• Australian disability pension

    Sunday’s news in less than two minutes

    Share Search for MH370 black box could be completed within a week The search for missing flight MH370′s black box could be completed within a week, Australian authorities announced yesterday. The underwater search for the device, which will contain details of the flight’s final moments, has been narrowed to a circular area with a 10km [read more]

  • Michaelia Cash feminist

    Saturday’s news in under 5 minutes.

      1. Pleas from a Brisbane father to the Assistant Immigration Minister.  A Brisbane based man, David Nguyen, has expressed concern over his eight-month-old son’s wellbeing, after his Vietnamese ex-partner was denied a partner visa to stay within Australia. Mr Nguyen has pleaded with Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash to rethink this decision. “I don’t think [read more]

  • jews told to register in ukraine

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Jews in east Ukraine city told to ‘register’ with pro-Russian forces. In abhorrent news, Jews living in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk have reportedly been told to ‘register’ with the pro-Russian forces in the area. People of Jewish faith were apparently told they would need to hand over a list of the property [read more]

  • barry faz

    It’s right to hold politicians to a higher standard. And Barry O’Farrell was right to resign.

          It is tragic that New South Wales has lost an able and dedicated Premier apparently over a bottle of wine, even if it is a $3000 bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange. Many will be sad to see Barry O’Farrell go. He is one of the most skilled politicians in the recent history [read more]

  • Robert Marshall

    This politician actually just said that kids with disabilities are punishment for abortions.

              A politician in the US actually just said that children born with disabilities are punishment for women who get abortions. He actually said that. Republican party candidate Robert Marshall is openly anti-abortion, and this week is standing by his 2010 statement that said: “The number of children who are born [read more]

  • Barry O'Farrell

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Update: NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has been elected the new NSW Liberal leader. He was elected unopposed as the new NSW Premier. His nearest contender for the job, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, decided not to challenge in the leadership ballot. Supporters of each minister were running the numbers overnight in anticipation of a ballot, the [read more]

  • royals

    The Royals are here. Quick, everyone look fancy.

    THEY’RE HERE THEY’RE HERE. Prince William, Duchess Catherine (AKA Kate Middleton) and their little bundle of royal joy, Prince George, have just touched down in Australia. Everyone’s favourite trio of Royals have stepped off the royal plane in Sydney and they’re headed straight to the Opera House. Kate stepped off the plane in bright canary [read more]

  • child bride kills husband

    Just days after the wedding, she killed her husband with rat poison. Here’s why.

        At just 14 years old, Wasila Umar was forced to marry a man more than twice her age. Less than a week after their wedding, her 35-year-old husband and three of his friends lay dead in the couple’s home in Nigeria. Umar, who never had the chance to attend school, confessed to the [read more]

  • US running out of execution drugs 1

    The fascinating reason why the US is running out of execution drugs.

            32 states in America still have the death penalty. And those 32 states are facing a setback to the death penalty. It’s not protestors or activists, who think that capital punishment is abhorrent. It’s not any state government, which believes it’s time to repeal the death penalty. It’s because the country [read more]

  • Barry

    BREAKING: NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell quits.

      Barry O’Farrell has resigned from the job as the Premier of New South Wales . Mr O’Farrell has been Premier since 2011. The news comes after Mr O’Farrell’s appearance at the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) inquiry into Australian Water Holdings and O’Farrell’s reported inability to explain why he once accepted a $3000 bottle of [read more]

  • asylum seeker latifa

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Man charged with abduction of Queensland girl. A 35-year-old man from South Isis has been charged following the abduction of a three-year-old girl in Queensland last week. The police also charged the man with one count of break and enter and one count of deprivation of liberty in relation to the April 10 kidnapping. He is [read more]

  • Megan Hunstman

    7 dead babies discovered in an ordinary suburban home.

            Warning: This post deals with difficult subject matter that could be distressing for some readers. It’s a modest looking brick house in a sleepy middle-class suburb in America. From the outside, there was never anything for neighbours to be suspicious about. It was simply a normal home to a family of [read more]

  • adriennelegs

    Read this: You’ll never think about survivors of tragedy in the same way again.

            Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a professional ballroom dancer, former dance instructor and public speaker. She’s also a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, an incident that left her without a left foot. Adrianne, 33, has been in the news this week because on Friday, she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping [read more]

  • man charged chloe campbell abduction.

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Police investigating Chloe Campbell’s abduction take DNA samples from friends and family. The police have taken DNA samples from 20 people to aid their search for Chloe Campbell’s abductor. The 20 individuals include family and friends of the Campbells, and Detective Inspector Bruce McNab says that all have been given voluntarily. The police also [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    The question everyone’s asking about the disappearance of Chloe Campbell.

          Chloe Campbell’s shocking disappearance – and then remarkable return to her family – has dominated headlines for the past week. The disappearance of a little girl always sparks a media storm, but her astonishing reappearance raises as many questions as it solves. Her whereabouts are now known – and she is thankfully [read more]

  • CNN reporting of royal visit

    Cringe-worthy: CNN’s shameful reporting of the royals’ visit down under.

        UPDATE: Jeanne Moos, the CNN journalist behind a controversial news report on the welcome of British Royals to New Zealand, has apologised for any offence caused. “Duly noted,” she said. “I do humour and satire, and I am truly sorry if the tone of my story offended anyone.” Her apology followed the launch [read more]

  • Chloe Campbell

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. 3-year-old Chloe Campbell describes her potential abductors. Three-year-old Chloe Campbell has provided a clue for the investigation into her abduction. When speaking to family about her two-day disappearance, Chloe has reportedly used the phrase “daddy’s friends”. Detective Inspector Bruce McNab told The Courier-Mail that she had given the police “information (they) can use” to continue [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Suggestions Chloe went missing following a threat made to her father. Investigations into the disappearance of 3-year-old toddler Chloe Campbell are continuing today. She was returned to her mother early yesterday after being found by police in a showground across the road from her home in Childers, Queensland. Family friends have revealed to the Sunday Mail that [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    Saturday’s News in under 5 minutes

    Breaking: 3 year old missing Queensland girl Chloe Campbell found alive Three-year-old Chloe Campbell has been reunited with her mother after being found alive. Chloe, who vanished from her family’s living room on Wednesday night, was found at the Childers Showground, south of Bundaberg late on Friday night. Inspector Kevin Gutteridge told the ABC that [read more]

  • "This morning I heard the news and I cried at my desk"

    BEC: The most shocking part of the Hey Dad! cast interview.

              Last night I watched A Current Affair and frankly, I need to debrief. One thousand different thoughts and emotions are swirling around my head and I don’t even quite know where to start in unpacking it all. Let’s start with the fact that last night’s show was four years in the [read more]

  • Chloe Campbell

    Dad of missing three-year old pleads to abductor “don’t hurt my little girl.”

          A footprint on the roof of a car is being closely examined as potential evidence in the case of a missing three-year-old girl. QLD preschooler Chloe Campbell was discovered missing by her mother, Tammy, at 7am yesterday. Despite a search that went on throughout the night with the aid of a police helicopter [read more]

  • Madeleine McCann investigation

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes

        1. Missing Chloe Campbell The father of a missing three-year-old has said he fears that Chloe has been taken by a friend of the family. The preschooler from Childers in QLD went missing overnight Wednesday from her home. Her mother discovered her missing when she went to check on her at 7am yesterday. [read more]

  • Chloe Campbell

    PLEASE SHARE: Have you seen 3-year-old Chloe Campbell?

    The Queensland Police have issued an urgent child abduction report after a three-year-old girl went missing from her home in the suburb of Childers, which is near Bundberg. It’s been reported that Chloe Campbell was reported missing from her Ridgeway Street address at around 7am this morning. According to News Corp, Chloe’s parents put her [read more]

  • Peaches Geldof

    Thursday’s news in less than two minutes.

        Student in custody after stabbing incident. An American school student has allegedly stabbed 19 fellow pupils at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. At least five of the teenagers are understood to have been critically injured following the 30-minute attack. The student responsible is a 16-year-old boy who wielded two knives at the [read more]

  • Peaches Geldof dead

    Is this the only thing Peaches Geldof will be remembered for?

          By Rosemary Overell, University of Otago Yesterday morning I woke up, rolled over and, as I always do, scrolled through my Twitter feed. Owen Jones – a British socialist – tweeted his shock that Peaches Geldolf, 25, had died. I immediately checked for a hashtag and went about trying to find out [read more]

  • Pistorius crying

    Oscar Pistorius describes the ‘night that changed everything’.

            In one of the most shocking days in the Oscar Pistorius trial so far, the athlete broke down howling as he detailed the “night everything changed”. It was his second day giving evidence in his judge-only trial. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to killing Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistook her for [read more]

  • Ian Thorpe

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

          BREAKING NEWS: The 18-month old toddler found on a Sydney doorstep on Monday night was abandoned there by her father, it’s been revealed. Baby Mai’s 24-year-old mother says she only learned her baby had been abandoned after seeing news reports, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The mother was handed  herself into police yesterday and [read more]

  • ian thorpe

    Ian Thorpe is in ICU, facing the threat of losing the use of his left arm forever.

      Breaking: Former Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, 31, is in intensive care in hospital and facing the terrifying threat of losing the use of his left arm forever. The report comes from Network Seven, which stated that the swimmer contracted an infection following surgery at a hospital near his home in the Swiss town of [read more]

  • A man will appear in court today charged over the murder of Sophie Collombet

    Benjamin James Milward charged with the murder of Sophie Collombet.

          A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of French student Sophie Collombet. Benjamin James Milward was charged in Queensland after being extradited from NSW earlier today. French student Sophie Collombet, 21, was found dead on the banks of Brisbane River 12 days ago.  Her naked body was found in Kurilpa Park. [read more]

  • did schapelle do it

    Schapelle Corby’s former prisonmate claims Schapelle “knew she was carrying drugs.”

          Convicted drug smuggler Renae Lawrence has claimed that her former friend Schapelle Corby “knew” she was carrying drugs into Bali. Lawrence, who spent eight years behind bars with Corby, 36, made the hefty claim in a secretly-filmed video obtained by Network Ten and played on Eyewitness News tonight. “(Schapelle) did a good job of keeping her secrets. [read more]