Buried cash: $2.1m Runaway Bay home built on site where tradies dug up $500k

On a picturesque street in the sleepy Gold Coast suburb of Runaway Bay, a luxury $2.1 million home hides an incredible secret. On a picturesque street in the sleepy Gold Coast suburb of Runaway Bay, a luxury $2.1 million home hides an incredible secret. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom waterfront “dream home” was sold off the plan … Read more

Six-figure jobs you don’t need a university degree for in Australia

As Aussie families feel the pinch from skyrocketing cost of living pressures, attention is turning to profitable roles that don’t require a degree. It’s no secret times are tough for many of us, with interest rate hikes and soaring inflation forcing many households to tighten their belts. But it turns out there are plenty of … Read more

Bunbury Outer Ring Road cost blows out to $1.25b, despite removal of key freeway bridges

The construction of a new freeway in Western Australia has blown out yet again to $1.25 billion despite major cuts to the scope of the project. Key points: A new freeway making the journey from Perth to Margaret River quicker will now cost $1.25b The project has encountered a series of construction cost blowouts More … Read more

Michael McGuire: Green power debate is dead and facts killed it

Disinformation, fear campaigns or cosplaying Queensland Senators can’t dismiss reality this time, writes Michael McGuire. After all the arguments, after all the disinformation and the fear campaigns the evidence is in – renewable energy is going to provide far cheaper electricity for South Australians for generations to come. This is not an ideological statement. It’s … Read more

Daniel Andrews announces every Victorian household eligible for one-off $250 payment

Daniel Andrews has launched an ambitious new scheme for every Victorian household, which he hopes will help push back against “greedy” energy companies. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews hopes a new one-off $250 payment for every Victorian household will help push back against “greedy” energy companies, as millions struggle with cost of living pressures. The new … Read more

Good Friday Appeal 2022: Follow donations tally live

At 11 months, Isla Hulm has hardened more than most of us do in a lifetime. But thanks to the Royal Children’s Hospital, she is now thriving. Today, you can dig deep for the Good Friday Appeal to help children like Isla. With every new word or skill Isla Hulm learned in her first year … Read more

Victoria to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

The 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted in Victoria. Here’s how the mammoth event is set to differ from games gone by. Victoria’s bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed, according to Premier Daniel Andrews. Mr Andrews confirmed the news on Twitter on Tuesday morning, saying the games will have a distinctly … Read more

Queensland government has spent $27m on COVID-19 hotel quarantine despite program ending

The Queensland government revealed it has paid $26.9 million in hotel quarantine fees in the past seven and a half weeks, despite announcing an end to the hotel quarantine six weeks ago. Key points: Eight hotels are still operational The Deputy Premier said the government was obligated to see out contracts made with hotels The … Read more

Airfares to be capped for regional WA residents, as Mark McGowan fulfils election promise

Capped airfares for residents in regional parts of the Western Australia will come into effect from July 1, Premier Mark McGowan has announced. Key points: The WA Premier has announced a $19.8 million scheme to reduce the price of regional flights The scheme will apply to return flights starting in the state’s regions The Premier … Read more

Illawarra caravan park residents facing eviction plead to have dignity respected

For more than three years Julie Funnel and her husband Stephen have faced the prospect of losing their home in a caravan park at Windang on the picturesque Lake Illawarra in New South Wales. Key points: The NSW government is being asked to intervene over terrible living conditions at Windang’s Oasis Village caravan park Wollongong … Read more