Murray-Darling royal commission says it won’t investigate water thefts

Murray-Darling royal commission says it won’t investigate water thefts

Posted May 09, 2018 07:26:21 South Australia’s royal commission into the Murray-Darling river system has confirmed it will not investigate water theft cases or New South Wales bureaucrats already under investigation or prosecution by other bodies such as the New South Wales ICAC. The former Weatherill government launched the royal …

US soldier dies in Papua New Guinea, military officials fly in to investigate

US soldier dies in Papua New Guinea, military officials fly in to investigate

Updated May 01, 2018 11:01:48 United States security and military investigators have flown to Papua New Guinea to investigate the death of a special forces soldier in diplomatic accommodation. Military liaison officer Shawn Green was found dead at a friend’s house in Port Moresby last week. The 38-year-old’s body was …

NSW Police investigate after 13yo girl shot in western Sydney

NSW Police investigate after 13yo girl shot in western Sydney

Updated April 25, 2018 06:59:33 Photo: The girl is loaded into an ambulance last night. (Supplied) A 13-year-old girl has been shot in the thigh in what police believe was a targeted attack in Sydney’s west last night. Emergency services were called to a home in Guildford following reports shots …

ACCC boss to investigate allegedly ‘unfair’ Uber Eats contracts

ACCC boss to investigate allegedly ‘unfair’ Uber Eats contracts

Updated April 23, 2018 09:54:40 Australia’s competition regulator has signalled that it plans to investigate Uber’s allegedly unfair contracts with restaurant owners who have signed up to its Uber Eats delivery app. “Certainly, we’ll have a look at it,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims told RN Breakfast this morning. “We have …

Metal stakes found at Kilmore race track, meeting called off as police investigate

Metal stakes found at Kilmore race track, meeting called off as police investigate

Posted April 12, 2018 15:47:23 Photo: Two metal star pickets were found hammered into the turf. (Racing.com) Police are investigating after metal stakes were discovered on a country Victorian race track in the hours before a mid-week meeting was scheduled to begin. Authorities made the decision to abandon all eight …

Whistleblower says Victoria’s hunting watchdog ‘incapable, unwilling’ to investigate hunters

Whistleblower says Victoria’s hunting watchdog ‘incapable, unwilling’ to investigate hunters

Posted April 11, 2018 19:16:03 Photo: A hunter plucks the single bird shot during a duck hunting session. (ABC News: Jane Cowan) Related Story: Their sport is banned in three states. Meet a duck hunter Related Story: Victorian hunters ‘regularly breaking law’, body responsible ‘failing’ A senior staff member at …

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Updated April 07, 2018 17:19:35 Photo: The bow of one of the burnt boats is all that remains above water. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Fires that destroyed two motor cruisers and damaged two other yachts on Hobart’s eastern shore have left a damage bill of about $700,000. Emergency services attended …

Serial’s Adnan Syed granted retrial after court finds lawyer failed to investigate potential witness

Serial’s Adnan Syed granted retrial after court finds lawyer failed to investigate potential witness

Updated March 30, 2018 11:23:19 Photo: The murder trial of Adnan Syed was the subject of the first season of the Serial podcast. (Reuters, file) A US appeals court has ordered a retrial for Adnan Syed, whose 2014 murder conviction was questioned by the popular Serial podcast, concluding his lawyer …

Ocean race organisers to investigate loss of Adelaide sailor John Fisher

Ocean race organisers to investigate loss of Adelaide sailor John Fisher

Updated March 28, 2018 15:12:57 Photo: Adelaide-based sailor John Fisher (centre) was lost at sea while competing in the race. (Supplied: Volvo Ocean Race) Related Story: Sydney to Hobart veteran presumed lost at sea after falling overboard Related Story: Sydney to Hobart veteran missing in Southern Ocean after falling overboard …

NT police investigate alleged sexual assault of four-year-old boy near Tennant Creek | Australia news

Northern Territory police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of another young child in an outback community, just weeks after the alleged rape of a two-year-old prompted emergency measures to bring alcohol-fuelled violence under control. Officers from the child abuse taskforce are investigating the alleged incident in a Barkly region …