News: Australia

Victorian thief nicks 31 cars in 10 years

Monday  19:32,   22 may 2017

Victorian police have recovered more than 30 vehicles they allege were stolen by the same offender over a 10-year period.A kleptomaniac with a fondness for cars has had the brakes put on a decade of thieving with the seizure of 31 stolen vehicles by [...]

Thief with a conscience: Brisbane armed robber admits he feels 'bad about doing it'

Monday  14:57,   22 may 2017

A man who robbed a convenience store at knifepoint in Brisbane has admitted he feels "really bad about doing it" and believes he was influenced by a bad batch of ice.  In an extraordinary interview with 9NEWS, Stanley Corbett, 21,[...]

Gold Coast man's leg crushed by concrete slab

Monday  13:26,   22 may 2017

A Queensland man has been hospitalised with serious injuries after a concrete slab fell on his right leg on the Gold Coast.A concrete slab has crushed a man's right lower leg on the Gold[...]

Apple's Blaming Third Party Batteries for Those Exploding Headphones

Monday  08:50,   22 may 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Back in March, while flying between Sydney and Beijing, a woman was quite badly burned after her headphones caught fire. The brand of headphones hasn't been revealed, but since Apple has released a statement on the matter it seems more than [...]

Burns victim Nicole Evans regains consciousness briefly after alleged domestic attack

Monday  08:09,   22 may 2017
ABC News

A young Tasmanian woman fighting for her life in a Melbourne hospital regains consciousness from an induced coma after being severely burned last month when her fiance allegedly doused her in flammable liquid and set her alight.Nicole Evans, 20,[...]

Lindt Cafe siege: 'Armchair critics' have unfairly targeted NSW Police, union says

Monday  07:20,   22 may 2017
ABC News

The 18 month Sydney siege inquest has tarnished police officers' reputations, the NSW police union president says, adding that he hopes the coroner's report will "be a lot more balanced than what has been reported in the media and the[...]

Rebel Wilson defamation trial to start

Monday  06:25,   22 may 2017

Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson is in Melbourne for her defamation trial against the publishers of Woman's Day, Bauer Media.The Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids actor arrived in Melbourne last week before the three-week trial, which will be held[...]

O'Dempsey murder trial nearing its end

Sunday  21:15,   21 may 2017

The trial of Vincent O'Dempsey for the 1974 murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two daughters is entering its final days.O'Dempsey has been on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court for the past three weeks after pleading not guilty to the murders[...]

Beach protesters say no to Bight drilling

Sunday  10:25,   21 may 2017

Hundreds of Australians have linked hands across the nation's beaches to raise awareness of the dangers of oil and gas drilling in the ocean.Ocean-loving protesters have linked hands across the nation's beaches in a bid to protect the Great[...]

Medieval Fayre in Blacktown attracts thousands wanting to step back in time

Saturday  14:10,   20 may 2017
ABC News

Thousands of fans of medieval history from around the world descend on western Sydney to take a step back in time and experience the dark world of our ancestors. The Medieval Fayre at Blacktown kicked off today and saw a village come to life with[...]

Volunteers forsaken in CFA carve-up: Cash

Saturday  12:46,   20 may 2017

The federal government says Victoria's plan to carve up the CFA will undermine volunteers and put the state at risk.Victoria's fire services are being dismantled so Daniel Andrews and Labor can sideline volunteers like they "have wanted all[...]

Woodside Petroleum says oil spill off WA did not cause lasting environmental damage

Friday  23:53,   19 may 2017

Woodside Petroleum says an oil spill off the coast of Western Australia, which was kept secret by the offshore regulator for more than a year, has not caused lasting damage to the environment. The oil and gas giant said it reported the leak [...]

Green groups shut down nuclear NSW talk

Friday  23:52,   19 may 2017

Green groups have ridiculed talk of nuclear power being placed back on the agenda by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro as a "nutty" idea.Green groups have reacted swiftly to condemn an attempt by Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro to place[...]

AFLW player to lead Vic gay marriage rally

Friday  22:36,   19 may 2017

Collingwood AFLW player Penny-Cula Reid will head a marriage equality rally in Melbourne that's expected to draw thousands.Collingwood Football Club's Penny Cula-Reid will join activists from Equal Love to address the crowd at the State Library[...]

WA lawyer fronts court on firearm charges

Friday  15:21,   19 may 2017

Perth criminal lawyer Sanella Naumovski, who is facing serious firearm offences, will return to court next month.A criminal lawyer facing serious weapons charges will no longer have to report to police as a condition of her[...]