NSW Government sources have reportedly revealed what might change first once Sydney comes out of lockdown. Find out more about the likely first steps.
Global miner BHP has lifted its estimates for nickel demand over the next decade amid its rising usage as a battery mineral and also outlined plans to expand its processing facilities in Western Australia.The company now sees nickel demand rising faster than expected due to rapid growth in the adoption of electric vehicles, as governments commit to decarbonising their economies and signal clear end dates for combustion engines.
NDIS services are "thin on the ground" in remote Australia and First Nations people continue to experience disability at significantly higher rates, a Royal Commission has been told.Just under 45 per cent of NDIS plans are "under-utilised" in remote and very remote locations, the Northern Territory Disability Advocacy Collective told the Disability Royal Commission.
The suspicious death of a 45-year-old man whose body was found in a sewage treatment plant is set to be the focus of an inquest.Jason Guise was last seen on April 21, 2019 when he visited a food truck before returning to his home in the southeast Brisbane suburb of Wynnum.
A customer has praised the kind actions of Coles workers and shoppers who stepped up when her elderly mother was deeply distressed. Read more to discover what happened.
A north Queensland man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering an elderly woman during an ice-fuelled rampage.Anthony James O'Keefe was sentenced on Tuesday after a three-week trial and a jury finding the 37-year-old guilty of murdering Elizabeth Kipping in July 2016.
Police will patrol Sydney supermarkets to ensure laws on QR codes and face masks are being obeyed.The "compliance crackdown" will also focus on large retail premises across the Greater Sydney area, NSW police said on Monday.
Younger West Australians will be targeted in a coronavirus vaccination "blitz" as the state looks to boost its faltering rollout.About 17 per cent of West Australian adults have so far been fully vaccinated, the worst performance of any state or territory.
A trio of tradies have been found not guilty of the attempted murder of a former NSW policeman, who himself was acquitted of murder more than two decades ago.Sid Morgan was shot in the head in Point Cook, southwest of Melbourne, in 2019 after being called by a friend to help defend his family in a business dispute gone bad.
Afterpay shares were rocketing but the Australian market has pulled back from record heights.00 at 1200 AEST after the previous day's $39 billion takeover bid from US payments provider Square.
An Adelaide man has been found not guilty of manslaughter after punching a fellow pub patron in the head, fatally tearing an artery in a scuffle that lasted less than four seconds.In a verdict handed down in the South Australian District Court on Tuesday, Judge Liesl Chapman said it had been proved beyond reasonable doubt that the punch by Lachlan McCluskey, 21, had caused the death of 46-year-old Julian Irish in June 2019.
The man who robbed a stabbing victim and his dying brother faces deportation from Australia after Border Force investigations revealed he's not a citizen.Chol Kur is awaiting sentence for the robbery of brothers and best mates Maaka and Nate Hakiwai, who were attacked while waiting for a bus in Melbourne's northwest in September 2019.
Veteran Sydney journalist Stephen Barrett's application for financial aid at his upcoming trial has been supported by a Supreme Court judge after it was dismissed.The former 60 Minutes reporter has pleaded not guilty to blackmailing the alleged masterminds behind the $105 million Plutus Payroll tax scandal.
Former Melbourne and Port Adelaide AFL star Jack Watts panicked, fearing bad publicity for himself and his club, when he left the scene of a road crash, a court has heard.The case against Watts came before Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday where the 30-year-old entered guilty pleas to three charges through counsel.
Queensland's growing delta outbreak means the AstraZeneca vaccine is a more viable option for younger Queenslanders, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says.She believes the state is "on the verge" of a large outbreak, and wants 150,000 extra doses of AstraZeneca supplied by the Commonwealth "going into arms this week".
Cases of Covid-19 in NSW continue to hover around 200 a day. Find out the latest from Premier Gladys Berejiklian's Covid update.
A GP clinic in Sydney's southwest that charged people hundreds of dollars to receive the Pfizer vaccine appears to be refunding its patients.But those who paid to receive their vaccine there have been left unsure whether they can get a second dose, after the clinic suggested the government would no longer supply it with Pfizer.
Greater Sydney's seven-week COVID-19 outbreak has left paramedics at breaking point and living in fear of contracting the virus and spreading it to their families, the union says.The Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) is demanding better PPE and safety practices, greater hospital capacity and rapid antigen testing.
Queensland has recorded its highest spike of the latest Covid-19 outbreak to hit the state. Read more on this morning's Queensland update.
A broad alliance of charities and human rights groups say proposed new rules are an attack on democracy and will impact on their work with the vulnerable.The proposed regulations would give the charities commissioner extraordinary powers to deregister a charity linked to illegal activity.
Crown has made a last ditch effort to retain its Melbourne licence at the close of a bruising royal commission by arguing it is an integral part of Victoria's economy.In his closing submissions to the inquiry into whether Crown can retain a licence for its Melbourne operations, Michael Borsky QC said Crown had paid Victoria at least $1.
Police have had to use road spikes on one of their own cars after it was taken for a wild joyride in north Queensland.The car, which is used to escort wide loads, had been parked behind Deeragun Police Station, on the northern outskirts of Townsville, on Monday night.
Qantas is standing down 2500 workers for at least two months as COVID-19 continues to play havoc with Australia's state borders.Domestic pilots, cabin crew and airport workers employed by Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar will be stood down.
Government senate leader Simon Birmingham has defended parliament's health safeguards as politicians converge in Canberra during coronavirus outbreaks.There are fears a parliamentary session which starts on Tuesday could bring the disease to the virus-free ACT.