Million-year-old ice buried deep in Antarctica could hold crucial information about the planet’s past and help climate predictions. And scientists with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) are a step closer to unearthing it. On Monday, they unveiled a drill designed to reach three kilometres below the surface of the frozen continent. “What we’re
Prime Minister Scott Morrison needs to leverage Australia’s relationship with the United States in order to end the US-China trade war, according to Labor frontbencher Tim Watts. While visiting the US Mr Morrison threw his support behind President Trump’s trade demands, especially regarding allegations of intellectual property theft by Beijing. The
September 23, 2019. Rhyce Bailey Butcher Corney, 19, leaves the WA District Court. He will be sentenced on Tuesday for causing grievous bodily harm to another teenager last year. (AAP Video/Angie Raphael)
The government has shelved a plan to force a large number of migrants to settle in regional towns and cities and will instead rely on an incentive-based approach. Population Minister Alan Tudge told Sky News the proposal — inspired by the Canadian migration model — would assist Australia in the distribution of population growth. “Canada has done
Police release CCTV of three youths wanted in relation to an alleged stabbing incident in CBD of Sydney
Supplied video obtained September 23, 2019 of CCTV depicting three youths who are wanted to assist police with their inquiries into a stabbing in the CBD of Sydney.(AAP Video/SuppliedNSW Police NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Supplied video obtained September 23, 2019 of police vision arresting and charging two males following investigations into a public order incident where police were allegedly threatened by a group at Claymore earlier this month.(AAP Video/Supplied/NSW Police) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
There were once at least 250 indigenous Australian languages — now, there are just a few.
The Reserve Bank will likely look to preemptively cut interest rates ahead of an expected spike in the unemployment rate, according to economist Stephen Koukoulas. The RBA is widely expected to cut rates to a paltry 0.75 per cent when it meets next Tuesday. Mr Koukoulas told Sky News a consistently low inflation rate coupled with a rise in the participation
Supplied video obtained September 23, 2019 of the construction of an ice core drill ‘head’ that will eventually bore 3000 metres into the Antarctic ice cap to extract ice cores that must withstand temperatures of minus 55 degrees. Scientists will use the drill at a remote field camp, 1200 kilometres inland in Antarctica, over a four year period from
After being robbed last week, an Ipswich business has copped it again after a woman used a fake $100 note to buy goods.
Centrelink has dramatically ramped up its seizure of tax refunds to target past welfare recipients over robodebts and other welfare overpayments, new figures reveal. In a response to a Senate question on notice, the Department of Human Services confirmed it recovered $63.4m in 2018-19 by asking the Australian Tax Office to reclaim a person’s tax refund
Labor is calling on the government to release the “awful lot” of reports that Barnaby Joyce says he sent directly to the prime minister by text message during his time as special drought envoy. The agriculture minister, David Littleproud, told parliament last week that no report written by Joyce existed, but the former Nationals leader claimed he had
Supplied video obtained September 23, 2019 of a GWS Giants press conference featuring star player Toby Greene. Greene speaks to the media about his playing style going into the AFL Grand Final against Richmond. "I probably won't be doing anything near anyone's face, but I'll be playing how I usually play," Greene says. (AAP Video/Supplied/GWS) NO ARCHIVING,
Clive Palmer’s $60m in spending at the 2019 election shows Australia needs caps on political expenditure – not just donations – a group of civil society organisations has warned. The group, led by the Human Rights Law Centre, Australian Conservation Foundation and the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania, called for the electoral reform in a submission
September 23, 2019. NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes speaks at a population summit in Sydney, talking about the need for a “broader conversation” about the implications of population on infrastructure provision and land-use planning policy. “That’s why… we brought the planning ministers from across Australia together in the first
Prime Minister Scott Morrison signing for International Day of Sign Languages.
The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has formally refused to provide any evidence to support her claims to parliament that climate change activists are using devices “laced with traps”. Last month, Palaszczuk made the comments – along with social media posts saying protesters were using “sinister tactics” and intended to cause harm – as she
Zeeshan Akbar, 29, was killed while working at the Caltex service station on Bungendore Rd in the NSW town of Queanbeyan in April 2017. His body was found by a colleague shortly before midnight. The 19-year-old offender, who was 16 at the time, was due to face a judge-alone trial today before Justice Geoffrey Bellew at the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney
Patrick Dangerfield dubbed the favourite to win this year’s Brownlow Medal, Wallabies winger Reece Hodge faces being banned from the World Cup and Cameron Smith is free to play in the NRL Preliminary Final.
T he recent drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries has raised fresh concerns that Australia is not meeting our obligation to the International Energy Agency to maintain oil stocks equal to 90 days of consumption. Among other things, it has been suggested that the defence forces might run out of fuel . This all sounds alarming. But a moment’s