News: Australia

Homeless man murdered near Sydney beach

Friday  14:52,   23 june 2017

Police believe a homeless man found dead inside his car in Sydney's eastern suburbs was stabbed to death.The 68-year-old's body was found in the car, in which he was been living, on Wednesday[...]

Victoria Police cancel speeding, red light camera fines over software virus

Friday  14:52,   23 june 2017
ABC News

Police say they have cancelled almost 600 speeding and red light camera fines issued by virus-infected road safety cameras so Victorians do not lose confidence in the traffic camera system. The fines had been issued by 55 affected cameras in[...]

Medicinal cannabis: Inside a self-described drugs guru's crash course

Friday  10:45,   23 june 2017
ABC News

There were GPs, nurses, hospital specialists and a row of "tribal elders" from Nimbin — so many people the staff had to set up more tables. All wanted to know more about the drug.Zero hands went[...]

Hit and run pair flee scene after crash that kills woman in New Town

Friday  01:25,   23 june 2017
ABC News

Two people are on the run in southern Tasmania after being involved in a crash that killed the driver of the other car and left her passenger in hospital.Police said in a statement two cars collided at the intersection of Pirie and Roope Street, New [...]

Wounded veterans warn superannuation changes will push them below poverty line

Friday  00:46,   23 june 2017
ABC News

Injured veterans say they stand to lose hundreds of dollars per month under pending tax changes to disability support payments. From July 1 a complex superannuation overhaul takes effect, closing an existing loophole and meaning some[...]

Manhunt underway for Brisbane ATM thief who stole more than $250k

Thursday  20:22,   22 june 2017

Thieves have made off with a substantial sum of cash after raiding an ATM at a shopping centre north of Brisbane.It’s understood the thieves ripped off the door to the Suncorp ATM after smashing through the roof at a Bray Park complex to access[...]

ANZ Stadium redevelopment in limbo after project cost blows out

Thursday  19:02,   22 june 2017

The $700 million redevelopment of ANZ Stadium is in limbo after the business case for the project showed it will actually cost $1.6 billion. As part of the NSW Government's stadia policy, ANZ Stadium at Olympic Park is to be refurbished into a world [...]

Geraldton doctor Chamari Liyanage loses appeal over manslaughter of abusive husband

Thursday  14:40,   22 june 2017
ABC News

A Geraldton doctor who killed her abusive husband after years of escalating sexual, physical and emotional abuse loses her appeal against her manslaughter conviction and four-year sentence.Chamari Liyanage was sentenced to a four-year prison term[...]

Second man charged over Carly McBride murder

Thursday  11:40,   22 june 2017

Police travelled to Lithgow this morning where they charged an alleged co-offender with murder.The Belmont mother, who was 31, was last seen in September 2014 in Muswellbrook, where she had been visiting her three-year-old daughter at her former[...]

Opal loophole makes airport travel cheaper

Thursday  11:11,   22 june 2017

NSW commuters are making the most of an Opal card loophole which allows them to tap off with a negative balance and sneak away without paying the full fare.A loophole in the Opal card system allows users to tap off with a negative balance and then[...]

3 companies are building the new $2.8 billion train line under Sydney Harbour

Thursday  06:11,   22 june 2017
Business Insider Australia

Australian engineering company John Holland and CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors have been given an equal share in a contract to build the $2.81 billion Sydney Metro harbour rail crossing. The NSW government announced the joint venture contract[...]

Man's body found in car in Maroubra

Thursday  03:35,   22 june 2017

A crime scene has been established after a man's body was found in a car in Sydney's beach suburb of Maroubra.A man's body has been found in a car in the Sydney beachside suburb of[...]

South Australian London terror victim Kirsty Bogan's funeral announced

Thursday  03:30,   22 june 2017

The funeral of London Bridge terror attack, Kirsty Boden, from South Australia, will be held at her home town swimming pool next week.Ms Boden's family and friends will farewell the "Angel of London Bridge" in her Riverland home town on Monday, at a [...]

Rebel to give away defamation damages

Thursday  02:16,   22 june 2017

Rebel Wilson says she will give away any money she receives from her defamation case as closing submissions continue on Thursday.In a tweet, Ms Wilson said: "And re my defamation case win, any $'s I receive will go to charity, scholarships or[...]

Number of guns in NSW suburbs expected to rise by thousands

Wednesday  23:11,   21 june 2017

As politicians debate new legislation to toughen the state’s gun laws, the number of guns in NSW suburbs is on the rise and is expected to increase by tens of thousands every year. The latest figures show there are now 915,000 registered guns in the [...]