Sydney prisoner stabbed in neck by inmate

A prisoner has been stabbed in the neck by a fellow inmate at a maximum security jail in Sydney.Emergency services were called to Parklea Correctional Centre, in the city's northwest, at about 9.40am on Tuesday after a 27-year-old man was stabbed by another man while in a common area, a...

SA man given ticket before becoming unwell

A man accepted a free ticket from a stranger before arriving at an Adelaide hospital with burning hands and laboured breathing linked with exposure to an 'unknown substance'.The man arrived at the Lyell McEwin Hospital at about 1.45am on Tuesday with "burning hands and laboured breathing", the Metropolitan Fire Service...

'Kehazaei should have been on ventilator'

Transporting dying asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei to a Port Moresby hospital would have been far safer if medical staff had put him on a ventilator before he was airlifted, an intensive care expert has told an inquest.Mr Kehazaei, also known as Khazaei, was flown to Pacific International Hospital after he...

Suspicious fire at Adelaide unit

A man is in police custody over a suspicious blaze at an Adelaide unit.Dozens of firefighters quickly controlled the fire inside the ground floor unit in Hawthorn just before 10am on Tuesday, police say.Nobody has been injured in the blaze but it is considered suspicious and a man has been...

Mensink cites medical issues to miss court

Clive Palmer's nephew has blamed a medical condition for not returning from overseas for a court grilling about the collapse of Queensland Nickel.Lawyers for Queensland Nickel's liquidators are now considering whether to seek an arrest warrant for Clive Mensink, who has failed to comply with two orders requiring him to...

Vic man jailed over large child porn stash

A Melbourne man who suggested to a police officer posing as a teenage girl on Facebook they "get naked and dance in the rain" has been jailed.Justin Incorvaja, 37, was also found with a stash of child pornography containing 43,000 videos and images, some of them in the worst category,...

NT man flown to SA after one-punch attack

A critically injured Northern Territory man has been flown to Adelaide for brain surgery after a one-punch attack near Alice Springs.Police say the altercation occurred around 11pm on Thursday night in Amoonguna community."It is alleged the offender approached a 41-year-old man from behind, punching him once to the head, rendering...

'Hypoglycemia' behind socialite's assault

Sydney socialite Shari-Lea Hitchcock, who allegedly assaulted a police officer and lashed out at a Good Samaritan, has blamed her behaviour on a hypoglycemic episode.Hitchcock, 47, was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting an officer and common assault after the ugly incident last March.Police allege she appeared intoxicated and became aggressive...

Builder admits $5m arson damage to hotel

A builder who torched ex-footy star Dane Swan's historic Melbourne hotel, causing $5 million in damage, said he was in a panic to finish renovations.Andrew McMahon has pleaded guilty to arson after he set fire last October to the South Melbourne hotel he had been contracted to renovate.On Tuesday, the...

Fraud dad jailed, mum gets home detention

A married Adelaide couple who faked death threats to score paid time off work have been handed custodial sentences, but the woman has been allowed to serve her time from home for the good of their children.Simon Peisley and Tabitha Lean worked at South Australia's Aboriginal health service when they...