Australian Labor Party

New iron ore mines to feed Whyalla steelworks and boost SA exports

A new South Australian iron ore mine has been approved to feed Whyalla's steelworks at cheaper cost, and another to boost iron ore exports from the …

Environment

Elderly man fatally shot in broad daylight in busy grocery store parking lot

A man, who police say appeared to be in his mid-70s, was fatally shot shortly after he drove into a busy grocery store parking lot.<p>It happened at …

Crime

City of Swan open to talking about potential Showground switch, but no approaches yet

<b>MORE:</b> Claremont Mayor wants showgrounds moved to Swan Valley<p><b>OPINION:</b> why it makes sense to move Claremont Showgrounds<p>THE City of Swan is open to …

Perth, Australia

Tangalooma resort fee 'nightmare' for residents to be examined, Premier says

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will make enquiries into a lease held by a tourism development on Moreton Island, following concerns from …

Liberal National Party

West Australian premier Mark McGowan makes bold plea for a Perth Stadium AFL Grand Final

WEST Australian premier Mark McGowan has raised the idea of the new Perth Stadium one day hosting the AFL Grand Final, suggesting it’s “the least the …

Sport (Australia)

Parents of murdered boy Daniel Morcombe call for end to lengthy inquest

The family of a murdered Queensland schoolboy who disappeared from the Sunshine Coast fourteen years ago is pleading for closure, asking that a …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Turnbull's millions won't save the reef if Adani mine goes ahead: Greenpeace

Greenpeace says the $60 million in funding to help the Great Barrier Reef won't do anything to help it if the Adani coal mine still goes ahead.

Environment

Bill Shorten can’t rely on Turnbull and co bungling things forever

Labor has started the year messily and Bill Shorten can't always rely on the Liberals to take the spotlight off his own flaws. The post Bill Shorten …

Bill Shorten

Games trains on track despite dispute

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the transport plan for the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games won't be impacted by the Rail Tram …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Metals group Nyrstar opens upgraded plant

Smelting group Nyrstar has opened its upgraded metals processing plant at Port Pirie, north of Adelaide, after a $600 million investment to cut …

Jay Weatherill

More than 800,000 Queensland children return to school

More than 817,000 Queensland students will return to classrooms for the start of the school year - a week ahead of their interstate …

Education

Premier criticises WA union for strike

WA Premier Mark McGowan insists the government's planned 3000 public sector job cuts will involve voluntary redundancies and has criticised unions …

Mark McGowan

Palaszczuk announces cyberbullying survey

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a statewide survey of children on cyberbullying after calling on Prime Minister Malcolm …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Brisbane fuel prices soar to $1.50 per litre, 12c higher than Sydney

Big fuel retailers are taking advantage of the back to school rush, with fuel prices in Brisbane rising about twenty cents in the last few days, the …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

SA commits more for regional development

A regional development fund will be indexed to inflation adding up to $15 million to the cash available over the next 10 years, South Australian …

Jay Weatherill

Escape of secure-care detainees in NT prompts independent audit

The Northern Territory Government has announced an independent audit into complex offenders in supervised care, after revelations the public was not …

Australian Politics

SA election: Xenophon challenges Marshall to reveal post-election intentions in radio debate

SA Best leader Nick Xenophon has challenged Steven Marshall to resign as Liberal leader if his party fails to win enough seats to form majority …

Elections

There is nothing sacred about Australia Day

The only cows associated with January 26 are the ones in sausage form. Illustration: Matt Davidson<p><b>Opinion</b><p>Along with the obnoxious ads demanding we …

Australia Day

Punters flocking to Optus Stadium open day

A crowd has started to gather at Optus Stadium as Perth prepares to get its first look at the city’s newest sporting venue.<p>By day’s end, more than …

Mark McGowan

Premier stands up to bullies as Queensland kids prepare for school return

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called for a nationwide-push to stamp out bullying in schools.<p>Following the death of bullied Northern …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Open for business: 110K fans tour Optus Stadium

There'll be lots of good things we'll experience today that we can put into practice<p>PERTH'S new Optus Stadium has been officially opened to the …

Australia

Man on the run for six weeks

The man, 34-year-old Justin Walker, has been missing for six weeks, but the incident is only being made public today.<p>Sky News revealed the man failed …

Australian Politics

Phantom Gourmet: Bourbon's Kitchen And Cocktails In Framingham

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — Sometimes a restaurant opens up in a town and becomes an instant hit. In the town of Framingham, that restaurant is Bourbon’s …

Luke Foley

Top state news stories in 2018: preview

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Annastacia Palaszczuk

Former Australian of the Year Fiona Stanley urges Australia Day date change to boost health

The Telethon Kids Institute patron says the current date is “unacceptable” and must be changed.

Australia Day

Some advice for Labor: take the money

JERRY McGuire famously roared: “Show me the money.”<p>To Mark McGowan and Rita Saffioti, I say: “Take the money.”<p>That is, the $1.2 billion from the …

Perth, Australia

Iceman Turner guides Scorchers home

PERTH Scorchers looked across the river and planted one foot into Optus Stadium as they jumped back to top spot with a final-over win against Hobart …

Shaun Marsh

Jacinda Ardern: For female PMs, having a baby is an offence only rivalled by not having one

To govern while in possession of a set of hooters is rare enough. To use them for their evolutionary purpose while you're doing it is unique in the …

Jacinda Ardern

SA election: Liberals reveal policy to reduce prescription drug abuse through real-time monitoring

Prescription drug abuse in SA would be targeted under a $7 million State Liberal election policy to combat the scourge of so-called "prescription …

Jay Weatherill

No trenches between Aussies: ex-army chief

Former Army chief David Hurley believes Australia will never become a truly unified nation if it continues to dig trenches and build walls dividing …

Indigenous Peoples