New data will shed some light on the resilience of consumers as interest rate hikes and cost of living pressures erode spending power.On Tuesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release retail trade data for the typically busy shopping month of December.
NSW public schools would receive 95 per cent of their needs-based funding two years earlier than planned under a $400 million Labor election pledge.The opposition says the funding injection and a promise to eventually hit 100 per cent of the resourcing standard will end historic underfunding of public schools, improve student outcomes and end chronic teacher shortages.
Getty ImagesWe’ve built our cities to be vulnerable to – and exacerbate – major weather events such as the one we saw in Auckland on Friday. While almost no city in the world could fully escape the effects of four months’ worth of rain in 24 hours, there are many things that could have been done to avoid some of the worst impacts. Buildings, streets and car parks are all impermeable surfaces. When it rains, the water rushes off these surfaces and into gutters. From the gutters, the water drains
A man has drowned and two others have been taken to hospital after being rescued from the water at a Sydney beach.The three men were swimming with friends at Shelly Beach in Cronulla when they got into difficulty in the sea.
The specialised police unit that included the five Memphis officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols has been disbanded as protests continue across the United States following the release of harrowing video of the attack.The department said in a statement on Saturday it was permanently deactivating the Scorpion unit after the police chief spoke with members of Nichols' family, community leaders and other officers.
The man who carried out a pepper-spray attack on a US Capitol Police officer who died the day after the 2021 riot was sentenced to 80 months in prison on Friday with credit for time already served in pre-trial detention.Julian Khater, 32, who admitted in a guilty plea he had used the pepper spray against Officer Brian Sicknick and at least two other officers, told US District Judge Thomas Hogan the rash actions he took that day were not in his nature, and he wishes he could take them back.
For many, the cloud is an obscure, ethereal place to send files when they run out of space on their phone or laptop.But all of that information goes to a physical site - a data centre where thousands of servers work around the clock to store and manage content.
NSW domestic violence victims will have easier access to housing through concessions on stamp duty and rental bond loans if the Perrottet government is re-elected.At the same time, Labor has pledged to build a domestic violence support centre in Sydney's southwest for migrant and refugee women.
New Zealand's death toll from heavy rain has risen to four as flash floods and landslides on the north island continued for a third day.Battered since Friday, Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, remained under a state of emergency.
The city of Memphis has released graphic video footage of the violent encounter between Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and the five police officers charged with murder in his beating death after a traffic stop.One video clip shows officers dragging Nichols from the driver's seat of his car as he yells, "Damn, I didn't do anything .
Green energy backers have drawn up a road map for Australia to become a global leader in zero-emissions trade and investment.The Albanese government wants Australia to become a global energy superpower, but the private sector will be needed to bankroll changes in electricity, industry and services.