St Basil bosses Kon Kontis and Vicky Kos fight testifying order

Officials at a Melbourne aged care home where 50 residents died in a devastating Covid-19 outbreak have argued they should not be forced to give evidence at a coroner’s inquest. Officials at a Melbourne aged care home where 50 residents died in a Covid-19 outbreak have opposed the presentation of evidence as it would lead … Read more

Ashes of mother lost by Qantas on London-Sydney flight

A woman is ‘non-functional with distress’ following an error by Qantas after flying to Sydney from London. A woman says her partner is ‘nonfunctional with distress’ after Qantas lost a bag containing her mother’s ashes. The couple flew from Heathrow Airport to Sydney on Saturday morning but were still waiting for the bag to arrive … Read more

ACMA: Lycamobile hit with additional penalty of over $180,000

A telecommunications company has been hit with a massive fine – for the second time – for major breaches. Lycamobile was hit with an additional fine of more than $180,000 after the telecommunications company failed to comply with orders stemming from previously identified public safety deficiencies. Last year, Lycamobile paid a $604,800 fine and entered … Read more

Anthony Albanese’s ‘clean energy superpower’ vow to world leaders

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledged to make Australia a “clean energy superpower” at a late night global economic forum. Anthony Albanese has told world leaders he wants Australia to be a renewable energy ‘superpower’, making the vow at a global economic forum convened by US President Joe Biden. Speaking to the online forum on Friday … Read more

AEMO declares no electricity reserve in NSW, Qld as energy crisis worsens

Energy Minister Matt Kean has advised Sydneysiders to reduce their energy use tonight amid the country’s energy crisis. Millions of Australians have been ordered not to use their dishwashers tonight. NSW Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean has told Sydneysiders to reduce their energy use between 5.30pm and 8.30pm tonight amid the country’s energy crisis. … Read more

AEMO declares no electricity reserve in NSW, Qld as energy crisis worsens

Australia’s energy market operator hit an extraordinary milestone this afternoon as the power crisis hits a new low. Australia’s energy regulator has taken the extraordinary step of suspending the electricity market across the country with immediate effect in a bid to prevent massive blackouts. The drastic intervention means the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will … Read more

Cost of living: Additional $650 per month needed for mortgage, groceries, gas, electricity

A typical Australian family is expected to shell out around $650 more for their mortgage, groceries, petrol and electricity by Christmas. The rising cost of living is a concern for many Australians. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has warned of “soaring inflation” and “rising interest rates” as defining challenges for the Australian economy. So how much more … Read more

Federal election losers payout: Frydenberg and Kenneally eligible for thousands

In a little-known Labor perk, MPs who have been kicked out of their seats may be eligible for a $100,000 silver lining…at taxpayer expense. Taxpayers are expected to shell out more than $2 million in golden handshakes to MPs and senators who were dumped unceremoniously by voters in the May 21 election. MPs are eligible … Read more

Malcolm Turnbull warns rise of ‘teal’ independents threatens Liberal finances

The magnitude of the Liberal Party’s defeat on Saturday not only threatens its position in Parliament. Malcolm Turnbull says there is another problem. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spoken out about the Liberals’ election defeat, warning it has ramifications for the party’s finances as well as its standing in parliament. Talk to The Sydney … Read more

Sydney and Melbourne CBDs suffer as workers favor WFH and resist return to office

Sydney and Melbourne could be cursed to forever remain a shadow of their former selves due to the stubborn mindset of their working population. Sydney and Melbourne could be cursed to forever remain a shadow of their former selves as workers refuse to return to the office. Latest Google mobility data released over weekend found … Read more