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- Fri, 24 May 2013 11:37
Author explores crime gangs behind NCA bombing - Just In
Adelaide author Michael Madigan has traced a line from the NCA bombing through the world of Italian-Australian organised crime.
Geoffrey Bowen died when he opened the parcel at the Adelaide office of the National Crime Authority in March 1994.
Madigan's new book paints a stark picture of ruthless criminal gangs who controlled the lucrative marijuana trade in Australia in the 1970s and 80s and who, in part, created the need for a national police force to investigate their activities.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 11:19
Anorexia nervosa sufferers to take part in world's largest study to find genetic links - Just In
Australian researchers are recruiting thousands of anorexia nervosa sufferers to try to find the genes behind the disorder.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 11:15
Packer's Crown sells out of Echo - Just In
James Packer's company Crown Limited has announced it has sold off all its shares in Star Casino's parent company, Echo Entertainment.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 11:13
CFMEU found guilty of contempt of court over Grocon blockade at Melbourne Emporium site - Just In
The Supreme Court of Victoria has found Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in contempt of court for its blockade of a Grocon building site in Melbourne's CBD.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 10:11
Police called to disturbance at Tasmanian detention centre - Just In
The Immigration Department has confirmed two groups of young men were involved in a disturbance at Tasmania's Pontville Detention Centre overnight.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 09:05
ICC withdraws umpire Asad Rauf from Champions Trophy - Just In
The ICC has pulled umpire Asad Rauf from Champions Trophy duties amid media reports implicating him in spot-fixing.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 08:37
US markets fail to follow Asian share slide - Just In
Global markets fell sharply on concerns about Chinese and European growth, but Wall Street failed to follow.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 08:29
Disease kills mentally ill people in Australia earlier than general population: study - Just In
A new study has found mental illness sufferers in Australia are dying up to 16 years earlier than the general population, with most deaths due to disease rather than accidents or suicide.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 08:29
ACTU calls for emergency talks on car industry after Ford's decision to close Australian plants - Just In
Ford's decision to stop making cars in Australia has sparked a political debate over rising business costs and industry assistance.
The news that the Ford plants at Broadmeadows and Geelong will shut in 2016 has prompted calls for high level government and business talks, as well as for an emergency boost to tariffs on imported cars.
The ACTU is urging the Prime Minister, the industry and unions to convene urgent talks to draw up a survival strategy for Australia's car industry and to minimise job losses.
The focus is now on making sure Holden and Toyota do not also end up as car importers.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 08:20
Holden ready to seek more government support - Just In
Holden managing director Mike Devereux has flagged another approach to government for car manufacturing assistance.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 08:12
US military fears taking on Assad's troops in drawn-out Syrian war, says Bob Carr - Just In
Foreign Minister Bob Carr has told a group of Syrian refugees that the United States military does not want to risk a drawn-out war with the Syrian army.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 08:09
Drone strikes: Barack Obama sets new rules for lethal force - Just In
US president Barack Obama has defended the use of drones to kill suspected terrorists, but is imposing limits on how they are used in the future.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 07:43
Rolf Harris has bail extended in relation to arrest on suspicion of sex offences - Just In
Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has had his bail extended by British police in relation to his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 07:33
12 arrested over Qld detention centre breakout - Just In
Authorities have arrested 12 people allegedly involved in a mass breakout at an immigration detention centre in far north Qld.
Seven men escaped from the heavily-guarded Scherger Immigration detention on Cape York yesterday.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 07:28
Sydney traffic delays after fatal milk truck crash closes Parramatta Road - Just In
Sydney's Parramatta Road was closed this morning after a milk truck crashed into a cafe late last night, killing the driver.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 07:23
Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina denied parole despite plea from Paul McCartney - Just In
A Russian court has rejected a request for parole by a hunger-striking Pussy Riot member, despite pleas for leniency from former Beatle Paul McCartney.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 06:53
Matthew Joyce's Dubai jail term like a life sentence, wife Angela Higgins says - Just In
The wife of Australian businessman Matthew Joyce says the 10-year jail sentence and $25 million fine handed down by a Dubai court is effectively a life term.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 06:22
Suicide bombers strike northern Niger killing at least 20 - Just In
At least 20 people have been killed in coordinated suicide bombings on a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in northern Niger.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 00:21
David Morrow returns to ABC Grandstand after racist joke, won't commentate Origin series - Just In
Veteran ABC Grandstand commentator David Morrow has been reinstated after his suspension for making a racist joke on air earlier this month.
- Fri, 24 May 2013 00:02
Obese numbers at 'staggering' proportions: report - Just In
The number of Australians who are obese has reached "staggering" numbers according to a key government report.
- Thu, 23 May 2013 23:11
London terror attack victim named as soldier Lee Rigby, two more arrested, suspects in custody - Just In
The British soldier butchered on the streets of London by two suspected Islamists was a 25-year-old father who had fought the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defence named the victim of the bloody attack near a military barracks in Woolwich as Lee Rigby, a machine-gunner with 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
His two alleged attackers remain in hospital after being shot by police, while another man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
One of the alleged attackers has been named as 28-year-old Londoner Michael Adebolajo, with reports saying both he and his accomplice were known to security services.
- Thu, 23 May 2013 19:00
Hazel Hawke, the ex-wife of former PM Bob, dies after dementia complications - Just In
Hazel Hawke, the ex-wife of former prime minister Bob Hawke, has died at the age of 83 from complications of dementia.
- Thu, 23 May 2013 18:55
Ernest Wong sworn in to replace Roozendaal in NSW Parliament - Just In
A prominent member of Australia's Chinese community is installed as Labor's replacement for former Treasurer Eric Roozendaal.
- Thu, 23 May 2013 17:41
Yuichiro Miura, 80, becomes oldest to scale Mount Everest - Just In
An 80-year-old Japanese climber who has had four heart surgeries has become the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- Thu, 23 May 2013 17:35
Asylum seeker released after ASIO overturns threat assessment - Just In
A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee has been released from a Sydney detention centre after her adverse security assessment was overturned.
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