News: Australia

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding speaks about her first year in office

Wednesday  23:58,   24 february 2021

It's been almost a year since Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding was elected to take on one of Australia's most controversial councils.As fate would have it, the former federal candidate was in the Queensland Parliament the day the council was... >>>

Euromillions. The record jackpot of 210 million euros will be rolled over on Friday

Wednesday  19:40,   24 february 2021

© JOËL SAGET / AFP Euromillions calls up a record jackpot of 210 million euros on Friday February 26, 2021. No player has found the combination winner of the Euromillions, Tuesday February 23, 2021. The highest amount ever involved will be offered... >>>

Police probe domestic violence death of Queensland woman

Wednesday  15:09,   24 february 2021

The Queensland Police Commissioner has ordered a full investigation into the suspected domestic violence death of Doreen Langham.Ms Langham's Browns Plains home was set alight while she was trapped... >>>

Private property public? … cancel culture … Kelly’s new gang

Wednesday  15:08,   24 february 2021

Could political juggernauts Craig Kelly and Peter Evans be set to join forces? Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.A tipster tells us of a potentially worrying development with the Service NSW app: >>>

The rise and rise of far-right extremist groups stirs fears of grim times ahead

Wednesday  15:08,   24 february 2021

Recent jumps in follower numbers for neo-Nazi groups online raises serious concern about the spread of hateful ideology.The news comes after recent warnings by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres that far-right extremism should be... >>>

Media code that prompted Facebook's war on Australia passes the Senate

Wednesday  13:12,   24 february 2021

Australia's world-first media bargaining code that will force online powerhouses including Facebook and Google to pay for displaying news content has passed the Senate.The code, seen as a pivotal step in regulating big tech and ensuring they pay >>>

Australia spinner Swepson faces lengthy time out with neck fracture

Wednesday  10:53,   24 february 2021

Australia spinner Swepson faces lengthy time out with neck fractureSwepson, who played three Twenty20 matches for Australia against India in December, felt pain in his neck before the Big Bash... >>>

Concerns Hungry Panda's 'impossible' bonus system could encourage food delivery riders to take more risks on the road

Wednesday  10:53,   24 february 2021

Food delivery app Hungry Panda has been slammed for providing 'an economic incentive for riders to ride unsafely' through a new bonus system, which former riders have criticised as being impossible to achieve.The UK-based company recently... >>>

A Victorian teenager is lucky to be alive after she was forced off the road

Wednesday  10:53,   24 february 2021

A teenager is lucky to be alive after she crashed into a telephone pole when a driver in a ute veered into her lane on Victoria's Bellarine peninsula.Kaitlin Singleton says she was abandoned on the side of the road in Baron Heads after a ute... >>>

Voluntary assisted dying bill delayed as more time granted to develop legislation in Queensland

Wednesday  10:52,   24 february 2021

The drafting of voluntary assisted dying legislation for Queensland is delayed, with the Queensland Law Reform Commission flagging it needs more resources and time. The state government has granted an extension for the development of a comprehensive >>>

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Wednesday  09:57,   24 february 2021

The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEDT on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.* Two elderly people in a Queensland aged care home have been given four times the correct amount of the coronavirus... >>>

Vunivalu set for Reds Super Rugby debut

Wednesday  09:53,   24 february 2021

His one-week ban served, former NRL flyer Suliasi Vunivalu is in line to make his Super Rugby debut off the bench for Queensland on Friday.The prized recruit was forced to sit out last weekend's season-opening win over the NSW Waratahs after being... >>>

Severe thunderstorm hits parts of the NSW northern tablelands

Wednesday  09:53,   24 february 2021

Residents in parts of the NSW northern tablelands are being told to batten down the hatches as a severe thunderstorm warning remains in place. Trees are down, roofs are damaged and there's flooding to many businesses, including a childcare business... >>>

Dingo landscape impact seen from space

Wednesday  09:52,   24 february 2021

The effects dingoes have on the environment have been captured in 32 years of NASA satellite imagery along Australia's 5600km dingo fence.Researchers studied 32 years of satellite imagery along the dingo fence which stretches across Queensland,... >>>

Geelong's Viva Energy records $95 million loss for oil refinery

Wednesday  09:00,   24 february 2021

One of Australia's last oil refineries records a multi-million dollar loss for the last financial year, threatening the jobs of 700 people, but releases a recovery plan for the next two years involving a heavy focus on renewable energy and... >>>