queensland

UAE embassy in Australia holds iftar


August 5th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Gold Coast, Aug 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE embassy in Australia organised an iftar banquet for 1,500 Muslims in Queensland's Gold Coast city.The iftar was held Friday in coordination with the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Buxom Bandit’ Tonee Walker turns herself in to the police


July 10th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Buxom Bandit’ Tonee Walker has turned herself in to the police. She was on the run since she tried to rob a gas station on the 2nd ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Nasty email about boss costs an employee $10,000


June 20th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Queensland, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A female employee was so unhappy with her boss that she wrote a scathing email about him and sent it to her colleagues.The woman in question is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Controversies not new for Pomersbach


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Australian crickter Luke Pomersbach, who was arrested here Thursday for allegedly molesting an American woman, has had a controversial past. Back home, he has been ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Usman Khawaja considering moving to Queensland


May 1st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Out of favour, Australian Test batsman Usman Khwaja is mulling a move to Queensland after telling Bulls players he wants to move north.It's thought that a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Swimsuit model held for heading global drug ring


March 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A swimsuit model, who was once voted one of FHM magazine's "sexiest women in the world", has been arrested in Australia on charges of heading an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Food poison scare for Tasmanian cricketers


March 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Ahead of the final round of Sheffield Shield games, some of the Tasmanian cricketers were down with food poisoning and had to be put on intravenous ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Leap years keep calendars in harmony


March 1st, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Our planet, minus leap years, would experience "calendar climate change" and the seasons would completely swap every 750 years.Astronomy expert Stephen Hughes from the Queensland's University ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kevin Rudd to challenge leadership


February 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 24 (IANS) Former Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd Friday announced he has decided to stand against Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Monday's Labor Party leadership ballot.Rudd made ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

CA has to improve communication with fans: Sutherland


February 18th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland admitted that it needs to improve communication between national selectors and the public to avoid situations like a public ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Man fined £500 for mooning the Queen


February 14th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A court in Australia has fined a man £500 for “mooning” the Queen during a recent visit to the country. The Brisbane court found the 22-year-old man ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Australian fined for showing buttocks to Elizabeth


February 14th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) A 22-year-old man in Sydney has been fined for waving the Australian flag from between his buttocks during a visit by Queen Elizabeth to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NSW says it won’t block Cricket Australia reforms


February 11th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) New South Wales (NSW) said it would not block the much needed reforming in Cricket Australia's (CA) century-old board structure.There are concerns that NSW, CA's most ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Fly named after Beyonce


January 13th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian researchers have named a rare fly after singer Beyonce in honour of its golden behind, a media report said.The Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae fly -- ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brisbane women’s singles trophy dedicated to Goolagong Cawley


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 23 (IANS) The Brisbane International will next month honour Australian tennis great Evonne Goolagong Cawley, winner of seven Grand Slam titles, dedicating the women's singles trophy to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia’s 1948 Invincibles team member Sam Loxton dies


December 3rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS) Sam Loxton, who was part of the Australian 1948 Invincibles cricket team, passed away aged 90 early Saturday morning in Queensland.Loxton's death leaves only Neil Harvey ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Trevor Hohns also willing to replace Hilditch


August 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 20 (IANS) Trevor Hohns, Australia's most successful chairman of selectors, is willing to replace part-time chairman of National Selection Panel (NSP) Andrew Hilditch, who was sacked by Cricket ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sheffield Shield to be played under twilight


August 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Eight Sheffield Shield matches will be played in twilight time slots as per Cricket Australia's (CA) new domestic cricket schedule released Wednesday. In what is seen ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CA’s contract system should be overhauled: Hohns


August 13th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 13 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) former chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has joined the chorus with his successor Andrew Hilditch for restructuring the contract system to a more ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wombat fossil unearthed in Australia


July 7th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have unearthed a car-sized wombat in the northern part of Australia. The discovery which was made on Wednesday is the most complex of its kind that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Australian woman sets solo ocean swim record


June 15th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) An Australian woman has set a new world record for an unassisted solo ocean swim, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.Shadowed by sharks and fighting severe ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Australian man dies after ‘planking’


May 16th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by BNO News
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- An Australian man fell seven storeys to his death when participating in the internet craze of "planking," The Australian reported on Sunday.The 20-year-old was in a unit ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Fashion stylist wins best Australian blog award


May 11th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) An Australian woman, working as a personal fashion stylist, has pipped nearly 600 contestants to be crowned the country's best blogger.Former journalist Nikki Parkinson's blog "Styling ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

SCG management resists pressure to install drop-in pitches


May 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 4 (ANI): The Sydney Cricket Ground will fiercely resist continuing AFL pressure to install drop-in pitches.SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier described the AFL's push to remove the pitch for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia to hold nude Olympics


May 1st, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Over 500 competitors will take part in a nude Olympics to be held in Australia during the weekend, Australian broadcaster ABC reported.A range of physical competitions ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wills-Kat to spend honeymoon on Great Barrier Reef Lizard Island?


April 24th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): Rumours are abuzz that Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will spend their honeymoon at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.Lizard Island, a national park, tipped ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Punjab man murdered in Melbourne


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rajpura (Punjab), April 23 (IANS) A man from this town in Punjab's Patiala district, working in Australia, was found murdered in his house in Melbourne, according to information received by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No ‘faint prospect’ of becoming PM again: Rudd


April 8th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 8 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has said that there is not a 'faint prospect' of him becoming the Prime Minister again.Rudd has dismissed claims that he is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz horse brought back from the dead with XXXX beer after bout of colic


April 1st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 1 (ANI): A horse in Australia, which suffered from a bout of colic, was brought back from the dead after its owner remembered an old bush tale fed the animal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz woman jailed in UAE after complaining about being drugged, raped


March 27th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): Alicia Gali from Queensland is warning other women to be cautious overseas after her experience in the United Arab Emirates.The 29-year-old spent eight months in a United Arab ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz MP’s bid to microchip, castrate sex offenders rejected


March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 24 (ANI): A Queensland MP's call to microchip and castrate convicted child sex offenders, has been rejected by child protection advocates.Sunshine Coast MP Peter Wellington suggested the measures during a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Green caterpillars force down plane at Brisbane Airport


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22 (ANI): A plane was forced to land at Brisbane Airport, and the cause for it was blamed on green caterpillars that had got into the aircraft's pressure-sensitive instruments.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince William fails to spark ‘media tsunami’ during lacklustre Oz visit


March 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21 (ANI): Prince William's short visit to Australia has surprisingly failed to earn him the kind of rave reviews and cheering he got last year.The second in line to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince William ‘moved by 11-yr-old Oz flood victim’s survival story’


March 21st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Prince William was moved to tears after hearing the heartbreaking story of an 11-year-old boy, whose life was saved when his brother sacrificed himself during the Australian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Retain veterans to revive Oz Test cricket: Hopes


March 16th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 16 (ANI): To help revive the Australian Test team's fortunes which is on a downward slide, Queensland captain James Hopes has appealed for the retention of older players in Sheffield ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe