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Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen has scored a breathtaking photo-finish win for Australian outfit Team BikeExchange on the third stage of the Tour de France.Belgian Wout van Aert maintained his yellow jersey but had to give best as fractional runner-up in Sunday's race, with third-placed Jasper Philipsen and fourth-placed Peter Sagan also pipped by Dutchman Groenewegen in a thrilling blanket finish.
The NSW rail union has vowed to push ahead with planned industrial action this week in the face of the state government's legal bid to block a second straight week of disruption on the transport network.The Rail, Tram, and Bus Union is locked in a long-running stoush over a controversial Korean-made Intercity train fleet, arguing the NSW government has refused to sign a deal guaranteeing fixes to safety issues raised by drivers.
Senior Liberals have suggested quotas for female representation could be part of a suite of measures to make the party more competitive at the next election.Former defence minister Linda Reynolds and former home affairs minister Karen Andrews said greater gender parity would be a way of restoring voter confidence.
Mick Tsikas/AAPAgain, thousands of residents in Western Sydney face a life-threatening flood disaster. At the time of writing, evacuation orders spanned southwest and northwest Sydney and residents of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley were being warned the crisis was escalating. It’s just over a year since the region’s long-suffering residents lived through one of the largest flood events in recent history. And of course, earlier this year floods devastated the Northern NSW town of Lismore. Right now
The Greens have urged the South Australian government to introduce a tax on vacant residential properties after reports thousands are empty across the state.Amid the current rental and housing crisis, census data suggests about 84,000 are lying vacant.
A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities say.Akron police released video on Sunday of the pursuit and killing of Jayland Walker, 25.
Australia's first truth-telling commission wants two more years to deliver its final report, as it moves to focus on modern injustices perpetrated against Indigenous people.To mark NAIDOC Week, the Yoorrook Justice Commission's interim report was tabled in Victorian parliament on Monday after it met with 174 local elders across the state and another seven in Melbourne-based public hearings in recent months.
With rain continuing to pummel communities across NSW on Monday, the SES warns flooding will be worse than in 2021. Find out the latest on the emergency.
Tracker Nat, holding his hat on the far left, with Paul Hasluck standing next to him, holding Nat's shield in this picture from 1958. National Archives of Australia. NAA: A1200, L28199. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and images of deceased people. On June 5 1960, the Darwin paper The Sunday Mirror reported: A tribal painter, said to be more famous than the late Albert Namatjira, has just died at Warrabri welfare settlement, near Tennant Cree
A Queensland anti-drink driving advocate is calling on her mayor to quit after she crashed a council car while allegedly under the influence.Redland Mayor Karen Williams has taken unpaid leave as she prepares to face drink driving charges in court next month.
A major breakthrough has been made in the understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which may lead to more treatments for sufferers.More than 100,000 Australians live with IBD, a chronic condition with two main subtypes, Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis.
Savvy Coles customers have managed to save hundreds of dollars at the checkout. Find out how they did it.
A back garden feature has sparked a war with wound-up neighbours who've slammed the addition as 'revolting'. Find out what's happened.
Taxes on Ukrainian goods being imported into Australia have been scrapped following Anthony Albanese's tour of the war-torn nation.The prime minister visited the towns of Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel on Sunday, before meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the capital Kyiv.
Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the bravery of Ukrainians as he used a trip to Kyiv to promise an extra $100 million in military aid.The prime minister visited the towns of Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel near the capital on Sunday, under very tight security, before meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv.
Queensland miners will snub the state government's launch of its industry plan after a hike in coal taxes, while environmental groups plan to attend in protest.Miners have been paying more royalties on each tonne of coal sold for more than $175 since the start of the new financial year on Friday.
ShutterstockAn unvaccinated toddler from the far north coast of New South Wales is in intensive care after catching respiratory diphtheria (diphtheria of the throat). A six-year-old close family contact is also infected. These are the first cases of respiratory diphtheria in children seen in Australia since 1992. What is diphtheria and how is it spread? Diphtheria is a potentially deadly infection caused by toxins produced by certain strains of Corynebacterium bacteria. Respiratory diphtheria ca
Julio Donoso/Sygma via Getty Images I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged. So begins The Empty Space (1968) by the visionary British theatre director Peter Brook, who died on Saturday, aged 97. While Brook’s gendered pronouns show that not all aspects of The Empty Space have aged equally well, it remains one of the most influential books on mo
Terrified shoppers hid from the gunman before attempting to run for safety. Watch the chilling footage here.
The NSW government is overfunding well-off private schools by hundreds of millions of dollars while underfunding the state's public schools by billions per year, according to a new report.The NSW Teachers Federation-commissioned report estimates the state government will overfund private schools by around $850 million in the five-year period from 2019 to 2023.