NSW train commuters could be travelling for free as the rail union revives a plan to indefinitely deactivate Opal card readers.Rail workers will vote on whether to shut down Opal readers at train stations after that plan was withdrawn when the government threatened legal action earlier this month.
Some very strange noises were heard over a plane's intercom mid-flight, resulting in the flight attendant making an announcement.
A singer says she had to perform for tourists in Phuket after Jetstar cancelled her flight and left her stranded. Find out what happened.
After her tweet caused an uproar, Pauline Hanson doubled down on her rhetoric, resulting in one of her colleagues calling her a scumbag. Read more.
New home building is likely to remain subdued until 2026 due to high interest rates, soaring inflation and ongoing labour and material shortages.Master Builders Australia (MBA) has downgraded forecasts for the residential construction sector made earlier in the year to reflect ongoing inflationary pressures and labour shortages.
New Zealand has offered in-principle support to an ambitious climate change treaty championed by Vanuatu which aims to phase out fossil fuels.Vanuatu President Nikenike Vurobaravu issued an emotional rallying call at the United Nations on Saturday (AEST), asking fellow nations to develop and commit to a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty.
Grotesque noises were broadcast over the plane's speaker system, leaving one passenger in stitches and others dying to solve the mystery. Read more.
The Aussie businesswoman said it was a 'big mistake' going into the store. Find out what happened.
Jury selection has begun in the trial of the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy, one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan.Amid complaints by lawyers for Stewart Rhodes and the others that they cannot get a fair jury in Washington, the judge began winnowing the pool of potential jurors who will decide the fate of the first January 6 defendants to stand trial on the rare Civil War-era charge.
The controversial cashless debit card is destined for the scrapyard, paving the way for thousands in remote communities to come off it next week.The card will become voluntary for people in Ceduna, Bundaberg, the East Kimberley and the Goldfields.
An Aussie man will think twice about his next order after making an unpleasant discovery in his beverage. Find out what it
Stronger measures to heal the ozone layer and reduce harmful emissions have been introduced to parliament.Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the proposal would modernise and streamline current laws which manage synthetic emissions that affect the world's ozone layer.
Australians caught up in a massive breach of Optus data will be able to change their driver's licence numbers and get new cards, with the telco expected to bear the multi-million cost of changeover.The NSW, Victorian, Queensland and South Australia governments on Tuesday evening began clearing the bureaucratic hurdles for anyone who can prove they are victims of the hack, which has affected millions of people.
AP Photo/Michael SohnOnce again, Iran is in the midst of political upheaval and civil unrest. The latest protests, triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police, follow several other protests that have occurred in Iran over recent years. So what is new about this latest round of demonstrations? Here are three key ways these protests are different. Read more: Iran protest at enforced hijab sparks online debate and feminist calls for action across Arab w
The Australian share market has resumed its downwards action, with the local bourse closing at its lowest level since June 20 after a potentially ominous report from a US tech giant.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index on Wednesday closed down 34.
NSW's opposition and the unions have slammed a proposed shake up of the state's public schools that could see some expert teachers being paid up to $180,000 a year.A NSW government discussion paper released on Wednesday lays out a plan which would limit the most substantial pay packets to expert teachers.
Southeast Queensland's water supplier will back-pay staff more than $7 million after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found hundreds of its employees were underpaid over many years.Seqwater has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the ombudsman.
Vietnam has urged more people to evacuate as an intensifying Typhoon Noru barrells towards the southeast Asian nation, after causing at least eight deaths and widespread flooding in the Philippines.Wind speeds were seen reaching 183km/h late on Tuesday, the country's meteorological agency said, adding that Noru was expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday before weakening and moving on to Thailand.
The International Monetary Fund has openly criticised Britain's new economic strategy following another slide in bond markets that forced the Bank of England to promise a "significant" response to stabilise the economy.Pressure piled on new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng to reassess his policy, which unleashed turmoil in financial markets as leading economists, investors and executives said that rock-bottom investor confidence would recover only if the plan was scrapped.
Hunter MP Dan Repacholi is the first to admit he's not your average person seen around Parliament House.While he says he has big shoes to fill from the work of long-serving predecessor Joel Fitzgibbon, the self-described "big unit" says he's up to the task.