New South Wales

Thousands of swimming pools across NSW deemed unsafe

Most backyard swimming pools in Sydney are unsafe, with shocking new figures revealing they are failing inspections.<p>A 9NEWS investigation has …

Australian News

Australia's hiring spree looks set to continue

Photo: Robert Cianflone/ Getty Images.<p>Australia has been on a hiring spree over the past six months with employment increasing by a mammoth 250,000, …

Economy

Five NSW Weekend Escapes I Can’t Wait to Take

There's more to NSW than just Sydney, and I'm excited to explore my backyard over the summer with five unforgettable NSW weekend escapes.

Australia

Comment: President Higgins hugging a koala? It’s what the nation needs right now

Hello Possums! I’m currently Down Under as part of Michael D Higgins’ Australian State Visit.

News (Ireland)

Australian Unemployment Unexpectedly Drops on East-Coast Hiring

Australian unemployment unexpectedly dropped in September after a burst of hiring in the two most populous states.<p>Key Details<p>Employment rose 19,800 …

Economy

JLT Cup 2017: Team of the season

1 Shaun Marsh<p><i>Six matches, 380 runs averaging 95</i><p>The 34-year-old veteran has had an incredible run of form leading into this year’s summer. Marsh has …

Australia

Keep Sydney Open is considering running for parliament

Keep Sydney Open will run for New South Wales (NSW) state parliament if it can get enough support.<p>The group was formed in opposition of the city's …

Music

Revenge porn law proposal to help Tasmanian victims remove images from social media

Victims of revenge porn have been promised stronger legal protection if an Opposition bill, to be debated later this year, passes Tasmanian …

Canberra

Mohammad Reza Fayazi sentenced for assisting people smugglers in Indonesia

A man whose family fled persecution in Iran has been sentenced to at least four years jail in Australia for assisting people smugglers in …

Indonesia

Victoria Becomes the Latest State to Ban Plastic Bags

A month after Queensland’s parliament passed a law banning plastic bags, Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced plans to ban single-use plastic …

Australia

Bob Brown says High Court win will benefit protesters around Australia - PM - ABC Radio

The High Court has ruled against anti protest laws in Tasmania.<p>Now lawyers for those in New South Wales who are facing legal action for anti-protest …

Judiciary

Netflix says Australians are ‘binge-racing’ through entire seasons in one day

Australians are increasingly accelerating their binge television viewing, according to Netflix, with the number of people viewing entire series in …

Netflix

Frozen OAK fans

Earlier in the year, NSW and QLD were lucky enough to taste the revolutionary beverage, and it clearly did not disappoint.<p>Oak’s official Facebook …

Australian News

David Leyonhjelm Wants Alcohol Added To The Government's Controversial Welfare Drug Testing Trial

"I believe that people can use drugs without abusing drugs."<p>The Liberal Democrat senator showed BuzzFeed News a list of demands in relation to the government's "fanciful" plan to drug test young people on Newstart and Youth Allowance, and said social services minister Christian Porter must meet …

David Leyonhjelm

'Courageous' bystanders tried to stop boy who died at Newcastle pool from hurting himself

A boy who died at a public swimming pool in Newcastle on Tuesday was hitting himself in the head, before being restrained by "courageous" members of …

Policing

Commercial property sentiment has slowed for the second consecutive quarter, a NAB survey shows.

Sentiment in the commercial property sector overall has slowed for the second consecutive quarter as the mood in the office and industrial markets …

Australian News

Rundle: why the middlebrow culturati declared war on HSC students over a poem

Gen X, Y and Z culture commanders have rallied the troops after a bunch of year 12 students expressed their dislike of a set text from their HSC …

Australian News

Off the grid: Small Aussie town of Tyalgum aims to be its own power station

The northern New South Wales town of Tyalgum is powering toward being Australia's first town to completely drop out of the national electricity …

Renewable Energy

Sydney Opera House's iconic sails turn gold to celebrate Diwali

It's the fourth year in a row the Opera House has been lit up in a golden colour to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali.

Sydney Opera House

A useful energy tool, but no guarantee

Politicians these days tend to declare any step forward as a wholesale solution, no matter how complex the problem. Thus it is with the Energy …

Climate

Telco ombudsman sees 30% jump in SME complaints: Here are the 10 worst postcodes for phone and internet

More small businesses have complained to the telecommunications ombudsman about their phone and internet connections over the past year than any time …

Small Business

Isolation, low incomes and lack of services result in more deaths from heart disease in regional Australia

Australians in regional areas are 90 per cent more likely to die from heart disease than their city counterparts.<p>The Mary MacKillop Institute has …

Australian News

Men don’t wear condoms for a very embarrassing reason

It turns out that condom sizes are all wrong.<p>Despite the well-known fact that condoms are the only birth-control method that protects against most …

Lifestyle

Biggest source of migrants to Australia revealed

The federal government has released figures on the nation’s biggest source of skilled and family migrants.

Western Australia

Behind Australia's Multi Million Dollar Museum Boom

The world’s greatest cities are nothing without their galleries. London has the Tate Modern, New York has the Museum of Modern Art and Paris has the Pompidou Centre. But what art spaces do Australian cities have?<p>You may not be able to name a single gallery in Australia, but the country is in the …

Architecture

Alphabet X drones are delivering dinner and drugs to Australians

It may be years before Amazon drones start dropping off items at Americans’ front doors. But down under in Australia, dinner and medications are already arriving from the skies above.<p><b>That’s thanks to a trial from Project Wing</b>, which is part of Alphabet’s X. In a blog post today, Google parent …

Drones

SA police involved in 'shoot-to-kill' terror incidents set to receive protection

South Australia’s Police Commissioner has said he’ll ask to keep officers’ identities secret as he prepares to present plans to the State Government …

Australian News

Bubble, bubble, whale and trouble: Whale remains surface on Sunshine Coast beach

The remains of a whale buried on a Sunshine Coast beach appear to be bubbling to the surface just days after the carcass was buried in a hole in sand …

Oceans

New deal could save seniors $200 each year on groceries

New South Wales seniors can now save money on their grocery bills after Woolworths signed a deal with the state government.<p>The supermarket chain has …

Australian News

Renewable energy startup Redback scores $8.9m to enhance its solar technology offering

<b>Solar tech startup Redback Technologies has raised US$7 million in capital from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund and Right Click Capital as part of</b> …

Renewable Energy