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'He was hired to answer the phones': Peta Credlin says Budgie Nine government staffer who quit his $150k-a-year job 'didn't have enough experience to be a senior adviser'
The former Tony Abbott chief of staff said Jack Walker, 26, was hired to answer phones and was likely not up to his job as senior policy adviser to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne.
Can you spot the signs of a fake viral video? Incredible footage shows teen wake surfing with a dolphin in Sydney harbour - and he insists it's real despite faking similar stunts with a shark
The astonishing footage shows teen surfer Alex Hayes wake surfing off the coast of Sydney when the dolphin appears to emerge from below.
Back to basics! Make-up free Montana Cox shows off her model figure in tight activewear as she heads for a work-out
Montana Cox turned the pavement into her runway on Monday afternoon as she headed for a work-out session in an all-black gym ensemble, which showed off her slender frame.
British backpacker, 24, is fighting for life after falling 18 metres from a supermarket balcony in Sydney
Jordan Harris, 24, from Britain, shattered his pelvis, broke several bones and ruptured both his spleen and bladder when he plummeted from a supermarket balcony in Sydney last week.
Brotherly love! Karl Stefanovic 'staying with brother Peter and fiance Sylvia Jeffreys' in the couple's new $2.7 million Sydney pad' - after splitting with his wife
Following split from his wife of 21 years, Karl Stefanovic has been staying with brother Peter' in his $2.7 million townhouse in Sydney's east he purchased in April with fiance Sylvia Jeffreys.
Footage has emerged of the terrifying moment a clown armed with a baseball bat and balloons terrorised two Sydney men in their car in the latest stunt sweeping Australia.
Legs eleven: Makeup free Montana Cox puts on a leggy display in an old-school mini-skirt as she strolls the streets of Sydney
Montana Cox put on a leggy display on Monday while dressed in a brown-toned mini-skirt during an outing in Sydney.
Makeup free Jesinta Campbell shows off toned physique in sleek workout gear after picking up some groceries
The 25-year-old model was spotted out and about in Sydney's beachside suburb of Bondi on Monday, showing off her toned physique in a sleek black workout ensemble.
'When I got drunk my world lit up': Sunrise newsreader Talitha Cummins says she turned to alcohol because it made her feel 'more confident and funny'
Sydney-based Talitha Cummins (pictured), 36, would go to work as a respected newsreader but when she went home she would drink up to four bottles of wine a night until she passed out.
'I miss you so much': Heartbreak for family whose six-year-old boy died in a 'murky and stagnant' backyard pool
The six-year-old boy who died after he was found floating in a backyard pool has been named as Devante Faumuina (pictured). He was pulled unconscious from murky waters in Sydney.
A truck carrying at least 200 live turkeys has crashed in Sydney and rolled onto its side on the M1 Pacific Motorway in Wahroonga, after turning left onto Pennant Hills Road.
Creepy clown holding a baseball bat kicked and punched to the ground by laughing thugs in 2am attack
A creepy clown with a baseball bat attacked by a man in Parramatta, Sydney's west, on Sunday morning after he pulled up his car beside the clown and kicked and punched him to the ground.
She's sizzling hot: Model Natalie Roser poses up a storm in a multicoloured bikini during beachside photoshoot... days before wedding
Model Natalie Roser posed up a storm on Friday while dressed in a teeny tiny bikini during a beachside photoshoot in Sydney.
Back to reality! The Bachelor's Kiki Morris leaves the glitz and glamour behind as she runs errands during low-key outing in Bondi
She lived in an opulent mansion and enjoyed luxurious trips, fine champagne, and glamorous designer gowns during her time on The Bachelor.
Budgie Nine member quits his $150,000-a-year job as adviser to federal minister Christopher Pyne and expresses 'deep regret' for embarrassing the government
Jack Walker resigned as a senior policy adviser a day after arriving back in Australia from the Budgie Nine fiasco where he and eight others spent four days in a Malaysian jail for stripping to speedos.
The life and times of Penguin, the magpie who thinks she's human: Rescued as an orphan, she cooks, cleans and plays with her adopted family... but is finally ready to leave the nest
Looking at Cameron Bloom's stunning and deeply personal images of Penguin the magpie and the Bloom family from Sydney, you would never guess she was in fact a wild bird.
Blooming beauty! Natalie Roser stuns in off-the-shoulder tulip dress and gold rose headpiece at Spring Champion Stakes Day at Royal Randwick
She recently announced the launch of her own clothing company - and model Natalie Roser proved she had a keen eye for fashion at Spring Champion Stakes Day in Sydney on Saturday
‘We are coming for you’: Sinister clown craze takes an ugly turn as vigilantes vow to hunt down the costumed creeps appearing across Australia
The 'Clown Purge' craze which has Australia on high alert has intensified, as costumed creeps menace victims with machetes and vigilantes lash out at the pranksters.
Feeling nippy? Harry Styles' model ex Georgia Fowler goes BRALESS and struggles to keep her hat on at Spring Champion Stakes Day in Sydney
Harry Style's rumoured ex Georgia Fowler, 24, was making headlines for her fashion choices rather than her love life on Saturday at Spring Champion Stakes Day in Sydney
What do they WANT? Sinister clown craze takes root in Australia as people with scary masks approach cars and glare into home security cameras
The 'Clown Purge' craze - where people dress up as creepy clowns and terrorise unsuspecting victims - is spiralling out of control as sightings spring up across Australia.
The heart-stopping moment a truck crushes a utility after the driver suddenly pulls out on the wrong side of the road to do a U-turn
Footage from Oakdale, in Sydney's south-west, shows a ute turning into the path of the truck who clips the vehicle after swerving up onto an embankment to avoid a worse crash.
Black to basics! Sam Armytage covers her curves in a shapeless knee-length dress as she attends Spring Champion Stakes Day at Royal Randwick
She's known as the body confident co-host of Sunrise, but Samantha Armytage, 40, covered up her curves in a shapeless black dress at Spring Champion Stakes Day in Sydney on Saturday
Sparkling radio personality Emma Freedman and her fiance have picked up the keys to their $2.19 million property in Paddington, Sydney following their return to Australia after an exotic trip to Europe.
The best Australian homes only Chinese millionaires can afford to buy: Welcome to the ‘Golden Week’ of sales targeting wealthy Asian investors
A weeklong holiday in China sees planeloads of rich investors arrive in Australia to inspect some spectacular properties with luxury Sydney Harbour views, as estate agents give them VIP treatment.
Rai Thistlethwayte storms the stage with band Thirsty Merc as they kick off their first tour since manager Shane Cooper died in car accident
They were forced to cut their 2015 The Good Life Tour after a tragic car accident took the life of their manager Shane Cooper and injured drummer Mick Skelton.
Bit of a tight fit? Laura Dundovic can barely contain her assets in a VERY small bikini... as she pulls out an uncomfortable wedgie
As a former beauty pageant winner, Laura Dundovic is no stranger to rocking a swimsuit.
Used car salesman supported by his fourth wife as he appears in court accused of hiring a hitman to stab his first wife to death in 1990
Mark Caleo, 53, (pictured) is facing charges over the death of his first wife Rita Caleo and her brother Dr Michael Chye. Rita Caleo was allegedly murder in her Sydney apartment in 1990 by a hitman.
Driver and passengers flee the scene after their car slams into a wall and flips onto its roof in spectacular crash
A driver and passengers are on the run after they fled the scene of a shocking car crash in Chatswood, Sydney in the early hours of Saturday morning.
From Kings Cross identity to property mogul: How John Ibrahim is buying up Sydney’s prime real estate
John Ibrahim has reportedly delved into Sydney's property market, purchasing prime real estate worth millions by partnering with high-profile but unnamed businesses to keep a low profile.
Man who murdered his wife and children after threesome sex with her friend ended in jealous rage is 'ready for love again' after his parole... but HIS mother wants him to stay single
Sandor Cikos killed his de factor partner and two young sons in 1999 at their home in Wollongong, south of Sydney. He said he is open to finding love just months after serving 16 years in jail.
Turning up the heat! The Bachelor star Kiki Morris shows off her cleavage and toned legs in black singlet and mini orange shorts for beachside workout
The Bachelor Australia star Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris made the most of the warm weather in Sydney on Thursday.
Legging it! Sophie Monk showcases her lithe pins and slender physique in daring striped mini-dress and sky high stiletto heels
She has never been shy to flaunt her slender physique.
Summer starts early! Thousands flock to the beach as Sydney enjoys 30C weather - with the sunshine tipped to hang around all weekend
Thousands flocked to Bondi in Sydney on Friday and residents can expect mildly cooler weather on the weekend with max temperatures peaking at 26C, but Melbourne will be hit with rain and wind.
How's YOUR morning view? From sunsets to storm fronts and the power of towering waves: Australia's most iconic beach revealed in stunning photographs taken by a Bondi Rescue lifeguard
Anthony Glick, a 22-year-old lifeguard and star of Bondi Rescue, has turned his love of the outdoors into a creative new job as a photographer taking sensational images from across Sydney (pictured).
Sun's out, bum's out! The Bachelor's Zilda Williams flaunts her shapely derrière and E-cup breasts during a bikini-clad beach trip with busty pal
Zilda Williams, 33, flaunted her ample curves as she took to Sydney's Rose Bay Beach with a mystery busty brunette on Friday.
Ellie Goulding teases a glimpse of her bra through a plunging white top as she steps out in Sydney ahead of gig
Ellie Goulding, 29, looked calm and collected as she sauntered through Sydney's Central Business District on Friday in a plunging white top.
All that shimmers! Ellie Goulding shows off her toned legs in a beaded playsuit as she takes to the stage for her Delirium tour in Sydney
The 29-year-old British singer certainly did not disappoint on Friday, putting on an incredible performance at Sydney's sold-out Acer Arena
Now THEY want privacy! 'Budgie Nine' member pleads to be left alone after landing back in Sydney - despite stripping down to his underwear in front of MILLIONS of people at the Malaysian Grand Prix
One of the members of the 'Budgie Nine', Nick Kelly, has asked media for privacy on behalf of the nine men after they touched down in Sydney Airport to awaiting media on Friday.
Blonde ambition! Bachelor's Anna Heinrich and Ellie Goulding work up a sweat at Nike Training Club in Sydney... as singer kicks off Australian tour
Nike ambassadors Anna Heinrich and Ellie Goulding worked up a sweat at a Nike+ Training Club in Sydney on Thursday night before posing for a photo.
Busting out! Home And Away star Pia Miller showcases her ample assets in a revealing patterned bikini
Australian soap star Pia Miller put on a busty display while filming Home And Away on Palm Beach in Sydney's eastern suburbs on Wednesday.
Horrifying moment girl, 6, was crushed between two cars as a 'woman driver SIX times over the drink-drive limit reversed into her'
This is the disturbing moment a six-year-old girl was trapped between two parked cars after police say Barbara Farlow, 50, crashed while trying to reverse out of a parking space in Sydney.
Coordinated couple! Sylvia Jeffreys stuns in semi-sheer black dress as she poses with suited up fiance Peter Stefanovic at Dream Lover premiere
Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces on Thursday as they enjoyed a date night.
Cool and casual! Cameron Byrnes and Kurt Coleman lead the stylish arrivals at the launch of PartyUp in Sydney
Cameron Byrnes and Kurt Coleman led the stylish arrivals at the launch of PartyUp at Sydney's Carriageworks on Wednesday.
All white! Sophie Monk flaunts her slender legs and ample assets in a plunging dress as she enjoys lunch with her bestie in Sydney
Sophie Monk turned heads on Wednesday as she stepped out for lunch with a friend in Sydney. Clad in a plunging white dress, the 36-year-old ensured all eyes would be on her during the day out.
It must be serious: Emily Symons stuns in figure-hugging black dress while sporting a bizarre skin-coloured glove as she films Home And Away
Emily Symons' Home And Away character, Marilyn, was once again wearing a skin-coloured glove on Thursday as she filmed an episode at Palm Beach, north of Sydney.
Heroic teen, 15, saves a seven-year-old boy from drowning after he dragged him unconscious from the bottom of a public swimming pool
Aaron Rahme, 15, managed to save a seven-year-old boy from drowning after he dragged his motionless body from the bottom of a public swimming pool in Sydney's west.
The creepy real estate agent 47, busted filming two young women using the toilet - after he accidentally recorded himself setting up the camera
A real estateagent who placed a camera inside two young women's bathroom in Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs to film them showering and using the toilet also recorded himself planting the device (stock).
Meet 'Tyrone the Tank': Teenage rugby prodigy, 17, set to become an instant millionaire after being chased by every NRL club and French rugby
Teenage rugby sensation Tyrone Taukamo (pictured), 17, has been getting plenty of attention from professional clubs in both codes and one look at his highlights reel shows why.
More than 5,000 unclaimed items from Sydney Airport are up for auctioned, with proceeds going towards charity. Items include smartphones, laptops and 200 bottles of alcohol.
Sydney Swans star Ben McGlynn announces retirement - after falling one game short of a fairy tale finish to his career after Grand Final loss
Sydney Swans AFL star Ben McGlynn announced his retirement on Thursday after an impressive career spanning 11 seasons and 171 games.
Hitting the right note! Erin Holland stuns on the red carpet in a slinky body-hugging frock as she attends premiere for Dream Lover
Erin Holland, 27, stunned on the red carpet as she attended the Sydney premiere for Dream Lover, The Bobby Darin Musical, on Thursday.
Ellie Goulding shows off her athletic prowess at a Nike event in Sydney after being grilled about romance rumours with Prince Harry
The pop star displayed her lean limbs and athletic prowess as she got stuck into a Nike+ Training Club at Nike Sydney in Australia on Thursday.
Boy's weekend! Bachelor's Richie Strahan goes to Sydney's Blue Mountains WITHOUT girlfriend Alex Nation who stays behind in Melbourne
Bachelor star Richie Strahan was spotted without his girlfriend Alex Nation in a snap which saw the Bachelor star posed next to a Husqvarna dirt bike in Sydney's Blue Mountains on Thursday.
What side of the street do YOU live on? How being near the right school or a train station can add $800,000 to the value of your home
Families looking to buy property within top performing school's 'catchment' zones could pay $500,000 more than for a similar home further away in Melbourne and Sydney.
Ocean views, stables and multiple fireplaces: Chinese powerhouse buys the stunning heritage listed Sydney Keepers Cottage for $7.5MILLION
The stunning heritage listed Keeper's Cottage built in 1881 in Vaucluse, Sydney's eastern suburbs, has been snapped up by Chinese superpower for a whopping $7.5 million.
She's got guns! A very muscular Michelle Bridges turns heads in Sydney as she shows off her super toned limbs in a bright shift dress
Michelle Bridges showed off her bulging arm muscles and toned legs as she stepped out of the KIIS FM radio station in North Ryde in a bright shift dress on Wednesday.
What rift? AFL star Kieren Jack and partner Charlotte Goodlet put family feud behind them as they dazzle at the Women in Sports Awards in Sydney
He pledged his loyalty to Charlotte Goodlet as a bitter family rift played out in the public sphere. And Sydney Swans star Kieren Jack stood firmly beside the bikini model on Wednesday.
Spring heatwave! Sydney and Melbourne enjoy warm weather as temperatures in NSW are set to hit 30C on Friday and 34C next week
As the first Spring heatwave sweeps across the east coast of Australia, Melbourne and Sydney will both reach 26 degrees on Thursday before the Harbour city climbs to a top of 34 on Monday.
Woman, 18, slams Uber for offering her an $11 REFUND instead of taking action against a driver who sexually assaulted and photographed her
A young woman claiming her Uber driver pulled off her clothes and tried to fondle her has slammed the ride-sharing app for refunding her $11 fare instead of taking action against the Sydney driver.
Treating herself! A slimmed-down Samantha Armytage visits a trendy Bondi boutique for a spot of shopping
She's the bubbly Sunrise presenter who has just come back from a holiday to Europe. And on Wednesday, Samantha Armytage decided to treat herself again - this time for a shopping spree.
Good sports! Laura Dundovic and Anna Heinrich lend their support to Women's Health Awards after taking to the red carpet in revealing frocks
Laura Dundovic, 29, and Anna Heinrich, 29, stunned on the red carpet in slinky frocks.
Female Uber passenger relives the horrifying moment driver turned off the ride-sharing app before pulling off her clothes and groping her in his cab
Laura Merser, 18, claims her driver turned off the ride sharing app halfway through her journey back from a friend’s house in Sydney, before pulling off her clothes and groping her.
'What's that to you?' Convicted rapist accused of murdering a Sydney nurse 'flipped out' when a friend asked about the missing woman
Convicted rapist and accused murderer Robert John Adams flipped at roommate Ross Adams when asked about missing Sydney nurse Mary Louise Wallace in the late 1980's.
The Bachelorette's Sam Frost looks downcast as she indulges in retail therapy in Sydney... after denying 'split' with Sasha Mielczarek and deleting her social media accounts
It's been a difficult few days for Sam Frost after she deleted her social media accounts on Tuesday amid break-up rumours
'We want to take a step back': 5 Seconds Of Summer prepare for a long awaited break as they wrap up their sold out global tour in their hometown of Sydney
Eight months and 101 shows later, 5 Seconds Of Summer are preparing for a long awaited break from the stage following their last concert in Sydney on Wednesday.
'I can't get home!' Malcolm Turnbull yelled at by an angry woman from the country at a Sydney train station over the confusing public transport system
An angry commuter unable to pass through the gates at a Sydney train station confronted the Prime Minister about the Opal Card system before saying, 'I voted for you. I'm sorry.'
'It's a barf ride': High-speed train tipped to get commuters from Sydney to Melbourne in just 55 minutes 'would make everyone on board vomit'
A high-speed train propelling commuters from Sydney to Melbourne in under an hour would make everyone on board throw up, experts say.
Boho chic! Sophie Monk cuts a relaxed figure in a plunging red maxi dress and cowboy boots as she wheels her luggage through Sydney Airport
The 36-year-old blonde beauty was spotted walking through Sydney Airport on Tuesday, looking Boho chic
Heartbroken family 'desperate' to fly the body of a hairdresser 'stabbed to death by her Muslim husband after she converted to Christianity' back to Iran
Sydney hairdresser Nasrin Abek, 35, was found dead inside her apartment in Potts Point last week after she was allegedly killed by her husband Amir Darbanou, 42, in a frenzied knife attack.
A Sydney man has been arrested for allegedly indecently assaulting two women, including one who was sleeping, on board a train.
Sydney man arrested by Indonesian immigration authorities for 'running a cafe on a university campus while holding a tourist visa'
Sydney man Sayegh Ghassan has been arrested by Indonesia immigration authorities for allegedly running a cafe on a university campus while holding a tourist visa.
Family day out: Shane Watson and WAG Lee enjoy Sydney sunshine during low-key outing with two children William and Matilda Victoria
Retired cricketer Shane Watson and WAG Lee cut a low-key figure during a family outing with their two children in Sydney recently.
Pictured: Former Iraqi security guard charged over 'racist attack which saw Asian woman, 29, punched five times in the face and kicked in the stomach'
Former Iraq security guard Steven Burke (pictured), 34, has been charged over an alleged racial attack against an Asian woman as she walked her dog in Sydney's north shore.
Brave 83-year-old woman left with shocking facial injuries after refusing to let go of her handbag when a young woman tried to steal it
Lorrette Doueihi, 83, suffered severe facial injuries after she was pushed to the ground by a woman trying to steal her handbag as she walked in Moorebank in Sydney's south-west last week.
Man, 47, 'secretly filmed women with a hidden camera in a shared-shower facility in an apartment unit'
A 47-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly filming women with a hidden camera in a shared shower facility in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney .
Pre-show shenanigans! 5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin gets tied up in bubble wrap before playing sold-out hometown show in Sydney
Pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer recently flew Down Under for the final leg of their international Sounds Live Feels Live tour
Don't get your knickers in a twist! Pia Muehlenbeck suffers wardrobe malfunction as a gush of wind fails to conceal her skimpy lace briefs
Model and blogger Pia Muehlenbeck suffered a wardrobe malfunction on Tuesday as she made her way to board a luxurious yacht on Sydney Harbour.
Meeting someone special? An upbeat Georgia Love touches down in Sydney... as intruders prepare to enter The Bachelorette mansion
She's remained tight-lipped on whether or not she has in fact found "the one" on The Bachelorette. But Georgia Love had plenty to smile about as she landed at Sydney airport on Monday.
The stunning secret beach in Sydney that pops up once every SEVEN YEARS – but you better visit quickly because it could vanish at any time
Tucked between Bondi and Tamarama beaches in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Mackenzies Bay has been transformed into a temporary beach. The location usually has a rocky inlet with no sand.