WA Police were baffled that suspected discovery of human remains turned out to be cow bones

Police investigating the potential discovery of human remains in Western Australia were led down the wrong path. It turns out the morbid discovery of bones packed into a tracksuit were not human at all — in fact they belonged to a cow. The discovery was reported to the police after a walker stumbled upon what … Read more

Australia’s rare triple La Nina cycle set to be replaced with ‘serious’ bushfire risk in El Nino

The wet weather cycle that has wrought devastating storms and floods across Australia’s eastern seaboard is set to end – only to be replaced with another cycle that could bring fiercer droughts and bushfires. The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate update has predicted the La Nina weather event is set to end between April … Read more

Qld police officers killed in Wieambilla: Rachel McCrow, Matthew Arnold funeral

Thousands of Queenslanders have gathered across the state to pay their respects to two officers who were gunned down in the Western Downs in a horror pre-planned ambush. Constables Rachel McCrow, 29, and Matthew Arnold, 26, were killed on December 12 after they attended a welfare check on a rural property at Wieambilla. While there … Read more

Queensland Police officers killed in Wieambilla given state memorial

Thousands of Queenslanders are expected to gather across the state to pay their respects to two officers who were gunned down in the western Darling Downs last week. Constables Rachel McCrow, 29, and Matthew Arnold, 26, were killed on December 12 after they attended a welfare check on a rural property at Wieambilla. The pair … Read more

Qld police shooting: Nathaniel Train breached border with truck of weapons

One member of the brotherly love triangle that shot dead two police officers and a civilian on Monday illegally crossed the border into Queensland in a truck stocked with loaded guns and military knives in December last year – and the incident was reported to Queensland Police. A Queensland farmer, who asked not to be … Read more

Hillcrest jumping castle tragedy: 12 First responders still off work

Approximately a dozen first responders remain on mental health leave almost a year on from a jumping castle tragedy in the Tasmanian city of Devonport. The trauma experienced by first responders at Hillcrest Primary School on December 16, 2021 – and the ongoing efforts to support them – were highlighted today, nearly a year after … Read more

Energy crisis: Adam Bandt wants windfall tax

The Greens say Australia needs to take a leaf out of the UK’s books and demand coal and gas “giants” pay a windfall tax. Leader Adam Bandt has renewed his push for the corporations to pay their “fair share” of tax, as the government looks to garner support for its emergency energy legislation. Parliament has … Read more

Queensland feral cat found with bandicoot and crow in stomach

Startling findings have been made inside the stomach of a giant wild animal that was likened to a puma after being sighted earlier this year. The enormous feral cat was spotted near settlements on Moreton Island, off the coast of southeastern Queensland, in April, and it was captured in July. An investigation of its stomach … Read more

CSIRO State of the Environment report 2022 reveals grim outlook

Dangerous bushfires, torrential downpours and unrelenting heatwaves will continue to worsen across Australia, according to the latest snapshot into the country’s climate. The 2022 State of the Climate report, released by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology, reveals the continent is 1.47C hotter than it was in 1910. In addition, sea surface temperatures have increased … Read more

Allan Michael Dyson: truck driver in court over fatal hit-and-run that killed Rian Strathadee

A truck driver charged with causing a horrific crash that killed a six-year-old boy “gloated” about the collision over his CB radio after he failed to stop, a court has heard. Allan Michael Dyson, 59, appeared via video link in Sydney Downing Center Local Court on Wednesday to make a bid for bail after being … Read more