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Get ready for a lunar eclipse
June 15, 2010 at 2:07 PM


AUSTRALIANS watching the sky later this month will be treated to a partial lunar eclipse when the shadow of the Earth partially obscures the Moon.
 

Cops get new power to fine
June 15, 2010 at 1:46 PM


POLICE statewide will be given the power to issue on the spot fines for public nuisance offences.
 

Jacko's parents united by ruling
June 15, 2010 at 1:46 PM


THEY may be feuding, but Michael Jackson's parents managed to put on a united front at the Los Angeles Superior Court for Dr Conrad Murray's hearing.
 

Ship 'ignored stricken Jessica'
June 15, 2010 at 1:32 PM


THE watch officers on a ship which collided with Jessica Watson's yacht did not offer help after the crash, says a report which blames both parties.
 

Daylight bill 'to go ahead'
June 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM


AFTER being inundated by daylight saving supporters, MP Peter Wellington has decided to push ahead with his Bill for a vote on the issue.
 

Two dead in light plane crash
June 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM


THE pilot who was killed in a light plane crash in Sydney's south west this morning has been identified.
 

Uni student on trial for $2m fraud
June 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM


A UNIVERSITY of Queensland business student who had $2 million mistakenly deposited into his account will stand trial for trying to steal the money.
 

TV was 'relying on Abby dying'
June 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM


ABBY Sunderland's dad says he cut ties with TV show producers after he felt they assumed she was going to die.
 

'No hope' for missing fishing mate
June 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM


A MAN feared drowned at on a fishing trip was struggling to remove his steel-capped boots after the canoe he and a mate were in capsized at Wivenhoe Dam.
 

Patel declines to testify
June 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM


FORMER Bundaberg Hospital chief surgeon Jayant Patel has elected not to give or call evidence in his manslaughter trial.
 

Two dead as small plane crashes in Sydney
June 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM


TWO people died when a light plane crashed into a property at Canley Vale in south-western Sydney this morning.
 

LNP hit by another defector
June 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM


A THIRD member of Queensland's opposition Liberal National Party has quit, saying it's wracked by divisions and she has no faith in its vision.
 

One dead, kids hurt in light plane crash
June 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM


AT least one person is confirmed dead and five children are injured after a plane crashed in south west Sydney.
 

Council meetings for reality TV
June 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM


A SHIRE council that has been embroiled in controversy for years is set to become the subject of a new reality TV show.
 

Learner driver six times over
June 15, 2010 at 6:32 AM


A LEARNER driver has been caught more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit, leaving police disgusted with drivers' attitudes.
 

Fishing mates missing on lake
June 15, 2010 at 6:22 AM


A SEARCH has begun for two Ipswich men who have failed to return from a fishing trip on Lake Wivenhoe.
 

Where'd we be without our Queen?
June 15, 2010 at 6:00 AM


HAPPY birthday to our beloved Queen Elizabeth. Without her  benevolent reign,  Australia would be left utterly bereft.
 

TV rivals in Taser fight
June 15, 2010 at 5:55 AM


RIVAL war deepens after Nine security guard is allegedly Tasered by Seven counterpart.
 

Water costs to increase - report
June 15, 2010 at 12:59 AM


CONSUMERS could be left paying more as reform overhaul changes the way states charge for water.
 

Ban quizzed on asset sale
June 15, 2010 at 12:34 AM


HAJNAL Ban sold a sick friend's assets, including a tractor, TV and fridge, while holding financial power of attorney, tribunal documents show.
 

O'Chee may bid for surprise comeback
June 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM


COLOURFUL former Nationals Senator Bill O'Chee is considering making a comeback from the political dead in the Coalition's must-win seat of Wright.
 

Rich wife must pay ex-hubby $4000 a week
June 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM


DIVORCEE ordered to pay waiter husband spouse maintenance so he can keep luxury lifestyle.
 

Racist slur wasn't first, says Tahu
June 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM


NSW's racism crisis has deepened with Timana Tahu accusing Andrew Johns of sledging other races.
 

Swan stands by Rudd
June 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM


TREASURER Wayne Swan has gone in to bat for Kevin Rudd, dismissing as "baseless speculation" claims the Prime Minister could be dumped before the election.
 

Baby leave may cost women jobs
June 14, 2010 at 9:44 PM


EMPLOYERS are warning Australia's first national paid baby leave scheme could have hidden costs that make it harder for young women to find jobs.
 

Teen sailor cuts book deal
June 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM


TEEN sailor Abby Sunderland appears poised to cash in on her misadventure by penning a book, as her rescue bill is tipped to cost hundreds of thousands.
 

Rescue heroes flee amid safety fears
June 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM


TWO Iraqi soldiers who saved terror hostage Douglas Wood have fled Australia in fear that they may become al-Qa'ida targets.
 

Heroes flee amid safety fears
June 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM


TWO Iraqi soldiers who saved terror hostage Douglas Wood have fled Australia in fear that they may become al-Qa'ida targets.
 

Holiday diners slugged with surcharges
June 14, 2010 at 8:29 PM


RESTAURANTS across the southeast are flouting pricing laws, slapping diners with hidden public holiday surcharges of up to 20 per cent.
 

A roast to dear old Liz
June 14, 2010 at 7:44 PM


HAPPY birthday Liz. Great to have had you around for another year, luv. Without your benevolent reign, this little nation would've been left utterly bereft.
 

Man killed in motorcycle crash
June 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM


A 45-YEAR-OLD male motorcycle rider has died after a crash in Toowoomba, bringing the state's long weekend road toll to four.
 

Fire engulfs suburban home
June 14, 2010 at 4:22 PM


A HOUSE has been engulfed by flames on Brisbane's south side this afternoon.
 

Aussie parents join search
June 14, 2010 at 4:17 PM


A YOUNG Australian tourist on "dream trip" has been missing for five days after a car crash in Ecuador.