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  • Four killed on NSW roads in less than 24 hours

    16 December 2017 6:31 PM 5

    Tragedy on NSW roads with four fatal accidents being investigated by police. A woman died on Saturday night when her ute veered off Banjo Patterson Way, about 10km south of Yeoval, and hit a tree, causing it to roll. She was alone in the vehicle when it crashed about 8.30pm. Earlier in the evening, another woman died when her sedan veered off Forrester

  • Boss Moanaroa bomb gives Canberra Cavalry first win over Perth Heat in ABL series

    16 December 2017 2:59 PM 6

    When Boss Moanaroa stepped up to bat, he told Canberra Cavalry teammate Cam Warner he was walking off. That's exactly what he did with one of the biggest home runs Narrabundah Ballpark has ever seen, scoring three runs to get the Cavalry out of jail with an 11-10 victory over rivals Perth Heat on Saturday night. A new job driving forklifts on the Newcastle

  • 'People were trapped': One dead, many injured after balcony collapse at Doncaster East

    16 December 2017 2:59 PM 6

    One person has been killed and several people injured after a balcony collapsed at Doncaster East on Saturday night, Victoria Police confirmed. MFB spokeswoman Belle Nolan said a timber balcony at the rear of a house in Balinga Court collapsed about 10.30pm. "A number of people were stuck under a collapsed balcony," Ms Nolan said. She said there

  • Canberra Raiders, ACT Brumbies, Michael Matthews or Hannah Mouncey? What were the biggest Canberra sport stories in 2017

    16 December 2017 7:01 AM 7

    Triumph, inspiration and heartbreak. Those are the three words that accurately sum up Canberra's year of sporting highs and devastating lows. Christian Lealiifano's remarkable comeback, Michael Matthews' Tour de France dream or AFL controversy after rejecting Canberra transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey. It's been a big year for the capital on and off the field

  • Winnie, Australia's oldest wombat, marks 31st birthday

    16 December 2017 4:04 AM 8

    While turning 31 might not be the most significant of birthdays, for a certain wombat, it's a very important day. Winnie the wombat, who is the oldest wombat in Australia and possibly the the National Zoo celebrated her birthday on Saturday. The species normally has a lifespan of around 25 or 26 years in captivity, making Winnie's age even more remarkable

  • Sydney Kings' Jason Cadee looks to repay Andrew Gaze by turning season around

    16 December 2017 2:58 AM 6

    "Now that we've got a few of those guys coming back, Drewy's [Gaze] passion will infect the group and make life a bit easier on us and him." Gaze is something of a lighting rod for the Kings and Cadee expressed his sympathy for the man copping the wrath of the media. "None of us like to see anyone in our group cop criticism, but I think Drewy, as part of who he is, has partly

  • Five people in hospital after teenager crashes into cars during police chase

    16 December 2017 2:42 AM 8

    Five people are in hospital after teenager led police on a chase through several Perth suburbs before crashing into two cars. Police said officers tried to stop a white Chrysler on High Road in Riverton around 9:40pm on Friday night, but the vehicle failed to stop. Police gave chase as the vehicle evaded them for around 15 minutes through southern suburbs

  • Dead whale on Blairgowrie beach a magnet for sharks, authorities warn

    15 December 2017 10:31 AM 8

    Beachgoers have been warned to watch out for sharks after a whale carcass washed up at a Blairgowrie beach on the Mornington Peninsula. The Victorian Fisheries Authority is helping wildlife officers and park rangers with the management of a dead whale at Jubilee Point, Blairgowrie. In advice issued to the public, the authority urged people to be cautious

  • Five months pregnant woman attacked in Perth park

    15 December 2017 7:03 AM 9

    WA Police have charged a man they allege struck a pregnant woman in the face, pushed her to the ground and robbed her in Karawara. It is alleged the woman, who is five months pregnant, was walking through a playground when she was approached by the man and a woman. "The man demanded the woman's handbag, before he grabbed the bag and pulled it towards

  • Kathy Jackson to apply for legal aid in fraud trial

    15 December 2017 5:46 AM 11

    Taxpayers may have to foot the legal bill for former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson's when she stands trial accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jackson, 49, appeared before the Victorian County Court on Friday for a directions hearing about a trial over the 166 charges she faces. The former union boss has been charged with 18 counts