Tasmania

Turnbull jumps ahead of Shorten

THE Coalition is still trailing Labor on a two-party preferred poll, but Malcolm Turnbull has stretched his leader as the country’s preferred leader. The latest Newspoll published in The Australian reveals the Prime Minister now leads Labor’s Bill Shorten as preferred leader 45 to 31. The Coalition also received its …

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It’s January. It’s snowing in Tassie

JUST two days after the state sweltered through blistering heat, snow has been falling on Tasmania’s higher peaks. The Great Lake Hotel has posted photos of snow falling at the Central Highlands pub this morning and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has reported snow above 900m. Parts of the state …

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Tasmania

Woman arrested for allegedly killing her kids

GOLD Coast detectives have arrested a Gold Coast woman over the deaths of two people over a five-year period. The woman, believed to be from Maudsland, was arrested by detectives from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch with assistance from the Homicide Investigation Unit relating to the suspected suspicious deaths …

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Masseur faccing sexual assault, rape charges

A BRISBANE man, charged with raping and sexually assaulting three women while they were receiving treatment, has had his court case adjouned so he can obtain a Thai interpreter. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will face Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow. It is alleged the man, a …

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Tasmania

Sydney is a complete joke thanks to this train strike

AT THE beginning of every year, eyeballs all over the globe focus on Sydney as our fair city lines up alongside London, New York, Tokyo and other major centres to prove itself in their league. The annual New Year’s fireworks display, showing off the city’s stunning harbour and unique landmarks, …

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Tasmania

Salim could spend years in jail

FORMER Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer could have a long wait to fight charges of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to cheat and defraud in relation to a car crash. The delay in the case going to trial was revealed at a bail hearing on Wednesday for Mr …

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Tasmania

Average home loan cracks new record

THE average Australian mortgage has cracked half a million dollars for the first time, making breaking into the housing market that much harder for many Aussies. That means Australians are forking out almost 13 times their annual income to buy property, according to the 14th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability …

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Tasmania

Juice truck crash causes KMs of chaos

A TRUCK rollover has heavily delayed traffic on the Pacific Motorway in the southern Gold Coast. Just after midday the truck has crashed at the Gold Coast Highway offramp southbound, 1km north of the Tugun bypass. The truck was carrying juice, but the load has not spilt. The right lane …

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Tasmania

What Australia needs to improve

AUSTRALIA has been ranked as the seventh-best country in the world — overtaking the US for the first time — in an annual ranking survey. We have moved up a place in the US News Best Countries rankings released today, as Donald Trump’s United States slipped down one place to …

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Tasmania

Bashed teen was trying to save her dog

TAYLOR Hall was just trying to save her dog when she was savagely bashed in a violent Melbourne carjacking on Monday. The 18-year-old victim was beaten by thugs as she was hauled out of her car in Melbourne during a terrifying crime spree. She was in her Renault convertible in …

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