The long-running stoush between the NSW government and the rail union will take trains off the tracks again this week.Commuters could be affected for several hours on Wednesday when the Eastern and Illawarra line will be out of action.
Disgraced former Liberal MP John Sidoti is facing suspension from NSW parliament after the state's corruption watchdog found he engaged in serious misconduct.The government will move a motion to suspend Mr Sidoti on Tuesday with support from Labor, AAP understands.
Porsche driver Richard Pusey tried to claim $2.2 million from insurers over the Eastern Freeway crash that killed four police, prosecutors claim.
Australia will provide the Solomon Islands with more than $17 million for the Pacific Games as a slate of ministers and top US diplomats tour the region to combat Chinese influence.Pacific Minister Pat Conroy has met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to discuss the Sino-Solomons security pact signed earlier this year.
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Free N95 and KN95 masks will be handed out at Victorian COVID-19 testing sites, community health services and on public transport.Three million of the high-filtration masks will be made available during the next four to six weeks, Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Tuesday.
Consumer confidence took an increasingly gloomy turn last week after the Reserve Bank increased interest rates for a fourth month in a row, two long-running surveys indicate.The Westpac - Melbourne Institute Survey of Consumer Sentiment showed consumer index fell 3.
Serious questions remain about how John Barilaro landed a lucrative New York trade job, NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns says.It comes a day after the former NSW deputy premier was grilled about his involvement in securing his girlfriend a job at Investment NSW.
Residents from the Perth suburbs of Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove have been revealed to have the highest average income in the nation, according to new tax figures.Data from the Australian Taxation Office has shown residents from the 6011 postcode had the highest taxable income for 2019/20, coming in at $325,343.
The Greens will push the federal government to implement a treaty and a truth commission in addition to the establishment of an Indigenous voice to parliament.Party leader Adam Bandt and Indigenous spokeswoman Lidia Thorpe will begin negotiations with Labor on the referendum to enshrine the voice in the constitution, following a party room meeting.
The fallout from Australia criticising China's Taiwan retaliation continues with yet another scathing message. Find out more.
Two people have been critically injured and a third person is in a stable condition after a house fire in north Queensland.Paramedics arrived at the home after the blaze broke on Home Hill Rd, Ayr, about 5.
Beloved Australian entertainer and international star Olivia Newton-John has been remembered as a friend, a great talent and an inspiration to her fellow performers.The British-born, Melbourne-raised performer died peacefully in her sleep at her home in California, according to a social media post from husband John Easterling.
Victorians who are most at risk of contracting monkeypox will begin getting their jabs this week as the first vaccines arrive on Tuesday.An initial 3500 doses of the third generation Jynneos smallpox vaccine have been received and more are expected later this year, state health minister Mary-Anne Thomas announced.
A Queensland man has had a court hearing from his hospital bed following the alleged stabbing murders of a mother and son at a home in southern Brisbane.Police believe Weifeng Huang, who was charged with the murders overnight, was in a relationship "for some months" with the female victim Liu Jifeng, 47, and all three lived at the Stretton house where the bodies were found.
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.
Governments adopted the wrong strategy dealing with the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and more people need to wear masks, the head of a high-profile Australian medical institute says.Burnet Institute director Brendan Crabb says the country faces a messaging problem and governments should admit they dropped the ball - and consider reintroducing mask mandates to curb high COVID-19 case numbers.
Australia needs the most "potent" defence force amid China's military build up, which is the single biggest factor shaping regional security, Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles says.Mr Marles, who is also the defence minister, reaffirmed the call for calm and de-escalation during the security crisis in the Taiwan Strait, but warned of the deteriorating environment.
A widow whose young son attempted suicide 12 months before her Army veteran husband took his own life was initially denied compensation on the grounds "mental illness just runs in your family", a royal commission has been told.Madonna Paul told the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide on Monday her husband Michael, an aircraft fitter, had been discharged from the Army in 1994 after a Nomad aircraft he had worked on crashed, killing four people, including a close friend.
Allied health worker shortages across the country could put Australians living with a disability at risk of slipping through the cracks, a new report says.High staff turnover rates, lack of permanent work and reduced hours are contributing to a worker shortage in the sector, the report conducted by the peak body for disability says.
Treasurer Matt Kean has been elected unopposed as NSW deputy Liberal leader as the state's parliament resumes sitting after the winter break.Government whip Nathaniel Smith announced on Tuesday Mr Kean would take up the role.
Pay rises given to aged care workers could be "stepped out" over a period of time, Aged Care Minister Anika Wells says.Ms Wells was speaking from Brisbane during a visit by the Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles, where she said there was modelling on how much a wage increase would cost, but it was "hypothetical" until the fair work umpire handed down its decision on aged care workers' pay.