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Australia Day: Why young Aussies are shunning their national holiday

A push to shift controversial Australia Day is gaining momentum - and increasingly in workplaces.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 26 Jan 2023 | 7:40 am

Alice Springs: Alcohol limited in Australian town due to violence

A spike in alcohol-fuelled violence has prompted the government to impose the measures.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 25 Jan 2023 | 4:49 am

Climate change: Bill Gates backs Australian start-up targeting cow burps

Livestock - such as cows - produce methane when their stomachs are digesting hard fibres.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 24 Jan 2023 | 5:16 pm

Jacinda Ardern abuse 'abhorrent', says incoming NZ PM Chris Hipkins

Chris Hipkins vows to protect his family from the treatment his predecessor, Jacinda Ardern, received.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 23 Jan 2023 | 4:45 am

Shark attack on dolphin in Sydney closes popular beaches

Hundreds of people had been about to enter the water to compete in the Manly Open Surf carnival.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 22 Jan 2023 | 1:38 am

Kurtley Beale: Australian rugby player charged over alleged sexual assault

Kurtley Beale is suspected of attacking on a woman at a Sydney pub.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 21 Jan 2023 | 12:51 am

Australia's 'Toadzilla': Record-breaking cane toad found in Queensland

The cane toad, weighing in at 2.7kg, is six times bigger than the average specimen.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Jan 2023 | 2:04 pm

The race to make diesel engines run on hydrogen

Ordinary diesel trucks could be converted to a hydrogen-diesel mix, according to researchers in Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Jan 2023 | 1:23 pm

Cassius Turvey: Three more charged over Aboriginal teen bashing death

Cassius Turvey was walking home from school with friends when police say he was attacked with a metal pole.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Jan 2023 | 12:30 pm

Sydney teacher among Nepal air crash victims

An Australian cyclist, a Korean soldier and his son, a dancer and a singer were among those on board.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Jan 2023 | 10:40 pm

Snot bubbles and belly flops keep echidnas cool, research finds

Australian researchers discovered the native animal's unusual cooling methods using thermal imaging.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jan 2023 | 9:54 pm

Traffic stopped for koala crossing highway in Australia

Will Thornton steps in to help a marsupial trying to cross the Gold Coast Highway in Queensland.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Jan 2023 | 9:51 pm

Cardinal Pell's death brings few tears in Australia

George Pell was reviled by many for his alleged role in child sexual abuse scandals.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Jan 2023 | 12:21 am

Australia flood crisis: 'Once in a century'

Heavy rain brought by a tropical cyclone has hit Western Australia, leaving communities stranded.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 9 Jan 2023 | 1:09 pm

Australia helicopter collision: Mid-air clash wreckage covers Gold Coast

Four people have died after two helicopters collided near Seaworld on Australia's Gold Coast.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 3 Jan 2023 | 12:41 am

Brisbane murder: 'I've got to be strong now for our kids'

The husband of a British woman killed in Australia says he "broke down" telling their children.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 30 Dec 2022 | 3:12 am

He Huang: How a comedian divided Chinese social media

Chinese comedian He Huang went viral with a performance in Sydney, prompting a heated response.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 23 Dec 2022 | 8:02 am

'Use my correct title': Australia's female Speaker repeatedly called 'Mr'

Opposition leader Peter Dutton called Sharon Claydon "Mr Speaker" in parliament on Thursday.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 16 Dec 2022 | 4:51 pm

Escape of Taronga Zoo lions in Sydney caught on camera

Taronga Zoo, in Australia, has released footage of the incident, which happened last month.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 2 Dec 2022 | 1:17 am

Naked volunteers pose for Bondi Beach artwork

The installation was designed by artist Spencer Tunick, to raise awareness of skin cancer.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 27 Nov 2022 | 12:34 am

Scott Morrison's 'bullets' for protesters comment stuns Australian UN representative

An Australian member of a UN committee about discrimination against women describes the Prime Minister's reference to a threat of violence against female protesters as "saddening".

Source: ABC News | 16 Mar 2021 | 1:30 pm

News Corp and Sky News strike pay deal with Facebook

News Corp says it has reached a multi-year agreement with Facebook that covers its major Australian mastheads, including The Australian, Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, as well as regional publications.

Source: ABC News | 16 Mar 2021 | 12:49 pm

'If you're offered it, take it': Government backs AstraZeneca despite blood clot concerns

Australian health advisors and the government remain committed to the rollout of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, despite safety concerns overseas and on the backbench.

Source: ABC News | 16 Mar 2021 | 11:46 am

‘Tragic scene’ as body found in Brisbane

The body of a mother who vanished moments after reporting a break-in at her home has been found inside a car boot.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

BBL team’s rise from humiliation to finals

From being rolled for a world record-low 15 to scraping into the BBL finals, Sydney Thunder’s Jason Sangha concedes his team’s season has been a “rollercoaster”.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

Aussies make bold Australia Day statement

Australia extended its unbeaten run in T20s to 667 days by thrashing Pakistan in a match indigenous star Ash Gardner didn’t want played as her teammates showed the ultimate support for her anti-Australia Day stance.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

Aussie of the Year defends star from trolls

New Australian of the Year, body image advocate Taryn Brumfitt, has called out online trolls over the body shaming of tennis champion and commentator Jelena Dokic.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

Boy struck by lightning

A boy is recovering in hospital after he was struck by lightning on a beach in Shellharbour in NSW.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

Dutton’s next move on Indigenous Voice

Peter Dutton will have the opportunity to ask for more details of the Voice to parliament when he meets with the group of Indigenous representatives working on the referendum.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

Croc spotted roaming streets in flood town

A lost crocodile spotted roaming the streets of a remote West Australian town has put up a fight, but is now safely back where it belongs.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

‘Fearless’ Heat seek BBL redemption

The Brisbane Heat have vowed to adopt a “fearless” approach to Friday night’s do-or-die BBL finals clash against Sydney Thunder following their meek and embarrassing loss to the Hobart Hurricanes.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

‘Nasty’ thunderstorm threatens Sydney

Greater Sydney is set to have a wet end to a scorching Australia Day public holiday with severe thunderstorms to hit the city.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

No return for flight attendant who fell asleep

One of Australia’s major airlines has won a legal battle with a flight attendant who was accused of stealing food and sleeping at work, and who had argued she’d been unfairly dismissed.

Source: National Breaking News | — Australia’s leading news site |

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