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  • Finger tip bitten off in Qld carpark fight

    25 January 2014 11:30 PM 8

    Updated: 11:17, Sunday January 26, 2014 A man has had the tip of his finger bitten off in a violent assault in a carpark on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. A man began brawling with two men, 28 and 29, outside a fast food shop on Horton Parade in Maroochydore about 11.15pm (AEST). He bit off the 29-year-old man's finger and then assaulted the other, injuring

  • Record number of new Australians

    25 January 2014 10:23 PM 5

    The federal government says a record 17,863 people will become citizens as part of Australia Day celebrations. They will pledge their allegiance to the nation at some 400 ceremonies to be staged across Australia as it marks 65 years since the first citizenship ceremony was held. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison congratulated the nation's newest Aussies

  • 700 achievers honoured this Australia Day

    25 January 2014 1:31 PM 8

    Altruists, academics, athletes and artistic types: Australia's top and quiet achievers come in many stripes. Almost 700 people receive Order of Australia awards in the Australia Day honours on Sunday. For many the honours recognise what they're best known for, like the swag of Olympic and Paralympic medallists. Swimmer Jacqueline Freney said she was proud

  • Innovators, educators, volunteers and conservationists on Boroondara's Australia Day list

    25 January 2014 1:05 PM 29

    AN INNOVATOR of healthy food in schools, a creator of the national school curriculum and an Oscar winner are among the recipients of Australia Day honours. A host of Boroondara's most outstanding citizens were bestowed honours in the annual awards announced today. Hawthorn's Stephanie Alexander was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia

  • rage on the streets is only part of the story

    25 January 2014 1:00 PM 19

    Spare a thought for the ladies, the seemingly invisible 51 per cent of our population. Not for us a front-page campaign, nightly TV news updates and thundering editorials demanding action on the ''scourge'' of drunken violence. The way the media and politicians have been carrying on lately, you would think the only people getting the living daylights

  • Leg severed in Sydney boating accident

    25 January 2014 7:19 AM 10

    Updated: 17:40, Saturday January 25, 2014 A boat propeller has sliced through a woman's leg during a weekend outing in Sydney's south. Police say the woman was in a runabout boat off Port Hacking on Saturday when she fell overboard about 3.30pm (AEDT) and the boat's propeller severed off a section of her leg.

  • Out-of-control car ploughs into Qld pair

    25 January 2014 7:16 AM 12

    Updated: 18:22, Saturday January 25, 2014 A woman is fighting for her life and her daughter has been seriously injured after they were hit by a car at farmers' markets in far north Queensland. Police say the car was driven by an 82-year-old man who ran into the women at a park at Yungaburra, near Atherton. A 52-year-old woman is in a critical condition

  • Buttrose urges respect for the elderly

    25 January 2014 3:07 AM 31

    Updated: 14:19, Saturday January 25, 2014 Ita Buttrose has used her swan song as the outgoing Australian of the Year to urge Australians to respect older people. In her valedictory speech in Canberra on Saturday, Ms Buttrose said she's spent the past year campaigning to spark a cultural shift in how we perceive seniors. She urged people and business

  • Thugs injure community centre guests

    25 January 2014 1:32 AM 6

    Rampaging youths threw bottles at cars and smashed windows at the Singleton Community Centre last night after trying to gatecrash a local club’s sundowner. Police were called about 11.30pm after about 30 uninvited people refused to leave the centre when they were denied entry. The thugs broke the electric doors leading into the function room and forced

  • One dead, two critical in Qld car crash

    25 January 2014 12:56 AM 8

    A 20-year-old Donnybrook man died after the car he was a passenger in collided head-on with another vehicle on Pumicestone Road at Caboolture about 3.35pm (AEST), police say. The 43-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle survived the smash despite a third car ploughing into his utility and flipping it on its roof. He was flown to hospital