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News: Australia

Young people with disability great candidates to fill jobs during national labour shortage, advocates say

Tuesday  01:01,   27 september 2022

Working-aged people living with disability are two times as likely to be unemployed as those without disabilities. Advocates say there is no better time than now to change that.The 18-year-old, who lives with an intellectual disability, gained work... >>>

Edward Snowden given Russian citizenship by Vladimir Putin, two years after becoming permanent resident

Tuesday  00:51,   27 september 2022

President Vladimir Putin gives Russian citizenship to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency.Mr Snowden, 39, fled the United States... >>>

Robodebt royal commission hearings start in Brisbane today. Here's what to expect

Tuesday  00:51,   27 september 2022

Hearings into the unlawful debt recovery scheme that impacted hundreds of thousands of Australians begin in Brisbane today — here's a quick recap of how we got here and what to expect.The first official hearings come a month after the government >>>

Lismore Council estimates $500 million spend on retreat plan for flood-affected homes

Tuesday  00:51,   27 september 2022

Some homes in the Lismore flood plain may need to be compulsorily acquired by government — at a potential cost of about half a billion dollars — if people won't move.John Walker says there is community support for state government buybacks and... >>>

Name your poison

Tuesday  00:42,   27 september 2022

Our food is cultivated with up to 70 pesticides that have been banned by the EU — so much for our 'fresh food' reputation — and the UN says Australia's climate inaction violated its human rights obligations.Speaking of green (alleged)... >>>

Queen's death a stark reminder of dark colonial history for Indian and Pakistani diaspora

Tuesday  00:42,   27 september 2022

As the world mourns the death of Britain's longest-serving monarch, those from former colonies are reminded of the pain and bloodshed which occurred under British rule.India was Britain's largest colony for nearly 200 years, which ended with the >>>

Socceroo Garang Kuol is focused on inspiring the next generation of young African Australian footballers

Monday  23:02,   26 september 2022

There have been tributes for surfer Chris Davidson as a man faces court over the alleged one-punch attack that killed... >>>

Socceroo Garang Kuol is focused on inspiring the next generation of young African Australian footballers

Monday  23:02,   26 september 2022

As the youngest Socceroo call-up since Kewell, Garang Kuol says his future is in his hands, and he's focused on making the most of it.That's been the experience for 18-year-old Garang Kuol, who is in his very first camp with Australia as the... >>>

Australia's bumper snow season conceals a worrying trend

Monday  23:02,   26 september 2022

This year's snow season started with the best opening conditions in 50 years, went downhill mid-season due to unseasonable warmth and rain before a solid August and a late surge in mid September. The often-quoted yardstick for assessing a season >>>

PM lands in Japan for funeral, meetings

Monday  22:10,   26 september 2022

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is in Tokyo for the state funeral of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July.The prime minister has arrived in Tokyo where he will meet with Fumio Kishida at the Akasaka State... >>>

Crossbencher vote to chop cashless welfare

Monday  22:10,   26 september 2022

Independent senator David Pocock will vote to axe the cashless welfare card, saying it is an "important first step" towards ending compulsory income management.The cashless debit card quarantines up to 80 per cent of a welfare recipient's income... >>>

Robodebt royal commission set to begin

Monday  22:01,   26 september 2022

A royal commission into the controversial robodebt scheme is set to hear opening statements from the two people in charge of running the major inquiry.A royal commission into the controversial robodebt scheme is preparing to hold its first public... >>>

Robodebt royal commission set to begin

Monday  22:01,   26 september 2022

A royal commission into the controversial robodebt scheme is set to hear opening statements from the two people in charge of running the major inquiry.A royal commission into the controversial robodebt scheme is preparing to hold its first public... >>>

Australia weather: Heavy rain and flooding: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

Monday  21:22,   26 september 2022

Almost every part of Australia will experience rain over the next 10 days as a massive rain bomb makes its way across the country.Extremely heavy falls, hailstones, thunderstorms and flooding is expected for large parts of the east coast,... >>>

Earlier Vic logging ban 'would save $205m'

Monday  21:22,   26 september 2022

A new plan to end native forest logging in Victoria next year - instead of by 2030 - makes both environmental and economic sense, the Greens say.Victoria's Parliamentary Budget Office has crunched the numbers on the Greens' new election policy to... >>>