Photo: Kishna JensenGrace Tame’s The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner shifts expectations. It’s not a minute-to-minute backstage account of the 12 months Tame spent as Australian of the Year, or the #LetHerSpeak campaign or the March4Justice. It’s not wholly focused on her struggles with hostile elements in the commercial media or the former prime minister she calls “Scott” – which is only democratic after all, given “Scott” invariably called her “Grace”. The book presents a horrifying account of b
Some very strange noises were heard over a plane's intercom mid-flight, resulting in the flight attendant making an announcement.
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.
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 singer says she had to perform for tourists in Phuket after Jetstar cancelled her flight and left her stranded. Find out what happened.
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
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.
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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.
The woman was found laying on the ground as onlookers screamed. Find out what happened.
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.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has a new chair and for the first time it is a disabled person – former paralympian Kurt Fearnley. His appointment, along with that of two new directors, Graeme Innes (former disability discrimination commissioner) and Maryanne Diamond (Australian Network on Disability board member), brings the number of people with disability on the board to five. But will these appointments go far enough in terms of helping to reset the scheme and restore it to i
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
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.
Britain will gradually see coins, banknotes and stamps bearing the image of King Charles, while the new monarch's cypher will also appear on government buildings and red mail pillar boxes.As the country begins adapting to its first new head of state for 70 years, the makers of its currency and stamps said they would begin the slow process of switching from using an image of the late Queen Elizabeth to the new king.
Another oversized rate hike is looking more likely in light of troubling global economic conditions putting central banks under pressure to keep hiking rates aggressively.Some economists have tweaked their forecasts upwards ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's October cash rate decision.
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.
An Australian woman spotted a huge spider hiding under the toilet seat, leaving her absolutely terrified.
President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency.Snowden, 39, fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA, where he worked.
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.