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  • Canberra man convicted of his 33rd speeding offence

    8 February 2018 6:10 AM 42

    As the magistrate counted off Miroslav Gubas's NSW speeding convictions - "one, two, three, four, five, six, seven" - the courtroom fell silent. When he requested Gubas's ACT record and finished that count at 25, there were gasps of shock from the gallery in Milton Local Court on Thursday. The Canberra man failed to appear before Magistrate Michael Barko

  • City tight lipped on Swedish reports of striker deal

    8 February 2018 6:10 AM 32

    Melbourne City are keeping tight-lipped over reports that they will add to their goalscoring ranks by recruiting a Swedish striker. A club spokesman would not comment on Thursday afternoon about reports from Swedish newspaper Expressen that Omar Eddahri, a 27-year-old forward, is poised to sign a short-term deal with the Bundoora-based club. Eddahri's

  • Geoffrey Rush stories 'not about sexual misconduct'

    8 February 2018 6:10 AM 39

    The Daily Telegraph is denying that articles it published about actor Geoffrey Rush carried imputations of sexual misconduct, a Sydney court has heard. Rush is suing the tabloid newspaper's publisher, Nationwide News, and journalist Jonathon Moran for defamation over the articles, which alleged he behaved inappropriately to a colleague during a Sydney

  • I Hold the Lion's Paw with Reuben Lewis brings jazz to Ainslie Arts Centre

    8 February 2018 6:10 AM 36

    I Hold the Lion's Paw. Leader/composer Reuben Lewis. Ainsle Arts Centre. Friday, February 23, 7.30pm. $20.08-$27.46. eventbrite.com.au/e/i-hold-the-lions-paw-canberra-tickets-42664993143. As a name, I Hold the Lion's Paw might not immediately conjure up "psychedelic jazz collective", but that's what it is. Reuben Lewis, the former Canberran who leads

  • Hot air balloon makes heavy landing in Dixons Creek

    8 February 2018 12:25 AM 173

    Other media are putting out photos of people being treated at the scene where a balloon made a heavy landing in Dixons Creek. The people are beside the basket and it is unclear whether they were knocked from the balloon. We have made a decision not to post these images or link to these videos at this stage, as we do not know the condition of those in the balloon

  • Cairns man dies from diphtheria

    8 February 2018 12:25 AM 53

    A Queensland man has died from the rare but highly contagious disease diphtheria. He had not been vaccinated for the disease and had not recently travelled overseas. Diphtheria is a serious communicable bacterial disease that causes severe inflammation of the nose, throat and the windpipe. In January, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital Services director

  • Origin takes $700m bath on gas assets

    8 February 2018 12:25 AM 62

    Origin Energy has slashed the value of a major coal seam gas project in Queensland by more than $500 million as it drastically recasts its expectations for production. Origin told the ASX on Thursday morning that it would book a $355 million after-tax impairment on its Ironbark gas field and a further after-tax $173 million writedown on the Lattice business

  • Osborne Park kidnapping: Man forced to drive for hours at knifepoint

    8 February 2018 12:25 AM 33

    A man was forced to drive two men in his car around Perth for hours at knifepoint after he was kidnapped in Osborne Park on Wednesday evening. Sergeant Patrick Lynch said a 28-year-old man returned to his blue Ford Falcon, parked on Howe Street, about 6:15pm on Wednesday. As he sat down in the driver's seat, two men got into the car, one of them pointing

  • Men armed with machete, guns rob Brisbane hotel

    8 February 2018 12:25 AM 32

    Staff at a hotel in Brisbane’s north have escaped unharmed after they were threatened by men armed with a machete and guns in the early hours of Thursday morning. The three men, who police said were armed with two firearms and a machete, entered the Edinburgh Castle Hotel on Gympie Road at Kedron about 3.40am. Once inside, they threatened a staff member

  • Markets Live: ASX follows US into the red

    8 February 2018 12:25 AM 170

    Tesla said on Wednesday it was sticking with Chief Executive Elon Musk's revised production targets for its Model 3 electric sedan, but posted its worst-ever quarterly loss, and warned that spending would increase slightly this year. Shares of the Palo Alto, California-based company were barely changed in extended trading. Money-losing Tesla's long-term