Long-term Kiwis to get university loans
Long-term Kiwis to get university loans
Russia has launched referendums in four occupied areas of Ukraine expected to be used by Moscow to justify annexation, but Kyiv says the voting is mandatory with residents threatened with punishment if they don't take part.The votes on whether the regions should become part of Russia began after Ukraine earlier this month recaptured large swathes of territory in a counteroffensive.
Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen has urged China and the United States to resume talks ahead of the COP27 summit later this year."Unless the world's two biggest emitters are at least talking.
Donald Trump's bid to impede a criminal investigation into his possession of documents taken from the White House has begun to unravel, after courtroom setbacks including doubts expressed by judges about the former US president's claim that he declassified records seized at his Florida home.Trump has experienced disappointments on multiple fronts this week as his lawyers try to slow down the Justice Department investigation that kicked into high gear with an August 8 court-approved search of his
Richarlison scored twice as World Cup contenders Brazil breezed past Ghana with a comfortable 3-0 victory in a friendly in Le Havre.Brazil's first-half performance gave fans plenty of reason to be excited by a young team heading to Qatar where they will bid for a record-extending sixth title.
The bombshell comes after allegations she made in parliament on Tuesday night which have been described as 'outrageous and unsubstantiated'.
A mob of angry Russian reservists have been filmed yelling at a military officer. Watch it here.
At the United Nations, which is awash with talk of the invasion of Ukraine, Jacinda Ardern has a simple answer for why New Zealand hasn't expelled the Russian ambassador in Wellington."Ukraine has never asked us," the NZ prime minister said.
Rebecca Tapert/UnsplashThroughout the pandemic, one of the biggest COVID risks has been sharing a house with someone who is infectious. Given how contagious COVID is, especially more recent variants, you’d imagine if you lived with someone who has COVID it would be inevitable you’d get infected. But this isn’t the case. A recent study suggests you have a 42.7% chance of catching COVID from a housemate who tests positive to Omicron. That means if someone introduced the Omicron variant to a househ
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, as long as the state would be a peaceful one, in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. It is the most courageous decision we can make," he said.
China's ambitions in the Pacific are a concern for some Pacific Island leaders, but a growing US partnership with allies in the region aims to address issues such as climate change, health and technology links.Australia is part of the Partners In The Blue Pacific - a group formed in June that includes the United States, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Labor may not need the support of the Greens or independents for its federal anti-corruption watchdog if the coalition gets on board.Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says the coalition is engaging in "good faith" negotiations with the Albanese government on the bill to set up what will be known as the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
The cashless card looks likely to be abolished as the federal government seeks to pass legislation to scrap the program.After consulting across the country, the government will on Monday introduce the reforms to parliament that could see people taken off the cashless debit card scheme in less than two weeks.
The night Bruce Saunders was found in a woodchipper Sharon Graham moved into his room, soon sharing the bed with murder co-accused Gregory Lee Roser, a court has heard.And the day after his death, Graham had allegedly produced Mr Saunders' will, saying he had "left everything to her".
Photo by Vlad Kutepov/Pexels, CC BYNoisy miners are complicated creatures. These Australian native honeyeaters live in large cooperative groups, use alarm calls to target specific predators, and sometimes help raise the young of other miners. But they’re perhaps best known for their aggressive and coordinated attacks on other birds – a behaviour known as “mobbing”. We conducted a study investigating some of the possible factors that influence mobbing. We were interested in whether access to huma
Defence Minister Richard Marles is preparing for a protracted conflict in Ukraine as Russian president Vladimir Putin warns of nuclear retaliation if his country's borders are impinged.Ukraine has retaken ground in the nation's east, forcing a Russian retreat from some previously seized territory.
Australia has the firepower and teamwork to match it with their powerful rivals in the elite women's road race at the world championships.Even with Annemiek van Vleuten in doubt because ot the elbow fracture she suffered in Wednesday's crash, the Dutch remain the nation to beat.
Australia have planned for a race into the unknown on the climactic last day of the world road cycling championships.As always, the worlds end with the men's elite road race and, despite some absentees, it has attracted a top-class field.
More than eight out of ten homes sold in NSW would qualify for a proposal allowing first home buyers to opt for an annual land tax over paying one-off stamp duty, the government says.About 84 per cent of homes sold fall under the $1.
NSW Labor has taken the lead ahead of an upcoming election, but a turbulent week and a long road ahead will dampen any celebration.The NSW election is still six months away but if it were held on Saturday, Labor would be swept to power for the first time since 2011, according to the latest Newspoll and Resolve surveys.
A man is accused of driving a mechanical loader into another man and then ramming the vehicle through a roller door and into a home following an argument in the NSW Hilltops region.The incident unfolded in Iandra Street at Young, with emergency services alerted by reports of a dispute in which a man had been injured, about 12.