News: Australia

Turnbull Government company tax cut plans fail in the Senate

Wednesday  05:05,   22 august 2018

<p>The remainder of the Federal Government's contentious company tax cuts have failed to pass the Senate, after the Coalition was ultimately unable to secure the support of an unconvinced crossbench.</p>While cuts for businesses with an[...]
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Deborah Hutton's ex charged with stalking after 'staging break-in'

Wednesday  04:31,   22 august 2018

The ex-partner of media personality Deborah Hutton has been charged with stalking after allegedly staging a break-in at their home in Sydney's eastern suburbs.Police allege Robert Dulhunty called Triple-0 earlier this month, claiming he had[...]

'What's it like talking to a man on death row?' Julie Bishop fires back at Karl Stefanovic after he claimed Malcolm Turnbull would be dropped in 24 hours

Wednesday  04:05,   22 august 2018

Potential leadership contender Julie Bishop has been put on the spot in an awkward early morning interview about the prime minister's support.Potential leadership contender Julie Bishop has been put on the spot in an awkward early morning[...]

Dutton working on another challenge to PM

Wednesday  03:55,   22 august 2018

<p>Liberal leadership contender Peter Dutton is working the phones to get support for another challenge to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.</p>Peter Dutton openly admits he's calling colleagues to get the numbers for another challenge to take[...]

I'm ready to be prime minister: Shorten

Wednesday  03:55,   22 august 2018

Bill Shorten is "absolutely ready" for the top job as speculation mounts Peter Dutton will again challenge Malcolm Turnbull for the prime ministership.Bill Shorten has declared he is ready to become prime minister as the Liberal Party[...]

Man arrested over 1983 Gold Coast killing of Linda Reed

Wednesday  03:55,   22 august 2018

<p>A 51-year-old man has been charged with the 1983 cold case murder of Gold Coast woman Linda Reed.</p>Queensland Police took the man into custody on Wednesday morning and expected him to appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court in the[...]

Three key moments summing up the political environment

Wednesday  03:31,   22 august 2018

Within hours of Malcolm Turnbull holding off Peter Dutton's challenge, there were three moments that summed up the political environment, and continuing turmoil within the government, and signposted where we might be heading. The first came[...]

Rain bomb to drench Australia this weekend as a month's worth of showers hit the country - but drought-stricken farmers could miss out

Wednesday  03:31,   22 august 2018

Heavy showers and thunderstorms will fall on parts of New South Wales and Queensland this weekend but regional areas worst affected by the drought could miss out entirely.While Australia's east coast is bracing for a month's worth of rain in just[...]

PM contender Dutton starts media blitz

Wednesday  03:31,   22 august 2018

Liberal leadership contender Peter Dutton has kicked off a media campaign to reach out to Australians on the topics of energy and fuel prices.The man who would be prime minister has hit the airwaves to promote his softer side - and zeroed in on[...]

Australian bikie infiltrator's refugee case shows police informants 'could end up dead', lawyer warns

Wednesday  02:55,   22 august 2018

A lawyer issues a warning to future police informants that his bikie gang client was "hung out to dry" by Australian authorities and had to seek asylum in Canada after his cover was accidently blown and he became the subject of murder[...]

I won't quit if Dutton becomes PM: Bishop

Wednesday  02:55,   22 august 2018

Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has rejected reports she would quit parliament to deny the government a majority if Peter Dutton becomes prime minister.Liberal deputy Julie Bishop has downplayed the possibility of a Peter Dutton prime[...]

No hidden treasure, but 1000 teeth found at Swanston Street dig site

Wednesday  00:55,   22 august 2018

One thousand teeth, but alas no bags of gold, are among more than half a million artefacts unearthed at two archaeological digs in Melbourne's CBD.One thousand teeth, but alas no bags of gold, are among more than half a million artefacts[...]

He was seven votes short of being Australia's Prime Minister — who is Peter Dutton?

Wednesday  00:26,   22 august 2018

Peter Dutton may not have the profile of Malcolm Turnbull, but he has quietly accumulated a significant political career.They are topics that — until his resignation from the Home Affairs portfolio yesterday — have dominated his recent political[...]

Malcolm Turnbull's leadership crisis deepens as Greg Hunt, Steve Ciobo also offer resignations

Wednesday  00:07,   22 august 2018

Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership remains vulnerable after a flurry of late-night resignations from senior ministers, and reports more Liberals are switching allegiances to Peter Dutton. The ABC understands Health Minister Greg Hunt and[...]

Australia’s most DANGEROUS job: How truck drivers are 13 times more likely to die at work than any other profession

Wednesday  00:07,   22 august 2018

A study from Monash University in Melbourne has revealed that truck driving is one of the most dangerous jobs in Australia.The 12-year study, from Monash University in Melbourne, investigated more than 120,000 insurance[...]