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Fire engulfs heritage-listed church in Melbourne's south east

Fire crews battle a blaze that has engulfed a heritage-listed church in Brighton in Melbourne's south east.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:40:47 +1100    READ MORE

Fiji beats New Zealand to win Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji has won the Hong Kong Sevens, beating New Zealand 33-19 in the Cup final - Australia won the bowl.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:10 +1100    READ MORE

Abused footballer's widow turning lives around as school principal

The widow of nineties football legend Peter Jackson reveals how his struggle with abuse and addiction helped inspire her to build a brighter future for a remote Indigenous community.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:18:35 +1100    READ MORE

DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found

Forensic teams isolate 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, officials say.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:18:35 +1100    READ MORE

ASIC launches investigation into payday lender over tactics

The corporate watchdog investigates a payday lender accused of lending to drug addicts, gamblers and the illiterate, as well as changing the terms of loan contracts after they have been signed.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:57:02 +1100    READ MORE

ACT man who risked life to save boys from car wreck honoured

A Canberra man who crawled inside a ute leaking petrol to save the life of a boy whose arm was severed in a horrific crash is honoured for his bravery.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:57:02 +1100    READ MORE

Porte holds off Valverde charge to win Tour of Catalonia

Australia's Richie Porte continued his brilliant start to the season with victory in the Tour of Catalonia.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:40:56 +1100    READ MORE

Rural health services affected by 'inexcusable' $200m federal funding cut

Australia's key health organisations say thousands of people needing vital drug and alcohol services will be turned away unless an urgent funding crisis is resolved.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:18:06 +1100    READ MORE

Bali Nine lawyers hit deadline for calling expert witness before court

Lawyers for Bali Nine death row inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran face today's deadline for producing a so-called expert witness as part of the pair's latest legal challenge.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:13:28 +1100    READ MORE

UN paramedic Ben Nelson honoured for bravery after Taliban bomb attack

Queenslander Benjamin Nelson commended for brave conduct in today's Australian Bravery Awards for helping UN personnel after an suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:01:50 +1100    READ MORE

Germanwings captain shouted 'open the damn door': reports

The captain of the Germanwings jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to enter the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reports.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:49:00 +1100    READ MORE

RET deadlock causing 'detrimental impact' to clean energy industries: peak bodies

Several peak groups including the Business Council of Australia and the Clean Energy Council write an open letter to the country's politicians urging them to resolve the renewable energy target impasse.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:36:33 +1100    READ MORE

Tax system overhaul needed with more reliance on GST: discussion paper

A 200-page Federal Government discussion paper suggests Australia relies too heavily on corporate and income taxes and not enough on consumption taxes like the GST.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:16:09 +1100    READ MORE

Melbourne man honoured in Bravery Awards for New Zealand crevice rescue

A Melbourne man who rescued a tourist who slipped into a crevice and became unconscious while kayaking in New Zealand is honoured with an Australian Bravery Award.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:02:23 +1100    READ MORE

Women awarded Star of Courage in Australian Bravery Awards

Angela Edith Ferullo, who died protecting her pregnant daughter from an armed assailant, and Christy King, a tour guide who helped defend and rescue trekkers from a violent attack in Papua New Guinea, are honoured in the Australian Bravery Awards.

published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:02:23 +1100    READ MORE

Nigerian election forced into second day after technical glitches

Nigeria's closely fought general elections are forced into a second day after failures in controversial new technology disrupted polling, including for president Goodluck Jonathan.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:12:05 +1100    READ MORE

Starc credits McDermott for World Cup starring role

Mitchell Starc has praised bowling coach Craig McDermott for helping him claim World cup man-of-the-series honours.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:35:25 +1100    READ MORE

New Zealand's ride of a lifetime ends in defeat

New Zealand's World Cup campaign will long live in the memory despite its failure to truly test Australia in the final.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:27:43 +1100    READ MORE

Air Canada plane runs off runway at Halifax airport

An Air Canada plane runs off the runway after landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, the airline says.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:48:37 +1100    READ MORE

Samuels, Patterson secure world championships berths

Dani Samuels will appear at her fifth world titles in Beijing, while teenager Eleanor Patterson will make her debut.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:41:11 +1100    READ MORE

Australia coasts to World Cup win over New Zealand

Australia has won the World Cup in a canter, beating New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:06:46 +1100    READ MORE

Banned pesticide used to grow 70pc of Australian strawberries

About 70 per cent of Australian strawberries are being fumigated with a pesticide that has been banned around the world because of its effect on the ozone layer.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:05:41 +1100    READ MORE

Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix for Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has taken out the Malaysian Grand Prix for Ferrari ahead of Mercedes duo Hamilton and Rosberg.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:58:05 +1100    READ MORE

Pearson ignores injury scare to win national 100m hurdles title

Sally Pearson shrugged off the threat of injury to win her seventh 100 metres hurdles crown at the national championships.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:56:37 +1100    READ MORE

Thousands join world leaders in Tunisia to protest against extremism

Tens of thousands of Tunisians march through the capital in a show of solidarity against terrorism hours after the government said it killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:24:36 +1100    READ MORE

Adelaide United beats hapless Jets in Newcastle

Adelaide United have beaten the Jets 1-0 in Newcastle to put pressure on the top teams in the A-League ladder.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:03:03 +1100    READ MORE

WA Premier's chief of staff to take job with OECD in Paris

The Federal Government is poised to announce the appointment of West Australian Premier Colin Barnett's chief of staff to a plum European posting.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:01:26 +1100    READ MORE

Weekend detention alternatives unclear in ACT

The deadline for the abolition of weekend jail in Canberra is fast approaching, but alternative sentencing options are yet to be locked in.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:40:54 +1100    READ MORE

Mount Todd gold mine plan faces environmental liability concerns

A proposal to turn an abandoned mine into one of the country's largest gold operations hangs in the balance amid hopes for job creation and concerns about environmental liability.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:35:27 +1100    READ MORE

Working elephants to be removed from Delhi's streets

The Indian government is no longer issuing new licenses to elephant keepers who are struggling to look after the animals in the growing city of Delhi.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:14:23 +1100    READ MORE

Rob Pyne becomes first quadriplegic elected to parliament

A far north Queensland man has become the first quadriplegic Member of Parliament anywhere in Australia.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:37:16 +1100    READ MORE

Superb first-half performance sees Sydney FC record away win over Phoenix

Three first-half goals have given Sydney FC an impressive 3-0 away win over A-League ladder leaders Wellington Phoenix.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:57:54 +1100    READ MORE

Diplomats, UN staff evacuated from war-torn Yemen

Diplomats and United Nations staff are evacuated from war-torn Yemen as Russia warns Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels are affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:34:48 +1100    READ MORE

Whincup wins as Lowndes blunders

Jamie Whincup claimed victory in Tasmania after Craig Lowndes spun out on the first lap.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:33:10 +1100    READ MORE

Woodchopping sisters a big hit at the Royal Easter Show

Two teenaged sisters capture the hearts of the crowds at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney as trailblazers in the traditionally macho sport of woodchopping.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:10:46 +1100    READ MORE

Tourist fees touted to protect Kimberley Aboriginal sites

Kimberley traditional owners are looking to charge fees and tighten the regulation of the cruise boat industry to protect the region's cultural values.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:56:07 +1100    READ MORE

Roosters dominate as Raiders lose third in a row

The Roosters have picked up their third win of the season, beating Canberra 34-6 at the Sydney Football Stadium.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:50:52 +1100    READ MORE

Missing Tasmanian man found 'safe and well'

A keen bushwalker who went missing 10 days ago after leaving his Glenorchy home has been found safe and well, police say.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:47:29 +1100    READ MORE

Nationals MP John Barilaro claims NSW seat of Monaro

Nationals MP John Barilaro claims the seat of Monaro in the New South Wales election, saying the latest count shows he has snatched victory from Labor candidate Steve Whan.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:40:41 +1100    READ MORE

Project tackles sharp decline in freshwater turtle population

A keen environment group and university researchers team up to try to stem a sharp decline in turtle numbers in the SA Riverland.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:23:29 +1100    READ MORE

Addiction recovery service in WA's South West welcomed

A WA mother who managed to kick a long-term methamphetamine addiction after the death of her partner says an addiction service opening in WA's South West is long overdue.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:22:27 +1100    READ MORE

Roger Moore denies 'racist' comments on next Bond

James Bond legend Roger Moore insists he said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba — tipped to play the superspy next — in a French magazine interview.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:18:10 +1100    READ MORE

Cunard historian sails into Adelaide on Queen Mary 2

A love of cruise liners stemming from childhood leads a man to his career as official historian with the Cunard Line.

Chris Frame sailed into Adelaide this weekend as one of the thousands of passengers and crew on board the Queen Mary 2.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:38:02 +1100    READ MORE

Greens say NSW election result is a warning to major parties on CSG

The Greens declare their strong showing at the NSW election sends a strong signal to the major parties that voters are dissatisfied with their policies.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:28:42 +1100    READ MORE

Broncos hold off Warriors to win 24-16 in Auckland

Brisbane has withstood a fierce second-half comeback by the New Zealand Warriors to win 24-16 in Auckland.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:21:48 +1100    READ MORE

Man stabbed at Sydney's northern beaches home 'was targeted'

A man stabbed in an attack at his home on Sydney's northern beaches was the victim of a targeted attack, police believe.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:13:39 +1100    READ MORE

Joe Hockey hints at details of bank deposits tax

Treasurer Joe Hockey hints that the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget deficit.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:55:50 +1100    READ MORE

Cricket World Cup final: Australia v New Zealand as it happened

Australia has beaten New Zealand by seven wickets to win the Cricket World Cup.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:31:17 +1100    READ MORE

Bale puts Welsh in driving seat for Euro qualification

A Gareth Bale double has given Wales a 3-0 win over Israel to put them top of their group for Euro 2016 qualification.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:30:02 +1100    READ MORE

Queensland Premier expels Labor MP over criminal record

Queensland's minority Labor government is in jeopardy after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk sacks MP Billy Gordon from the party over a string of undeclared criminal offences.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:11:57 +1100    READ MORE

BBC chief receives death threats after decision to drop Clarkson

British police are investigating death threats made against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:04:10 +1100    READ MORE

Jimmy Walker stretches lead in hometown Texas Open

Jimmy Walker leads the Texas Open by four shots going into the final round in San Antonio.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:58:18 +1100    READ MORE

WA Premier 'confident road safety procedures followed' before fatal crash

Premier Colin Barnett says he is confident the correct road safety processes were being followed when a double-fatal crash caused by poor visibility happened on Perth's Kwinana Freeway.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:53:37 +1100    READ MORE

Call for flexibility as Iran nuclear deal talks near 'endgame'

A deal to end Iran's nuclear program is still facing hurdles, as the foreign ministers of Germany and France join Lausanne talks.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:42:08 +1100    READ MORE

Fears for children's safety following family program cuts

Thousands of families are set to lose critical parenting and family crisis programs that have been running for decades as soon as June due to federal funding cuts.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:33:19 +1100    READ MORE

Tasmanian Government optimistic about direct air link to China

State Government talks up Tasmania-China direct air link and benefits for dairy, forestry industries after trade mission meeting.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:30:18 +1100    READ MORE

Barnaby Joyce defends 'crackpot' agriculture white paper

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce vows to fight for more money to be included in his long-awaited agriculture white paper after critics accuse him of proposing "crackpot" and "expensive" ideas.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:21:58 +1100    READ MORE

Controversial Melbourne animal shelter ordered to improve reporting

A Melbourne lost dogs' home is ordered to improve its reporting methods, after a State Government investigation was unable to determine if the home's euthanasia rates were "reasonable".

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:08:37 +1100    READ MORE

Tasmania's first surrogate family calls for more support

Devonport couple Tasmania's first to use surrogate to fulfil family dream, but the costs of IVF keep it out of reach for many.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:01:24 +1100    READ MORE

Mountain bike riders take to the ACT hills for 24 hour race

About 1,500 riders have spent 24 hours on two wheels in Canberra this weekend as part of the Mont 24 challenge - Australia's biggest mountain biking event.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:37:15 +1100    READ MORE

Thousands turn out to farewell Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of people brave heavy rains to line Singapore's streets for a final farewell to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew before a state funeral attended by world dignitaries.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:11:12 +1100    READ MORE

Partner of Alice Springs stabbing death woman in custody

The partner of a 32-year-old woman who died after suffering a stab wound at a house in Alice Springs is in custody.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:57:51 +1100    READ MORE

Adelaide road upgrade plan revised to cut out traffic lights

Changes are being made to the upgrade planned for South Road at Darlington, in Adelaide's south.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:53:22 +1100    READ MORE

Ultralight plane crashes into water off Sunshine Coast

An ultralight plane crashes into the water at Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, leaving the pilot with multiple injuries.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:45:49 +1100    READ MORE

Free whooping cough vaccinations for pregnant women in WA

Free whooping cough vaccinations for pregnant women in Western Australia are approved after the death of a four-week-old baby earlier this month.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:19:09 +1100    READ MORE

Cooper Basin setback as Chevron withdraws from shale venture

Suggestions that oil firm Chevron's withdrawal from a Cooper Basin shale venture will stymie plans to create 5,000 jobs in the sector are rejected by the South Australian Government.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:03:15 +1100    READ MORE

Bid to return oysters and mussels to Port Phillip Bay

In the first attempt to restore natural shellfish habitats in Australian waters, scientists and conservationists try to use native flat oysters and blue mussels to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:56:23 +1100    READ MORE

Australia's powerful batting threatens perfect finish for Black Caps

Grandstand's Jim Maxwell says Australia's batting power and pace attack threaten NZ in today's World Cup final.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:56:23 +1100    READ MORE

Fracking fears for NT Indigenous community after permits granted

Residents of the remote Jilkminggan community say they have not been adequately consulted about new exploration permits that allow fracking on Aboriginal freehold land.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:47:41 +1100    READ MORE

Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup

Godolphin's Prince Bishop has beaten California Chrome to win the world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:32:59 +1100    READ MORE

Baird vows to get on with power privatisation plan immediately

The New South Wales Premier says he will waste no time with getting on with his plan to partially privatise the state's poles and wires, after a convincing victory in Saturday's election.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:30:13 +1100    READ MORE

Nationals likely to retain seat of Monaro, Pru Goward retains Goulburn

The Nationals look likely to claim a victory in the bellwether seat of Monaro, but the result has again gone down to the wire.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:26:55 +1100    READ MORE

Queensland Labor in turmoil after MP admits to criminal history

The Queensland Labor party is thrown into turmoil after the Member for Cook, Billy Gordon, admits to a long criminal history that he had not disclosed to his colleagues.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:26:55 +1100    READ MORE

Shearwater Resort shareholders reject levy

Timeshare owners in a north-west Tasmanian resort vote against a levy to save the business from financial turmoil.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:25:02 +1100    READ MORE

Triumphant return for Tsonga in Miami

French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made a winning return to tennis, beating Tim Smycek at the Miami Open.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:18:01 +1100    READ MORE

Germanwings co-pilot feared 'health problems' would ruin career

The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend says.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:18:01 +1100    READ MORE

Speedway official killed at Whyalla dirt track meeting

A track official is struck and killed by a race car during a meeting at a Whyalla speedway in South Australia.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:07:45 +1100    READ MORE

Greece condemns British Museum's rejection of Parthenon sculptures mediation

Greece hits out at the British Museum's decision to refuse mediation in a long-running dispute over ancient Parthenon sculptures.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:02:59 +1100    READ MORE

Tasman Bridge marks 50 years linking Hobart

Hobart's Tasman bridge was officially opened 50 years ago today, connecting the city's eastern and western shores.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:01:21 +1100    READ MORE

Police fire tear gas in Sierra Leone during Ebola lockdown

Police fire tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone after they threw stones at officials during a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic, residents say.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:44:51 +1100    READ MORE

Marais magic seals scrappy win for Sharks

The Sharks came away with an untidy 15-9 win over the Western Force at King's Park in Durban.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:26:07 +1100    READ MORE

Syrian city of Idlib captured by jihadists after fierce battle

The Syrian city of Idlib becomes the second city to fall to Islamist militants after fierce battles, according to monitors and jihadists.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:18:38 +1100    READ MORE

Bulls too good for Crusaders in Pretoria

The Bulls beat the Crusaders 31-19 in Pretoria to register their fourth straight Super Rugby victory.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:11:33 +1100    READ MORE

Australia a step closer to joining China's development fund

The Federal Government announces it will sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow Australia to participate in negotiations to set up the $100 billion China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:35:13 +1100    READ MORE

World Cup final: the potential game breakers

It takes an exceptional overall team performance to win a World Cup, but the final has a habit of showcasing individual greatness.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:04:00 +1100    READ MORE

Form meets pedigree in World Cup final between great rivals

This year's Cricket World Cup final is a clash between the historic brilliance of Australia and the hot form of New Zealand.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:01:07 +1100    READ MORE

Landmarks around the world go dark for Earth Hour

Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower switches off its lights as landmarks around the world turn their lights off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:38:38 +1100    READ MORE

Yemeni president calls for Saudi campaign to continue until rebels surrender

Yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi calls for a Saudi-led military intervention in his country to continue until Shiite Houthi rebels surrender and their leaders are brought to justice.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:30:37 +1100    READ MORE

NSW Labor continues to oppose privatisation despite 'mandate'

Premier Mike Baird says the Coalition's re-election has given him a mandate to "make New South Wales great", but Labor says it will maintain its opposition to his plan to privatise power assets.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:48:06 +1100    READ MORE

Second skydiver dies after Byron Bay accident

A man involved in a fatal parachute accident on the NSW north coast on Friday dies in hospital.

published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:02:11 +1100    READ MORE

Nigeria heads to polls in tight presidential election

Nigerians head to the polls to elect a president in the most closely fought election since independence, framed by Boko Haram violence, economic woes and endemic corruption in Africa's most populous nation.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:35:18 +1100    READ MORE

Risdon rescues Glory with screamer to beat Wanderers 3-2

Perth Glory overcame their recent struggles in dramatic fashion with a late 3-2 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:32:19 +1100    READ MORE

Hamilton on pole for Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has snatched pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:45:20 +1100    READ MORE

Dragons end losing streak against Manly

St George Illawarra has snapped a three-match losing streak against Manly to run out 12-4 NRL winners in Wollongong.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:36:17 +1100    READ MORE

Melbourne City boosts finals chances with win over Roar

Melbourne City has beaten Brisbane Roar 1-0 in what could prove a key match in the battle for a finals spot.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:32:54 +1100    READ MORE

Waratahs climb ladder with 23-11 win over Blues

The Waratahs have earned a convincing 23-11 victory over the winless Blues to move into the Super Rugby top six.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:29:46 +1100    READ MORE

Greens on track to win four NSW seats

The Greens appear likely to win four seats in the New South Wales Lower House after polling strongly in inner Sydney and on the state's north coast.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:03:29 +1100    READ MORE

Breen win national 100m crown, Pearson forced to withdraw from final

Sally Pearson was a scratching from the women's 100 metres final, with Melissa Breen winning the national title.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:57:55 +1100    READ MORE

Coalition retains government despite swing to Labor

Mike Baird is re-elected as New South Wales Premier despite a big swing to Labor in the state election.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:11:34 +1100    READ MORE

Highlanders run in five tries in win over Stormers

The Highlanders have run in five tries to three to defeat the Stormers 39-21 in Dunedin.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:24:14 +1100    READ MORE

Titans claim first victory with 24-22 defeat of winless Sharks

The Gold Coast Titans have secured their first win of the NRL season with a 24-22 victory over the winless Cronulla Sharks.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:21:34 +1100    READ MORE

Germanwings co-pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name'

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed an Airbus into the French Alps told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", a German newspaper reports.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:58:42 +1100    READ MORE

Internal review finds former Victorian government undermined by 'dysfunctional' communication

The Victorian Liberal Party is handed a scathing internal review of its performance at last year's state election, pointing to disastrous communications policies and a level of dysfunction in the former government.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:47:10 +1100    READ MORE

Exit polls predict Baird victory

Counting is underway in the NSW state election with polls pointing to a comfortable victory for the incumbent Coalition led by Premier Mike Baird.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:08:12 +1100    READ MORE

Earth Hour shines light on impact of climate change on farmers

Millions around the world switch their lights off for Earth Hour, with the event in Australia this year focusing on bringing attention to farmers' battle with climate change.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:04:06 +1100    READ MORE

As it happened: Baird claims NSW election win

Premier Mike Baird claims victory in the NSW election, saying voters have "chosen hope over fear" to give the Coalition a mandate. Take a look back at the results and developments as they happened.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:38:43 +1100    READ MORE

Newcastle Knights go top with 26-14 win over Penrith Panthers

Three early tries from the Knights have laid the foundation for their 26-14 win over the Penrith Panthers in Newcastle.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:05:45 +1100    READ MORE

Best moments of Michael Clarke's one-day career

Look back on the best moments of Michael Clarke's one-day international career after his announcement that he will retire after the World Cup final.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:39:55 +1100    READ MORE

Lowndes wins both Saturday races at Tasmania V8s

Craig Lowndes has taken out back-to-back races at the Tasmanian SuperSprint V8 Supercars meet.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:30:47 +1100    READ MORE

No need to change winning formula for final: McCullum

New Zealand has named an unchanged XI for its World Cup final meeting with Australia on Sunday.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:04:00 +1100    READ MORE

Bill Glasson to run for Queensland Senate spot for Liberal National Party

Former Australian Medical Association President Dr Bill Glasson is vying for a Queensland spot in the Senate.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:00:48 +1100    READ MORE

WA Premier plays down problems at new hospital

Reports of overworked staff at Perth's new Fiona Stanley Hospital are just teething problems, according to West Australian Premier Colin Barnett.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:31:41 +1100    READ MORE

Street artist pays tribute to Black Anzacs with mural

A street artist pastes a mural of Indigenous soldiers from World War I on a wall at Meningie, south of Adelaide.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:06:51 +1100    READ MORE

Five-year-old girl attempted suicide in fear of going to Nauru: father

An Iranian asylum seeker says his five-year-old daughter has been attempting suicide because she does not want to go back to Nauru.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:34:19 +1100    READ MORE

Queensland Premier 'covered up' domestic violence claims

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is accused of trying to cover up in Parliament domestic violence allegations against Cook MP Billy Gordon.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:13:33 +1100    READ MORE

'World's most remote orchestra' prepares for concert

One of the most remote orchestras in the world is fine tuning its instruments ahead of the premiere of its very own song.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:51:50 +1100    READ MORE

Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final

Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:40:28 +1100    READ MORE

Triabunna hopes marina expansion will help revitalise economy

Tasmania's East Coast community of Triabunna is hopeful a marina expansion and new boat ramp will help revitalise the economy.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:33:29 +1100    READ MORE

Government set to introduce tax on bank deposits

The Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget, despite Tony Abbott criticising Labor for proposing a similar tax in 2013.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:27:11 +1100    READ MORE

Boys, 5 and 6, 'indecently assaulted 5yo girl' at remote NT community

A five-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by two boys aged five and six in a central Australia remote community last month, an Alice Springs detective reveals.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:24:58 +1100    READ MORE

Mystery of Australian POWs who escaped with Chinese guerillas

A little known story about a group of Australian soldiers who fought alongside Chinese guerrillas against the Japanese in World War II has come to the forefront of China-Australia relations.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:05:13 +1100    READ MORE

Man seriously injured after parachute failed to open at Barwon Heads

A parachutist is taken to hospital in a serious condition after his chute failed to open properly in Barwon Heads, south-west of Melbourne.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:02:05 +1100    READ MORE

Shotgun, ammunition seized in ACT shooting investigation

A shotgun and ammunition are seized from a home at Crace by police investigating a string of shootings in Canberra's south last month.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:55:17 +1100    READ MORE

Victorian cyclists welcome taxi stickers to curb car dooring risk

Stickers are to be put in Melbourne taxis reminding passengers to look out for cyclists as they leave the cab following the death of a man in a car-dooring accident.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:29:22 +1100    READ MORE

Walker surges ahead at Texas Open, Baddeley second

Local hope Jimmy Walker took a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Texas Open, with Australian Aaron Baddeley second.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:50:37 +1100    READ MORE

Canada shocked as Olympic runner Barnaby drowns

Canadian Olympic 400 metres runner Daundre Barnaby has drowned during a training camp in St Kitts.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:34:35 +1100    READ MORE

Cruise tourism sees record visits to SA

Two cruise ships are visiting Adelaide this weekend as South Australia enjoys a record year for sea visitors.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:28:41 +1100    READ MORE

Sick notes found at Lubitz's home as crash site search continues

The Germanwings co-pilot who flew an Airbus into the French Alps hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors say, as police warn that the search operation at the crash site could take another two weeks.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:01:04 +1100    READ MORE

WA Premier remains staunch on remote community closures

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett digs in for a long fight over plans to close remote communities.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:59:53 +1100    READ MORE

More than 300 people riot in Mt Isa, 15 arrested

Hundreds of people riot in the outback Queensland city of Mount Isa when a suspected family feud spills onto the streets.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:52:59 +1100    READ MORE

Flares sighted by Darwin fishermen 'probably meteors or space junk'

Flares apparently sighted by Darwin fishermen in the early hours were probably meteors or space junk, CareFlight says, after a sweep of the area fails to find anybody in trouble.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:37:46 +1100    READ MORE

Fire at Sydney car wrecking yard under control

More than 150 firefighters contain a large fire in an industrial area in Sydney's west which caused thick clouds of black smoke over several suburbs in Sydney.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:25:23 +1100    READ MORE

Brisbane father charged with the murder of his toddler

The father of a Queensland toddler who died in hospital has been charged with his son's murder after allegedly assaulting him for months.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:19:35 +1100    READ MORE

Brisbane walkers sign up for 223km trek to raise money for Indigenous women

Four Brisbane weekend warriors will swap the city life for the desert for 11 days when they attempt to "express walk" the 223 kilometre Larapinta Trail in a fundraiser for an Indigenous women's meeting.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:17:56 +1100    READ MORE

Indigenous leader wants apology for PM's 'lifestyle choices' comment

An Indigenous leader is calling on the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to apologise for saying it was a 'lifestyle choice' for Aboriginal people to live in remote communities.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:11:19 +1100    READ MORE

Indigenous elders meet in SA as funding cut threatens communities

Aboriginal elders gather at Port Augusta in South Australia for a rare show of solidarity as their communities fight federal funding cuts they fear could close some outback towns.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:11:19 +1100    READ MORE

Kangaroo Island appointed first commissioner

South Australia's first commissioner for Kangaroo Island is appointed, aimed at forging a closer connection with the mainland.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:05:35 +1100    READ MORE

Three-day anti-Ebola lockdown begins in Sierra Leone

The capital of Sierra Leone turns "eerily quiet" at the start of a three-day national lockdown aimed at accelerating the end of an Ebola epidemic in the worst affected country.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:05:35 +1100    READ MORE

Tasmanian greyhound trainer banned over welfare concerns

A Tasmanian greyhound trainer is disqualified from the industry for seven years over animal welfare concerns.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:02:23 +1100    READ MORE

Four die in four hours on Perth roads

Four people die in three separate crashes on Perth roads on Saturday morning, including two in a pile-up involving three vehicles that has partially closed Perth's Kwinana Freeway.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:02:23 +1100    READ MORE

Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasts off for year-long mission

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasts off on schedule, Russian mission control says.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:57:23 +1100    READ MORE

Historic tally board finds a new home at Old Parliament House

The historic national tally board of many a bygone federal election finds a new home at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:25:24 +1100    READ MORE

Women to make up 50 pc of Vic board appointments under new rules

Victorian Government board appointments must be at least 50 per cent women, under new rules being introduced by the State Government.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:25:24 +1100    READ MORE

Amanda Knox and Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito acquitted over Kercher death

Italy's highest court overturns the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:07:33 +1100    READ MORE

Australia and New Zealand's greatest ODI clashes

Ahead of Australia and New Zealand's World Cup final clash, relive some of the greatest trans-Tasman ODIs of all time.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:03:14 +1100    READ MORE

Shield finals becoming torture to watch: Langer

Western Australia coach Justin Langer says Sheffield Shield finals need livelier pitches to breathe life into the decider.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:53:12 +1100    READ MORE

IOC assesses Beijing's bid in two-horse race for 2022 Winter Olympics

Representatives from the International Olympic Committee survey key venues in Beijing that will be used for the 2022 Winter Olympics if the city is successful in its bid.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:28:53 +1100    READ MORE

Mohair gets back its mojo

After decades in the doldrums, the Australian mohair industry is regaining its mojo.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:23:48 +1100    READ MORE

Porte leads in Catalunya, Valverde wins fifth stage

Australian Richie Porte has moved into the overall lead after the fifth stage of the Tour of Catalunya.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:13:00 +1100    READ MORE

UN orders 30,000 IKEA flat-pack refugee shelters

Sweden's IKEA receives its first order for temporary flat-pack refugee shelters from the UN and expects to double or triple production in the coming three years, the company says.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:57:23 +1100    READ MORE

Bernard Tomic reaches Miami Open third round

Australian Bernard Tomic advanced to the third round of the Miami Open but Casey Dellacqua fell to Swiss teen Belind Bencic.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:57:23 +1100    READ MORE

Lufthansa agrees to new EU rules requiring two crew in cockpit

Lufthansa agrees to abide by new EU rules requiring two crew members in cockpits at all times, in a swift reversal from its chief executive's comments that such a change was not necessary.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:47:26 +1100    READ MORE

'Crackpot' agriculture white paper scrutinised by Cabinet committee

The Abbott Government's long-awaited agriculture white paper is the latest target of Cabinet's powerful Expenditure Review Committee.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:05:31 +1100    READ MORE

Italy recovers lost $21m Picasso painting

Italian police recover a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome says he was given nearly 40 years ago as a thank-you gift.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:29:14 +1100    READ MORE

Baird, Foley make last pitch to NSW voters in final hours of polling

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Opposition Leader Luke Foley fight for votes in crucial Sydney seats in the final hours of polling in the state election.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:02:39 +1100    READ MORE

Nigeria recaptures Boko Haram 'headquarters' of Gwoza

Nigeria's military says its troops have retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza from Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram, ahead of Saturday's presidential elections.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:13 +1100    READ MORE

PNG says Jakarta promised troop reduction in W Papua

Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill calls on Indonesia to fulfil the promise of its former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to reduce troops stationed in West Papua.

published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:35:09 +1100    READ MORE

Victoria Police roll out receipting program to prevent racial profiling

Victoria Police will roll out Australia's first stop-and-search receipting program, spurred by a 2013 Federal Court case concerning racial profiling, though there are fears the program will be redundant as officers are not required to record ethnicity.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:47:26 +1100    READ MORE

Art project sprouts on silos in WA's Wheatbelt

One of WA's premier grain growing regions sees giant murals sprout on the sides of grain silos, part of an international art collaboration.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:56:29 +1100    READ MORE

Renault could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso

Renault has said is is reviewing its options in Formula One after stinging criticism of its engine.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:49:31 +1100    READ MORE

Foster care funding should extend until age of 21: Anglicare

Anglicare calls for foster care funding to be extended to 21-year-olds, saying the current system of discharging young people at age 18 does not consider whether they are ready to support themselves.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30:13 +1100    READ MORE

Boss 'Hussle' secret to William Reid success

The owners of Lucky Hussler have top jockey Glen Boss to thank for winning the William Reid Stakes (1,200m) at Moonee Valley in Melbourne.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:23:41 +1100    READ MORE

Amsterdam power outage causes chaos as flights affected

A massive power outage causes chaos in and around the Dutch capital Amsterdam, including temporarily halting all flights at Schiphol International Airport, an airport spokeswoman says.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:58:57 +1100    READ MORE

Gay bashing murder guilty verdict

Two Perth men accused of a vigilante attack on a gay man are found guilty of murder.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:56:25 +1100    READ MORE

Reds suffer agonising defeat to Lions to remain bottom of conference

The Queensland Reds' horror start to the season has continued with an agonising 18-17 loss to the Lions at Lang Park.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:55:06 +1100    READ MORE

Woman revisits Regatta Hotel 50 years after gaining right to drink there

Fifty years after Merle Thornton and a friend chained themselves to the public bar at Brisbane's Regatta Hotel, she returns to celebrate winning the right to drink there.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:52:31 +1100    READ MORE

Victory down Mariners thanks to Finkler brace

A Gui Finkler brace has earned the Victory a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners in Melbourne.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:44:37 +1100    READ MORE

Mbye field goal sees Bulldogs pip Tigers by golden point

Moses Mbye's field goal saw the Canterbury Bulldogs pip the Wests Tigers in a 25-24 golden point win.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:44:37 +1100    READ MORE

Eels hand Rabbitohs first loss of NRL season

The Eels have handed the South Sydney Rabbitohs their first loss of the season, running out 29-16 winners in Parramatta.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:39:00 +1100    READ MORE

Toddler's dad could face murder charge

A father accused of causing life-threatening injuries to his toddler could be charged with the boy's murder.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:08:43 +1100    READ MORE

More monitors on River Derwent as fish kills continue

More monitors are installed on the River Derwent after more dead fish wash ashore.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:42:13 +1100    READ MORE

Corruption, CSG concerns highlighted in report into Newman government

A new corruption watchdog and a royal commission into coal seam gas are among the recommendations of a Senate inquiry into the former Queensland government.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:37:48 +1100    READ MORE

Germanwings co-pilot hid medical condition: prosecutors

The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps hid an unspecified medical condition from his employer and had torn-up documents in his home saying he was unable to work, German state prosecutors say.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:35:08 +1100    READ MORE

WA Treasurer committed minor breach of ministerial conduct: Premier

WA Treasurer Mike Nahan committed a "minor" breach of the Ministerial Code of Conduct by failing to draw attention to his shareholdings before a related matter came before Cabinet, WA Premier Colin Barnett says.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:20:11 +1100    READ MORE

Battle for Iwo Jima in WWII remembered 70 years on

United States and Japanese veterans of the battle of Iwo Jima return to the island to commemorate the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:14:26 +1100    READ MORE

#TalkAboutIt: India's online love affair

In a country where arranged marriages are the norm, Indian singles are increasingly bucking the custom and signing up to online dating websites and apps to take control of their love lives.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:11:02 +1100    READ MORE

Allegations against Cook MP referred to Police Commissioner

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk asks Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to investigate allegations against one of her MPs.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:07:32 +1100    READ MORE

Joeys to be released after recovering from Adelaide Hills bushfires

Nine young orphaned kangaroos badly burnt in the Sampson Flat bushfire in Adelaide Hills in January are expected to be released into the wild next week.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:59:02 +1100    READ MORE

Dharmasena and Kettleborough to umpire World Cup final

Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will umpire the Cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:57:40 +1100    READ MORE

Hamilton unbeatable in Malaysia F1 practice despite car woes

Lewis Hamilton has topped the practice time-sheets in Malaysia despite a host of mechanical problems.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:41:41 +1100    READ MORE

Dozens killed as warplanes strike rebel targets in Yemen

Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi militants in Yemen killed at least 39 civilians, officials from the rebel-controlled ministry say.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:36:47 +1100    READ MORE

Top polluters to set own limits virtually penalty free, according to policy paper

Australia's 140 top polluters will set their own limits for future pollution virtually penalty free, according to the Government's latest Direct Action policy paper.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:24:20 +1100    READ MORE

Elephant made from crashed cars to dispel 'silence' over regional road deaths

A life-sized elephant made from the parts of crashed cars is erected as part of an RAC campaign to get people talking about high road fatality rates in WA's country areas.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:23:03 +1100    READ MORE

Hurricanes quell Rebels in 36-12 Super Rugby triumph

The Melbourne Rebels have fallen short against the Hurricanes in a 36-12 Super Rugby defeat in Wellington.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:20:41 +1100    READ MORE

Union says apprentice jobs 'saved' at Aurizon depot

The jobs of three final-year apprentices whose positions were to be axed at a Forrestfield rail freight company have been saved, the AMWU says, however the company denies it.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:16:54 +1100    READ MORE

Boy critical after allegedly drink-driving father crashes van in Sydney

A boy is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after his father, who had allegedly been drinking, crashed their van into a pole in Sydney's west.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:09:27 +1100    READ MORE

Stingrays trained to follow targets for food

Stingrays are trained to recognise targets in exchange for food in a bid to enrich their lives and reduce the monotony of living in captivity.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:09:27 +1100    READ MORE

Antarctic ice shelves thinning more rapidly than scientists thought, research says

New research shows Antarctic ice shelves thinned rapidly in the last decade and much faster than scientists had thought.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:02:59 +1100    READ MORE

Governments not helping northern Australia: outgoing NT rural leader

The outgoing president of a powerful Northern Territory lobby group has gives a scathing assessment of both the Federal and Territory governments' lack of progress on developing northern Australia.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:50:19 +1100    READ MORE

Slippery start for V8 Supercars ahead of Round 2 at Symmons Plains

More than 55,000 spectators are expected to flock to Round 2 of the V8 Supercars championship at Symmons Plains this weekend.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:45:26 +1100    READ MORE

Share market ends higher on big bank gains

The Australian share market rises 0.7 per cent on gains from the big banks with ANZ leading the sector rising 1.1 per cent.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:43:12 +1100    READ MORE

X-Rated exhibition puts Canberra's sex industry on show

A risqué exhibition exploring the history of the sex industry in the ACT, X-rated: the Sex Industry in the ACT, opens at the Canberra Museum and Gallery in Civic.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:19:06 +1100    READ MORE

Stampede at Hindu festival in Bangladesh kills 10

At least 10 people are killed in a stampede during a Hindu ritual outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police say.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:16:32 +1100    READ MORE

Taskforce helping to rebuild cyclone-devastated Vanuatu return home

An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:12 +1100    READ MORE

NSW election: Get the facts behind the claims

In the lead-up to the NSW election both major parties have been making claims in key policy battlegrounds.

Labor's Luke Foley has campaigned against electricity privatisation, while announcing new spending in areas like health.

For Premier Mike Baird, the focus has been on Labor's record on issues like transport infrastructure and crime prevention.

But how much of what the leaders claim checks out?

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:04:39 +1100    READ MORE

Veteran prison officer charged over casino meth bust

A prison officer in his seventies is charged over an alleged drug deal at a Perth casino involving a kilogram of methylamphetamine.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:50:20 +1100    READ MORE

U-Turn youth offenders give final car to sexual assault support service

The last graduates of a Tasmanian rehabilitation program for young car thieves hand over the keys of a restored Mini to a service for victims of sexual assault.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:38:53 +1100    READ MORE

Appeal for help to find missing 13yo Wade Dyer

A case of a 13-year-old Perth boy missing for more than a week prompts authorities to appeal for public help to find him.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:37:06 +1100    READ MORE

Palmer's empire feeling the pinch from falling iron ore prices

Clive Palmer's business empire is feeling the pinch with a drop in iron ore prices and this week's $3 billion writedown of his prized asset, the Sino Iron project in Western Australia.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:31:41 +1100    READ MORE

Stoner to make motorbikes comeback at Suzuka 8-Hour

Retired MotoGP champion Casey Stoner will return to competitive racing in July to contest the Suzuka 8-Hour in Japan.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:54 +1100    READ MORE

Surfer reports spotting body in water off Queensland's Gold Coast

A search for a man feared missing in the surf on Queensland's Gold Coast is suspended.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:42 +1100    READ MORE

Australia's most polluting power stations pose risks to economy, environment

New research names Australia's most polluting coal-fired power stations and warns of the risks they pose to the economy and the environment.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:55:45 +1100    READ MORE

Paedophile Christian Brother jailed for abusing boys

A Christian Brother and convicted paedophile who changed his name to avoid adverse publicity is jailed for six years for abusing young boys at Victorian schools in the 1970s and '80s.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:47:53 +1100    READ MORE

GWS handed $10,000 fine for anti-doping mistake

The AFL has fined the GWS Giants $10,000 for an anti-doping administrative error.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:35 +1100    READ MORE

Female skydiver killed, man in serious condition after accident in Byron Bay

A female skydiver is dead and a man is in a serious condition after an accident on the New South Wales north coast.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:31:22 +1100    READ MORE

Defence lawyer accuses witness of committing double murder

A defence lawyer accuses a witness in a double murder trial of carrying out the killings and confessing to the crime.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:17:34 +1100    READ MORE

New Zealand ready for Australia and MCG in final: Southee

Tim Southee says New Zealand will not be fearing Australia or the sizable MCG in the World Cup final on Sunday.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:15:19 +1100    READ MORE

Drug counsellors face court over drug charges

Two women who work for an organisation that helps drug users appear in the Perth Magistrates Court accused of supplying and possessing drugs.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:10:18 +1100    READ MORE

'Cultured meat' could spell end of traditional cattle farming within decades

The Dutch scientist who served up the world's first laboratory-grown beef burger says "cultured meat" could spell the end of traditional cattle farming within decades.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:17 +1100    READ MORE

Mosman Park au pair assault case review

A cold case review into the "deviant" sexual assault of a German au pair in Perth more than four years ago is launched by WA Police.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:36 +1100    READ MORE

Man crashes into Melbourne book shop

An elderly man reverses his car out of a parking spot, onto the footpath and into a book shop at Fairfield, in Melbourne's north east, leaving him visibly shaken.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:31 +1100    READ MORE

Mickle chasing 'elusive' Diamond League victory in 2015

Kim Mickle will be chasing a maiden Diamond League victory as she builds towards the Beijing world championships.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:58:22 +1100    READ MORE

Police raid suspected drug lab in Darwin's suburbs

A man is arrested after Northern Territory Drug Squad detectives uncovered a suspected drug lab in an affluent Darwin suburb.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:55:44 +1100    READ MORE

NSW TAFE reforms putting lives at risk: employers

Cuts to TAFE vocational training in NSW mean tradies may not be properly prepared for their jobs, putting lives at risk, employers warn.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:54:30 +1100    READ MORE

Crossbench MPs pose threat to Baird's power privatisation plan

John Kaye, Fred Nile and Robert Borsak, three MPs who could share the balance of power in the NSW Upper House, could pose a major barrier to the Coalition's privatisation plans.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:37:39 +1100    READ MORE

Victim of fatal prison bashing might be alive if not for staff inaction: coroner

A man who died after being viciously bashed in a Victorian prison might still be alive if not for the inaction of prison staff and the absence of CCTV cameras, the state coroner finds.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:21 +1100    READ MORE

Fortescue keeps backing production cap even as major customers protest

Fortescue is standing by its idea for a cap on iron ore production, despite serious criticism from major customers and an investigation by Australia's competition watchdog.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:33:37 +1100    READ MORE

Clarkson defends attack victim as doubt hangs over Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson defends the Top Gear co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by the BBC, while doubt hangs over the future of the popular TV show.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:27:43 +1100    READ MORE

Rejuvenated Ferguson ready to confront Canberra

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has backed rejuvenated centre Blake Ferguson to shine against his older club Canberra.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:02:05 +1100    READ MORE

KLC head says remote communities not given 'chance to improve'

The head of the Kimberley Land Council says remote communities should have been made aware of criteria assessment to give them the chance to improve.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:44:25 +1100    READ MORE

Crown Casino security training 'adequate' after man's death: coroner

A group of Crown Casino security guards acted "outside their training" when they pinned down a man for four minutes before checking his vital signs, an inquest into his death finds.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:44:25 +1100    READ MORE

Drink-driver jailed for killing Perth triathlete

A drink-driver who killed a Perth triathlete in a hit-and-run crash is sentenced to five-and-a-half years' jail.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:26:49 +1100    READ MORE

Warren Mundine's comics celebrate legal funding backflip

The chair of the Federal Government's Indigenous Advisory Council uses a comic generator to celebrate the backflip on legal funding cuts.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:25:35 +1100    READ MORE

Traffic flows again after Bridgewater Bridge malfunction fixed

A computer malfunction which caused the Bridgewater Bridge near Hobart to become stuck is fixed and traffic is flowing again.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:20:40 +1100    READ MORE

Waratahs take no risks with Polota-Nau

Michael Cheika insists common sense rather than beefed-up concussion guidelines dictated Tatafu Polota-Nau's withdrawal from the Waratahs side to play the Blues.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:17:20 +1100    READ MORE

Bed shortages at Canberra Hospital leave patients in corridors

Several patients at the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department have been treated in corridors this month as staff grapple with unprecedented demand and bed shortages.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:16:20 +1100    READ MORE

WA police officer charged with assaulting two women

A police officer appears in the Perth Magistrates Court accused of assaulting two females while off duty.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:59:18 +1100    READ MORE

The 'Wickham Squad' helps pack, clean and cook in wake of redundancies

The 'Wickham Squad' is willing to tackle the fallouts of losing a job in a small WA mining town with volunteers signing up to help with packing, cleaning, babysitting or cooking.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:51:19 +1100    READ MORE

Three more Queenslanders charged over greyhound live baiting

Three more people are charged in relation to the live baiting of greyhounds in south-east Queensland. A total of five people have been charged since allegations were aired by the ABC's Four Corners program last month.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:40:36 +1100    READ MORE

Number of women in transport industry suffers rapid decline

A report finds there is a rapid decline in the number of women working in the transport industry in South Australia.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:33:06 +1100    READ MORE

Acting classes part of getting athletes ready for Rio Olympics

Athletes preparing for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 are attending a unique training camp which includes acting classes at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:17:20 +1100    READ MORE

One dead after fuel tanker crashes with van near Kilcoy

A person dies in a crash between a fuel tanker and a van on the D'Aguilar Highway, near Kilcoy, north-west of Brisbane.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:15:59 +1100    READ MORE

No penalty for catching 4m tiger shark on handline

A fisherman who caught a four-metre tiger shark on a handline near Albany will not be penalised, Fisheries WA says.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:01:35 +1100    READ MORE

Busker jailed for indecently assaulting girl

A man's claim he was not really a paedophile when he indecently assaulted a five-year-old girl at a school playground is rejected by a South Australian judge.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:32 +1100    READ MORE

Man jailed for raping 18yo woman outside his father's Kings Cross nightclub

Luke Lazarus, the son of Kings Cross nightclub owner Andrew, is jailed for raping a woman in an alleyway at the back of the venue in May 2013.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:55:12 +1100    READ MORE

Funding cut to committee set up to boost employment in Kwinana

The WA Government is under fire from within its own ranks after it cut funding to a committee it set up to boost employment and production in the Kwinana and Rockingham industrial strips.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:48:37 +1100    READ MORE

Stosur into third round of Miami Open

Australian Samantha Stosur is into the third round of the Miami Open after she beat French qualifier Pauline Parmentier.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:41:06 +1100    READ MORE

Fremantle's Crowley to face May tribunal

Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley will miss at least the first four rounds of the season after his AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal was set for May 1.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:39:56 +1100    READ MORE

Stumped: Cricket World Cup's lighter moments

On Stumped, Grandstand wraps up the sixth week of the Cricket World Cup.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:28:19 +1100    READ MORE

Care Leavers Australia tells child sex abuse inquiry it wants own compensation scheme

A group representing children who were held in out-of-home care tells an inquiry they should be entitled to a separate compensation scheme.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:22:14 +1100    READ MORE

Former AFL-listed player jailed for life for murder of Jacqueline Franklin

Adelaide man Darren Collins is jailed for at least 20 years for murdering mother-of-five Jacqueline Franklin and burying her in a shallow grave.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:17:39 +1100    READ MORE

Hobart man sentenced to 18 months in prison for trafficking ice

A repeat drug trafficker from Hobart has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trafficking the drug ice.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:31 +1100    READ MORE

Giles backtracks on media racism comments over reporting of alleged child rape

The NT Chief Minister moves to clarify comments that labelled the media as racist for what he said was a lack of coverage of the alleged rape of an Aboriginal child near Alice Springs.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:06:52 +1100    READ MORE

Red Hill murder accused may have exaggerated dementia test results, court hears

A 71-year-old man accused of killing his elderly neighbour may have feigned the results of tests used to diagnose him with dementia, a court hears.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:56:49 +1100    READ MORE

Chief Justice Tim Carmody vows to stay in job, despite calls for his resignation

Queensland Chief Justice Tim Carmody says he will remain in the job, despite calls for him to resign over the growing crisis in the state's judiciary.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:52:39 +1100    READ MORE

Port Lincoln fisherman dies after falling overboard

A Port Lincoln man dies after falling from a fishing trawler on the Spencer Gulf in South Australia.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:47:06 +1100    READ MORE

Australian business links with Indonesia threatened by Bali Nine row

The Australia Indonesia Business Council warns that relations risk damage through the Bali Nine row.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:45:54 +1100    READ MORE

Trial for Sydney dance teacher on child sex charges set for September

A Sydney dance teacher charged with more than 60 child pornography and sex offences is to remain in custody until his trial in September.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:42:36 +1100    READ MORE

Napthine blames poor communication for Victorian Coalition's election loss

Poor communication is identified as one of the reasons for the former Victorian coalition's election loss in November last year, former premier Denis Napthine says.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:41:14 +1100    READ MORE

Iraq forces advance as US coalition joins fight in Tikrit

Iraqi special forces advance on central Tikrit as US-led coalition planes join the largest offensive yet against Islamic State militants holding out in Saddam Hussein's home city.

published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:36:24 +1100    READ MORE

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