Category: National News

City streets marred by night of violence

City streets marred by night of violence

Violence has erupted in Melbourne’s CBD between gangs after the Moomba fireworks. Police arrest a man on Sydney’s George St, which erupted in violence overnight. Picture: Gordon McComiskie CHAOS reigned on the streets of our …
Bishop flies to cyclone-ravaged Fiji

Bishop flies to cyclone-ravaged Fiji

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is flying to Fiji to see how Cyclone Winston devastated the island nation. Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop prepares to take off for Fiji to deliver relief after Tropical Cyclone Winston. …
Push for visa-free migration bloc

Push for visa-free migration bloc

As Britain plans to tighten the reins on international workers, there is a push to create a VISA-free migration bloc with Australia, Canada and New Zealand. AUSTRALIA is being called on to join a push …
Travellers opt for tech-free holidays

Travellers opt for tech-free holidays

It seems we’ve all become digital addicts. But is our need to be constantly connected ruining our lives – and do we need a detox? Things to do without a phone … The spectacular waters …
Patients ripped off by overcharging surgeons

Patients ripped off by overcharging surgeons

Some doctors are rorting heath fund no gap schemes. SOME surgeons are charging ten times the Medicare fee leaving patients with gaps of up to $ 17,000 that makes their health insurance almost worthless. And …
Palmer’s management ‘piss-poor’

Palmer’s management ‘piss-poor’

It’s been a dramatic end to the week at businessman-turned-politician Clive Palmer’s nickel refinery near Townsville. Picture: Kym Smith A FEDERAL MP has blasted “piss-poor” management at Clive Palmer’s ailing nickel refinery as confusion lingers …
Qld’s ‘disturbing’ child sexual abuse

Qld’s ‘disturbing’ child sexual abuse

Violence, substance abuse, a “disturbing frequency” of rape and sexual assault, street prostitution and a high rate of sexually-transmitted diseases are key problems in West Cairns, the report found. Picture: AAP Image/Marianna Massey (file) SHOCKING …
The women failed by our system

The women failed by our system

Women have the right to live free of fear: A young girl rallies for more protection for women at risk of domestic violence after Jean Lennon was fatally shot. JEAN Lennon was standing on the …
Warne charity can’t explain cash

Warne charity can’t explain cash

Shane Warne arrives in Melbourne from Perth after filming I’m A Celebrity. VICTORIA’S consumer watchdog is assessing an independent audit it ordered into cricketer Shane Warne’s embattled charity, which was unable to find exactly how …
’My uncle Ivan Milat’

’My uncle Ivan Milat’

Ivan Milat is escorted from hospital by prison officers to be returned to Goulburn Prison. Milat received treatment at the hospital for his left pinky finger that he severed and put into an envelope to …