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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has almost doubled its profits in 2021/22 to a record $US760 million ($A1.The US-listed company owns News Corp Australia, as well as numerous mastheads in the US and UK, alongside book publisher HarperCollins and a majority stake in real estate advertising company REA Group.
The current wave of COVID-19 has peaked in Queensland as the number of patients in hospital with the virus drops weeks earlier than expected.Health authorities had warned of a total hospital caseload of around 1660 in late August, but Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says the state hit a peak of 1123 on July 26.
Queensland will set up a task force to help protect the state's livestock from "unprecedented biosecurity risks" amid the threat of foot and mouth disease on Australia's doorstep.More than 450,000 cases of the disease have reportedly been recorded in Indonesia and thousands of infected cattle have been slaughtered.
The federal government has backed in a pay rise for aged care workers, outlining support for an increase in the minimum wage in the sector to the Fair Work Commission.While the submission does not specify an exact amount for how much wages should rise, the government said it supported a boost.
The federal government is promising to lead from the top when it comes to tackling Australia's homelessness crisis.Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins has committed to a national plan, shifting away from tackling the issue on a state-by-state basis.
Peter Bol and Abbey Caldwell have further confirmed Australia's rising status in world middle-distance running as the green and gold squad claimed overall track and field bragging rights at the Commonwealth Games.Pre-race favourite Bol finished second behind Kenyan Wycliffe Kinyamal in the men's 800m and Caldwell pocketed a surprise bronze in the women's 1500m on the final night of competition at Alexander Stadium.
A motorcyclist pulled over for speeding has told police they have "no authority" over him during a four minute rant. Find out what happened.
2 per cent in June compared to the same time last year, new figures show.The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported on Tuesday it was the 16th consecutive month of through-the-year increases in total household spending.
A dedicated agricultural visa will not be introduced by the federal government, which will instead work within existing migration systems to address workforce shortages.One of the biggest problems farmers face across Australia is a lack of workers, Agriculture Minister Murray Watt says.
A heap of jelly-like eggs were found washed up on an Aussie beach, sparking curiosity. See the photos.
Refugee and migrant women's experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace will be investigated for the first time in a national study.The Monash University project, launched on Tuesday, will explore what challenges these women face and how those obstacles differ from others in society.
Spraying disinfectant on an Indonesian cattle farm infected with foot and mouth disease in July 22. Getty ImagesRecent warnings of a “doomsday” scenario if foot and mouth disease (FMD) arrived in New Zealand inevitably singled out the agriculture sector. But overseas experience tells us FMD can also result in potentially severe impacts on the tourism sector. As the 2001 FMD crisis in Britain highlighted, inadequate planning and crisis management can cause a reduction in trade, job losses and dam
James Marape has been returned as Papua New Guinea's prime minister after a national election marred by violence and fraud allegations.Mr Marape was declared prime minister on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a unanimous 97 votes in the post-election parliamentary sitting.
Queensland's corruption watchdog should go through greater checks and balances before lodging charges following a bungled investigation into Logan City Council, a report has found.The probe into the Crime and Corruption Commission headed by former judge and corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald delivered 32 recommendations to the state government on Tuesday.
Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group have declared a truce, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year.Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering rocket attacks against its cities, which largely tapered off by the time the truce came into effect at 2330 on Sunday (0630 on Monday AEST).
Walking around the dark corridors of Sydney's Newmarch House hearing cries for help from residents was like being in a horror movie, an inquest has been told.Giving evidence about her experience during a COVID-19 outbreak in April and May 2020, nurse Lorena Bestrin said she was overwhelmed with work amidst an influx of agency staff unfamiliar with the Anglicare-run home or its residents.
Crown Resorts’ striking new A$2 billion casino on Sydney’s Barangaroo Point opens its doors to gamblers for the first time this week. But only if they are “VIPs”. Its licence to operate remains conditional, after being found unfit to run a casino by the inquiry headed by former Supreme Court judge Patrica Bergin. Victorian and Western Australian inquiries into Crown’s Melbourne and Perth casinos reached the same conclusion. Agreements have been made, directors have resigned, major shareholder Ja
The fallout from Australia criticising China's Taiwan retaliation continues with yet another scathing message. Find out more.
Nazi symbols are one step closer to be being banned in NSW after legislation criminalising their use passed the state parliament's lower house on Tuesday.It follows a ban of the Nazi swastika in Victoria, and pledges by the Queensland and Tasmanian governments to prohibit the hate symbol.