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Canberra student who sold primate skull to Pirates of the Caribbean fined $5,500

A Canberra student who sold a primate skull to the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been fined $5,500 for illegally possessing endangered species specimens. Brent Philip Counsell, 28, pleaded guilty to 14 charges, which also included illegally importing specimens. The ACT Magistrates court heard he ran an online business trading in the specimens, some of which he bought from an I...

Great Barrier Reef deaths induce new directive
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Great Barrier Reef deaths induce new directive

Visitors to Australias Great Barrier Reef will be forced to wear life vests if they are deemed to be at-risk swimmers, a new safety code says. The rules are a response the deaths of 10 people - including at least four foreign tourists - on the reef in 2016. Under the Queensland state code, tourism operators will be required to identify swimmers who are potentially vulnerable before they ente...

Sydney father dies after falling from balcony during attempted arrest

Police have launched a critical incident investigation after an Indigenous man fell from a 13th floor balcony and died while officers were attempting to take him into custody in Sydneys inner-south. Patrick Fisher, 31, was wanted in relation to two outstanding warrants for assault and stealing offences. A NSW Police media release from Monday said Mr Fisher frequented the Redfern, Waterloo an...

Seven people have been charged in Australia over the alleged sexual and physical abuse of three young boys

The four women, two men and a 17-year-old girl face a total of 127 charges over the alleged abuse, which police say happened near Sydney between 2014 and 2016. Local media reported that the suspects were involved in a circus school. Police said the boys were all aged under eight, and knew their alleged attackers. The allegations include kidnapping, sexual and physical assault, as well as ...

Lord Mayor of Melbourne has resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne has resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. Robert Doyle, 64, has been accused of sexually harassing three women, including an allegation that he touched a colleagues breast. Mr Doyle has repeatedly and strenuously denied the allegations. The political veteran had been serving his third term as lord mayor of Australias second-bigg...

Support for Australian PM hits 10-month high, raises prospect of an early election

Support for Australias Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at a near 10-month high, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, a boost for the center-right government that could use an early election to settle a constitutional crisis. The latest Newspoll, published by The Australian, showed Turnbulls Liberal-National party coalition now trails the main opposition Labor Party by a margin of 52-48 pe...

Seaplane that crashed in Sydney killing Compass Group exec was off course

A seaplane that crashed in Sydney on New Years Eve killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc, was off course but the cause of the crash remains undetermined, Australian investigators said on Wednesday. Richard Cousins, 58, his two sons, his fiance and her daughter, and the pilot were killed when the plane hit the water shortly after takeoff ...

 A truck pushes a car along a stretch of Princes Highway, Sydney
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A truck pushes a car along a stretch of Princes Highway, Sydney

Police are investigating after a visual emerged of a huge truck pushing a car along a stretch of busy highway in inner-Sydney yesterday. Paul Joyner witnessed it from his desk overlooking the Princes Highway at Sydenham at around 5:30pm on Monday. A spokesman for the trucks freight company Direct Freight Express said it was an accident. It was not fatigue, road rage, or ramming, he said. ...

NRN Australia and Nari Nikunja Australia organizing a ‘Walk for Welfare for Women’ on March 10

NRN Australia will be organizing a Walk for Welfare for Women on March 1oth, 2018. The walkathon aims to collect AUD 100,000 which shall be utilized towards various welfare programs 60% shall be used by Nari Nikunja Australia for their welfare programs and 40% will be deposited in NRN Australias Welfare Fund. A press release was organized on Sunday to reveal the walkathon in ADs Kitchen, Camps...

Heat wave leaves thousands of Australian homes without power
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Heat wave leaves thousands of Australian homes without power

More than 10,000 homes in Australias second most populous state were stuck without power on Monday as a surge in demand amid scorching heat overloaded the grid, in the latest blow to the nations stretched power sector. The outages on distribution networks, which hit more than 50,000 homes on Sunday, came less than a year after Australias biggest city, Sydney, was hit by blackouts during a heatw...

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