Australia

Rain set to continue in parts of NSW

Rain is expected to continue lashing parts of drought-stricken NSW. The state’s northeast and Northern Rivers regions are tipped to receive further showers on Sunday, as a system that has caused bucketing rain and flash flooding in Queensland moves south. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Abrar Shabren said on Saturday afternoon the effect would be felt for at least another day ...

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NSW faces catastrophic fire conditions

Firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales were bracing for “catastrophic” fire conditions on Saturday as temperatures well above 40C (104F) and strong winds were set to fuel more than 100 fires burning across the state. Authorities asked people to delay travel, at the start of what is normally a busy Christmas holiday period, warning of the unpredictability ...

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Australia is a bludger on carbon emissions, not an overachiever

The Prime Minister has been fond of telling people not to panic lately. Don’t panic about the economy being as stagnant as the water in the Darling River (where NSW is preparing for “fish Armageddon”). Don’t panic that most of the east coast of Australia is either engulfed in bushfires or choking on smoke. According to the Prime Minister, there’s ...

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Your weekend in Melbourne December 14 to 15

POP Pop, soul and jazz artist Tilarni performs a show dedicated to Whitney Houston in The Australian Whitney Houston Show. From dance numbers to ballads, the show features 18 of Houston’s most popular hits performed with a line-up of Melbourne musicians and dancers. Tilarni has performed with the Melbourne Gospel Choir on Good Morning Australia, the TV Week Logies, and ...

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Number of centenarians rises sharply in Australia

The number of Aussies aged over 100 grew by more than 30 per cent between 2013 and 2018, with Victoria showing a significant leap in centenarians. In total, there are 4828 centenarians in Australia, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018 census data. That number was up from 3623 in 2013. According to latest figures, New South Wales has the ...

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ABSC Inc. celebrates its First Anniversary and launches Ekonomos magazine

[slideshow_deploy id=’12848′] The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. held its inaugural Annual Gala Dinner to mark the first anniversary of the Council’s establishment at The Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Homebush on Wednesday 27 November 2019. Studded with almost 300 eminent business leaders, ambassadorial and consular officials, academics, political leaders, community leaders and representative members of the press, this sensational function ...

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Sydney news: NSW economy loses to Tasmania, suspected hydroponic set-up damaged by fire

Here’s what you need to know this morning. NSW economy falls behind Tasmania NSW’s economy has dropped behind Tasmania, while Victoria remains the best performing economy in the country, according to CommSec’s State of the States report. The quarterly report shows NSW was a solid performer in construction but fell on relative population growth and dwelling starts. CommSec said Victoria ...

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Boom, doom and gloom: The forces uniting Australia and the United States

Why the long faces, everyone? For years, Australian consumers have been twitchy. With good reason. A lethal combination of soaring household debt, overpriced real estate and painfully weak wages have seen households slam the brakes on spending. Now, the pessimism is spreading to the business world and to financial markets. A survey of corporate leaders last week — almost 1,500 ...

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