Category: Aussie News

Qantas jet bound for San Francisco returns to Sydney

Qantas jet bound for San Francisco returns to Sydney

A Qantas jet bound for San Francisco has returned to Sydney after pilots discovered a “technical issue” about 90 minutes into the journey. Engineers inspected the aircraft when it arrived back in Sydney on Saturday afternoon, and a Qantas spokesperson said that the problem was “not a safety issue”. “We understand delays can be frustrating […]

Call for Sydney-wide cap on road tolls

Call for Sydney-wide cap on road tolls

A committee carrying out an inquiry into the toll prices set for roads across Sydney has recommended the government consider a city-wide price cap. The NSW government should investigate capping tolls across Sydney’s road network, a legislative committee says. The committee’s report on tolls, tabled in state parliament on Friday, says residents and businesses in […]

$75 billion for five new cities in Australia

$75 billion for five new cities in Australia

AN AMBITIOUS private group is looking to build five new cities and a high-speed rail network — which it hopes will transform Australia. A UTOPIAN vision of Australia adding new cities and a high-speed rail network is a step closer. Private group CLARA wants to build three “cities” between Canberra and Sydney along the rail […]

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ’s new PM

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ’s new PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop faces an awkward discussion with New Zealand’s prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern, after suggesting two months ago it could be difficult to trust her party. “Should there be a change of government, I would find it very hard to build trust with those involved in allegations designed to undermine the Government of […]

Holden workers say goodbye as last vehicle prepares to roll off line

Holden workers say goodbye as last vehicle prepares to roll off line

It appears that the last Holden Commodore to be made in Australia has been all but completed ahead of Friday’s official closure of Holden’s factory in Adelaide. As workers shared their stories with the ABC, images of a red V8 with a sign saying “last car October 2017” on the production line at Elizabeth appeared […]

NSW hit with 29th measles diagnosis

NSW hit with 29th measles diagnosis

Another person has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly measles virus and Sydney’s Sutherland Shire has emerged as a hotspot in the NSW outbreak. Health authorities are urging people to seek out the measles vaccine after the 29th person was diagnosed with the potentially deadly virus in NSW. The latest infection is the fifth of […]

More trains, buses and ferries in Sydney

More trains, buses and ferries in Sydney

Thousands of extra weekly public transport services will soon be introduced in Sydney, including a new double-decker bus service and ferry route. Sydneysiders are getting thousands more train, bus and ferry rides every week, including a new fleet of double-decker buses to service the northern beaches. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance […]

The toxic town recycling Australia’s rubbish

The toxic town recycling Australia’s rubbish

WE PUT out the recycling bin without a thought but it ends up here. A remote town with waste as high as houses. AT FIRST glance it’s a touching moment. A newborn nursed by its mum in the garden of her home. But there are no trees in this backyard, no well-kept lawn. Instead, the […]

Australian govt. praises Fijian leadership

Australian govt. praises Fijian leadership

Australia has praised the strong leadership of the Fijian Government when it responded to Tropical Cyclone Winston. Speaking at the Australia-Fiji Business Forum at the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney,  yesterday, the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt said, the speed and magnitude of Australia’s response to Tropical Cyclone Winston matched the high […]

Weatherman warns Australians to brace for a drenching

Weatherman warns Australians to brace for a drenching

SOME states have been wishing for rain for weeks but be careful what you wish for Australia, because we’re about to get a drenching. JUST like the Netflix show, Australia is in for a wet, hot summer as the rain we’ve all been waiting for hits with a vengeance — making our summer nights especially […]

NSW woman critical in crash with 14yo

NSW woman critical in crash with 14yo

A woman who was badly injured when her ute crashed head-on with a car driven by a 14-year-old boy in Sydney’s west is in a critical but stable condition 24 hours after the smash. The 27-year-old woman suffered extensive injuries to her arms and legs when her ute collided with teenager’s car at Werrington on […]

PM to meet Australian counterpart today in Sydney

PM to meet Australian counterpart today in Sydney

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be meeting his Australian counterpart, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney today. This was confirmed from Sydney by the Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Yogesh Karan. He said the PM’s first engagement today would be at the Australia/Fiji Business Council where he would be delivering the keynote address. […]

The road ‘monstrosity’ no-one wants to build

The road ‘monstrosity’ no-one wants to build

The New South Wales Government has rejected the only bid it has received for a key part of Sydney’s $16.8 billion WestConnex project, blaming a “heated” construction market. Following questions from the Greens, senior Liberal MP Don Harwin told Parliament the bid for the Rozelle interchange was not value for money. “Roads and Maritime [Service] […]

Fiji’s Prime Minister coming to Sydney for Fiji Day

Fiji’s Prime Minister coming to Sydney for Fiji Day

Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama flies in to Sydney today to attend Fiji Day celebrations. He returns back to Fiji on Sunday before the pre-COP23 Conference which starts on Monday at Denarau and ends on Wednesday. Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is in Washington, USA attending the annual meetings of the World Bank […]

Increased risk of heatwaves forecast in Australia

Increased risk of heatwaves forecast in Australia

FISH out the sunscreen Australia, and keep it handy. We’ve been warned to brace for a summer of scorching heat and pummelling wind. In its severe weather outlook up to next April, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cautioned the country’s dry spell is set to continue and as many 11 cyclones could form in […]