Seniors News

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Gun laws will be Tim Fischer's legacy

Gun laws will be Tim Fischer's legacy

The late Tim Fischer was a key proponent of overhauling Australia's gun laws in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre.

PM ready for Australia's first G7 summit

PM ready for Australia's first G7 summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will increase his efforts to rid the internet of violent, extremist content during the G7 summit in France this weekend.

Monster waves, damaging winds batter Australia

Monster waves, damaging winds batter Australia

Massive waves will pound the east coast today as a 2000km-long front of gales smashes Australia, to be followed by an “exceptionally cold night”.

World watches ‘global emergency’ unfold

World watches ‘global emergency’ unfold

Alarmed Brazilians have declared an “apocalypse” as the worst rainforest fires in history ravage the Amazon, plunging a city into darkness.

Vatican could try Pell under Church law

Vatican could try Pell under Church law

THE Vatican says George Pell "has always maintained his innocence" but could also try the cardinal over the sex abuse charges in a trial under Church law.

The document that damned George Pell

The document that damned George Pell

TWO judges have explained in detail the reasons why they rejected George Pell’s appeal in a 120-page judgment released to the public.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

What animal do you see here? It’s a question the internet is currently debating as a mind-bending optical illusion confuses us all.

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

A DANGEROUS assumption about Medicare is costing Australian holiday-makers thousands. Here’s where they’re getting caught out.

Big problem with Alan Jones claim

Big problem with Alan Jones claim

Alan Jones’ team says his comments about Jacinda Ardern were taken out of context — but a crucial piece of evidence seems to have vanished.

Cheering as Pell’s freedom bid rejected

Cheering as Pell’s freedom bid rejected

THE world has reacted after the court handed down its decision to dismiss George Pell’s appeal, upholding his conviction for child sex offences.

Lam says talk is 'way out' for Hong Kong

Lam says talk is 'way out' for Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she wants to establish a dialogue with protesters, based on mutual respect and understanding.

Country music favourite remembered fondly by mate

Country music favourite remembered fondly by mate

WHEN Woolgoolga's Trevor Day died late last month he took a little bit of Australian country music history with him.

Enjoy bringing out the yoga mats at Ekam retreat

Enjoy bringing out the yoga mats at Ekam retreat

THERE will be random acts of yoga galore at this year's sixth annual Ekam Yoga Festival at Francis Retreat, Bonny Hills, on September 14-15.

Huge waves to smash east coast

Huge waves to smash east coast

Waves up to eight metres high are expected to smash the east coast of Australia in the coming days as a severe low pressure system takes hold.

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Eye-watering price for pile of rubble

Eye-watering price for pile of rubble

THIS abandoned lot in Sydney is nothing more than a pile of rubble, but it is expected to fetch upwards of $25 million.

Reconstructing the past and looking for final home

Reconstructing the past and looking for final home

IT WAS erected by a small grateful town in 1922 and now a group of locals are battling to have the Woolgoolga Soldiers Memorial restored to its original state.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Advertisers desert shock jock’s show over Ardern comments

Advertisers desert shock jock’s show over Ardern comments

Last week, Alan Jones sparked outrage over his “misogynistic rant” against Jacinda Ardern. Now, sponsors are shunning him in droves.

Queensland bathed in thick fog

Queensland bathed in thick fog

Brisbane has been bathed in thick fog at the start of a warm week, but head further south and the cold weather, wind and rain are here to stay.

Bravery award for Aussies on Nauru in WWII

Bravery award for Aussies on Nauru in WWII

FIVE Australians have posthumously received bravery awards 76 years after being executed by Japanese forces on Nauru during WWII.

Mate defends accused NZ killer

Mate defends accused NZ killer

A FRIEND has come to the defence of the man accused of murdering Aussie Sean McKinnon while he slept in New Zealand.

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