Category: Aussie News

Sydney Fish Market to get a $250 million makeover

Sydney Fish Market to get a $250 million makeover

The NSW government has unveiled plans for a significant redesign of Blackwattle Bay, shifting the Sydney Fish Market to a new home, displacing heavy industry and opening new tracts of inner-city homes and shops. The $250 million transformation, announced on Sunday by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, would house the fish market in a new Danish-designed building […]

Dodgy cameras lead to cancelled fines

Dodgy cameras lead to cancelled fines

HUNDREDS of fines sent to motorists are to be refunded after it was found a computer virus had fried dozens of speed and red light cameras across Melbourne. At least three people lost their licence due to dodgy readings from the calamitous cameras. Victoria Police said the cameras will continue operating but future fines will […]

Politicians under fire for pay increases while penalty rates cut

Politicians under fire for pay increases while penalty rates cut

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has said he may donate his pay rise to charity, arguing federal politicians should be able to turn down the wage hike. The pay of a junior federal politician will rise to more than $203,000 a year from July 1, after the Remuneration Tribunal announced the 2 per cent pay […]

NSW cops allowed new shoot-to-kill powers

NSW cops allowed new shoot-to-kill powers

NSW Police have been granted greater shoot-to-kill powers to deal with the “evolving threat of terrorism”. Legislation allowing for the strengthened powers was passed through the NSW Parliament’s upper house following a lengthy debate on Wednesday evening. The Bereijklian government pledged to introduce the tough new measure after the long-running probe into the 2014 Lindt […]

Sydney drops to freezing temperatures as winter solstice arrives

Sydney drops to freezing temperatures as winter solstice arrives

After today we’ll emerge from the depths of winter and march back toward the long, sunny warm days of Summer. Be prepared for today to be exceptionally short though, it’s the Winter solstice, meaning it is the shortest day of the year. The sun will rise at a very late 6.37am and set at the […]

Sydney’s M4 motorway to open next month

Sydney’s M4 motorway to open next month

The first section of Sydney’s multi-billion dollar WestConnex project will open next month, three weeks later than originally planned. Motorists will get a month free before having to pay to use the newly-widened section of the M4 between Parramatta and Homebush in Sydney’s west from July 15. Other sections of the $16.8 billion WestConnex project […]

Clive Palmer defends $10k per head family cruise

Clive Palmer defends $10k per head family cruise

CLIVE Palmer, billionaire mining magnate whose Townsville nickel refinery collapsed and took 800 jobs with it, is guilty of just one thing. Loving his wife and children. That’s the ruling of the court of Clive Palmer, anyway. Just a month after the former federal MP clutched a vomit bag, an oxygen mask and sporadically lay […]

Concord Hospital to undergo transformation

Concord Hospital to undergo transformation

Australia’s first specialised unit to care for veterans and their families will be built at Concord Hospital in Sydney’s west, the NSW Government has announced. The project is part of a $341 million upgrade to Concord Hospital and will be announced as part of Tuesday’s state budget. The State Government said the Defence Force Centre […]

First gun amnesty since Port Arthur massacre

First gun amnesty since Port Arthur massacre

THE first national gun amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre will aim to keep some of Australia’s 260,000 illegal guns out of terrorists’ hands. The three month amnesty will allow people to hand in unregistered guns from July 1. “This is an opportunity for people to present the guns to authorities, no questions asked and […]

Telstra cuts 1400 jobs to save $1b

Telstra cuts 1400 jobs to save $1b

GETTING your phone line repaired or finding technical support in person could get harder this year after Telstra revealed plans to slash 1400 jobs over the next six months as part of a $1 billion cost-cutting exercise. Australia’s biggest telecommunications provider revealed it would hold meetings with Communications Workers Union officialls tomorrow to discuss the […]

Deputy ATO commissioner resigns following fraud charges

Deputy ATO commissioner resigns following fraud charges

Deputy Australian Tax Office (ATO) commissioner Michael Cranston has resigned after being formally charged in connection with a $130 million fraud. Mr Cranston is not alleged to have known about the fraud, but is accused of using his position to help his son Adam Cranston, who is being investigated over the matter. The deputy commissioner […]

Travel departure card to be phased out

Travel departure card to be phased out

OVERSEAS travel’s most annoying feature is already obsolete and will soon be phased out altogether. The green departure card, or Outgoing Passenger Card (OPC) is scheduled to disappear, followed by the removal of the orange Incoming Passenger Card (IPC). But as international travellers departing Australia are already discovering it is no longer necessary to fill […]

Possible flash flooding in parts of NSW and Queensland

Possible flash flooding in parts of NSW and Queensland

THE weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for parts of Australia, which means your long weekend could get seriously soggy. NEW South Wales and south east Queensland are set for a soaking this weekend as the stubborn Tasman low that’s led to some of the heaviest rainfall for months refuses to budge. People […]

Sydney to Central Coast commuters have had enough

Sydney to Central Coast commuters have had enough

IT’S the everyday ordeal driving ordinary Australians to their wits end. Four and five hour commutes on top of eight, 10 and 12 hour work days have become the standard for tens of thousands of Australians forced outside of our major cities by the housing affordability crisis. “It’s f**ken tough, I’ll tell you that. It’s […]

Prince Harry arrives in Sydney for Invictus Games countdown

Prince Harry arrives in Sydney for Invictus Games countdown

Prince Harry has arrived in Sydney to mark the start of a 500-day countdown for the 2018 Invictus Games with several official engagements. He and his entourage touched down at Sydney’s International Airport, and were escorted into the city by police motorcycles and cars. Prince Harry was driven into the car park underneath Shangri La […]