Australia

Woman charged after baby found in drain

Woman charged after baby found in drain

A woman has been charged with attempted murder following the discovery of a newborn baby boy in a drain in Sydney's west.

Family heartbroken by grisly death

The family of murdered man Campbell Paterson have been heart-broken by his grisly death.

NZer's body found in chilly bin

A Napier man has been found "cut into pieces" and stuffed into a chilly bin after detectives discovered the gruesome scene in rural Australia.

Schoolies set to party on the Gold Coast

Tens of thousands of teenagers will descend on the Gold Coast for annual coming-of-age schoolies celebrations.

Adelaide man jailed for grooming girls

An Adelaide man who offered young girls alcohol, cigarettes and mobile phone credit in exchange for semi-naked pictures has been jailed for at least 18 months.

School turned blind eye to abuse: witness

The sexual abuse of boys at an elite Hobart school in the 1960s was common knowledge but attempts to raise the alarm were stifled, a national royal commission has been told.

Labor pulls ahead in Queensland poll

Next year's Queensland election is looking tighter than ever, with Labor and the LNP neck and neck in the latest poll.

Cops on trail of mankini motorcyclist

A mankini-wearing Queenslander is being hunted by police - not for his crimes against fashion, but for allegedly drink-driving.

Tasmania says no to medicinal cannabis

The Tasmanian government has rejected the recommendation of an interim parliamentary report calling for the immediate decriminalisation of medicinal cannabis.

Ex-headmaster in stand for abuse hearing

A former Hobart school headmaster who investigated reports of student sexual abuse will give evidence at a royal commission.

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