Yahoo News Now Special Report
Yahoo News Now Special Report
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.
ShutterstockIn a bid to arrest escalating power prices, Australia’s federal, state and territory governments have agreed to impose caps on the wholesale price of coal and gas. Announcing the decision after National Cabinet met on Friday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said parliament would be recalled next week to pass the necessary legislation. He indicated there was enough crossbench support for this to be a formality. There will also be $1.5 billion to subsidise electricity bills for househo
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.
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.
Climate resilience, poor standards of living and local infrastructure are high on the agenda for Fijians preparing to head to the polls.The Fijian Election Office is sending teams to remote areas and outer islands to enable voters to cast ballots in villages where there aren't enough people to set up a polling station.
The United States has announced new military aid for Ukraine and vowed to disrupt Russian ties with Iran, which a British envoy says involves Moscow seeking hundreds of ballistic missiles and offering unprecedented military support in return.Tehran and Moscow have denied Western accusations that Russia is using Iranian drones to attack targets in Ukraine, where officials warned on Friday of a winter-long power deficit after repeated Russian attacks on its energy infrastructure.
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.
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.
The white man who admitted shooting dead 10 black people at a western New York grocery store in May would consider pleading guilty to federal charges if prosecutors do not pursue a death sentence.Lawyers for Payton Gendron, 19, moved to seek a plea agreement at a court hearing on Friday, less than two weeks after he pleaded guilty to state charges of murder and domestic terrorism.
The Aussie cabin crew member likes to take people behind the cockpit curtain – but this was maybe too much to stomach for some.
The epic journey is all about the 68-year-old's humble attempt to 'leave the world a better place'.
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.
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A man has fled from a Northern Territory home naked after residents caught him allegedly attempting to sexually assault a child near Darwin.Police have called on the Palmerston community to help find the man following the incident about 2.
Australia wants Japan to be seen as part of a broad defence network which includes the AUKUS partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom.Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his defence and foreign ministers during a visit to Tokyo on Friday.
Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, has been given an eight month jail term suspended for 12 months in a London court for causing the death of a teenager by careless driving in a fatal crash in the United Kingdom in 2019.Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after his motorcycle was in a collision with a car driven by Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, an air force base in the English county of Northamptonshire that is used by the US military.
Nathan Cowley/PexelsFlexi schools cater to young people who have been pushed out of mainstream schools. Some students may have been expelled or struggled to fit in. Some may have been bullied or have learning needs the mainstream system could not meet. Flexi schools give students a second (and sometimes a third, fourth or fifth) chance to stay or become engaged with schooling. Demand for flexi schools has been increasing, but we still have little information about the quality of schooling young