SA Premier Peter Malinauskas announces $51.6m flood support package

SA Premier Peter Malinauskas announces .6m flood support package

Riverland community members impacted by flooding will be provided financial support as part of a $51.6 million assistance package, the South Australian Premier announced today. Key points: Premier Peter Malinauskas says the government needs to be flexible in its response to the emergency He committed $4.1m to the tourism sector as part of the relief package … Read more

Hunter mining operators under scrutiny as local MPs call for caution amid Andrew Wilkie’s coal export claims

Hunter mining operators under scrutiny as local MPs call for caution amid Andrew Wilkie’s coal export claims

Federal MPs at the Hunter Valley coalface have called for caution around Andrew Wilkie’s claims of widespread fraud in the mining industry, amid fears it could threaten the region’s reputation. Key points: Hunter MP Dan Repacholi says Labor is waiting for further briefings on Andrew Wilkie’s allegations New England MP Barnaby Joyce has rejected calls for a … Read more

Australia earthquake: Tremors strike off the NSW South Coast

Australia earthquake: Tremors strike off the NSW South Coast

An earthquake has been recorded off the east coast of Australia on Tuesday morning. The 3.2 magnitude quake struck about 7.44am just off the coast of popular tourist destination Batemans Bay, on the NSW South Coast, government agency Geoscience Australia said. The quake had a depth of about 10km. Watch the latest News on Channel … Read more

Journalists with Anglo-Celtic background still ‘vastly over-represented’ on Australian TV screens, report finds

Journalists with Anglo-Celtic background still ‘vastly over-represented’ on Australian TV screens, report finds

Indigenous and cultural diversity in some parts of Australian television news has increased marginally over the past two years, according to a “report card” by Media Diversity Australia (MDA).  However, the report Who Gets to Tell Australian Stories? 2.0 produced in partnership with the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney and released today … Read more

Teens arrested over alleged dating-app assaults on NSW north coast

Teens arrested over alleged dating-app assaults on NSW north coast

Six teenagers have now been arrested following a series of alleged robberies on the NSW north coast involving men using online dating apps.  Key points: Police are investigating a string of alleged robberies on the NSW north coast Six teenagers have been arrested and charged Police say the alleged victims were all using online dating apps Five men … Read more

Inquiry into police response over gay hate crimes in NSW | 7NEWS – 7NEWS Australia

Inquiry into police response over gay hate crimes in NSW | 7NEWS – 7NEWS Australia

Inquiry into police response over gay hate crimes in NSW | 7NEWS  7NEWS Australia Chilling impact of infamous Aussie advert  news.com.au ‘You had to find a secret place’: Growing up gay in a violent Sydney shadow world  Sydney Morning Herald Grim Reaper HIV ads ‘contributed’ to violence against LGBT community, inquiry told  ABC News View Full coverage on Google … Read more

Cigarettes and vapes banned on some Perth streets

Cigarettes and vapes banned on some Perth streets

Some town centres in Perth will become smoke free zones from today, with cigarettes and vapes banned on several of the city’s main streets. Angove and Fitzgerald streets in North Perth, Scarborough Beach Road in Mt Hawthorn, Oxford Street in Leederville, and parts of William Street and Beaufort Street are included in the new no-smoking … Read more