‘I thought I was going to die’: Tiny town terrorised by wall of flames

Rappville residents share stories of survival after a bushfire swept through their small community in northern NSW, with one 82-year-old pensioner hiding in his shed in a bid to escape the inferno.

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Labor’s climate policies left voters ‘confused and scared’

Federal Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon wants his party to adopt the Government’s climate change targets, arguing Australians are “inherently conservative” and the Opposition should consider a less ambitious plan.

         October 08, 2019 at 11:13PM https://ift.tt/2MqkgsY

Labor’s climate policies left voters ‘confused and scared’

Federal Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon wants his party to adopt the Government’s climate change targets, arguing Australians are “inherently conservative” and the Opposition should consider a less ambitious plan.

         October 08, 2019 at 11:13PM https://ift.tt/2MqkgsY

A spiralling homelessness problem has transformed Mandurah’s centrepiece foreshore

Mandurah’s rapid population growth has seen an equally steep hike in the number of people sleeping rough, as the city reaches out for help to contain a growing homelessness problem.

         October 08, 2019 at 10:44PM https://ift.tt/2VnOBMG

Boris Johnson’s office says Brexit deal ‘essentially impossible’, blames Angela Merkel

Britain and the European Union traded ill-tempered barbs on Tuesday as the UK says a Brexit deal might be impossible, with just over three weeks until its scheduled departure from the bloc.

         October 08, 2019 at 05:16PM https://ift.tt/2pSDW0N

Basin communities tell government the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is destroying their future

Basin communities share experiences of life under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, in what they say is the 37th review into the water management scheme.

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Basin communities tell government the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is destroying their future

Basin communities share experiences of life under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, in what they say is the 37th review into the water management scheme.

         October 08, 2019 at 10:02PM https://ift.tt/2MsYbK8

‘No deviation’ in Jock Palfreeman proceedings, Australian diplomat reportedly says

Australia’s top diplomat in Athens reportedly says Jock Palfreeman’s detention is “proceeding according to Bulgarian law”, just six days after Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she was “concerned”.

         October 08, 2019 at 10:02PM https://ift.tt/33fovOQ

A growing number of women are paying for sex, and it’s not just for pleasure

The number of Australian women seeing sex workers is on the rise, and it’s about more than “outright pleasure”. Jocelyn says buying sex has helped her learn about her body, deal with work stress and even process trauma.

         October 08, 2019 at 10:00PM https://ift.tt/2OvHgcI

Site chosen for proposed Hughenden Dam

A site is chosen for a dam as part of the $300 million Hughenden Irrigation Project in north Queensland, but questions remain about how water licences will be granted.

         October 08, 2019 at 08:30PM https://ift.tt/2VpM18Y