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A teenager who stabbed an unarmed Melbourne man to death in an attack described as a "wildly disproportionate reaction" will likely serve out his sentence at a youth justice centre.Lindim Aliti, 19, on Wednesday faced the Victorian Supreme Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 20-year-old Thomas Tran in a fight at Oakleigh in June last year.
A man has been shot in the hand after allegedly pulling a gun on police south of Brisbane.The 56-year-old has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries under police guard.
NSW Police have released video of a man running with a jerry can as they make a renewed appeal for information regarding the death of 22-year-old Mejed Derbas whose body was found in a burnt out car earlier this year.
Natalia Cano, 20, says food and beverages now smell like "rotting flesh". Watch her tearful TikTok video here.
Thousands of Victorians were unjustly and inhumanely denied a COVID-19 border exemption to return from NSW to farewell dying loved ones, get medical care or start jobs, says Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass.Of 33,252 applications to the Department of Health permit scheme from July 9 to September 14, when the probe was launched, only eight per cent were granted.
South Australian authorities remain "cautiously optimistic" the state's borders can remain open despite ongoing concern with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says.The state's transition committee met on Tuesday and Mr Stevens says it is still waiting on more information related to the impact of the new strain.
A South Australian woman convicted of taking steps to join terror group Islamic State has learnt a "very salutary lesson" after spending time in jail and almost two years under a strict control order, the Federal Court has been told.In a hearing on Tuesday, counsel Dominic Agresta said any ongoing risk posed by Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was low and any manifestation of that risk, such as relapsing and viewing extremist material online, was equally low.
It's been dubbed 'the most dangerous election tactic in Australian history'. But could it work for the Scott Morrison government?
Queensland authorities have refused to investigate the allegations and Adani says it is working in a 'respectful' way. Find out more.
Laws requiring workers in aged care and some in construction to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 remain valid in NSW after an urgent appeal was rejected.Sydney construction worker Al-Munir Kassam and Byron Bay aged care worker Natasha Henry had their case rejected again by Court of Appeal President Justice Andrew Bell, and Justices Anthony Meagher and Mark Leeming on Wednesday.
UNSWAustralian economics has lost one of its most internationally renowned scholars with the passing of Geoffrey Harcourt AC at the age of 90. He was also one of its most prolific. He wrote more than 30 books and 400 articles. The award of Companion in the Order of Australia in 2018 cites his eminent service to higher education as an academic economist and author, particularly in the fields of post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought. He was a distinguished fellow of the Eco
Retail bosses can begin or accelerate their cuts to emissions under a plan developed by Australia's largest peak retail body.The Australian Retailers Association road map released on Tuesday sets targets for suppliers, shoppers and landfill in 2030, 2040 and 2050.
The Reserve Bank does not believe the emergence of Omicron will derail the economic recovery as Australians more broadly look set to spend big in the run-up to Christmas.But the International Monetary Fund believes uncertainty around the economic outlook remains high, warning renewed domestic virus outbreaks would pose downside risks to economic growth.
Ex-servicemen who last saw battle half a century ago were the only voices being heard on critical policy decisions while younger veterans who had fought "very different wars" were being ignored.Sunshine Coast Young Veterans president, Peter Kennedy, has told a royal commission that Vietnam veterans were the only ex-servicemen organisations that had a seat on the national Ex-Service Organisations Round Table.
The affluent club said a review was held in 2019 with the majority of members voting to keep the policies the same. Others are mortified. Read why.
The dog didn't seem to listen, then they realised their chihuahua was more of a Chico than a Max. Find out how they made the bizarre discovery.
Australia could be in for a monster mozzie season but experts say there's plenty people can do to limit the spread of invasive species that carry nasty diseases.The La Nina weather pattern has already caused floods in parts of Queensland and NSW in recent weeks and the Bureau of Meteorology says much of the country will likely have a wetter than average summer.
A family has helped two teens attacked by a shark at Ocean Grove in Victoria. Sourcve: Today / Channel 9
ShutterstockMost Australians are counting down to a festive season with newfound freedom surrounded by family and friends. Meanwhile, front-line health workers are bracing for a potential summer surge in COVID cases and hospitalisations. They’re also concerned about the potential impact of the new Omicron variant. A summer surge would put even more pressure on health workers who, as our research shows, are already experiencing high levels of distress. While the bulk of the responsibility for add
The United States is marking the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.The attack on December 7, 1941, shook a country that had been so focused on World War II in Europe that it had lost sight of the threat posed by Japan, according to historians.