Australia's largest publicly owned wind farm will be built in Queensland, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk pouring $766 million into the project as she seeks to reboot the state's energy policy.The project in the South Burnett, northwest of Brisbane, will include up to 150 turbines and potentially generate enough electricity to power 230,000 homes.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power as officials recover the body of a woman swept into the sea after former Hurricane Fiona washed away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country's Atlantic provinces.After surging north from the Caribbean, Fiona came ashore before dawn on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, battering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, rains and waves.
A billowing column of dark smoke is towering over Paris, from a warehouse blaze at a massive produce market that supplies the French capital and surrounding region with much of its fresh food and bills itself as the largest of its kind in the world.Firefighters urged people to stay away from the area, in Paris' southern suburbs as 100 officers and 30 fire engines battled the blaze at the Rungis International Market.
Shocking footage has captured the moment an enormous insect invasion swept the streets of a town and covered it all in white.The hair-raising spectacle was spotted in the city of Yuanjiang, located in Hunan Province in southern China, and was filmed by an unnamed witness.
The government has not ruled out wide-ranging tax reform to improve the sustainability of the budget, but says making multinational corporations pay a fairer share of tax is the top priority.The treasurer has flagged his interest in changing how the government manages money to ensure it can pay for the ballooning cost of services.
Health Minister Mark Butler says the number of monkeypox infections in Australia is stabilising.The comments follow Victorian authorities declaring the state's monkeypox outbreak as having "turned around", with no new cases reported in the past couple of weeks.
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NSW Labor leader Chris Minns says the best way to improve school students' behaviour is a "blanket ban" on mobile phones, after the premier announced plans to appoint a specialist to advise on dealing with poor conduct.Dominic Perrottet said a chief behaviour adviser - a new NSW Department of Education role - would provide guidance to state, independent and Catholic schools.
ShutterstockWhen the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established almost a decade ago, it was envisaged people with disability would be empowered consumers. It was hoped their customer insights would shape new services designed to meet their specific needs and preferences. But today’s market-based reality is that the National Disability Insurance Agency and its support providers are mostly still in control. In the worst examples, this has been linked to devastating abuse and alleg
Tropical Storm Ian is barrelling toward western Cuba, where it is expected to soak the Caribbean island with heavy rainfall and trigger storm surges as it turns into a hurricane.Ian began rapidly late on Sunday, moving northwestward about 917km southeast of the western tip of Cuba, with sustained winds of 96km per hour, the US-based National Hurricane Center said.
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Tracey Nearmy/Getty ImagesThe ABC recently reported on the “infiltration” of Liberal Party branches in regional Victoria by Pentecostals, on a mission to influence Liberal Party positions on so-called morality issues such as abortion and LGBTIQ+ rights. This isn’t a new development. In the middle of 2021, the Liberal Party memberships of hundreds of people linked to Pentecostal churches in South Australia created significant controversy and led to an internal investigation. And in 2018, concerns
Uganda says its Ebola caseload has jumped to 16 people while a further 18 people are also likely to have the disease, fuelling fears of a spreading outbreak that involves a strain for which a vaccine has not yet been found.In a tweet, the ministry of health also said the death toll of confirmed cases remained four while 17 others classified as probable cases had also died.
The devastating photos give a glimpse of what it is like being in Russian captivity. Ukraine's defence ministry says this man was one of the 'lucky ones'.
The woman was found laying on the ground as onlookers screamed. Find out what happened.
Long-serving Qantas executive Stephanie Tully has been tasked with leading budget airline Jetstar through ongoing turbulence for the industry.Ms Tully, who is chief customer officer for Australia's national carrier, will take over from Gareth Evans in November.
At least one civilian has been killed and three others wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan's northern province of Badakhshan, a local official says.Muezuddin Ahmadi, provincial director of information and culture department, told the DPA news agency that a roadside bomb had exploded near the gate of the municipality in the provincial capital Faizabad.
The mother of murdered Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn says flaws exposed at Queensland's troubled forensic laboratory are the "tip of the iceberg".Evidence heard on Monday on the first day of a commission of inquiry's public hearings revealed changes to DNA threshold limits were introduced in part to save the laboratory time and money.
The onset of autumnal weather, with rains making fields too muddy for tanks, is beginning to cloud Ukraine's efforts to take back more Russian-held territory before winter freezes the battlefields, a Washington-based think tank says.Russia, meanwhile, pressed on with its call-up of hundreds of thousands of men to throw into the seven-month war, seeking to reverse its recent losses.