Female MPs ‘threatening to quit LNP’ after Brisbane preselection outcome

Female MPs ‘threatening to quit LNP’ after Brisbane preselection outcome

Posted May 13, 2018 04:48:55 Photo: LNP Queensland president Gary Spence congratulating Julian Simmonds on his win. (ABC News: Lexy Hamilton-Smith) The dumping of a Turnbull government assistant minister from her blue ribbon Brisbane seat has revived debate about the number of women in conservative ranks, with one angry Coalition …

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the ‘ATO’

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the ‘ATO’

Updated April 23, 2018 12:33:25 Video: Voicemail of scammer’s call left on a mobile phone (ABC News) “Low-life scammers” are doing the rounds once again, targeting elderly residents with threats of legal action and arrest. The automated call, with a robotic man’s voice on the other end of the line, …

Row over new MFB boss escalates with union threatening to release ‘promises’ made by Premier

Row over new MFB boss escalates with union threatening to release ‘promises’ made by Premier

Updated April 18, 2018 20:37:13 Photo: Dan Stephens was appointed after an international search. (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service) Related Story: MFB president resigns as Melbourne’s fire brigade finally strikes deal with union Related Story: Melbourne firefighters told to reject ‘duplicitous’ workplace agreement Unspecified “promises” allegedly made by Victorian Premier …

Rental stress hitting town and country, threatening to put families on streets

Rental stress hitting town and country, threatening to put families on streets

Updated April 18, 2018 19:01:31 Photo: Laura Edrich was worried she would not be able to find accommodation. (ABC News: David Hudspeth) Families are accepting hefty rent increases in fear of being out on the streets, as another damning report sheds more light on Tasmania’s housing crisis. But it is …

Gay ANU student forced to leave dormitory after threatening, homophobic letters

Gay ANU student forced to leave dormitory after threatening, homophobic letters

Posted April 12, 2018 06:35:20 Photo: The student eventually requested to be moved from Ursula Hall after months of harassment. (ABC News: Jake Evans) A gay student at the Australian National University (ANU) was forced to leave his college home after enduring months of homophobic threats from an unknown perpetrator. …

Phoenix Newitt shooting: Mother, uncle of shot 11yo girl deny threatening rape of accused’s daughter, court told

Phoenix Newitt shooting: Mother, uncle of shot 11yo girl deny threatening rape of accused’s daughter, court told

Posted March 28, 2018 17:37:02 Photo: Shooting accused Nathan Richard Campbell (centre) leaves Launceston Magistrate’s Court. (ABC News: Laura Beavis) A preliminary proceedings in the Magistrates Court in Launceston has heard conflicting accounts of what happened on the night an 11-year-old girl was shot in the head in Deloraine, in …

Jake King, ex-Richmond footballer, to plead guilty to threatening serious injury

Jake King, ex-Richmond footballer, to plead guilty to threatening serious injury

Posted March 27, 2018 17:47:28 Photo: Former AFL player Jake King will plead guilty to two charges. (AAP: Luis Ascui) A Melbourne Magistrate has likened former Tigers footballer Jake King to disgraced Australia cricket captain Steve Smith — admired as a great man, but involved in “some lapse”. King, 33, …