News: Australia

IKEA are offering to pay customers to return they used products

Tuesday  07:46,   27 october 2020

The Swedish chain will provide the Buy Back Friday deal as part of a Black Friday sale to run between November 24 and December 3. All Australian IKEA stores, except in Victoria, will accept unwanted furniture and offer to give shoppers up to 100 per >>>

Christmas casual work gives hope for thousands on Jobseeker

Tuesday  07:46,   27 october 2020

The Christmas period could see a major boost in employment opportunities for thousands of Australians looking for work.With December only one month away, thousands of Australians are expected begin their search for casual jobs over the festive... >>>

Footage emerges of one of South Australia's most beloved playgrounds

Tuesday  07:40,   27 october 2020

Children and adults flocked to the Monash Adventure Park Playground, around 240km north-east of Adelaide everyday during the 70s and 80s.Children flocked to the Monash Adventure Park Playground, around 240km north-east of Adelaide, every day during... >>>

Australians say the country doesn't need any more immigration

Tuesday  07:40,   27 october 2020

Many politicians have supported plans for a Big Australia for almost 20 years, but the survey found people no longer believe it is 'possible' to accommodate more immigrants. 'The conditions that made it possible to sustain a Big Australia... >>>

Cold air funnel spotted over Warwick as storms hit southern Queensland

Tuesday  07:40,   27 october 2020

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for a number of regions across southern Queensland, with the Bureau of Meteorology saying there is a strong possibility of large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)... >>>

Victoria's coronavirus restrictions have changed to allow more visits to friends and family at home

Tuesday  06:45,   27 october 2020

All Victorians will be allowed to visit friends and family at home, but there are still strict restrictions around how many visitors you can have and how often. Here are the new rules and how to keep safe.Here's what the new rules mean for... >>>

Wallabies lock welcomes more niggle before third Bledisloe test

Tuesday  06:45,   27 october 2020

Wallabies lock welcomes more niggle before third Bledisloe testMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Lock Lukhan Salakaia-Loto says Australia will be ready for more niggle from the All Blacks in the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney on Saturday after the New... >>>

Barrett excited at chance to win Bledisloe Cup in Australia

Tuesday  06:45,   27 october 2020

Barrett excited at chance to win Bledisloe Cup in AustraliaSYDNEY (Reuters) - Not securing the Bledisloe Cup before leaving New Zealand rankles with the All Blacks, fullback Beauden Barrett said on Tuesday, but it does offer the twice World Player... >>>

Police ban rival Sydney crime families from entering certain suburbs after shooting murder of Mejid Hamzy

Tuesday  06:45,   27 october 2020

NSW Police ban 22 people from moving across parts of Sydney after a spate of shootings including the execution of Mejid Hamzy — the younger brother of Brothers 4 Life gang leader Bassam Hamzy.The younger brother of Brothers 4 Life leader Bassam... >>>

Tasmania relaxes border with NSW from next Friday

Tuesday  06:41,   27 october 2020

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Tuesday that NSW would be re-classified as a low-risk area from November 6. The announcement followed comments from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian about the ongoing border closure restrictions with... >>>

Coroner urges caution with heating wheat bags after elderly Hobart woman dies in house fire

Tuesday  06:41,   27 october 2020

A Tasmanian coroner recommends people immediately stop using wheat packs without instructions, after several of the bags were found to have caused a fatal house fire last year.Phyllis Mabel Pears died in her West Moonah home in May last year after... >>>

Tasmania to add NSW to list of open borders

Tuesday  06:41,   27 october 2020

Tasmania will open its borders to people from New South Wales without mandatory quarantine from next Friday.Premier Peter Gutwein today announced NSW would be reclassified as a "low-risk" area next... >>>

Jasmine Stefanovic leads celebrities at Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

Tuesday  05:50,   27 october 2020

Jasmine Stefanovic kicked off the glamorous celebrity arrivals at 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch on Tuesday. © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Stepping out to the event held at Sydney's Vaucluse House, the 36-year-old risked a wardrobe... >>>

Wellington Phoenix moving to New South Wales for new A-League season

Tuesday  05:46,   27 october 2020

Wellington Phoenix moving to New South Wales for new A-League seasonThe Phoenix will assemble in NSW for pre-season preparations from Nov. 1 and under the current agreement ahead of the new season, which starts on Dec. 27, the players can begin... >>>

How much of your income you really need to pay off an Aussie mortgage

Tuesday  05:45,   27 october 2020

Australian couples typically earning $1,305 a week now only need to put aside 23 per cent of their take-home pay to service a mortgage. It's even less in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Melbourne home loans can be serviced with less than a quarter >>>