullamarine catchment area in Melbourne's north-west.The subvariant, which is still to be identified as either BA.4 or BA.5, was found in samples taken from >>>

Australian woman travels to Ukraine to rescue adopted son amid war

Friday  10:40,   15 april 2022

Yuliia Kuzma, from Queensland's Whitsundays, arrived in Ukraine this week hoping to wrap her arms around her biological nephew Maxim whom she has legally adopted.Yuliia Kuzma, from Proserpine in the Whitsundays, arrived in the eastern European... >>>

Woman dies in hospital days after being pulled from Kilburn house fire

Friday  10:40,   15 april 2022

A young woman has died days after suffering critical injuries in a house fire in Adelaide's northern suburbs.The 23-year-old died in hospital... >>>

Rugby news: Folau could take on Wallabies, COVID batters Force, Kearns says Eddie should come home

Friday  08:30,   15 april 2022

Israel Folau could be taking on the Wallabies if Tonga’s coach, Toutai Kefu, gets a plan over the line for his team to take on Australia in Brisbane next year. Kefu is driving a push for Tonga to play a match to mark the 50-year anniversary of the... >>>