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Macau has reported 89 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total to more than 900 infections since mid-June as authorities in the world's biggest gambling hub race to contain its largest outbreak since the pandemic began.More than 13,000 people are under quarantine in the Chinese special administrative region, which has effectively shut down to limit the spread of the virus.
Mick Tsikas/AAPAgain, thousands of residents in Western Sydney face a life-threatening flood disaster. At the time of writing, evacuation orders spanned southwest and northwest Sydney and residents of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley were being warned the crisis was escalating. It’s just over a year since the region’s long-suffering residents lived through one of the largest flood events in recent history. And of course, earlier this year floods devastated the Northern NSW town of Lismore. Right now
The nation's energy and resources sector is looking at back-to-back record years, helping to fuel a budget recovery after the financial fallout from COVID-19.The latest Resources and Energy Quarterly, issued by the federal government, show 2021/22 was a record year for export earnings for the sector.
Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the bravery of Ukrainians as he used a trip to Kyiv to promise an extra $100 million in military aid.The prime minister visited the towns of Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel near the capital on Sunday, under very tight security, before meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv.
A Queensland anti-drink driving advocate is calling on her mayor to quit after she crashed a council car while allegedly under the influence.Redland Mayor Karen Williams has taken unpaid leave as she prepares to face drink driving charges in court next month.
Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen has scored a breathtaking photo-finish win for Australian outfit Team BikeExchange on the third stage of the Tour de France.Belgian Wout van Aert maintained his yellow jersey but had to give best as fractional runner-up in Sunday's race, with third-placed Jasper Philipsen and fourth-placed Peter Sagan also pipped by Dutchman Groenewegen in a thrilling blanket finish.
With rain continuing to pummel communities across NSW on Monday, the SES warns flooding will be worse than in 2021. Find out the latest on the emergency.
Savvy Coles customers have managed to save hundreds of dollars at the checkout. Find out how they did it.
A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities say.Akron police released video on Sunday of the pursuit and killing of Jayland Walker, 25.
High-profile Australian duo Rohan Browning and Kelsey-Lee Barber have produced hugely encouraging performances in their last hit-outs before the world athletics championships in Oregon.Sprint star Browning has clocked 10.
Australia's first truth-telling commission wants two more years to deliver its final report, as it moves to focus on modern injustices perpetrated against Indigenous people.To mark NAIDOC Week, the Yoorrook Justice Commission's interim report was tabled in Victorian parliament on Monday after it met with 174 local elders across the state and another seven in Melbourne-based public hearings in recent months.
Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely killed by unintentional gunfire from Israeli positions but independent investigators could not reach a definitive conclusion about the origin of the bullet that struck her, the US State Department says.Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 during an Israeli raid in the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
Queensland miners will snub the state government's launch of its industry plan after a hike in coal taxes, while environmental groups plan to attend in protest.Miners have been paying more royalties on each tonne of coal sold for more than $175 since the start of the new financial year on Friday.
Tasmania has launched a review into how a pedophile nurse had worked in a children's ward of Launceston General Hospital amid harrowing evidence from victims at an inquiry.Premier Jeremy Rockliff on Sunday said the state government will establish a Child Safe Governance Review of the hospital and its human resources, to focus on the handling of serious misconduct such as institutional child sexual abuse.
The Greens have urged the South Australian government to introduce a tax on vacant residential properties after reports thousands are empty across the state.Amid the current rental and housing crisis, census data suggests about 84,000 are lying vacant.
Western Australia's government has introduced a package of reforms to crack down on councillors behaving badly.The changes to the Local Government Act will be the most significant in its more than 25-year-history, the state government says.
A cunning husband infatuated with his teenage lover and babysitter laid out a number of dominoes leading to the murder of Lynette Dawson in 1982, a judge has been told.In the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday, crown prosecutor Craig Everson SC argued that Christopher Michael Dawson, now 73, had killed his wife on January 8 or 9, 1982 after numerous attempts to start a relationship with his former high school student, known as JC, had failed.
Senior Liberals have suggested quotas for female representation could be part of a suite of measures to make the party more competitive at the next election.Former defence minister Linda Reynolds and former home affairs minister Karen Andrews said greater gender parity would be a way of restoring voter confidence.
Tracker Nat, holding his hat on the far left, with Paul Hasluck standing next to him, holding Nat's shield in this picture from 1958. National Archives of Australia. NAA: A1200, L28199. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and images of deceased people. On June 5 1960, the Darwin paper The Sunday Mirror reported: A tribal painter, said to be more famous than the late Albert Namatjira, has just died at Warrabri welfare settlement, near Tennant Cree
The NSW government is overfunding well-off private schools by hundreds of millions of dollars while underfunding the state's public schools by billions per year, according to a new report.The NSW Teachers Federation-commissioned report estimates the state government will overfund private schools by around $850 million in the five-year period from 2019 to 2023.