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  • 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

  • The Greens' simple way to lift wages: pay public servants more

    15 December 2017 3:00 AM 10 1

    The Australian Greens want to lift Australia out of its wages slump in the most straightforward way possible. They want to pay public servants more. Greens treasury spokesman Peter Whish-Wilson has asked the Parliamentary Budget Office to lift public service public service wages by 4 per cent per annum. The increase would apply only to non-executive

  • Christmas carollers bring joy to travellers at the Canberra Airport

    15 December 2017 3:00 AM 10

    There are reunions, farewells, the stress and relief of going on holidays and the expectation of spending time with family and friends. So the good folk at the Canberra Airport has been adding some festive cheer to the whole process. Santa and his helpful elf have been visiting the terminal, giving out free gingerbread to waiting passengers. And there

  • Firefighters' union fails to block bullying report

    15 December 2017 3:00 AM 10

    A report into bullying, sexism and harassment in Victoria's fire services can be released after a bid to block it failed in the Supreme Court. The challenge by the United Firefighters' Union was rejected on Friday but the long-awaited report is unlikely to be made public this year. The Andrews government asked the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human

  • Popovic to be sacked by Turkish club after two months: reports

    15 December 2017 3:00 AM 14 1

    Tony Popovic's first steps towards coaching in Europe may have ended after just two months, with the former Wanderers manager reportedly set to be sacked by Turkish club Karabukspor. Turkish media have reported Popovic's tenure is set to end on Friday after a poor run of results has sunk Karabukspor to the bottom of the table. A 2-0 defeat to Konyaspor

  • Four-year-old boy hit by car while riding tricycle outside Perth home

    15 December 2017 12:56 AM 9

    A four-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after he was hit by a car while riding his tricycle outside a home in Stirling on Thursday evening. The boy was riding his bike on a driveway at around 6.50pm when he was hit by a grey Volkswagen Golf. The car had been travelling slowly, and the female driver of the car quickly stopped to assist the family

  • Sydney cop jailed for pulling rank to avoid random breath test

    15 December 2017 12:56 AM 9

    An off-duty Sydney police sergeant who was found guilty of using her rank and authority to avoid being randomly breath tested by a junior colleague has been jailed in a Sydney court. Sarah Louise Johnston, 50, drove away from the RBT site without having been tested after a short conversation with the rookie officer at North Sydney on January 8, 2016. She wept in the dock on Friday

  • Thieves steal ATM in ram raid at Casey Market Town

    14 December 2017 4:15 AM 12

    Thieves smashed through the doors of Casey Market Town in a four-wheel-drive and stole an ATM in the early hours of Sunday morning. On Thursday, ACT Policing released CCTV footage of the ram raid, which shows a silver Toyota Landcruiser being backed through the glass doors shortly before hooded offenders jump out to snatch the ATM. Police said they have since

  • Radio host Ash London targeted by One Direction fans after Louis Tomlinson joke

    13 December 2017 1:58 AM 24

    After making some comments about One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, radio host Ash London tapped out of twitter due to the backlash. Returning to screens after his son's heart surgery, Jimmy Kimmel tears up talking about children's healthcare. Guy Pearce, Julian McMahon and Jeremy Sims explain the vibe of Australia in the 1970s depicted in Stephan Elliot's