Vic smelter in jeopardy after blackout
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Vic smelter in jeopardy after blackout
GettyImagesA geopolitical earthquake could begin within weeks. As a string of bilateral crisis talks predictably falter, further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine seems all too probable. If this comes to pass, the shock waves will likely be fast, wide and highly disruptive, potentially activating “tripwires” in the global security environment far beyond the edge of Europe. Aotearoa New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the rolling consequences of a protracted
A man has been charged by West Australian police with allegedly detonating a homemade bomb on a busy street in Perth's inner-north.Police say the improvised explosive device was ignited in an area between two restaurants on Newcastle Street in Leederville about 1.
Police searched the Corowa home around 10pm on Wednesday after concerns were raised about the child's welfare. Find out more.
The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies has arrived in Tonga, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated communities and spoiled drinking water.A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules landed in Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport on Thursday, a defence spokesperson said, after a blanket of volcanic ash was cleared off the runway.
State Emergency Service crews are on alert amid forecasts of heavy rain and flash flooding across parts of South Australia in coming days.The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for a large area stretching from the state's northwest to the Eyre Peninsula coast.
Heartbreaking images reveal the impact of an oil spill in Peru blamed on tsunami waves disrupting an oil tanker. Find out more.
There has now been 93 deaths reported in just the past 72 hours in NSW. Find out more from the latest Covid data.
The Omicron wave gripping Victoria is costing its economy $30 million a week, a fraction of the losses felt by the state during last year's sixth lockdown.Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday revealed the Victorian economy is faring much better in the so-called "shadow lockdown" than it did amid the previous Delta wave.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has likened claims rapid antigen tests were being requisitioned to the Commonwealth to a scam, as police lead a new crackdown on price gouging for the tests.Mr Hunt slapped down allegations rapid tests were being diverted from the Queensland government or from businesses.
Tributes continue to pour in for Bella Canfield just days after she was hit by a car outside of her home in Victoria.
A man accused of stealing 42,000 rapid antigen tests and boxes of face masks has received bail in Sydney after turning himself in following a police raid on storage units in the city's south.The supplies, worth at least $500,000, were uncovered in two Rosebery storage units on Wednesday afternoon about 24 hours after going missing from a Botany freight depot.
Austrian MPs have passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory while authorities in France and Israel have announced an easing of pandemic restrictions.Lawmakers in Austria's lower house of parliament voted 137 to 33 to approve the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over from February 1.
Premier Mark McGowan's decision to keep Western Australia's borders closed indefinitely has been labelled a failure of leadership as thousands of flights are cancelled in response.West Australians face being trapped indefinitely within their own state after the premier broke his promise to resume travel next month.
New online safety measures to protect Australians on the internet will come into force this weekend, giving the national regulator more powers to take action against abuse.From Sunday, the eSafety commissioner will be able to compel tech companies to consistently report how they are responding to online harm.
The federal health department has categorically denied claims the Commonwealth was requisitioning rapid antigen tests from businesses.It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed he had asked the consumer watchdog to investigate claims made by businesses of testing kits being seized.
Suicides by Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rose by 75 per cent in 2021.In a new report released on Thursday, the Coroners Court of Victoria revealed 35 deaths by suicide in 2021, compared to 20 the year before.
A woman’s complaint about Australia Post delivery drivers has been met with backlash online, with some people saying the disgruntled customer needs to “get a grip”.The Queensland woman posted a video clip of two drivers sorting through numerous packages lying on the grass to the Facebook group Australia Post Complaints on Thursday night.Their delivery trucks can be seen parked nearby with the doors wide open. Source: Facebook
Justin Stein has been charged with murdering Charlise Mutten. His mum has spoken about her son as he prepares to face court.
Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany's best actors, has died aged 93.His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said on Thursday that Kruger died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Wednesday in California, where he lived with his third wife, American-born writer Anita Park.
A tearful and apologetic Adele has postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts because half of her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.The British superstar had been scheduled to start a three-month residence at the Caesars Palace Hotel on Friday in what were to be her first live appearances since 2017.