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16 September 2017 11:18 PM Harbour Bridge closed for running festival

Motorists are being reminded the Harbour Bridge is closed for the morning as thousands hit the pavement for the Sydney Running Festival. There are significant road closures around the inner city to make way for more than 33,000 runners and walkers, who are setting off from Bradfield Park at Milsons Point on Sunday morning. Roads in the CBD, North Sydney 8

14 September 2017 4:09 AM Brisbane City Council reaches pay agreement with its bus drivers

Brisbane City Council officials have reached an informal agreement with its bus drivers on wages, bringing to an end a long-running and bitter dispute. Unions had campaigned hard for an annual 3.5 per cent increase for drivers and council staff, but have agreed to take a 2.5 per cent rise and one-off $500 bonus over the next two years. Employees will receive 13

12 September 2017 12:41 AM Metro Trains and Yarra Trams win new Melbourne public transport contracts with tougher targets

Metro Trains and Yarra Trams will continue to operate Melbourne's public transport after the Andrews Government awarded the pair new contracts worth $7 billion. The widely expected seven-year deal to grant the contracts comes despite recent chaos on the train network and a push for public transport to be returned to public hands. Under the new deal, Metro 14

9 September 2017 3:00 AM Rising star Chris Geary to represent NSW at drivers championships

"And he was the only choice we could have made for the young drivers championship in Queensland in December. "He will joined by the defending champion Todd McCarthy there and hopefully they can keep the title in NSW's hands." Geary has been the first-choice for the Shane Tritton and Lauren Panella camp for the past season and the association delivered 9

2 September 2017 11:41 AM 'Dumb and dumber': Drug driver seeks lift from drug-affected mate

It was a case of dumb and dumber when a drug-affected driver caught by police sought a lift from a mate who was also on drugs. Highway Patrol officers intercepted a Holden Commodore that had false number plates in Waterloo Road, Moe, at about midday on Saturday. The driver, a 33-year-old Moe man, turned out to be a disqualified driver and tested positive 17

31 August 2017 5:19 AM As spring dawns, Australia’s climate is ‘idling in neutral’

August saw some of the coldest temperatures of winter, particularly in the south east. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology. SPRING is about to be sprung and with it one of the driest ever winters will be gone. But meteorologists have cautioned that Australia’s climate is “idling in neutral” and while the coming season’s days may be warmer than usual, cold and frosty 58

30 August 2017 8:31 PM Cyclist who allegedly punched Brisbane bus driver charged

A 46-year-old man has been charged over a physical altercation with a Brisbane City Council bus driver on Tuesday night, with CCTV footage released by the police appearing to show the pair in a fight. Police have alleged a cyclist followed a bus to the Toowong depot in Brisbane's inner-west after being overtaken by the vehicle about 8:35pm on Sylvan 11

30 August 2017 12:09 PM More Brisbane bus strike action as another driver is assaulted

A Brisbane bus driver has been assaulted, another victim in what has been a spate of recent attacks in Queensland. In this attack, the driver was allegedly followed into his depot by a cyclist, where he claims he was punched in the face. On Wednesday afternoon the bus driver made a formal complaint to police, saying the cyclist smelled of alcohol 72

28 August 2017 1:53 AM Comm Bank faces wide-ranging APRA probe

Commonwealth Bank will face an inquiry by the prudential regulator after a series of issues at the country's largest bank prompted concerns about its governance, culture and accountability. APRA chairman Wayne Byres on Monday said the inquiry by an independent APRA-appointed panel follows damage to the bank's reputation and public standing by a range 21

28 August 2017 12:01 AM APRA starts Commonwealth Bank of Australia inquiry amid AUSTRAC allegations

An independent panel will be established to run the inquiry, APRA said in a statement on Monday morning, and will take six months to provide a report that will be made public. "CBA recognises that events over recent years have weakened the community's trust in us. We have been working hard to strengthen trust, and will continue to do so," CBA chairman 13