Vic factory on fire, 14 trucks on scene
Vic factory on fire, 14 trucks on scene
Households are set to save at least $230 on average on their power bills after national cabinet agreed to energy price relief measures.After a virtual national cabinet meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and state and territory leaders signed off on plans to cap the price of coal and gas, as well as financial support for power bills.
Neil Brooks is set to learn next year whether multimillion-dollar business fraud charges levelled against the Olympic swimming champ and his wife will be dropped.It is alleged they made dishonest representations to induce Glenn Melcheck and his wife to pay $2 million and buy 50 per cent of the Brooks' sports merchandise company before it failed months later in 2008.
Russian forces have shelled the entire front line of Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian officials say, part of what appears to be the Kremlin's scaled-back ambition to secure only the bulk of lands it has claimed.The fiercest fighting was near the towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, the region's governor Pavlo Kyurylenko said in a TV interview.
Welfare officers at Tasmania Police lacked knowledge and understanding about post-traumatic stress disorder, the former partner of a sergeant who took his own life has told an inquest.The death of much-loved Sergeant Robert Cooke, 49, in 2020 is one of four police officer suicides being examined by the inquest.
German authorities expect further arrests in the coming days as they investigate a far-right group prosecutors say was preparing to overthrow the state and install a former member of a German royal family as national leader.A former parliamentary lawmaker from the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) was also among those detained, according to German prosecutors.
The rise in COVID-19 cases is slowing nationally as NSW eyes a peak in its infections on the horizon.States and territories reported a total of 111,449 new cases on Friday, a six-per-cent rise on last week's figure but well down on the 15-per-cent jump the week earlier.
Australia's political leaders have not yet reached a decision to cap coal and gas prices but "temporary" interventions are on the table.Energy Minister Chris Bowen has met with state and territory counterparts to discuss long-term strategies to drive down power prices and the next steps in Australia's transition to renewables.
Nepal is facing fresh political uncertainty after a vote count of the general elections held last month delivered a hung parliament, leaving the ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress two seats short of a majority.Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's NC emerged as the largest party with 89 out of a total of 275 seats in the federal parliament while the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) came a close second with 78 seats, Election Commission figures showed on Wedne
A local doctor wheeled out by NSW Labor to run in a key Sydney seat has withdrawn his candidacy.Ryde doctor Francisco Valencia was until Thursday Labor's candidate for the state electorate of Ryde in the upcoming NSW election.
George "Johnny" Johnson, the last known survivor of Britain's World War II "Dambusters" bombing raid on German infrastructure, has died at the age of 101.The PA news agency said Johnson died peacefully at a care home in the Bristol area of southwest England on Wednesday night.
Kane Minion was mauled to death by two dogs at a Queensland property on Saturday.
Everyday discrimination could make up as much of half the burden of psychological distress among Indigenous people.In one of the first studies of its kind, Australian National University researchers have found 30 per cent of Indigenous adults experience high levels of psychological distress compared to 13 per cent of non-Indigenous adults.
Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon's $US9 billion ($A13 billion) contract to build its cloud computing network.The move was announced a year after accusations of politicisation over the previously announced contract and a protracted legal battle resulted in the military starting over in its award process.
Shoppers have been urged to wash their hands after a study on often-touched items. Here's what you need to know.
The local bourse has suffered a day of losses amid fears about the economic outlook and even nuclear war, with oil prices plunging on concerns of reduced demand even as China relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index finished Thursday down 53.
Gracie Piscopo had remained quiet since the father of her young son, Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, was charged with killing his mum. See what she has now had to say.
Flood-affected tourism operators along the Murray River are open for business and want to spread the word to holiday-makers.At Echuca on the Victorian-NSW border, Campaspe Lodge owner David Connally said businesses were facing cancellations and trepidation from tourists.
An environmental group has started legal action in a bid to stop the expansion of a coal mine that produces 10.The expansion, approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) in September, would make the Mount Pleasant operation the biggest open-cut coal mine in the state, with an annual production capacity of 21 million tonnes.
A secret report on raising the age of criminal responsibility will be publicly released after a meeting between Australia's attorneys-general.Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus on Friday met his state and territory counterparts to discuss Australia's justice system, including reforms about the age of criminal responsibility.
US basketball star Brittney Griner has been released in a prisoner swap with Russia in exchange for former arms dealer Viktor Bout and was heading back to the United States, ending what President Joe Biden called months of "hell" for her and her wife.The swap was arranged after talks spanning months during a time of high tensions between the two countries following Russia's February invasion of Ukraine.