Category: Aussie News

How well-paid principal helped struggling school lift academic performance

How well-paid principal helped struggling school lift academic performance

Four years ago, the NSW Education Department undertook an experiment. Fifteen principals were employed on salaries of up to $200,000 per year to try and lift academic performance in struggling schools. All the schools have large numbers of Indigenous students and all are based in regional and remote parts of the state. The program is […]

Flights to and from Bali set to resume

Flights to and from Bali set to resume

Relief is in sight for some tourists grounded in Bali, with Virgin and Jetstar set to resume flights from the holiday hotspot. A lingering volcanic ash cloud had forced the cancellation of several flights from Bali, keeping thousands of holidaymakers stranded. Jetstar plan on flying six services from Bali to Australia on Sunday evening and […]

Aussies stranded as Bali conditions again worsen

Aussies stranded as Bali conditions again worsen

More Bali flights have again been cancelled as conditions worsen leaving thousands of Australians stuck following disruptions from Mount Agung’s volcanic ash cloud. Thousands of Australians could remain stranded in Bali as flying conditions worsen one week since Mount Agung erupted, sending plumes of ash into the air and forcing the temporary closure of Denpasar […]

Massive storms hit Australia’s southeast

Massive storms hit Australia’s southeast

VICTORIANS have been warned to expect an “unprecedented” deluge this weekend with severe thunderstorm and flood warnings for the state. Up to 300mm of rain is expected in the next three days including “large hailstones” and damaging winds with the “worst yet to come”. Several major events have been cancelled including Taste of Melbourne, Polo […]

Stranded Australians head home from Bali

Stranded Australians head home from Bali

Australians stranded for nearly four days in Bali are finally heading home after the ash cloud from Mount Agung cleared, allowing Denpasar Airport to reopen. The first flights arrived in Perth on Thursday afternoon, bringing home a relieved and out of pocket Phil Wickham Mr Wickham caught the second AirAsia flight back to Perth, landing […]

NSW Government launches safety campaign on driving

NSW Government launches safety campaign on driving

Hairdresser Brooke Richardson had been driving to work in 2012, when she sent a text message to a client asking: “Are you still going to make it today?” The 20-year-old P-plate driver never made it to work, after she was killed when her car hit a tree in the Victorian town of Cobram, near the […]

40,000 evacuated from Bali volcano

40,000 evacuated from Bali volcano

Around 40,000 people have been evacuated near Bali’s erupting Mount Agung volcano, but tens of thousands still need to move after an imminent large eruption warning was issued. “We really ask people in the danger zone to evacuate immediately because there’s a potential for a bigger eruption,” said Sutopo, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation […]

Greater Sydney and NSW undergo state’s ‘largest’ timetable overhaul

Greater Sydney and NSW undergo state’s ‘largest’ timetable overhaul

You better check your timetable before leaving the house this week as more than 9,000 new weekly train, bus and ferry services launch for the Greater Sydney network. The Illawarra, Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Hunter have new bus and train timetables and regional trains will also be affected throughout New South Wales. Premier Gladys […]

Mystery surrounds launch of Amazon in Australia

Mystery surrounds launch of Amazon in Australia

Amazon will soon launch its online store in Australia. The web giant has already opened a massive warehouse in Melbourne, and will find itself in competition with retailers including David Jones, Myer and JB Hi-Fi. Many of these larger companies are nervous about the impact Amazon will have on their business, however smaller retailers are […]

Tesla’s Aussie mega battery to power up

Tesla’s Aussie mega battery to power up

SOUTH Australia’s mega battery will be powered up for the first time in coming days as testing of the 100MW facility begins. Built by US tech billionaire Elon Musk’s Tesla company, the enormous battery is expected to be ready to provide power to the state from December 1. Tesla powerpacks, connected to the 99-turbine Hornsdale […]

Sydney’s Olympic Stadium to be knocked down

Sydney’s Olympic Stadium to be knocked down

The Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Football Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt in a $2 billion overhaul signed off by New South Wales Cabinet today. Work at the Sydney Football Stadium site at Moore Park is expected to start next year, followed by the Homebush Olympic stadium in 2019 Senior government sources described this […]

NSW to scrap rego fees for heavy toll users

NSW to scrap rego fees for heavy toll users

DRIVERS who spend big on tolls each week are set to save nearly $400 a year under a plan to waive car registration fees. MOTORISTS in NSW will soon be eligible for free car registration if they spend an average of at least $25 a week on tolls over a 12-month period. NSW Premier Gladys […]

Traffic congestion set to be key election issue

Traffic congestion set to be key election issue

Traffic lights would be removed from more than 50 congested road intersections with new underpasses created under a $5 billion pitch from Matthew Guy to voters concerned about congestion in Melbourne and Geelong. Opposition is marking one year before the state election with the major infrastructure announcement, which would be partly funded by the sale […]

Australian businesses to boom from the Yes vote

Australian businesses to boom from the Yes vote

WEDDING businesses across the country are set to boom from the “Yes” vote and reap the financial gains from same-sex couples splashing cash to formally tie the knot. While the successful majority “Yes” vote is by no means the definitive end on the long-running debate, businesses are gearing up for an influx of wedding bookings […]

Sydney court charges Fijian with aggravated sexual assault

Sydney court charges Fijian with aggravated sexual assault

A twenty-two year old Fiji resident has been arrested in Sydney, Australia for allegedly violently raping a woman in a park. Manasa Qoro has been charged with aggravated sexual assault in Sydney’s South West. The 49-year-old woman was walking along Moore Street in Liverpool when she was allegedly hit from behind and sexually assaulted about […]