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  • FIRB approves Chow Tai Fook's takeover of Alinta

    23 April 2017 6:10 AM 6 1

    The takeover of Alinta Energy by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises has won regulatory approval. The deal has been approved by the Foreign Investment Review Board and is subject to strict conditions, a spokeswoman for Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Sunday, without elaborating on the details. Mr Morrison decides on approvals for overseas investors on advice

  • Toowoomba driver allegedly caught doing 143km/h in 60km/h zone during anti-hooning operation

    23 April 2017 3:59 AM 7

    A young driver has allegedly been snapped by a speed camera doing 143km/h in a 60km/h zone in Toowoomba, with police lying in wait in the area following complaints from locals about hooning. Police said a Toyota Supra was caught doing more than double the speed limit about 9.20pm on Friday on Tourist Road in Rangeville. Police manning the speed camera

  • Toddler among six injured in southwest Victoria crash

    22 April 2017 12:35 PM 6

    A woman is fighting for life while a toddler is among five others injured in a crash near Birregurra in southwest Victoria on Saturday. Police say a Toyota sedan and a Toyota hatchback collided at the intersection of Colac-Lorne Road and Birregurra-Forrest Road just before 5.30pm. A woman driving the hatchback was the sole occupant, while the other car contained

  • Carlton leaders Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs both face scans after loss to Port Adelaide

    22 April 2017 10:13 AM 6 1

    Carlton leaders Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs are both facing scans early in the week to determine their availability to face Sydney at the MCG on Saturday. After an excellent start to the year, Murphy was below his best against the Power. While he had 25 disposals his impact was limited, and he failed to lay a single tackle. The Lions looked like they might

  • Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

    21 April 2017 5:27 AM 8

    The Brain Tumour Charity has said there is insufficient scientific evidence linking mobile phone use with brain tumours, following a court ruling. The Italian court, in Ivrea, agreed that a man's brain tumour was linked to his mobile phone use. It awarded Robert Romero 500 euros (£418/$535) a month in compensation. He had claimed that using his business

  • Central Coast Mariners disappointed to lose Fabio Ferreira after big Malaysian offer comes in

    21 April 2017 3:22 AM 9 1

    Central Coast Mariners have parted ways with winger Fabio Ferreira after being unable to compete with an offer from overseas. Fairfax Media can reveal the 27-year-old is set to sign a lucrative deal in Malaysia and has been granted a release to take it up. The Mariners were prepared to offer a new deal, but could not compete with the one coming from a Malaysian

  • Confidential hospital patient records found dumped in Sydney bin

    21 April 2017 12:50 AM 7

    More than 700 public patients and hundreds more in the private system have had their privacy breached after letters from their specialists to GPs were found dumped in a Sydney bin. The letters were turned over to police after being discovered by a resident in an Ashfield apartment block who was putting out the bins last week. They were follow-up letters

  • NSW Heath in damage control after patients’ medical records dumped in Ashfield

    20 April 2017 11:33 PM 9

    A MASSIVE privacy bungle is plaguing NSW Health this morning after revelations more than 700 letters containing confidential patient information were dumped in a residential bin. The outpatient letters were to be sent between GPs and public hospitals and private medical centres. But a woman subcontracted by a private company employed by NSW Health to send the letters

  • More delays at Perth children's hospital

    20 April 2017 8:27 AM 17

    The construction of Perth's new children's hospital is complete but the facility won't open until July at the earliest as the government is still dealing with elevated levels of lead in its drinking water. The government has taken control of the long-delayed project from builder John Holland now that "practical completion" has been achieved, it was announced

  • Oakden mental health facility to be shut down by South Australian Government

    20 April 2017 4:41 AM 6

    A South Australian Government-run nursing home for vulnerable dementia patients will be shut in the wake of allegations of mistreatment. The Government has accepted all six recommendations of a review of the Oakden facility by chief psychiatrist Aaron Groves, which was sparked by the alleged overdosing of former resident Bob Spriggs. Mr Spriggs was also found