• Hearses await the coffins to be unloaded from the plane

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes

    1. Bring them Home     A trumpeter has played The Last Post as the bodies of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight landed in Holland. The Dutch King and Queen as well as more than 1000 family members, and the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop were at Eindhoven [read more]

  • Man arrested after spiking drink with ritalin

    He spiked her drink with ritalin to get her to have sex with him. She was his wife.

      BY SHAUNA ANDERSON A drink spiked to procure sex. There is no getting around the fact that this is illegal. No matter how you frame it -a simple prank? An innocent idea gone AWOL. A drunken spur of the moment action. It is drink spiking and it is against the law. A Sydney man [read more]

  • MH17 Maslin

    The parents of three children lost in the MH17 disaster release a statement.

    The Maslin family, whose three children were lost in the MH17 disaster, spoken out about their tragedy Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris lost their children Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis, 8, when they travelled on MH17 with the grandfather, Nick Norris. The family also released a more recent photograph: In addition to a statement, [read more]

  • jacqui lambie q and a

    Jacqui Lambie, the only d**k anyone’s talking about today, is you.

        By ALISSA WARREN Did you shrug yesterday when you heard the news that Jacqui Lambie had said on radio she’s looking for a rich guy with a big dick? Be honest. Tell me. When you read that a female politician had gone on breakfast radio and talked about wanting a ‘well hung’ man, [read more]

  • The missing teen sparkled a nationwide FBI search

    This teenage girl went missing almost a year ago. Today, she mysteriously returned home.

          By SHAUNA ANDERSON A teenager missing for nine months has mysteriously returned home creating more questions for investigators. 287 days after 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez went missing from her hometown of North Conway in New Hampshire in the US, her mother posted this message to her Facebook page. “Abby IS HOME!! She is [read more]

  • scary stalker story

    Girl receives text from stalker… who was hiding under her bed.

        In news that will make you want to lock all of your doors and windows, a stalker has broken into a teenage girl’s bedroom and stayed under her bed all night. The teenage girl, from Chester, England, received a series of text messages while she was lying in bed, including one that said “I’m [read more]

  • Footage of the crash site has emerged.

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. MH17 developments: Operation Bring Them Home     The first flight of bodies from the crash site in Ukraine is due to arrive at the Dutch military base near Eindhoven around lunchtime today (AEST). Yesterday evening Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a major operation to secure and identify the bodies – Operation Bring Them Home. [read more]

  • Toni McHugh

    “Don’t you dare ask me to feel sorry for Toni McHugh.”

            By ELIZABETH STEWART On Sunday night I got into a fight on Facebook. “Let’s all remember Toni McHugh is not to blame for the murder of Allison Baden-Clay!!!!!” wrote one of my friends. “I feel sorry for her. She’s been punished enough!” I saw red and I said as much. Don’t [read more]

  • HIV condom

    News: One of the greatest inventions of all time just got even better.

      The condom is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Think about it. It helps prevent unwanted pregnancies, and protects against the spread of sexually transmitted viruses. And now, one of the greatest inventions of all time has just got better. An Australian company has developed a revolutionary new condom that reportedly stop HIV [read more]

  • Significant developments overnight. The train that hold the bodies will begin its journey away from the crash site,

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. MH 17 developments overnight   BREAKING NEWS: Separatists have now handed over the black box to the Malaysian delegation. This morning at 5am the UN security council voted in favour of Australia’s resolution demanding full and unfettered access for investigators at the Malaysia Airlines jet crash site in eastern Ukraine. The Australian-sponsored resolution, which [read more]

  • means testing of a single childcare rebate would still see eligible families receiving a minimum of 30% of their reasonable childcare fees reimbursed by taxpayers.

    News: The draft recommendations of the productivity child care report are out….

    After a long wait and an endless amount of media speculation, the Productivity Commission has released its draft inquiry report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. One of the key features of the proposals is what many were counting on – the ability to claim back the costs of nannies. The average out-of-pocket cost of [read more]

  • victims of mh17

    They were people on that plane. Not just numbers or nationalities. And these are their stories.

              They were people. Not just numbers, not just nationalities. They were people on that plane. And knowing some of their personal stories – who they were and who they left behind –  is a vital step towards bringing them home. Because it’s much harder to care about numbers than it is [read more]

  • A memorial to the victims at the crash site

    All today’s developments on flight MH17.

    1. The Prime Minister demands “justice” as Julie Bishop arrives in Washington.     “We owe it to the dead, all the dead, we owe it to the families, all the families to do everything in our power to respect the bodies, to find the truth and to ensure justice is done,” Tony Abbott told [read more]

  • Vision has showed the black box being recoverd

    Monday’s news in less time than it takes to drink your coffee.

    1. MH17 developments The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has demanded “justice” for the 37 dead Australians lost when flight MH17 was downed on Friday. His words come as world leaders say they are just days away from imposing sanctions against Russia. In other news the black box has been recovered overnight. For more on these overnight [read more]

  • Toni McHugh

    9 harrowing confessions from the 60 Minutes interview with Gerard Baden-Clay’s mistress Toni McHugh.

            It’s the murder trial that has dominated headlines for the past month – and this week, Gerard Baden-Clay was found guilty of murdering his wife Allison. Tonight, 60 Minutes aired an exclusive interview with Gerard Baden-Clay’s mistress, Toni McHugh. Ms McHugh began an affair with Baden-Clay in 2008 – and it continued, [read more]

  • reactions to mh17

    Today’s MH17 news in less than five minutes.

    List of Australians on board flight MH17 is released. The names of the 36 Australian citizens and residents, who were among the total of 298 passengers and crew on board flight MH17, have now been released. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said, “we bleed for them, we grieve for them and we will do everything [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine. All 295 on board confirmed dead.

    (The rest of) Sunday’s news in under 2 minutes.

    Details about flight MH17 continue to emerge. For the latest updates and details on flight MH17 please click here.  Al Gore criticises Australia’s decision to repeal the Carbon tax. Former US Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore has called the repeal of the Carbon Tax by Australia a “disappointing step”. He added this was particularly [read more]

  • mh17 shot down

    Today’s MH17 news in less than two minutes

    Pro-Russian separatists loot MH17 crash site Valuable evidence may have been destroyed as pro-Russian separatists have raided the MH17 crash site. The rebels are believed to have taken debris and personal belongings, and there are conflicting reports as to the location of the plane’s black box. Horrifically, The Interpreter is reporting that as many as [read more]

  • israel invades gaza

    (The rest of) Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

    Details about Flight MH17 continue to emerge For today’s coverage of Flight MH17, please click here. Israel warns they will increase military operations in Gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that his military are preparing for the possibility of significantly widening their ground operation in Gaza. It is estimated that the Palestinian death [read more]

  • Malaysia airline MH17

    Why was Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 flying over Ukraine?

      By GEOFFREY DELL As investigations continue into who brought down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people on board – including at least 28 Australians – questions must be asked as to why the plane was flying over the troubled Ukraine region in the first place. Malaysia Airlines has confirmed the Boeing 777-200 [read more]

  • mh17 shot down

    “What if the cure for HIV was on that flight?”

            Today Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky. All 298 people on board, passengers and crew alike, were killed. As reports began to circulate about the people on board – their nationalities, and the occasional name – it was also revealed that up to one hundred of those [read more]

  • mh17 crash site 1

    NEWS: Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine. All 298 on board confirmed dead.

           What we know so far about MH17 – Authorities say that 27 Australians were on board – The plane was carrying 298 passengers and crew – The plane came down in Ukrainian airspace, reportedly after being hit with a surface to air missile – Ukraine’s president has labelled it a “terrorist attack”  [read more]


    Here we go again: Israel and Hamas resume their war.

    by ANTHONY BILLINGSLEY The prospect of another Israeli-Gazan conflict is upon us with the beginning of Israeli ground operations in Gaza. There have been suggestions that the Israeli action will be limited to the destruction of alleged Hamas tunnels into Israel, although it is unclear why such a goal would require ground forces in Gaza. As is [read more]

  • Cor Pan's Facebook post

    The FB status shared by a MH17 passenger minutes before the plane took off.

               UPDATE: Passenger who posted Facebook photo not on flight MH17. Although Mr Cor Pan did indeed post the following photo to Facebook, he was not on board the flight MH17. Some people who viewed the photo realised that beneath the planes front wheel, the letters “RC” are visible. MH17′s registration number [read more]

  • passport

    UPDATED: 33 Australians lost on Flight MH17.

          There are believed to have been at least 33 Australians on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Australian victims are believed to include nine Victorians, nine from QLD, one from NSW, seven from WA and one from the ACT. The number was previously reported as 27, and then 28. It is unclear [read more]

  • mh17 shot down

    Incredible picture showing airlines who are getting out of the Ukrainian airspace.

      The airspace over Ukraine is usually filled with planes, as flights headed for major airports in Europe and Asia fly overhead. This is what it looks like today, according to an image sent in a tweet by Newsweek. The map above shows Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines lost contact with MH17. When Malaysia Airlines [read more]

  • 295 people were on board Mh17

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Passenger jet “shot down”: 295 dead     A Malaysia Airlines plane with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine, near Russia, with claims it was shot down. Flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Aviation experts say it was a deliberate act. CNN have reported that the US have confirmed [read more]

  • Does this campervan promote rape culture?

    “Sometimes I feel like I’m a human shield, standing in front of my daughter.”

                My 8 yo daughter is old enough to read the slogans on the Wicked Camper vans we see around Byron Bay when we go there on holidays. We’re there a couple of times a year and I’ve seen dozens of these repugnant things being driven by budget travellers and [read more]

  • Asylum seekers held in Malaysia.

    Lawyers say 153 asylum seekers are being kept in rooms without windows, and denied legal help.

     UPDATE: 153 asylum seekers held on customs vessel, in rooms without windows. Fairfax has reported that approximately 153 asylum seekers – the Sri Lankan Tamils whose boat was intercepted by Australian authorities near Christmas Island two weeks ago – are being held on an Australian customs ship. The rooms the asylum seekers are being held [read more]

  • gerard baden clay appeal

    Gerard Baden-Clay appeals his murder conviction.

          Gerard Baden-Clay has appealed his murder conviction. The appeal comes two days after the 43-year-old was found guilty of killing his wife Allison, and sentenced to life imprisonment with a 15 year non-parole period. The father-of-three’s legal team lodged an appeal with the Queensland Court of Appeal on Thursday afternoon, after being [read more]