Changes to workplace laws and the introduction of multi-employer bargaining have cleared their last major hurdle and are set to become law by Christmas.The Senate passed the new laws on Thursday with the support of the Greens and independent senator David Pocock and are set to be ticked off by the government-controlled lower house.
Chris Dawson's lawyer Greg Walsh says his client maintains his innocence
Grace Tame's savage line about Scott Morrison. Source: ABC
Bomb disposal experts have defused a letter bomb at the US embassy in Madrid, the sixth such device sent to high-profile targets in a wave that prompted Spain to step up security and vow not to be deterred from supporting Ukraine.The campaign began with a package sent to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on November 24, spurring Madrid to tighten security around public buildings.
Taking Sydney's $5 billion second harbour tunnel underground will deliver economic and environmental benefits, the NSW government says.The decision to burrow the Western Harbour Tunnel under the sea floor, rather than dropping the tunnel onto it, was revealed on Thursday.
A man who fatally dropped a six-month-old baby on its head could have been an NRL star before he started taking the drug ice, his stepfather has told a NSW court.George Cox says his stepson Jie Smith had been a quiet, promising young footballer in Gunnedah before moving to Newcastle to try out for the Knights.
A Victorian woman killed by her partner was wrongfully accused of perpetrating family violence against him, an inquest has been told.Alicia Maree Little, 41, died in December 2017 after her partner Charles McKenzie Ross Evans ran her down with his car at a property in Kyneton, north of Melbourne.
Olena Zelenska has revealed Russian soldiers are 'systematically' raping civilians as the Ukrainian first lady made an emotional plea to the world.
Doctors have sounded the alarm on "heartbreaking" rates of Indigenous kids dying by suicide and being thrown behind bars.The latest Closing the Gap report on bridging Indigenous disadvantage shows several targets are on track but adult incarceration rates, death by suicide and children in out-of-home care are getting worse.
Special forces groups want the government to direct Australia's defence chief to hold off on stripping the nation's elite troops of their medals until Afghanistan war crimes allegations are proven.In a joint statement on Thursday, the Australian Special Air Services Association, Commando Association and the RSL said no one should face action until the legal proceedings are complete, citing the right of the accused to the presumption of innocence.
Greg Walsh, Chris Dawson's lawyer has spoken out on the 24-year sentence.
A Tasmanian police officer who took his own life was worried about being judged if he sought help for his mental health, his former partner has told an inquest.The death of Constable Robert Darke in 2019 is one of four police officer suicides being examined at an inquest which is investigating Tasmania Police policies and procedures.
People were using the toilet in full view of other passengers, completely unaware they were on show
The koala was filmed days after trees on Otway Street in Portland street were felled by council. Source: Helen Oakley
A new theory has emerged as investigations continue into the murder of four university students. Read more here.
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News Corp co-chair Lachlan Murdoch is set to appear at his high-profile defamation case against the publisher of Australian independent newspaper Crikey.Barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC says her client, who claims Crikey defamed him, damaged his reputation and hurt his feelings, will testify in the Federal Court during next year's hearing.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the Australians who have supported their neighbours during multiple natural disasters across the nation.In his Christmas message to parliament, Mr Albanese said while some Australians would enjoy the holidays relaxing with their families, many were marking the end of a tough year.
The 20-year-old visited the popular burger chain with her boyfriend, but was shocked to have spent more than $70. Credit: TikTok/dani.stevens02
Millions of dollars will be spent to help keep Queenslanders in their rental properties after a summit to address severe housing pressure, however support services say more needs to be done to fix long-term supply of affordable property.As well as a sustained increase in interstate migration, the state's housing market is being tested by materials and skills shortages in the construction industry, a report following the Queensland Housing Summit in October says.