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  • Nicholls courts the cuddly vote with wildlife pledge

    9 November 2017 6:18 AM 15

    Currumbin Wildlife Hospital would get a $900,000 boost if an LNP government wins the November 25 state election. On Thursday, Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls visited Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in the LNP-held Currumbin electorate to announce funding for the hospital. “The wildlife hospital does fantastic work saving our native wildlife,” he said. “As part of our plan to provide

  • Robert Smerdon, Lovani Turnbull Stakes day doping investigation widens

    8 November 2017 6:34 AM 8

    Senior Victorian racing investigators are refusing to be drawn on the breadth and scope of an investigation into the raceday treatment of the Robert Smerdon-trained Lovani. Fairfax Media understand that the inquiry is wide-ranging and involves senior training figures as well as racing administrators related to the Aquanita racing operation. The Caulfield-based

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's cat Paddles dead in accident

    7 November 2017 10:33 PM 10 1

    Paddles, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's cat, has been killed. A spokesman for the Prime Minister said the cat was hit by a car and killed on Tuesday. The FirstCatOfNZ account has put out a message saying "sad PR Guy here.Tysm for loving Paddles, the whole world will mourn her.Not bad for a lil SPCA puss. #PrrpForever." Ardern's partner

  • Drug kit stolen from ACT Ambulance Service

    7 November 2017 1:50 PM 13

    ACT Policing is alerting the public to the dangers of using a first aid/drug kit without appropriate training. The warning comes as a first aid/drug kit was stolen from the ACT Ambulance Service in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Some of the drugs contained in the kit could render a person unconscious or cause death if not administered correctly

  • 'His smile and friendship will be missed': Traffic controller hit and killed on Bruce Highway

    7 November 2017 10:42 AM 11

    Police have released the idenity of the traffic controller who was hit and killed after a car crashed through roadworks on the southbound lanes of the Bruce Highway early Tuesday morning. Ken Altoft, 56, died at the scene after being hit about midnight on the stretch of motorway between Forest Glen and the Sunshine Coast Motorway. The car rolled into the ditch

  • Aspendale station attack: Man charged over sex assault on 87-year-old woman

    7 November 2017 5:48 AM 18

    A man has been charged with sexual assaulting an elderly woman at a train station in Melbourne's south-east. The 87-year-old woman was on the platform at Aspendale about 11am on September 22 when a man asked her if she wanted money. When she declined, the man kissed her on the cheek and allegedly sexually assaulted her, a police spokeswoman said. The woman

  • Rio Tinto appoints its first chief commercial officer

    6 November 2017 7:02 AM 18

    Miner Rio Tinto has elevated another leader to its executive committee, with the appointment of the company's first chief commercial officer. Simon Trott, currently the director of Rio's salt, uranium and borates division, will become Rio's chief commercial officer from January 2018. In a statement Rio said Mr Trott would be based in Singapore and be responsible

  • Factory worker Brendan King loses appeal over share in $40m Powerball jackpot

    6 November 2017 5:47 AM 9

    A Sydney factory worker has lost his appeal against a judge's finding that he was not entitled to a share of a $40 million Powerball jackpot. Last year, Brendan King sued Robert Adams, organiser of a lottery syndicate at their workplace, claiming he was entitled to a share of the prize, amounting to $2.7 million. On Monday, the NSW Court of Appeal ruled

  • Man charged after victim found viciously bashed by police in Perth street

    5 November 2017 1:23 AM 20

    A 31-year-old man has been charged with assault following a random and vicious attack in East Victoria Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police were called to Basinghall Street at around 4am and discovered a 36-year-old man covered in injuries to his arms, head and torso. He was rushed to hospital by St John's Ambulance, and he remains in a serious

  • Socceroos duo Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy enjoy EPL wins

    4 November 2017 10:38 PM 14

    Socceroos duo Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy will head to Honduras in good spirits after helping their clubs to crucial EPL victories. Mooy, who will fly out to Central America on Sunday for Australia's crucial World Cup qualifier, was instrumental again for Huddersfield as the 10-man Terriers held on to beat West Brom 1-0. Substitute Sam Vokes' header was enough