A former journalist accused of threatening a mental health nurse and warning he would unleash pandemonium on the street after asking about shooting lessons has successfully applied for bail.James Michael Waugh will be released from custody, but is to receive mental health treatment as an inpatient in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital.
A Victorian toddler cried out for "Bubba" from a car seat as they watched their grandmother die after a truck ploughed into them.Truck driver Ellyas Bouras, 38, ran a red light and struck Nada Stoyanovski's car on January 10 this year, near Geelong.
New home building is likely to remain subdued until 2026 due to high interest rates, soaring inflation and ongoing labour and material shortages.Master Builders Australia (MBA) has downgraded forecasts for the residential construction sector made earlier in the year to reflect ongoing inflationary pressures and labour shortages.
Former Adelaide Crows player Deni Varnhagen has lost her court challenge to South Australia's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.Varnhagen, who is also a nurse, took her case to the SA Supreme Court after a declaration under the state's Emergency Management Act required her to be vaccinated to work in the health system.
"She seemed like a very lovely lady, she didn't deserve this at all."That's what accused killer Stuart Paul Anderson told a reporter about the woman he's accused of brutally beating to death.
Dominic Perrottet says an ambitious pilot program will attract university graduate high achievers to a teaching career, as the NSW government looks to modernise the profession.The NSW premier says the government will adopt its own version of Teach for Australia, already in place in other states and territories, in the hope of persuading the best and brightest to enter the profession.
The government has pledged to bring on a vote for territory rights in the Senate by the end of the year.Independent senator David Pocock has been spearheading the legislation in the upper house, attempting to secure debate on the issue where possible.
A series of unrelenting weather systems are set to batter almost the entire country over the next 10 days with residents put on alert from coast to coast. Find out what's happening.
Victorian Labor will legislate the largest renewable energy storage targets in Australia if it secures a third successive term in office.Just under two months before the state election, Premier Daniel Andrews has set targets for the state to reach 2.
Welfare payments should be lifted to at least $73 a day in the upcoming October budget to help vulnerable Australians deal with the cost of living crisis, the social services lobby says.A report released by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) on Tuesday revealed almost two-thirds of surveyed welfare recipients were skipping meals and experiencing difficulty in accessing medication because they could not afford it against rising inflation.
Three second-generation Emerald-class Sydney ferries have been pulled from service on the harbour after two developed steering issues in as many days.Premier Dominic Perrottet says occasional public transport issues are par for the course, with disruptions to ferry, bus and train fleets expected from time to time.
Pilot whales saved after a mass beaching on Tasmania's remote west coast have been tracked swimming south of the island state.A large-scale rescue effort was launched last Wednesday after 230 of the mammals became stranded on Ocean Beach, near Macquarie Harbour.
Veterans' Affairs Minister Matt Keogh says his apology was important because many veterans and their families have been treated inappropriately and not listened to.The minister issued the apology in parliament on Monday when releasing the government's response to a set of interim recommendations from the royal commission into veteran suicide.
There is a fresh call for Australia to create a national polio surveillance network, as Victoria increases its wastewater testing.UNICEF Australia's senior vaccine advisor Chris Maher says the building blocks for a national program are already in place.
In a pitch to regulators, Star Entertainment Group says it accepts the findings of an inquiry which found it unsuitable to hold a casino licence in NSW and will do whatever is necessary to reform.The gaming company on Tuesday announced "a comprehensive remediation plan" and pleaded to be allowed to continue to operate its Sydney casino under strict supervision.
The group behind the massive Optus breach has scrapped its ransom demand and claims to have deleted the 11 million customers' records it scraped from the telco's website.The attempt to force Optus to pay US$1 million (A$1.
A NASA spacecraft with specialist guidance from Australian tracking systems has crashed into a deep space asteroid in a dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock slams into Earth.The multimillion-dollar rocket collided head-on with an asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 9.
Legislation slashing the cost of child care for more than one million families has been introduced to parliament.Education Minister Jason Clare introduced the bill to parliament on Tuesday.
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An 'unacceptable' letter left by a Sydney neighbour about children making noise has generated mixed opinions. Find out what happened.
A man is dead and a group of teenagers are facing serious charges after a crash involving an allegedly stolen car and a motor scooter east of Brisbane.The 59-year-old rider was rushed to hospital following the crash at Wynnum West about 9.
Consumers have regained some confidence in the economy as rising interest rates do little to rein in spending.1 per cent boost in sentiment was driven by an uplift in confidence in Australia's economic conditions.
The Senate will sit late into the night to clear the government's push to repeal the cashless welfare card.Government leader in the Senate Penny Wong accused the opposition of filibustering debate on the bill to delay the vote.
Employers would have the responsibility to stop sexual harassment and discrimination at work under new laws introduced to parliament.The federal government moved to implement seven recommendations outlined in Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins's Respect@Work report.