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  • Investment gamble pays off as Matt Campbell lands Porsche Le Mans deal

    10 February 2018 3:33 AM 71

    Australia's Matt Campbell is set to follow in Mark Webber's footsteps, taking on the World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche. The newly minted Porsche junior started life as a factory-backed racing driver by outgunning highly-fancied racers in identical 911 GT3 R machinery in qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hour last week where

  • Woman charged with terrorism after alleged 'Islamic State' stabbing

    10 February 2018 3:33 AM 71

    A 24-year-old Bangladeshi woman who has been in the country for less than a fortnight has faced court charged with terrorism after an alleged "Islamic State-inspired" stabbing in Mill Park. Momena Shoma, a student and Bangladeshi national, was remanded in custody on a terrorism-related charge after facing Melbourne Magistrates Court during a brief hearing

  • Gold Coast liquor trading hours extended during Games

    10 February 2018 3:33 AM 63

    Trading hours for Gold Coast restaurants and clubs will be extended during the Commonwealth Games to allow licensed venues to serve alcohol an hour longer. Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said trading hours for licensed Gold Coast venues would be extended until 1am or 2am during the Games, while those in Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise could serve

  • Body believed to be missing north Queensland man found on isolated cattle property

    10 February 2018 12:52 AM 62

    A body, believed to be that of a missing north Queensland man, has been found on an isolated cattle property near Mount Isa after a land and air search on Friday. Dallas Pyke, 37, was reported missing after he left Cairns on December 30 but never arrived in Mount Isa as planned. He was last heard from by a truck driver, who made contact with Mr Pyke via radio

  • Macquarie man granted bail after allegedly assaulting pregnant girlfriend

    10 February 2018 12:52 AM 76

    A 24-year-old man has been granted bail after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and potentially causing a brain injury. The Macquarie man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning charged with assault causing actual bodily harm. The prosecutor did not oppose the man being granted bail as long as conditions were put in place

  • Watching your weight? Beware the 'health halo' effect of juices and smoothies

    9 February 2018 2:32 PM 44

    Snap question – which contains more sugar: a 375ml can of Coca-Cola or a 350ml Mango Magic smoothie from Boost Juice? Answer: the smoothie, at 47.6 grams or 12 teaspoons of sugar, versus 39.8 grams or 10 teaspoons for the slightly larger serve of Coke. "Many people assume your average Boost or Nudie juice doesn't contain that much sugar when they can be downing

  • Jim Molan backs down from threat to sue MP after forcing second apology

    9 February 2018 2:32 PM 57

    Newly minted Senator Jim Molan, who has been at the centre of a week-long row over Britain First Facebook posts, has retreated from this threat to hit fellow MP Adam Bandt with a lawsuit, but only after he forced two apologies from the Greens representative. The member for Melbourne said Senator Molan, a retired major general who was chief of operations

  • Manly formally deny salary cap rorting after third extension

    9 February 2018 12:09 PM 44

    Manly have officially denied claims of salary cap rorting after lodging their reply to the NRL's breach notice on Friday. Manly chairman Scott Penn said the Sea Eagles have rejected all claims made against his club. The Sea Eagles were given three extensions to lodge their reply to the preliminary findings of an NRL integrity unit investigation

  • Former welfare officer charged with sexually abusing teen in 1980s

    9 February 2018 3:51 AM 40

    Police have charged a former Department of Communities welfare officer with sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1980s. Narrogin Detectives have charged the 86-year-old man as a result of their investigation, stemming from the Royal Commission into the Institutional Response to Child Sex Abuse. It will be alleged between 1984 and 1985, the man sexually

  • 'Clutching at straws': Family's desperate plea over missing Esperance man

    9 February 2018 3:51 AM 58

    Esperance police and family of missing Castletown man Colin Johnson have called on the public for any information that may assist in their search, with no sign of him since February 5. Still images of CCTV footage have emerged of the 47-year-old at the BP Service Station on the corner of Goldfields Road and Reynolds Street in Castletown, where he was last seen at 9am on Monday