Last Updated: April 24, 2014

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8:19PM (AEST)

Four WA boys jailed over man's death

FOUR boys have been sentenced to detention for killing a man, while the victim's mother told them to make a better future for themselves. Read more

7:24PM (AEST)

Tinkler named as ICAC witness

MINING baron Nathan Tinkler has been named as a witness for NSW's latest corruption inquiry. Read more

7:20PM (AEST)

New generation of Anzacs remembered

THE Australian Army's Chief of Joint Operations says Anzac Day is a time to pay tribute to soldiers still risking their lives around the world. Read more

7:09PM (AEST)

Rudd's batts evidence must yield answers

FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd will appear at a royal commission into Labor's home insulation program on May 14. Read more

5:47PM (AEST)

Heineken returns to growth in Europe

BREWER Heineken says its business in Western Europe grew by 3.4 per cent, but earnings were lower. Read more

5:03PM (AEST)

Whitehaven cuts coal guidance

WHITEHAVEN Coal has reduced production guidance by up to 900,000 tonnes due to problems at its mines. Read more

5:01PM (AEST)

Franklin says crash 'just an accident'

SWANS player Lance Franklin says he wasn't texting or speeding and has apologised to the owners of cars he damaged in a crash in Sydney. Read more

5:01PM (AEST)

Transurban expands into Qld for $7b

TOLL roads owner Transurban has agreed to buy Queensland Motorways, the owner of several Brisbane toll roads, for slightly more than $7 billion. Read more

4:46PM (AEST)

Rise in pension age inevitable: Hockey

TREASURER Joe Hockey has stopped short of confirming a planned rise in the pension age, but says it is inevitable. Read more

4:18PM (AEST)

No review of Michael Jackson doctor's case

CALIFORNIA'S Supreme Court says it won't review the conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, with Conrad Murray's lawyer now eyeing a federal court appeal. Read more

4:18PM (AEST)

Ruralco to return to the black

RURALCO says it expects to post a half year net profit of between $4.5 million and $5 million in May. Read more

4:18PM (AEST)

NSW govt to prolong Bulli rapist's parole

THE state of NSW has gone to court over notorious 'Bulli rapist' Terry John Williamson, saying it wants to put him under extended supervision. Read more

4:18PM (AEST)

Cannabis use can damage heart of young

FRENCH researchers are warning that cannabis use can damage the heart, a complication they have especially in young males. Read more

4:04PM (AEST)

Healthcare magnate in serious condition

RAMSAY Health Care founder and billionaire Paul Ramsay is in a serious condition in a European hospital. Read more

3:58PM (AEST)

New Zealand stocks rise on energy rally

ENERGY stocks are continuing to rise on hopes opposition parties seeking to regulate the sector won't be calling the shots after the election. Read more

3:53PM (AEST)

Car rego hike in Victorian budget

THE Victorian government is hiking up car registration to help pay for a $286 million GST cut and infrastructure spending. Read more

3:31PM (AEST)

Two more arrests in NSW hog-tie murder

POLICE have made two more arrests as part of their investigations into a Newcastle murder. Read more

3:31PM (AEST)

Minister to join youth vigil for Anzac Day

SOUTH Australian Veterans Affairs Minister Zoe Bettison will take part in a youth vigil ahead of Anzac Day, standing guard at a city memorial overnight. Read more

3:31PM (AEST)

Man discovers horse's head on car bonnet

A HORSE'S head was left on the bonnet of a car in Sydney's west, with the shocked vehicle owner calling police in the early hours of the morning. Read more

2:53PM (AEST)

NSW man gets 7yrs for Russian roulette

A MAN who subjected his partner to a game of Russian roulette, pulling the trigger three times, has been given a minimum term of four and a half years. Read more

2:48PM (AEST)

Tas government scraps free-range egg plan

TASMANIA'S new government has scrapped a plan for its agencies to buy only free-range eggs. Read more

2:38PM (AEST)

Aust internet speeds up as ranking drops

AUSTRALIAN internet sped up by 27 per cent in 2013, but the country dropped several places in global rankings, a report says. Read more

1:58PM (AEST)

Teen dies after heartbreaking rescue bid

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has died in a NSW Blue Mountains lake despite a desperate rescue attempt by his brother and a fisherman. Read more

1:56PM (AEST)

Car production races ahead by 12%

NEW figures show car production is surging, driven by European demand. Read more

1:56PM (AEST)

NT man tried to extort woman over job

A NORTHERN Territory woman was allegedly told "it's your money or your job" after a man helped her gain employment and wanted more money. Read more

1:55PM (AEST)

Royal fumble for Abbott

A SLIP of the tongue by Prime Minister Tony Abbott has broken with royal protocol, but the Cambridge duo didn't seem to mind. Read more

1:55PM (AEST)

William speaks of admiration for Australia

PRINCE William has described his admiration for Australia during a speech at Parliament House in Canberra. Read more

1:55PM (AEST)

Sick pets could be hurt by Qld bikie laws

THE RSPCA is calling on the Queensland premier to guarantee participants in a charity motorbike ride won't be hit with the state's anti-bikie laws. Read more

1:55PM (AEST)

WA father sad for accused in son's death

THE father of a Perth man who died after being pushed outside a nightclub while trying to hug a stranger says his son's assailant simply overreacted. Read more

1:55PM (AEST)

Man accused of child sex abuse from '70s

A MAN has been extradited to Queensland from NSW to face five child sex offences dating back to the 1970s. Read more

12:58PM (AEST)

Centrelink's computers need overhaul

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey says Centrelink's computers need a substantial overhaul to address growing delays in handling phone calls. Read more

12:49PM (AEST)

MH370 search resumes as debris ruled out

THE Bluefin-21 underwater search for MH370 is more than 90 per cent complete, while air crash investigators have dismissed debris found in WA's south. Read more

12:47PM (AEST)

Qld polling booth bullies face crackdown

THE Queensland government is backing changes that would see party workers charged if they block or harass voters outside polling booths. Read more

12:16PM (AEST)

William and Kate to cruise Canberra sights

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will leave Canberra a little greener when they plant trees at the National Arboretum, before heading to Parliament House. Read more

12:14PM (AEST)

Vic car search yields 1.2kg of amphetamine

POLICE responding to reports of a suspicious loiterer in a Melbourne street have uncovered 1.2 kilograms of amphetamine in a man's car. Read more

12:07PM (AEST)

Rowers raise oars in Anzac sea burial

SURF boats will row out to sea and scatter the ashes of those who served in battle as part of the Gold Coast's moving dawn service. Read more

12:06PM (AEST)

US weighs clemency for long-term inmates

THE US government is weighing clemency for inmates who have been jailed for 10 years and have a good record to end overcrowding in prison. Read more

12:01PM (AEST)

New height limits for Shrine's surrounds

THE Victorian government says it will legislate to stop Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance from being overshadowed by neighbouring developments. Read more

11:46AM (AEST)

Prince Charles's brother-in-law dies in US

MARK Shand, a conservationist and author, and the brother-in-law of Prince Charles, has died in the US after falling and hitting his head. Read more

11:32AM (AEST)

Sex assault of Qld girl being investigated

QUEENSLAND police are investigating the serious sexual assault of a girl on Mornington Island. Read more

11:20AM (AEST)

Man charged with woman's death in Doonside

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found in a home in Doonside, in Sydney's west. Read more

11:20AM (AEST)

William and Kate plant a tree in Canberra

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have planted an English oak tree at the National Arboretum in the nation's capital. Read more

11:20AM (AEST)

Boy sang gospel song so abductor freed him

A NINE-YEAR-OLD US boy who was abducted from his driveway says he sang a gospel song until his abductor freed him. Read more

11:20AM (AEST)

ERM Power wins $1b government contracts

BUSINESS-FOCUSED electricity provider ERM Power has secured $1 billion worth of contracts with the NSW and federal governments. Read more

11:19AM (AEST)

Police nab alleged online sex predator

A MAN has been arrested and charged with child pornography offences after police posed as a mother of a young girl with whom he allegedly tried to have sex. Read more

11:13AM (AEST)

Mend ties with Indonesia, Plibersek says

SHADOW foreign minister Tanya Plibersek worries a new administration in Jakarta may not be as concerned with quickly resolving ties with Australia. Read more

11:00AM (AEST)

Deadly threat of pancreatic cancer in EU

EXPERTS are calling for priority to be given to preventing and treating pancreatic cancer, which is predicted to kill 82,300 people in the EU this year. Read more

11:00AM (AEST)

Twitter to boost Jakarta's flood defences

AUSTRALIAN academics will use Twitter to help protect Jakarta from flooding after nabbing one of the IT company's much-coveted "data grants". Read more

11:00AM (AEST)

Apple splitting stock as iPhone sales soar

APPLE has announced plans to buy back an additional $US30 billion of its stock and split stock on the back of strong iPhone sales. Read more

10:57AM (AEST)

Vic factory fire 'like a bushfire': worker

WORKERS have been forced to flee as a fire raced through a Melbourne fibreglass factory, while nearby residents were warned to stay indoors. Read more

10:40AM (AEST)

France service personal for Anzac bugler

ASHLEY Thomson will perform the Last Post at the Villers-Bretonneux dawn service, almost a century after his grandfather fought at nearby Pozieres. Read more

10:40AM (AEST)

Atlas Iron achieves record shipments

ATLAS Iron achieved record shipments of iron ore during the March quarter but realised weaker prices. Read more

10:40AM (AEST)

ResMed lifts 3rd quarter earnings

RESMED has defied flat sales growth from its core US business to lift its third quarter earnings by six per cent. Read more

10:34AM (AEST)

Taxi lobby wants crackdown on private cabs

THE NSW Taxi Council has called on the state government to crack down on an app that lets private drivers transport people for a fee, saying it's unsafe. Read more

10:23AM (AEST)

Southern Cross Forest receiver closes mill

THE receiver of Southern Cross Forest Products is closing a mill and winding down the Australian unit in a bid to sell the business as a going concern. Read more

10:16AM (AEST)

Gallipoli protest sparks security overhaul

A LONE protester disrupted the dawn service in 2013, but it may have been a blessing in disguise as it's led to an overhaul of security at Gallipoli. Read more

10:08AM (AEST)

Hunter town donates Anzac rosemary

ABOUT 20,000 sprigs of rosemary will be donated by a small Hunter town to Legacy to be used in Sydney's Anzac Day commemorations. Read more

10:08AM (AEST)

Prisoner charged over fellow inmate death

A 19-YEAR-OLD inmate at Wooroloo Prison Farm east of Perth has been charged over the death of Troy Allan Roginson, 35. Read more

9:36AM (AEST)

Globe to do worldwide Hamlet tour

SHAKESPEARE'S Globe theatre is setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking Hamlet to every country on Earth. Read more

9:05AM (AEST)

FMA joins rural swap rate probe

NZ'S Financial Market Authority is now also looking into interest rate swaps banks offered to rural customers, joining the Commerce Commission's probe. Read more

8:55AM (AEST)

Pop star Chris Brown's US trial delayed

AN assault trial for US singer Chris Brown has been postponed for several months, with a status hearing scheduled for June. Read more

8:20AM (AEST)

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5%

THE US Commerce Department says sales of new homes declined 14.5 per cent last month. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

Wran state funeral to be held May 1

THE NSW government says the state funeral for former long-serving premier Neville Wran will be held at the Sydney Town Hall on May 1. Read more

8:10AM (AEST)

Inflation pressures force OCR rise: RBNZ

NZ Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says inflation pressures are becoming apparent, which meant a second OCR rise in two months was needed. Read more

8:07AM (AEST)

Chobani secures $US750M TPG investment

PRIVATELY-HELD food company Chobani secures a $US750 million investment from TPG Capital to help fund the yoghurt maker's growth. Read more

8:07AM (AEST)

Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit

DELTA Air Lines says its first quarter profit came in at $US213 million, which is up from $US7 million for the same time a year earlier. Read more

8:07AM (AEST)

Finance News Update, what you need to know

FINANCE News Update, what you need to know Read more

8:07AM (AEST)

LME metals close mixed

COPPER is flat and nickel holds onto its gains as the LME base metals close mixed, but aluminium lifts 0.8 per cent. Read more

8:06AM (AEST)

Stocks to watch on Thursday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Thursday Read more

8:06AM (AEST)

LNP knew of Gibson's past: MP

A FORMER head of Queensland's ethics committee, who defected from the LNP, has challenged the government's recall on MP David Gibson. Read more

8:06AM (AEST)

Gold prices rise on Ukraine tension.

GOLD prices have lifted 0.3 per cent, supported by escalating Russia-Ukrine tension and shifting expectations on US economic growth. Read more

8:06AM (AEST)

Aussies in Gallipoli will return in 2015

SOME Australians who secured a ticket to the Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 are visiting this year too because they didn't know if they'd make the cut. Read more

5:57AM (AEST)

Aussie swimmers in strife at Gallipoli

A BOATLOAD of tourists has disrupted rehearsals for the Gallipoli dawn service by noisily swimming less than 100 metres off the North Beach heritage site. Read more

4:33AM (AEST)

AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

AOL is to introduce a range of Miramax films to its online video On Network. Read more

1:01AM (AEST)

Amazon snares classic shows in HBO deal

ONLINE retailer Amazon, under pressure to boost its bottom line after a spate of furious growth, will offer the HBO cable network to its prime members. Read more

12:08AM (AEST)

Palestinian rivals to try reconciliation

PALESTINIANS are making a new attempt to overcome their political split by holding general elections in seven months. Read more

Yesterday

10:47PM (AEST)

Nepal officials deny sherpa exodus

NEPALESE officials are denying that sherpa guides on Mount Everest are abandoning this year's climbing season after a deadly avalanche. Read more

10:47PM (AEST)

Special royal birthday for one in Adelaide

THOUSANDS excitedly welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to a civic reception during their whirlwind visit to Elizabeth north of Adelaide. Read more

10:47PM (AEST)

Bieber sorry for Japan war shrine visit

JUSTIN Bieber has apologised to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine. Read more

9:55PM (AEST)

Greece reaches financial milestone

GREECE has reached a major financial milestone that was required if it were to be granted more debt relief, the European Union says. Read more

9:55PM (AEST)

Thai navy to pursue Aussie journalist

THE Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking. Read more

9:55PM (AEST)

Possible MH370 debris examined by ATSB

DEBRIS washed up on a beach in WA's south is being examined by the ATSB, which has played down links to MH370. Read more

9:55PM (AEST)

Expect tough love on May 13: Hockey

TREASURER Joe Hockey has signalled his debut budget is likely to include across-the-board spending cuts. Read more

7:06PM (AEST)

Brisbane's southside on measles alert

HEALTH authorities have issued a measles alert for Brisbane's southside after a man was diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. Read more

6:50PM (AEST)

Younger veterans to lead Perth Anzac march

FOR the first time, Perth's Anzac commemorations involve sunset services, younger veterans fronting the march and a live broadcast of the dawn service Read more

6:50PM (AEST)

Tasers rolled out across country Victoria

THE Victorian government is providing $13.5 million to fund the rollout of Tasers in 24-hour country police stations. Read more

6:25PM (AEST)

Endangered birds being killed on WA roads

FLOCKS of endangered black cockatoos gathering on roadsides are being run over in Western Australia's south. Read more

6:23PM (AEST)

China Mobile profit down 9.4 per cent

CHINA Mobile has seen is quarterly profit drop 9.4 per cent as customers used its services less. Read more

6:21PM (AEST)

Bully report points finger at the boss

MANAGERS are the bullies in the majority of cases reported to the FairWork Commission's inaugural quarterly report. Read more

6:16PM (AEST)

Sydney neighbourhood dispute ends in court

A JUDGE has dismissed a lawsuit between two warring couples from a picturesque beachside village in Sydney's Pittwater area that began 20 years ago. Read more

6:16PM (AEST)

'Put war veterans before monuments': Rev

A BRISBANE church leader wants politicians to focus on the welfare of returned soldiers during the first Anzac Day since the Afghanistan war withdrawal. Read more

6:16PM (AEST)

Change family violence system: Vic police

VICTORIAN police say the approach to family violence needs to change, with more focus on targeting victims and perpetrators deemed a higher risk. Read more

6:00PM (AEST)

VC recipient on minds in Burnie

THERE will be mixed feelings in the struggling Tasmanian city of Burnie on Anzac Day after its first Victoria Cross recipient was named earlier this year. Read more

5:31PM (AEST)

Brisbane man's death not suspicious

POLICE say the death of a man whose body was found on a Brisbane street, following reports of a nearby fight, isn't suspicious. Read more

5:19PM (AEST)

Axe falls on NSW planning head Sam Haddad

THE top planning bureaucrat in NSW, Sam Haddad, has had his position cut after nine years in the role. Read more

5:17PM (AEST)

Harradine remembered as above politics

FORMER Prime Minister John Howard has headed the list of dignitaries at a state funeral to farewell Brian Harradine. Read more

5:08PM (AEST)

Police release CCTV of Kings Cross attack

POLICE have released CCTV footage of a violent sexual assault in Kings Cross in January in a new bid to catch the man responsible. Read more

5:08PM (AEST)

No end to pay row at China shoe factory

WORKERS at the world's largest athletic shoe factory are on strike for a second week over disputed social security and housing fund payments. Read more

5:08PM (AEST)

Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles

TOYOTA has had a very good first quarter, outperforming GM to sell a record 2.58 million vehicles. Read more

5:08PM (AEST)

New SA minister urges Anzac Day turn-out

SOUTH Australia's new Veterans' Affairs Minister has called on local residents to attend an Anzac Day service this year. Read more

4:43PM (AEST)

Love letters inspire Gallipoli Art Prize

SYDNEY artist Idris Murphy has won the 2014 Gallipoli Art Prize for his landscape painting, Gallipoli Evening 2013. Read more

4:20PM (AEST)

Elderly man found in rugged Vic bushland

AN elderly man missing for two days in Victoria has been found safe and well, but the dementia sufferer tried to evade the chopper crew that spotted him. Read more

4:10PM (AEST)

Benign inflation good news for borrowers

LOWER than expected inflation numbers mean the Reserve Bank can keep the cash rate low. Read more

4:04PM (AEST)

Vic Anzac services focus on younger vets

THE growing group of veterans of conflicts and peacekeeping missions since the Vietnam War is a key focus of Anzac Day ceremonies in Victoria. Read more

3:35PM (AEST)

Tourists to copy Royals' desert trip

PRINCE William and Kate have renewed Uluru's place on the global stage and tourists are expected to follow. Read more

3:33PM (AEST)

JB Hi-Fi loses a key player in its success

JB Hi-Fi boss Terry Smart has announced he will retire in August after 14 years with the electronics retailer. Read more

3:19PM (AEST)

Microsoft expands Bing use in schools

MICROSOFT has expanded a program that allows US schools to stop ads from appearing when the Bing search engine is used. Read more

3:19PM (AEST)

Mental illness still stigmatised in work

MENTAL illness is still stigmatised in the workplace. Read more

2:35PM (AEST)

Business confidence on the improve

AFTER several years of weakness, the trend in business confidence in Australia is geting stronger and stronger. Read more

2:35PM (AEST)

Young veterans pride of Anzac march: RSL

NSW RSL president Don Rowe says Afghanistan veterans will lead the Anzac Day march in Sydney, to recognise their sacrifices and welcome them home. Read more

2:18PM (AEST)

Pain for households as gas prices soar

GAS prices in NSW are set to rocket again, causing households across the state more utility bill pain. Read more

2:16PM (AEST)

NSW new-look cabinet sworn in

THE new NSW cabinet has been sworn in at Government House in Sydney, with Premier Mike Baird urging them to sell their strengths to the public. Read more

2:14PM (AEST)

Human bone among four found off Gold Coast

FOUR bones have now been found in a popular Gold Coast waterway and forensic testing has shown one is a human leg bone. Read more

2:12PM (AEST)

Royals not big draw card for show-goers

CROWDS at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show were standard despite a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Read more

2:08PM (AEST)

Elderly drug king pin remains behind bars

AN elderly man accused of being part of one of the largest drug supply rings in NSW has been refused bail in court. Read more

1:57PM (AEST)

William and Kate have packed Canberra trip

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will sample Canberra's cultural offerings, plant trees and attend an Anzac Day service during their time in the capital. Read more

1:49PM (AEST)

Discovery to ease ravages of chemo

AN Australian medical breakthrough will reduce the arduous side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients. Read more

1:40PM (AEST)

Farmer on feet for Middle East peace

ULTRAMARATHON runner Pat Farmer wants to inspire peace in the Middle East "with my own footsteps". Read more

1:35PM (AEST)

Perth man dies after hug triggers assault

WA Police have charged a 26-year-old man with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly assaulted a man who hugged him outside a nightclub. Read more

1:18PM (AEST)

Deal reached on Vic mall rail station

CONSTRUCTION work will start soon on a train station in Melbourne's Southland Shopping Centre. Read more

1:14PM (AEST)

Morrison dismisses UN concerns

IMMIGRATION Minister Scott Morrison has rejected claims from the UN that the Abbott government's boat turn-back policy is breaching the refugee convention. Read more

1:06PM (AEST)

WA's EPA seeks public views on shark plan

THE EPA has called for public comment on the WA government's bid to extend its controversial shark catch-and-kill policy. Read more

1:06PM (AEST)

Medicare Locals to be target, hints Dutton

MINISTER Peter Dutton says the Abbott government wants to transfer health funding away from bureaucracies like Medicare Locals. Read more

1:06PM (AEST)

UK man fined over live goldfish dare

A UK man has been convicted under the Animal Welfare Act after he swallowed a live goldfish in a Neknomination challenge. Read more

12:36PM (AEST)

Internet job ads fall 2.6 pc in March

GOVERNMENT figures show internet job ads fell 2.6 per cent in March to be 4.7 per cent lower than a year earlier. Read more

12:36PM (AEST)

CPI suggests rates on hold for a while yet

THE consumer price index rose 0.6 per cent in the March quarter for an annual rate of 2.9 per cent and within the RBA's two to three per cent target band. Read more

12:36PM (AEST)

Stocks to watch at noon on Wednesday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at noon on Wednesday Read more

12:29PM (AEST)

Tesla delivers China's first electric cars

AMERICAN firm Tesla Motors has delivered the first eight electric cars to customers in China. Read more

12:26PM (AEST)

Violence drops as booze costs go up: study

A BRITISH study has found that increasing the price of alcohol has helped reduce binge drinking and serious violence. Read more

12:24PM (AEST)

Diggers prepare for Afghan Anzac Day

AUSTRALIAN troops in Afghanistan will mark Anzac Day with a dawn service and touch footy, but no beer ration. Read more

12:17PM (AEST)

WA's second top cop appointed ACC chief

WA deputy police commissioner Chris Dawson will become chief executive of the Australian Crime Commission next week. Read more

12:10PM (AEST)

Woman hurt after being hit by ambulance

A YOUNG woman has serious injuries after she stepped into the path of an ambulance on its way to another emergency. Read more

12:09PM (AEST)

CSIRO makes botox for plastic

AUSTRALIAN scientists have developed a material that can slow the ageing process in plastic. Read more

10:59AM (AEST)

NZ migration causes inflation concern

STATISTICS for March continue a trend of increasing migration to New Zealand, which may prompt action from the central bank. Read more

10:53AM (AEST)

Women find complex music sexy

CHARLES Darwin's theory that music's primary function is sexual courtship may be right. Read more

10:53AM (AEST)

End pension rise discrimination: Ryan

ANY pension age increase would backfire unless discrimination against older workers is addressed, the Age Discrimination Commissioner says Read more

10:26AM (AEST)

Western Front set to surpass Gallipoli

MAJOR General David Chalmers has predicted the Western Front will surpass Gallipoli as the focal point of Anzac Day commemorations beyond 2015. Read more

10:26AM (AEST)

Easter road blitz nabs Qld sergeant

A BRISBANE sergeant has allegedly been caught drink driving during the Easter road safety blitz. Read more

10:14AM (AEST)

Qld man crushed to death by car

A MAN has died after being pinned under a car he was working on the Gold Coast. Read more

9:45AM (AEST)

Women's army service remembered

AS Anzac day approaches, a surviving member of the Australian Women's Army Service is determined to keep its contribution alive. Read more

9:39AM (AEST)

NASA satellites used to protect reef

NASA satellites are being used to show where polluted water runs into the Great Barrier Reef, helping researchers understand its impacts. Read more

8:58AM (AEST)

Bieber seeks delay in US DUI trial

LAWYERS for Justin Bieber have filed a motion to postpone the pop star's May 5 trial for driving under the influence in Florida. Read more

8:22AM (AEST)

Chevrolet Impala brakes investigated

THE 2014 Chevrolet Impala is being investigated after a US driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning. Read more

8:21AM (AEST)

DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

ELLEN DeGeneres is to help produce a new US television competition series in which contestants will design furniture. Read more

8:15AM (AEST)

Hotel chain mulls capital return

MILLENNIUM & Copthorne Hotels could return capital to investors if its Chinese property development investment floats on the stock exchange. Read more

8:00AM (AEST)

Gold falls on China demand concerns

GOLD prices have fallen to their lowest since February 10 as traders fear demand from China will stagnate as the nation's economy slows. Read more

7:47AM (AEST)

Finance News Update, what you need to know

FINANCE News Update, what you need to know Read more

7:47AM (AEST)

Nickel continues its rise

NICKEL has continued to surge, closing up 2.2 per cent on the LME, while copper lifts 0.3 per cent and aluminium rises 1.3 per cent. Read more

7:47AM (AEST)

Masked men rob Adelaide hotel

TWO masked men, one armed with a machete, have robbed an Adelaide hotel and have fled in a stolen vehicle. Read more

7:47AM (AEST)

Kiwi breaks US86c on OCR confidence

THE New Zealand dollar rose above US86 cents as investors were increasingly confident the Reserve Bank would again raise the OCR. Read more

7:17AM (AEST)

France-Anzac connection still strong

THE bond forged between the Anzacs and the people of France almost a century ago remains strong today. Read more

6:24AM (AEST)

Prince Charles tipped for Gallipoli 2015

NOTHING is official yet but it's been suggested Prince Charles is the most likely royal to attend the 2015 Anzac Day centenary commemorations in Gallipoli. Read more

12:48AM (AEST)

Unilever says it will use less plastic per

UNILEVER is looking to reduce its environmental impact, with plans to cut down on the amount of plastic in each of its bottles. Read more

12:12AM (AEST)

Comcast 1Q earns surge

THE Winter Olympics and Jimmy Fallon's elevation to The Tonight Show host has helped boost NBC revenue, and drive up Comcast's income in the first quarter. Read more

MG steps up

GLOBAL FOOD FORUM

MURRAY GOULBURN lifted its farmgate price for the fifth time this season.

Alpine Saints seek Anzac Day win

 Essendon training. Scott Lucas on the lead.

MYRTLEFORD will look for its first win when it takes on fellow winless club Wangaratta on Anzac Day.

Few gain from high prices

Elders agents take bids on first-cross ewe lambs which made $151 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.

Anger as diesel firm winds up

 Henty Machinery Field Days. Ron Kukler, Green Diesel Fuel System

A LIQUIDATOR has been appointed to wind up former Geelong company Green Diesel Corporation.

Going for gold

 Cut Daffodils in the cool room. David and Robin Jackson of Jacksons Daffodils in Surges Bay on their farm.

FEW growers have won the top daffodil award in the UK or the US. Yet one Australian has taken out both. Meet David Jackson.