New South Wales

The Giant Kaleidoscope​ Is Really a Rave Cave - Creators

<b>This article was originally published on June 2, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Take a psychedelic trip without touching a tab. <i>Light Origami</i>, by artist Masakazu Shirane, is a walk-in dome that bends and weaves light like paper. The giant kaleidoscope turned rave cave is built from 320 individual …

Art

Gruden secures AU$1.8m contract with Australian government to upgrade AusTender

The Australian government, in partnership with the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, has contracted Gruden for further development …

Australia

Dominello to hand out agency 'innovation bonus' with new finance responsibilities

New South Wales' new finance minister wants to reward government agencies with funding for data-driven initiatives.<p>Newly appointed New South Wales …

Innovation

New HSC syllabus will focus on complex subjects

The New South Wales Higher School Certificate syllabus has been given a radical overhaul for the first time in 16 years, with a renewed focus on …

Education

Forget Sydney, Newcastle is the next big thing to boom

STEP aside Sydney.<p>While you’ve been busily sealing your spot as one of the most expensive cities in the world, a couple of hours up the road, …

Australian News

Storm hits Hunter and Central Coast, wild conditions expected

Another storm has hit the Hunter region and the Central Coast of New South Wales after two days of severe weather caused widespread blackouts and …

Climate

Berejiklian casts doubt on NSW emissions goal

Newly appointed NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has cast doubt over the state's renewable targets.<p>'We have a 2050 target of 20 per cent,' Ms …

Australian News

Irishman dies after stabbing at house in Sydney

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irishman who has died in Sydney.<p>According …

Crime

At least 15 homes destroyed as bushfire rages near Australia's capital

At least 15 homes were lost and a firefighter injured on Friday in a fast-moving bushfire in the country town of Carwoola, around 30 kilometres south east of the Australian capital, Canberra.<p>The fire was still burning out of control on Friday evening.<p>The injured firefighter, a man aged in his 40s, …

UK News

Temperature Records Fall in Australia : Natural Hazards

Heat waves are not unusual in Australia. A subtropical belt of high pressure that flows over the continent regularly delivers pulses of hot, dry air …

Climate

Teens who 'blackmailed' men on gay dating apps denied bail

Four Canberra youths — including two teenage brothers — who were accused of running a blackmail scam targeting gay men on dating apps are denied bail.<p>…

Crime

Three people found dead in water tank in Australia

<b>Three people have been found dead in an empty water tank in rural Australia.</b><p>The two men and a woman, all aged in their 60s, were members of the same family, local media reported.<p>Police said one of the men collapsed while working in the in-ground tank, prompting the others to go to his aid before …

UK News

Vandals rip out seats from train, stack them neatly in car

A group of vandals struck a commuter train in Australia on Tuesday night, but they weren’t interested in breaking windows or posting graffiti.<p>Instead, they apparently removed all the seats from the upper floor of the Sydney-bound bi-level rail car and stacked them neatly in the back of a car.<p>Police …

Trains

Australia Police Want to ‘Take Action’ Against Grand Theft Auto Over a Mod

Police in the Australian province of New South Wales, as well as the local media, are freaking out over a mod for <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> they do not fully …

Game Development

Prisoner of the Caucasus

Nagorno-Karabakh: a clash of civilizations?TUCKED IN the borderland between Europe and Asia sits a nation-state recognized by seven American states, …

Caucasus

Firefighters battle 50 blazes across NSW as conditions worsen

Fire danger expected to be very high on Friday and Saturday but not as bad as last weekend’s catastrophic-rated conditions<p>New South Wales firefighters are preparing for the return of hot weather as they battle close to 50 uncontained fires across the state.<p>Worsening fire conditions are expected to …

Climate

Queensland sushi operator to face court over alleged exploitation

Korean nationals who worked at a Moreton Bay sushi outlet have been underpaid more than $28,000, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Brisbane

Catholic schools and homes with the most child abuse claims

The Catholic Church has released numbers on how many child sexual abuse claims have been made against staff from their religious schools and …

Australia

Three people found dead in water tank on rural NSW property

Police are investigating after three people died in an in-ground water tank on a property in the New South Wales Tablelands.<p>Police said a man aged in …

Crime

SA's naval ship-building facility embroiled in Government spat

Australia's multi-billion-dollar naval ship-building program has become embroiled in a spat over who should pay for the use of Adelaide's …

Australian News

Why kangaroo culling divides Australia

<b>Australia is planning to kill more than a million kangaroos this year to protect endangered grasslands and wildlife.</b><b>However, as Julian Lorkin writes, Australia has a complex relationship with its kangaroos and some environmentalists argue it is a needless slaughter.</b><p>The sharp crack of a rifle echoes …

Australia

Abandoned mines are rife across Australia, report finds

More than 60,000 mines have been abandoned across Australia, according to a report that raises concerns about how land rehabilitation is managed as …

Australia

Climate change doubled the likelihood of the New South Wales heatwave

Emergency crews tackle a bushfire at Boggabri, one of dozens across NSW during the heatwave. AAP/Karen HodgeThe heatwave that engulfed southeastern …

Climate

Mining boom clean-up could cost taxpayers billions, says Australia Institute

Report says mine sites may not be able to be successfully rehabilitated and warns of ‘big liabilities’<p>A scarcity of information about disused mine sites is leaving the public in the dark on the clean-up costs from New South Wales’ mining boom, a new report has found.<p>The report, released by the …

Business (UK)

A Politician Gave The Most Epic Eyeroll When A Man Interrupted Her Pro-Abortion Rights Speech

Eyeroll for days.<p>An Australian politician had the perfect response to a male politician interrupting her pro-abortion rights speech - the most epic eyeroll you have ever seen.<p>Labor MP Trish Doyle gave a speech in favour of women’s reproductive rights to New South Wales parliament on Wednesday.<p>“I am …

Australia

Former RBA governor Glenn Stevens has Sydney's property market back on his mind

Former RBA governor Glenn Stevens. Digital mischief: Peter Farquhar<p>Less than six months after leaving his post as Reserve Bank of Australia governor, …

Australian News

Rural business owner tells Government to 'grow a set' as gas shortage looms

East-coast Australia's domestic gas shortage is crippling some rural businesses, and has prompted one owner to accuse the nation's politicians of …

Australia

Australians reckon it's not a great time to buy a house

Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images<p>Most Australians think that mortgage rates will increase in the next year, and that appears to be discouraging …

Australian News

Australian Truck Camper for the Birds

11 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Australian’s Irwyn and Rosemary Doherty bought an imported 2015 Lance 825, mounted it to a VW Transporter diesel …

Campers

Gladys Berejilkian to abandon council mergers in bush but will push ahead in Sydney

New South Wales government accused of having double standards after partial backdown on amalgamations<p>The New South Wales government will abandon pending council mergers in the bush but will forge ahead with controversial amalgamations across Sydney.<p>The joint party room was told of the partial …

Australia