NSW police officer likely to avoid jail for sharing sex video of female colleague

NSW police officer likely to avoid jail for sharing sex video of female colleague

Updated May 03, 2018 19:02:03 Photo: Timothy Patterson was found guilty of three counts of filming a woman in a private act without her consent. (AAP: David Moir) A Sydney police officer who secretly filmed a colleague while they were having sex and uploaded it to a social media platform …

Victorian MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins denies chucking a sickie to avoid controversial vote

Victorian MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins denies chucking a sickie to avoid controversial vote

Posted April 09, 2018 16:13:40 Upper House MP for the Australian Conservatives, Rachel Carling-Jenkins, has rejected suggestions she deliberately avoided a vote on the Government’s controversial fire services bill. Dr Carling-Jenkins was absent from Parliament last week when the Upper House was debating the controversial bill to restructure the fire …

Maritime college research aims to help Navy subs, ships avoid detection

Maritime college research aims to help Navy subs, ships avoid detection

Updated April 06, 2018 13:04:44 Photo: Samuel Smith’s research could help both military and civilian vessels. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) Related Story: Tasmania looking for defence contract allies in US mission The Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania is looking into how to make military submarines and ships even more …

Europe urges US to play by international trade rules to avoid war

Europe urges US to play by international trade rules to avoid war

Posted April 06, 2018 12:35:19 The European Commission has urged the United States to play by international trade rules to avoid what could be a damaging global trade war. The Commission’s powerful vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis told the ABC’s AM program he remained concerned about fallout from trade tensions between the …

Snake’s ‘leap of faith’ from tall tree to avoid capture caught on video

Snake’s ‘leap of faith’ from tall tree to avoid capture caught on video

Posted April 06, 2018 05:41:09 Video: Tree snake ‘jumps’ from tall tree (Supplied: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7) (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Monty Python’ grabs possum by the head, devours it in viral video Related Story: ‘The stuff nightmares are made of’: Snake surprises teen on toilet late at night …

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Posted March 31, 2018 08:25:31 Photo: Haitham Jaju and Fatem Shamaan perform at the Parents’ Cafe in Fairfield. (ABC News: Antonette Collins) A vital community hub in Sydney’s south-west that supports Iraqi and Syrian refugees is on the brink of closure with funding due to run out in the next …

City of Perth corruption case: Contractor Hervey Harms avoid jail over ‘smurfing’ scam

City of Perth corruption case: Contractor Hervey Harms avoid jail over ‘smurfing’ scam

Updated March 27, 2018 19:19:47 Photo: The court found Hervey Harms (centre) had previously been of good character. (ABC News: Hugh Sando) Related Story: Ex-Perth City Council staffer arrested in brothel admits bribery, corruption Related Story: Wife of man who collapsed in court over CCC case fined A 73-year-old electrical …

Six signs China wants to avoid a trade war

Six signs China wants to avoid a trade war

Posted March 27, 2018 12:48:39 Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping has indicated he doesn’t want a trade war with the US. (AP: Mark Schiefelbein) The Trump administration’s announcement that it will impose up to $US60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports has led to fears of a trade war brewing …