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Vic footballers stand for Eurydice, women

Vic footballers stand for Eurydice, women

Their knees muddy and their arms linked, rival footballers stand in silence around the flowers that are piling up where Eurydice Dixon was killed. The Uni Blacks and St Bernard’s players are sending a message at Princes Park in Melbourne, a place that holds new meaning now. “Let’s start to show women the respect they…

Billions to boost western Sydney roads

Billions to boost western Sydney roads

Western Sydney roads are set to get a facelift in the upcoming NSW budget with more than $2.6 billion set aside for road projects over the next four years. The multibillion-dollar funding will be spent on road upgrades in western and southwestern Sydney with more than $780 million to be spent in 2018-19, the NSW…

Energy bill saver announced by NSW Govt

Energy bill saver announced by NSW Govt

A new service to switch households to cheaper energy bills has been announced by the NSW Government ahead of Tuesday’s state budget. As part of the government’s attempt to reduce the cost of living, households will be able to take their bills to Service NSW, who will do the admin work of finding the cheapest…

GetUp launches campaign to oust Dutton

GetUp launches campaign to oust Dutton

Activist group GetUp! is launching an election campaign to try and unseat Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in his marginal Brisbane electorate of Dickson. A major effort from GetUp! at the 2016 election helped cut Mr Dutton’s margin from 6.7 per cent to 1.6 per cent, and they are hoping to oust him at the…

Second major fire at Glasgow School of Art

Second major fire at Glasgow School of Art

A major fire has torn through one of Scotland’s architectural gems, the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, for the second time in four years. More than 120 firefighters fought the blaze during the night as it gutted the 1909 building and spread to a theatre and a nearby night club. No casualties…

Three motorcyclists killed on Qld roads

Three motorcyclists killed on Qld roads

A man has become the third motorcyclist to die on Queensland roads in the past 24 hours following a traffic crash west of Rockhampton. The 32-year-old was riding along Four Mile Rd at Kabra about 7.30am on Saturday when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a tree. He died at the scene.…

Docklands area now safe after gas leak

Docklands area now safe after gas leak

Authorities have decalred the Docklands area of Melbourne safe after an earlier gas leak saw over 300 people evacuated. Firefighters placed water fogs on the leaking gas on Saturday morning to disperse it and prevent a cloud. Specialists were deployed with detecting equipment to monitor the air, both in and around the incident. Victoria Police…

Detainees on Manus given curfew

Detainees on Manus given curfew

Refugees and asylum seekers being held on Manus Island have been warned to comply with a new curfew or risk being reported to police. Detainees were on Friday informed they would no longer be allowed to leave their accommodation blocks after 6pm each night. “Security service providers will ensure those who breach this direction (are)…

Sydney boy, 7, hit by car and hospitalised

Sydney boy, 7, hit by car and hospitalised

A NSW boy has been hospitalised after the seven-year-old was hit by a car in Sydney’s upper north shore. Police say the child ran onto Aluba Road in South Turramurra just before 10.30am on Saturday when he was hit by a Mazda CX5. Paramedics treated the boy for a possible leg fracture and head wound…

China state media condemns US tariffs

China state media condemns US tariffs

China has responded forcefully in state media after the administration of US President Donald Trump said it would impose tariffs on $US50 billion of Chinese imports, but some commentary left room for further negotiations. Late on Friday, China said it would impose additional 25 per cent tariffs on 659 US goods worth $US50 billion, in…