Last Updated: May 30, 2015

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Police take another aim at gun licences

MORE than 80 Victorian shooters may lose their licences through an administrative bungle.

Country docs agree to pay deal


ALMOST all South Australia’s country doctors have agreed to a new pay deal to work in regional hospitals.

Friends killed on way to funeral

Friends killed on way to funeral

A GROUP of friends on their way to a funeral in NSW have themselves been involved a fatal car accident.

Quake felt at Waterloo, Tassie

Seismograph instrument recording ground motion during earthquake. Picture: Thinkstock.

A SMALL earthquake was recorded near Geeveston yesterday morning.

Did this Aussie bar go too far?

Did this Aussie bar go too far?

A PERTH nightclub has copped a social media bashing after a petting zoo was staged outside its premises.

Duck hunt violence fears

Duck hunt violence fears

THERE are fears more confrontations may occur between duck hunters and protesters with just two weekends left in the Victorian season.

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Campbell Town knitters show off

Yarn bombing

CAMPBELL Town’s main street has taken on a bright new look, thanks to yarn bombing.

Trail takes next step to peak

DESPITE controversy surrounding the Stronger Regions Fund, the Grampians this week celebrated a windfall.

‘Putrid’ puppy farm closed

‘Putrid’ puppy farm closed

ONE of Victoria’s most shocking puppy factories has been shut down after its owners pleaded guilty to 240 charges of animal cruelty.

Immigration raid nets illegal workers


A RAIDhas resulted in 22 allegedly illegal workers being detained at a vegetable packing facility.

Farm mum eyes US stardom


DONNA Partridge, 35, from Gloucester, NSW, is in the running to competed on Extreme Huntress.

Powerbrawl 14 hang out for the numbers

Powerbrawl 14 hang out for the numbers

UPDATE: GEELONG’S Powerball 14 hope to get records for a $16.7 million Tatts prize in days, after the man who pocketed the cash denied cheating his workmates.

Feds offer $150m for Ring Road upgrade

Question Time

THE Abbott Government has offered a $150 million olive branch to the Andrews Government on infrastructure, pledging the amount needed to finish the upgrade of the M80 Ring Road.

Young woman shot in Northcote

Young woman shot in Northcote

THE LOOP: A WOMAN in her 20s has been seriously injured in a shooting in Melbourne’s inner north, with the gunman on the loose. Plus the latest morning news and transport updates.

Dream car takes off... at 320km/h

Qantam Kit Car - Bolte Bridge

A VICTORIAN man could be on the fast track to success after designing the world’s fastest kit car in his own backyard.

Flu jab paralyses Melbourne mum

Mum paralysed by flu shot

A FIT and healthy Melbourne mother was left paralysed from head to toe just days after having a routine flu jab.

Hippo Hooray! We think it’s a boy

Pregnancy for Petre

VIDEO reveals the moment Melbourne’s hippo mum gives birth — only days after tragedy rocked the zoo when a female gorilla was killed.

Anti-drugs crusader jailed for dealing

Muslim Leader

FORMER youth leader Fadi Abdul-Rahman, 39, a father of five, was today sentenced to a minimum sentence of two-and-a-half years.

Teen stabbed for ‘looking at someone the wrong way’


A 19-year-old suffered a punctured lung as up to 15 men took part in a violent punch-up at a carpark in Bankstown blamed by police on ‘testosterone’

Lowest home loan rate in history: For real?

Lowest home loan rate in history: For real?

LIVE BLOG: The lowest ever home loan rate has hit the market but borrowers are being warned not to get sucked-in by these rock-bottom numbers.

‘I lost 77kg but still see a size 26 woman’

Friday Life: Weight Loss

FIONA Wardrop lost almost 80kgs to be the fit, healthy woman you see today. But when the 32-year-old mother-of-three looks in the mirror, she still sees the 135kg woman she was.

The two most violent pubs in NSW

Ivy Nightclub Assault

THE IVY nightclub remains the only establishment in Sydney on the highest level of restrictions on the NSW government’s latest ‘violent venues’ list.

Struggle Street? Mt Druitt’s $1m house


STRUGGLE Street? This Mount Druitt house just sold for a million bucks, proving the western Sydney suburb is more than its TV image of housos and hard knocks.

Top 20 things to do this weekend

Top 20 things to do this weekend

FREE READ: There’s always heaps to do in the southeast. Find out what’s on when and where in our TOP 20 BEST OF BRISBANE

Two dead in head-on crash

Two dead in head-on crash

A MAN and a woman have died after a head-on crash west of Brisbane. The two people were reportedly driving separate cars. Picture: Channel 7

Read the full LNP election report


LNP stalwart Rob Borbidge has delivered a scathing review of the party’s performance at the January state election, outlining five major problems. READ THE FULL REPORT

Granny collected dead mum’s pension

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BFF BLOG: It would take this Queensland grandmother almost 200 years to pay back the cash she stole from taxpayers.

Fresh radio drama: Host leaves show

Southern Cross Austereo 2013 Launch Event at the Hilton Hotel. Triple M's Michelle Anderson And Greg 'marto' Martin. Pic Mar...

UPDATE: Austereo has released a statement about the sudden departure of one of their high-profile breakfast stars.

Labor ‘ripped heart from Qld investment’

Question Time

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey has delivered a stinging attack on the Queensland Government, accusing it of stifling business investment. COMMENTS 900+

Envy and greed lured TV host into drug syndicate

Key words

ENVY over a drug trafficker friend’s luxurious lifestyle lured a TV host and former SANFL footballer to become part of $40 million interstate drug operation, a court has heard.

Bikie chief in Adelaide to support arrested brethren

Bikie chief in Adelaide to support arrested brethren

ONE of Australia’s most senior outlaw bikies has attended an Adelaide court to support an arrested colleague following raids that have left their gang in shreds.

Woman dies in Kangarilla crash

Fatal crash

A WOMAN has died and two motorists have been seriously injured in a crash at Kangarilla, south of Adelaide. She is the seventh person to die on SA’s roads in just 12 days.

Daughter faces court on murder charge

Key words

A WOMAN charged with murdering her mother at Woodville Gardens has been remanded in custody after a bedside hearing.

Scream offers clue to grim find in basement car park


AN Unley resident heard a piercing scream around the same time a woman is believed to have been killed in the basement car park of Business SA’s Greenhill Rd headquarters.

Woman’s body may have been in office car park for days

Body found in Business SA carpark

THE body of a woman found in a basement car park on Greenhill Rd may have been there for some time. The body was found with head injuries and was concealed under a pile of items.

Red, white and blue farewell for Regan

Red, white and blue farewell for Regan

A SEA of balloons was released into the air over Bunbury Crematorium Chapel to remember a “cheeky little monkey” tragically taken too soon.

Perth nightclub cops spray for live animal gimmick

Perth nightclub cops spray for live animal gimmick

PERTH’S Llama Bar has copped a social media bashing after a petting zoo with baby animals was set up outside its premises at a cheap drinks event.

Mum won’t give up: Rinehart’s son

Mum won’t give up: Rinehart’s son

GINA Rinehart will appeal a court ruling that’s stripped her of control of the family’s multi-billion dollar trust, claims estranged son John Hancock.

SW bike rider, driver killed in crashes

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A 29-YEAR-OLD trail bike rider and a 33-year-old motorist have died in separate crashes in the South West.

Psych who can’t see children wants $10m

NEWS - State Government employee Peter Weygers outside his home in Claremont, Perth. Photo Ross Swanborough. 310513

FORMER Claremont mayor Peter Weygers says he wants a public apology and $10 million after his reputation was smeared by the Claremont serial killer investigation.

WA strangers split $30 million jackpot

WA strangers split $30 million jackpot

AS an ugly court case brews among Lotto players in Geelong, the vibe couldn’t be better for a group of strangers sharing $30 million.

Severe weather warning for state

Generic weather. Wet and Windy front hits Perth Pics Ernie McLintock

DAMAGING winds are forecast for most of Tasmania tomorrow, prompting a severe weather warning.

Foul play focus in missing mum case


POLICE now believe a Devonport mother listed as missing since 1978 may have been “the victim of a crime”.

Government clarifies Governor salary

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THE State Government has moved to clarify the salary paid to Governor Kate Warner amid reports she takes home more than the PM.

Fears of fireworks mayhem

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Possum/Glider Pic

BONORONG Wildlife Sanctuary fears cracker night will spark panic in vulnerable animals in its care.

Ice, snow close mountain road

Ice, snow close mountain road

ICE and snow have closed the road to Mt Wellington’s summit and made for dangerous driving conditions in parts of the Central Plateau.

Tip tipped to stay, at a price

Hobart City Council (HCC) green waste collection preview, keep it green and clean, machinery at the HCC McRobies Gully tip s...

HOBART ratepayers look set to keep their entire tip site a while longer yet — but at a cost.

‘Lives at risk’ if RDH tops up Palmo


LIVES will be put at risk if funds are diverted from Royal Darwin Hospital to Palmerston hospital, says the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.

Addict’s ice cook-up in soda bottle

Addict’s ice cook-up in soda bottle

A TERRITORY mechanic with an ice habit and an $8000 drug debt was caught making the drug in a SodaStream bottle when police knocked on his door.

Same-sex debate ‘attack on Abbott’

Military Parade through Darwin City to welcome the final troops back from Afghanistan ...... Prime Minister, Tony Abbott is f...

TREASURER Dave Tollner has labelled Bill Shorten’s call for a conscience vote on same-sex marriage an attack against Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Guilty plea tipped over ATM arson


DARWIN’S ATM arsonist will plead guilty in the NT ­Supreme Court later this year.

Top cop Bryson demoted

Commander Richard Bryson, speaks with the media after the kidnapping of Monique Edmondson had come to a tragic end with Josh...

RICHARD Bryson has had his position as Commander of the NT Police Force terminated, but he will return to the rank of superintendent.

Victim’s sister upset at legal grab

A Darwin airport fire truck on the way to a large fire in an industrial area was involved in a fatal accident with a mitcubi...

AIRSERVICES Australia will be prosecuted over a 2011 crash which killed three architects, but the sister of one of the victims is calling for it to be dropped.

Cats not quite seeing eye to eye

Cats past players and Dawson Simpson

BILL McMaster stood tall in premierships for the Geelong Cats but wouldn’t have seen eye-to-eye with contemporary ruckman Dawson Simpson.

How ‘Big Joe’ lost staggering 132kg

How ‘Big Joe’ lost staggering 132kg

FORMER Gold Coast Blaze manager “Big Joe” Tertzakian was a huge 251kg at his heaviest. But he had lifesaving surgery. Check him out now.

Let’s put the brakes on fatalities


SERGEANT Graeme Symonds can still remember her screams.

Federal MPs at loggerheads on gay marriage

Federal LNP politicians Warren Truss shadow minister for Infrastructure, Ewen Jones Federal Member for Herbert and George Ch...

DAWSON MP George Christensen has slammed his Federal LNP colleague Ewen Jones for “enlisting Jesus’ support” for gay marriage.

Duck hunt violence fears

Duck hunt violence fears

THERE are fears more confrontations may occur between duck hunters and protesters with just two weekends left in the Victorian season.

The greatest league of all

WorkSafe Country Championships, Goulburn Valley FL V Geelong FL

GEELONG Football League faces another rematch in the Worksafe Country Championships next year.

Friends of MG opportunity to invest

NEWS Murray Goulburn Meeting

‘FRIENDS’ of Murray Goulburn will be able to purchase shares in the co-operative from June 9.

Versatile range gaining traction

Versatile range gaining traction

THERE is no replacement for displacement and as the demand for more power increases, tracked tractors gain popularity.

Winter dry in east, wet in west

 FROST near Lancefield. Ice. Frost. Landscapes. White. Wire. Barbed wire. Rural. Fencing.

WINTER will be warmer and drier than normal in eastern Australia but cooler and wetter in southern WA.