Palmer slams Qld govt over ailing refinery
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Palmer slams Qld govt over ailing refinery
Residents are being told to prepare to take shelter as the rain pours in parts of Victoria. Read the latest here.
Australia's religious leaders have called for the release of asylum seekers in detention following the Novak Djokovic controversy.The star tennis player, who arrived to compete in the Australian Open, was detained by immigration authorities in Melbourne's Park Hotel and deported a fortnight ago after failing to meet the country's vaccination requirements for international visitors.
Emergency measures have been activated in South Australia as the state braces for more inland flooding after recent rains cut food supply lines to the Northern Territory and Western Australia.Roads and rail lines to both states remain underwater in parts leading to diminishing stocks of fresh food and meat in the NT and some processed foods in WA.
McDonald's ended 2021 on a high note with US customers spending more and fewer restaurant closures in Europe from coronavirus restrictions.But higher costs for food and labour weighed on profits and the company said it expects that pressure to continue this year.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has "not raised any issue" about his awkward encounter with former Australian of the Year Grace Tame at The Lodge earlier this week.Ms Tame stood stony faced during a photograph with the prime minister and appeared reluctant to shake his hand at a morning tea for Australian of the Year finalists.
Nearly a quarter of Australians have little to no knowledge about the Holocaust, the genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime that killed some six million Jews during the Second World War.That's despite Australia having one of the largest per capita number of Holocaust survivors in the world.
He had complained of hernia pain for about a decade but once the 67-year-old had surgery, doctors made an amazing discovery. WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson played no part in authorising the removal of animals from Kabul during the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan last year, and emails suggesting he did are wrong, a minister says.Johnson, whose premiership is under immense pressure over allegations of parties at his Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns, has dismissed as nonsense accusations that he intervened to ensure the safety of the Nowzad rescue charity's animals run by ex-British soldier
A young woman who died while swimming at a popular gorge in northern Tasmania was a 22-year-old from interstate.Her body was found at Cataract Gorge in Launceston on Wednesday afternoon after she went missing while swimming with friends and family the previous day.
One of Australia's largest mutual banks has been recognised for its new digital bank for essential workers.Teachers Mutual Bank and its offshoot Hiver are among those found to be improving their communities, according to a worldwide survey by the Global Alliance for Banking Values released on Thursday.
Russia has sent its strongest signal so far that it is willing to engage with US security proposals and reiterated it does not want war over Ukraine."If it depends on Russia, then there will be no war.
Five new lion cubs have been born at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park providing a boost to the threatened species.Eight-year-old lioness Husani gave birth on Monday with the cubs and their mum doing well.
shutterstockA trip into central Australia involves packing your 4WD to the brim with survival gear, water and food. Yet fish have managed to persist in that parched landscape for thousands of years – how do they do it? We at the Flinders Molecular Ecology Lab went about finding out. Our recent research examined rainbowfish in Australia, to discover how they hold onto life in isolated pockets of water in the desert. Pockets of water in the desert can only hold small fish populations. A small popu
The last surviving member of iconic pop band the Bee Gees has been honoured along with five other non-citizens who have received medals for bettering the nation.Barry Gibb, 75, was named an honorary Companion of the Order of Australia on Thursday.
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
A frustrated Brad Hazzard has criticised Aussies who are hesitant to get the Covid booster shot for “wasting” health resources.The NSW health minister pleaded with the public on Thursday, saying 100,000 appointments had gone to waste last week. Source: ABC
A Melbourne-based group has been chosen to redevelop an old gasworks site in Adelaide, with the $459 million plan expected to generate up to 1000 ongoing jobs.South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says the MAB Corporation has been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire, remediate and develop the 5.
Australia's federal budget outcome for the first half of the financial year has come in $24.5 billion better than predicted in May.
Victoria is rushing to get children vaccinated before school returns, as COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations continue to stabilise.The state recorded 15 deaths and 13,755 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, including 6130 from PCR tests and 7625 from rapid antigen tests.
British and Australian navy ships have arrived in Tonga to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore, to avoid spreading COVID-19 in a nation which has never had an outbreak.The danger of spreading the disease was underscored when nearly two dozen sailors aboard the Australian ship HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising fears they could bring the coronavirus to the small Pacific archipelago devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan.