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18 January 2018 2:18 AM ABS will make 150 staff redundant before June 2019 in 17 per cent staff cut

The Bureau of Statistics will make 150 staff redundant as it reduces its workforce by 17 per cent over the next two years in the latest in a series of cuts to hit the agency. As it shrinks by at least 400 public servants before June 2019, the agency has admitted it won't find all of its cuts through staff attrition alone and will have to let go of office-based 6

17 January 2018 11:13 AM ATM thieves caught on video ram-raiding Frankston shopping centre

Police are on the hunt for three offenders who attempted to torch a stolen vehicle after using it in a ram-raid ATM theft at a Frankston shopping centre. CCTV footage shows a light-coloured Ford Maverick smashing through a glass entrance to Karingal shopping centre at 3.55am on Wednesday morning. Police are on the hunt for three offenders who attempted 11

16 January 2018 4:10 AM Sixth WNBL MVP: Stress fractures can't slow Townsville Fire's Suzy Batkovic

Townsville Fire star Suzy Batkovic has overcome injury to claim her sixth WNBL most valuable player award. The 37-year-old centre polled 117 out of a maximum 189 votes to finish ahead of Melbourne Boomers centre Liz Cambage (104 votes) and Perth Lynx WNBA import Courtney Williams (95). MVP votes are taken each game from referees and coaches throughout 9 1

16 January 2018 2:11 AM ANU College company Study Group Australia's registration cancelled by Australian Skills Quality Authority

The company that runs ANU College has had its registration cancelled by the vocational education and training regulator for failing to comply with a suite of requirements linked to the VET Quality Framework. ANU College, run by Study Group Australia, charges international students almost $40,000 for courses it says will help gain placement at the Australian 9 1

16 January 2018 2:08 AM ACT Policing seeks witnesses to aggravated robbery at Capital Chemist Waramanga

A man armed with a knife robbed a Canberra chemist on Monday afternoon, police said. Police say a man entered the Capital Chemist in Waramanga about 3.15pm and produced a knife before leaving with cash. He ran away towards Damala Street. He is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 165-175cm tall, aged in his 20s with short light brown or dark blond 8

13 January 2018 8:48 AM Man with gunshot wound dumped outside hospital

A man with a gunshot wound has been dumped outside a hospital emergency department in Melbourne's south-east on Saturday. The injured man was driven to the Monash Medical Centre in Clayton just after 4pm. Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics were called to the hospital but were then called off. Victoria Police spokeswoman Belinda 7

13 January 2018 6:48 AM Andreas Seppi keen on Nick Kyrgios clash after winning Canberra Challenger

At the start of the week an out of touch Andreas Seppi wanted nothing to do with another Nick Kyrgios showdown at the Australian Open. But five days later and with a Canberra Challenger title to his name, the Italian veteran said bring it on for a third clash with the Australian No. 1 at Melbourne Park. The pair have played two five-set epics in the past three 5

12 January 2018 12:19 PM NRL 2018: Nathan Peats in good humour and approaching rude health for NRL opener

A shoulder reconstruction should not hamper Nathan Peats' NRL season, with the Gold Coast hooker a chance of returning early for the Titans' final trial game. The NSW incumbent's 2017 season was curtailed by the shoulder complaint but he has been attacking preseason training as hard as anyone, regularly leading the squad in fitness drills. Coach Garth 9

12 January 2018 12:47 AM Police search for prison escapee on the run near Wollongong

Police are searching for a 23-year-old man after he escaped from a minimum-security jail near Wollongong on Thursday night. Shaun Primmer was last seen at the Unanderra Reintegration Centre about 11pm on Thursday, but was noticed missing about 1.15am on Friday. Police said a search of the correctional centre and surrounding grounds failed to locate the man. Primmer 6

7 January 2018 1:14 PM ACT politicians commandeer 30 spots in Canberra Theatre carpark while new building underway

The ACT government has blocked off 30 spots in the Canberra Theatre carpark for politicians and a handful of senior staff while the carpark closer to the Legislative Assembly building is closed. The London Circuit short-stay carpark closes on Monday for the construction of a new office block to house 1700 public servants. The $300 million, five-storey 16