Category: Aussie News

Panic buying as codeine over-the-counter ban looms

Panic buying as codeine over-the-counter ban looms

THERE are reports of panic buying of painkillers containing codeine as users stock up ahead of the February 1 deadline which will see the drugs become prescription-only. With the Australia-wide ban on over-the-counter codeine products less than a month away, pain specialists are warning those who use drugs like Nurofen Plus to talk to doctors […]

Sydney the hottest place on Earth

Sydney the hottest place on Earth

IT’S going to be another hot one for Sydney today, but thankfully much cooler than yesterday’s scorcher. The city will hang around the low 30s, a 10C drop from yesterday when Sydneysiders sweated through the hottest day in almost 80 years. After overnight storms, Penrith and Richmond are expecting another day of 40 temperatures, with […]

Temperature could hit up to 45C today

Temperature could hit up to 45C today

AUTHORITIES are sending warnings to the public to prepare for the worst as a “blast furnace” moves across Australia. Emergency services are bracing for what is predicted to be one of the hottest days of the year as a dangerous “blast furnace” moves across Australia. Large parts of southeast Australia are set to swelter through […]

Complaints about lost parcels on the rise

Complaints about lost parcels on the rise

WAITING for a package to arrive? Don’t expect to be properly compensated if it happens to get “lost” in the mail. Complaints about lost parcels are on the rise — and it’s a problem Australia Post customer Wessel Appel is all too familiar with. Mr Appel, who lives in Brisbane and runs a side business […]

Sydney to expect over 40 degree heat this weekend

Sydney to expect over 40 degree heat this weekend

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is urging Sydneysiders to “check up on their elderly neighbours” on Sunday, with the mercury expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the city. Several areas in Sydney’s west are predicted to swelter through the weekend, with highs of 45C in Penrith, 44C in Richmond and 43C […]

Seaplane involved in Sydney crash destroyed in previous fatal accident

Seaplane involved in Sydney crash destroyed in previous fatal accident

THE seaplane that crashed killing six people north of Sydney on New Year’s Eve had been “destroyed” in a fatal accident and rebuilt, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau report shows. The aircraft involved in the crash had previously flown as a crop duster with a different registration but the same serial number. It was involved […]

Australia’s largest abattoir gutted by fire

Australia’s largest abattoir gutted by fire

AUSTRALIA’S major meat processor — with exports to over 80 countries — has been gutted by a fire causing millions of dollars of damage. THE state’s biggest meat abattoir was ablaze on Wednesday night as firefighters battled to control the massive fire in the Murray Mallee. Authorities were called to Thomas Foods International’s meatworks, on […]

Deadly beginning to 2018 on NSW roads

Deadly beginning to 2018 on NSW roads

On the first day of 2018 three people have died in separate crashes on NSW roads. Three people have been killed in separate crashes on NSW roads on the first day of 2018, with police laying charges over two of the incidents. An 18-year-old man is expected to face a Sydney court from his hospital […]

Whole family wiped out in Sydney plane crash

Whole family wiped out in Sydney plane crash

THE millionaire killed with his whole family when their seaplane plunged into a Sydney river on New Year’s Eve was a “loving man” who lost his first wife to cancer just three years ago. Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside new fiancee Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Ed, 23, and William, 25, […]

NYE fireworks erupt, thousands evacuated

NYE fireworks erupt, thousands evacuated

AS Australians partied, thousands were evacuated from a NSW beach after a barge of fireworks caught alight at NYE celebrations. AS the rest of Australia rolled out its New Year’s Eve celebrations, thousands were evacuated from a beach on the NSW Central Coast after a fireworks barge caught on fire during NYE celebrations. The barge […]

Australia set to bring in New Year’s Eve with a bang

Australia set to bring in New Year’s Eve with a bang

Fireworks displays are being tweaked and partygoers are taking up position as Australia prepares to bring in 2018 with a bang. Melbourne is putting on its biggest show of the year tonight in the CBD, with 14 tonnes of fireworks set to be launched from the top of 22 city buildings for New Year’s Eve […]

Police target five driving offences this holiday season

Police target five driving offences this holiday season

FED up police officers are cracking down on the five common and potentially fatal offences drivers are committing on our roads. Furious police have slammed “irresponsible drivers” who’ve helped boost the horrific road toll to alarming levels amid warnings the safety message is failing to hit home. Superintendent David Johnson, of Queensland’s Road Policing Command, […]

Australia Post customers fuming as Christmas presents fail to arrive

Australia Post customers fuming as Christmas presents fail to arrive

IT’S almost the New Year. But many Australia Post customers are still waiting for their Christmas parcels to show up. On December 9, I purchased a few different Christmas presents for my partner online, feeling quite pleased with myself for being so organised. Over the next week, they all arrived — except one. Growing slightly […]

Stay safe, have fun for NYE say Qld police

Stay safe, have fun for NYE say Qld police

Keeping yourself safe but still having a good time is the overriding message from Queensland police for New Year’s Eve revellers across the state. New Year’s Eve revellers across Queensland are being told to be alert for security concerns but not to let it harm their celebrations. Hundreds of thousands of Queensland police will work […]

Customers hospitalised after salmonella outbreak

Customers hospitalised after salmonella outbreak

THREE people are in hospital and more than a dozen others are sick after 17 confirmed cases of salmonella linked to sandwiches, wraps, rolls and focaccias purchased from the Gawler South Bakery. The bakery is continuing to trade but has stopped serving several sandwich-type products containing chicken and other fillings, and is co-operating with SA […]