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  • Sunshine Coast MP Clive Palmer to set party's agenda in maiden speech in Federal Parliament

    1 December 2013 9:30 PM 39

    Queensland businessman and Sunshine Coast MP Clive Palmer will today deliver his maiden speech to Federal Parliament. Mr Palmer, who is the Member for Fairfax, says he will set out the agenda for his Palmer United Party (PUP) in his speech. He says Australia needs to take action to stimulate domestic demand for goods and services to create more jobs. Mr Palmer

  • Environment Minister Greg Hunt optimistic on carbon tax Senate vote before Christmas

    1 December 2013 9:19 PM 48

    The Federal Government's carbon pricing bills are headed for defeat in the Senate by Christmas unless the Opposition can stall the vote in the last sitting fortnight. Parliament resumes today for the final sitting fortnight of the year and Environment Minister Greg Hunt has been lobbying for the carbon price repeal bills to be passed before the close

  • Bodies of husband, wife found at Gold Coast home in suspected murder-suicide

    1 December 2013 8:32 PM 39

    Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide of a married couple on Queensland's Gold Coast. A man and woman were found dead at their home at Pacific Pines this afternoon. The couple's only daughter found her mother, 59, in the pool at 1:15pm (AEST). Authorities then discovered her 56-year-old husband's body inside the house. "Whilst they were attending

  • ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    1 December 2013 7:46 PM 55

    Insiders looks back at an extraordinary political year that saw three Prime Ministers in the Lodge and plenty of surprises in between. BARRIE CASSIDY, PRESENTER: We leave you with the highlights and low lights of a rare year in politics that gave the country no less than three prime ministers. JULIA GILLARD, PRIME MINISTER (at press conference): I will advise

  • Judge loses licence after hitting cyclist while drink driving

    1 December 2013 4:37 AM 41

    A South Australian judge will face court after hitting a female cyclist while drink driving on Saturday morning. Justice Anne Bampton allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.121 after the collision on Greenhill Road at Glenside in Adelaide's south-east about 12:25am (ACDT). South Australia's Chief Justice Chris Kourakis said in a statement the cyclist

  • Four-year hunt ends as police arrest killer hit-run fugitive Puneet Puneet in India

    30 November 2013 9:36 AM 49

    A FUGITIVE killer driver has been arrested in his native India after four years on the run. Puneet Puneet, now 24, was dramatically arrested by India police at the request of Australian authorities after new information came to light in October, the Sunday Herald Sun can reveal. Puneet fled Australia in June 2009 as he awaited sentencing over a fatal

  • Cricketer's brother killed in crash

    30 November 2013 3:00 AM 44

    UPDATE: Tributes have been pouring in for the family of cricketer Marcus North, whose brother was killed when he was hit by a truck on the Mitchell Freeway yesterday. North’s brother Lucas was hit at 2.49pm when he stepped away from his car and into the path of traffic with a fuel can in his hand. Witnesses told police he was rummaging in the rear of his Daihatsu

  • Man arrested for NSW teacher's murder

    30 November 2013 12:43 AM 45

    Police say a 64-year-old man was arrested by officers at a home in Bonnells Bay, about 100km north of Sydney, at 7.50am on Saturday. The man was taken to Wyong Police Station, where he will be charged with murder. Ms Carter, 46, was found dead by her youngest daughter in a bedroom of her Woongarrah home on the NSW Central Coast in May 2010.

  • Man slashes man's face on Stradbroke Is

    29 November 2013 11:12 PM 53

    Updated: 10:23, Saturday November 30, 2013 A man has been charged with acts intended to disfigure after allegedly slashing another man's face with a knife on an island near Brisbane. Police say the two men, who knew each other, started fighting in a home in Dunwich, on North Stradbroke Island, about 10pm (AEST) on Friday. An Alexandra Hills man, 42, then allegedly

  • Police believe Lake Mac fires deliberately lit

    29 November 2013 10:04 PM 48

    Police are seeking public assistance after investigations revealed a series of bushfires in the Lake Macquarie area over the past five months are suspicious. Since July 21 ten fires have burned across the western side of Lake Macquarie destroying large areas of bushland, including a blaze in September that required fire fighting aircraft to assist in extinguishing