Thousands More Flee Amid Severe Floods In Sydney

The floods, heavy rain and powerful winds led to power cuts for 19,000 homes. Sydney: Rain-swollen rivers spilled mud-brown waters across swathes of Sydney on Tuesday, swamping homes and roads while forcing thousands to flee. Emergency services have now instructed about 50,000 people to evacuate or to prepare to escape the rising waters in New … Read more

Australian politics live: Labor promises NDIS overhaul, Morrison campaigns on mining and energy | Australia news

Well, now that the Easter long weekend is over, the campaigning is about to get under way today, with the gloves all the way off. Scott Morrison is still in Western Australia where he will promise $250m for mining jobs. It’s all about “clean” “hydrogen hubs” and rare earth minerals (like lithium for batteries) but … Read more

Australian politics live: Morrison to visit Perth as Liberal divisions grow over Katherine Deves; Albanese gets mixed reception at Bluesfest | Australia news

Good morning and welcome to day seven of the election campaign. On a weekend where we weren’t supposed to have much campaigning, Scott Morrison had a brain fade moment of his own, saying “Mr Speaker” while answering a journalist’s question (this was played off as amusing but you have to wonder what would have been … Read more

Australia politics live update: George Christensen to stand for One Nation, Scott Morrison confronted by activist | Australia news

Hello and welcome to what is only day three (full campaign day) of the federal election campaign. Hard to believe it is only Wednesday given what a year we have already had, but here we are. Making news this morning – NewsCorp is reporting George Christensen is set to be announced as a One Nation … Read more

Australia politics live updates: Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese visit key seats as election campaign gets under way | Australia news

Good morning and welcome to the first full day of official campaigning. Both major political parties have been campaigning for weeks, but it was only yesterday when the election was officially called, bringing an end to the 46th parliament. Can’t think there will be too many sorry to see it go. So now the battle … Read more

Australia news live updates: Bushmaster combat vehicles to be sent to Ukraine; ‘Deltacron’ detected in NSW | Australia news

Good morning all, and happy Friday! It’s Matilda here with you today and let’s start with the unfolding flood situation in areas of NSW. Early this morning, evacuation orders were issued for people living in Cornwallis and the eastern part of Richmond lowlands. Residents in parts of Cattai, Pitt Town and Agnes Banks were also … Read more

Australia news live updates: MPs respond to Morrison criticism; ministers label Putin a ‘war criminal’; 20 Covid deaths | Australia news

Good morning everyone, it’s Matilda Boseley here, ready to take you through the day’s news. But actually, first up I have some news brought to you by my esteemed colleague Daniel Hurst: the defense minister, Peter Duttonwill today name two large US weapons makers as “strategic partners” in Australia’s own push to manufacture and maintain … Read more

Australia news live updates: fourth Covid vaccine rolled out to vulnerable groups, weather warnings for Victoria | Australia news

It’s Mostafa Rachwani with you this morning, coming to you from a bright and chilly Sydney. We begin today in Victoria, where Gippsland residents have been urged to monitor flooding levels, after facing heavy rainfall and damaging winds yesterday. Watch and act warnings were issued for communities near the Cann River, Buchan River, Bemm River, … Read more

Australia v England: Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 final – live! | Sport

8.40pm EDT 20:40 Well the big news from the team lists is that Ellyse Perry is back for Australia. It’s unlikely that she’ll bowl, but she’ll be hoping for a big game with the bat. Although she is Australia’s biggest name, I don’t think it would have troubled the favorites too much if Perry hadn’t … Read more

Australia live news updates: Morrison faces further questions over 2007 preselection; severe weather to hit Victoria | Australia news

6.46pm EDT 18:46 Journalist Hugh Riminton has looked at last week’s budget and how it sets up Scott Morrison for the upcoming election. He writes this morning how the budget was designed to tell Australians their jobs were secure, they were getting some cash and here’s some cheaper petrol to go with it. The pressure … Read more