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Six states face dire bushfire conditions

All six Australian states are simultaneously on high fire alert as extreme weather stokes dangerous conditions across the country:NEW SOUTH WALES* Six lives and 612 houses destroyed this bushfire season.

Infrastructure debt feeds negative outlook

Soft household spending leading to falling GST revenue - as well as debt being raised for major works - has led ratings agency Moody's to offer a negative outlook for state governments in the coming year.

Smith excited about Storm 2020 prospects

The prospect of winning another NRL premiership with Melbourne has skipper Cameron Smith feeling excited as he prepares for his 19th and final season.

More than 600 NSW homes lost to bushfires

The number of NSW homes lost to bushfires this season has passed 600 as crews continue to battle 50 blazes across the state which have again blanketed Sydney in smoke.

Man held over attack on north Qld couple

A man accused of shooting a Townsville woman in the head and bashing her husband with a hammer because they owed him money will remain behind bars charged with attempted murder.

TripAdvisor halts Woking pizza reviews

TripAdvisor has suspended reviews for the Pizza Express in Woking Prince Andrew discussed during his interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew's statement in full

PRINCE ANDREW'S STATEMENT IN FULL:It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family's work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am...