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A woman who scored millions in a lottery prize says her son predicted her win. Find out how she'll spend her prize.
Electricity bills are set to rise for households and small business following a decision by the Australian Energy Regulator in the face of floods, the Ukraine war and coal plant outages.The watchdog on Thursday released its final determination for the 2022/23 'default market offer', which sets a safety net price and the reference point for customers to shop around.
A rebate will partially shield Queensland households from power bill shock, but the state government is being urged to start implementing long-term solutions to electricity price pressures.Energex has been approved to hike residential power bills in the state's southeast by $165 and $220, to between $1620 and $1961, in 2022/23.
New Finance Minister Katy Gallagher says discussions with her department since the weekend have revealed there weren't too many fiscal rules in place in the final term of the coalition government.Senator Gallagher and Treasurer Jim Chalmers were sworn in on Monday after Saturday's election win by Labor and have been in briefings with departmental officials since the weekend.
A furious homeowner says a Woolies driver destroyed her front yard. Find out what the grocery giant had to say.
China is seeking security arrangements with Pacific nations that resemble the controversial pact struck with Solomon Islands, triggering concern in Australia, New Zealand and allies including the United States.The details of the proposed arrangements are contained in pre-written joint communiques Beijing officials plan to release after meetings with island nations on Monday, documents obtained by AAP show.
China's COVID-hit capital Beijing has further tightened its dragnet on the virus with zero community transmission the target, punishing workplaces that flout rules or circumvent curbs and imploring residents to police their own movements.Since late April, the city of 22 million people has wrestled with dozens of new cases a day.
The change of federal government will likely lead to better relations between Australia and international partners in the region, according to a former ASIO head.New Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has pledged his government will take the region's geo-strategic environment seriously.
A solid day for the big banks and consumer-facing companies has lifted the local share market, although the gains faded somewhat in the final minutes of trading.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index lost about 20 points in the final half-hour of trade to finish up 26.
Eva Mireles, 44, and her fourth grade co-teacher Irma Garcia, 46, have been praised for trying to save students’ lives by giving up their own.
Witnesses say they spotted a male walking towards the high school with a rifle. Find out what happened.
A woman allegedly murdered by her on-off boyfriend said he had emotionally hurt her and had hit her, a jury has been told.Ebru Mercan testified that after her friend Samah Baker revealed she had been hit, she suggested she get an AVO against him but "she brushed it off".
Angel Garza arrived at the scene and immediately began helping a bloodied little girl. It was his daughter's best friend and what she had to say left the dad shattered. Find out more.
Advancing Russian forces are closer to surrounding Ukrainian troops in the east, briefly seizing positions on the last highway out of a crucial pair of Ukrainian-held cities before being beaten back.Russia has poured thousands of troops into its assault in the eastern Donbas region, attacking from three sides in an attempt to encircle Ukrainian forces in Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk.
The father of a 17-year-old fatally stabbed in 2019 says the long wait for a verdict will be "even worse" than enduring an eight-day trial of three teens accused of being in a fight that led to his son's death.Justice Soraya Ryan has retired to consider a verdict in the judge-only Brisbane Supreme Court trial but warned on Wednesday that it would take at least a month.
A text message system linking rural hospitals to specialist nurses could save lives by reducing the chances of catastrophic heart attack cases being missed, a new study has found.The Australian research, published in the international medical journal JAMA Cardiology, explored why one-third of patients presenting to hospitals with a serious heart attack known as STEMI do not receive appropriate care.
Cricketer Andrew Symonds will always be remembered for his larrikin nature and true Australian character that resonated with sports fans across the country.It was that personality that enticed droves of fans to admire his bullish nature with the bat and arrow-like precision on the field for both state and country.
ShutterstockThe new government has inherited an extraordinarily difficult budget situation. The budget deficit amounts to 3.5% of gross domestic product this financial year and it will be almost as high next financial year at 3.4%, after which the budget papers project deficits for the entire ten-year forecast period. At the same time, the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9% – the lowest in five decades. It is so low it is below the 4.25% the treasury believes is needed to stop inflation accele
Anthony Albanese insists he won't forget where he came from.Fresh from a whirlwind trip to Tokyo where he was introduced to the world stage, the new prime minister revealed his return to Australia coincided with the 20th anniversary of his mother's death.
A puncture on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia could not prevent Jai Hindley hanging on to second place with three days to go.The Australian suffered a punctured tyre within the final three kilometres, meaning he was given the same finishing time as the other leaders he was riding with when he had to stop for mechanical help.