News: Australia

Synergy will need to 'blend' coal imported from NSW due to 'high ash content' as it scrambles to keep lights on

Sunday  15:01,   04 december 2022

State-owned West Australian power provider Synergy is facing questions about whether it paid millions of dollars to import the wrong type of coal as it scrambles to keep the lights on this summer. Later this month, Synergy will take delivery of the... >>>

Robert Irwin reveals heartbreaking news his grandfather had dementia

Sunday  15:01,   04 december 2022

Robert Irwin made the heartbreaking confession on Sunday his maternal grandfather suffered from dementia. The wildlife conservationist, 19, admitted on The Project it was heart-wrenching to see his grandpa Clarence - father to Robert's mum, Terri... >>>

Lebanon now has more than 650 confirmed cases of cholera but no new deaths to report

Sunday  13:41,   04 december 2022

Homicide squad detectives are investigating after a woman's body was found off... >>>

Sydney millionaire businessman James Donatossian reveals why he parks luxury cars in his office

Sunday  12:21,   04 december 2022

James Donatossian, 35, the owner of printing company Printech, is now worth more than $30million, but as a teenager was being hunted by the militia in his hometown in Baghdad.James Donatossian, 35, the owner of printing company Printech, is now... >>>

Anthony opens World Cup moguls with gold

Sunday  12:21,   04 december 2022

Australia's Olympic moguls ace Jakara Anthony has continued her domination, winning the season-opening World Cup event with Matt Graham taking a men's bronze.The Victorian ace smashed the field to finish on top of the Ruka podium, scoring... >>>

Albanese is an 'economic moron' demonising our baseload power with a renewable nirvana dream

Sunday  10:51,   04 december 2022

Sky News host Chris Smith says during the federal election campaign, I called the now Prime Minister Anthony Albanese an "economic moron", and I still stand by that.“Not only did he have an appalling campaign – he couldn't tell us what the cash rate >>>

Qantas baggage handlers stood down as investigation into Swissport contractors begins

Sunday  09:41,   04 december 2022

The trio have been let go as Qantas and ground handling service Swissport Australia launch an investigation into their conduct captured at Melbourne Airport. The Swissport workers had been contracted by Qantas to handle the luggage when they were... >>>

WA Police appeal for information after woman's body found near Capo D'Orlando Drive, South Fremantle

Sunday  08:11,   04 december 2022

WA Police appeal for information after a member of the public found the body of a woman floating in the water near Capo D'Orlando Drive in South Fremantle.Police say the body was found early on Sunday morning near Capo D'Orlando Drive in South... >>>

Matt Kean confirms federal government is asking states to impose coal caps

Sunday  08:11,   04 december 2022

The federal government is facing resistance from the states over its request for caps on coal prices, with NSW seeking legal advice.As revealed by the ABC, the government is set to cap gas prices at around $12 a gigajoule and force companies to set... >>>

Thousands protest in South Korea in support of truckers, government orders them back to work

Sunday  08:11,   04 december 2022

Thousands of demonstrators representing organised labour groups march in Seoul, denouncing government attempts to force thousands of striking truckers back to work.There were no immediate reports of injuries or major clashes from the protests near... >>>

Darwin heat stings as parts of city still without shade trees years after Cyclone Marcus ripped through

Sunday  08:11,   04 december 2022

Darwin is known for its formidable heat, but after a cyclone took out many of its trees, there are fears a lack of shade and other cooling measures could drive people away from the Northern Territory capital "even more quickly".Darwin recently... >>>

Stawell's first rugby club fosters sense of camaraderie and a home away from home among Pacific migrants

Sunday  06:51,   04 december 2022

From the balmy Samoan village of Asau to country Victoria, Storrs Ualesi has always carried rugby in his soul. "My dad is a rugby player, so it's always in my blood," he said.As the only son in his family, Mr Ualesi was unable to play rugby union... >>>

Indigenous Voice to Parliament with Uluru cartoon from Herald Sun's Mark Knight tries to be banned

Sunday  06:41,   04 december 2022

Flood peak preparations are underway in South Australia after the river in Renmark hit at its highest point in 50... >>>

Indigenous Voice to Parliament with Uluru cartoon from Herald Sun's Mark Knight tries to be banned

Sunday  06:41,   04 december 2022

A political cartoon in support of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament was bizarrely ordered by the federal government to be taken down for its depiction of Uluru. Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight drew a cartoon for the paper that showed Uluru... >>>

Suncorp bank scam: Brisbane couple swindled out of almost $80,000 through 'spoofing' technique

Sunday  05:21,   04 december 2022

Brisbane couple Michael and Rachel Jorgensen had no idea they were about to be conned out of $78,198 when they received a call on November 13.Brisbane couple Michael and Rachel Jorgensen had no idea they were about to be  conned out of $78,198 when... >>>