South Australia

Mysterious booming sounds are being heard across the world, and nobody knows what is causing them

Mysterious booming sounds have been recorded from different places across the globe leaving people as well as experts baffled, the media reported. …

US Geological Survey

Tesla big battery – world’s biggest – charges up for first time

The first step of a brand new world in Australia’s electricity grid occurred on Friday when the Tesla big battery in South Australia charged up for …

North Queensland

German company to build 12 offshore patrol vessels for Australian navy

Malcolm Turnbull says shipbuilder Lürssen will be designer and prime contractor for the $3.6bn project in SA and WA<p>The Australian government has chosen German shipbuilder Lürssen to build 12 offshore patrol vessels in South Australia and Western Australia.<p>At a press conference in Canberra on Friday …

Malcolm Turnbull

Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels to be built in WA and SA by German company Luerssen

A German shipbuilding company has won the $3.5 billion contract to design and build Australia's next fleet of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), with …

Jay Weatherill

Tesla officially delivers world's largest lithium-ion battery to South Australia


The Morning After: Friday, November 24th 2017

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Further work agreed on energy guarantee despite resistant states

SA and ACT want a comparison with alternatives but the commonwealth secures agreement to continue without it<p>The government has secured agreement for further work to be carried out on the national energy guarantee despite resistance from South Australia and the ACT.<p>As flagged by Guardian Australia …

Jay Weatherill

South Australia slams 'third-best option' as Turnbull government claims win on energy policy

The Turnbull government has avoided an all-out brawl with the states and territories over its signature power policy, securing agreement from most …

Manus Island

Germans to build Aust patrol boat

German ship designer Lurssen is expected to win the bid for Australia's $3 billion offshore patrol vessel project.<p>Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is …

Malcolm Turnbull

States back govt's National Energy Guarantee

Energy ministers have endorsed further work on a Turnbull government plan to bring down power prices, keep the lights on and cut emissions.<p>Federal …


Path set for energy guarantee in 2019


Alan Finkel

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's New Battery Just Won Him a $50 Million Bet

Elon Musk just won a $50 million dollar bet.<p>Back in March, the Tesla founder made a bet on Twitter with Mike Cannon-Brookes, the co-founder of …

Tech Industry

Empty-nesters are driving cruise ship demand as Italian shipbuilder looks to SA link

The boss of the Australian operations of Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri says three steel cruise ship blocks used in the construction of giant …

BAE Systems

Tesla tests world's biggest battery

The world's largest lithium-ion battery, which is being built in South Australia by Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), is about to enter final testing.<p>The 100MW …


Here’s how long the heatwave will last

Four capital cities are likely to see highs rising above the 30C mark on Thursday. In some places it could stay that way well into the weekend.<p>There …


3 Must Read Stories: North Korea Hits Back at U.S. Move, Fed Signals December Rate Hike, Tesla’s Australian Mega-Battery on Track

U.S President Donald Trump's decision to label North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism was “a violent infringement” upon North Korea’s dignity …

North Korea

SA formally rejects schools funding plan

The South Australian government has told the Commonwealth it will not sign a new interim agreement on education funding.


Lewis Land Group is giving Harbour Town Adelaide a $35 million facelift

The Rich List Lewis family's Lewis Land Group is splashing out $35 million on a master plan upgrade to its outdoor outlet shopping centre, Harbour …


South Australian defibrillator register expected to help save more lives

A new state-wide defibrillator register has been unveiled across South Australia, as part of a bid to help save more lives among those suffering …


Catholic School Forced To Cover Up (Accidentally) Inappropriate Statue of Saint

Blackfriars Priory School in South Australia recently unveiled a new statue of St. Dominic, a 12th century saint. That makes sense for a Catholic …

Catholic Schools

Renewables will drive 'steep decline' in wholesale electricity price in Australia – report

Exclusive: Frontier Economics’ modelling commissioned by government says 6,000MW of renewable capacity entering market will reduce prices in 2018-20<p>Modelling commissioned by the Turnbull government as part of its efforts to back in the national energy guarantee says renewables will drive the first …


South Australian koala hugs teddy bear after found in dogs mouth

A baby koala has befriended a cuddly teddy bear as he continues to recover after he was found in the mouth of a dog.<p>Little Buddy, or LB for short, …


A Cheeky Emu Insists Upon Helping His Humans Remove Groceries From the Car

After his humans returned home from grocery shopping, a rather cheeky emu named Eemie (aka Gollop) in Adelaide, South Australia, ran right over and …

Australia's Next Medicinal Cannabis Product Will Cost You $800

A new pharmaceutical cannabidiol product hopes to help tens of thousands of Australians. But it comes at a cost.<p>MGC Pharmaceuticals recently announced it was pairing with pharmaceutical wholesaler HL Pharma to bring adult epilepsy product CannEpil to Australia in early 2018.<p>CannEpil is a …


Lighting up football sponsorship in South Australia


Revenge porn to become a criminal offence under Labor

"Although it has come to be known as 'revenge porn', in some ways this can be misleading," she said.<p>"This sharing of images isn't always as a result …

Australian News

Getting to know the world of South Australian wine

Although we've only been driving away from the city for 15 minutes, the skyscrapers of Adelaide are a distant memory as we head out into the …


University of Melbourne joins first of its kind wind farm development

The <i>Melbourne Renewable Energy Project</i> has united 14 leading universities, cultural institutions, corporations and Councils that have tendered to …

University of Melbourne

Santos Women’s Tour Down Under routes revealed

Leon Bignell November 22, 2017<p>The world’s best female cyclists will race through 32 South Australian towns in January, as part of the 2018 Santos …