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The West Australian government will spend $26.7 million to add three new helicopters to its emergency rescue service.
Negative commentary surrounding the AFL's umpires has disappointed Melbourne premiership coach Simon Goodwin.The league's umpiring is again under a spotlight after a series of controversial incidents over last weekend raised the ire of fans.
Incoming independent Fowler MP Dai Le has hit back at suggestions she was ineligible to stand for parliament, accusing Labor of a smear campaign.Ms Le, who won the southwest Sydney electorate off Labor at Saturday's election, faced questions after the victory about whether she was a citizen of another country.
Richmond will ponder fielding a smaller forward line as they attempt to manoeuvre through at least two AFL games without spearhead Tom Lynch.The in-form key forward suffered a hamstring strain in Saturday's win over Essendon and is set to miss games against Sydney and Port Adelaide, with the bye in between, before returning against Carlton.
A woman accused of staging a robbery as a guise for killing her mother two decades ago has been found guilty of murder by a jury.Isabela Carolina Camelo-Gomez, now 47, pleaded not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to murdering Irene Jones on November 2, 2001, at her Sydney home.
The Queensland premier has refused to comment on why three Labor MPs blocked the release of the corruption watchdog's legal costs in its case involving former Labor treasurer Jackie Trad.Ms Trad is in a legal battle with the Crime and Corruption Commission to stop it releasing a report into allegations she interfered in the recruitment of under-treasurer Frankie Carroll in 2019.
A man accused of murder over the fatal shooting of an alleged intruder at a remote Northern Territory home has faced court.Kim Jamie Keith Kellett, 38, is accused of killing the 26-year-old Indigenous man on March 17 near the Cutta Cutta Caves, 30km southeast of Katherine.
Asian stocks opened mostly in positive territory even as global growth concerns and weak US economic data weighed on Wall Street overnight.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.
Gains for the mining sector and the big banks have helped the Australian share market put in a solid performance this morning despite an overnight drop on Wall StreetThe benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index was up 56.6 at noon, while the All Ordinaries had risen 51.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has raised the official cash rate to 2.0 per cent in a widely anticipated move.
Rainfall records have tumbled across Queensland's southeast and northern NSW.More than 50 sites in the region registered over a metre of rain in a week during 2022, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
A woman who stabbed her friend inside a Melbourne rooming house because he didn't like her music taste has been sentenced to seven years in prison.Bianca Bonney was staying with her friend at the Dragon Village rooming house in Ascot Vale in February 2020 because she was homeless.
Affirmative sexual consent will be legally required in NSW from next week and an education campaign targeting young people lets them know what it looks like."Consent can't be assumed from silence or inactivity," Attorney-General Mark Speakman said on Wednesday.
Fremantle's dual Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe could make his long-awaited comeback from injury in state league ranks this weekend.Fyfe hasn't played an AFL game this season after having shoulder surgery last year.
Des Hasler insists he did not cross a line in criticism of NRL officials, claiming he doesn't even remember the post-match comments that could land him and Manly in hot water.The fallout from the Sea Eagles' loss to Parramatta continued on Wednesday, with Hasler conceding there was now no hope of Tom Trbojevic returning this season from shoulder surgery.
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold a public inquiry to determine if three southern Sydney councillors took kickbacks to favour developments.Operation Galley will investigate the conduct of former Georges River Council and Hurstville City Council councillors, Constantine Hindi and Vincenzo Badalati, as well as then HCC councillor Philip Sansom.
The Dolphins are continuing to build an impressive forward pack for their debut NRL campaign, adding Warriors second-rower Euan Aitken.Aitken, 26, had already announced he would not head back to Auckland for the 2023 season and he won't have to move far at all, remaining in the same Redcliffe base the Warriors have played out of through the COVID period.
A recommendation to restrict casino trading hours in Queensland as part of efforts to curb alcohol fuelled violence has been rejected by the state government.Casinos in the state "already operate under a significant level of scrutiny" and have more security than other venues, the government says, in response to an evaluation of its alcohol-fuelled violence policy.
Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has thanked fans for their "condolences and kind words" following the recent death of his son Jethro.The Bad Seeds musician, known for hits including Into My Arms and where the Wild Roses Grow, said the messages from supporters were "a great source of comfort".
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