Thursday, February 22, 2024

Australia

Bobi loses ‘world’s oldest dog’ title after recent death led to investigation into his real age

Guinness World Records (GWR) has revoked the title of the "world's oldest dog" it had awarded a now-deceased Portuguese canine named Bobi, as it found no conclusive evidence that...

Worksafe investigating after WA refinery workers are exposed to toxic chemicals

The watchdog is investigating after at least 13 workers at Albemarle's Kemerton refinery were treated for chemical exposure, while in a seperate incident a...

How do whales sing? Scientists may have figured it out at last

Whales sing loud enough that their songs travel through the ocean, but the mechanics of how they vocalise has been a mystery. Scientists now...

SA government to spend $100m on desalination plant and pipeline network ‘pre-feasibility study’

The South Australian government explores building a desalination plant on the state's Eyre Peninsula that would deliver water to mining and agriculture in the...

Growers to destroy crops as rice blast fungal disease is found near Lismore

Alarm bells are ringing in NSW after the fungal disease Rice Blast was identified in crops in the state's north, with authorities moving to...

Worst pool parasite outbreak in decades puts Queensland children in hospital

Queenslanders are suffering in record numbers from gastro as they seek respite from the summer heat in pools and waterparks. Read More Just In

Why there’s no silver bullet for the nickel pickle facing the Albanese government

It's a roller coaster commodity: peaks that can draw prime ministers and billionaires to town, but troughs that could make your stomach drop. So,...

Ministers and experts meet to address ‘crisis situation’ on NSW roads

After the sharpest increase in road deaths in 15 years was recorded in 2023, federal and state ministers, as well as experts from home...

The Coalition’s rhetoric doesn’t stack up, but Labor knows all too well the damage another border war can do

As Richard Marles plugs defence black holes, and Peter Dutton plays politics over a boat of foreign nationals arriving on Western Australia’s remote coast,...

Second death in a week on Queensland beaches after lifeguards pull European tourist from the surf

The 66-year-old European tourist was last seen standing in waist-deep water at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast before his wife alerted lifeguards that she...

New NT Police IT system delaying domestic violence court orders, union claims

Up to 200 domestic violence order applications are yet to be scheduled in Northern Territory courts due to issues plaguing NT Police's new data...