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  • Light rail project to cause detours on Northbourne, Federal Highway in January

    7 January 2018 9:42 PM 15

    Now that Summernats - wth the accompanying extra traffic and road closures - is over for another year, north Canberra roads are meant to go back to normal. Not this year. Canberra's light rail project will cause the closure of a major Federal Highway intersection to all northbound traffic for two-and-a-half weeks from Tuesday, January 9. Work on the intersection

  • ACT politicians commandeer 30 spots in Canberra Theatre carpark while new building underway

    7 January 2018 1:14 PM 17

    The ACT government has blocked off 30 spots in the Canberra Theatre carpark for politicians and a handful of senior staff while the carpark closer to the Legislative Assembly building is closed. The London Circuit short-stay carpark closes on Monday for the construction of a new office block to house 1700 public servants. The $300 million, five-storey

  • Teen star Daniel Arzani inspires lifeless Melbourne City to barely deserved victory over Wellington Phoenix

    6 January 2018 12:59 PM 21

    Teenage whizkid Daniel Arzani has climbed off the bench to change Melbourne City's fortunes, setting up a Ross McCormack double in City's comeback 2-1 A-League win on Saturday night. Arzani gave life to a desperately poor City side, which had conceded the opener to Roy Krishna after 42 minutes. The 18-year-old's injection just after half-time changed

  • Brisbane police seize slippery suspect

    6 January 2018 3:42 AM 18

    A three-metre python weighing about 15 kilograms has been found during a police raid in East Brisbane on Friday afternoon. A two-metre albino python was also seized along with an improvised Taser, knuckledusters, drug utensils and a small amount of cannabis. Dutton Park police executed the search warrant at the Lytton Road residence after a tip-off from the public

  • Teenage boy dies in water skiing accident near Newcastle

    5 January 2018 8:10 PM 19

    A 17-year-old boy has died after falling from a water skiing boat just north of Newcastle on Friday. The teenager fell from a boat just before 7pm at Williams River, about 500 metres from Fitzgerald Bay, police say. His body was taken from the water by emergency services but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The man driving the boat, a 34-year-old

  • Australia slips to $628 million trade deficit

    5 January 2018 3:03 AM 20

    Australia's trade slipped to a surprise $628 million trade deficit in November, as exports plateaued and imports edged higher. Exports were flat for the month while imports were up 1.0 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. The market had expected the surplus to grow to $800 million in November. The ABS also revised down October's

  • Victoria Park elderly man attacked for gold necklace as he shopped

    5 January 2018 3:03 AM 19

    An elderly man has been hospitalised after an alleged would-be-thief tried to prise his gold necklace from him as he was shopping in Victoria Park on Wednesday. The 82-year-old man was shopping when police claimed a 22-year-old man approached him and attempted to steal a gold necklace from him. The younger man was unsuccessful, but as a result of the altercation

  • Police dog Bucky gets his man following alleged burglary

    4 January 2018 9:17 AM 26

    A 24-year-old man has faced court accused of a string of burglary offences after being subdued by a police dog that bit him on the arm. Police said the Cloverdale man was arrested by Joondalup detectives investigating a number of alleged offences that occurred in Beldon in Perth's northern suburbs early on Thursday morning. About 1.30am police said they were alerted

  • Man charged after police allegedly find 109 unregistered guns

    4 January 2018 9:17 AM 29

    A man has been charged after police allegedly found 109 unregistered guns at a rural property in north-western NSW at the weekend. Police went to the home in Cobar at about 9.45am on Sunday to carry out a firearms audit. When detectives from Darling River Local Area Command searched the property, they allegedly found 118 guns, including revolvers, rifles

  • Armed car thieves take police on 300-kilometre chase

    4 January 2018 9:17 AM 26

    An armed car thief who slashed a man with a knife while trying to steal a car in Brisbane’s south has taken police on a 300-kilometre chase and remains on the run. Police are investigating after the man tried to steal a Hyundai Tuscon that was parked in a driveway on Stringybark Street in Sunnybank about noon. Police said the female owner got in the car as it backed