Woman critical after hit by two cars, dog killed

Woman critical after hit by two cars, dog killed

POLICE have warned the driver who fled the scene of a sickening pedestrian accident that “we will track them down”. A 47-year-old woman remains in an induced coma at St George hospital after she was struck by two cars on Fitzgerald Ave Maroubra about 7.15pm Friday night. She was running …

Park rangers remind Canberrans not to move roadkill themselves after woman hit by car

Park rangers remind Canberrans not to move roadkill themselves after woman hit by car

Updated May 17, 2018 14:54:54 A Canberra woman who was struck by a car while removing a dead kangaroo from the road has sparked warnings from park rangers about what to do when you hit an animal. During peak-hour yesterday evening a woman hit a kangaroo with her car on …

Teenage girl fights for life after being hit by truck in Melbourne’s east

Teenage girl fights for life after being hit by truck in Melbourne’s east

Posted May 16, 2018 08:41:48 Police are searching for the driver of a truck after a teenage girl was critically injured in an apparent hit-and-run in Melbourne’s east. The girl was walking south across Whitehorse Road in Ringwood just after 7:00am when she was struck by a truck turning from …

Oil price rise likely to hit consumers with $4 billion headache and absorb benefit of tax cuts

Oil price rise likely to hit consumers with $4 billion headache and absorb benefit of tax cuts

Posted May 15, 2018 13:41:13 Photo: Rising fuel costs tipped to drive up inflation hitting consumers already struggling to deal with stagnant wages. (ABC: Nic MacBean) The surging oil price will deliver the equivalent of a $3.7 billion tax on consumers, according to the big investment bank Morgan Stanley. Key …

Queensland’s population to hit 5 million people today

Queensland’s population to hit 5 million people today

Updated May 15, 2018 12:16:45 Photo: The state’s five-millionth resident is expected to be born today. (ABC North Queensland: Nathalie Fernbach) Queensland’s population is expected to tip the 5 million mark today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has told State Parliament. Ms Palaszczuk said several expectant families were on standby to welcome …

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien grabs his country’s first Test century, as Irish hit back against Pakistan

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien grabs his country’s first Test century, as Irish hit back against Pakistan

Updated May 15, 2018 10:08:16 Photo: Ireland staged a fightback against Pakistan on day four of their first-ever Test, thanks to centurion Kevin O’Brien (L). (AP / PA: Niall Carson) Related Story: Ireland’s Test debut after 144-year wait ruined by wet weather He was there when Ireland beat Pakistan at …

Tasmanian town hit by storm cut off from help, with roads washed away by record flood

Tasmanian town hit by storm cut off from help, with roads washed away by record flood

Updated May 13, 2018 09:28:48 Photo: Bryony Geeves and son Kit stand in front of their road which now resembles a creek. (Supplied: Bryony Geeves) Some residents in the small community of Molesworth in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley remain cut off after flooding from an extreme weather event washed away access …

Hobart weather: Record rains hit, flash flooding washes across city

Hobart weather: Record rains hit, flash flooding washes across city

Updated May 11, 2018 07:00:15 In what the SES describes as “an extreme weather event” heavy rains cause flooding in Hobart, with conditions expected to persist between 8am and midday. Follow the unfolding events live in our blog. Topics: floods, disasters-and-accidents, weather, hobart-7000, tas, australia First posted May 11, 2018 …

Budget 2018: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line

Budget 2018: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line

Updated May 08, 2018 21:02:42 The Government has announced it will freeze the ABC’s annual funding indexation for three years from July 2019, costing the organisation $84 million. External Link: @gavmorris: “Let’s be clear… ABC indexation freeze plus direct cuts to abc news funding amounts to over 120 million disinvestment …

Child hit and killed by car at Port Augusta on National Highway One

Child hit and killed by car at Port Augusta on National Highway One

Updated May 08, 2018 08:23:48 An eight-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a car at Port Augusta in South Australia’s north. Emergency services were called to Victoria Parade, a section of the Augusta Highway which is part of National Highway One, at about 7:00pm on Monday after reports …