Keeping young drivers on their toes

IT'S the little box that combines Big Brother and the back-seat driver

No apology for family of Azaria Chamberlain after dingo finding

THE Northern Territory government is not even considering apologising to the Chamberlain family

Police on the hunt for 63 guns stolen in six weeks

POLICE are investigating the theft of eight firearms from a NSW property, bringing the number of guns stolen to 63 in the past six weeks

Electric shock: prices to rise by 18 per cent

ELECTRICITY prices will rise by an average 18 per cent from next month – even more than expected, IPART has revealed this morning

RBA to end rort on credit card use

the Reserve Bank yesterday putting an end to the great ripoff that costs Australians $700 million a year

The new police response to petrol theft - just the fax

AS the cost of living spirals, petty crime is so out of control police have asked service station workers to fax them after drivers steal fuel

Toll will pay for missing link, the F3 to M2

 ONE of the missing links in Sydney's road network - the F3 to M2 - will be built and operated by a private company under a $3 billion

Power to the people with $210m handout in NSW Budget

A $210 million "cost of living package" aimed at easing the pain of household electricity costs, including a $20 lift to a low income energy rebate

Budget boost for NSW police force

At least 220 police officers will be recruited to the state's force to complement the 150 already added this year

Revolutionaries Reach Damascus

 Revolutionaries launched their campaign in Damascus as they clashed with regime forces in the neighbourhoods of Qabun, Qadam, Maidan, Kafarsouseh and Abbasiyin, leading to the raid and siege of these areas

Traffic warnings over long weekend - it's going to be an ugly fight

DRIVERS have been warned to expect delays on some major roads as they escape the city for the Queen's Birthday long weekend

Barry O'Farrell's big cash to build houses across NSW

THE state's lagging housing market will get a much-needed kick start, with the O'Farrell government extending stamp duty concessions to entice homebuyers

Full rate cut hope but don't bank on it

After the Reserve Bank slashed the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.5 per cent, experts predicted the Big Four would pocket an extra "lobster" from the decision

Sydney braces for wild weather

SYDNEY is being warned to brace for wild weather today as rain and wind batters the NSW coastline

Fake police officer works for a month undetected

A major investigation is underway into a security breach in which a man posed as a police officer at the Perth Watch House for more than a month

Call to standardise all L-platers across Australia

ROAD rules for learner drivers would be the same around Australia under a state government plan


Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr today announced Australia would support additional teachers and doctors for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, with a $90 million funding

Big tobacco targeting teens, says Plibersek

THE federal government says big tobacco is deliberately targeting vulnerable teenagers by selling cheap cigarettes

Rejected refugees get back on boats for another go

ASYLUM seekers rejected after arriving by boat a decade ago are boarding vessels and coming back to Australia in the latest surge of arrivals

Call to standardise all L-platers across Australia

ROAD rules for learner drivers would be the same around Australia under a state government plan