Nickel refinery death could be imminent
Nickel refinery death could be imminent
ShutterstockBy the end of 2023, eligible people in all Australian states will be able to apply for voluntary assisted dying as the final three states’ laws will become operational this year. This year began with Queensland’s voluntary assisted dying law commencing operation on January 1. South Australia is to follow shortly, on January 31, with the New South Wales law to commence on November 28. These states join Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania, whose laws have been operating for more t
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the situation at the front remains "extremely acute," particularly in the eastern Donetsk region where Russia is stepping up an offensive.Zelenskiy reported major battles for Vuhledar, to the southwest of Donetsk, and Bakhmut, to the northeast.
Authors and publishers will be paid when libraries hold their e-books and audiobooks as part of the federal government's upcoming national cultural policy.9 million move extends Australia's existing lending rights schemes to include digital content, making it one of a handful of countries in the world to include them.
The body of a missing Queensland mother has been uncovered in the back of a car hours after her son was charged over her disappearance.
Social media influencers who mislead their followers are facing a crackdown from the consumer watchdog as part of a push for more transparency.More than 100 influencers have been identified for investigation after tip-offs to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
schankz/ShutterstockHave you ever worried if the play between your cats was getting too rough? A new study published in Scientific Reports has investigated play and fighting in cats. Their aim was to use simple behaviours anyone could observe to work out what was play and what might lead to fights. This is important because the consequences of fights include injuries to animals and humans. At worst, you may even have to rehome one of your cats if they’re not getting along. Categorising cat ‘figh
A primary school-aged boy is fighting for his life after being hit by lightning at a beach near Wollongong on Australia Day.The nine-year-old boy was hit by the bolt while in the surf at Warilla Beach at Barrack Point, Surf Life Saving NSW said.
Rescuers are heading to the site of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake in a region of southwestern China at the base of the Tibetan plateau that is prone to deadly quakes.
Prison officers at one of the most dangerous maximum security jails in NSW have begun a two-day strike demanding improved safety conditions.More than 150 officers from Parklea Correctional Centre in northwest Sydney took industrial action on Friday over what they say is the lowest pay in the country in a jail with some of the worst assault records in NSW.
The man who carried out a pepper-spray attack on a US Capitol Police officer who died the day after the 2021 riot was sentenced to 80 months in prison on Friday with credit for time already served in pre-trial detention.Julian Khater, 32, who admitted in a guilty plea he had used the pepper spray against Officer Brian Sicknick and at least two other officers, told US District Judge Thomas Hogan the rash actions he took that day were not in his nature, and he wishes he could take them back.
A couple had to take matters into their own hands when their suitcase was 'lost' for months according to the airline. Read more here.
Senior government officials dismissed legal advice that labelled the controversial robodebt scheme illegal, a royal commission has been told.The commission examining the Centrelink debt recovery program was told law firm Clayton Utz prepared draft advice on the legality of the scheme in 2018 but it was not acted on.
Footage captures the moment a presidential hopeful's wife faints while he's throwing his hat in the ring
Australia is in a better position to meet its local gas needs but big exporters will need to supply some of their uncontracted gas to domestic markets to make up the shortfall.Last year, the consumer watchdog raised concerns manufacturers could go out of business unless a more affordable domestic gas supply was secured.
Cop's beach towel idea on angry crocodile backfires. Source: Facebook/Fitzroy Crossing Notice Board
Authorities in New Zealand's biggest city Auckland have begun mopping up after torrential rains brought flooding and evacuations, shutting airports and forcing organisers to cancel a scheduled concert by Elton John.A state of emergency remained in place on Saturday in the city of about 1.
A German Leopard 2 heavy battle tank of the type destined for Ukraine. Getty ImagesThe recent decision by Olaf Scholz’s German government to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks – after weeks of clear reluctance to provoke Vladimir Putin – was more than a domestic policy shift. It also demonstrated how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could prove to be a tipping point in a long-running battle of ideas between two schools of thought in the field of international affairs. Scholars refer to the two camp
After facing her third murder trial, Ammie Douglass has once more been found guilty of killing a retired school teacher before stealing cash from his home west of Sydney.The Lithgow mother of two is due to appear for a NSW Supreme Court sentence hearing on Thursday where arguments will be made about how much jail time should be imposed for the 2016 murder of Christopher Whiteley.
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The British traveller refuted suggestion her photo gave off the wrong impressions.