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Australians seeking power price relief for Christmas will be eager to hear the outcomes from a key energy meeting between federal, state and territory leaders.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will meet virtually with premiers and chief ministers for national cabinet on Friday to discuss how to ease pressures on households struggling with soaring energy costs.
A local doctor wheeled out by NSW Labor to run in a key Sydney seat has withdrawn his candidacy.Ryde doctor Francisco Valencia was until Thursday Labor's candidate for the state electorate of Ryde in the upcoming NSW election.
German authorities expect further arrests in the coming days as they investigate a far-right group prosecutors say was preparing to overthrow the state and install a former member of a German royal family as national leader.A former parliamentary lawmaker from the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) was also among those detained, according to German prosecutors.
Australia's political leaders have not yet reached a decision to cap coal and gas prices but "temporary" interventions are on the table.Energy Minister Chris Bowen has met with state and territory counterparts to discuss long-term strategies to drive down power prices and the next steps in Australia's transition to renewables.
Tightly wrapped human remains have been discovered by cleaners under a Brisbane unit complex, sparking a police investigation.The body was found partially buried in a locked area behind a wall at the Alderley Avenue building in Brisbane's north on Wednesday morning, police said.
Neil Brooks is set to learn next year whether multimillion-dollar business fraud charges levelled against the Olympic swimming champ and his wife will be dropped.It is alleged they made dishonest representations to induce Glenn Melcheck and his wife to pay $2 million and buy 50 per cent of the Brooks' sports merchandise company before it failed months later in 2008.
Raising the age of criminal responsibility will be high on the agenda as attorneys-general from across Australia meet for the second time this year.Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will on Friday meet with his state and territory counterparts to discuss Australia's justice system and potential areas of reforms, particularly regarding the age of criminal responsibility.
Welfare officers at Tasmania Police lacked knowledge and understanding about post-traumatic stress disorder, the former partner of a sergeant who took his own life has told an inquest.The death of much-loved Sergeant Robert Cooke, 49, in 2020 is one of four police officer suicides being examined by the inquest.
Flood-affected tourism operators along the Murray River are open for business and want to spread the word to holiday-makers.At Echuca on the Victorian-NSW border, Campaspe Lodge owner David Connally said businesses were facing cancellations and trepidation from tourists.
George "Johnny" Johnson, the last known survivor of Britain's World War II "Dambusters" bombing raid on German infrastructure, has died at the age of 101.The PA news agency said Johnson died peacefully at a care home in the Bristol area of southwest England on Wednesday night.
A comprehensive analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on fatality rates has found there were 15,400 "excess deaths" across Australia in the first eight months of 2022, or 13 per cent more than predicted.The measure captures not only confirmed virus deaths but those incorrectly diagnosed and reported, and those from other causes attributable to the crisis such as health systems being overwhelmed, resources being diverted or fewer people seeking treatment.
Michael Reynolds/EPA/AAPForeign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington, DC, on December 6. While there is notable continuity with last year’s agenda, this year’s AUSMIN clearly bears the Albanese government’s foreign and defence policy imprint – one that has a receptive audience in the Biden administration. Wi
Russian forces are pressing forward with air and ground attacks on several settlements in eastern Ukraine, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated seizing territory during the nine-month war.Near the city of Lysychansk, Russia deployed more troops to try to capture the village of Bilohorivka, Ukraine's governor of the region said, while a commander in another heavily fought-over settlement described an intensifying Russian air offensive.
Nepal is facing fresh political uncertainty after a vote count of the general elections held last month delivered a hung parliament, leaving the ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress two seats short of a majority.Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's NC emerged as the largest party with 89 out of a total of 275 seats in the federal parliament while the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) came a close second with 78 seats, Election Commission figures showed on Wedne
Everyday discrimination could make up as much of half the burden of psychological distress among Indigenous people.In one of the first studies of its kind, Australian National University researchers have found 30 per cent of Indigenous adults experience high levels of psychological distress compared to 13 per cent of non-Indigenous adults.
Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon's $US9 billion ($A13 billion) contract to build its cloud computing network.The move was announced a year after accusations of politicisation over the previously announced contract and a protracted legal battle resulted in the military starting over in its award process.
Kane Minion was mauled to death by two dogs at a Queensland property on Saturday.
Gracie Piscopo had remained quiet since the father of her young son, Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, was charged with killing his mum. See what she has now had to say.
Martin Hunter/AAPThis is an edited extract from Freedom, Only Freedom: The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani. Two of my grandparents were Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to Australia as displaced people, refugees or stateless – in the words they chose to use in their landing documents and naturalisation applications. I thus find myself drawn to thinking about Behrouz Boochani’s project of writing the histories of Manus Prison as being part of the same project of history-writing as the writ
The local bourse has suffered a day of losses amid fears about the economic outlook and even nuclear war, with oil prices plunging on concerns of reduced demand even as China relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index finished Thursday down 53.