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New online safety measures to protect Australians on the internet will come into force this weekend, giving the national regulator more powers to take action against abuse.From Sunday, the eSafety commissioner will be able to compel tech companies to consistently report how they are responding to online harm.
Premier Mark McGowan's decision to keep Western Australia's borders closed indefinitely has been labelled a failure of leadership as thousands of flights are cancelled in response.West Australians face being trapped indefinitely within their own state after the premier broke his promise to resume travel next month.
Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics.
The state has reported a concerning 186 Covid deaths since Monday. Find out more.
GettyImagesA geopolitical earthquake could begin within weeks. As a string of bilateral crisis talks predictably falter, further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine seems all too probable. If this comes to pass, the shock waves will likely be fast, wide and highly disruptive, potentially activating “tripwires” in the global security environment far beyond the edge of Europe. Aotearoa New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the rolling consequences of a protracted
Four people have been arrested after allegedly snatching a four-year-old girl from a Sydney street and going on the run with her for two hours.Police were called after the child was taken from outside a property in Stanhope Gardens, in the city's northwest, about 12.
A man has been charged by West Australian police with allegedly detonating a homemade bomb on a busy street in Perth's inner-north.Police say the improvised explosive device was ignited in an area between two restaurants on Newcastle Street in Leederville about 1.
The Omicron wave gripping Victoria is costing its economy $30 million a week, a fraction of the losses felt by the state during last year's sixth lockdown.Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday revealed the Victorian economy is faring much better in the so-called "shadow lockdown" than it did amid the previous Delta wave.
A trove of leaked photos have revealed what's inside the decadent getaway known as the Putin Palace. See them here.
Tributes continue to pour in for Bella Canfield just days after she was hit by a car outside of her home in Victoria.
The 21-year-old woke up to find the doctor asleep across from her after he allegedly gave her sleeping pills. Find out more.
Austrian MPs have passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory while authorities in France and Israel have announced an easing of pandemic restrictions.Lawmakers in Austria's lower house of parliament voted 137 to 33 to approve the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over from February 1.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has likened claims rapid antigen tests were being requisitioned to the Commonwealth to a scam, as police lead a new crackdown on price gouging for the tests.Mr Hunt slapped down allegations rapid tests were being diverted from the Queensland government or from businesses.
Justin Stein has been charged with murdering Charlise Mutten. His mum has spoken about her son as he prepares to face court.
A speeding motorcyclist has died on live television after he rode into the path of an oncoming car.
Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany's best actors, has died aged 93.His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said on Thursday that Kruger died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Wednesday in California, where he lived with his third wife, American-born writer Anita Park.
Stocks on the Australian market had their second-steepest fall of the year as investors brace for news next week of the path to higher global interest rates.27 per cent on Friday and some of the biggest categories such as materials and healthcare were among the chief losers.
Four people have been charged over the alleged abduction of a child in Sydney's northwest.Officers from Riverstone Police Area Command were called to Midlands Terrace, Stanhope Gardens about 12.
A 57-year-old Tongan man who says he was in the water for around 27 hours after being swept out to sea during Saturday's devastating tsunami has been hailed a 'real life Aquaman'.The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on Saturday killed at least three people, sent tsunami waves rolling across the archipelago, damaging villages, resorts and many buildings and knocked out communications for the nation of about 105,000 people.
Peru has declared an environmental emergency after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga.President Pedro Castillo said a committee will be formed to propose ways of dealing with the crisis, in keeping with national policies aimed at protecting the environment.