Strong winds, damaging swell and heavy rain possible as Perth’s sunny spring to take a U-turn

The school holidays are about to get ugly with the BoM forecasting thunderstorms and some wild weather for Friday, the second last day of the Royal Show.

         October 02, 2019 at 11:42PM

Deep reef diving ‘like flying in an alien world’

Scuba divers can reach depths of 40 metres, but there’s a small group of hardcore divers who venture more than twice as deep. You just need a sense of adventure and the right gear.

         October 02, 2019 at 11:28PM

Down with the kids? Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews joins TikTok

Victoria’s Premier appears to be the first Australian politician to start an account on popular teen video sharing app TikTok, but why is the politician targeting a social media platform used mostly by people too young to vote?

         October 02, 2019 at 11:23PM

Off-duty police officer who murdered black neighbour while he ate ice cream is jailed

Amber Guyger, a white US police officer, is sentenced to 10 years’ jail for shooting dead an unarmed black neighbour in his home, which she claimed to have mistaken for her own.

         October 02, 2019 at 11:10PM

‘Completely unacceptable’: Jackie Trad sells Gabba investment property for undisclosed amount

The Queensland Opposition Leader says it lacks transparency for Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad to sell her controversial Woolloongabba investment property without revealing the sale price.

         October 02, 2019 at 11:40AM

Teddy bear fence being slashed by ‘childish’ vandals, creator says

A controversial teddy bear fence, which stretches for more than a kilometre on South Australia’s Copper Coast Highway, is being deliberately hacked apart by knife-wielding “haters”, its creator claims.

         October 02, 2019 at 10:42PM

Dow Jones plunges 838 points in two days, ASX set to plummet

The Australian share market is set to tumble for its second day in a row after the latest figures revealed the US-China trade war was starting to hurt America’s economy.

         October 02, 2019 at 10:38PM

European music festivals, husband-and-wife trips to London: How Qld’s public servants racked up a $5m travel bill

Three senior Queensland officials spent $107,000 on a two-week trip across America, with new figures showing public servants have racked up a $5 million international travel bill in the past 12 months.

         October 02, 2019 at 10:28PM

Potholes in paradise: Fed-up residents turn vigilante to fight notoriously cursed roads

The tourist mecca’s potholes are legendary, and locals are taking matters into their own hands as the mayor laments that the town’s affluent profile means little to its financially-struggling council.

         October 02, 2019 at 10:14PM

Live: NSW Now: Measles alerts in Sydney’s north, trading hours extended for NRL grand final

MORNING BRIEFING: An infectious overseas traveller prompts measles alerts in Sydney’s northern suburbs, and the State Government extends trading hours at pubs for this weekend’s NRL grand final.

         October 02, 2019 at 09:55PM