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Almost 25pc of ACT Mr Fluffy households accept buyback offer

Almost one quarter of Mr Fluffy asbestos households in Canberra agree to an offer from the ACT Government to buy their contaminated properties.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:53:35 +1100    READ MORE

Murray says Australia needs to be patient with Kyrgios

Andy Murray has urged Australian tennis fans not to put too much pressure on rising star Nick Kyrgios.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:47:13 +1100    READ MORE

Consumer price rises slow, but underlying inflation stays above 2pc

Official data show that falling petrol prices have reduced headline inflation, but other prices have continued rising, keeping the RBA's preferred measures within its target range.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:30 +1100    READ MORE

Majority of Queenslanders in support of euthanasia

There is a huge desire among Queenslanders for people suffering from terminal diseases to be legally permitted to die with the help of doctors.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:35:30 +1100    READ MORE

Mongolian model's alleged killer seeks Australian lawyer to avoid extradition

A Malaysian man detained in Australia seeks a local lawyer in an attempt to avoid extradition to Malaysia where he faces the death penalty.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:29:49 +1100    READ MORE

Oz Minerals to move head office to Adelaide under $10m deal

Oz Minerals will move its head office from Melbourne to Adelaide thanks to a $10 million deal struck with the South Australian Government.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +1100    READ MORE

Cure for peanut allergies a step closer thanks to Australian scientists

A particular strain of probiotics could offer a possible cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies, Australian scientists say.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:13:44 +1100    READ MORE

PM takes criticism over Philip knighthood 'on the chin'

Tony Abbott promises to consult more widely before awarding any future knighthoods, saying he takes the storm of criticism over Prince Philip's honour "on the chin".

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:01:36 +1100    READ MORE

Half of America's malls predicted to close by 2030

The obituaries are being written for America's shopping malls, as a new generation changes its shopping and driving habits.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:25 +1100    READ MORE

Bushfires out of control north and south of Perth

Fire crews are monitoring changing wind conditions as they continue to battle out-of-control blazes north and south of Perth.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:56:34 +1100    READ MORE

Victoria's fracking ban to remain as Parliament probes regulations

A ban on coal seam gas exploration will stay in place in Victoria until a parliamentary inquiry hands down its findings, the State Government says.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:49:14 +1100    READ MORE

Saudi officials deny Michelle Obama's uncovered head blurred for TV

Saudi officials deny Michelle Obama's uncovered head was blurred in a state television broadcast of the meeting between her husband and the country's new king.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:46:29 +1100    READ MORE

Nurses warn against closing mental health beds at Royal Hobart Hospital

Tasmanian mental health advocates warn against closing acute psychiatric beds at the Royal Hobart Hospital before alternatives area available in the community.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:37:45 +1100    READ MORE

Melbourne factory workers lock themselves in canteen over pay

A group of 40 workers in Melbourne's south-east lock themselves in their company's canteen over a pay dispute, which is being heard before the Fair Work Commission.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:36:41 +1100    READ MORE

Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

Chelsea reached the League Cup final with a 1-0 extra-time victory over Liverpool in a brilliant semi-final second leg.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:24:52 +1100    READ MORE

Newman, Bleijie submit defamation defence against Gold Coast lawyers

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie lodge their defence in a defamation suit launched by two Gold Coast lawyers.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:22:10 +1100    READ MORE

Police search Gold Coast property over Novy Chardon disappearance

Police teams and up to 50 SES volunteers are searching a property in the Gold Coast hinterland for the remains of missing woman Novy Chardon.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:19:32 +1100    READ MORE

'Bodies litter villages' after renewed Boko Haram raids in Nigeria

Scores of people are killed and many others forced to flee to the mountains after renewed Boko Haram raids in north-east Nigeria.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:02:29 +1100    READ MORE

Spinner Narine withdraws from West Indies World Cup squad

Off-spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies' World Cup squad as he works on his controversial action.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:57:27 +1100    READ MORE

Apple posts record quarterly profit on iPhone sales

Apple's quarterly profit soars to a record $US18 billion on the back of unprecedented iPhone sales.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:50:48 +1100    READ MORE

Oklahoma man pleads guilty as accessory to murder of Australian baseballer

An Oklahoma man charged as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane pleads guilty to hiding the gun used to kill the athlete, prosecutors say.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:28:10 +1100    READ MORE

Blood clot death sparks GP contraceptive pill warning

The death of a 28-year-old Perth woman prompts a warning to GPs to remind patients to report contraceptive pill use as part of their medical history.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:27:09 +1100    READ MORE

Inflation to be pulled lower by plunging petrol prices

Falling petrol prices are expecting to have driven inflation lower in official figures due out today, leaving the Reserve Bank plenty of scope to cut interest rates.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:26:06 +1100    READ MORE

Uganda netballers warned not to 'disappear' at World Cup

Ugandan netballers have been warned not to "disappear" when they compete in the World Cup in Australia later this year.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:24:50 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Bollywood star urges India to talk mental health

Australian-born Bollywood actress Pallavi Sharda speaks out about the stigma surrounding mental health problems in India.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:18:11 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Net Rush

Tim Callanan reviews day nine of the Australian Open, which saw local hopes crushed and a 14-time major champ hammered.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:54:26 +1100    READ MORE

Last of Nhulunbuy's refinery workers leaving town

The last of the former bauxite refinery workers on the Northern Territory's Gove Peninsula are leaving the remote town of Nhulunbuy this week, as a free-rent transition period comes to an end.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:42:47 +1100    READ MORE

Wall Street slides sharply as high greenback hurts earnings

Wall Street was sold down on a string of disappointing earnings numbers from major US companies, as the high US dollar hurt exporters.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:41:45 +1100    READ MORE

High Court to hand down decision on treatment of Tamil asylum seekers

The High Court hands down its decision today on a legal challenge to the Australian Government's detention of 157 asylum seekers on board a Customs vessel for almost a month.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:33:17 +1100    READ MORE

Inquiry into poisoning death of ex-KGB agent begins in London

An inquiry into the radiation poisoning of a former Russian spy opens with claims that there may have been an earlier assassination bid in the most sensational espionage case since the Cold War.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:07 +1100    READ MORE

Bill Shorten pays surprise visit to troops in Iraq

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten makes a surprise trip to visit troops in Iraq.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:59:01 +1100    READ MORE

Postecoglou thrilled as Socceroos reach final the Australian way

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is happy to see his attacking approach pay off with a spot in the Asian Cup final.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:52:09 +1100    READ MORE

Pilot killed in light plane crash near Wollongong

Rescue crews find the wreckage of a light plane and the body of the pilot near Wollongong, south of Sydney.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:15 +1100    READ MORE

Widodo rules out reprieve for Bali Nine pair facing execution

Indonesian president Joko Widodo declares he will not be pressured to issue a last-minute reprieve for Bali Nine drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran who are on death row.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:37:34 +1100    READ MORE

State Library call out for your election junk mail

One person's election trash may be the State Library of Queensland's treasure, with the call going out for any and all political ephemera, including junk mail relating to the 2015 Queensland election, to be passed on.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:35:19 +1100    READ MORE

Four young men dead after car ploughs into tree in central Victoria

Four young men are killed when a car ploughs into a tree in central Victoria in what senior police describe as one of the worst road crashes in recent memory.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:35:19 +1100    READ MORE

Majority of Queenslanders support medical marijuana, Vote Compass finds

Queenslanders appear to be keen on joining their southern counterparts in legalising medicinal marijuana, according to results from the Vote Compass survey.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:32:26 +1100    READ MORE

Canberra doctor took drugs left over from surgery

A Canberra doctor admits taking drugs left over from operations for his own personal use, including an opioid to prevent pain after surgery.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:23:34 +1100    READ MORE

Ricky Muir remains open to deregulating uni fees after approach from PM

Key crossbench senator Ricky Muir reveals he will consider the Government's latest plans for deregulating university fees following a call from Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:21:00 +1100    READ MORE

Man dressed as 'magician' roams town near Melbourne

A man dressed like a dishevelled magician is seen behaving erratically while wandering the streets of Warburton, east of Melbourne.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:07:03 +1100    READ MORE

'I never lied to anyone': Robert Allenby stands by assault claims

Australian golfer Robert Allenby says his story remains unchanged after news emerged that he ran up a $US3,400 bar tab at a Hawaii strip club the night he claims he was abducted.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:46:16 +1100    READ MORE

Auschwitz's last survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget

World leaders join about 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:32:01 +1100    READ MORE

Forecasters left red-faced as New York spared worst of blizzard

A blizzard billed as possibly one of the worst ever in New York leaves only moderate snow in the Big Apple - and officials and forecasters red-faced - as New England bears the brunt of the storm.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:14:02 +1100    READ MORE

Public housing waiting list in Canberra blows out over four years

The waiting list for public housing in Canberra blows out over the past four years, a report suggests.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:08:09 +1100    READ MORE

Canterbury City Council general manager 'sacked' during chaotic meeting

A council in Sydney's south-west votes to sack its general manager over allegations of exorbitant restaurant bills, but the Mayor says the proposed motion could be in breach of the ICAC Act.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:15:11 +1100    READ MORE

Nine dead in Tripoli hotel attack, security spokesman says

At least nine people, including five foreigners, are killed in an attack by gunmen on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:14:06 +1100    READ MORE

Japanese prisoner of IS says he has only 24 hours to live

A Japanese journalist held hostage by the Islamic State extremist group appears in a new video saying he will be killed within 24 hours unless Jordan frees a jailed female militant.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:56:48 +1100    READ MORE

North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans

North Korea says it can detain South Korean workers at a joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies.

published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:08:31 +1100    READ MORE

Child killed in car rollover in WA's north

A child dies after a car carrying seven people, including six children, crashes in Western Australia's north.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:30:05 +1100    READ MORE

Car narrowly misses children in Geraldton playground crash

A car narrowly misses hitting children after crashing into a popular playground on Geraldton's foreshore.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:25:38 +1100    READ MORE

Davidson delighted with first Socceroos goal in Asian Cup semi-final

Jason Davidson expressed his delight after scoring his first Socceroos goal in Australia's 2-0 win over UAE.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:22:08 +1100    READ MORE

New York shut down as a monster snow storm disrupts millions across US

Millions of Americans along the northeast coast buckle down for another day of a monstrous snowstorm with states of emergency declared in seven states.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:12:39 +1100    READ MORE

Perth man critically injured in portable toilet fire

A man found in an empty housing estate with burns over most of his body is believed to have sustained his injuries in a fire in a portable toilet.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:23:58 +1100    READ MORE

Evocca College defends graduation figures; training council to investigate

The industry body representing private training removes up to 100 colleges from its books due to quality concerns.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:20:07 +1100    READ MORE

Australian man found dead in Bali hotel room

Indonesian police say there are no signs that violence was involved in the death of an Australian man found in a Bali hotel room.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:10:39 +1100    READ MORE

Auschwitz survivor marks 70 years since liberation

Yvonne Engelman was liberated from Auschwitz in May 1945 and migrated to Australia because it was a far away place where she could take refuge. Seventy years on she remembers those who did not survive.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:06:51 +1100    READ MORE

Socceroos reach Asian Cup final with 2-0 win over UAE

Australia has reached the 2015 Asian Cup final after a controlled 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates in Newcastle.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:51:02 +1100    READ MORE

Indonesian military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort: reports

Indonesia's military reportedly withdraws from search and recovery efforts a month after the AirAsia passenger jet QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:51:02 +1100    READ MORE

French police arrest four in 'anti-jihadist' raid: source

Four men are arrested by special police forces in the southern French town of Lunel in an operation aimed at breaking up jihadist networks, a police source says.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:21 +1100    READ MORE

No fault insurance may sink congestion tax in WA budget

A congestion tax in Perth may be deferred in favour of introducing a no-fault insurance system for people catastrophically injured in road accidents, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:18:14 +1100    READ MORE

'Rain bomb' filmed in south-west Queensland

A south-west Queensland grazier captures on camera the moment a "rain bomb" drops from the sky.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:07:23 +1100    READ MORE

Single-seater plane missing over Wollongong, south of Sydney

Police have called off a large-scale search for a single-seater plane reported missing over Wollongong, south of Sydney. Witnesses report hearing a loud bang between Bulli Tops and Sublime Point.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:45:46 +1100    READ MORE

Greens attack Aboriginal group for bartering for land hand-backs

Australian Greens leader Christine Milne attacks Tasmania's main Aboriginal organisation for offering to drop a court case in return for land hand-backs.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:40:22 +1100    READ MORE

Smith caps brilliant year with Allan Border Medal

Steve Smith has won the 2015 Allan Border Medal, Australian cricket's top award, after a spectacular year.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:40:22 +1100    READ MORE

Passenger jet hit by bullets while landing in Baghdad

A passenger jet is struck by bullets as it is landing at Baghdad airport, prompting a suspension of flights by UAE carriers to the Iraqi capital.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:09:15 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Murray eliminates Kyrgios in quarters

Nick Kyrgios' run in the Australian Open is over after losing to world number six Andy Murray in straight sets.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:09:15 +1100    READ MORE

Obama prods India on religious freedom

The US president has weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up his three-day visit making a plea for religious freedom to be upheld.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:59:56 +1100    READ MORE

Suspected Bali bomber 'likely' killed in the Philippines: official

There is a "high likelihood" a Malaysian militant who is suspected of being behind the 2002 Bali bombings was killed in a Philippines police operation, a senior official says.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:49:33 +1100    READ MORE

Castro appears to lend support to Cuba talks with US

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:43:28 +1100    READ MORE

Study finds one in six chronic pain sufferers use cannabis

Up to one in six Australian chronic pain sufferers is technically breaking the law, a landmark national study finds.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:40:25 +1100    READ MORE

Taxi card payment fee to be halved in WA

A 10 per cent surcharge applied to credit and debit card transactions in taxis could be halved in Western Australia.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:35:02 +1100    READ MORE

Prince Philip knighthood a 'bolt from the blue': Newman

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip is a "bolt from the blue", Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says, adding that he does not agree with it.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:35:02 +1100    READ MORE

Asian Cup: Australia v UAE semi-final as it happened

Look back on how the Socceroos' 2-0 semi-final win over the UAE unfolded as Australia reached the Asian Cup final.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:29:33 +1100    READ MORE

CSG operations suspended after discovery of potentially toxic chemicals

Gas company AGL suspends operations at its Gloucester coal seam gas project north of Newcastle after the discovery of potentially toxic chemicals in flowback water.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:13:33 +1100    READ MORE

Fact check: Campbell Newman exaggerating crime statistics

Law and order has been a major policy push for the Liberal National Party government in Queensland.

The LNP has introduced a raft of new legislation aimed at combating criminal gangs across the state and premier Campbell Newman has continued to highlight lower crime rates throughout the campaign as proof that the policies are working.

ABC Fact Check takes a look at whether Queensland's crime statistics reflect the Premier's claim that crime has gone down because of new legislation.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:03:15 +1100    READ MORE

Sydney to Hobart plane crash report rules out mechanical failure

A fatal plane crash off South East Tasmania during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race was not caused by mechanical failure, an initial investigation finds.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:00:42 +1100    READ MORE

Jailed pair feared crime family ambush when they mistakenly shot at P-plater

Two men who subjected a P-plate driver and his passenger to a "terrifying" car chase and shooting ordeal in Melbourne's north-west are jailed.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:56:41 +1100    READ MORE

Share market rises despite mining and energy losses

The Australian share market posts a healthy gain, despite another round of losses for mining and energy firms.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:53:40 +1100    READ MORE

China police officials dine on endangered salamander: reports

Chinese officials feasting on a critically endangered giant salamander become violent when journalists photograph the luxury banquet.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:30:08 +1100    READ MORE

Companies fined over misleading extended warranty offer

Businesses have been put on notice not to make false claims about extended warranties after Fisher and Paykel and Domestic and General were fined $200,000 each by the Federal Court.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:21:41 +1100    READ MORE

Sexual abuse trial starts for former Perth school counsellor

A 68-year-old man who used to work as a counsellor at a government school goes on trial accused of abusing seven boys in Perth in the 1990s.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:02:32 +1100    READ MORE

Tasmania's Mersey Hospital faces major shake-up

The Mersey Hospital in Tasmania's north is in for another major shake-up with the State Government considering converting it into a day centre for elective surgeries.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:57:08 +1100    READ MORE

Facebook denies hackers responsible for outage

A temporary outage of social media service Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram were due to internal software networking error and not hackers, the company says.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:54:22 +1100    READ MORE

Childhood cancer survivor gives hope to younger sufferers

Georgia Lowry now volunteers as a companion at Camp Quality almost twenty years after becoming the youngest ever bone transplant recipient in Australia.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:46:16 +1100    READ MORE

Big Bash captains meet in Canberra ahead of final

The captains of the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers meet in Canberra ahead of the Big Bash final at Manuka Oval.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:28:48 +1100    READ MORE

Licences reinstated for Adelaide shooting range after guns went missing

A court reinstates firearms licences to an Adelaide shooting range after a number of its guns went missing and ended up in the hands of criminals.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:24:04 +1100    READ MORE

Indonesia destroys more than 860 kilograms of crystal meth

The drug enforcement agency in Indonesia destroys more than 860 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, which authorities say is the biggest drug haul in the country's history.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:19:56 +1100    READ MORE

Funds from assets lease could be spent on infrastructure over debt: Seeney

Money from the lease of public assets might be spent on infrastructure ahead of debt repayment, Queensland's Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:02:22 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Berdych destroys Nadal in straight sets to move into semis

Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open after losing in three comprehensive sets to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:42:45 +1100    READ MORE

Three drivers charged over fatal Bass Highway crash

Three people are charged with a range of offences over a fatal car crash involving four cars on the Bass Highway last year.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:35:39 +1100    READ MORE

Argentine president to disband spy agency after death

Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner says she will disband the country's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the recent death of a state prosecutor.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:22:23 +1100    READ MORE

Cargo ship detained in Newcastle over alleged safety breaches

A foreign-flagged cargo ship has been detained in Newcastle over alleged safety breaches that put it risk of sinking.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:21:21 +1100    READ MORE

WA Premier refuses to back one-metre cycling rule

The WA Government considers changing road rules to improve the safety of cyclists but still refuses to support a mandatory one-metre safety buffer.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:01 +1100    READ MORE

Mother to stand trial over baby daughter's death

A mother is committed to stand trial over the death of her baby daughter in 2012 at Deception Bay, north of Brisbane.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:56:56 +1100    READ MORE

Man's body found on South Stradbroke Island

Police end the search for a missing swimmer from Surfers Paradise following the discovery of a man's body this afternoon.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:56:56 +1100    READ MORE

Bali passengers out of pocket because of 'misleading conduct' by AirAsia X

Victorians travellers are still chasing refunds from discount carrier AirAsia X after having their Christmas and New Year's holiday plans disrupted.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:44:11 +1100    READ MORE

'Ex Hells Angels' twins to stand trial on drug trafficking charges

Two alleged former Hells Angels members are committed to stand trial in Brisbane's Supreme Court charged with trafficking amphetamines.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:35:59 +1100    READ MORE

Man with Asperger's awarded $50k after being defamed by US blogger

A Ballarat man with Asperger's syndrome is awarded compensation for being defamed at the hands of a US blogger who labelled him a "sociopath" and called for him to be killed.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:27:19 +1100    READ MORE

'I didn't know he was a politician', says woman linked to Gardiner's fight against Islamic State

A woman claiming to be a supporter of Kurds fighting against Islamic State tells friends of Matthew Gardiner that she was shocked to learn he was an Australian political figure.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:23:38 +1100    READ MORE

Bryant likely to miss rest of season with shoulder injury

Kobe Bryant will have surgery on Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th NBA season.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:18:50 +1100    READ MORE

Queensland election: The parties' policies on key issues

Find out where the parties stand on some of the key issues ahead of the Queensland election.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:10:40 +1100    READ MORE

Year 7 Queenslanders start in high school for first time

The start of the new school year coincides with a major change in Queensland's education system, with high school now starting in year 7.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:08:35 +1100    READ MORE

Qantas lowers fuel surcharge for frequent flyer bookings

Qantas lowers its fuel surcharge for frequent flyer bookings, and is gradually absorbing surcharges into its base fares.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:03:52 +1100    READ MORE

Man critically ill after Dampier pub brawl

A man is in a critical condition after being knocked unconscious during a brawl at a hotel in the Pilbara town of Dampier.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:02:35 +1100    READ MORE

'Nobody wants to go to Darwin'; ACT Chief Minister calls for Australia Day celebrations to stay

The formal Australia Day celebrations should remain in Canberra and not be moved to regional centres, according to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:50:23 +1100    READ MORE

5 Australian video games 'jammed out' in 48 hours

Video game creators from across the world are emerging from a 48-hour programming frenzy in which they create games from scratch as part of a global creativity project.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:22:39 +1100    READ MORE

Mexico City offers free metro tickets in exchange for squats

Health officials in the Mexican capital are hoping to get residents in shape by offering free transport in return for prospective passengers performing some light exercise.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:09:16 +1100    READ MORE

First day back for pupils at Adelaide Hills school following bushfires

Students, parents and teachers return to Kersbrook Primary School which escaped serious damage in the bushfires that swept through much of the Adelaide Hills earlier this month.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:05:18 +1100    READ MORE

Asian Cup: Postecoglou says Australia should be too good for UAE

Postecoglou has outlined why he thinks Australia will be too strong for UAE in an interview with Gerard Whateley

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:53:41 +1100    READ MORE

Cannabis plantations discovered in NSW national park

Three cannabis plantations are found in Yuraygir National Park in New South Wales.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:01:27 +1100    READ MORE

Joyce criticises Abbott over Prince Philip knighthood

Cabinet Minister Barnaby Joyce speaks out against PM Tony Abbott's decision to award the nation's highest honour to the Duke of Edinburgh, arguing it should be reserved for Australians.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:01:27 +1100    READ MORE

LNP policies better for small business, Queensland Chamber of Commerce says

The Queensland Chamber of Commerce says its comparison finds the LNP has better small business policies than Labor.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:52:09 +1100    READ MORE

Protest held over 'chicken dance' Qld MP's involvement in cableway

Feathers continue to fly in the electorate of Gold Coast MP Ray Stevens over his stake in a controversial cableway proposal.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:38:24 +1100    READ MORE

Prince Philip: The styles and titles of the British royal

Prince Philip's Australian knighthood may have caused controversy , but it is just one of the dozens of titles and honours awarded to the Duke of Edinburgh.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:35:24 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Sharapova, Makarova to meet in semi-final

Maria Sharapova and Ekaterina Makarova set up an all-Russian semi-final with straight-sets wins in their quarter-finals.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:30:45 +1100    READ MORE

Perth foreshore gets $10m funding boost

Perth's new water park and free community entertainment space at Elizabeth Quay receives a $10 million boost.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:26:55 +1100    READ MORE

Major parties fighting from the margins in Katter's Mt Isa electorate

In the heart of Katter country, the major parties face an uphill battle as they try to wrest the seat of Mount Isa from Katter's Australian Party.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:25:29 +1100    READ MORE

Australian shares rise despite iron ore slide

The Australian share market is rising despite some heavy losses for the iron ore sector as spot prices plunged.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:24:08 +1100    READ MORE

Litchfield Council suspended amid two-year Mayor-aldermen rift

The Litchfield Council is suspended amid a long-running dispute between the aldermen and the Mayor, who has been calling for the council to be sacked.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:21:55 +1100    READ MORE

Business confidence, conditions stagnate in December

Business confidence and conditions stagnated in December, with a steep fall in forward orders, particularly in mining, indicating that tough times will continue.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:06:44 +1100    READ MORE

Adelaide traffic congestion unacceptable: RAA

Adelaide's northern suburbs experience the slowest drive to work, according to the RAA's latest survey.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:30 +1100    READ MORE

Faulty fridge ruins vaccines given to mothers and babies at Sydney hospital

A Sydney hospital contacts hundreds of women after discovering a faulty fridge may have ruined vaccines given to new mothers and babies. The hospital says there is no direct health threat, but the vaccines may not work.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:59:27 +1100    READ MORE

Flames from Perth bushfire reach 10 metres in height

Authorities downgrade Perth bushfire alerts to watch and act after flames, which earlier threatened homes in Perth's south, reached 10 metres in height.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:54:24 +1100    READ MORE

Man dies in carpark after 'road rage confrontation'

A 72-year-old man dies after a suspected road rage outburst following a minor crash in a VicRoads carpark at Burwood in Melbourne's east.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:33:43 +1100    READ MORE

Man charged with manslaughter over fatal assault in Hobart

A man is charged with manslaughter over the of death a Rokeby resident after a serious assault on Friday.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:23:41 +1100    READ MORE

Camera captures pilot ditching into ocean after running out of fuel

Dramatic footage surfaces of a pilot who is forced to ditch his plane into the ocean after it runs out of fuel off Hawaii. Video from a rescue plane shows the stricken aircraft deploy its airframe parachute several hundred feet above the sea.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:11:41 +1100    READ MORE

Linking teachers' salaries to grades divides voters

Pinning teachers' salaries to the grades their students achieve would be a controversial move, according to the latest Vote Compass results.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:04:51 +1100    READ MORE

Axeman breaks 50yo Tasmanian woodchopping record

An axeman walks away with a $50,000 prize after smashing a 50-year-old Tasmanian woodchopping record.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:03:49 +1100    READ MORE

Vitor Saba parts ways with Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers have terminated their contract with Vitor Saba by mutual consent.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:29 +1100    READ MORE

Alleged indecent assault, drug charges and overdoses at music festival

A man who allegedly indecently assaulted a woman at the Rainbow Serpent Festival in western Victoria is charged, while a number of others are charged with drug offences.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:29 +1100    READ MORE

Perth police praise behaviour of Australia Day crowds

Police praise the behaviour of the hundreds of thousands of people who attended Perth's Australia Day fireworks show, as arrests at celebrations across the state fall from last year.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:39:08 +1100    READ MORE

Syriza's Greek election win casts shadow over European financial markets

Financial markets have greeted Syriza's Greek election victory with relative calm, but analysts warn turmoil may lie ahead.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:32:09 +1100    READ MORE

Exciting youngster Quinlan joins Eels 'in principle'

The Parramatta Eels have picked up Adam Quinlan for the 2015 NRL season pending a release from the Dragons.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:30:47 +1100    READ MORE

Mountain-sized asteroid's near-Earth flyby

An asteroid the size of a mountain with its own moon has shaved by Earth in a rare type of flyby that will not be seen for another decade, astronomers say.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:09:23 +1100    READ MORE

Wild deer herd seen in ACT's largest national park

Conservation authorities and rangers are considering the best way to remove a herd of feral deer caught on camera grazing near Canberra's Namadgi National Park.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:54:01 +1100    READ MORE

Move to block cuts to pensioner concessions on local government rates in SA

A plan to remove pensioner concession payments on local government rates in South Australia will be opposed by the Liberal Party in State Parliament.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:34:56 +1100    READ MORE

Giant-killers Bradford handed chance for another FA Cup shock

After an FA Cup fourth-round win over Chelsea, Bradford will now face Sunderland or Fulham in the fifth round.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:13 +1100    READ MORE

NT doctors push for reform to improve access to abortion services

Northern Territory doctors call for major reforms to abortion services in the Top End after Royal Darwin Hospital loses its only permanent abortion doctor.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:23:40 +1100    READ MORE

Julie Bishop visits military personnel in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visits military and civilian personnel stationed in Afghanistan for Australia Day.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:15:02 +1100    READ MORE

New York, New Jersey brave crippling blizzard

Tens of millions of people in the north-east of the United States have been warned to stay indoors as a life-threatening winter storm approaches.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:07:15 +1100    READ MORE

Global markets edge higher despite Greece jitters

A major blizzard approaching New York has led to subdued trade on Wall Street, while European markets shrugged off Syriza's election victory.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:53:39 +1100    READ MORE

Kony henchman appears before International Criminal Court

Former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen makes his first appearance before the International Criminal Court, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:35:22 +1100    READ MORE

Bureau cancels severe weather warning for Port Macquarie

The weather bureau cancels a severe weather warning for the NSW mid north coast after heavy rain caused flash floods on Monday.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:35:22 +1100    READ MORE

Jordan Silk signs new three-year Sixers BBL deal

Jordan Silk has signed a new three-year deal with the Sydney Sixers ahead of the Big Bash final against the Perth Scorchers.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:25:05 +1100    READ MORE

Man appears in court over fire that destroyed King Island pharmacy

A 20-year-old King Island man appears in court over a fire that destroyed King Island's only pharmacy and a number of other businesses.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:18:56 +1100    READ MORE

Church of England gets first female bishop despite protest

The Church of England consecrates its first female bishop despite a brief protest, after a landmark vote last year.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:06:04 +1100    READ MORE

I know how to beat Kyrgios: Murray

Andy Murray says he has noticed some things he feels he can exploit in the game of Australian star Nick Kyrgios.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:54:44 +1100    READ MORE

FBI agents arrest alleged Russian spy in New York

FBI agents arrest an alleged Russian spy in the Bronx in New York on charges of trying to collect economic intelligence and recruit sources.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:52:28 +1100    READ MORE

Inquiry to shine spotlight on solar power complaints

A Senate inquiry is expected to hear from hundreds of Australians who have been hit with high costs and hidden fees after switching to solar power.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:49:04 +1100    READ MORE

Government push to increase work hours for public service fails

The Federal Government fails in its bid to have public sector employees work longer hours, following a decision by the Fair Work Commission.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:44:39 +1100    READ MORE

Manus Island refugee looking forward to settling in PNG

One of the first refugees to be released from the Manus Island detention centre says he is happy to be free and keen to contribute to PNG society.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:44:39 +1100    READ MORE

Ministers defend PM over Prince Philip knighthood

Government frontbenchers defend Tony Abbott's decision to award Australia's highest honour to the Duke of Edinburgh, amid continuing criticism of the PM's "captain's call".

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:29:26 +1100    READ MORE

I would not dope if I was racing in 2015: Armstrong

Lance Armstrong says he would not have needed to resort to doping if he was riding in the sport's current era.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:08:21 +1100    READ MORE

Greek singing icon Demis Roussos dies aged 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for his hit operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Athens aged 68. Famous for his high-pitched voice and melodies inspired by Greek folklore, Roussos sold about 60 million records worldwide.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:03:48 +1100    READ MORE

Shot fired at shop counter during Sydney robbery

An armed man fired a shot at a service station counter during a robbery in Sydney's west overnight, police say.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:01:40 +1100    READ MORE

Socceroo Chris Herd joins Wigan on loan

Socceroos defender Chris Herd wants to help Wigan avoid relegation after joining on loan from Aston Villa.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:48:04 +1100    READ MORE

Drone crashes onto White House grounds

A drone crashes into a tree on the grounds of the White House, prompting an immediate alert and lockdown.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:42:36 +1100    READ MORE

Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain, killing 11

A Greek fighter jet slams into the tarmac at a training base for elite military pilots in Spain, killing at least 11 people and incinerating planes.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:29:10 +1100    READ MORE

Accused crayfish thief caught 'waving it down Melbourne street'

An alleged crayfish thief is charged after waving a live crustacean through Melbourne's CBD, police say.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:26:49 +1100    READ MORE

Low graduate numbers from top training college questioned

Figures suggest one of the country's largest training colleges had just 19 students graduate from any of its courses in a single year, reigniting concerns about the training sector.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:24:31 +1100    READ MORE

Kurdish forces drive Islamic State fighters out of key border town

Kurdish forces take control of the Syrian border town of Kobane, driving out the last group of Islamic State (IS) fighters after nearly four months of battles.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:18:27 +1100    READ MORE

Prosecutors seek more than 26 years' jail for Concordia captain

Italian prosecutors call for the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia to serve more than 26 years in jail for the 2012 shipwreck which killed 32 people.

published: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:02:20 +1100    READ MORE

New Greek PM sworn in, pledges to end hated austerity drive

New left-wing Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is sworn in after agreeing to create a coalition with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government and end nearly five years of austerity measures.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:35:19 +1100    READ MORE

Cahill linked with UAE club move

Tim Cahill is reportedly set to move to the UAE - Australia's Asian Cup semi-final opponent - next month.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:16:31 +1100    READ MORE

Russian rebels encircle Ukraine army garrison in new offensive

Russian-backed rebels advance to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town in a new offensive that again unleashes all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brings threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:03:14 +1100    READ MORE

NSW woman dies after being swept off rocks near Newcastle

A New South Wales woman swept off rocks while fishing near Newcastle on Saturday night dies in hospital.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:47:36 +1100    READ MORE

Sydney concert to be held in support of Bali Nine pair

Megan Washington and Josh Pyke are among a group of high-profile musicians who will perform at a concert as part of a campaign to save Bali Nine convicted drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from the death penalty.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:41:43 +1100    READ MORE

South Korea beats Iraq to reach Asian Cup final

South Korea is into the Asian Cup final after beating Iraq 2-0 at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:52:38 +1100    READ MORE

Campbell Newman staying on message in campaign's final days

Campbell Newman says he will only talk about jobs and the economy this week. But his refusal to address other topics may not make them go away, writes Eric Tlozek.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:39:12 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Venus Williams beats Radwanska to reach quarter-finals

Venus Williams is through to her first major quarter-final since 2010 after beating Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:38:05 +1100    READ MORE

Millions move to East Asian cities

Almost 200 million people in East Asia moved to urban areas in the decade up until 2010, according to the World Bank.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:05:31 +1100    READ MORE

Socceroos not scared of 'UAE Messi': Postecoglou

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says his side can cope with UAE's Asian Cup star Omar Abdulrahman.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:46:58 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Djokovic beats Muller to set up Raonic clash

Novak Djokovic, yet to drop a set at the Australian Open, beat Gilles Muller to set up a quarter-final date with Milos Raonic.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:30:37 +1100    READ MORE

Australia-India tri-series match washed out

The tri-series ODI match between Australia and India at the SCG has been abandoned due to rain.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:14:13 +1100    READ MORE

Chet Faker takes the top spot in the triple j Hottest 100

The annual triple j Hottest 100 has been run and won with Chet Faker taking out the number one spot with Talk Is Cheap.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:11:21 +1100    READ MORE

TDU organisers want race to remain in January

Tour Down Under organisers want the race to keep its current place in the international fixture as cycling's governing body considers changes from 2017.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:10:04 +1100    READ MORE

China's first gay workplace discrimination lawsuit to have repercussions: lawyer

A Chinese court hears what is believed to be the country's first lawsuit over gay workplace discrimination.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:00:02 +1100    READ MORE

Allenby reportedly ran up $US3,400 strip club bill

Robert Allenby reportedly ran up a $US3,400 tab at a strip club the night he claims he was bashed, robbed and abducted.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:00:02 +1100    READ MORE

Fire that threatened lives, homes in Nowergup is downgraded

A fire that was threatening homes and lives in Nowergup on Perth's northern fringe is downgraded.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:54:58 +1100    READ MORE

Flash flooding on NSW mid-north coast damages homes

Flash flooding inundates homes in the Port Macquarie and Camden Haven area on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:47:54 +1100    READ MORE

Power cuts at Darwin's $500 million prison due to 'humidity'

The Top End's notorious humidity is the culprit behind two major blackouts at Darwin's new state-of-the-art Holtze prison, causing security system failures and cutting the water supply.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:43:47 +1100    READ MORE

Small Muslim community celebrates Australia Day in Adelaide

A small Muslim community joins public Australia Day celebrations, taking part in traditional rituals including the barbeque lunch.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:47:24 +1100    READ MORE

Queensland students urged to bring laptops, tablets to school

More Queensland families are feeling the pinch, with students being urged to bring their own tablets and laptops to school.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:47:24 +1100    READ MORE

Australian citizenship ends 'long journey' for Congolese family

For Bukasa Tshilengi, who escaped war torn Democratic Republic of Congo along with most of his family, a citizenship ceremony in Wollongong today marks the welcome "end of a long journey".

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:31:58 +1100    READ MORE

US president chief guest for India's Republic Day

Barack Obama has become the first US president to be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:21:14 +1100    READ MORE

Victorian John Taylor to oversee probe into former NT police commissioner

A retired Victorian public servant is appointed to oversee an investigation into the Northern Territory's former police commissioner in a bid to avoid any conflicts of interest.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:13:51 +1100    READ MORE

Queenslanders mark Australia Day with citizenship ceremonies, cockroach races

Thousands of Queenslanders choose their own ways to mark Australia Day at a diverse range of events from citizenship ceremonies to an 'Invasion Day' rally and even cockroach races.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:42:38 +1100    READ MORE

Birdman takes out top prize at 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

Dark comedy Birdman boosted its Oscars hopes after landing the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, a barometer of likely success at the all-important Academy Awards.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:37:49 +1100    READ MORE

As Australia Day crowds gather, a call for a national treaty

Drizzly weather does not stop Australia Day celebrations in Sydney, while an Aboriginal leader calls for a national treaty to enforce land rights and preserve Indigenous culture.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:30:42 +1100    READ MORE

In pictures: Canberra celebrates Australia Day

Canberrans turn out in force to attend official activities and enjoy entertainment to celebrate Australia Day in the national capital.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:25:03 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Defending champion Wawrinka reaches quarter-finals

Defending champ Stanislas Wawrinka is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after edging Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:47:01 +1100    READ MORE

One of world's biggest glaciers 'melting from below'

Warm ocean water is melting one of the world's biggest glaciers - located in Antarctica - from below, potentially leading to a rise in sea levels, Australian scientists discover.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:45:19 +1100    READ MORE

NT Chief Minister says knighthood for Prince Philip 'makes us a bit of a joke'

The Northern Territory Chief Minister says he thought it was April Fools' Day when he heard about Prime Minister Tony Abbott's decision to give Prince Philip a knighthood.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:44:13 +1100    READ MORE

Malaysia Airlines website 'compromised' by Lizard Squad hackers

A group of hackers known as the Lizard Squad has taken over the official Malaysia Airlines website posting "ISIS will prevail" on some versions of the site.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:41:42 +1100    READ MORE

More than 40 Philippine police officers killed in clash with Muslim rebels

A clash between Philippine police commandos and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has resulted in a bloodbath leaving 49 police dead and testing a recently signed peace accord.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:25:01 +1100    READ MORE

Two men sought by police over death of man at Bayles

Police look for two men who they believe have vital clues into the "brutal beating" death of a 75-year-old man in Melbourne's outer-east.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:23:57 +1100    READ MORE

Captain Cook's sea chest goes on display at SA Maritime Museum

A seafarer's chest that belonged to Captain James Cook, and likely sailed on the Endeavour to Australia, goes on display at the SA Maritime Museum.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:18:23 +1100    READ MORE

Labor promises $1.4m for Qld preventative health programs

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk puts preventative health programs in the spotlight with a $1.4 million commitment to two walking programs.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:02:20 +1100    READ MORE

Man dies in Wagin car crash, teen escapes burning car

A 69-year-old man dies in a car crash near the WA Wheatbelt town of Wagin.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:31:22 +1100    READ MORE

Supporter of Kurdish forces urges silence on Labor official's trip

A supporter of Kurdish forces warns people not to talk about Northern Territory Labor Party official Matthew Gardiner, who has left Australia to fight against Islamic State.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:09:15 +1100    READ MORE

Triple j bans Taylor Swift from Hottest 100

The social media campaign to get Taylor Swift's song Shake it Off to the top of triple j's annual Hottest 100 countdown results in the artist being banned from the poll.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:06:33 +1100    READ MORE

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on key city

Nigeria's military repels an attack by Boko Haram militants on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in the country's northeast.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:51:28 +1100    READ MORE

Gallipoli mapmaker's treasure-trove unearthed

A treasure-trove of original World War I documents handwritten by a soldier who served in Gallipoli has been found, stolen, and then returned, in an eventful few months in the Queensland town of Emerald.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:36:56 +1100    READ MORE

Jack Hale falls short of his own world record in return to long jump

Tasmanian athlete Jack Hale falls short of his world youth record in long jump after a successful performance in his first track meet of the year.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:29:03 +1100    READ MORE

Rosie Batty in quotes: A crusade against family violence

The day after Rosie Batty's 11-year-old son Luke was killed by his father, she began her crusade against family violence.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:26:28 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Williams and Cibulkova advance to quarters

Serena Williams recovered from an early scare to set up a meeting with Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter-finals.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:39:24 +1100    READ MORE

Freight train derailment in north-west Tasmania 'regrettable'

Freight shipping delays in Tasmania's north-west as Western rail line closed after a freight train derailment on Sunday night.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:26:50 +1100    READ MORE

Cabinet ministers lambast PM over Prince Philip knighthood

Some of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's most senior colleagues are bewildered, angered and dismayed by his decision to award an Australian knighthood to Prince Philip.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:54:01 +1100    READ MORE

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman dodges questions on pork-barrelling

The Queensland Premier refuses to answer suggestions he is pork-barrelling to retain his Ashgrove seat. Campbell Newman has promised $18 million in funding for his electorate, almost triple the amount of other nearby LNP electorates.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:52:55 +1100    READ MORE

Antiques Roadshow's Hilary Kay becomes Australian citizen

One of the experts from the BBC's Antiques Roadshow becomes an Australian citizen in a ceremony in Canberra.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:16:54 +1100    READ MORE

Former Whitlam minister and deputy Labor leader Tom Uren dies aged 93

Former Whitlam minister and deputy Labor leader Tom Uren dies at the age of 93. The ALP stalwart and former prisoner-of-war was known for helping to establish the heritage and conservation movement in Australia.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:56:10 +1100    READ MORE

NBL's Tai Wynyard signs with Kentucky University

The Tall Blacks' youngest debutant and New Zealand Breakers player Tai Wynyard has signed a US basketball scholarship with the University of Kentucky.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:45:19 +1100    READ MORE

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty 'will save lives of family violence victims'

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty is saving lives in her fight against family violence, former Victorian police chief Ken Lay says.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:29:34 +1100    READ MORE

Violent reaction feared over smoking ban in Tasmanian prisons

Fears are raised that inmates at Hobart's Risdon Prison will react violently when a smoking ban comes into force later this week.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:53:26 +1100    READ MORE

US east coast braces for massive snowstorm

The east coast of the United States is bracing for a potentially historic blizzard that is expected to blanket the region with up to 60 centimetres of snow.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:49:50 +1100    READ MORE

Former police officer believed to be one of two found dead in backyard

A man found dead in the backyard of a house in Perth's northern suburbs is believed to be a former police officer.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:05:02 +1100    READ MORE

Whip cracking, lamington eating, BBQs among Australia Day events

Australia Day festivities around the country include pig races, lamington-eating competitions and whip cracking with 16,000 people becoming Australian citizens.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:02:48 +1100    READ MORE

Seppi win feels better than beating Nadal: Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios says his come-from-behind win over Andreas Seppi fells better than beating Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:35:03 +1100    READ MORE

Swimmer missing in surf on Gold Coast

Water police and the rescue helicopter are searching Gold Coast surf for a missing swimmer.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:18:07 +1100    READ MORE

As it happened: Australians around the world mark Australia Day

Australia Day was celebrated across the country with barbeques, beach cricket, citizenship ceremonies and triple j's Hottest 100 countdown.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:14:15 +1100    READ MORE

Colleague surprised at NT Labor president's decision to fight IS

The Northern Territory Labor Party president and union official who has left Australia to join the fight against Islamic State is described by a former colleague as level headed and professional.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:13:07 +1100    READ MORE

'Beheading' banner sparks outrage in Belgium

Fans of Standard Liege caused outrage with a banner showing a mocked-up image of former captain Steven Defour being beheaded.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:48:34 +1100    READ MORE

Russell blasts West Indies to thrilling one-wicket win

A thrilling burst of hitting by Andre Russell carried the West Indies to a one-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth ODI.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:22:20 +1100    READ MORE

Outgoing Greek PM concedes election defeat

The anti-austerity party Syriza is set to sweep to power in Greece after prime minister Antonis Samaris conceded defeat in the country's general elections.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:19:28 +1100    READ MORE

Net Rush at the Australian Open

Tim Callanan looks back at day seven of the Australian Open, which saw one Aussie win spectacularly and another lose tamely.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:04:52 +1100    READ MORE

Truck driver charged over double fatality on SA's Eyre Peninsula

A truck driver from Whyalla is charged over a double-fatality on the Lincoln Highway, about 10 kilometres north of Cowell on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:58 +1100    READ MORE

At least 14 dead in anniversary protests in Egypt

At least 14 people are killed in unrest in Egypt as the country marks the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:16:36 +1100    READ MORE

Arsenal clings on to FA Cup victory over Brighton

Premier League sides Arsenal, West Ham United and Aston Villa have all scored fourth-round FA Cup wins.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:11:42 +1100    READ MORE

IS confirms killing of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa

Islamic State confirms its militants have killed Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese nationals it has been holding hostage.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:37:06 +1100    READ MORE

Angus Houston, Prince Philip named Australia's newest knights

Former Defence Force chief Angus Houston and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are named as Australia's next knights.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:20:42 +1100    READ MORE

Russia blames upsurge in Ukraine fighting on Kiev troops

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov blames the latest upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on Kiev's government forces who he says are "constantly" shelling towns.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:50:15 +1100    READ MORE

Obama and Modi break deadlock on nuclear deal

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama announce they have reached an agreement to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:58:03 +1100    READ MORE

More than 100 Queenslanders make honours list

More than 100 Queenslanders are recognised for their outstanding contribution and service to the community in the Australia Day 2015 honours list.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:24:04 +1100    READ MORE

West Australians recognised in Australia Day honours

A surgeon with a knack for photography, a dedicated philanthropist and a university professor are among dozens of Western Australians recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:20:13 +1100    READ MORE

Cooking with heart: Melbourne restaurateur honoured

Abla Amad, who emigrated to Australia in 1952 and opened one of Melbourne's most-loved restaurants, is appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to hospitality and the Lebanese community.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:16:55 +1100    READ MORE

Leading Victorians honoured on Australia Day

A retail billionaire, a leading medical researcher and an indigenous dancer are among the Victorians recognised for their service to the community this Australia Day.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:15:48 +1100    READ MORE

Fifteen Tasmanians recognised in Australia Day honours

An ultra-marathon runner and former politician are among 15 Tasmanians to be recognised in the Australia Day honours.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:13:57 +1100    READ MORE

George Negus among those to receive Australia Day honours

Top scientists, charity founders, actors, community heroes and a surfer are among those in NSW who will receive Orders of Australia for 2015.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:12:34 +1100    READ MORE

SA's Rachael Sporn and Rosemary Crowley honoured for Australia Day

One of the nation's top female basketballers and the state's first Labor senator are among 12 South Australians receiving an honour on Australia Day.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:05:25 +1100    READ MORE

Territorians honoured on Australia Day

An elderly artist, a sports broadcaster, a public servant and an Indigenous health advocate are among the Northern Territorians on this year's Australia Day honours list.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:04:02 +1100    READ MORE

Canberrans recognised for community advocacy in Australia Day honours

A disability advocate, sports administrator and science pioneer from Canberra are recognised in the Australia Day honours roll.

published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:29 +1100    READ MORE

Your pics: Australia Day 2015

Australians are gathering around the country to mark this year's Australia Day. Share with us how you are spending the national holiday.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:08:16 +1100    READ MORE

Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars to make Big Bash final

The Perth Scorchers are through to the Big Bash final after beating the Melbourne Stars by 18 runs in Perth.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:41:23 +1100    READ MORE

Perth Glory draws with Melbourne Victory

Perth Glory has levelled late to secure a dramatic 3-3 draw with Melbourne Victory in Perth.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:35:39 +1100    READ MORE

Hale wins 100m in Hobart

Teenage sprint star Jack Hale has won the 100m at the Briggs Classic in Hobart.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:28:58 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Kyrgios pulls out five-set win over Seppi

Nick Kyrgios will face Andy Murray in the Australian Open quarter-finals after beating Andreas Seppi in five classic sets.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:20:17 +1100    READ MORE

Australian Open: Halep halts Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals

Simona Halep ended her hoodoo against Yanina Wickmayer to advance to the Australian Open quarter-finals.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:55:13 +1100    READ MORE

Man and woman found dead in Perth backyard

The bodies of a man and a woman are found by police in the backyard of a home in Dianella, in Perth's northern suburbs.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:21:42 +1100    READ MORE

Iran's Asian Cup appeal against Iraq dismissed

Iran's protest against Iraq and attempt to overturn the result of Friday night's Asian Cup quarter-final has been rejected.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:43:52 +1100    READ MORE

NSW Breakers aim for more glory after 10th title

The NSW Breakers have cruised to an astonishing 10th-straight WNCL title after beating South Australia by 114 runs.

published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:04:09 +1100    READ MORE

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