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Alleged cocaine kingpin may plead guilty
The federal government is "very, very" confident its climate bill enshrining a 43 per cent emissions reduction target will pass the Senate.The bill to lock in that target, based on 2005 levels by 2030, on the way to net zero emissions by 2050 passed the lower house on Thursday 89 votes to 55 with the support of the Greens and crossbench independent MPs.
More Australians are expected to have died from COVID-19 so far this year than some of the country's traditionally largest killers, such as cardiovascular disease and lung cancer.New analysis by the Actuaries Institute has shown the COVID-19 death toll to the end of July to be 7100, making it the third largest cause of death in 2022.
Israeli air strikes have pounded Gaza while the militant Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel as a cross-border clash continued into a second day, killing at least six people, including four children.Hamas, the Islamist group which controls the enclave, said the children were among the dead from a blast on Saturday close to the Jabalya refugee camp and blamed Israel.
Large pumps have sucked water from a flooded coal mine in Mexico as authorities weigh whether to send divers to try to save 10 miners who have been trapped underground for more than three days.The miners became trapped at a mine in the northern border state of Coahuila on Wednesday afternoon when their excavation work caused a tunnel wall to collapse, triggering flooding in three wells.
Queensland will set up a task force to help protect the state's livestock from "unprecedented biosecurity risks" amid the threat of foot and mouth disease on Australia's doorstep.More than 450,000 cases of the disease have reportedly been recorded in Indonesia and thousands of infected cattle have been slaughtered.
Early voting is set to open in the Fannie Bay by-election in the Northern Territory with six candidates vying for the prized Darwin seat.The last three MPs to hold Fannie Bay have all served as NT chief minister, including Labor's Michael Gunner who announced his plan to retire in May.
Spraying disinfectant on an Indonesian cattle farm infected with foot and mouth disease in July 22. Getty ImagesRecent warnings of a “doomsday” scenario if foot and mouth disease (FMD) arrived in New Zealand inevitably singled out the agriculture sector. But overseas experience tells us FMD can also result in potentially severe impacts on the tourism sector. As the 2001 FMD crisis in Britain highlighted, inadequate planning and crisis management can cause a reduction in trade, job losses and dam
The current wave of COVID-19 has peaked in Queensland as the number of patients in hospital with the virus drops weeks earlier than expected.Health authorities had warned of a total hospital caseload of around 1660 in late August, but Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says the state hit a peak of 1123 on July 26.
Freshly-minted medallist Tom Barns says Australia's wrestling team has proved its critics wrong with their double bronze success at the Commonwealth Games.A day after Jayden Lawrence ended Australia's 12-year wrestling medal drought at the Games, Barns collected another bronze.
New research has established a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and persistent inflammation, which can lead to a wide range of problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune issues.The University of South Australia says its findings provide an important biomarker to identify people at higher risk of chronic illnesses.
Australia faces a surge in prostate cancer cases over the next two decades as the nation's male population increases and ages, research shows.The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia says cases are expected to rise 43 per cent by 2040.
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Kids' noses may be better at fighting off COVID-19 than those of adults.Dr Kirsty Short from the school of chemistry and molecular biosciences at the University of Queensland says it may be one reason immune responses among children have proved more effective against the virus.
More than a quarter of Australian mortgage holders have seen their home loan repayments rise by more than six per cent since the start of the year.That's according to research from online financial broker Savvy, which found 25.
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Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group have declared a truce, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year.Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering rocket attacks against its cities, which largely tapered off by the time the truce came into effect at 2330 on Sunday (0630 on Monday AEST).
The family of singer Judith Durham have accepted an offer from the Victorian government for a state funeral to honour her life.The Seekers' singer died in palliative care on Friday night aged 79 after complications arising from a long-standing lung disease.
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NSW Transport Minister David Elliott has withdrawn from the race for the Liberals deputy leadership, after being the first to put his hand up.Mr Elliott announced his withdrawal from Tuesday's party room ballot in the same way he announced his contention - on Sydney radio station 2GB.
The federal government is promising to lead from the top when it comes to tackling Australia's homelessness crisis.Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins has committed to a national plan, shifting away from tackling the issue on a state-by-state basis.