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Australia will bankroll research into ultra low-cost solar panels to slash the price of uptake and cut carbon emissions.The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics will train more graduates and hire more researchers using the $45 million Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant announced on Friday.
Ukraine has signalled its troops are withdrawing from the city of Sievierodonetsk, scene of weeks of heavy fighting, a move that would be a significant setback in its struggle to defeat Russian forces.Provincial governor Serhiy Gaidai said troops in the city had already received the order to move to new positions, but he did not indicate whether they had already done so or where exactly they were going.
The mangled luxury car was found abandoned on the highway but the driver remains a mystery for police despite the value of the vehicle. Find out more.
Synthetic alternatives are replacing natural lawns. Source: Reuters
A cinema's 'warning' to parents about a one-second scene in the new Lightyear movie has infuriated social media users. Find out more.
Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers have reported.On December 8, 2020, a retired shop clerk in England received the first shot in what would become a global vaccination campaign.
A former top-ranking NSW public servant has been named to helm a departmental probe into the controversial appointment of John Barilaro as the state's US trade commissioner.The former NSW Nationals leader has been blocked from starting the $500,000 a year post he created as trade minister until a parliamentary inquiry examines the circumstances of the appointment, with its first hearing on Wednesday.
Thousands of Qantas staff could be given bonuses to share in an expected return to profit, but the airline has flagged fare increases to cover rising costs.Chief executive Alan Joyce on Friday said the national carrier's fuel bill would be $1.
He beat 3000 other dogs, who were graded on appearance, temperament, size and coat. Source: Reuters
Australia is not in a wage price spiral at the moment because real wages are running behind inflation, the employment minister says.Tony Burke does not believe a decision by the Fair Work Commission to lift the minimum wage by 5.
Queensland taxpayers have spent at least $75,605 on a legal case involving the corruption watchdog and former Labor deputy premier and treasurer Jackie Trad.Ms Trad is in a legal battle with the Crime and Corruption Commission to stop it releasing a report into allegations she interfered in the recruitment of under-treasurer Frankie Carroll in 2019.
More time behind bars is not the silver bullet to stop Queensland children committing serious crimes, the head of the state's Youth Justice Taskforce says.The issue has been highly politicised in the state following the deaths of a young couple and their unborn child, killed last year by a 17-year-old driving a stolen car.
The Australian Defence Force is considering recruits with "marginally higher" psychological risk indicators to fill the gaps left by departing members, an inquiry has heard.The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was told there's been an increase in the number of departing members - or separation rates - across the force on a rolling 12-month basis to May 2022.
Two Victorian government ministers have been promoted to lead high profile portfolios as part of a pre-election cabinet shake-up after the departure of four senior frontbenchers.Deputy Premier James Merlino, Health Minister Martin Foley, Police Minister Lisa Neville and Sports Minister Martin Pakula revealed they would not recontest their seats in November and immediately step down from cabinet on Friday morning.
Five naked and intoxicated students walking back to their university late at night were threatened by a man with a pistol and hit with a piece of wood.In jailing their assailant in the Wagga Wagga District Court on Friday, Judge Gordon Lerve said the ordeal must have been terrifying for each of the Charles Sturt University victims.
The toddler suffered from a respiratory illness believed to be RSV, which is currently affecting thousands of children. Source: Channel 9 / Today
Articles reporting that NRL fan Mina Greiss spat at the rape victim of former player Jarryd Hayne were true and not defamatory, Seven Network has said.In a defence to a Federal Court defamation suit, Seven denies that two 7News articles written in May last year and a related tweet by journalist Leonie Ryan injured Mr Greiss' character or reputation or caused him any harm or embarrassment.
With synthetic lawns set to replace grass across an iconic US city, an Australian expert has raised several concerns residents should be worried about.
Russia has launched artillery and air strikes on the Ukrainian twin cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, hitting a chemical plant where hundreds of civilians are trapped.Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Luhansk region, said Russian forces attacked Sievierodentsk's industrial zone on Friday and also attempted to enter and blockade Lysychansk.
Victoria's Labor government has unveiled its frontbench for the November state election and crowned a new deputy premier.Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan will replace James Merlino as deputy premier, after he was one of four senior Labor ministers to announce their retirement and step down from cabinet on Friday.