Australia

NSW coast to be battered by winds, rain

A severe weather warning has been issued for Sydney, the Hunter and Illawarra regions, with damaging winds of up to 90kmh and heavy rainfall predicted.

Holden's Adelaide assembly line to lay idle

Holden's car assembly operations in Adelaide will lay idle after the latest cut to its workforce and a move to slash vehicle production.

Clergy told child victims they're evil

Clergy told child victims they're evil

The child victims of the many clergy abusers in the Ballarat diocese were told they were the evil ones, an inquiry has heard.

Qld woman's head 'impaled on bracket'

A Queensland woman has been rushed to hospital after becoming impaled on a steel bracket.

Sydney teacher charged with child grooming

Sydney teacher charged with child grooming

A school teacher from Sydney's west has been charged with child grooming offences and possession of child abuse material.

Nun laughed after priest's abuse: victim

A nun laughed after a five-year-old orphan was abused by a priest at a Victorian Catholic home, the sex abuse royal commission has heard.

Bowen to explain Labor's budget plans

Chris Bowen is under pressure to explain how Labor would have produced a better budget with the Abbott government's second effort garnering widespread support.

Man probed over partner's death in Sydney

Police have released a 77-year-old man without charge after his partner was found dead with a neck wound in Sydney's north.

Bishop knew of clergy abuse: inquiry

Bishop knew of clergy abuse: inquiry

A Ballarat bishop knew Australia's worst pedophile priest had abused boys when he moved him between parishes with Cardinal George Pell involved in at least one decision to move him, an inquiry has heard.

Teen bludgeoned to death in Sydney

The final steps of a teenager who was bludgeoned to death in Sydney's west will continue to be pieced together by police and the boy's family.

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