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7 November 2017 7:28 AM Deadly Wednesdays: The hump day killer on NSW roads

Wednesdays are the most dangerous weekday to drive on NSW roads, with road fatalities up 75 per cent compared with last year, state government researchers have found. Saturday remains the most dangerous day of the week, but there have been 54 road fatalities on a Wednesday this year, compared to 36 last year. There were 60 deaths on Saturdays in the same period 17

3 November 2017 9:17 AM Monash Freeway traffic chaos after semi-trailer crash

A semi-trailer has crashed on the Monash Freeway causing long traffic delays in Melbourne's south-east. The truck hit construction barriers on the freeway and during the accident punctured its fuel tank filled with 400 litres of diesel causing it to splash across the inbound lanes of the freeway. Inbound traffic is banked up as 24 firefighters, including 42

1 November 2017 9:33 PM NYC truck attack: Suspect planned attack for weeks

THE FBI is on the hunt for another man in connection with the New York bike-path terrorist attack, as suspect Sayfullo Saipov is charged. The news comes as US prosecutors have filed federal terrorism charges against 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, one day after he was arrested for a New York attack that killed eight people. Prosecutors released 48

1 November 2017 9:27 AM New York attack: Uzbekistan president offers to help US with suspect

The Uzebkistan president on Wednesday offered to help US authorities in the investigation into the truck driver suspect, who is reportedly a Uzbek national, of the fatal New York truck attack. "Uzbekistan is ready to use all forces and resources to help in the investigation of this act of terror," President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said, offering condolences 48

1 November 2017 1:22 AM Perth man killed in horror head-on crash 'with two trucks'

Police have confirmed a 42-year-old man was killed in a horror head-on crash with two trucks near Jarrahdale on Tuesday afternoon. The man was travelling in a red Honda Accord at about 4.30pm on Albany Highway when his vehicle collided with two trucks driving in the opposite direction. While both truck drivers were uninjured in the crash, the driver 28

28 October 2017 6:58 AM Mind the gap: New minimum distance for cyclists and drivers on WA roads

WA drivers who fail to keep a minimum safe passing distance of one metre from cyclists using the road could be fined $400 and lose four demerits. The new road rule - an election promise by the McGowan government - will come in to force on November 30. According to a government statement, the new law requires "drivers passing a cyclist travelling in the same direction 26

23 October 2017 12:24 AM Census shows Australians working shorter weeks, but women still bear most household responsibilities

Australians are working fewer hours per week than they were in 2011, according to new 2016 Census results released today. Census data from 2016 showed the average paid working week for Australians was 34.6 hours — down from 35.1 hours in 2011. More extreme working weeks were also down, with 25.7 per cent of Australians reportedly working more than 41 hours 15

21 October 2017 1:27 PM Catalonia: Spain's Mariano Rajoy says he will sack Catalan government, call regional elections

The Spanish Government has moved decisively to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said after a special Cabinet session he wanted the Senate to allow central ministers 15

19 October 2017 5:01 PM Counting the cost of killing Australia’s car industry

Holden rolls down the shutters on its Elizabeth car factory near Adelaide today, following the recent closures at Ford and Toyota assembly lines. It marks the end of almost a century of car making in Australia, and an end to taxpayer handouts to keep automotive factories alive. The Federal Government argued that the car industry needed to survive without 45

16 October 2017 12:35 AM Brisbane weather: Month's worth of rain falls over the weekend, more expected today

A month's worth of rain has fallen over much of south-east Queensland over the weekend, with residents being warned to brace for another deluge today. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said many parts of the region got a soaking of between 50 and 100 millimetres. The biggest falls were in the Gold Coast Hinterland where up to 200 millimetres was recorded 24