News: Australia

Wu to carry Australian flag at ceremony

Monday  18:02,   08 august 2022

Diver Melissa Wu has been named Australian flagbearer for the closing ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.Instead, team officials have changed the diving stalwart's plans: she'll be carrying the Australian flag at Monday night's... >>>

Pauline Hanson is using the Voice to Parliament to become relevant again

Monday  17:12,   08 august 2022

After a close brush with political death, Pauline Hanson is capitalising on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament debate to regain relevancy.Hanson came into the 47th Parliament as a diminished figure. After early returns suggested her Senate spot was... >>>

Set 2035 as net-zero target date: inquiry

Monday  17:11,   08 august 2022

The federal government's emissions-reduction targets should be massively increased, a submission to an inquiry on the climate change bills states.The Environmental Defenders Office says the government must aim for a higher target than 43 per... >>>

COVID-19 nation’s third biggest killer

Monday  17:02,   08 august 2022

More people are thought to have died from COVID-19 this year than some of the country's largest killers such as lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.New analysis by the Actuaries Institute has shown the COVID-19 death toll up to the end of... >>>

Fun facts about beaches and sand

Monday  17:02,   08 august 2022

Did you know that some sand is formed from fish poop? Or that there's a beach made entirely from cockle shells? Where is the tallest sand dune on the planet located? Yup, there are some amazing facts about beaches and sand you probably don't >>>

Four-gold Eddie, Kookas in seventh heaven

Monday  17:02,   08 august 2022

Australia's men's hockey team have romped to a seventh gold from as many Commonwealth Games campaigns, dominating India 7-0 in Monday's final in Birmingham.Monday's 7-0 annihilation of India was a fourth title for Birmingham flag bearer... >>>

Feel The Breeze With Tucano Urbano’s Windy Summer Riding Gloves

Monday  17:02,   08 august 2022

Large perforated panels keep your mitts fresh while 3D mesh and CPS protective shells offer much-needed protection. Motorcyclists are having fun and logging plenty of miles on the open road as summer is in full swing in many areas of the northern... >>>

John Barilaro faced a parliamentary inquiry into his New York trade job. Here are the key moments

Monday  14:52,   08 august 2022

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has made multiple revelations under serious questioning over his appointment to a New York trade role. Here are the key moments from the hours-long hearing.Multiple revelations were made throughout the... >>>

Bunbury Outer Ring Road court injunction extended as environmental challenge begins

Monday  14:52,   08 august 2022

An environmental challenge against the $1.25 billion Bunbury Outer Ring Road will spill into a second day, as an injunction on its construction continues.Bulldozers began clearing bushland for the final leg of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road last week... >>>

South Australia's Crows chairman and chief executive apologise to Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins amid training camp fallout

Monday  14:52,   08 august 2022

Adelaide Crows' chairman and chief executive have apologised to former players Eddie Betts and Josh Jenkins over their experience at the controversial 2018 pre-season training camp. Adelaide Football Club chairman John Olsen and chief executive... >>>

Trains to be temporarily shut on key rail line from Sydney to south coast

Monday  13:51,   08 august 2022

Transport officials have warned that the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra rail line will be shut down for six hours on Wednesday in response to a planned strike. In advice late on Monday, Sydney Trains and NSW Trains said services would not run between >>>

Two-match ban for Carlton skipper Cripps

Monday  13:51,   08 august 2022

Captain Patrick Cripps will miss Carlton's testing last two games against Melbourne and Collingwood unless the Blues can overturn his two-match ban.Cripps caught Ah Chee high in the second quarter after jumping in the air in a marking... >>>

The Sydney Sphinx: Mystery behind astonishing face carved into a northern beaches rock face exposed

Monday  13:51,   08 august 2022

Social media users have added one more place to their bucket list after a post of a 'Sydney Sphinx' was put on Facebook, showing the striking rock carving after it was exposed from recent wild weather.The photo showed a Sphinx bust carved... >>>

Giant hole near Robe obelisk prompts safety warnings as erosion causes cliff collapse

Monday  13:51,   08 august 2022

The hole was half a tennis court wide when it first appeared, and it is only getting bigger, with experts warning coastal erosion will likely lead to more collapses.What used to be a small blowhole opening near the Robe obelisk has expanded into a... >>>

Fair Work Ombudsman announces a record $532 million in unpaid wages were recovered in 2021-22

Monday  13:12,   08 august 2022

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a record $532 million in unpaid wages and entitlements was recovered in 2021-22.The amount is more than three times that of last year's... >>>