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02:20 Woman’s body found in home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward


12:07 Michael, Fadi Ibrahim extradited back to Sydney from Dubai over drug and tobacco smuggling allegations


09:49 Dubai Four: Fadi, Michael Ibrahim spent time at military base before returning to Australia for court date


06:50 Pilot and trainee lucky to escape crash with minor injuries after plane lands in West Hoxton paddock


12:09 More Brisbane bus strike action as another driver is assaulted


22:08 'Get rid of it': Queensland school allows Sikh parent to carry ceremonial sword into grounds


00:53 Asylum seekers summoned to Immigration Department as Dutton moves to cut welfare payments


03:59 Indian government lodge official diplomatic protest over lamb ad with Hindu god Lord Ganesha



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  • Woman’s body found in home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward

    18 September 2017 2:20 AM 47

    The body of woman, believed to have been murdered, has been found at a northern beaches home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward. The woman aged in her 50s, who was renting the home in Marine Parade Avalon with her son, was found dead about 10.30am this morning. Police said they had received reports she had suffered injuries. Her son, who was living in the garage

  • Severe weather warning as extreme winds lash Victoria

    18 September 2017 1:41 AM 27

    DAMAGING winds up to 117km/h are wrecking havoc across Victoria from downing trees to pushing over a truck. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning winds averaging 45-55km/h will sweep across Melbourne this morning, but peak gusts of 90-100km/h could batter the city. Senior forecaster Dean Stewart said the winds could cross the city anytime this morning

  • Brisbane Salvation Army recovery centre struggling to cope with ice scourge

    17 September 2017 8:27 PM 11

    The number of ice addicts seeking treatment across Brisbane has increased dramatically, a new report from the Salvation Army has revealed. Fifty-seven per cent of clients currently at the Army's Moonyah Recovery Services Centre are ice users, a sharp rise from 25 per cent in 2012. Gerard Byrne, operations manager of the Army's drug and alcohol services

  • Man charged after Melbourne anti-racism rally

    17 September 2017 2:26 PM 12

    A man has been charged after he was pulled from an anti-fascism rally in Melbourne for covering his face. A woman was also arrested for attacking photographers as hundreds of anti-racism and anti-fascism protesters gathered at the State Library in Melbourne's CBD on Sunday. The protesters then marched to state parliament to confront a small right-wing

  • Morning Buzz: Government’s consultant spend set to soar

    17 September 2017 2:19 PM 9

    Good morning and welcome to the Morning Buzz for Monday, September 18. Temperatures are expected to hit 25 degrees today across the city with some light winds fading into the evening. Enjoy your day! The amount of money spent on external consultants by key NSW government agencies is forecast to soar this financial year, prompting opposition claims it is a waste

  • Literacy and numeracy check for Year 1 should replace NAPLAN, Government panel says

    17 September 2017 2:06 PM 12

    A Government-appointed panel has recommended the national rollout of a new literacy and numeracy test for all Year 1 students. The panel was appointed by Education Minister Simon Birmingham earlier this year to investigate options for Year 1 screening. Panel chair Jennifer Buckingham from the Centre for Independent Studies said testing needed to be age-appropriate

  • Michael, Fadi Ibrahim extradited back to Sydney from Dubai over drug and tobacco smuggling allegations

    17 September 2017 12:07 PM 50

    After landing on home soil Sunday night under heavy police guard and cuffed the brothers were taken to the Sydney Police Centre on Goulburn Street, where they were charged in relation to an international drug and tobacco smuggling syndicate. The Ibrahims, Dib and Jomaa left Dubai on a flight on Saturday and landed in Australia yesterday. The Daily Telegraph

  • Teenage girl left traumatised after being tormented by clowns

    17 September 2017 11:54 AM 33

    A teenage girl says she is traumatised after she was threatened and scratched by three men dressed as clowns while in Perth last night. Rastana Baker, 16, had got off a bus at Baldivis, in the city's south, when three people got out of a car wearing clown masks and dark clothing. As she ran off, one of the clowns approached Rastana and grabbed her shoulder

  • Australian Citizenship Day: Thousands welcomed in ceremonies around the country

    17 September 2017 8:39 AM 28

    Australia has welcomed thousands of new citizens as part of Australian Citizenship Day ceremonies across the country as the federal government battles local councils over their rights to hold ceremonies. Close to 400 new Australians were congratulated by Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton at a ceremony in Brisbane's Calamvale

  • Murphys Creek bushfire: waterbombing aircraft called in

    17 September 2017 8:33 AM 37

    WATERBOMBING aircraft are assisting firefighters near Toowoomba, where a bushfire continues to burn out of control. At least 12 fire trucks were on scene at Murphys Creek, northeast of the Toowoomba Range, working to contain the blaze which has been burning since Friday. The fire was burning in inaccessible land near Watts Rd, Donnellys Rd, Gosford Rd and Cemetery