NSW train commuters could be travelling for free as the rail union revives a plan to indefinitely deactivate Opal card readers.Rail workers will vote on whether to shut down Opal readers at train stations after that plan was withdrawn when the government threatened legal action earlier this month.
New Zealand has offered in-principle support to an ambitious climate change treaty championed by Vanuatu which aims to phase out fossil fuels.Vanuatu President Nikenike Vurobaravu issued an emotional rallying call at the United Nations on Saturday (AEST), asking fellow nations to develop and commit to a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty.
A singer says she had to perform for tourists in Phuket after Jetstar cancelled her flight and left her stranded. Find out what happened.
After her tweet caused an uproar, Pauline Hanson doubled down on her rhetoric, resulting in one of her colleagues calling her a scumbag. Read more.
New home building is likely to remain subdued until 2026 due to high interest rates, soaring inflation and ongoing labour and material shortages.Master Builders Australia (MBA) has downgraded forecasts for the residential construction sector made earlier in the year to reflect ongoing inflationary pressures and labour shortages.
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An Aussie man will think twice about his next order after making an unpleasant discovery in his beverage. Find out what it
Jury selection has begun in the trial of the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy, one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan.Amid complaints by lawyers for Stewart Rhodes and the others that they cannot get a fair jury in Washington, the judge began winnowing the pool of potential jurors who will decide the fate of the first January 6 defendants to stand trial on the rare Civil War-era charge.
Dutch cycling star Mathieu van der Poel will attempt to overturn a conviction for assaulting two girls in a Sydney hotel the night before the men's world championship road raceThe Tour de France stage winner was arrested hours before Sunday's race in Wollongong where the 27-year-old was one of the title favourites.He had confronted two girls - grabbing one on the arm and pushing the other - after he says the girls repeatedly knocked on his hotel door on Saturday night and ran away.
Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast have boarded up homes, packed up their vehicles and headed for higher ground as Hurricane Ian drew near, threatening to bring a deadly storm surge and more than 30 centimetres of rain to some areas.Ian churned across the southeastern edge of the Gulf of Mexico headed for Florida after slamming into Cuba earlier in the day, leaving the entire country without power, forcing mass evacuations and swamping fishing villages.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has a new chair and for the first time it is a disabled person – former paralympian Kurt Fearnley. His appointment, along with that of two new directors, Graeme Innes (former disability discrimination commissioner) and Maryanne Diamond (Australian Network on Disability board member), brings the number of people with disability on the board to five. But will these appointments go far enough in terms of helping to reset the scheme and restore it to i
AP Photo/Michael SohnOnce again, Iran is in the midst of political upheaval and civil unrest. The latest protests, triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police, follow several other protests that have occurred in Iran over recent years. So what is new about this latest round of demonstrations? Here are three key ways these protests are different. Read more: Iran protest at enforced hijab sparks online debate and feminist calls for action across Arab w
NSW's opposition and the unions have slammed a proposed shake up of the state's public schools that could see some expert teachers being paid up to $180,000 a year.A NSW government discussion paper released on Wednesday lays out a plan which would limit the most substantial pay packets to expert teachers.
Britain will gradually see coins, banknotes and stamps bearing the image of King Charles, while the new monarch's cypher will also appear on government buildings and red mail pillar boxes.As the country begins adapting to its first new head of state for 70 years, the makers of its currency and stamps said they would begin the slow process of switching from using an image of the late Queen Elizabeth to the new king.
The Sydney Opera House will celebrate its 50th year in style - with more than 230 performances spread out over twelve months at Australia's most-visited tourist attraction.Major Australian and international artists will take centre stage at the World Heritage listed architectural wonder on the Sydney Harbour foreshore for the year-long festival.
The International Monetary Fund has openly criticised Britain's new economic strategy following another slide in bond markets that forced the Bank of England to promise a "significant" response to stabilise the economy.Pressure piled on new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng to reassess his policy, which unleashed turmoil in financial markets as leading economists, investors and executives said that rock-bottom investor confidence would recover only if the plan was scrapped.
Ukrainian and Russian forces are locked in heavy fighting in different parts of Ukraine as Russian-organised referendums draw to a close in four regions Moscow hopes to annex.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the Donetsk region in the east remained his country's - and Russia's - top strategic priority, with fighting engulfing several towns as Russian troops try to advance to the south and west.
Southeast Queensland's water supplier will back-pay staff more than $7 million after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found hundreds of its employees were underpaid over many years.Seqwater has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the ombudsman.
An 'unacceptable' letter left by a Sydney neighbour about children making noise has generated mixed opinions. Find out what happened.
Stronger measures to heal the ozone layer and reduce harmful emissions have been introduced to parliament.Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the proposal would modernise and streamline current laws which manage synthetic emissions that affect the world's ozone layer.