Tuesday, 22 September
7:45PM A woman who conned major cash from Tinder dates fell into problem gambling to pay back her parents after being kidnapped and ransomed.
6:54PM A man who allegedly entered a woman’s home, woke her up and raped her has told a jury the pair had met earlier at a pub and he had been invited over.
6:47PM A man who allegedly fired arrows as he walked down an Ipswich street, striking a woman in a supermarket, has been arrested.
6:20PM Texts revealed at Melbourne’s hotel quarantine inquiry show officials were worried about employing “cowboy” private security guards.
5:38PM A warning has been issued for anyone using this alternative medicine after it was found to contain lead and other heavy metals.
5:05PM One of the state’s top health bureaucrats has told of the “heavy responsibility” she felt signing off on Victoria’s tough curfew measures.
4:47PM A man who subjected a little girl to protracted sexual abuse for his own sexual perversions over a year has been jailed for nine years. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
4:30PM Police have launched a major ground and air search for an autistic teenager who did not return home from his morning walk.
3:46PM Suburban Brisbane doctor on trafficking charges after being accused of supplying bikie gangs with prescription drugs including valium.
3:20PM Sex toys, designer scrubs and health messages written on junk car bonnets will be displayed in an exhibition showing how COVID-19 has impacted Australia.
2:37PM Western Australia has recorded three new coronavirus cases, one of whom has been hospitalised. All are returned overseas travellers.
2:30PM A Victorian MP has won a six-figure payout after a court found she was defamed by an online conspiracy theorist whose rants were “deranged”.
2:14PM The man accused of the deadly 1994 bombing of the NCA building in Adelaide has been sentenced for his role in a cannabis trafficking operation.
1:49PM The man who gave John Edwards shooting “hints and tips” before he went on to murder his children has fronted an inquest.
1:30PM Jetstar is expected to launch a flash sale between Sydney and Adelaide in the next 24 hours as Australia’s airlines gear up to resume travel to NSW.
1:27PM Queensland and South Australia will finally throw open its borders to NSW, with SA set to officially open up from midnight tomorrow.
1:10PM A man whose moment of “senseless” rage caused the death of his elderly father, all over a dispute about watering the garden, has been handed a five-year jail term.
1:05PM Heavy rain across Queensland is not yet enough to break the drought, as forecasters issue a warning for frost and fire across the state.
1:01PM Premier Daniel Andrews has released a statement about a former principal who will be extradited back to Australia to face dozens of child sex abuse charges.
1:01PM The mother of a teenager who died after suffering an adverse reaction to medication has told a royal commission lessons must be learnt.
12:54PM A doctor will be questioned in court about a medical appointment that took place days before a mum was found dead in her apartment.
12:28PM A man could be slapped with up to 11 demerit points after police say was he was snapped allegedly sniffing a substance off his phone while driving.
12:03PM “Harrowing” CCTV showed a Melbourne man trying to abduct a young son from his father. Now it has been revealed why he did it.
11:48AM Police are hoping a dress ring may help solve the identity of a woman who was left on the side of the road outside a regional hospital in Queensland.
11:33AM A man wearing polarised sunnies and a blue face mask is wanted by police after being accused of trying to make a woman get into his car.
11:16AM Energy Minister Angus Taylor says Australia will meet its 2030 emissions reduction targets in a canter. But what will our next target be?
10:52AM A 64-year-old man died in floodwaters over the weekend after a town in outback NSW copped a month’s worth of rain in just 15 minutes.
10:45AM The embattled Nationals have been hit with another high-profile exit — this time it’s party’s former NSW Deputy Premier who is calling it quits.
10:42AM It’s official. South Australia will open its borders to NSW from midnight Wednesday but is subject to NSW not recording any community transmission before that.
10:14AM Both of NSW’s new coronavirus cases are in hotel quarantine, marking 24 hours with no community transmission as state leaders look to reopen their borders.
10:10AM Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been grilled over a previous statement he made during a fiery press conference.
9:19AM This photo appears to show an outrageous double standard in Victoria’s strict virus rules. But there’s one problem — no one can explain it.
9:16AM A Gold Coast couple were rushing to hospital when their baby decided he couldn’t wait any longer, entering the world on the side of a busy highway.
9:06AM A Melbourne tip has gone up in flames this morning with nearby residents urged to avoid the area and shut their windows.
8:37AM With just over five weeks until Queenslanders head to the polls, a new poll shows almost two thirds of voters are satisfied with how Annastacia Palaszczuk is handling the pandemic.
8:27AM Victoria has recorded a slight spike in virus cases with 28 positive results and three more deaths as the state remains on track for lockdown relief.
8:22AM There’s a big change coming to supermarkets in Queensland, with a shopping giant revealing plans for a revamp that could entice new shoppers.
8:18AM All freeway lanes heading towards Geelong have been closed as emergency services rush to the scene of a serious car crash.
7:58AM Despite failures in his government’s response to COVID-19, the majority of Victorians say Dan Andrews has handled the crisis well.
7:51AM The death of Skyhooks founding member from a ‘stupid’ ladder fall has highlighted the need for a national campaign about the dangers of using ladders.
7:41AM A cold front stretching 2000km from the NT to Victoria has brought wild weather to eastern Australia with the storms set to continue.
7:31AM Health authorities are searching far and wide for nine Sydneysiders who caught a taxi when their driver was infectious with coronavirus.
7:25AM Gladys Berejiklian has hinted at the possibility of NSW opening its border to parts of Victoria – revealing what issues are being looked at before that can happen.
6:18AM A man is accused of sexually touching a woman three times after the pair met out at a restaurant.
Monday, 21 September
8:15PM The former principal of an Orthodox Jewish school will be extradited back to Australia to face dozens of child sex abuse charges.
8:07PM The trial for a phone app that helps aged care residents score pain in real time will be extended with an additional $2 million in funding.
7:47PM Australia’s temporary income support measures, JobSeeker and JobKeeper, will be better targeted to individual circumstances and extended until December 31.
7:14PM A proposal to have the army at Melbourne’s quarantine hotels three months into the troubled program was received coldy, text messages reveal.
7:05PM An Australian man who died following a horror bomb blast in the Solomon Islands wrote a chilling post on Facebook only a month earlier.
6:50PM Victoria’s Chief Medical officer has defended the state’s PPE as reports emerge that Victoria’s supplies have fallen to alarmingly low levels.
5:47PM The office of Premier Gladys Berejiklian signed off on a massive grant to a Sydney council in a blue ribbon Liberal seat, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
5:35PM A woman has been arrested after heavily armed police surrounded a house in Sydney’s west, amid reports she threatened to burn the home down.
5:28PM Killer dad John Edwards showed strange behaviour at a gun club while trying to get a firearm licence - immediately leaving a bad feeling with one member.
4:47PM With school holidays approaching, Australians are being urged to be COVID safe and rethink their travel if they’re feeling unwell.
4:19PM A Brisbane watchhouse officer has been suspended after an Aboriginal woman died in custody.
4:14PM A South Australian father has pleaded guilty to a horrific double shooting murder that claimed the lives of a young couple, including his own son.
4:13PM A young man who lost his left arm when a beer keg exploded at a NSW bowling club was seeking more than $2 million in compensation.
4:12PM The NSW Liberals have gladly accepted a new member after she quit the Nationals over the party’s spectacular own goal on koalas.
3:45PM An Italian restaurant in Perth showed “complete disregard” when told to compensate a staffer paid $200 for about 146 hours of work.
3:20PM Wads of cash, cocaine, ice, firearms and a boa constrictor were among items seized during police raids on the Sunshine Coast at the weekend.
3:05PM A climber has been rescued off Mount Beerwah after becoming stuck on a ledge on Monday afternoon.
3:00PM SA Premier Steven Marshall says the NSW taxi driver case is ‘a concern’ but hopes to open the borders as soon as it’s safe.
2:46PM As scientists around the world race to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, many are looking outside the box for a way to get it inside your body.
2:44PM CCTV footage revealing the crucial moments before a stabbing shows a bizarre altercation between a man and a scooter rider.
1:30PM NSW police say it is “totally wrong” that officers continue to be assaulted in their thousands every year, as the rest of society becomes safer.
1:21PM The massive search for a young boy in dense bushland included a drone playing his mum’s voice, but his granddad’s persistence saved the day.
12:58PM Residents living in an almost virus-free area are urging Dan Andrews to “release” them from restrictions, and that’s not all they want changed.
12:55PM A 56-year-old man is expected to front court on Monday after being charged with possessing child abuse material.
12:41PM A third of the whales stranded off Tasmania’s west coast have already died as authorities launch a rescue operation to save the rest of the pod.
12:41PM A new model in South Australian patient care will provide extra health services and keep people out of crowded hospital emergency departments.
12:37PM One of the victims of a man who preyed on boys in a 30-year period feels he is not entitled to anything without being sexually abused first. WARNING: GRAPHIC DETAIL
12:10PM Jaimi Kenny’s little sister made a heart wrenching promise to the 33-year-old after family gathered for her funeral on Saturday.
12:05PM Climate activists cycled slowly through Brisbane on Monday as part of a peak-hour protest that created traffic delays.
12:04PM Partygoers have been hit with virus fines after police busted more than 100 people dancing to “loud drums” at a property in NSW.
11:58AM More than half a billion dollars will be repaid to almost 400,000 Australian workers after 24,000 business admitted to underpaying staff.
11:42AM A woman who callously murdered her partner with a cocktail of prescription drugs in an attempt to take his estate has learnt when she could be released from prison.
11:32AM A man has been slugged $1652 for going to get petrol for his car in Victoria. But there was one reason police thought it broke the rules.
11:21AM The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the shortfalls of care in nursing homes. But the unions say they have a plan to fix it.
11:13AM Daniel Andrews fired up over pressure to fine those responsible for a deadly cluster in Melbourne, admitting the infections have spread.
11:12AM A horror crash that killed three women - two of them mothers to a total of 13 children - still has one key question that needs to be answered.
10:52AM Up to 20 Melburnians have been fined almost $5000 after being caught trying to flee the city since virus restrictions were eased in regional Victoria.
10:46AM Two Irish flatmates have been found not guilty of the drunken murder of a homeless man in Sydney’s inner west nearly two years ago.
10:40AM A world-first COVID-safe event planned for next month is a further sign Australia is escaping the clutches of the deadly coronavirus.
10:21AM There have been four new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in NSW, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian slams low weekend testing numbers.
10:10AM A young mother has drowned after taking an early morning swim with her daughter.
9:59AM A Brisbane karaoke bar and a hotel have been fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.
9:43AM The alleged motive of a former deputy mayor accused of shooting his mother dead has been revealed in court on the same day he was denied bail.
9:27AM A man and a woman have been jailed for a combined 10 years after police found more than 150 litres of meth in a Sydney home.
9:22AM Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has given his strongest clue yet Melbourne could come out of lockdown earlier than expected.
9:22AM Henry Hammond was found not guilty by reason of mental illness for the horrifying killing of a woman with a tree branch. Since then a shameful situation has been revealed.
9:01AM Wild weather, including severe thunderstorms and soaring temperatures, is expected to rip through parts of NSW and Queensland.
8:59AM Hundreds of footy fans will be allowed to sit side-by-side in a test run ahead of the October 24 grand final, in a move slammed by the state’s Opposition Leader.
7:53AM Popular support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has risen following a stoush over state border restrictions, a new poll reveals.
7:44AM Traffic is crawling from Sydney’s southwest towards the CBD after two early-morning crashes on main roads in Hammondville.
7:32AM Victoria has recorded its lowest daily count of COVID-19 cases in more than three months, reigniting calls to end Melbourne’s hated lockdown.
6:18AM A Chinese student was tricked into being held at ransom for days in an elaborate $200,000 “virtual kidnapping” scam, police have revealed.
6:00AM Tasmania Senator Jacqui Lambie has revisited some of the most challenging moments of her life in a new candid interview.
5:16PM The parents of a three-year-old boy who was missing in WA bushland for about 12 hours say they feared he would not be found alive.
2:26PM Severe thunderstorms including hail and damaging winds in excess of 90km/h are expected to hit parts of NSW and Queensland on Monday.
2:13PM Melbourne lockdown protesters claim to have outsmarted police by gathering to belt out a John Farnham classic inside a shopping centre in the city’s southeast.