Adventurer's epic flying mission to Sydney
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Adventurer's epic flying mission to Sydney
Lucas Coch/AAPThe Labor opposition has pledged to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 43% this decade based on 2005 levels, claiming the plan will create jobs, cut power bills, boost renewables and provide business certainty. Labor says the policy would create 604,000 jobs – mostly in regional areas – unlock A$52 billion in private sector investment in Australian industry, and cause electricity prices to fall by $275 per household by 2025. Announcing the policy on Friday, Labor leader
A huge snake was later filmed being pulled out of her toilet. Find out more about the tragic incident.
The area in South Africa where the Covid Omicron variant originated from has seen a sudden rise in infant hospitalisations. Read more about the alarming data.
ShutterstockMany people believe Australia’s shift to electric vehicles is stuck in the slow lane – another strollout, rather than a rollout. But while federal policies are still lacklustre, most Australians themselves are ready for the shift, according to our recent research. We found most car-owning households will be able to charge their cars in their garage or driveway. Electric vehicles are also getting more attractive as purchase costs fall and battery range rises. Australia’s world-beating
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been criticised for his etiquette during what was an eventful Covid press conference on Thursday. Find out what's been said.
The weapons system deployed by Russia is capable of hitting sea targets at a range of up to 500km. Find out how the world is reacting.
A former teacher's aide in Tasmania who breached her position of trust and sexually abused an underage past student has received a suspended jail sentence.The woman, who was 43 at time, had sex with the 16-year-old boy in her car earlier this year after arranging to meet up when he contacted her.
After 107 days, New Zealand's largest city is free from strict COVID-19 restrictions as the country moves to a new strategy.Auckland, with a population of about 1.
The Russian military has deployed coastal defence missile systems near the Kuril Islands, a Pacific chain also claimed by Japan.The Bastion systems were moved to Matua, a deserted volcanic island in the middle of the chain.
West Australian MP James Hayward is being urged to quit parliament, having resigned from the WA Nationals after he was charged with multiple child sexual abuse offences.Hayward, who was elected to WA's parliament earlier this year, is facing multiple charges relating to an eight-year-old girl, including persistent sexual conduct.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claims Labor's plan gets the balance right. Read more to see if you agree.
Transport for NSW says there is a valid explanation for the strange occurrence. Find out more.
Labor will take a "modest" climate change strategy to the federal election centred on a legislated 43 per cent emissions cut this decade.Household power bills are anticipated to be $275 cheaper, compared with today, by 2025, and $378 cheaper in 2030 under the opposition's policy.
Norway's annual Christmas tree gift to London has provoked unseasonably abrupt responses, including demands that the 24-metre Norwegian spruce be replaced, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.Every year, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London's Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for the United Kingdom's support during World War II.
The World Health Organisation has urged Asia-Pacific countries to boost healthcare capacity and vaccination rates as the Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads. Read more.
The diplomatic spat with France, alleged war crimes and Christian Porter's resignation from cabinet have all been named as potential influential events in the case of Bernard Collaery.The long-running prosecution of the whistleblower was back in the ACT Supreme Court on Friday as the Commonwealth attempts to rewrite evidence recorded two years ago, saying time had rendered some of it inaccurate.
A cyclist found dead on a major wayside in Queensland's north may have laid unnoticed for more than 12 hours, police believe.The body of the 20-year-old man was discovered by a passing truck driver in a culvert beside the Bruce Highway at Tully shortly before midday on Friday.
The man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people and injuring dozens, says he feels like he is being "demonised".Darrell Brooks Jr, in an interview with Fox News from the Waukesha County Jail, offered no details about a possible motive.
Hospitals have been warned there could be 6000 people in intensive care by Christmas. Find out more.
Six more US states have confirmed infections of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 but the Delta strain likely remains a greater threat as winter sets in and Americans gather for the holidays.New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported their first cases of the Omicron variant on Friday.