Yahoo News Now Special Report
Yahoo News Now Special Report
The NSW premier has invoked a taco ad's tagline while defending the snubbing of Roads Minister Natalie Ward after she failed to move into the Liberal Party's safest seat.Ms Ward, an upper house MP and one of three Liberal women in cabinet, lost a preselection contest on Monday night for the seat of Davidson to former premier Mike Baird' s ex-staffer Matt Cross.
NSW doctors and medical staff working in private practice say they need greater protection from aggressive patients, amid reports they are being threatened, sworn at, slapped and punched.An Australian Medical Association (AMA) survey of 378 medical practices in NSW found 88 per cent had been verbally abused by a patient, while 37 per cent had experienced physical aggression.
Australian companies failing to protect their customer's data will face tougher financial penalties when new privacy laws come into effect.Federal parliament passed the laws on Monday which will significantly increase penalties for repeated or serious privacy breaches.
When Rachael Schildkraut deliberately abandoned eight teenagers in a remote patch of bush, she was overcome with happiness.There was some anxiety, too, about leaving them to fend for themselves.
South Korea has extradited a murder suspect to New Zealand, two months after she was arrested following the discovery of the bodies of two long-dead children in abandoned suitcases.New Zealand police said the woman arrived at Auckland Airport on Tuesday after they sent three officers to South Korea to bring her back.
The local share market has finished higher after treading water this morning, with the mining sector leading the rebound on rumours that China's leadership might relax its harsh zero-COVID policies.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index on Tuesday finished up 24.
Australia's green bank says it will be needed more than ever to help overhaul the electricity grid.The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has invested $1.
The federal government has beefed up Australia's version of the White House's situation room to make it even more nimble when dealing with life-threatening disasters.An upgrade of the technology and logistics capabilities of the National Situation Room has been completed by the National Emergency Management Agency, in line with the 2020 recommendations made by the bushfires royal commission.
The Andrews Labor government has been returned in Victoria. It must now reckon with two particularly crucial challenges: runaway climate change and wartime-scale energy costs. Victorians are still reeling from rare major flooding in which the state’s largest dam, Dartmouth, spilled over. Meanwhile, electricity prices in Victoria are rising dramatically. The Andrews government has signalled a major shakeup of Victoria’s energy sector. Its pre-election commitments – a 95% renewable electricity tar
A family has enraged other zoo visitors with their stunt. Find out what happened.
Gunfire has crackled from inside a Mogadishu hotel as Somalia's special forces battled al-Shabaab militants more than 12 hours after the Islamist group stormed the building in the heart of the capital.The assault underscores the continuing ability of the al-Qaeda-allied militants to stage deadly attacks with sometimes high casualties inside the city even as President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's government pursues an offensive against them.
New research shows a mysterious AIDS-like virus is far more prevalent in NSW and Queensland koalas compared to southern populations.Koala retrovirus, known as KoRV, is a condition strongly associated with diseases that cause infertility and blindness.
Three stowaways are lucky to be alive after hanging on to an oil tanker's rudder for 11 days at sea. Find out what happened.
Fines worth millions of dollars issued to thousands of people in NSW for breaching COVID-19 restrictions are being withdrawn by the state's revenue agency.NSW Revenue says 33,121 fines will be scrapped following a landmark decision in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that found details of the offences were insufficient.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has raised America's ongoing legal pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with US officials, again declaring "enough is enough".The 51-year-old Australian has been in London's Belmarsh prison since 2019 as he continues to fight extradition to the US where he's wanted on espionage charges.
A Cambodian court has ordered two homes owned by a former Adelaide school teacher to be seized and used as a security for $A1.2 million in fines, following his defamation conviction for criticising local elections in June.
The BBC has rejected China's bizarre explanation for Ed Lawrence's arrest. Read more.
A former Tasmanian premier regrets not doing more to ensure the safety of children in state care, following harrowing evidence at an inquiry into sexual abuse.David Bartlett, premier from 2008-11, also questioned whether the state's troubled Ashley Youth Detention Centre should remain open.
Resources Minister Madeleine King says a cap on gas prices is an option, as the government seeks to finalise a policy to drive down energy bills.The Australian Council of Social Service says regulation of the market is needed to ease the "crushing" cost of living facing three million Australians living in poverty.
Prince William and his wife Kate are flying out to the United States for their first visit for eight years, as an intense media spotlight on the British royal family and the sons of King Charles shifts across the Atlantic.The new Prince and Princess of Wales' departure on Wednesday will mark their first overseas excursion since the death of Queen Elizabeth, which meant William - Charles's eldest son - became the heir to the throne.