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Double Demerits in effect from Thursday midnight in NSW, ACT, and WA

The holidays are here - what a relief! Are you planning a long drive this holiday season? If you are, be advised that double demerits are applicable in certain states of the nation from 21st December,2017 (12:00 a.m.) to 1st January 2018 (12:00 a.m) During these times, demerit points are doubled for a range of driving offences, including speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a...

Over 4000 people attended Melbourne Saptaha in 6 days, last day today

Saturday saw the highest participation by the Nepali community in Melbourne Saptaha. The Saptaha which had started on Monday is in its final day today. Approximately 2000 people attended on Satruday and organizers are optimistic of a higher participation today. Due to the high level of participation, organizers had to make provisions for the guests to listen to the hymns outside the hall as wel...

Police bust 1.2 tons of meth in Western Australia, street value above 1 billion dollars

Australian authorities have busted 1.2 tons of methamphetamine from a boat moored at Geraldton, WA. The busted drugs had a street value of more than a billion dollars, making it the biggest meth bust in Australias history topping an unrelated 903 kilogram seizure in Melbourne in 2017. The bust was made by the Western Australian Joint Organised Crime Task Force (WA JOCTF). The WA JOCTF involves ...

Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria
Source: Reuters

Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

The defence minister, Marise Payne, has announced Australia will scale back its operations in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The countrys six super hornets will head home from the Middle East, marking the end of Australias airstrike operations. Payne said the decision follows discussions with the Iraqi government and other allies. I want to particularly acknowledge the...

Australian PM says nine foreigners among those hurt when driver plows into crowd

Nearly half the 19 people injured when a driver with no known extremist links plowed into pedestrians in the southern city of Melbourne were foreign nationals, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday. Police allege that the 32-year-old Australian man, a refugee from Afghanistan, had a history of mental illness and drove a car into Christmas shoppers on one of the busiest roads...

Flinders St. Car Crash - driver had a "drug problem and mental health issues" , say Police (Update)

Update: The driver of the white SUV who drove his car over pedestrians in Flinders Street is a 32 year old Australian of Afghan descent. The police have said that the man has a history of drug abuse and mental health problems. Police also believe the incident is not terror related as he has had no affiliations with terrorist or their organisations. There is no evidence or intelligence to su...

Car plows into pedestrians in Melbourne's Flinder St, 14 people injured

In Melbourne, an SUV ploughed pedestrians through Flinders Street, in what the police are saying is a deliberate action. 14 people were injured and were rushed to the hospital. Few are said to be in critical condition and were rushed to the hospital. Police have detained 2 men but their motivation is not known. Flinders St. is one of the busiest streets of Melbourne and horrified witnesses say t...

Australian WW1-era naval submarine HMAS AE-1 found

The wreck of Australias first naval submarine has been found after a 103-year search. The HMAS AE-1 was the first Allied submarine lost in World War I, vanishing off Rabaul, Papua New Guinea with 35 Australian and British crewmates onboard in 1914. The thirteenth search mission for the vessel found it in waters off the Duke of York islands in Papua New Guinea. The discovery solves Austral...

Adelaide man charged after beach brawl following teen's death
Source: Reuters

Adelaide man charged after beach brawl following teen's death

A man has been charged with disorderly behaviour after a brawl at Australian beach following the death by drowning of a 15-year-old boy. Eliase Nimbona, originally from Burundi, was pulled unconscious from the water at Adelaides Glenelg Beach on Monday. Video posted on social media appears to show the man yelling racial slurs at a group of his friends shortly after. He calls them dogs and...

Australian accountant arrested in Bali on charges of drugs smuggling

A 35 year old accountant from Brisbane, Issac Emmanuel Roberts has been arrested in Bali for smuggling crystal meth and ecstacy into Indonesia. The arrest was made on December 4 and made public today in a press conference in Bali. He was wearing a black balaclava and an orange prison uniform when he was paraded by police at a media conference on Tuesday with two other suspects, one from Malaysia a...

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