Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to reach category four before hitting Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to reach category four before hitting Queensland

Posted March 24, 2018 07:05:55 Photo: Tropical Cyclone Nora is expected to hit the coast as a category four system. (Supplied: BOM) Tropical Cyclone Nora is expected to hit Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria as a category four system on Sunday — but could reach the coast as early as this …

Farmers ‘disgusted’ as proposal at abandoned central Queensland gold mine canned

Farmers ‘disgusted’ as proposal at abandoned central Queensland gold mine canned

Posted March 24, 2018 06:20:15 Photo: The old gold mine is one of Queensland’s biggest abandoned mines. (ABC News: Dominique Schwartz) Related Story: Abandoned mine site brings environmentalists and farmers together Farmers who live near one of Queensland’s biggest abandoned mines believe they have just lost their last chance for …

How junior sport can help teach boys to be good men

How junior sport can help teach boys to be good men

By Morag Ramsay Posted March 24, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: A group of like-minded families came together to form a team with a focus on our kids enjoying their sport, not just winning. (Supplied: Michael Aungle) Our summer sporting season is coming to a close. It’s time to pack away the …

Geraldton gunman found dead in Chapman Valley home after car found abandoned

Geraldton gunman found dead in Chapman Valley home after car found abandoned

Updated March 23, 2018 16:24:32 A gunman who shot and killed a man at an accountancy firm and then went on the run has been found dead at a house in Western Australia’s Mid West. WA Police say Rodney Vlahov was found dead at a property in Chapman Valley, about …

Toddler killed by car on Albany Highway in Gosnells

Toddler killed by car on Albany Highway in Gosnells

Updated March 23, 2018 12:17:08 A three-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car on Albany Highway in the southern Perth suburb of Gosnells. Police say the girl wandered onto the highway shortly before 6:30am. She was taken to Armadale-Kelmscott Hospital but died from her injuries. The accident …

Former Labor MP Eddie Obeid loses bid to challenge conviction

Former Labor MP Eddie Obeid loses bid to challenge conviction

Updated March 23, 2018 11:53:59 Disgraced former Labor MP Eddie Obeid has lost his bid to challenge his conviction in the High Court. Obeid was sentenced to five years in prison, in December 2016 after being convicted of misconduct in public office. The conviction related to his failure to disclose …

IBAC will not investigate Morwell National Party branch forgery allegations

IBAC will not investigate Morwell National Party branch forgery allegations

Updated March 23, 2018 13:21:48 Victoria’s independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) will not investigate allegations of forgery within the National Party’s Morwell branch. Earlier this year, Victorian Nationals Leader Peter Walsh asked police to investigate the withdrawal of $8,000 from the party’s Morwell branch bank accounts. The Nationals said the …

Farmer swims to safety after floodwater swamps car as she tries to move cattle

Farmer swims to safety after floodwater swamps car as she tries to move cattle

Updated March 23, 2018 14:25:43 Video: Rivers in the NSW mid-north coast are swollen after heavy rain this week (ABC News) A farmer who became stranded in her car by floodwaters as she tried to move cattle has been rescued by helicopter after swimming to higher ground. Weather warnings: Flood …

Macquarie Harbour salmon expansion science ‘wrong’

Macquarie Harbour salmon expansion science ‘wrong’

Updated March 23, 2018 15:24:01 Photo: Experts say fish stock levels have caused unsustainable degradation in the harbour. (Supplied: Tassal) The science behind the decision to massively expand fish farming in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast was wrong, the head of the state’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has admitted. …

Lucy Paveley road death: Manslaughter charge dropped by DPP against teenage driver

Lucy Paveley road death: Manslaughter charge dropped by DPP against teenage driver

Updated March 23, 2018 12:12:13 A manslaughter charge has been dropped against a teenage driver who caused the road death of Adelaide woman Lucy Paveley. The 40-year-old Anglicare nurse died in a crash near Parafield Airport last year when she was driving to work. Lyle Leonard Morrison, 18, was behind …