Terror laws being beefed up: Dutton
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Terror laws being beefed up: Dutton
A teenager who stabbed an unarmed Melbourne man to death in an attack described as a "wildly disproportionate reaction" will likely serve out his sentence at a youth justice centre.Lindim Aliti, 19, on Wednesday faced the Victorian Supreme Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 20-year-old Thomas Tran in a fight at Oakleigh in June last year.
Thousands of Victorians were unjustly and inhumanely denied a COVID-19 border exemption to return from NSW to farewell dying loved ones, get medical care or start jobs, says Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass.Of 33,252 applications to the Department of Health permit scheme from July 9 to September 14, when the probe was launched, only eight per cent were granted.
A South Australian woman convicted of taking steps to join terror group Islamic State has learnt a "very salutary lesson" after spending time in jail and almost two years under a strict control order, the Federal Court has been told.In a hearing on Tuesday, counsel Dominic Agresta said any ongoing risk posed by Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was low and any manifestation of that risk, such as relapsing and viewing extremist material online, was equally low.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he can barely contain his excitement a day ahead of blasting off to the International Space Station in a prelude to a trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX planned in 2023.The 46-year-old fashion magnate and art collector has been training at a space centre outside Moscow in recent months before becoming the first space tourist to travel to the ISS in more than a decade.
The emergence of the Omicron variant should be a 'wake up call' to the world, with a stark warning that unless a major shift occurs, we will see 'wave after wave' of variants. Read more.
Gambian police have fired tear gas to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe as protesters took to the streets outside the capital Banjul to contest the re-election of President Adama Barrow.Hundreds of protesters had gathered in the community of Serekunda, 12km from Banjul, the day after Darboe and two other candidates said they would not accept Barrow's resounding win in Saturday's election.
One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats.In excerpts released before a speech on Monday, Professor Sarah Gilbert says the scientific advances made in fighting deadly viruses "must not be lost" because of the cost of fighting the current pandemic.
NSW Police have released video of a man running with a jerry can as they make a renewed appeal for information regarding the death of 22-year-old Mejed Derbas whose body was found in a burnt out car earlier this year.
The Reserve Bank does not believe the emergence of Omicron will derail the economic recovery as Australians more broadly look set to spend big in the run-up to Christmas.But the International Monetary Fund believes uncertainty around the economic outlook remains high, warning renewed domestic virus outbreaks would pose downside risks to economic growth.
A family has helped two teens attacked by a shark at Ocean Grove in Victoria. Sourcve: Today / Channel 9
Ambulance Victoria staff are fighting their terminations over a failure to comply with the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandates.Unvaccinated staff, including 25 paramedics, were notified this week their employment with Ambulance Victoria would end.
South Australian authorities remain "cautiously optimistic" the state's borders can remain open despite ongoing concern with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says.The state's transition committee met on Tuesday and Mr Stevens says it is still waiting on more information related to the impact of the new strain.
Australia could be in for a monster mozzie season but experts say there's plenty people can do to limit the spread of invasive species that carry nasty diseases.The La Nina weather pattern has already caused floods in parts of Queensland and NSW in recent weeks and the Bureau of Meteorology says much of the country will likely have a wetter than average summer.
Cigarette butts are the most littered object in Australia and researchers are proposing a new strategy to tackle the problem. Find out their plan.
ShutterstockCarbon capture and storage (CCS) has been touted, again and again, as one of the critical technologies that could help Australia reach its climate targets, and features heavily in the federal government’s plan for net-zero emissions by 2050. CCS is generally when emissions are captured at the source, such as from a coal-fired power station, trucked to a remote location and stored underground. But critics say investing in CCS means betting on technology that’s not yet proven to work a
Three new cases of COVID-19 linked to the Omicron variant have been detected in the ACT.It takes the number of Omicron cases in the national capital to five.
Cryptocurrency has gone "mainstream" in Australia and more women are having a punt, according to a survey by a leading exchange.8 per cent) say they own or have owned cryptocurrency, the 2021 Independent Reserve Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI) released on Tuesday found.
The Liberal Party hasn't done a great job encouraging women to throw their hat in the political ring, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet admits.He wants more women to enter state politics, and has also taken aim at the federal government's "slow" approach to the issue.
The dog didn't seem to listen, then they realised their chihuahua was more of a Chico than a Max. Find out how they made the bizarre discovery.
It's been dubbed 'the most dangerous election tactic in Australian history'. But could it work for the Scott Morrison government?