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  • Gabba available for AFLW grand final

    30 January 2018 10:31 AM 48

    The Brisbane Lions have been told the Gabba will be available to host the AFLW grand final if the team finishes on top of the ladder again this season. The assurance comes after last year's debacle when the game had to be relocated to Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast because the Gabba surface was not suitable after the curator relaid grass in preparation

  • Two charged as police stop same car three times in Blue Mountains in a day

    29 January 2018 6:12 AM 40

    A woman driver was arrested twice and a man once when police stopped the same vehicle in the Blue Mountains on three separate occasions on Sunday. The Toyota Corolla was first stopped at a random breath test site in Lapstone Hill after allegedly speeding about 10am. The driver, a 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with driving while disqualified

  • Mystery Mandurah local scoops half-a-million in Saturday Lotto draw

    28 January 2018 12:47 AM 32

    As the back-to-work blues start to take over, one lucky WA local will hopefully be extending their long weekend after scooping just over half-a-million in Saturday night's Lotto draw. Lotterywest has revealed one lucky local has taken out a $500,446 share in Saturday Lotto's draw, and the prize is currently still unclaimed. The WA ticket was one of eight

  • Air, land search under way for boat owner after vessel washes up on central Queensland coast

    27 January 2018 7:23 AM 34

    An air and land search was launched on Saturday, after an unmanned boat washed up on the central Queensland coast during the early hours. While there has not been confirmation of whether anyone was aboard the vessel, police have been unable to contact the owner and dispatched the RACQ rescue helicopter to search from above. Police said the boat washed

  • Man charged with murder after Hallam woman stabbed to death

    27 January 2018 4:42 AM 61

    A man has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of a woman in Hallam early Saturday morning. Police were called to the house in Alexander Street about 12.40am. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the 41-year-old Hallam woman but she died at the scene. A 43-year-old Hallam man presented himself to a police station a short time later

  • $274m drug bust: Australian, NZ crews seize almost one tonne of heroin

    27 January 2018 4:42 AM 33

    A joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has conducted one of its largest drug seizures in the Middle East region. Dugald Clelland, Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga, said the action in the western Indian Ocean was part of Operation MANITOU, and a team effort between close partners. The drugs

  • North Korea exported coal to South korea and Japan via Russia: intel sources

    27 January 2018 4:42 AM 40 1

    Paris: North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of UN sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. The UN Security Council banned North Korean exports of coal last August 5 under sanctions intended to cut off an important source of the foreign currency Pyongyang

  • Australian Open 2018: Why women's number one Simona Halep has no clothing sponsor

    27 January 2018 4:42 AM 35

    Simona Halep enters the Australian Open final as one of the most marketable players on the planet. She is the world No.1, is about to play her third grand slam final and has won 16 WTA tournaments. "I sent a picture [to a seamstress] … in China actually, one of my managers helped me," Halep said at the start of the Australian Open. "In 24 hours

  • Four rescued on Great Ocean Road after man reportedly falls off cliff

    27 January 2018 4:42 AM 29

    A group of friends had to call in the experts on Saturday morning after an attempt to rescue a mate ended with the entire group stuck. One of the group called triple zero around 2.20am Saturday to report a man had fallen about 20 metres down a cliff off Jamieson Track, in Separation Creek on the Great Ocean Road. The other three had gone to the man's

  • 151-0: Australia's women charge into Sydney Sevens semi-finals after another flawless performance

    27 January 2018 2:07 AM 36

    Charlotte Caslick's two tries and a superb five-pointer from Emma "Cobra" Tonegato have helped propel Australia's women into the semi-finals of the Sydney Sevens after they easily accounted for Spain 29-0 on day two. Australia repeated their dominant display on Friday against Spain, winning by the same margin and without conceding a point. Across the tournament