Hundreds of people with a disability who had been forced to sit in hospital despite being ready for discharge have been able to leave.NDIS Minister Bill Shorten says an average of 1400 hospital beds across Australia every night contain people with a disability who are medically fit but unable to leave while waiting for their support package.
World Cup favourites Brazil are racing to overcome injuries to key players as they prepare for their last-16 match against South Korea, after a heavily changed side lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their final group game.Talisman Neymar is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in their opening win against Serbia, and they have only one specialist full-back available after left-back Alex Telles suffered a knee injury during the Cameroon defeat.
The European Union has agreed on a $US60 per barrel price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil after holdout Poland gave its support, paving the way for formal approval at the weekend.Warsaw had resisted the proposed level as it examined an adjustment mechanism to keep the cap below the market price.
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Australia's first federal anti-corruption watchdog is seeking a commissioner to lead its work, offering a salary package higher than that of the chief justice.Federal parliament this week approved laws to set up the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will not resign and will seek a second term as leader of the ruling African National Congress after allies rallied behind him to stay on, a spokesperson from the president's office says.Ramaphosa's position as the head of state came into question after an independent parliamentary panel said in a report he might have violated his oath of office in regards to millions of dollars in cash that was found at his private game farm.
South Korea have struck with a last-gasp goal to beat already-qualified Portugal 2-1 at the World Cup in a comeback win that sent the Asian side into the last 16 ahead of Uruguay on goals scored.With the clock ticking down on South Korea's time in the tournament on Friday, their star striker Son Heung-min ran free after a Portugal corner in added time and slipped a pass to Hwang Hee-chan who fired past Diogo Costa to spark wild celebrations.
Further details about what an Indigenous voice to parliament would look like and how it would impact communities will be released before the referendum.Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney said Australians would be "well informed" about what they were voting for when they go to the ballot box.
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A truck driver has filmed the horrifying moment he was buried alive inside his cabin after a deadly landslide covered a motorway and killed at least two people. Credit: Jose Altair Biscaia/CEN
Indonesian authorities have raised the warning on Semeru volcano to the highest level, Kompas TV reports, after an eruption spewed a column of ash high into the air.The evacuation of people living near the volcano in East Java province on Sunday had begun, a top regional administrator, Thoriqul Haq, told the broadcaster.
The man was working when he was fatally attacked. He died at the scene.
A woman is urging others to be careful after her two dogs became violently ill.
4 quake has hit Indonesia's West Java area at a depth of 118 kilometres, sending people running out of buildings.The country's geophysics agency BMKG said the quake, which struck on Saturday, has no tsunami potential.
The treasurer has seized on Australia maintaining its top credit rating as a stamp of approval for the government's economic policy.Fitch Ratings reaffirmed the AAA status, saying Labor's first budget showed "restraint".
Olympic champion Jakara Anthony has picked up where she left off at the Beijing Games, winning gold in the season's opening World Cup moguls event in Finland.The Victorian ace smashed the field to finish on top of the Ruka podium, scoring 81.
Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has spoken out on the impact the legal system has on people who come forward with sexual assault allegations.The prosecution of a man alleged to have raped Ms Higgins in Parliament House in 2019 was last week dropped due to concerns about her mental wellbeing.
General practice will cease to exist unless there's a drastic overhaul of frontline medical services, the new head of Australia's peak body for GPs warns.Incoming Royal Australian College of General Practitioners president Nicole Higgins says she will spend her next two years advocating for dramatic change, with the organisation's 40,000 members "struggling" due to diminished funding and workforce shortages.
The 26-year-old was trying to retrieve her thongs when tragedy struck.
Malaysia's newly-appointed Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says he will also serve as the country's finance minister, retaking a cabinet role he first held 30 years ago as he looks to address a slowing economy.He also appointed Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who has been charged with graft, as a co-deputy prime minister, indicative of the need to appease coalition partners essential for the stability of his administration.