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The Queensland government will seek to address mistakes made during the response to floods sparked by tropical ex-cyclone Seth as the full extent of the recovery becomes clearer.Deputy Premier Steven Miles has been touring the affected region about three hours north of Brisbane, and has heard community concern over a response that could have been "better and faster".
Women's safety advocates have welcomed a move to make it easier to provide input into a domestic violence plan spanning the next decade.Brittany Higgins called out the federal government for being "breathtakingly disrespectful" after it set a two-week consultation period in the middle of January.
Construction work is set to start on a huge US fuel storage depot in the Northern Territory to support military operations in the Asia-Pacific region.The $270 million project capable of holding 300 million litres will be the largest purpose-built fuel storage facility in northern Australia.
New Zealand officials believe three people have been killed in Tonga as the navy readies two ships to assist in the aftermath of Saturday's volcano eruption.On Tuesday, New Zealand's acting High Commissioner Peter Lund said state of emergency had been declared in Tonga, and a massive cleanup operation was underway on Tongatapu and the capital Nuku'alofa, blanketed in ash from the blast.
Australia's share market was a little higher on Tuesday and some of the biggest moves were in household-name retail stocks.31 per cent as traders followed European markets, which closed higher after Chinese rate cuts.
Queensland's daily COVID-19 death toll has more than doubled in 24 hours, with authorities concerned more people are at risk because vaccinations are slowing.Sixteen people died with the virus in the latest reporting period to 6.
Mining giant Rio Tinto has forecast greater iron ore exports in 2022 but is assuming the worst of the pandemic is over for its workforce.The company on Tuesday tipped exports of the steel-making commodity would increase from 322 million tonnes in 2021 to a range of 320 million tonnes to 335 million tonnes this year.
The coronavirus pandemic has "steamrolled and crushed" South Australia's health system, a state parliamentary committee has been told.Australian Medical Association state President Michelle Atchison said SA did not have enough ambulances, mental health patients were going without support and health workers were overworked and exhausted.
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is set to marry partner Vikki Campion after the federal election due by May.Mr Joyce popped the question to Ms Campion, and received a positive response, at a restaurant in Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast last weekend.
The Brooklyn Nets' stretch without injured superstar Kevin Durant has begun with a 114-107 loss at the surging Cleveland Cavaliers but it was Kyle Kuzma that produced the highlight of the night in the NBA.Without Durant to make the big shot, snatch the key rebound or take over like he's done countless times for Brooklyn, Darius Garland strengthened his All-Star case with 22 points and 12 assists as the Cavs sealed a fifth-straight win.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says rapid antigen tests will play a role in the government's strategy to get kids back to school for term one as the state's COVID-19 situation worsens."We see a role of rapid antigen tests .
COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities continue to grow, with providers suggesting more than half will soon be impacted.Data released late last week showed there were more than 7000 active cases among residents, spread across about 1100 facilities.
A winter snowstorm creeping up the east coast of the United States into Canada is expected to dump more than 60 centimetres of snow in some areas, grounding planes and stranding motorists.More than 4200 flights in the United States were cancelled or delayed on Monday, according to FlightAware.
Tasmania has reported 1310 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest figure since January 12.Two people are in intensive care as of Tuesday, the most since the island state reopened to mainland hotspots in mid-December.
Beth Mooney's Ashes appear over and her World Cup campaign is in doubt after the world's best Twenty20 batter suffered a broken jaw at Australia's team training.Mooney was hit by a ball under the grill of her helmet at training on Monday and was set to have surgery on Tuesday, with officials uncertain when she will be able to return.
Britain will freeze funding for the BBC for two years and debate whether a universal licence fee should continue, the government says, sparking accusations of "cultural vandalism".While the government did not want to "destroy" the 100-year-old British "beacon", Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told parliament that it could not receive more money at a time when households were being hit by rising taxes and energy bills.
Keeping shelves stocked will be helped by electric trucks, peak bodies say.The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) have joined forces to call for urgent reforms.
A Norwegian court will this week hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik explain why he believes he should be released from prison after spending more than a decade behind bars.Breivik, a far-right extremist, killed 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime atrocity in July 2011.
The government's handling of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 during summer has led to a voter backlash, with the coalition falling behind Labor in a new opinion poll.The Resolve Political Monitor poll, published on Tuesday in Nine newspapers, saw Labor leading the government 35 per cent to 34 on primary vote.