Storms expected to lash parts of central and eastern Victoria today could bring some good news for firefighting efforts.
Qantas is set to temporarily pause the transport of boxers, pugs and bulldogs on its airlines following the death of two dogs in December.
Chair of the Senate’s Environment Committee Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has announced today she will move for the Faunal Extinction Inquiry to examine the impact of the catastrophic fires across the country on endangered wildlife and flora. Senator Hanson-Young said the already-established Inquiry gave the Parliament an opportunity to immediately get on with what needs to … Continue reading “Push for Senate to examine impact of fires on faunal extinction”
Children attending child care and students in bushfire-declared communities will receive additional mental health support. Students from bushfire-declared communities will also receive special consideration to access scholarships for higher education. Minister for Education Dan Tehan said child care centres, preschools, schools and universities are important community touchpoints that are helping families and children get back … Continue reading “Supporting families affected by bushfires”
Up to 80 Coffs Harbour seniors will be the first to try out the NSW Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card from Thursday, 23 January ahead of applications opening statewide later this month. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the new card would ease the burden of travel costs for eligible seniors living in rural and … Continue reading “COFFS TO PILOT REGIONAL SENIORS TRAVEL CARD”
The NSW Government is undertaking unprecedented recovery work to ensure the 178 schools in bushfire affected communities are repaired and cleaned for staff and students for Day 1, Term 1. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the work will be a mammoth task, with the repair bill sitting at approximately $20 million. Ms Mitchell and … Continue reading “SIGNIFICANT SCHOOL BUSHFIRE RECOVERY ON TRACK FOR DAY ONE”
While it’s extremely unlikely that 20 Republicans would break the party lines necessary to impeach Mr Trump, there’s still plenty at stake in this impeachment trial.
Major highways remain cut, theme parks are closed and dozens of vehicles have been swamped as up to 300mm of torrential rain hits Queensland.
The Wiggles have confirmed their show to raise funds for the bushfire crisis will go ahead tonight, despite Yellow Wiggle Greg Page coming close to death last night.
President Vladimir Putin has fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.
President Donald Trump is adding three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defence team, including the hard-charging prosecutor whose work led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Iran’s supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation.