Iranian director to skip Oscars
Iranian director to skip Oscars
A former top cop will head the crackdown on sex traffickers using the migration system to exploit vulnerable foreign workers.Former Victorian police commissioner Christine Nixon will target criminal organisations abusing the system, calling allegations of sex trafficking through migration schemes "concerning".
Australia is ideally placed to chase a rare gold medal on home soil at the world cross country championships after naming a loaded team for the 2km mixed relay.As expected, Commonwealth 1500m champion Olli Hoare and multiple national record holder Jessica Hull were added to the relay squad on Monday, joining trials winners Stewart McSweyn and Abbey Caldwell.
A second nationwide strike has disrupted French electricity production, public transport and schools in a backlash against the government's plans to make people work longer before retirement.Unions, which have scheduled protest rallies across France throughout the day, want to keep the pressure on the government and hope to repeat the large turnout for the first national day of protest on January 19.
The federal opposition leader will meet with the Indigenous voice referendum working group after he called for more details on the plan.Peter Dutton has not yet said whether he would support enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution while his Nationals colleagues have come out against it.
A woman was frightfully close to being bitten by a highly venomous tiger snake. Watch the footage here.
More than 1000 extra electric vehicles will hit Australian roads over the next nine months after the NSW government announced a new round of subsidies for the next-generation vehicles.Twenty organisations will receive financial help to electrify their fleets as part of the government's $105 million program, with most funding going to ride-share and vehicle subscription firms.
Two women were caught fighting on a busy road in Elwood, Melbourne, during peak hour. Source: 9 News
Former Test cricketer Stuart MacGill shed tears of joy before drinking six or seven bourbon and cokes in an hour-and-a-half and allegedly intimidating one of his best friend's former partners.MacGill, 51, is accused of stalking and verbally intimidating his friend's former fiance Samantha Ford while walking down a Sydney CBD street, and then at a nearby pub on February 1, 2022.
Furious locals have blasted council over a 'money grabbing' move – but not everyone agrees. What do you think? Vote in our poll.
The Perrottet government has committed $173 million to extend a school tutoring program launched during the pandemic, saying tutoring could become "business as usual" for NSW students.The announcement came on the same day as NSW Labor pledged $400 million to creating a permanent literacy and numeracy tutoring scheme for students, under its Education Future Fund.
A woman has denied embellishing her evidence against former Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill, telling a court he was the main antagonist in a dispute resulting in her and her ex-fiance being told to leave a Sydney pub.MacGill, 51, is accused of stalking and verbally intimidating Samantha Ford while walking down Sydney's Kent Street and then later at the Captain Cook Hotel around 6pm on February 1, 2022.
The father of NRL star David Fifita has been refused bail after a string of alleged offences, including entering an elderly man's home while he slept.In another alleged incident, Siaosi Teisina Fifita, 44, was found hiding from police behind a garbage bin in a stranger's garden.
France and Australia are renewing their focus on the Pacific, pledging to engage with the region in areas such as defence and addressing climate change.Regional security where nations are able to make their own choices were discussed when defence and foreign ministers from the two nations met in Paris.
A Queensland man accused of abducting his mother last week has been charged with murdering the woman described by family as gentle, funny, caring and clever.Slade Murdok, 30, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with the murder of his 61-year-old mother Wendy Sleeman.
It's been a bumpy ride for the Macca's potato scallop. Here's why it's ignited yet more anger.
COVID-19 remains a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organisation says, designating the disease its highest form of alert.The pandemic was likely at a "transition point" that continues to need careful management to "mitigate the potential negative consequences", the agency said on Monday.
Erik Anderson/AAPAround Australia, about 320,000 children are starting school for the first time. As an early childhood researcher, former kindergarten teacher, and parent of a child beginning school on Monday, this transition fascinates me. Culturally we place so much importance on this time. Everyone from the lovely cashier at the supermarket, to family, friends and neighbours have been eagerly asking my child, “are you excited about starting school?” While people have good intentions, the que
A visit to the beach took an unexpected turn, leaving the officers red-faced. See what happened.
The largest intake of junior doctors in Queensland history will form the base of an increase in frontline health workers across the state, the premier says.More than 830 junior doctors are to be deployed across 20 health facilities, aiming to improve access to care in rural, regional and metropolitan hospitals.
Five passengers aged between 14 and 20 were rushed to hospital while four horses died in the crash. Read more.