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Women's economic opportunities will be a key focus of the federal government's upcoming jobs and skills summit.Treasurer Jim Chalmers on Wednesday released an issues paper outlining five economic challenges facing Australia in preparation for the summit in Canberra on the first two days in September.
Aldi shoppers have been warned about a new scam currently circulating on Facebook. Here's what you need to know.
An urgent warning has been issued to Aussie parents trying to heat their homes after an incident that could have had a tragic outcome. Find out what happened here.
Development checks on young children will be expanded across South Australia with the launch of two pilot programs.The programs will boost screening of children up to the age of five, with key checks at 12 and 18 months, as well as at two, three and four years old.
Having sustainability front of mind may be part of the new normal many Australians are living following the onset of the pandemic, research shows.The lockdowns that confined millions of people to their homes and close communities caused many to make more considered day-to-day choices, the University of Queensland research suggests.
Stories abound at the Broken Hill cemetery, the final resting place for legendary artists, miners, and victims of historic epidemics.Now people serving sentences for minor crimes are finding stories of their own, as they clean up the vast NSW outback cemetery left scarred by the drought and heavy rain.
Jacinda Ardern has been accused of a cover-up by suspended Labour MP Gaurav Sharma in an explosive interview likely to cause more pain for the first-term parliamentarian.Dr Sharma now faces party expulsion next week, with the prime minister's office confirming the caucus would re-visit his partyroom membership at its next meeting.
UnsplashAs the cut-off for the government’s consultation on a National Cultural Policy (NCP) approaches, thousands in the sector are putting the finishing touches to their three-page submissions. These are directed around “five pillars” drawn from Creative Australia, the national cultural policy announced in the last months of the Gillard regime, but ignored by the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison governments thereafter. Coalition arts ministers showed little interest in cultural policy. Over the l
The Western Australian government admits it failed to meaningfully implement school attendance plans recommended following child suicides in the state's north.Education Minister Sue Ellery has apologised after an inquiry found serious deficiencies in the planning, implementation and oversight of the plans for students in Halls Creek who were identified as being at severe attendance risk.
The 35-year-old's sister has revealed the mother's ongoing battle. Find out more.
Coles has announced it will trial a major change to its fresh produce aisle. Find out how the initiative will affect you.
Colombian cycling star Nairo Quintana has withdrawn on the eve of the Vuelta a Espana to defend himself against his disqualification from the Tour de France for misuse of an opioid banned during races.Quintana was already in the Netherlands for Friday's first stage in Utrecht and had initially said he would still compete in the Vuelta despite Wednesday's notification from the International Cycling Union (ICU) about his disqualification from the Tour de France.
Travelling 30km inland, this seal isn't finished just yet. Find out the latest regarding its wild ride.
There was no great conspiracy in two accused Black Lives Matter protest organisers incorrectly being told charges against them were being dropped, a magistrate has heard.Meriki Onus and Crystal McKinnon are accused of breaching the Chief Health Officer's COVID-19 directions by arranging the protest in June 2020.
It was immediately clear to a midwife that Annie O'Brien had more than gastro when the pregnant mum was rushed from one Melbourne hospital to another.The lawyer and mother-of-one had taken herself to Holmesglen Private Hospital's emergency department with severe gastro symptoms on August 14, 2017.
South Australia must have a minister dedicated solely to child protection in the wake of a series of tragic and distressing incidents, the state opposition says.Opposition child protection spokesman Josh Teague said SA is facing a child protection crisis.
A man managed to narrowly avoid being hit by a piece of plane falling from the sky while on his lunch break. Find out what happened.
Russia is blaming sabotage for explosions at one of its military bases in Moscow-annexed Crimea while Kyiv hinted it was responsible as Ukrainian officials said their strategy was to destroy supply lines supporting Russia's invasion.The blasts on Tuesday engulfed an ammunition depot at a military base in the north of the Crimean peninsula, disrupting trains and forcing the evacuation of 2000 people from a nearby village, according to Russian officials and news agencies.
A Sydney debt collector which admitted harassing and threatening customers has complained that a $3.25 million fine sought by the corporate watchdog would destroy the company.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a La Nina alert leaving many Australian regions bracing for more flooding this year. Find out how bad it may get.