Law & Order

Plane hits Ferris wheel in Australia; no injuries

An ultra-light plane crashed into a Ferris wheel at a rural festival in eastern Australia on Saturday, trapping two children on the ride and two adults in the aircraft for hours. There were no serious injuries.

Boat Hits Rocks off Australian Island; 28 Dead

Boat Hits Rocks off Australian Island; 28 Dead

Australians on a high cliff watched helplessly Wednesday as a wooden boat smuggling about 70 would-be migrants was smashed against the rocks of Christmas Island by monstrous waves, dumping screaming men, women and children into the stormy surf. At...

Australian vegetables poisoned as police probe sabotage

Police in Australia are investigating the poisoning of seven million vegetable seedlings, including tomatoes, aubergines and melons.

Australia may take former Guantanamo Bay inmates

Sid Maher 27.12.2008
Australia may take former Guantanamo Bay inmates

KEVIN Rudd has left open the possibility of Australia taking former inmates from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. But he warned that any US request for an inmate to come would be subject to legal criteria and assessed on a case-by-case basis, Th...

India-born surgeon Patel to face Aussie court in Feb next year

Melbourne, Sept 1 (PTI) India-born surgeon Jayant Patel, who has been facing about 14 charges of manslaughter, causing grievous bodily harm and fraud, will be facing the court for a committal hearing in February next year.

Woman arrested after heroin found in suitcase

Chalpat Sonti 04.07.2008
An xray image of the suitcase which allegedly contained the drugs. Photo: Supplied

A Malaysian woman has been charged with trying to import more than two kilograms of heroin through Perth International Airport.


CANBERRA (Reuters) - Police in Australia have charged a man for drink driving in a motorized wheelchair after he was found to be six times over the legal alcohol limit, local media reported on Monday.

Top Australian cop arrested on drugs charges

A top Australian police investigator has been arrested in connection with an alleged plan to make a massive batch of the powerful drug ice for a global crime syndicate.

Australian police quiz photographer over nude shots

Police have interviewed photographer Bill Henson about an art exhibition featuring nude shots of teenagers. The exhibition was to open at the Roslyn Oxley9 gallery in the Sydney suburb of Paddington last night.

Pedophile goes nuts at reporter on Australian News

AnaDyan: "This is Geoffrey Leonard, he is a pedofile. He is really insane! This report is one of the most bizzare things ever seen on television."

Inside Canberra's humane prison

The Canberra Times 03.03.2008

ARCHITECT-DESIGNED self-contained cottages with roomy kitchens, lounge rooms complete with flat-screen LCD televisions and mountain views through floor to ceiling windows. Welcome to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, the ACT's first prison, where t...

Aussie child rape sentence 'pathetic'

Tony Koch and Padraic Murphy The Australian 10.12.2007
Photo: Illustration

THE Queensland opposition has called for an immediate inquiry into the sentencing procedure behind the gang-rape case of a 10-year-old girl whose nine attackers escaped jail time.

Mr Potato Head toy

SYDNEY — Customs officals in Australia said Thursday that they had discovered a large amount of ecstasy inside a Mr. Potato Head children's toy mailed to Sydney from Ireland. Customs said the toy was intercepted in a parcel at Sydney's internation...

HIV sufferer jailed for unprotected sex

ADELAIDE - An HIV-positive man who insisted that there was no clear evidence that the virus caused Aids was sentenced to nine years in prison for having unprotected sex with three women.

Aussie policeman accused of milk bar robbery

MELBOURNE - A VICTORIAN policeman already suspended from the force allegedly tried to rob a milk bar with a fake gun. Ethical Standards detectives are investigating after the 35-year-old officer was arrested last night in Melbourne's east. Police ...