Aust Super Rugby players' nervous wait
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Aust Super Rugby players' nervous wait
US First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms, the White House has announced.The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since August 10, and the 71-year-old first lady began experiencing symptoms on Monday.
Tasmania's Ashley Youth Detention Centre has a culture of brutality towards children, allowed alleged sexual abusers to continue working and has breached United Nations torture conventions, an inquiry has been told.A former detainee, known as Warren, said he was raped at least 20 times by one guard and sexually assaulted more than 50 times by other staff who withheld his ADHD medication until they abused him.
Development checks on young children will be expanded across South Australia with the launch of two pilot programs.The programs will boost screening of children up to the age of five, with key checks at 12 and 18 months, as well as at two, three and four years old.
Thomas Despeyroux/Unsplash, CC BY-SAIf you drive through central Victoria, you might wonder at the signs reading “Piss off AusNet” in shop windows or even mown into grassland. Communities and farmers are pushing back against plans for new 85-metre towers and transmission lines needed to transmit renewable power to the cities. Expect to see many more of these stories in coming years. To decarbonise by 2050, we must build more than 10,000 kilometres of new high-voltage transmission lines to carry
UnsplashAs the cut-off for the government’s consultation on a National Cultural Policy (NCP) approaches, thousands in the sector are putting the finishing touches to their three-page submissions. These are directed around “five pillars” drawn from Creative Australia, the national cultural policy announced in the last months of the Gillard regime, but ignored by the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison governments thereafter. Coalition arts ministers showed little interest in cultural policy. Over the l
Tasmanian Museum and Art GalleryIn a newly announced partnership with Texas biotech company Colossal Biosciences, Australian researchers are hoping their dream to bring back the extinct thylacine is a “giant leap” closer to fruition. Scientists at University of Melbourne’s TIGRR Lab (Thylacine Integrated Genetic Restoration Research) believe the new partnership, which brings Colossal’s expertise in CRISPR gene editing on board, could result in the first baby thylacine within a decade. The geneti
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A man managed to narrowly avoid being hit by a piece of plane falling from the sky while on his lunch break. Find out what happened.
There was no great conspiracy in two accused Black Lives Matter protest organisers incorrectly being told charges against them were being dropped, a magistrate has heard.Meriki Onus and Crystal McKinnon are accused of breaching the Chief Health Officer's COVID-19 directions by arranging the protest in June 2020.
The friends say they're lucky to be alive after the ordeal on a busy Queensland motorway. Find out what happened.
A tiny 9sqm shed has been picked up for a staggering $300,000 as one man plans to turn it into a family home. Find out more here.
The Western Australian government admits it failed to meaningfully implement school attendance plans recommended following child suicides in the state's north.Education Minister Sue Ellery has apologised after an inquiry found serious deficiencies in the planning, implementation and oversight of the plans for students in Halls Creek who were identified as being at severe attendance risk.
Former prime minister Scott Morrison has defended the governor-general's role in assisting him to secretly appoint himself to five ministerial portfolios.Criticisms of Governor-General David Hurley are egregious, Mr Morrison said.
It was immediately clear to a midwife that Annie O'Brien had more than gastro when the pregnant mum was rushed from one Melbourne hospital to another.The lawyer and mother-of-one had taken herself to Holmesglen Private Hospital's emergency department with severe gastro symptoms on August 14, 2017.
An urgent warning has been issued to Aussie parents trying to heat their homes after an incident that could have had a tragic outcome. Find out what happened here.
Universal PicturesJordan Peele has only made three films, over a five-year period, but in that time he has emerged as a master of a new kind of genre: high-concept black horror-thrillers with a social edge and bitingly satirical takes on race, class and gender. Peele began his career as a comedian in the sketch series Key & Peele alongside Keegan-Michael Key, spoofing horror classics like The Exorcist (1973). But it was his directorial debut in 2017 – Get Out - that catapulted him to fame. Get O
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a La Nina alert leaving many Australian regions bracing for more flooding this year. Find out how bad it may get.
As New Zealand's COVID-19 case and hospitalisation numbers retreat, health officials will provide fresh advice to government this month on lifting restrictions.However, there is still no timeline on expanding vaccination for Kiwis eager to get a second booster.
Her family feared the worst when she was last seen going on a date. Find out what happened.