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The catfish and the bride: How the Lincoln Lewis impersonator targeted her close friend

Thu, 2019-04-11 06:13

The catfish who impersonated TV actor Lincoln Lewis also stalked her school friend at the same time she was preparing to be her bridesmaid.

Scott Morrison's Government fired up over vegan trespasses as federal election looms

Thu, 2019-04-11 03:59

Australia's most senior politicians are weighing into the farm trespass battle in a bid to bolster their credentials, but it's got little to do with wooing farmers, writes Kath Sullivan.

PM will call election today after early meeting with Governor-General

Wed, 2019-04-10 22:24

Scott Morrison meets with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to call for an election in May. He is expected to announce the date at a press conference at Parliament House this morning.

Qld Premier threatens defamation action against Katter, demands apology

Wed, 2019-04-10 18:59

Katter's Australian Party Queensland leader Robbie Katter is refusing to apologise to the Premier despite threats of legal action over his comments that Annastacia Palaszczuk may have allegedly broken the law last year during a dispute over Fraser Anning.

'Lives are being put at risk', union says, as 'incorrect' hospital order keeps paramedics out

Wed, 2019-04-10 17:28

A south-east Queensland hospital is forced to correct a memo it issued ordering ambulances to wait outside the emergency department with patients if all its offload bays are full, as the ambulance union says hospital staff are using "standover tactics" against paramedics.

Father disappears with toddler, posts under her amber alert

Wed, 2019-04-10 16:11

After NSW Police posts an amber alert on Facebook expressing "extreme concern" for Aria Killiby, her father Leroy Killiby comments to tell authorities "false allegations" were made against him.

$60 million SA abattoir to create jobs, save farmers money

Wed, 2019-04-10 15:02

Producers describe plans for a new abattoir near Port Pirie as a "complete game changer" for pastoralists, saving them thousands in freight costs.

$60 million SA abattoir to create jobs, save farmers money

Wed, 2019-04-10 15:02

Producers describe plans for a new abattoir near Port Pirie as a "complete game changer" for pastoralists, saving them thousands in freight costs.

Gilmour Space Technologies CEO Adam Gilmour explains the finer points of his test rocket

Wed, 2019-04-10 14:41
Gilmour Space Technologies CEO Adam Gilmour explains the finer points of his nine-metre test rocket, due to blast off into space from the Gulf Country in May.

GPS tracker reveals one bird's long, lonely journey into a cyclone

Wed, 2019-04-10 14:13

The northern migration of an endangered Far Eastern curlew has unravelled into a cross-country journey of confusion, loneliness and cyclonic winds.

12yo crashes 'stolen' mini-van, two kids with critical injuries

Wed, 2019-04-10 13:47

Two 10-year-old boys are in critical conditions after a mini-van driven by a 12-year-old rolled over at high speed in Townsville, north Queensland. The vehicle was allegedly stolen from a nearby suburb, but it is unclear if the children were responsible.

Tens of thousands shut down Melbourne streets to call for better pay

Wed, 2019-04-10 12:15

Traffic is brought to a standstill in Melbourne's CBD as tens of thousands of protesters, led by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, rally for an overhaul of industrial relations laws and higher wages for workers.

'We treat our animals better': Homeless man with cancer told to move on

Wed, 2019-04-10 07:40

A Sunshine Coast man, diagnosed with cancer for the second time, is forced into homelessness and moved on by the local council for illegal camping.

Floodwaters replenish drought-affected outback stations

Wed, 2019-04-10 06:59

Stunning new photos showcase the floodwaters bringing parts of South Australia's outback to life as they reach their last hurdle before Lake Eyre.

How used tyres may be the solution to Australia's fuel security problems

Wed, 2019-04-10 06:33

A central Queensland oil refinery says biodiesel made from used tyres can work in a standard diesel engine.

Y2K of GPS causes glitch grounding BOM weather balloons

Wed, 2019-04-10 06:30

A GPS clock rollover, which experts predicted would have little impact because of years of advance notice, causes the grounding of the Bureau of Meteorology's weather balloons.

'I have to reset my password': How the Lincoln Lewis catfish duped Optus

Wed, 2019-04-10 05:54

Optus apologises after a stalker in Melbourne's northern suburbs repeatedly tricked the telecommunications giant into giving her the phone numbers and account login details for one of her victims.

Hidden toll of domestic violence: More Queenslanders dying by suicide than homicide

Wed, 2019-04-10 05:42

An examination of domestic and family violence deaths reveals 120 people have died by suicide in Queensland since July 2015 to the end of the last financial year, compared to 71 homicide deaths in the same period.

Debut author wins $50,000 Stella Prize with memoir of family dysfunction

Tue, 2019-04-09 20:00

Vicki Laveau-Harvie has had a career breakthrough in her mid-70s, winning Australia's premier prize for women writers, with her first published book: The Erratics.

'Sickening': Lincoln Lewis warns of social media risks after impersonator exposed

Tue, 2019-04-09 15:46

The conviction of a catfish who impersonated Lincoln Lewis to lure two flight attendants into destructive, fake relationships prompts the Home and Away star to issue a warning on the perils of social media.