Sydney weather: Nasty storm, heatwave and summer snow

East coast Australians are in for some wild weather, with a heatwave and “nasty” storms that will give way to freezing temperatures and summer snow all within the next week. A low intensity heatwave hit almost the entire NSW coast from Thursday, as well as Brisbane and parts of the southeast inland, and is expected … Read more

Desperate surgery for man after fall from Sydney apartment rooftop

A man is fighting for his life after falling from the rooftop of a Sydney apartment building on Saturday evening. The 20-year-old man was on the roof of an Ebley St apartment in Bondi Junction around 11:30pm when he plunged to the ground. A specialist team rushed to the scene where a doctor was forced … Read more

Sydney airport evacuated over smoke in control tower

Sydney airport’s control tower has been evacuated over reports of smoke from the tower. The incident was reported early on Sunday — causing flights already in the air to be diverted. All flights were halted for an hour as investigators looked into the cause of the smoke, which was put down to gas fumes through … Read more

East coast, Western Australia seen two brace for summer thunderstorms

As Summer sizzles on, parts of the country will soon be shivering in thunderstorms and rain. NSW/ACT A severe weather warning is currently in place for residents of the Central Tablelands and northeast NSW, as the possibility of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall is predicted. Over the weekend, the south and far west … Read more

Family ‘priced out’ of south-west Sydney rental market, as finding affordable homes ‘near-impossible’

A Sydney mother says she had no option but to move her family into a “stinking-hot” caravan after being forced to leave the rental home she had lived in for 16 years. Linda Thompson and her two daughters were told they had to move out of the house in Bradbury in the middle of an … Read more

NSW school zones: Drivers warned against speeding in

Drivers are being warned to slow down in school zones across NSW as speeding fines kick back into gear School zone fines in NSW cost drivers more than $750,000 over just two student-free days before term one started back in January 2022. School zones are in place from Friday despite the majority of students not … Read more

Ambulance Victoria: Harsh reality of Australia’s most dangerous job

The harsh reality of just how dangerous life as a paramedic in Victoria can be has been revealed in new research. One in three frontline ambulance staff in the state have been injured on the job, with mental health woes listed as the biggest reason for taking time off in the force. Over the past … Read more

Is Australia feeling different about celebrating Australia Day?

Ten years ago today, thousands of beachgoers paddled off Bondi Beach on blow-up thongs with huge Australian flags printed on them. A quick browse through the pictorial archives shows the beach that day in 2013 laden with bikinis, boardies, sunnies and inflatable hands and kangaroos with Australian flags and “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi” … Read more

Sydney lawyer and TikTok star Fidan slammed over Australia Day clip

A Sydney lawyer has sparked backlash after sharing a controversial Australia Day message. January 26 marks the day in 1788 that the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Cove, which was the beginning of widespread massacres, land theft, stolen children and oppression for the Indigenous population. While many Australians see the public holiday as a chance … Read more

Real estate sign seen outside burnt Melbourne house, alleged domestic violence scene

It’s chillingly out of place. A “Live In or Rent Out” sign at an alleged domestic violence scene where a man died lighting his ex-partner’s house on fire. But that’s exactly what’s on a Melbourne street following the alleged arson attack that ravaged the property and left the accused with fatal injuries. Thankfully, the woman … Read more