Australian Top Stories

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:52:19 +0000
ANZ warns unemployment could rise above 5pc as 'over-qualified' job applicants feel 'abandoned by society'
While the jobless rate has been slowly creeping higher, alarm bells are ringing about the potential for a big surge in unemployment as recruiters report seeing hundreds of applications for a single job. 

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 05:01:30 +0000
Trump is pouncing on Harris's perceived weaknesses. Here's how her campaign could turn them into strengths
Kamala Harris's campaign says she has secured the support of enough Democratic delegates to become her party's nominee. So how could her campaign against Donald Trump shape up?

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 08:45:04 +0000
'Blowing our minds': How 3-year-old Kasey is benefiting from childcare services tailored to her
Liam and Nicole want their children to have the education they didn't. How focusing on the early years impacts a child's future trajectory.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 04:19:32 +0000
Waters off SA, Victoria and Tasmania opened for new gas exploration
The federal government opens waters off the Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian coasts for new gas exploration as it seeks to increase Australia's supply.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 05:38:54 +0000
AFP investigation culminates in arrest of man behind alleged sex-trafficking operation
The Australian Federal Police charge an Arncliffe man with one count of trafficking children and claim to have removed at least seven potential victims from sexual exploitation following a 20-month investigation into an alleged criminal synd...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 04:14:51 +0000
Labor used AI video to mock Dutton's nuclear plan
Just hours after the Queensland premier described a fake video of him dancing as a "turning point" for democracy, a video surfaced of his federal colleagues using the same tactics.  

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:34:07 +0000
The Matildas are haunted by heartbreak. Caitlin Foord says it has them primed for the Olympics
The Matildas have finished fourth in the last Olympics and the last football World Cup. Caitlin Foord believes it has the team primed for a tilt at Parisian Olympic glory.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 04:04:53 +0000
China got through the CrowdStrike meltdown virtually unscathed. Here's why
For much of the world, the CrowdStrike outage meant grounded flights and closed supermarkets. But many parts of Asia did not have the same society-wide consequences of the software update gone wrong.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:54:59 +0000
British tennis great Andy Murray confirms retirement after Olympics
British tennis great Andy Murray has confirmed the Paris Olympic Games will be his final tournament. 

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:09:28 +0000
'Distorted' audio from incorrectly installed bugs hampered Amber Haigh investigation, murder trial hears
The detective who led the investigation into the 19-year-old's disappearance has told a murder trial the operation was hampered by various factors including listening devices in the accused killer's home and car being installed incorrectly. ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 05:00:53 +0000
Perth man fatally stabbed on Thailand beach, US man charged
Authorities arrest an American man over the fatal stabbing of a Perth man during a holiday to Thailand.

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 18:44:22 +0000
These are the major false narratives that will try to convince Americans Kamala Harris isn't fit for office
Only minutes after US Vice-President Kamala Harris announced she would run for president, deeply offensive false narratives about her began to resurface.

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 19:13:51 +0000
'I know Donald Trump's type': Harris draws on prosecutor past in preview of likely campaign strategy
As Democrats rally behind Kamala Harris as their best presidential hope, the vice-president hits the campaign trail, comparing her background as a criminal prosecutor to Donald Trump's trouble in the courts.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 00:48:16 +0000
Julian Assange's wife shares first family photo since husband's release from prison
Stella Assange shares the first photo of the WikiLeaks founder and their children since his release from a British jail last month.

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 19:16:35 +0000
'Can't get my head around it': NDIS participant and workers blow whistle on alleged $300k overcharge by provider
National Disability Insurance Scheme provider Katrina Chivell denies any wrongdoing, after allegations from a former client and two former workers that she overcharged the NDIS by roughly $300,000.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:38:15 +0000
Crackdown on illegal energy drinks 'targeted directly at kids' has suppliers in its sights
Hundreds of illegal energy drinks are seized and two businesses are fined in a crackdown in South Australia on products that breach caffeine safety limits, with health authorities now targeting the suppliers of the products.

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 18:54:35 +0000
While all eyes are on Washington, Beijing is quietly heading into economic oblivion
Australia has done exceptionally well riding the boom in the Chinese economy. But the political and economic uncertainty surrounding the world's two biggest economies — the US and China — points to tougher times ahead.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 05:36:05 +0000
Hearing into judge assault charge concludes with friends raising alleged victim's alcohol use
After seven days of evidence, a hearing into assault and emotional abuse or intimidation charges against a Tasmanian Supreme Court judge has ended. Now the visiting Victorian magistrate will consider further written submissions before handin...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:28:26 +0000
'It's not going away': LGBTQIA+ advocates react with anger after alleged homophobic attacks in Canberra
The LGBTQIA+ community reacts with anger after police said two men had allegedly been lured via the dating app Grindr and assaulted.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 03:50:43 +0000
Skateboarding sensation trying to become Australia's youngest-ever Olympic gold medalist
Street skateboarding phenomenon Chloe Covell begs the question — what were you doing at 14 years of age?

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 18:55:33 +0000
From the Matildas to the Gangurrus — everything you need to know about the Aussie teams bidding for gold in Paris
Ten teams across six sports will represent Australia at the Paris Olympic Games, and many of them have genuine hopes of taking a medal home with them.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:55:10 +0000
Alice Springs resident says she was threatened with machete after running to help neighbour
Police are investigating potential links between four robberies in which some residents were allegedly threatened in their homes with weapons.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 01:58:06 +0000
Off-duty police officer uses dog lead to help save life of surfer attacked by shark in northern NSW
A 3-metre white shark is believed to have inflicted a bite on a 23-year-old man who was found by an off-duty police officer.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 03:50:23 +0000
Google has decided not to scrap third-party cookies. What are they and what does it mean for users?
After years of back and forth, the maker of the Chrome browser decides not to scrap third-party cookies.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 02:28:00 +0000
Human remains found during excavation for new Hobart school building now top 1,300 — with 500 more expected
The continued exhumation of a former cemetery on the grounds of a prestigious Hobart boys' school has uncovered an additional 1,300 human remains — with around 500 more bodies yet to be found.