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Thousands of Victorians were unjustly and inhumanely denied a COVID-19 border exemption to return from NSW to farewell dying loved ones, get medical care or start jobs, says Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass.Of 33,252 applications to the Department of Health permit scheme from July 9 to September 14, when the probe was launched, only eight per cent were granted.
Australia could be in for a monster mozzie season but experts say there's plenty people can do to limit the spread of invasive species that carry nasty diseases.The La Nina weather pattern has already caused floods in parts of Queensland and NSW in recent weeks and the Bureau of Meteorology says much of the country will likely have a wetter than average summer.
The Northern Territory is set to join the global aircraft manufacturing industry as a military classic is revived for the modern export market.An updated version of the Albatross G-111 - an amphibious plane that can take off and touch down on land, snow, ice and water - will be built in Darwin.
The dog didn't seem to listen, then they realised their chihuahua was more of a Chico than a Max. Find out how they made the bizarre discovery.
Soldiers have reportedly burnt alive 11 villagers including six teenagers in northwestern Myanmar, according to eyewitnesses and local media reports.Images of the burned bodies with hands tied behind their backs were seen amongst the smoke in videos and photos which went viral on social media on Wednesday.
A South Australian woman convicted of taking steps to join terror group Islamic State has learnt a "very salutary lesson" after spending time in jail and almost two years under a strict control order, the Federal Court has been told.In a hearing on Tuesday, counsel Dominic Agresta said any ongoing risk posed by Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was low and any manifestation of that risk, such as relapsing and viewing extremist material online, was equally low.
The Reserve Bank does not believe the emergence of Omicron will derail the economic recovery as Australians more broadly look set to spend big in the run-up to Christmas.But the International Monetary Fund believes uncertainty around the economic outlook remains high, warning renewed domestic virus outbreaks would pose downside risks to economic growth.
Ex-servicemen who last saw battle half a century ago were the only voices being heard on critical policy decisions while younger veterans who had fought "very different wars" were being ignored.Sunshine Coast Young Veterans president, Peter Kennedy, has told a royal commission that Vietnam veterans were the only ex-servicemen organisations that had a seat on the national Ex-Service Organisations Round Table.
New Zealand's summer of COVID-enforced cancellations now extends to its national day, leaving Jacinda Ardern's promised "classic Kiwi summer" looking increasingly unlikely.The Waitangi Treaty Grounds will not host Waitangi Day commemorations on February 6 next year, instead opting for virtual events.
A teenager who stabbed an unarmed Melbourne man to death in an attack described as a "wildly disproportionate reaction" will likely serve out his sentence at a youth justice centre.Lindim Aliti, 19, on Wednesday faced the Victorian Supreme Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 20-year-old Thomas Tran in a fight at Oakleigh in June last year.
It's been dubbed 'the most dangerous election tactic in Australian history'. But could it work for the Scott Morrison government?
Queensland authorities have refused to investigate the allegations and Adani says it is working in a 'respectful' way. Find out more.
Gambian police have fired tear gas to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe as protesters took to the streets outside the capital Banjul to contest the re-election of President Adama Barrow.Hundreds of protesters had gathered in the community of Serekunda, 12km from Banjul, the day after Darboe and two other candidates said they would not accept Barrow's resounding win in Saturday's election.
ShutterstockCarbon capture and storage (CCS) has been touted, again and again, as one of the critical technologies that could help Australia reach its climate targets, and features heavily in the federal government’s plan for net-zero emissions by 2050. CCS is generally when emissions are captured at the source, such as from a coal-fired power station, trucked to a remote location and stored underground. But critics say investing in CCS means betting on technology that’s not yet proven to work a
Ambulance Victoria staff are fighting their terminations over a failure to comply with the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandates.Unvaccinated staff, including 25 paramedics, were notified this week their employment with Ambulance Victoria would end.
South Australian authorities remain "cautiously optimistic" the state's borders can remain open despite ongoing concern with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says.The state's transition committee met on Tuesday and Mr Stevens says it is still waiting on more information related to the impact of the new strain.
"Everyone is equal before the law," warned a Federal Court judge in rejecting Peter Dutton's claim for indemnity costs against a Twitter user he sued in the "expensive" forum.The defence minister sued refugee advocate Shane Bazzi for defamation and was awarded $35,000 in damages following a six-word tweet in February that said Mr Dutton "is a rape apologist".
Three new cases of COVID-19 linked to the Omicron variant have been detected in the ACT.It takes the number of Omicron cases in the national capital to five.
Natalia Cano, 20, says food and beverages now smell like "rotting flesh". Watch her tearful TikTok video here.
Laws requiring workers in aged care and some in construction to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 remain valid in NSW after an urgent appeal was rejected.Sydney construction worker Al-Munir Kassam and Byron Bay aged care worker Natasha Henry had their case rejected again by Court of Appeal President Justice Andrew Bell, and Justices Anthony Meagher and Mark Leeming on Wednesday.