New South Wales

Thunderstorms could bring flash floods to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales

Low-pressure system expected to hit SA first, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting rainfall that could top 50mm<p>Severe thunderstorms could bring flash floods to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales starting from Thursday night.<p>The storms are likely to hit SA first, as a low-pressure …

Australia

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird quits politics

<b>Mike Baird, the leader of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, has announced he is quitting politics.</b><p>In a statement posted to Twitter, the premier said he was ready to stand down after 10 years in public life.<p>"I have decided that this is the perfect time for me to hand the reins over …

Liberal Party of Australia

Three people bitten by snakes in Tasmania

Three people were admitted to hospital after being bitten by snakes across Tasmania in the space of four hours.<p>The first, a 13-year-old boy from New …

Australian News

Mike Baird’s secret privatisation strategy

The politics of successful privatisation are tricky -- but NSW's Mike Baird managed a clever trick for quieting opposition. The post Mike Baird’s …

Australian News

HERE COMES AUSTRALIA'S JOBS REPORT...

DRINA THURSTON / AFP / Getty Images<p>Australia December jobs report is about to be released.<p>Employment is expected to increase by 10,000, following a …

Australian News

Inside the Horse’s Mind: The Tight Noseband, Presented by Kensington Protective Products

If you fasten your horse’s noseband too tightly, you may be stressing him out.<p>According to Researchers at Kandoo Equine in New South Wales and the …

Horses

If we scrapped the states, increasing Canberra's clout would be a backward step

If you were starting Australia all over again, you would have a national government and 20 regional governments. That was one of the things I agreed …

Australia

Unemployment rises to 5.8pc despite third month of full-time job gains

Unemployment has risen to 5.8 per cent, despite the creation of 13,500 jobs last month, due to an increase in people looking for work.<p>The Bureau of …

Australian News

Paramedics' polyester shirt dispute heads to industrial relations commission

NSW Ambulance reportedly told ‘shower curtain’ shirts a health risk to emergency workers in summer<p>A stoush over paramedics having to wear “shower curtain” polyester shirts is set to come before the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission.<p>Paramedic unions say they raised concerns with NSW …

Australia

CHARTS: New South Wales remains the epicentre of Australia's residential building boom

Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images<p>New South Wales remains at the epicentre of Australia’s residential building boom with a mammoth 70,400 dwellings …

Australian News

Genesee & Wyoming plots recovery in tough commodity market

GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) can trace its origins back to 1899 when it acquired a 22.5km line in New York state serving a rock salt mine. The 1980 …

Financial Markets

Entire RSL NSW state council facing possible expulsion from the league

The entire RSL New South Wales state council is facing possible expulsion from the League, over internal charges levelled by the organisation's …

Australian News

Here's why so many cranes litter the skylines of Australia's east coast

Everywhere you look in Australia's eastern capitals, a myriad of cranes litter the skyline. According to the 'Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Crane …

Australia

Tarago fire still burning out of control as Sutton fire contained

A fire north of Canberra near Sutton is contained, but a 3,300-hectare blaze near Tarago to the north-east of the ACT is still out of control.

Australian News

Calls for 'uncapped' access to HIV prevention drug as Victorian trial expanded

A Victorian trial of a ground-breaking HIV drug has been dramatically expanded but there are fears hundreds of people will still miss out without a …

HIV

Babies born addicted to opiates perform poorly in school, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children born dependent on heroin and other opiates may be more likely to perform poorly academically as they get older, according to a new study from Australian researchers.<p>Children born dependent on opiates suffer withdrawal and other health problems, including vomiting and diarrhea, …

Addiction

France says all children under 12 must wear cycle helmets

The French authorities will introduce a law in March 2017 requiring all children under 12 years old to wear a cycle helmet approved to European …

Cycling

Man extradited from Qld over NSW child sex assault

A man charged over allegedly having sex with a seven-year-old girl in central-west New South Wales has been extradited from Queensland to face …

Crime

Will they never learn? Poor project management derails Transport for NSW project

An Australian state government’s botched SAP rollout shows how poor project management can squander the promised benefits of a technology …

Australia

Accessories

ATW ACCESSORIES<p>ATW specifically cater to the growing need to develop, supply and fit quality accessories to enhance both the on and off road …

Australia

Adani coalmine activists gear up to fight: ‘This will dwarf the Franklin blockade’

As the protest against the Carmichael project – Australia’s largest proposed coalmine – moves beyond the courts and into the realm of civil disobedience, activists have a clear warning: ‘If you’re in bed with Adani, you’re a target’<p>Across Australia a secretive network of activists are laying the …

Australia

Australian Youth Championship day 3

Thrills and spills in Adelaide

Australia

Firies tackle blazes across NSW

Fires are continuing to burn in New South Wales bushland, as crews strengthen containment lines at an out-of-control blaze in the state's Central …

Australian News

Extreme heat in store again for parts of New South Wales and Queensland

Temperatures set to rise above 40C in northern NSW, reaching as high as 47C in the outback town of White Cliffs<p>Temperatures of up to 47C were forecast for north-west NSW on Friday, with southern Queensland also bracing for another day of blistering conditions.<p>Many parts of NSW were likely to …

Climate

Barton Highway car crash, trees felled in Canberra windstorm

A sudden windstorm has seen trees felled and debris scattered throughout Canberra with the ACT State Emergency Service receiving 100 calls for …

Climate

Missing dad and daughter, 6, found after a month at sea

A New Zealand man and his six-year-old daughter whose disappearance sparked a massive search operation have been found in Australia after a month at …

Australia

Queensland: Is it time for more ocean baths?

Queensland should have more ocean-pools on its beaches for surf-shy overseas tourists as a new report shows almost 10 per cent of 280 people who …

Australia

Varied predictions for soil organic matter as climate changes

The hottest months. The snowiest winters. Catastrophic floods and droughts.<p>Climate change impacts lives across the world in drastic and unpredictable …

Environmentalism

Can you identify a rip?

Surf Life Saving Australia: How to spot a rip2:31<p>Surf Life Saving Australia teach us how to steer clear of rip currents at the beach this Summer. …

Australian News

New gen Mustang unleashed at B12 Hour supports

A Trans-Am 2-spec new generation Ford Mustang will make its debut on the undercard at the Bathurst 12 Hour from February 3-5

Muscle Cars