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Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDAustralia’s top economists are divided about how to tackle ballooning inflation of 6.1% that’s forecast to climb to a three-decade high of 7.75% by the end of the year. Three of the 48 leading economists surveyed by the Economic Society of Australia and The Conversation say Australia should be able to tolerate an inflation rate of 8% or higher. Seven expect inflation to fall back to an acceptable level without the need for any further action other than Rese
New Zealand is making a fresh deployment of 120 troops to support Ukraine's defense.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand Defence Force personnel would head to the United Kingdom beginning this week to help train Ukrainian soldiers as the fight rages in the war against Russia.
Energy Minister Chris Bowen says a new emissions reduction objective for the country's national energy measure will make a "material difference" to how the market operates.The objective was added following a meeting of Mr Bowen with state and territory counterparts on Friday.
Hawthorn Football Club has been accused of unlawful discrimination by an ex-employee, who claims she was forced to resign due to alleged misconduct.Sophia Salmon-Abbott recently began legal proceedings against the Victorian AFL club, claiming she was isolated and demoted last year due to her mental health struggles.
CCTV has captured the moment the unwitting woman was fatally knocked over by the zipline equipment.
If nuclear war broke out, Australia may be the best place to survive.Researchers have analysed the impact nuclear weapon detonation would have on global food supply, finding massive fires and soot in the atmosphere would lead to food shortages and famine.
Mohandas Gandhi, who led India's fight for independence, talks to a crowd in Ahmedabad, India in 1931. APOn this day 75 years ago, after a long battle for self-government, Great Britain finally withdrew from the subcontinent – allowing independence for India and Pakistan. Once described as the “jewel in the crown”, the British withdrawal from the Indian empire was a reflection of the strength of the freedom movement, led by Mohandas Gandhi and others, as well as Great Britain’s plummeted standin
Two other people in the vehicle at the time of the murders were left unharmed, police said.
Global shares have struggled to advance while investors digested news of an unexpected cut in Chinese interest rates as data pointed to faltering growth in the world's second-largest economy, sending oil prices nearly two per cent lower.Weaker US stock index futures also weighed on sentiment, while a steadier dollar knocked gold.
A pleasant day out by a babbling river turned into a sudden fight for survival as disaster struck. Watch the video.
Kenya's peaceful presidential election was briefly disrupted when riot police responded to scuffles at the national tallying centre amid tensions over the close results.An agent for longtime opposition leader and candidate Raila Odinga announced from the lectern that the tallying centre was the "scene of a crime" before calm was restored late on Saturday.
A convicted killer who remains adamant someone else murdered his wife 34 years ago will no longer be subjected to state supervision.The NSW Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a state government claim that Thomas Andrew Keir poses an unacceptable risk of committing another serious offence involving intimate partner violence.
Just 12 days after Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the US lawmakers have landed in Taiwan despite repeated warnings from China.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said he wasn't aware former prime minister Scott Morrison had secretly sworn himself into three ministerial portfolios while in government.But while he wasn't party to the move and didn't know about it until it was revealed in the media in recent days, it was a matter for the former prime minister.
Cash-strapped Australians filling up at the fuel pump paid an extra $5 a week over the course of the past three months, according to new figures.The Australian Automobile Association's latest Transport Affordability Index, released on Sunday, shows average weekly fuel costs across the nation rose to $100.
Two women, including a mother of two, have been shot dead in a targeted and appalling public shooting in suburban Sydney, detectives say.Police have vowed to solve the double murder, after the women, aged 39 and 48, were killed when a hail of bullets was fired at their vehicle in Panania on Saturday night.
A strong explosion tore through a popular market in Armenia's capital, killing at least one person, injuring 36 others and setting off a large fire.The early afternoon blast from a fireworks storage area at Surmalu market in Yerevan on Sunday sent a towering column of smoke over the centre of the capital.
An Adelaide grocer has made Aldi the butt of the joke in his latest take down of major supermarkets.
Hours after losing her baby girl, Annie O'Brien lost her life in a Melbourne private hospital, prompting a years long fight by her family for systemic change.A wife, mother and partner in a law firm, she was also 18 weeks' pregnant when she went to Holmesglen Private Hospital in Brighton with vomiting, diarrhoea, a fever and chills.
Northern Territory schools to be hit by strike action this week will all remain open, authorities say.The NT Department of Education says it has been advised of the four-hour industrial action planned for Friday over the public sector's four-year pay freeze.