Vomit, booze and nudity: Can you stop dodgy neighbourhood Airbnb rentals?

Vomit, booze and nudity: Can you stop dodgy neighbourhood Airbnb rentals?

Updated May 14, 2018 14:50:05 Photo: Cars were set on fire out the front of the beachfront rental accommodation on Sunday night (Supplied) Neighbours of a luxury beachfront mansion-turned party house in Adelaide’s south say they are at tipping point after three cars were set on fire outside the property …

Malaysian police stop boat carrying 131 Sri Lankans to Australia and New Zealand | Australia news

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, destroying an alleged human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi …

Freediver Amber Bourke won’t let split-second blackout stop world record dream

Freediver Amber Bourke won’t let split-second blackout stop world record dream

Posted May 04, 2018 07:45:47 When Amber Bourke bobbed to the ocean’s surface off the Philippines, she thought she’d broken a freediving world record. Then she lost consciousness. The blackout only lasted seconds — a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment — but the momentary lapse was enough to disqualify the Brisbane swimmer’s near-perfect …

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

Updated May 01, 2018 05:33:24 When Australian former Neo-Nazi and registered gun owner Ethan Tilling flew into Brisbane this year, he was returning under the radar of Australian authorities with newfound combat experience from a brutal and forgotten war. Key points: Two Australians have been identified as joining militant groups …

Pink Lake harvest provides ‘best salt in the world’ and beautiful reason to stop for a photo

Pink Lake harvest provides ‘best salt in the world’ and beautiful reason to stop for a photo

By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Emily Clark, with photography by Linsey Rendell Updated April 28, 2018 12:41:47 Photo: The Pink Lake salt harvest happens by hand. (ABC News: Linsey Rendell) Pink Lake in western Victoria has always provided. For one local family, the first salt they harvested from the lake …

Russian opposition poltician Vladimir Kara-Murza wants West to ‘stop enabling corruption and rights abuses’

Russian opposition poltician Vladimir Kara-Murza wants West to ‘stop enabling corruption and rights abuses’

Updated April 28, 2018 12:09:45 A Russian opposition politician who has twice survived being poisoned has called on Australia’s parliament to pass a Magnitsky Act to punish corrupt oligarchs propping up the regime of Vladimir Putin. After being poisoned in 2015, Vladimir Kara-Murza was in a coma for close to …

Launceston child protection workers stop taking cases

Launceston child protection workers stop taking cases

Posted April 28, 2018 08:19:16 Child protection workers in Tasmania’s north will limit the number of cases they manage to draw attention to what they say is under resourcing in the sector. The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) said the Department of Human Services this month told child safety …

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Updated April 26, 2018 19:13:41 Photo: Police watch Bandidos members gathered in Burnie last November. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Tasmania is cracking down on outlaw bikie gangs with measures aiming to stop them using the state as a safe haven, which a top cop admits it has become. Under changes …

John McRoberts trial: Senior police tried to stop major fraud investigation, court told

John McRoberts trial: Senior police tried to stop major fraud investigation, court told

Updated April 26, 2018 21:19:32 Photo: Mr McRoberts is accused of trying to deflect a travel agent fraud investigation. (Supplied: Northern Territory Police) Senior police pushed for a major criminal investigation into travel agent fraud to stop in favour of civil debt recovery, the trial of former NT police commissioner …

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

Updated April 21, 2018 08:40:35 North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close a nuclear test site, state media has reported. The suspension of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests went into effect on Saturday, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency …