Jones calls for athlete mentoring programs
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Jones calls for athlete mentoring programs
Western Australia's government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect.WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday.
Witness accounts that Lynette Dawson was seen bruised before she vanished in January 1982 were small pieces of a larger picture showing she was murdered by her husband, a judge has heard.As the murder trial against Christopher Michael Dawson, 73, enters into its closing phase, crown prosecutor Craig Everson SC explained how evidence of the bruising could lead the NSW Supreme Court to find Mrs Dawson was killed instead of just leaving home.
THE TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTEJuly 1, Stage 1 - Copenhagen - Copenhagen, individual time trial 13.2kmJuly 2, Stage 2 - Roskilde (Denmark) - Nyborg (Denmark), 202.
The World Health Organisation says "sustained transmission" of monkeypox worldwide could result in the virus beginning to move into high-risk groups like pregnant women, immunocompromised people and children.The WHO said on Wednesday it is investigating reports of infected children, including two cases in the United Kingdom as well as following up reports in Spain and France.
The operating licence for Nyrtar's Port Pirie smelter has been renewed after an improvement in air lead emissions over the past 12 months.The Environment Protection Authority said the licence would be renewed for another year but with increased conditions, including a requirement for the company to update its environment improvement program and improve wastewater emissions.
US President Joe Biden says the United States will provide another $US800 million ($A1.2 billion) in weapons and military aid to Ukraine, hailing the courage of Ukrainians since Russia invaded in February.
The offender covered the bike with post-it notes stuck down with tape. Source: Supplied/Sam Woodcock
Australia is a step closer to having COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged six months to five years, with Pfizer approved to submit an application with the medical regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted a provisional determination to Pfizer, which would allow the pharmaceutical giant to apply to extend vaccine use to the younger cohort.
West Australian authorities are investigating the death of a woman who had earlier sought mental health assistance at a Pilbara hospital.WA Country Health Service has confirmed the woman attended Hedland Health Campus in the Pilbara region prior to her death but declined to provide further details.
With pandemic restrictions pretty much all but gone, NSW residents have been enjoying outdoor dining and the government is keen to keep businesses benefiting from the influx of diners.The hospitality industry can look forward to another 18 months of alfresco dining without the need to apply for special permits effectively cutting red tape.
Defence Minister Richard Marles has vowed Australia will fix patrol vessels sent to Pacific island nations that were found to have potential faults.The Defence Department said it had advised the government of issues involving possible faults in the exhaust system of Guardian-class patrol boats.
The federal government is to provide almost $3 million to help restore and enhance 12,400 hectares of mangroves and saltmarsh habitats north of Adelaide.The project aims to restore natural tidal flows thereby improving the ecological health of local ecosystems.
Voting in Papua New Guinea's national election begins on Monday, with police mounting a major security operation to stop a repeat of violence that saw more than 200 people killed during the island nation's last election five years ago.Voting will take place from July 4 to 22, with ballots airlifted to remote constituencies with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
Free flu shot programs have been extended in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia as hospitals continue to be inundated with people falling ill.With more than 65,000 confirmed cases in May - more than double the month's previous record - Australia is in the grip of a heavy rebound influenza season following light caseloads during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Arts Minister Tony Burke will begin consulting on Australia's approach to culture, aiming to have government policy in place by the end of 2022.Labor's last attempt at an overarching culture plan, Creative Australia, took six years to develop and was scrapped by the coalition within six months of the 2013 election.
The final report from a task force exploring how sexual assault survivors are treated by the Queensland criminal justice system will be released on Friday.The release of the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce's report comes days after the findings of an inquest into the devastating murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of her husband, Rowan Baxter.
Terrorism fears have led Australia to upgrade its safety advice for those planning a trip to the UK.The federal government's SmartTraveller website said it had reviewed advice for travellers to Britain, urging them to "exercise a high degree of caution".
A legal battle to stop a gas fracking company accessing a Northern Territory cattle station is set to continue despite the lifting of an interim stop-work order.Cattle company Rallen Australia is attempting to overturn a court order granting Tamboran Resources subsidiary Sweetpea Petroleum access to Tanumbirini station in the gas-rich Beetaloo Basin.
Religious and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan have discussed girls' education at a gathering organised by the country's Taliban rulers - but without any women taking part.It was the first such meeting since the hardline Islamist group took over Afghanistan last August as foreign forces withdrew, a change in power that raised international concern about a curtailment of women's rights.
Australia's bushfire season is a month longer than it was 40 years ago, and extreme fire weather days are up by more than 50 per cent, a new study has found.Scientists from the CSIRO have contributed to a new global analysis of how climate change has influenced fire weather and activity from 1979 to 2019.