'Kids are going to school without food': Another Nationals MP calls for Newstart raise

Pat Conaghan is the latest Coalition figure to call on his Government to raise the Newstart rate, arguing it is needed to address poverty in rural and regional areas.

Source: ABC News | 26 Feb 2020 | 9:05 am

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Coronavirus economic shocks put a greater focus on Australia-India relations

Australia will be at risk of greater economic pain if it withdraws from the global community over fears of a coronavirus pandemic, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham warns.

Source: ABC News | 26 Feb 2020 | 4:26 am

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Melbourne University offers students $7,500 to help circumvent coronavirus travel ban

One of Australia's most prestigious universities offers cash grants of $7,500 to help Chinese students get around the coronavirus travel ban and resume their studies.

Source: ABC News | 26 Feb 2020 | 4:06 am

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Rio Tinto joins BHP in pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050

Rio Tinto pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, but warns shareholders coronavirus may create "significant uncertainty" for its business operations in coming months.

Source: ABC News | 26 Feb 2020 | 3:56 am

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Award-winning bike-friendly road cost $8 million. Now council is spending $2 million to rip it up

A 200-metre stretch of road in central Geelong becomes the source of a bitter fight between the Victorian Government that wants to keep the $8 million project, and a council that wants to spend $2 million to rip it up in favour of cars.

Source: ABC News | 26 Feb 2020 | 12:41 am

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Is Paul Dale an incredibly 'lucky man' or the victim of a stitch up?

The former Victoria Police drug squad detective is often slapped with the label of "disgraced cop", but Paul Dale wants the public to believe he is the victim of police corruption and a media stitch-up.

Source: ABC News | 26 Feb 2020 | 12:08 am

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Widow of Bourke Street victim directs fury towards police in coronial hearing

Melinda Tan, whose husband Matthew Si was killed in the 2017 Bourke Street car attack, tells the coroner Victoria Police "focused on their careers and safety rather than protecting the public" when they attempted to stop James Gargasoulas.

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 11:03 pm

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Sydney baboons go on the run before vasectomy
Three baboons - one on his way to a vasectomy - fled an Australian hospital, stunning onlookers.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 25 Feb 2020 | 10:29 pm

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Fresh Australian orange juice 'may disappear' from supermarket shelves in the next five years

The citrus industry's peak body holds "grave concerns" for growers, with a 30 per cent drop in land dedicated to Valencia production and low supermarket prices driving returns down.

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 9:41 pm

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'Definitely a regional facility': How North Sydney Council won a $10m pool upgrade grant earmarked for regions

How did the iconic North Sydney Olympic Pool on Sydney Harbour end up with a $10 million federal grant that was originally earmarked for regional and rural groups?

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 8:56 pm

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'Learn from 9/11': Bushfires prompt call for long-term health study of firefighters

Greg Chrystal never thought of wearing a face mask until his doctor told him his respiratory infection was likely caused by weeks of fighting bushfires.

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 8:50 pm

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Chief Judge Peter Kidd on courts and sentencing in Victoria | Mornings with Virginia Trioli
Peter Kidd, Chief Judge at the County Court of Victoria, joins Virginia Trioli on Mornings.

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 7:28 pm

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Law Talk with David Whiting | Mornings with Virginia Trioli
Mornings regular David Whiting joins Virginia Trioli in studio to answer your legal questions.

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 7:02 pm

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Australia's infrastructure body wants to see 'cycling superhighways' in Melbourne

Infrastructure Australia says hundreds of kilometres of "cycling superhighways" should be built in Melbourne in the next five years, as the advisory body pushes for a national focus on water supply in the face of drought and climate change.

Source: ABC News | 25 Feb 2020 | 6:50 pm

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Uighur mother makes plea to join Australian husband
Nadila Wumaier denies Chinese official's claims that she is free to leave house arrest.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 25 Feb 2020 | 2:24 pm

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Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons controversial oil drilling plans
Environmentalists say it is a "huge win" for safeguarding the seas of the Great Australian Bight.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Feb 2020 | 10:11 pm

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Australia intelligence chief warns of neo-Nazi threat
Mike Burgess says "small cells" of right-wing extremists are gathering regularly to spread hate.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Feb 2020 | 5:24 pm

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Julian Assange 'put lives at risk' by sharing unredacted files
The Wikileaks co-founder appears at a court in London on the opening day of his extradition hearing.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Feb 2020 | 12:24 pm

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Australia fires were far worse than any prediction
The 'breathtaking scale' of the Australian bushfires were way beyond anything climate science predicted, say scientists.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Feb 2020 | 10:59 am

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Women's T20 World Cup: Australia beat Sri Lanka after scare
Australia recover from being reduced to 10-3 to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets and claim their first win of the Women's T20 World Cup in Perth.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Feb 2020 | 5:57 am

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James Packer's Crown Resorts casino firm faces probe
Crown Resorts is facing an inquiry into alleged links to organised crime and money laundering.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Feb 2020 | 5:12 am

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Anzac Day: Aboriginal flag row in Western Australia
Critics say the policy to prohibit indigenous displays at war commemorations is offensive.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Feb 2020 | 11:10 pm

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Sydney storm: Thunder and lightning thrash Australian city
One dead and thousands are left without power after thunderstorms hammer Sydney.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Feb 2020 | 10:32 pm

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