Australia news live: Tanya Plibersek reveals ‘no new extinctions’ plan; RBA tipped to deliver another 50-point rate rise

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Arson investigation into fatal Melbourne fire Arson investigators are expected to be called to the scene … Read More

Cyberattack on Australian telco Optus affects 1.2 mln customers | The Express Tribune

Australian telecoms giant Optus on Monday said personal information and at least one valid form of identification of about 1.2 million customers was compromised in one of the biggest cyber … Read More

Australia live news update: cybersecurity laws ‘absolutely useless’ after Optus data breach, minister says

‘We do not have the right laws’ to manage data breaches: Clare O’Neil O’Neil says “we do not have the right laws” in Australia to manage breaches, as with Optus. … Read More

‘Predatory,’ widespread sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic research bases, report finds | CNN

CNN  —  Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found. The report, commissioned by the … Read More

Australia live news updates: Peter FitzSimons to step down as ARM chairman; Tony Abbott tells CPAC that Covid turned Australia into a ‘prison island’

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature via AAP A man has died a short time after allegedly returning a positive reading on … Read More

Australia news live: new appointment sees first majority female high court bench; Palaszczuk defends renewables plan

New high court appointment marks first female majority bench The attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, just announced in Canberra the appointment of justice Jayne Jagot to the high court. The news … Read More

Australia politics live: Optus CEO says ‘we are not the villains’ in data breach; anti-sexual harassment at work bill to be introduced

Government to introduce anti-sexual harassment at work legislation Paul Karp The minister for women, Katy Gallagher, has announced on Tuesday the government will introduce the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation … Read More

Australia news live: child missing after car swept away in floodwaters; excitement builds ahead of AFL grand final

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature The NSW SES has released its operational statistics overnight, having responded to 745 requests for assistance … Read More

Australia news live: watchdog warning to Optus customers as Coalition calls for tougher data protection laws

ACCC warning to Optus customers Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog has warned Optus customers they could be at risk of identity theft after a major data hack. AAP reports: Cyber … Read More

Australia news live: Wong and Dodson at UN general assembly; Victoria bus crash; Hawthorn AFL racism review allegations

Bowen to UN: ‘Australia is back as a responsible global citizen’ Foreign minister Penny Wong, energy minister Chris Bowen and Senator Pat Dodson, Australia’s special envoy for reconciliation, are currently … Read More