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NSW teachers headed for statewide strike on 7 December

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says he's disappointed after public school teachers called a statewide strike.

NSW voluntary dying law wins historic vote

A marathon conscience debate has ended in a convincing vote for voluntary assisted dying laws in the NSW parliament's lower house.

Byron Bay businesses prepped for Schoolies surge

Authorities are helping businesses prepare as the schoolies surge hits Byron while the Queensland border remains shut to NSW revellers.

Integrity bill not priority for parliament

The federal government has not finalised its proposal for a national integrity commission, kicking it into an election year. 

Victoria’s unvaccinated bans to stay as state hits 90 per cent

Victoria has hit its long-awaited 90 per cent full COVID-19 vaccination target, with bans on unvaccinated members of the community to stay.

Indigenous consumers still being targeted by Telstra

Sales practices targeting Indigenous consumers have not improved since Telstra copped a $50 million fine from the Federal Court.

Morrison says faith, freedom inseparable

The PM wants to prevent Australians being "cancelled" for their religious views under discrimination laws introduced to federal parliament.

Retailers gear up for record Black Friday

Retailers are expecting a record spend-up this weekend as Australians grab a bargain in the Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales.

Caddick family told assets to be seized

The liquidators and receivers pursuing justice for investors defrauded $20 million by Melissa Caddick have moved on seizing family assets.

Brumbies numbers to shrink in Snowy Mountains

The NSW government has committed to a plan to shrink the brumby population in Kosciuszko National Park to 3000 from more than 14,000.

Barilaro, Constance farewell NSW politics

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro and former transport minister Andrew Constance have both left state politics after over a decade.

NSW, ACT construction hit by lockdowns

The COVID-19 lockdowns in NSW and the ACT had a big impact on their construction industries during the September quarter.

Domestic travellers won’t foot bill for COVID tests

Health Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed people won't need to pay for PCR tests required to travel interstate.

Bureau declares La Nina weather event, more rain expected

Meteorologists have declared a La Nina weather event in Australia, which could bring months of heavy rainfall, cyclones and heatwaves.

Working from home has put an end to ‘casual collisions’ that build trust

For many of us it feels like there’s no going back. We’ve had working from home foisted upon us. We don’t want to give it all up.

Push for easier travel as states reopen

As more states and territories move to relax border rules, the federal tourism minister wants to simplify domestic travel for Australians.

Courts to oversee return of Caddick funds

A court has paved the way for liquidators of Ponzi scheme mastermind Melissa Caddick's company to begin the long path of returning money to duped investors.

Finance: cryptocurrency is here to stay

Australia's financial services regulator and the Digital Economy Minister Jane Hume have acknowledged cryptocurrency is no longer 'on the fringe' or a 'fad'.

Morrison denies encouraging anti-vaxxers

Threats against politicians have alarmed federal authorities during violent protests over COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.

Visa holders set to return to Australia from December

Visa holders will be allowed to travel to Australia without applying for an exemption from December 1.

Four children perish in Melbourne house fire

Four children have died in a house fire in Melbourne.

Six ducklings rescued from Melbourne train tracks

Melbourne transport staff have rescued six ducklings from train tracks at Flinders St station.

Barilaro, Kean support voluntary dying law

Former deputy premier John Barilaro has made his final speech in NSW parliament, speaking in favour of voluntary assisted dying.

Border breacher lied, stole fuel across NT

A 23-year-old man allegedly lied his way past a NT COVID-19 border checkpoint before stealing fuel and ignoring quarantine rules.

Flower moon in bloom for Australians

Australians will get a glimpse of the flower moon, the last full moon before the summer solstice, at sunset on Friday.

Adem Somyurek to block Victorian pandemic bill

Adem Somyurek will vote against the Victorian government's pandemic laws, which would derail the passage of the controversial legislation.

Search for William Tyrrell in fourth day

The search for the remains of missing three-year-old William Tyrrell is entering its fourth day, with police to "leave no stone unturned".

Ex-MP Craig Thomson on migration fraud charges

Former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has been charged, accused of being involved in a multimillion-dollar migration fraud.

Single-use plastics to be banned in NSW

An array of single-use plastics will be outlawed in NSW within a year after the government's $356 million plan to reduce plastic waste passed parliament.

HEAL network to tackle health impacts of climate change

Australians will be better protected against the health impacts of climate change, thanks to a new national research network led by The ANU.

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