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Friday, March 24, 2017

Croc that attacked Innisfail teenager who jumped into river caught by rangers

An 18-year-old is recovering from broken bones and scarring after he jumped into crocodile-infested waters in northern Queensland, Australia, to impress a young female backpacker. Shortly after enter...

NT man with huge wildlife haul avoids jail

ROGUE taxidermist Keerthi Eswaran will not see the inside of a jail cell after being handed a suspended sentence in Darwin Local Court on Friday. Eswaran's 10-month suspended sentence was described a...

Lloyd Rayney defamation trial: police officer claims barrister lied about relationship wit...

A lead detective on the case of murdered Supreme Court registrar Corryn Rayney has declined to acknowledge in court that her husband learned of her disappearance in a phonecall he received at work. D...

Two drivers killed in fiery ‘double truck collision’

Two men have died in a truck crash on Picton Road at Wilton on Friday morning. Picton Road is closed between Macarthur Road and Almond Street, around six kilometres from the Hume Highway interchange....

Child inmate tackled by Don Dale guards needed hospital treatment

The leader of the Northern Territory has sternly warned the Don Dale royal commission that making findings “based on a process that was procedurally unfair” would harm his government's efforts to ove...

Justice Margaret McMurdo changes a young woman’s life forever with compassionate cou...

When Amanda heard Queensland Justice Margaret McMurdo was retiring she felt she had to express her thanks for a court ruling 19 years ago that changed the trajectory of her life. Amanda (last name wi...

Childcare could be the circuitbreaker Turnbull needs

Most pre-schoolers are keen to make new friends, but one little boy appeared less than impressed when his hew playmate turned out to be Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Turnbull visited a childcar...

WA skydiving fatality a Victorian man

A 36-year-old experienced skydiver died after his parachute collided with another competitor's and became entangled at a national championship event east of Perth, with the organisers labelling it a ...

Accused killer’s ex says he was ‘paranoid’

An alleged aspiring jihadist accused of brutally murdering his wife in front of their young children was so paranoid he believed his second wife, under Islamic law, was an ASIO spy, a Melbourne court...

Alleged killer filmed fleeing after ‘savage’ death of Melbourne taxi driver

THE FATHER of a taxi driver who was murdered in Fitzroy last year has asked for witnesses to come forward and help catch his son's killer. Mohamud Muketar, 31, was walking home after finishing a late...

Islamic centre donates Anzac cash after Sydney Council denied $5000 grant for Dawn Service...

A western Sydney teenager has pleaded guilty to planning for an Anzac Day terrorist attack. The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified because of his age, was arrested on the eve of Anzac commemoratio...

‘You are doing what ISIS wants’: Malcolm Turnbull and ministers slam Hanson ov...

Treasurer Scott Morrison says One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's call for a Muslim ban is reckless and irresponsible. Senator Hanson claimed Australia should ban Muslim immigration after yesterday's ...

Gillian Triggs slams Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘highly unsatisfactory’ 18C race...

Attorney-General George Brandis has put up a spirited defence of reforming Section 18C, invoking left leaning writers Salman Rushdie, Noam Chomsky in his argument. Senator Brandis was asked during a ...

Donald Trump To TIME Interviewer “I’m President and Not You!”

DONALD Trump has defended himself against accusations of dishonesty in an extraordinary interview and insists his gut instincts turn out to be right. In an interview with Time magazine, the US Presid...

Steve Smith rubs noses with Dalai Lama

The Australia cricket team visited the Dalai Lama temple in Dharamshala a day ahead of the crucial India vs Australia 4th Test. Sayantan Maitra. March 24, 2017 15:00 IST. steve smith, dalai lama. Ste...

Culture wars a cheap diversion from the real issues that affect Australia

In today's very uncertain and unpredictable world of politics, it is difficult to be very sure about much. Yet, as sure as I can be, the Turnbull government will not win the next election by moving f...

China’s PM voices support for free trade on Australia visit

PREMIER Li Keqiang yesterday warned against protectionism, saying China planned to close its US$50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding their trading relationship rather than retreating...

Vic Andrews government scorns 11th hour push to reopen Hazelwood

Tony Abbott has dismissed the assurance provided overnight by AEMO that the closure of Hazelwood would not compromise energy supply, as he strengthened his call for an intervention to keep the Victor...

Man killed at national skydiving event held in WA

A man has died in a skydiving accident during a national championship event east of Perth. The man, an experienced skydiver aged in his 30s, suffered a canopy entanglement during a formation jump and...

Car crashes, flips over in Swanston St, Melbourne

A bleeding man is on the run after dramatically flipping his car on the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets in the Melbourne CBD. The vehicle was driving the wrong way down the road when it hit a p...