SA premier announces blackout inquiry
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SA premier announces blackout inquiry
Residents are being told to prepare to take shelter as the rain pours in parts of Victoria. Read the latest here.
A cross-party parliamentary committee says the government has not allowed enough scrutiny of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 pandemic spending and some health measures.
A riot among inmates at a prison in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Colima has left nine prisoners dead and seven injured.The Public Safety Department said the riot on Tuesday originated in a fight between two rival groups of inmates in a cell block.
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.
Nine Senegalese soldiers in the regional west African force in Gambia are missing following clashes with rebels, the Senegalese army says.The clash between the Senegalese troops and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance rebels took place south of Bwiam in Gambia near the border with Senegal, the army said in a statement.
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.
The World Health Organisation says there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began.The number of deaths was largely unchanged, at more than 50,000.
Author provided.On the Australia Day weekend in 1952, a group of die-hard film buffs put on a film festival. They had selected the leafy hills of Olinda in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges for the event. They expected 80 people – but more than 600 turned up! In the 1950s, very few Australian films were being made. Those that were produced were largely documentaries, with narrative features extremely rare. Despite this, an avid film culture flourished through local film societies. Australian film buff
Victoria has recorded one of its highest daily death tolls of the pandemic, after 35 people died with COVID-19.The state posted 13,507 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 6533 from PCR tests and 6974 from rapid antigen tests.
Former Gold Coast Titans star Michael Gordon's cocaine possession and supply case has been adjourned for six months in a northern NSW court.The 38-year-old's case was set down for a hearing at the Murwillumbah Local Court, in northern NSW, on Thursday morning.
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.
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.
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.
Lottery officials are faced with a rare occurrence after two winners shared Tuesday's Division One prize. Find out more.
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.
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
ShutterstockAs the start of a new school year looms, school uniforms are being dusted off or new ones bought. At the same time, age-old debates about the pros and cons of school uniforms are being dusted off, too. But questions about practicality, cost or conformity tend to overshadow the bigger underlying issue of how uniforms – and rules about wearing them – actually affect educational outcomes. In other words, does wearing (or not wearing) a uniform contribute to students being mentally well,
Social media has been labelled "the perfect petri dish" for eating disorders, with support groups demanding companies clean up their platforms.A federal parliamentary inquiry into social media and online safety has heard from the Butterfly Foundation and Eating Disorders Families Australia about dangers posed by popular apps.
Find out how the office supply store is attempting to put end to fraudulent vaccination certificates.
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.