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  • Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe reveals reshuffle ahead of Parliament return

    5 February 2018 12:06 AM 50

    The ACT Opposition's new member Candice Burch will take on the portfolios of transport and public sector management, under a reshuffle announced on Monday morning. Canberra Liberals' leader Alistair Coe revealed a shake-up of his team ahead of the return of the ACT parliament on February 13. Deputy leader Nicole Lawder's current portfolio of planning

  • ‘Just an emoji’: Illawarra man charged after text threat

    5 February 2018 12:06 AM 31

    An Illawarra man accused of using an emoji message to threaten his former partner has been refused bail after allegedly breaching a subsequent AVO. Jayde Booth, 39, from Barrack Heights in Shellharbour, was arrested on Saturday night after he allegedly contacted the woman repeatedly, in defiance of a provisional apprehended violence order issued by police

  • Opposition plan to put police in 'at risk' Victorian high schools

    5 February 2018 12:06 AM 34

    Full-time police officers will be embedded in 10 Victorian high schools in ‘at risk’ areas if the state Opposition win government. Ramping up it’s tough on crime agenda, Opposition leader Matthew Guy announced at Kew Primary School on Monday that he would roll out a two year pilot where dedicated police members worked in metropolitan and regional schools

  • Goldfields air search: Young boy among five people missing

    3 February 2018 4:09 AM 136

    A child is among five people missing near the Goldfields region, with an air search under way on Saturday morning to locate them. Police believe the group - two men, two women and an eight-year-old boy - were travelling in a green Hyundai Excel sedan from Kalgoorlie to the Tjuntjuntjara Community. Their vehicle may have become bogged due to recent heavy

  • Novak Djokovic has 'medical intervention' on persistent elbow injury

    3 February 2018 4:09 AM 24

    Novak Djokovic says he had a "small medical intervention" on his bothersome right elbow. The 12-time grand slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player wrote on Instagram on Friday: "It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery." Djokovic sat out the last half of 2017 because of problems with his racket- swinging right arm, saying it had been bothering

  • AFL season 2018: Why West Coast and Fremantle fans have reason for hope

    3 February 2018 4:09 AM 35

    Every AFL fan has high hopes in summer, but these can quickly fade as the darkness of winter, and the losses, set in. There is optimism for every team though... just ask any Richmond supporter. The Tigers famously won the 2017 Premiership after years of hardship and hell. While the WA teams are not favoured to make the last Saturday in September, the shock

  • Dreamworld 's new tiger cubs are exactly as cute as you would expect

    2 February 2018 3:16 AM 33

    Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld is celebrating the birth of two tiger cubs. The two female cubs were born on January 24 to the park's 14-year-old tiger Nika. They are the first cubs born at the theme park since 2015 and follows the death of the park's oldest tiger, 19-year-old Rama, from kidney failure less than two months ago. The yet-to-be-named sister

  • Craig McLachlan launches defamation action against actor, Fairfax Media and ABC

    2 February 2018 3:16 AM 90

    Craig McLachlan is suing actor Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation, claiming he was the target of a "smear campaign", and alleging articles airing sexual misconduct allegations brought him into "disrepute, odium, ridicule and contempt". The Sydney Morning Herald published articles in print and online in early January, airing

  • Magistrate green lights Bangkok holiday for man on child sex charges

    2 February 2018 3:16 AM 31

    A 74-year-old Mandurah man on four counts of indecently dealing with his grandchild has been given permission to leave the country on a holiday to Bangkok. The man, who cannot be named, has not yet entered a plea to the charges. He applied to amend his bail in the Mandurah Magistrates Court this week so he could travel to Thailand with his wife from May 18 to April

  • Queensland school isolates more than 50 students after Gastro outbreak

    2 February 2018 3:16 AM 27

    More than 50 students at a prestigious Gold Coast private school have fallen ill with a gastro bug. The students, mostly boarders, fell ill at The Southport School (TSS) on Thursday, forcing the school to set up beds in a theatre to isolate students from the rest of the school. "More than 50 students at The Southport School have been impacted with symptoms