Phone ban: Students forced to lock up phones in SA schools

Phone ban: Students forced to lock up phones in SA schools

A ban on mobile phones will be introduced at 20 high schools in South Australia from the start of term one. The move will bring the total number of schools participating in the scheme to 45 – or a quarter of the state’s high schools. All schools will have to implement the ban before the … Read more

Anthony Albanese, Tony Burke to unveil arts overhaul

A major revamp of Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector will put First Nations people at the forefront and ensure more investment in local talent. The new national cultural policy – “Revive” – will be announced on Monday, and is set to bring “drive, direction and vision back” to the $17 billion industry, after a … Read more

Finks outlaw motorcycle gang members complete Wodonga to Cranbourne run

Members of one of the nation’s most high-profile motorcycle gangs have descended on Melbourne following a 350km journey from the Victorian border. Hundreds of bikies from Finks OMCG travelled to the southeast Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne, where the group’s headquarters are based, after leaving Wodonga on Saturday morning under close police scrutiny. The riders completed … Read more

Erin Molan: Sky host’s emotional outpouring for “hero” dad

An emotional Erin Molan has described how she will be “forever broken” following the death of her father, posting a heartfelt tribute on social media. Senator Jim Molan died peacefully among his family earlier this month following a battle with prostate cancer. He was laid to rest during a moving service at the Royal Military … Read more

Desperate surgery for man after fall from Sydney apartment rooftop

A man is fighting for his life after falling from the rooftop of a Sydney apartment building on Saturday evening. The 20-year-old man was on the roof of an Ebley St apartment in Bondi Junction around 11:30pm when he plunged to the ground. A specialist team rushed to the scene where a doctor was forced … Read more

Mum of Mackenzie Anderson heartbreaking grief after daughter’s alleged murder

Tabitha Acret wants her daughter to be remembered as a fighter. On March 25, 2022, 21-year-old woman Mackenzie Anderson was allegedly murdered. Police were called to a unit in Newcastle on NSW’s Central Coast where they found the young mum bleeding outside her home, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She died at the scene. The … Read more

Police find man’s body in Wyong unit after alleged kidnapping

Two people have been arrested after a woman was allegedly kidnapped and a man’s body was found. A woman escaped a Wyong unit, on the NSW Central Coast, about 4.30pm on Saturday – and told police she had allegedly been held against her will since Thursday. The 44-year-old was treated at Gosford Hospital for multiple … Read more

WA: Police seeking victim of attempted sexual assault in Perth park

Police are hunting a man they believe attacked a young woman as she relaxed in a park near the Perth CBD. The attack took place about 4.15pm on January 17 as the woman was sunbathing in Robertson Park, in the suburb of Perth, according to authorities. A man approached the woman and tried to strike … Read more

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra Invasion Day protests 2023

Dramatic scenes erupted at Invasion Day rallies across the country, with Greens senator Lidia Thorpe declaring “they are stealing our babies”. Thousands of Australians rallied in solidarity with First Nations people, marching under the scorching sun in a bid to get the government to change the date. Protesters took to the streets with marches organised … Read more

Anthony Albanese is expected to speak from Melbourne’s Box Hill on Saturday

The Prime Minister was out and about in Melbourne on Saturday, celebrating the Lunar New Year. Anthony Albanese and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews were among a number of guests at the 2023 Whitehorse Lunar New Year Festival in Box Hill. “I’m not surprised so many leaders have made the effort to come to Box Hill … Read more