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This is a Yahoo News special report.
Photos of the tree with its less than imperfect decorations have gone viral since its reveal last Friday, and council have responded to the uproar. Find out more.
Karolina Grabowska/PexelsAustralians are getting older, sicker, and harder to treat. This isn’t news to GPs, who say they are overwhelmed with demand and frustrated with a rigid system that doesn’t support them. To improve general practice, the Albanese government has set aside almost a billion dollars and convened a Strengthening Medicare Taskforce to advise how to spend it. Many people argue recruiting more GPs is the best path forward. But as a new Grattan Institute report shows, Australia ha
A Sydney mum is angry after what she found in her new apartment once the lease was signed. Find out more.
The English and maths curriculum will be overhauled in NSW schools to include a back-to-basics emphasis on grammar, punctuation, syntax and core numeracy.Education Minister Sarah Mitchell released the new school syllabuses on Monday, saying it would require a teaching overhaul.
Queensland crop farmers need "enhanced" legal protections for their lands and livelihoods against sinking caused by coal seam gas production, a regulator says.The state's Gasfields Commission has recommended a legal overhaul in a report released on Monday after a probe into the impacts of subsidence on the Condamine plain, west of Toowoomba.
China may announce 10 new COVID-19 easing measures as early as Wednesday, two Reuters sources say, supplementing 20 unveiled in November that set off a wave of COVID easing steps nationwide.Three years of zero-tolerance measures, from shuttered borders to frequent lockdowns, have battered China's economy, fuelling last month the mainland's biggest show of public discontent since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012.
The Queensland premier will seek "adequate compensation" for any federal intervention in energy markets that hits the state's income.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will meet with state premiers at national cabinet on Wednesday, with a cap on wholesale coal and gas prices expected to be a priority agenda item in an attempt to lower power bills.
The Group of Seven price cap on Russian seaborne oil is now in force as the West tries to limit Moscow's ability to finance its war in Ukraine, but Russia says it will not abide by the measure even if it has to cut production.The price cap, to be enforced by the G7 nations, the European Union and Australia, comes on top of the EU's embargo on imports of Russian crude by sea and similar pledges by the United States, Canada, Japan and Britain.
Many praised the woman's lovely gesture which had a 'ripple effect' on the community. Find out what it was.
Santa could be making two trips to your house this Christmas. Find out more.
X and Y chromosome. Nathan Devery/ShutterstockThe sex of human and other mammal babies is decided by a male-determining gene on the Y chromosome. But the human Y chromosome is degenerating and may disappear in a few million years, leading to our extinction unless we evolve a new sex gene. The good news is two branches of rodents have already lost their Y chromosome and have lived to tell the tale. A new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows how the spiny rat has evolved a
A royal commission will investigate New Zealand's COVID-19 response, with Jacinda Ardern tapping Australian-based epidemiologist Tony Blakely to lead the review.The prime minister announced the commission on Monday, saying "the highest form of public inquiry is the right thing to do".
Police approached the car on the side of a NSW highway to check on the driver's welfare. See what they found.
A family of three were driving home from a holiday when they noticed a snake perched on the hood of their car.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged Ukrainians to be patient and strong in resisting the rigours of winter, as officials press ahead with efforts to restore power and other services knocked out by Russian air strikes.Russia has been pounding Ukraine's power infrastructure since early October, causing blackouts and leaving millions without heating as temperatures plummet.
Kat Theophanous has been re-elected after a nail-biting count in the marginal Melbourne seat of Northcote.The Labor MP won the seat by 184 votes after preferences, defying a swing of almost 1.
The brothers aged 3 and 8 disappeared on Tuesday morning. Find out more.
Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role on the classic sitcom Cheers and starred in films including Look Who's Talking, has died.Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter.
Shutterstock/ DisneyIn Travis Linnemann’s book The Horror Of Police, he quotes David Grossman, founder of the “bulletproof warrior” seminar series, notorious for teaching police that killing is “just not that big of a deal.” At the end of a long day, Grossman says, police should “look out on your city and let your cape blow in the wind”. This suggests police should see themselves as superheroes. In reality, they seem drawn to one superhero in particular: the classic Marvel comics character, the
A trucking boss charged over the deaths of four Victoria Police officers will still face trial on the Supreme Court despite the manslaughter charges being dropped.Connect Logistics manager Simiona Tuteru, 51, was due to stand trial in Victoria's Supreme Court last month charged over the deaths of the officers in the April 2020 Eastern Freeway collision.