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Brisbane is now the front runner to host this year's NRL grand final with Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk making a final public pitch on the state's behalf.The ARL Commission is set to meet on Wednesday evening in Sydney to discuss the October 2 decider, after negotiations with both the NSW and Queensland governments.
A federal jury has been empanelled in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago to decide multiple charges against the R&B; singer, as prosecutors and defence lawyers argued toward the end of the process about whether the government was improperly attempting to keep some Black people from the jury.
Afghanistan's flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Games and other prominent women's sports campaigners have been safely relocated to Australia following a year-long Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) project.Two-time Olympics sprinter and flag bearer Kimia Yousofi, her mother and one of her three brothers were among five Afghan families with Olympic links to land in Australia this week.
Santos has reported record production, earnings, and cashflow in the first-half of 2022 on increased demand and rising oil and LNG prices.The gas company reported on Wednesday a half-year net profit after tax of $US1.
Governor-General David Hurley's role in Scott Morrison's secret ministry appointments is being questioned by sitting parliamentarians.Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has called on the governor-general to explain the legal advice he received in order to appoint Mr Morrison to five additional portfolios in 2020 and 2021.
Hollywood stars Chris and Luke Hemsworth have thrown their money behind a Melbourne project to bring the extinct Tasmanian tiger back to life.The University of Melbourne earlier this year launched a research lab to 'de-extinct' the thylacine, to give the marsupial its official name, following a $5 million philanthropic donation.
The government will fund 20,000 additional university places for students from under-represented backgrounds to address skills shortages in certain industries.The additional places will be split over two years starting from 2023.
Queensland's Indigenous truth telling inquiry will have the power to compel people and entities to give evidence and will likely be up and running within 12 months.The state government has pledged to hold an inquiry as part of its plan to strike historic treaties with the Indigenous peoples of Queensland, which was unveiled on Tuesday.
The number of Queensland women receiving a prison sentence has more than tripled since 2005/06, jumping from 485 cases to more than 2100 over 13 years.7 per cent of women were jailed as part of their sentence, a report from the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council shows.
Biotech company CSL has posted a six per cent drop in full-year net profit to $US2.22 billion) on constant currency basis, as challenges due to the ongoing pandemic limited supply for its key blood plasma products.
Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler have headed to the BMW Championship in Wilmington on Tuesday to attend a player meeting regarding the LIV Golf Series and its threat to the PGA Tour.First reported by Fire Pit Collective and ESPN late on Monday night, Woods was expected to "rally support around the PGA Tour" among the top players in the world who haven't already defected.
US First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms, the White House has announced.The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since August 10, and the 71-year-old first lady began experiencing symptoms on Monday.
After multiple lay-days the 10th and final leg of the World Surf League is underway with organisers calling the Tahiti Pro at Teahupo'o on.Competition will get underway on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) with the women's opening round and then the elimination heats.
The Victorian opposition has pledged to shelve the government's $35 billion rail line if it wins the November state election.Liberals leader Matthew Guy on Wednesday vowed to instead pour the money into Victoria's health system, which he says has been plagued by years of mismanagement and neglect.
Another senior NSW Liberal MP has told embattled Premier Dominic Perrottet he's bowing out at the March election.Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello announced on Wednesday he had "made the difficult decision to retire from politics" after 14 years and four elections.
Socceroos goalkeeper Maty Ryan has made his FC Copenhagen debut and helped his new club to within 90 minutes of a place in the lucrative UEFA Champions League group stage.Ryan, who recently joined from Real Sociedad in Spain, was forced to make two important saves in the 2-1 first-leg play-off win over Turkish champions Trabzonspor.
NASA's gigantic Space Launch System moon rocket, topped with an uncrewed astronaut capsule, is set to begin an hours-long crawl to its launch pad ahead of the behemoth's debut test flight later this month.The 98 metre-tall rocket is scheduled to embark on its first mission to space - without any humans - on August 29.
Moscow has denounced sabotage and Ukraine hinted at responsibility for new explosions at a military base in Russian-annexed Crimea that is an important supply line for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.The blasts on Tuesday engulfed an ammunition depot at a military base in the north of the Crimean peninsula, disrupting trains and forcing the evacuation of 2000 people from a nearby village, according to Russian officials and news agencies.
Wolfgang Petersen, the German director whose films include Das Boot, Air Force One and The Perfect Storm, has died at the age of 81.He died on Friday of pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family at his Los Angeles home, his assistant said on Tuesday.
Australian scientists are using DNA technology typically used in human medicine to discover what's living in the ocean and where - five litres at a time.It's a humble start but the technology has the potential to radically reshape marine conservation efforts around the globe.