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Ex-servicemen who last saw battle half a century ago were the only voices being heard on critical policy decisions while younger veterans who had fought "very different wars" were being ignored.Sunshine Coast Young Veterans president, Peter Kennedy, has told a royal commission that Vietnam veterans were the only ex-servicemen organisations that had a seat on the national Ex-Service Organisations Round Table.
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.
ShutterstockMost Australians are counting down to a festive season with newfound freedom surrounded by family and friends. Meanwhile, front-line health workers are bracing for a potential summer surge in COVID cases and hospitalisations. They’re also concerned about the potential impact of the new Omicron variant. A summer surge would put even more pressure on health workers who, as our research shows, are already experiencing high levels of distress. While the bulk of the responsibility for add
It's been dubbed 'the most dangerous election tactic in Australian history'. But could it work for the Scott Morrison government?
Soldiers have reportedly burnt alive 11 villagers including six teenagers in northwestern Myanmar, according to eyewitnesses and local media reports.Images of the burned bodies with hands tied behind their backs were seen amongst the smoke in videos and photos which went viral on social media on Wednesday.
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.
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.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:* There have been 39,750,841 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Monday, including 86,870 in the previous 24 hours.* Of the total, 23,651,696 have been administered by the Commonwealth, an increase of 60,958 on the previous 24 hours.
Natalia Cano, 20, says food and beverages now smell like "rotting flesh". Watch her tearful TikTok video here.
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.
Queensland authorities have refused to investigate the allegations and Adani says it is working in a 'respectful' way. Find out more.
For many, inheritances are symbolic of an ever-increasing wealth gap that sees the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, but new research shows they may actually be reducing inequality.The amount of wealth transferred through inheritances and gifts in Australia has more than doubled since 2002, with $1.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Residents from a Melbourne aged care home struck by COVID-19 appeared malnourished, dehydrated and "barely conscious" after being transferred to a hospital, an inquest has been told.Outbreak managers replaced the entire St Basil's Home for the Aged staff with an emergency workforce on July 22 last year, during Melbourne's second wave.