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18 January 2018 2:18 AM Police raid trucking company involved in fatal M1 crash at Cooranbong

Three trucks including an ethanol tanker collided in the crash, causing a large explosion that destroyed the two semi-trailers and B-double tanker along with a car, and also started a bushfire. Three other drivers escaped unhurt or with minor injuries. Police believe the truck carrying the 50-year-old male driver who died was the vehicle at fault, and after 4

15 January 2018 10:01 AM Traffic chaos as outages and floods wreak havoc on Perth roads

It was traffic chaos in the Perth metropolitan area after a number of traffic signals blacked out and roads flooded due to the remnants of ex-Cyclone Joyce on Monday. Perth copped nearly 100mm of rainfall throughout the day, and the massive amount of rainfall caused sections of the Kwinana Freeway, the Mitchell Freeway and Great Eastern Highway to flood 10

12 January 2018 12:19 PM Truck rollover in West Melbourne closes all outbound lanes of CityLink

A truck rollover in Melbourne's inner west has forced the closure of all lanes of CityLink heading towards the airport. The crash happened near the Dyson Street onramp to CityLink in West Melbourne around 5pm on Friday afternoon. All outbound lanes on CityLink were closed at Footscray Road, with motorists forced to take detours from that point 9

11 January 2018 10:23 AM Council fines thousands of residents for blocking driveways

An East Brisbane man has accused Brisbane City Council of penny-pinching after he received a $126 fine for parking across a driveway he claims was already blocked by a tree. Aleks Mathewson returned home on Wednesday to find the fine on his car, and 24 hours later he was still fuming. “I went through all council’s rules yesterday, if you’re deemed to be preventing 7

7 January 2018 7:55 AM Police hunt barefoot bandit after armed robbery

A police pursuit is underway for a barefoot armed robber who held up a convenience store in the city's south-east before he ploughed a luxury car into other vehicles. Police were called to the intersection of Elizabeth Street and the South Gippsland Highway in Cranbourne North about 1.20pm on Sunday, following reports a man wielding a handgun had robbed 17

4 January 2018 12:02 AM New vehicle sales end record 2017 with December bounce

New vehicle sales hit a record for both December and all of 2017 as demand for sports utilities showed no sign of cooling, while strong sales of commercial vehicles pointed to solid business spending. The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' VFACTS report on Thursday showed 102,820 new vehicles were sold in December, up a healthy 4.1 percent 24

2 January 2018 10:13 PM Man punched, bitten, had his and phone stolen in Melbourne road rage incident

A man has been punched, bitten and thrown against vehicles before his phone was stolen in a broad-daylight road-rage incident in Melbourne. The 25-year-old Sunshine West man was driving his silver Honda Jazz on Maribyrnong Road in Maribyrnong about 3.30pm on December 30 when he was rear-ended by a blue Audi hatch. He was approached by the driver of the Audi and after 24

8 December 2017 10:14 AM Federal government procurement spend hits $47 billion in 2016-17

The Coalition government's moves to cut 15,000 public service jobs has coincided with a doubling in spending on private consultants with specialist skills, with the big four consultancy firms winning billions in work since 2012-13. A new report from the Australian National Audit Office showed federal government consultancy contracts established because 73

8 December 2017 10:14 AM Three cars torched in suspicious Applecross fires

Three cars have been gutted by fire in the Perth suburb of Applecross in a suspected arson attack. Police said an unknown person or persons set fire to a BMW E60 parked in the driveway of a home on Matheson Road at around 11pm on Thursday night. The fire then spread to a Hyundai i20 and a Chrysler sedan parked nearby, causing damage estimated at $100,000. Detectives 84

6 December 2017 12:46 AM Motorcyclist killed in Canning Highway crash

A motorcyclist has been killed after colliding with a car on Canning Highway on Tuesday night. Major Crash officers are investigating the crash which happened just after 8pm. Police say a white 2014 model Kia Sportage was turning off Saunders Street onto Canning Highway, when it struck a black 2005 model Yamaha motorcycle, travelling south on Canning 64