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  • Woolworths ‘Special Person’s Day’ cake sparks shopper outrage

    3 September 2017 9:02 AM 63

    Brawling Shoppers Accuse Each Other of Being 'Bogans' While Fighting Over Ham2:10 SHOPPERS are outraged over a Woolworths mud cake that hit shelves on Father’s Day with icing that read “Special Person’s Day”. The photograph of the cake was uploaded to the Woolworths Facebook page by a Queensland father on Sunday. It was quickly reshared by dozens of others

  • WA player wins $1.66 million in Saturday Lotto Superdraw

    3 September 2017 12:46 AM 17

    One lucky West Australian has woken up a millionaire after winning a share of the division one prize in the $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw. There were 12 division one winners around the nation who picked up a cool $1.66 million each. The state's winning ticket was sold at Collie Newsagency in WA's South West. Lotterywest spokeswoman Chloe Lawler

  • Man injured after aborted NSW police chase

    1 September 2017 11:23 AM 19

    A 24-year-old man allegedly jumped a barrier and fell 10 metres to a roadway following an aborted police chase in Sydney. Police on Friday said the man was in hospital being treated for injuries sustained when he jumped the barrier after the car he was allegedly driving crashed. Earlier, police had pursued the blue station wagon which was allegedly travelling

  • Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa

    31 August 2017 1:58 AM 53

    A US author who bills himself as the "world's #1 anti-vaxxer" has been denied a visa to enter Australia for a speaking tour. Kent Heckenlively had planned to visit Australia in December to call for a five-year ban on vaccinations. Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, have repeatedly said that vaccinations are safe and vital to halting

  • Sydney sub base to get major revamp

    31 August 2017 1:34 AM 13

    It's a redevelopers delight - a former Sydney submarine base reopening to the public for the first time in 150 years, with harbour views and historic buildings ready for redesign. The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is calling for expressions of interest for the former HMAS Platypus site in North Sydney, to be relaunched as Sub Base Platypus from mid 2018. The redevelopment

  • Motorist's secret method to avoid tolls

    29 August 2017 2:39 AM 53

    A SYDNEY motorist says he hasn't paid a road toll since 2011 because he's convinced he has found a loophole that prevents the Government from chasing him for the debt. Retiree Bob Jarvis is so confident of his case he believes everyone else could also avoid tolls if they wanted to. Mr Jarvis' protest comes as Sydneysiders take on yet another toll as the M4 motorway

  • Ausgrid’s GIS staff object to training overseas replacements

    29 August 2017 1:14 AM 20

    Ausgrid supplies electricity services to 1.6 million customers across the Sydney Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle areas of New South Wales. Forty percent of GIS jobs will be sent offshore following the privatisation of Ausgrid in 2016. And adding insult to injury, remaining workers have been given orders to travel to India where they will train

  • Ausgrid in legal stoush over India jobs

    29 August 2017 1:04 AM 59

    NSW electricity distributor Ausgrid is seeking help from the Fair Work Commission to transfer 20 IT jobs to India. Unions are furious at Ausgrid's plan to move the jobs from its Geographic Information System section, which maps the electricity network, to India and has banned members from training the Indian workers. The FWC on Tuesday will decide whether

  • Property slump fails to make housing more affordable for young West Australians: CEDA

    28 August 2017 11:44 PM 20

    Homeowners who bought in Perth two years ago are most likely under water on their investment right now. But despite falling house prices, aspiring buyers aged under 35 are still facing major struggles to buy a house. A report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), called Housing Australia, found policy settings that favoured

  • Downer ends bid with 88% stake in Spotless

    28 August 2017 11:07 PM 15

    Downer EDI's $1.3 billlion takeover offer for Spotless Group has closed with the engineering services firm holding an 87.8 per cent controlling stake. Downer, which launched its hostile takeover bid in March, on Tuesday said its offer for Spotless had not been extended past Monday's share market close. It fell just short of the 90 per cent needed to trigger