Aussies still paying too much for petrol
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A stuntman filming an underground poker game scene for a hip-hop song was shot dead with a sawn-off firearm that should never have been on set, a Brisbane coroner has found."An accumulation of errors" resulted in the tragic death of Johann Ofner, coroner Donald MacKenzie said in inquest findings handed down in Brisbane on Tuesday.
South Korea has recorded more than 8000 new coronavirus infections for the first time as health authorities reshape the country's pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant.The 8571 new cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Tuesday followed three straight days exceeding 7000.
A cross-party parliamentary committee says the government has not allowed enough scrutiny of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 pandemic spending and some health measures.
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
An alleged underworld figure has been extradited to Sydney and faces charges for a public shooting and a separate kidnapping and stabbing in Sydney's west.Ibrahem Hamze, 27, was flown from Queensland to NSW on Tuesday and charged with shooting with intent to murder and soliciting a murder following the attack outside a Prospect gym in November 2021.
A statue of Captain Cook at a park in Melbourne has been covered in fresh red paint on Australia Day.The memorial at Catani Gardens in St Kilda was vandalised early on Wednesday morning.
Four of Victoria's state-run vaccination hubs will accept walk-ins for children and 15 pop-up hubs will be created at primary schools, ahead of the return to school next week.The state recorded 15 deaths and 13,755 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, including 6130 from PCR tests and 7625 from rapid antigen tests.
NSW has surpassed one million coronavirus cases as a leading health expert warns COVID-19 infections could spread widely during Australia Day events.The state on Wednesday recorded another 21,030 new COVID-19 infections, marking the seven-digit figure two years after the first case was recorded in Australia.
Victoria has recorded one of its highest daily death tolls of the pandemic, after 35 people died with COVID-19.The state posted 13,507 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 6533 from PCR tests and 6974 from rapid antigen tests.
Millions of people in the central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been left without electricity after a major technical outage.The Kazakh Energy Ministry said an important cable was broken, which has led to outages in the economic hub of Almaty as well as across Kyrgyzstan and several regions of neighbouring Uzbekistan.
ShutterstockIf you’re a parent, chances are that, like me, you are frantically trying to get a head start on the new school year. In coping with the stress of COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions, empty shelves in stores, working from home and minimal communications by schools over the holidays, we’ve turned to our virtual community of friends for help. Let’s face it, most of us probably don’t have the time to or simply can’t pop in for a cuppa with one of the other parents to just have a chat. And
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
Woolworths is trialling a new feature on its supermarket shelves, but not all shoppers are impressed. Find out why.
Anthony Albanese believes Labor can end Australia's long-running climate policy wars should the opposition win the federal election.He used an address to the National Press Club to spruik Labor's climate policy centred on a legislated 43 per cent emissions cut this decade.
Three Northern Territory mines are set to restart operations after major project status was awarded to the Mt Bundy Gold Project.The NT government says the $412 million project is likely to generate $1.
The alleged act of animal cruelty took place in the carpark of a club over the weekend. See how you can help police.
Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious Omicron variant.Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday.
Sometimes, the most terrifying things are discovered when you look in your own backyard. Watch the terrifying video here.
Sydney's popular Gordons Bay is a much-loved beauty spot but locals were enraged hours after the unsavoury act of some beachgoers. Find out more.
A NSW man has lost his licence and been charged with drink-driving after being nabbed by police twice on Australia Day.Police charged the man with two high-range drink-driving offences after being stopped twice within hours in the state's north on Wednesday.