Former minister fined $12,500 for lie

FORMER West Australian Cabinet minister Norm Marlborough has been fined $12,500 after being found guilty of giving false evidence to a corruption watchdog

Prisoners hurt in Corrective Services van smash near Silverwater jail

TWO prison officers and three inmates have been taken to hospital after a prison van collided with another vehicle in Sydney's west

Truck drives into home, seven injured

A TRUCK has slammed into a Sydney house, with paramedics now assessing up to seven people, the Ambulance Service of NSW says

More littering fines but no more bins

DROPPING a lolly wrapper, empty chip packet or cigarette butt on a footpath could soon cost you a $375 fine

Mystery teenage hero pulled free baby hit by Melbourne train

A WOMAN who helped rescue a baby hit by a Melbourne train says the unsung hero is a teenage boy who pulled the helpless infant free

Planning Minister calls the Opposition ... winkers

Ms Keneally was being grilled over Labor lobbyist Graham Richardson's role in planning approvals when she denounced Liberal MP Brad Hazzard

استراليا تأمل بسحب قواتها من افغانستان باسرع وقت

رفض بولكنر الكشف عن اي تفاصيل اضافية حول خطة بلاده الا انه قال ان هذه الخطة قد تتعارض مع الاسلوب الذي ستتبعه قوات الناتو والايساف لزيادة قواتها في افغانستان

Sydney businesswoman's body found with scarf wrapped tightly around neck

Police have confirmed that the badly decomposed body found floating in a Sydney creek last week is that of Sydney businesswoman Wei Chen

Teen arrests for kid's cancer charity theft

POLICE have arrested two more youths over the theft of six bicycles from the offices of children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality

No excuses, all pools must be fenced

ALL home owners with backyard swimming pools, including those on waterfront properties, will be forced to install fences under tough laws to be introduced by the State Government

Defective dummies recalled after choking hazard warning

ABOUT 3000 potentially lethal baby dummies have been recalled by NSW Fair Trading after failing tests by Choice

Tax returns could be scrapped under radical new proposal

AUSTRALIA'S tax system will be overhauled and refunds simplified under a blueprint being proposed by Treasury boss Ken Henry

Residents warned as bushfire approaches

RESIDENTS of two Rockhampton suburbs have been told to prepare for a bushfire to reach them later today

Dead teen shot, man 'ingested substance'

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl is dead and a woman in her 40s is in a critical condition in hospital following an incident at a house in the north Queensland town of Mareeba

Corrupt cops stole drugs, extorted money

TWO policemen extorted tens of thousands of dollars from Sydney tobacconists, NSW's Police Integrity Commission (PIC) has found

Tony Stewart drops legal action over being dumped from Ministry after meeting Nathan Rees

NSW Labor MP Tony Stewart has dropped his legal fight over being dumped as a minister after meeting with Premier Nathan Rees

Richo: 'too much attention on Haddad meeting'

LABOR identity Graham Richardson says too much significance has been placed on his meeting with the head of NSW's planning department

Government Formation Awaits Suleiman's Return from Spain

A wind of optimism is blowing on Lebanon following positive statements by the president, the speaker and the prime minister-designate on cabinet formation

More asylum-seeker vessels bound for Australia

URGENT talks were under way last night between Canberra and Jakarta over responsibility for a suspected Australia-bound asylum-seeker

استرالية عمرها 16 عاما تستعد للابحار بمفردها حول العالم

 استعدت استرالية عمرها 16 عاما للابحار من سيدني يوم الاحد في محاولة مثيرة للجدل لكي تصبح اصغر شخص يبحر بمفرده حول العالم