NAIF fund faces uncertain future despite Government plan to fast-track projects

NAIF fund faces uncertain future despite Government plan to fast-track projects

Posted May 16, 2018 19:20:34 Photo: Humpty Doo Barramundi is the largest producer of farmed barramundi in Australia (ABC News: Michael Donnelly) A barramundi farm outside Darwin has become just the second project to be offered a loan from the Federal Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan fund. Key points: …

Man faces extradition from NSW over alleged kidnapping of 12yo boy on Gold Coast

Man faces extradition from NSW over alleged kidnapping of 12yo boy on Gold Coast

Updated May 14, 2018 06:48:24 A man accused of abducting a 12-year-old boy on Queensland’s Gold Coast is due to face an extradition hearing in New South Wales today, and is later expected to be charged with kidnapping for ransom. An amber alert was issued on Friday night, hours after …

Victorian Liberal member faces expulsion over ‘moronic Mormons’ post on social media

Victorian Liberal member faces expulsion over ‘moronic Mormons’ post on social media

Posted May 11, 2018 05:17:45 Photo: The Facebook post was allegedly made under an alias by Liberal Party member James Penny. (Supplied) Related Story: Victorian political factional fighting is damaging the major parties’ brands Related Story: Victorian Liberals openly defying PM amid accusations of Mormon branch-stacking A Liberal member faces …

New SA Minister faces questions in Parliament over playing golf in work hours

New SA Minister faces questions in Parliament over playing golf in work hours

Updated May 10, 2018 20:12:03 South Australia’s new Child Protection Minister, Rachel Sanderson, has come under parliamentary fire for finding time to play golf, but failing to meet with key statutory office holders in her portfolio. The Labor Opposition pursued Ms Sanderson over her participation in a golf day, hosted …

Trainer Robert Smerdon banned for life for doping horses, faces ‘crushing fine’

Trainer Robert Smerdon banned for life for doping horses, faces ‘crushing fine’

Updated May 10, 2018 14:58:52 Photo: Trainer Robert Smerdon was banned for doping horses. (ABC News: Nicola Gage) Related Story: Trainers found guilty in ‘biggest scandal in racing history’ Related Story: Stablehand caught on camera allegedly doping horse at Flemington Prominent horse trainer Robert Smerdon has been banned for life …

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Posted May 09, 2018 17:31:19 Photo: The court heard the man had been spoken to about his conduct around students (ABC News: Tristan Hooft) A teacher accused of indecent dealings with four girls at a Palmerston school considered himself “bulletproof” and “exploited his status” to developed inappropriate relationships with his …

Transport Canberra and City Services project manager faces court on bribery charges

Transport Canberra and City Services project manager faces court on bribery charges

Updated May 03, 2018 14:28:06 Photo: After allegedly requesting a $100,000 bribe, the public servant asked for a character reference. (ABC News: Jake Evans, file photo) An ACT Government employee allegedly requested a $100,000 bribe from a construction contractor before asking for a written character reference from the same man …

Alan Jones and media outlets defamation claim faces record $4.8 million by Wagner family

Alan Jones and media outlets defamation claim faces record $4.8 million by Wagner family

Updated May 02, 2018 00:08:18 Photo: John Wagner continued giving evidence in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. (AAP Image: Dan Peled) Related Story: Alan Jones made ‘extraordinary attack’ on Wagner family over Grantham floods, court told Related Story: Rebel Wilson feeling ‘very confident’ of defeating appeal against $4.5m payout A …

Cardinal George Pell: Vatican treasurer faces historical sexual offences trial | Australia news

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the controller of the Vatican’s finances in Rome, has pleaded not guilty after he was ordered to stand trial over historical sexual offence allegations. Pell has always denied the allegations against him, but it was the first time he had been required …

Convicted Iranian drug offender faces indefinite immigration detention after serving jail time

Convicted Iranian drug offender faces indefinite immigration detention after serving jail time

Posted April 30, 2018 15:50:11 Photo: Mohammad Abdullahi pleaded guilty to six charges. (Facebook: Mohammad Abdullahi) An Iranian man faces possible indefinite immigration detention in Australia as he cannot be deported after he serves a five-year jail term over drugs charges in central Queensland. Mohammad Abdullahi, 32, pleaded guilty today …