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Australia opt day-one honours after gradual Starc blast at Gabba

Australia opt day-one honours after gradual Starc blast at Gabba

Updated November 21, 2019 19:33:39 A late flurry of wickets has Australia in the box seat after dismissing Pakistan for 240 runs on day one of the first Test at the Gabba. State of play:Pakistan was dismissed for 240 after winning the toss and batting firstMitchell Starc took 4-52 while Pat Cummins took 3-60Asad Shafiq…
Developer secretly recorded speaking of ‘paying off’ Aboriginal groups

Developer secretly recorded speaking of ‘paying off’ Aboriginal groups

Updated November 21, 2019 18:07:54 A Victorian corruption hearing investigating whether developer John Woodman bribed City of Casey councillors has heard recordings of phone calls where he discussed "paying off" Aboriginal groups for favourable land deals.WARNING: This article contains language that some people may find offensive. Key points:The IBAC hearing was played recordings of calls…
‘Missing’ cherry picker the least damning finding in scathing represent on council

‘Missing’ cherry picker the least damning finding in scathing represent on council

Updated November 21, 2019 17:18:23 Staff at a west Victorian council used corporate credit cards without permission, made hundreds of thousands of dollars renting their own equipment to council and potentially profited from selling property, according to a damning report. Key points:A 2019 investigation into the Yarriambiack Shire Council has found deficiencies in the organisation…
Tens of hundreds of Victorian properties without vitality on ‘code red’ fire day

Tens of hundreds of Victorian properties without vitality on ‘code red’ fire day

Updated November 21, 2019 19:50:39 Lightning strikes and hot, gusty winds have fanned more than 60 fires across Victoria, including a grassfire which firefighters believe may have destroyed a home in the state's north. Key points:The wild weather smashed debris into powerlines, leaving thousands without power, and blew a dust storm across MilduraA cool change…
A girl accused of $26.7m fraud in opposition to NAB faces extra bribery costs

A girl accused of $26.7m fraud in opposition to NAB faces extra bribery costs

Updated November 21, 2019 19:12:04 A Sydney woman is facing 74 separate charges of bribery and corruption after she allegedly defrauded one of the nation's biggest banks to the tune of $26.7 million. Key points:Ms Rosamond allegedly bribed the NAB's former chief of staff with luxury travel and renovationsProsecutors claim she secured lucrative contracts with…
Centrelink apologises to family over bushfire emergency price mix-up

Centrelink apologises to family over bushfire emergency price mix-up

Updated November 21, 2019 15:39:39 The Department of Human Services has apologised to a family who were told they'd have to immediately pay back emergency payments granted to them after they lost everything in the recent bushfires in northern New South Wales. Key points:Dane and Kath Armstrong and their two children lost everything in a…
Nurse secretly filmed girls folks in replace room and loo at Melbourne sanatorium

Nurse secretly filmed girls folks in replace room and loo at Melbourne sanatorium

Updated November 21, 2019 15:28:08 A nurse employed at a Melbourne private hospital streamed images of partly naked colleagues from secret cameras installed in the staff change room, a court has heard. Key points:Sean Farrow installed cameras in the staff change room, a toilet cubicle and the patient recovery roomThe court was told Mr Farrow…
Fraser Anning’s plod data subpoenaed in financial anguish hearing

Fraser Anning’s plod data subpoenaed in financial anguish hearing

Posted November 21, 2019 15:08:43 Former Queensland senator Fraser Anning's travel records are being subpoenaed from the Department of Home Affairs, as bankers attempt to locate him overseas to serve him with bankruptcy papers. Key points:The Department of Home Affairs is being asked to hand former senator Fraser Anning's travel documents to Bendigo BankThe bank…
How can a city’s temperature tumble 10C in precisely 10 minutes?

How can a city’s temperature tumble 10C in precisely 10 minutes?

Updated November 21, 2019 14:33:10 Temperatures in the south of Tasmania dropped 10 degrees Celsius in 10 minutes today. Key points:Meteorologists say the quick change in temperature was courtesy of a cool change from AntarcticaParts of Tasmania have hit temperatures in the mid-high 30s todayA fire ban is still in place in the state's east…
The profits candy position that makes males happier of their marriages

The profits candy position that makes males happier of their marriages

Updated November 21, 2019 15:37:59 The best marriages are probably based on teamwork. But it seems individual contributions do matter — specifically, who earns how much of the household income.My research shows that in, heterosexual couples, men are happier when both partners contribute financially — but much prefer to be the main breadwinners.With stress levels…

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