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Brisbane shooting: Man 'shot in chest' in CBD

Mon Jan 23 04:46:35 UTC 2017

A man in his 20s is fighting for life as police respond to reports he was shot in the chest in the Brisbane CBD.

Man allegedly found with 22 balloons of heroin near Centennial Park

Mon Jan 23 04:45:18 UTC 2017

A man has been charged after he was allegedly found with 22 balloons of heroin in him in Centennial Park, in the city's east.

Bourke Street: Alleged killer due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court

Mon Jan 23 04:44:23 UTC 2017

Alleged Bourke Street killer Dimitrious 'Jimmy' Gargasoulas has been transported to police headquarters after being released from hospital, according to media reports.

Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Sharma murder case 'suspended'

Mon Jan 23 04:41:54 UTC 2017

Criminal proceedings against the man charged with murdering Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher have been suspended while he undergoes involuntary mental health treatment.

John Legend's heartbreaking response to 'monkey' taunt by paparazzo

Mon Jan 23 04:41:06 UTC 2017

Heartbreakingly, the musical maestro and La La Land star told Variety he was not hurt by a paparazzo referring to him as a "monkey" because it's "just a part of American history".

Netball mum Kelly Howard charged over alleged $299k theft from Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation

Mon Jan 23 04:40:27 UTC 2017

A decorated Bungaree netballer accused of defrauding the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation has been charged.

What's next for Mike Baird? No pension but corporate career beckons

Mon Jan 23 04:36:32 UTC 2017

Mike Baird says he spend time with family before he turns his mind to his next professional step.

BBL06 semi-final: Stars axe gloveman but Marcus Stoinis a boost against Perth Scorchers

Mon Jan 23 04:35:08 UTC 2017

The Melbourne Stars have dropped specialist wicketkeeper Sam Harper in the hope of profiting from greater firepower in their top order in Tuesday's Big Bash League semi-final.

'Hoons' steal keys of volunteer fire captain battling Sutton blaze near Canberra

Mon Jan 23 04:34:16 UTC 2017

The fire captain approached the group of about 14 men because he was worried they would accidentally spark another blaze.

AFL moves women's opener between Collingwood at Carlton from Olympic Oval to Ikon Park

Mon Jan 23 04:29:35 UTC 2017

Having refused to move men's games to bigger venues to deal with capacity demands, the AFL has done just with that with its women's league, at the first opportunity.

New one-hour flights from Perth to Margaret River announced

Mon Jan 23 04:41:04 UTC 2017

Visitors to WA's south-west can now take a seaplane from Perth to Margaret River after the state government announced a new tourism venture on Monday.

Sydney man accused of killing dog in New Year's Eve attack

Mon Jan 23 04:27:41 UTC 2017

A Sydney man accused of fatally stabbing a dog spooked by New Year's Eve fireworks says he was bitten by the animal on his private parts.

Bellamy's woes deepen as second class action launched

Mon Jan 23 04:26:28 UTC 2017

The woes confronting troubled infant milk formula group Bellamy's have deepened with the confirmation of a class action from disgruntled investors in the wake of the company's recent upheavals.

Obama's shadow cast off as Trump and Netanyahu share 'very nice' phone hook-up

Mon Jan 23 04:25:24 UTC 2017

As the Trump administration moved toward moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump on Sunday invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House early next month.

Braddon's Paleo Cafe relaunches as Tallow and Thyme

Mon Jan 23 04:23:40 UTC 2017

It's a new year, new look and new name for the former Paleo Cafe on Mort Street in Braddon.

Village Roadshow warns spending and theme park visits lower since Dreamworld accident

Mon Jan 23 04:19:21 UTC 2017

Attendance at Gold Coast theme parks is down significantly this summer since four people were killed in a tragic accident at Dreamworld in October last year. 

Bourke Street: We need to update a justice system opposed to change

Mon Jan 23 04:41:57 UTC 2017

Grief sometimes finds a symbol but anger often needs a face.

The Happy Prince review: a 'flawless little jewel' of theatre

Mon Jan 23 04:17:44 UTC 2017

Little Ones Theatre has reimagined the Oscar Wilde classic to great success.

Andy Murray's shock demise has Roger Federer dreaming again

Mon Jan 23 04:11:33 UTC 2017

The 2016 tennis season was all about two men – Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Both have fallen at the Australian Open, leaving the rest of the field – including a surging Roger Federer – to start dreaming.

Nervous investors wait for clarity on Trump policies

Mon Jan 23 04:11:22 UTC 2017

Sharp losses in financial markets on Monday reveal just how tense traders are as they await clarity on President Trump's impending economic and trade policies.

Donald Trump's inauguration: Why 'My Way' was the wrong song

Mon Jan 23 04:08:49 UTC 2017

Sure, just pick your event's song on the basis of the title alone. How could that not work?

Alternative facts, fake news and Trump's war on mainstream media

Mon Jan 23 04:07:53 UTC 2017

Donald Trump's ego might dwarf Uluru, but he's exceedingly thin-skinned.

Lawnmower Man, 'first' Virtual Reality film, to be remade - in Virtual Reality

Mon Jan 23 04:07:34 UTC 2017

When The Lawnmower Man was released in 1992, Virtual Reality was the stuff of science fiction. Now VR is real, so what better time to remake it.

Passenger review: Brisbane Riverstage, January 20, 2017

Mon Jan 23 04:07:00 UTC 2017

"I only really have one famous song," Michael Rosenberg said. For the diehards, that's not true at all.

Backflip on Melbourne homelessness crackdown

Mon Jan 23 04:06:56 UTC 2017

Crisis talks between homelessness chiefs and the City of Melbourne have led to a significant backslide on harsh-on-homelessness policies.

ACCC chairman accuses union of misleading Western Power ad

Mon Jan 23 04:06:12 UTC 2017

The Australian Services Union has refused to confirm whether it will pull its anti-Western Power privatisation ad after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims accused them of taking his words out of context.

Green Shed posts rant begging parents to supervise kids, but nothing changes

Mon Jan 23 04:03:51 UTC 2017

Grog shops, doctor's offices, pet shelters, these are just some of the places that have shared common experiences with out of control kids with Canberra's recycling tip, the Green Shed.

Trump's White House invite creates diplomatic dilemma for Theresa May

Mon Jan 23 04:02:28 UTC 2017

Being the first European leader through the White House door is an honour Theresa May worked hard to get. But it comes with a daunting set of challenges.

Reflation a long way off in Australia

Mon Jan 23 04:00:01 UTC 2017

Consumer prices are likely to have edged higher last quarter driven by petrol, but core inflation will still linger at worryingly low levels.

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams grinds down dogged Barbora Strycova to confirm Open favouritism

Mon Jan 23 03:58:33 UTC 2017

Serena Williams battled a misbehaving serve and scorching heat but stayed cool under pressure in a 7-5 6-4 win over Czech Barbora Strycova to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday.

Markets Live: Trump slump on day one

Mon Jan 23 03:58:16 UTC 2017

Sell the fact? The ASX plunges to a one-month low on the first trading day following Donald Trump's inauguration, led by a steep plunge in Brambles.

Canberra robber jailed for 'frightening' knife attacks on woman, taxi driver

Mon Jan 23 03:58:03 UTC 2017

Two men armed with a knife and a replica pistol threatened to shoot the woman in a random service station attack.

David Williamson writing Rupert Murdoch mini-series for American cable TV

Mon Jan 23 03:53:16 UTC 2017

The great Australian playwright has a movie as well as a television drama on the boil in the US.

Treasurer Scott Morrison has it wrong: The solution to housing affordability isn't halfway around the world

Mon Jan 23 03:51:23 UTC 2017

Treasurer Scott Morrison has the laughable idea that the answer to housing affordability lies in taking a 23 hour flight back to the motherland.

Free house up for grabs in Busselton - there's just one hook

Mon Jan 23 03:50:34 UTC 2017

A free house is up for grabs on social media, as long as the potential home owner meets one condition.

Dominic Perrottet says land titles registry privatisation to be further discussed

Mon Jan 23 04:30:55 UTC 2017

After months of fiercely defending the NSW government's plans to privatise the land titles registry, the newly installed deputy Liberal leader has toned down the rhetoric.

Moth larvae could cut need to test on mammals

Mon Jan 23 03:49:51 UTC 2017

The number of mammals used in animal testing could be cut dramatically thanks to moth larvae, scientists say.

Todd Goldstein sidelined at North Melbourne training, but Kangaroos not worried

Mon Jan 23 03:48:29 UTC 2017

Todd Goldstein was all but an onlooker at North Melbourne training on Monday, but the Kangaroos say there is no major concern surrounding the fitness of their star ruckman.

Bail for truckie charged over road crash death of policewoman

Mon Jan 23 03:41:39 UTC 2017

A truck driver charged over a road crash that killed an off-duty policewoman has been granted bail despite police concerns he is suicidal and might try to flee overseas.

Police find body of missing diver off coast at Point Lonsdale

Mon Jan 23 03:37:41 UTC 2017

Police have found the body of a scuba diver missing off Point Lonsdale.

McGrath shares slump on soft property market, agent defections

Mon Jan 23 03:36:02 UTC 2017

One of the country's largest real estate agents, McGrath, has signaled that second half revenues will fall below first half estimates, providing further confirmation that the tide is going out on the residential property boom.

Donald Trump's focus on home front hardly a surprise

Mon Jan 23 03:33:49 UTC 2017

Most analysts of President Trump's inaugural address, especially those in the United States, have stressed its pointed preference for the strident, pungent messages he used to such devastating effect in his run for the Oval Office rather than the soaring oratory used by his predecessors.

Gladys Berejiklian declares housing affordability 'the biggest issue'

Mon Jan 23 04:38:49 UTC 2017

Incoming premier pledges to be "open-minded and seeking advice of people outside the government, outside the bureaucracy".

Melburnians come together to cope with Bourke Street tragedy

Mon Jan 23 03:26:19 UTC 2017

I must have been one of the first reporters at the scene. I certainly got there before some of the ambulances.

Judge orders sex offender to stay in jail

Mon Jan 23 03:25:57 UTC 2017

A sex offender who has repeatedly breached his supervision order will not be released back into the community until he undergoes intensive therapy.

Rory Kostjasyn out for six weeks as Knights suffer another injury blow

Mon Jan 23 03:18:12 UTC 2017

Luckless Newcastle have been dealt yet another injury blow with hooker Rory Kostjasyn to miss at least the first six weeks of the NRL season because of a throat injury.

NFL playoffs 2016: New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers

Mon Jan 23 03:12:48 UTC 2017

The New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers for a spot in the SuperBowl, with the Atlanta Falcons waiting. Follow live for all the action.

Sydney victim of Melbourne mall attack Jess Mudie 'had a bright future ahead'

Mon Jan 23 03:12:31 UTC 2017

She was a cocktail-loving, smiling "bright bubble of joy"  who was on the up in the insurance industry.

The new monochrome rule: matching lips to eyes

Mon Jan 23 03:12:21 UTC 2017

It's about breaking rules and matching lipstick to eye colour this season.

What the Trumped-up numbers tell us about the crowds

Mon Jan 23 03:08:21 UTC 2017

From the podium, the crowd really truly did look yuge. Bigly.

Search called off for muzzled dog spotted by truckies

Mon Jan 23 03:03:33 UTC 2017

The desperate search for a dog that had been muzzled with tape in south east Queensland has been called off after a 12 day effort by the RSPCA and volunteers.

Is it time to eat? A very early dinner may improve metabolism

Mon Jan 23 03:03:33 UTC 2017

Breakfast, lunch and bring forward your tea. 

New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons head to Super Bowl

Mon Jan 23 02:55:54 UTC 2017

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan tumbled into the end zone, slammed the ball to the turf with a thunderous spike, and let out a scream that showed just how much he wanted this NFL game.

Australian Open 2017: Off-court oasis a haven for pampered players

Mon Jan 23 02:52:59 UTC 2017

The Australian Open's resident hairdresser and beauty therapist have seen a lot of champions made - and learnt a few secrets along the way.

'I'd like to see that': AFLW promo features Lee Lin Chin, Cathy Freeman

Mon Jan 23 02:48:37 UTC 2017

"Women kicking balls? I'd like to see that."

Australian Open 2017: Turn on the lights and beat the heat

Mon Jan 23 02:47:25 UTC 2017

It's like a scene from the Ancient Roman Colosseum: athletes, shiny with sweat, at their physical prime, are engaged in a gladiatorial contest – an entertaining, sadistic spectacle. The harsh summer sun obscures their vision, cramps their muscles, and eviscerates the water from their cells.

New $5.6 billion Pilbara iron ore mine could create thousands of jobs

Mon Jan 23 02:39:23 UTC 2017

Western Australia is set to get a new $5.6 billion Pilbara iron ore project involving the billionaire Todd family from New Zealand.

Fire contained at Mount Lawley hospital after patients evacuated

Mon Jan 23 02:39:04 UTC 2017

Families with newborns have been evacuated from the maternity ward along with a number of other patients at St John of God Hospital after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon - the second at the Mount Lawley hospital in a matter of months.

The delivery drivers' secret for getting from A to B as quickly as possible

Mon Jan 23 03:29:42 UTC 2017

It might seem strange, but UPS delivery vans don’t always take the shortest route between stops. The company gives each driver a specific route to follow and that includes a policy that drivers should never turn through oncoming traffic (that’s left in countries where they drive on the right and vice versa) unless absolutely necessary. This means that routes are sometimes longer than they have to be. So, why do they do it?

Alan Jones, anti-vaxxers: Em Rusciano makes unapologetic 2Day FM breakfast debut

Mon Jan 23 03:33:26 UTC 2017

Comedian, writer and the self-described "herpes" of the radio world, Em Rusciano, is back on Australia's airwaves after a strong Sydney breakfast debut.

Cabbie refuses 100km journey, so customer steals cab

Mon Jan 23 02:28:55 UTC 2017

A man has been charged after allegedly grabbing a taxi driver by the neck before stealing his cab and driving it from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane.

Gladys Berejiklian elected NSW Liberal leader, to be sworn in as premier

Mon Jan 23 02:28:57 UTC 2017

Gladys Berejiklian has been elected leader of the NSW Liberal Party and will be sworn in as the state's 45th Premier.

Scores dead in southern Indian train smash

Mon Jan 23 02:27:02 UTC 2017

Rescue workers struggled into the morning to pull the injured and dead from the train in the latest disaster for India's overburdened railway.

Clive Palmer threatens to sue Annastacia Palaszczuk

Mon Jan 23 02:24:03 UTC 2017

Clive Palmer is threatening legal action against Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over comments she made about his proposed new coal mine.

WA's economy 'worst in show': CommSec State of the States report

Mon Jan 23 02:26:08 UTC 2017

Latest CommSec ranking of state and territories puts WA's economy dead last.

David Warner rested from ODI squad for Chappell-Hadlee series

Mon Jan 23 02:15:53 UTC 2017

Recalled Australian batsman Aaron Finch has opened up about the "hurt" of being axed from Australia's one-day international team but is confident he has made the technical and mental changes needed to prosper.

Loalwa Braz: sang the vocals on worldwide hit Lambada

Mon Jan 23 02:13:11 UTC 2017

Music was in her blood – her father was a dance band leader and her mother a classical pianist.

Kylie Minogue may change her surname when she marries but she'll still be 'our Kylie'.

Mon Jan 23 02:46:52 UTC 2017

Kylie Minogue became engaged to actor Joshua Sasse, 28, in February of last year, and has weathered rumours about engagements to beaus for most of her career. From Jason Donovan to Olivier Martinez,the wedding whispers have been a constant. But there was never any discussion about taking on the beloved's name – until now.

Sally Faulkner says she still hasn't spoken to her kids

Mon Jan 23 02:07:30 UTC 2017

Nine months on from the botched 60 Minutes child snatch attempt that saw her thrown into a Lebanese jail, Sally Faulkner says she still has not had any contact with her estranged children.

Samsung points to two separate battery issues for combustible Note7

Mon Jan 23 04:10:05 UTC 2017

Samsung finally disclosed what made its flagship smartphone explode last year.

Josh Cartwright's lawyer says jockey's penalty should match Damien Oliver's

Mon Jan 23 01:55:30 UTC 2017

The lawyer for embattled South Australian jockey Josh Cartwright argues that the young rider's misdemeanour in the now infamous Adelaide race, which saw him stood down after admitting a charge of reckless riding, was on a par with that of Victorian champion Damien Oliver in the spring carnival.

Bluebottles invade Sydney beaches ahead of scorching summer's day

Mon Jan 23 03:49:52 UTC 2017

Going for a summer's dip at the beach was a real pain for some people this past weekend.

Bourke Street: Bail justices say they've been unfairly blamed for CBD rampage

Mon Jan 23 04:03:16 UTC 2017

Bail justices say they have been hung out to dry after being blamed for releasing alleged killer Dimistrious "James" Gargasoulas five days before the Bourke Street rampage.

Fire destroys classroom at Ballarat primary school a week before the start of school

Mon Jan 23 01:52:18 UTC 2017

A suspicious fire has "gutted" several classrooms in a Ballarat primary school weeks before the start of the school year.

LA Lakers suffer worst loss in team history

Mon Jan 23 01:46:49 UTC 2017

Australian centre Andrew Bogut missed his sixth successive NBA game, but teammate Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks had something to prove on Sunday (Monday AEDT) and dealt the Lakers their worst loss in franchise history.

Sydney's last drinks and lockout laws are working

Mon Jan 23 01:44:37 UTC 2017

A softening of Sydney's lockout laws risks a return to the horrendous rates of violence that plagued Kings Cross in the early hours.

Gold Coast flatmate torture accused granted bail

Mon Jan 23 01:41:00 UTC 2017

A Queensland magistrate has labelled accusations of torture and extortion against a Korean man towards his flatmate as "quite bizarre".

Five teens arrested over Toorak jewellery store theft

Mon Jan 23 01:38:29 UTC 2017

Police have arrested five teenagers over an armed robbery at a Toorak jewellery store.

WA plumbers top the 'tradie rich list' again

Mon Jan 23 01:35:46 UTC 2017

It might be time for West Aussies to toss of the tie and pick up the tools with Perth plumbers earning almost $100 an hour.

King Roger review: Rich, strange and seductive

Mon Jan 23 01:28:47 UTC 2017

Opera Australia's latest production was greeted with a standing ovation.

Aaron Finch doubted chances of Australian ODI recall

Mon Jan 23 01:23:30 UTC 2017

Batsman Aaron Finch admits an inability to curtail his aggression contributed to the form slump that led to his axing from Australia's one-day squad.

Miguel Ferrer, tough guy actor in RoboCop and Twin Peaks

Mon Jan 23 01:22:50 UTC 2017

"Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen."