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

    7 November 2017 5:48 AM 21

    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 21

    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

  • Rugby League World Cup 2017: Rampant New Zealand score 14 tries to thump Scotland

    4 November 2017 11:09 AM 12

    AUCKLAND: Halfback Shaun Johnson scored 22 points to become New Zealand's all-time highest points-scorer in the Kiwis' 74-6 obliteration of Scotland in the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday. Having drawn last year's Four Nations clash with the Bravehearts, David Kidwell's troops hit the ground running in Christchurch and were near untouchable

  • Popular Perth beaches closed after 2.5 metre shark spotted

    4 November 2017 8:42 AM 17

    Cottesloe and North Cottesloe beach have been closed after a 2.5 metre shark was spotted by the Wespac Lifesaver helicopter. The shark's species had not been identified but the predator was seen 300 metres south of the Cottesloe groin. About 3:15pm a 2.5 metre shark was also spotted 100 metres off the Broadwater Boat Ramp in Busselton, swimming in a westerly

  • Labor crackdown on rip off rehab clinics

    2 November 2017 1:02 PM 16

    The federal opposition has vowed to crack down on dodgy rehab clinics ripping off families with drug- or alcohol-addicted loved ones, if it wins government. Labor's health spokeswoman Catherine King has flagged the need to regulate for-profit drug and alcohol treatment providers. There are concerns over the quality of care at some clinics in NSW, Victora

  • Gary Fahey charged with defrauding AFP of nearly $50,000

    2 November 2017 7:03 AM 16

    A former member of the Australian Federal Police is accused of using his AFP credit card to defraud the Commonwealth of nearly $50,000. Gary John Fahey, who was an executive officer to Commissioner Andrew Colvin, was summonsed to the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday to face the charges. He did not appear in court but was legally represented. His solicitor

  • Westmead nurses rally as 29-bed ward closes

    2 November 2017 12:09 AM 22

    Hundreds of nurses rallied outside Westmead Hospital to demonstrate the closure of a 29-bed surgical ward. Some nurses fought back tears during the rally, which has separated the 47 nurse unit from the ear, nose, throat, head and neck and plastic surgical ward known as B3A. A B3A nurse who wanted to remain anonymous because of fear of being targeted