With New South Wales and Queensland both having claimed a win each earlier in June, things are ramping up for the third and final State of Origin match. The State of Origin series is one of Australia’s biggest and fiercest sporting events, boasting rugby league’s greatest rivalry of the NSW Blues versus the QLD Maroons.
On Thursday, thousands of teachers went on strike in New South Wales, over pay and "unsustainable" workloads. This comes amid increasing concerns about teacher shortages around Australia. The federal government has suggested enticing high-performing students into teaching degrees with extra payments, while education experts say teachers need more time, more pay and more support to do their jobs.
Exclusive: Pleadings target ‘acting-in-concert’ laws banning third parties from pooling resources The peak union body in New South Wales is seeking to launch a high court challenge against the Perrottet government amid a push to reintroduce controversial laws that cap third-party campaign spending ahead of next year’s state election.
Producers and apiarists remain concerned about future almond harvest and potential for mites to carry deformed wing virus As 600 beehives were destroyed in New South Wales, the industry remained confident the varroa mite incursion could be contained, even as the emergency zone expanded, because cases of the deadly parasite were linked.
Heavy rain will be bucketing down across NSW and QLD for the next seven days The intense wet weather may also bring damaging winds and possible flooding It's due to tropical moisture feeding into an upper-level trough over the east Weatherzone claims the severe wet weather is 'highly unusual' for north QLD
Transport minister David Elliott says government will agree to changes worth about $260m to intercity fleet The New South Wales government has agreed to demands from the state’s rail union to make hundreds millions of dollars in modifications to a new train fleet after a years-long industrial dispute.
New South Wales government’s growing voucher programs are ‘very strange’ alongside rising inflation, economists say Economists have criticised the New South Wales government’s latest use of vouchers to stimulate economic activity amid rising inflation, questioning whether their ongoing use has more to do with “retail politics” than sound public policy.
Teacher is forced to work as a bartender due to New South Wales' tough vaccine mandate that other states have now lifted
A Sydney teacher has been unable to work because of the vaccine mandate The teacher told 2GB's Ben Fordham they've been unemployed for six months A lifeguard and RFS member also revealed they couldn't work due to mandates The NSW Education Department will scrap mandates for teachers from Term 3
Discovery of varroa mite at Newcastle port has led to NSW beehives being locked down with a potentially ‘devastating effect’ on crops The discovery of a deadly parasite being described as “Covid for bees” has had an immediate impact on apiaries, with a ban on movement across New South Wales, but is also likely to affect other agricultural industries, including the upcoming almond blossom season.
Rail workers, teachers and healthcare workers are undertaking industrial action Residents in New South Wales are bracing for a series of interruptions as unions plan to strike throughout the week as part of ongoing industrial disputes with the state government over pay and conditions. We’ve taken a look at why this is happening now, what it means for you, what the demands are and if they’re likely to be met.
ROYAL ladies are known to play it safe with elegant up-do's and bouncy blow-dries, but on occasion, they shock royal fans with a daring new hairstyle. Here are some of the most unusual hairstyles you might have missed from the Queen and other royals. At 96, the Queen is sporting a new haircut, with recent photos showing the monarch has opted for slightly shorter sides this summer.
Aussie mum uncovers secret to a sparkling shower in just 10 minutes: 'I've never been able to clean with such ease before, it's perfect'
A mum used dishwashing tablets to clean a shower and was shocked at the result 'Never in my life have I been able to clean a shower with such ease,' she wrote She used water to soften the tablet and then wiped all over before rinsing A mum was shocked to find that using an unconventional method to clean her shower worked wonders for the grime that had accumulated over the weeks.
What is the varroa mite and does it pose a threat? The deadly parasite that sent NSW into bee lockdown
The mite feeds on honeybees, leading to malformation and weakening. If untreated it could cause an entire colony to die The varroa mite, a major honeybee parasite, was discovered in biosecurity surveillance hives at the Port of Newcastle on Friday. The pest affects every other major beekeeping area in the world, but has never established itself in Australia before.
Let’s face it: while New South Wales has some spectacular ski resorts and snow fields, taking a trip to the snow isn’t the cheapest of holidays. Mostly, that’s because we have a much shorter snow season than our European cousins.
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Ten arrested as direct action group starts week of ‘disruption’ to ‘resist climate destruction’ as NSW police pledge crackdown The New South Wales deputy premier has told climate change protesters to “go and get a real job” after police made 10 arrests across Sydney.
Furious Queensland fan rips a TV off the wall at a pub and slams it into a dumpster after NSW smash the Maroons in State of Origin
New South Wales defeated Queensland 44-12 in State of Origin on Sunday night A video has emerged of a man appearing to rip a TV off a hotel wall after the loss The man is wearing a Queensland scarf and he takes the TV outside to a bin He then throws the television into the bin while spectators laugh hysterically
Chaos on ABC News as Origin report outside Optus Stadium is derailed by female FLASHER before New South Wales' win over Queensland
There was chaos on ABC News after a report was interrupted by a flasher A woman exposed her breasts as she walked behind a reporter in Perth She looked to her mates before dancing behind the reporter on screen AS IT HAPPENED: New South Wales take Origin to a series decider in Perth