ACT Budget 2018: Canberra first-home buyers big winners as stamp duty scrapped

ACT Budget 2018: Canberra first-home buyers big winners as stamp duty scrapped

Updated June 05, 2018 17:15:25 Photo: The Government spruiked the 2018-19 ACT Budget as a “growth” budget. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Related Story: Here’s what’s in the ACT Budget for you Stamp duty will be abolished for most first-home buyers as the ACT Government pursues its ambition to end the …

Asteroid on collision course with Earth burns up hours after it was detected

Asteroid on collision course with Earth burns up hours after it was detected

Posted June 05, 2018 15:18:42 Photo: Artist’s impression of a near-Earth object. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) An asteroid on a collision course with Earth has burned up in the evening sky over southern Africa eight hours after first being noticed. The asteroid, dubbed 2018 LA, was discovered out near the Moon’s orbit early …

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, criminal sex act charges

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, criminal sex act charges

Posted June 06, 2018 00:50:07 Photo: Harvey Weinstein has been accused of cornering a woman in a hotel room and raping her. (AP: Seth Wenig) Film producer Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York. The hearing in Manhattan comes after a …

ACT Budget 2018: Winners and losers

ACT Budget 2018: Winners and losers

Updated June 05, 2018 17:06:33 Related Story: Stamp duty scrapped for first-home buyers in Canberra Related Story: Here’s what’s in the ACT Budget for you Most Canberrans, community groups and businesses came off winners in this year’s ACT Budget, as Chief Minister Andrew Barr loosened the purse strings and shared …

Bundaberg escaped prisoner captured after three-hour search

Bundaberg escaped prisoner captured after three-hour search

Posted June 05, 2018 15:34:13 Photo: The man escaped from custody this morning after being sentenced in court. (ABC News: Eliza Goetze) Bundaberg police have recaptured a man who escaped from custody this morning, ending a three-hour search that shut down suburban streets. The 19-year-old fled from officers as they …

US-North Korea summit: ‘Tough’ Gurkhas of Nepal to protect Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

US-North Korea summit: ‘Tough’ Gurkhas of Nepal to protect Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Posted June 05, 2018 22:44:47 Photo: Gurkhas have been more visible on Singapore streets in the lead up to the summit. (Reuters: Edgar Su) When US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for their expected historic summit in Singapore, they will be protected by men from …

Perth ‘dine-and-dash’ accused also linked to PayPass fraud offences

Perth ‘dine-and-dash’ accused also linked to PayPass fraud offences

Updated June 05, 2018 17:10:59 A magistrate has warned one half of Perth’s so-called “dine-and-dash” couple she faces jail if she is convicted of any of the dozens of charges against her, describing her as a “prolific offender”. Lois Clover Loder was arrested in April after a restaurant in Henley …

Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre ward to reopen as SA Health prepares for busy winter

Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre ward to reopen as SA Health prepares for busy winter

Posted June 05, 2018 21:32:06 SA Health will reopen a 25-bed ward at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre next month in a bid to ease overcrowding in the state’s hospitals over the peak winter season. The ward will cater to patients who are out of emergency but still require treatment before …

Court throws out anti-protest charges against ‘Wollar three’ coal mining activists

Court throws out anti-protest charges against ‘Wollar three’ coal mining activists

Posted June 05, 2018 19:00:47 Three people have escaped jail time after a judge dismissed two charges laid under the State Government’s protest laws over a coal mine demonstration in the mid-western region of New South Wales. Stephanie Luke, Bruce James Hughes and Beverley Smiles, dubbed ‘the Wollar three’, were …

Labor denies stalling review of state poll loss for fear it would disrupt Braddon by-election

Labor denies stalling review of state poll loss for fear it would disrupt Braddon by-election

Posted June 05, 2018 19:18:55 Tasmanian Labor has denied claims a decision to push back its state conference was designed to delay post-election blood-letting amid leadership tensions. The Labor state conference was due to be held on the weekend of July 7 but has been rescheduled for September 8 and …