Eight boys charged with the murder of a Melbourne teenager have been committed to stand trial.The group, which includes a 13-year-old boy, are accused of killing 16-year-old Declan Cutler on March 13 this year.
A Victorian man has admitted he drugged and raped a woman who rented a room from him after it was advertised on Gumtree.Marco Gastello, 44, appeared by video link from prison in Melbourne's County Court on Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to five sexual offences.
Environmental groups and farmers are demanding better protection from oil and gas development for the rivers and flood plains of the Lake Eyre basin.The call follows a major study investigating the distribution of oil and gas across the flood plains that identified major environmental concerns.
With several days of rain ahead, Sydney might break a 72-year record as most of the country is hit with wild weather.
Mark Baker/APIn response to Australia’s biggest ever data breach, the federal government will temporarily suspend regulations that stop telcos sharing customer information with third parties. It’s a necessary step to deal with the threat of identify theft faced by 10 million current and former Optus customers. It will allow Optus to work with banks and government agencies to detect and prevent the fraudulent use of their data. But it’s still only a remedial measure, intended to be in place for 1
Mars has just introduced its first new M&M's character in 10 years, but it has already received backlash online.
Australian women and children trapped in Syrian camps are being labelled "tormentors" as the debate over their evacuation takes an ugly turn.Liberal deputy leader Sussan Ley used inflammatory language while expressing sympathy for Assyrian community members living in Australia.
Sneaky homeowners secretly renting out their properties on Airbnb could soon be dobbed in by their neighbours. Find out what's happening.
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Four flavours of the popular drink have been pulled from shelves over fears contamination could cause illness or injuries. Read more.
ShutterstockA new type of COVID test is set to be available from November for Australians to use at home. It promises an alternative to rapid antigen tests (RATs), which we’re familiar with. It also promises a faster and more convenient option than PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests performed in a lab. The distributor is marketing the new product as a “portable PCR self-test kit” and a “game-changer” in COVID detection. But does this new kit deliver what it promises? And is it worth the price
Drivers will soon start to see something new on the road but some say it could be more problematic. Do you think it's a good idea?
A Coles customer's basket fail has amused fellow shoppers - and it turns out she's not the first to make the error.
A police officer has admitted escorting his daughter across the Queensland border illegally when travel was restricted during the COVID-19 outbreak.Robert William Eickenloff was on duty as a senior constable with the Road Policing Command when he rode his motorcycle into NSW to accompany his only child across the border at Tweed Heads-Coolangatta in September last year, a Brisbane court was told on Thursday.
Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH, installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Photograph: Andrew CurtisArtist Paul Yore works with found and discarded materials, including other people’s abandoned craft projects. Embroidery threads, braid, cross stitch samplers and quilt pieces – once objects of promise and anticipation – sit forgotten in sewing boxes and bottom drawers, until they are consigned to the op shop or the tip. Rescuing the residues of other people’s unrealised pro
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has urged her fractious party to stick together and help transform the economy and the country, fighting to restore her dwindling authority after a chaotic first month in office.Addressing Conservative lawmakers and members at an annual conference overshadowed by internal bickering and confusion over policy, Truss said the party needed to unite to kick-start stagnant growth and tackle the many problems facing Britain.
A court appeal against a landmark legal victory by traditional owners halting drilling at a massive Northern Territory gas project has been expedited.The Federal Court will hear the appeal on November 15 and 16 after the same court last month found the offshore gas regulator shouldn't have approved environmental plans to drill in the Barossa gas field, 265km northwest of Darwin.
The NSW government is lobbying the Commonwealth to help fund its controversial plan to raise the Warragamba Wall by 14 metres.The government has written to Canberra seeking to split the cost of the massive infrastructure project that's estimated to cost about $1.
ShutterstockMore than a few eyebrows were raised at the weekend when it was reported a staggering 433 people won the jackpot of a government-backed lottery in the Philippines – sharing in 236 million pesos (about A$6.2 million). Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has led to calls for an enquiry into how this seemingly “near-impossible” outcome could have arisen. However, a basic understanding of probability and human psychology helps explain why this outcome isn’t as implausible as you might think. Ho
South Korea and the US military have conducted missile drills in response to North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet over Pyongyang's longest-range test.Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years and prompting a warning for residents there to take cover.