Vic paramedics cleared of woman's death

Stacey Yean had been vomiting profusely for hours when paramedics arrived, but she declined to go to hospital because of the impending wait in the emergency department.A few hours later, she was dead.Her family claim paramedics told them Ms Yean would face "five to six hours sitting with a bucket"...

Earth Hour celebrates 10th anniversary

It began in Sydney as a climate change awareness campaign to "show the world" and has now been adopted across the globe.Pioneered in Australia, the inaugural Earth Hour in 2007 had about two million people and 2100 businesses switching off their lights around the country.Ten years later, about 7000 cities...

Qld Police out after London attack

Security measures at Queensland's Parliament House and elsewhere in the state will be upgraded in the wake of the London terror attack.There is an increased police presence outside state parliament this morning, and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Commissioner Ian Stewart has briefed her on the response.She said while there is...

Tas doctors fight for better conditions

Tasmania's public hospital doctors are calling for the state government to provide pay and working conditions on par with their interstate colleagues.At a meeting overnight doctors agreed that patient care is being jeopardised by the current situation, while the government pays huge locum fees to staff in regional facilities, Australian...

Major brands pull advertising from YouTube

Several major US companies are suspending their marketing campaigns on YouTube after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavoury subjects.The spreading boycott confronts Google, owner of YouTube, with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars.YouTube's popularity stems from its...

National News Headlines

National News Headlines, March 23: • A car has ploughed into a crowd in a suspected terror attack in central London ... at least 4 are dead. • Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act are not relevant to the average person. • Thousands of homes are...

Elderly man killed in Sydney unit fire

A man aged in his 80s has died in a fire at a unit in western Sydney.Firefighters found the man's body when they searched the unit in Torres Crescent, Whalan after the blaze was extinguished.A post-mortem examination will be carried out and police are investigating the cause of the fire.©...

Woods' decision depends on new NRL coach

Off-contract Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods insists he won't be rushed into deciding on his future until the club appoints a long-term NRL coach.The joint venture is on the lookout for a new mentor after their shock decision to axe Jason Taylor on Monday, leaving caretaker Andrew Webster to guide...

Holden Commodore a target for Qld thieves

The Holden Commodore may be one of Australia's most popular cars, but they are also a hit with thieves.Insurance figures released by RACQ on Thursday showed different makes of the vehicle made up eight of the 10 most stolen cars in Queensland over the past three years.Spokeswoman Renee Smith said...

Aust snake bite victims mostly men: study

Middle aged men die from snake bites more than any other group in Australia, a new report has found.An audit of the National Coronial Information Service from the year 2000 to 2016 found 35 people died of snake bites, 23 of those killed by the brown snake.The median age of...