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Crash investigators say a pilot saw an engine malfunction warning signal moments before his helicopter crashed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef last month, ... The Australian Transport Safety Bureau on Wednesday released its preliminary report on the cause of the crash northeast of the Hamilton ...
"World heritage listing is a way to recognise, celebrate and protect all that's great about the bight," the Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. "That's good for tourism, good for jobs, good for the bight and good for the state. "There is no social licence for oil and gas drilling in the Great Australian ...

In a report by Australia's Channel 7 cited by The West Australian, Longgrass is seen in cell phone video as he fights to escape the shark. Once ashore, Longgrass is ambulatory, but with a deep bite mark on his right thigh. The Herald says that the attacks add to uncertainty about the future of the ...
Two Islamic State fighters allegedly connected to Australian terrorism - including a plot to blow up a plane leaving Sydney last year - have been ... close contact with some of Australia's most notorious terrorism suspects from Syria but are believed to have moved to Iraq when IS changed territories last year. bomb
The infectious disease has seen a spike in cases in recent years in several parts of Australia but particularly in the state of Victoria. In a study ... Buruli ulcer is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans and results in severe destructive lesions of skin and soft tissue, the paper states. The bacterium ...
The Australian Capital Territory says the national energy guarantee will "lock in poor outcomes for the climate, for renewable energy, for states and territories ... As the federal energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, used interviews on Tuesday to urge state and territory governments to get behind the ...
According to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, one in 10 Australians have used cannabis in the last 12 months. In some states, like the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and the Northern Territory, possession of small amounts of marijuana has been ...
The Australian Conservation Foundation has warned that a low emissions reduction target for electricity would put at risk the states' own energy plans and ... While the federal energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, is confident he can get his colleagues over the line, some Labor state and territory ...
The states object to the federal government's proposed carbon emissions cuts and renewables targets, but energy minister Josh Frydenberg is ... be worse than if states and territories continued to lead the way without a NEG in place,'' said Shane Rattenbury, the territory's minster for climate change ...
Julie Bishop has placed Australia firmly in Britain's corner in the escalating row with Russia over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on UK soil. The British prime minister, Theresa May, expelled 23 Russian diplomats, among other measures, after saying the Russian state was to blame for the 4 ...
Associated Press. Bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria have destroyed several homes and sheds and have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, according to local media. .... The Bulls were relentless in the opening 30 minutes, pounding the Chiefs' line and dominating territory and possession.
The Australian prime minister says 'everyone seeks to end the suffering' in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photograph: David Gray/ ... must keep on the watch-out for.” Turnbull said the issue of the Rohingya crisis was “discussed constructively” and that Australia and Asean member states were ready to assist.
'Too late to leave': Properties destroyed as blazes rip through Australian state ... Australian firefighters are battling fierce winds as they desperately work to contain a series of fires burning out of control in Victoria's south-west. Grassfires whipped up by high heat and winds have torn through properties ...
The ousted South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, has said he will stand down as Labor leader and ruled out a switch to federal politics after losing ... South Australia on Saturday voted to bring an end to Labor's 16-year reign in the state, dashing Weatherill's hopes of leading the party to a record fifth ...
The move highlights the intense competition for so-called runaway productions, and the efforts being made to further increase Australia's financial incentives for film production. The decision ... Palaszczuk accused federal treasurer Scott Morrison of bias towards other states and of costing jobs in her state.
'Mafia state': protesters rally against Cambodia PM Hun Sen's visit to Australia ... Cambodian-Australians protest in Sydney against the Australian visit of the Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, for Asean on Friday. Photograph: ... “This thug of south-east Asia rules Cambodia like a mafia state,” she said.

Premier Jay Weatherill, and his indefatigable treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis, are keen to birth a “new economy” in South Australia. In effect, the ... What was looking like a relatively classic Labor versus Liberal fight was thrown into confusion with Nick Xenophon's return to South Australian politics. An initial ...
The Australian Capital Territory elected a female-majority legislature in 2016, but unlike Tasmania, it's not a state. Tasmania, known for it rugged landscape, is the nation's smallest state, with a population of about 520,000. Women will hold the majority in the lower house, not the upper one, which holds ...
Australia is discussing with the United States, India and Japan the establishment of a joint regional infrastructure scheme to rival China's multibillion-dollar ... for a three-day visit during which he will met President Donald Trump and lead a delegation of state and territory leaders and business executives.
Authorities on Sunday issued a red alert in the state of Western Australia (WA) after tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall earlier in the day, bringing with it winds of up to 250 kph. In a warning, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services told residents of northern WA that they were "in danger and need ...
... produces 40 percent of Australia's food, and for the past five years a specially appointed authority has been trying to balance the system's environmental needs with the economic demands of farmers. A critical water-sharing agreement is in jeopardy following disputes between Australian states about how ...
18 (Xinhua) -- Authorities have issued a red alert cyclone warning for Western Australia (WA) state. ... impacts of this system that Tropical Cyclone Kelvin will have -- is the rainfall we've seen in Broome," BOM senior forecaster Andrew Burton told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Sunday.
In the 20 years since the law was passed, there have been zero mass shootings in Australia. In September of 2017, the Australian government held another gun amnesty program, its first in 20 years, and collected 26,000 unregistered firearms. Under the amnesty program, Australians surrendering ...
The Australian Capital Territory is to trial its first “gas-free” suburb as part of the next step in its push for 100% renewable energy in the nation's capital. ... by the ACT government shows the amount of gas being consumed by ACT households is already falling, at a much faster rate than the states, mostly due ...
The state opposition leader, Steven Marshall, unveiled his own “Liberal Energy Solution” in October with a $100m fund for 40,000 South Australian ... If it sounds like the Liberal party in South Australia is placing a bet each way on renewables, it's because Labor's energy spending spree may be the most ...
Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe said heat will very slowly shift from its current focus in NSW and southern Queensland to the southern states in the lead up to Australia Day. Mr Sharpe said it would be a hot one for a lot of the country. “On Australia Day it will be hot across southern and ...
Some 18 million of the 24 million Australians live in the eastern mainland states, and the Productivity Commission warns that could distort some findings. We are highly urbanised and the 71.1 per cent of the population in cities get better services than those living outside city limits. Other factors include age ...
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been more vocal than previous leaders about her concern over Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. ... No dates or further details on the boats' apparent arrivals into Australian territory have been released but Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ...
Last week Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Japan with a number of security issues at the top of the agenda. The two leaders lauded the ... Australia and Japan have often referred to each other as their most important security partner after their respective alliances with the United States.
Australia's economy found some momentum in the second half of 2017 after a slow start to the year. Real GDP grew by 0.6% in the September quarter despite some concerning weakness in household consumption. On top of a 0.8% increase in the June quarter, annual GDP growth accelerated to 2.8%, ...
More hot weather is on its way with no relief in sight as much of New South Wales continues to bake under severe heatwave conditions and firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state. Penrith residents in western Sydney were expected to sweat through their third consecutive day over 40C on ...
The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, after temperatures in some areas hit 40 degrees Celsius. The extreme weather is forcing a tight power supply balance, and people are being urged to prepare for possible ...
He resigned from the federal Senate last week to return to state politics. ... as the South Australian state election campaign becomes personal.
Across the states and territories, falls in retail sales were led by Northern Territory (-1.7%) and WA (-1.3%). Victoria was flat and all other states posted a gain for the month, led by South Australia with a 0.7% rise. ... and helps provide a guide on the state of household consumption expenditure — the largest ...
Lebanese authorities say they have detained an Australian suspected of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group. ... It said he was radicalised in Australia and "embraced the extremist ideology through ...
The future of the giant Adani Carmichael coal mine in northern Australian – considered a “carbon timebomb” by opponents – may be decided ...
Big banks' blunder over $370 million South Australian state bank tax ... National Australia Bank CEO Andrew Thorburn. ... squash the state tax in SA before other states copy the measure and impose more unwanted costs on ...
State governments have called on the Turnbull government to push ... Victoria, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory wrote to ...
An Australian state minister has apologised for a “racist” claim that ... in Australia, Marlene Kairouz, the consumer affairs minister in the state of ...
It requires the casual vacancy to be filled by a person from the same party as the person who was “chosen by the people of the state”.
Washington: The United States wants a meeting soon aimed at reviving a ... with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Australian Foreign Minister ... which has alarmed Asia-Pacific countries through its pursuit of territory in ...
In an unprecedented move, Australia's eight state and territory treasurers ... The body, foreshadowed in The Australian yesterday, excludes federal ... (with) the commonwealth seems to have deteriorated over time, the states ...
Australia needs a fiscal State of Origin clash, not failed cooperative federalism ... While some states have worked hard on economic reform, ...
Scientists at Australian universities are collaborating with China's top military ... to China's ambition to eclipse the United States in advanced military technology. ... are heavily concentrated in Australia, taking advantage of the large ... in an eight-part documentary series screened by Chinese state television.
A senior State Government source told the Manly Daily that Tourism Minister ... Australia's Mikey Wright during the Australian Open of Surfing at ...
A $13 billion plan to rescue Australia's most important rivers is being "actively destroyed" by the NSW and Victorian governments, which refuse ...
A map of Australia covered with Australian bank notes ... Australia's economy - the "wonder down under" - has somehow dodged the ... which propped up under-performing states in the south-east, where most Australians live. ... which are redefining parts of New South Wales, the most populous state.
Senator Bernardi said the people of his home state of South Australia are desperate for an alternative and Senator Xenophon stepping down ...
But the Labor states, particularly South Australia, have reacted angrily to the new policy, and Labor federally has been critical of elements of the ...


 

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