Labor 'housing tax' aids wealthy: Morrison
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
Labor 'housing tax' aids wealthy: Morrison
ShutterstockEarly in the election campaign, on April 14, we learned that Australia’s unemployment rate had slipped below 4% in March, to 3.95% – the lowest rate in 48 years. But the Coalition was denied the bragging rights that would flow from an unemployment rate beginning with “3” because of a Bureau of Statistics convention of quoting the rate to only one decimal place, which meant the rate was presented as “4.0%”, the same as the month before (when it was actually 4.04%). Thursday’s figure,
Angry householders and business owners will be knocking on the door of the federal energy minister as prices rise, regardless of who wins government, experts warn."We face a kaleidoscope of options from tomorrow's election," Carbon Market Institute CEO John Connor told an online forum on Friday.
The listing for the fire-damaged, 12-room boarding house in Newtown has raised some eyebrows over the wording in the ad. See what it said.
Vangelis, the Greek composer whose rousing electronic theme music for the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire was one of the best-known film scores of the 1980s, has died at the age of 79, the Athens News Agency says.Citing an announcement from his lawyers' office, ANA said Vagelis died late on Tuesday without giving a cause of death.
A major international outlet has breached the New Zealand budget embargo, publishing market-sensitive information an hour ahead of its scheduled release.The Wall Street Journal published key details of the budget at 1pm NZST on Thursday contrary to coverage conditions.
Queensland's GPs say the state government needs to take responsibility for public hospital capacity pressures, after the deputy premier linked them to the problem.Steven Miles said earlier this week that emergency department waiting times and ambulance ramping had increased because more patients with respiratory issues were going to public hospitals after being turned away by GPs fearful of COVID-19.
The former US president was attempting to condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin when he made the unfortunate mistake. Find out what it was.
Russia's Gazprom has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas, Gasum says, after the Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler refused to pay its Russian supplier in rubles.Gazprom Export has demanded that European countries pay for Russian gas supplies in rubles because of sanctions imposed over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Environmental scientists see flora, fauna and phenomena the rest of us rarely do. In this series, we’ve invited them to share their unique photos from the field. While most people go out of their way to avoid snakes, we’re the opposite. We’re crazy about snakes. As wildlife photographers, we’ve spent months in the Australian bush and in overseas jungles tracking down beautiful snakes. Photographing snakes is no easy task. Apart from wild weather, long hours, biting insects and lack of sleep, the
His 17-year-old sister was able to be saved as rescuers searched for the boy. Find out what happened.
Greens leader Adam Bandt spoke with Yahoo News Australia about how his party plans to springboard out of the election to tackle the climate crisis. Hear his plan.
What could go wrong blocking up all your city streets to prevent COVID? (and for that matter all your stairwells)
The future of Australia will likely come down to just a handful of battleground seats. See how important your vote could be.
ShutterstockThere is increasing recognition of the important role sleep plays in our brain health. Growing evidence suggests disturbed sleep may increase the risk of developing dementia. I and University of Sydney colleagues have published a new study showing treating sleep apnoea in older adults with mild cognitive impairment can improve memory, but not other areas of cognition, in the short term. As there is no current treatment or cure for dementia, increasing efforts have focused on developi
Russian forces have bombarded areas of Ukraine's eastern Donbas region from land and air, destroying houses in residential districts and killing civilians.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the assaults have turned the Donbas into "hell".
Hundreds of locals in Dirranbandi, Hebel and rural properties in southwest Queensland are preparing to be isolated indefinitely by floodwaters as a wet weekend is forecast for parts of Queensland.The Bureau of Meteorology has issued major flood warnings for the Balonne, Condamine and Moonie rivers, as well as Cooper and Eyre Creeks.
Owen Wright's bid to win back his WSL Championship Tour spot has hit another snag after the Australian was an early elimination at the Sydney Surf Pro.Wright couldn't make it past the round of 96 at Manly Beach on Thursday after finishing third in his four-man heat.
A New York grand jury has indicted the 18-year-old white man accused of killing 10 people in a live-streamed shooting at a supermarket in an African-American neighbourhood in Buffalo, prosecutors say.Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah adjourned the hearing after a few minutes and scheduled the suspect, Payton Gendron, to appear again on June 9.
A group of men who risked their lives to get the perfect selfie have been fined and jailed for their actions. Find out what happened.
Three new Senate seats and a second in the House of Representatives are on the Greens' wishlist heading into the federal election.Already boasting nine upper house seats, they could add to that tally in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, while inner-city Brisbane and Melbourne seats such as Griffith, Brisbane, Higgins or Macnamara appear their best chance in the lower house.