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Hunter ready for energy switch: report

Regional areas are well placed to lead the shift away from fossil fuels, but more clarity is needed from the federal government, a new report says.

Billionaire having ‘red-hot crack’ at AGL

AGL Energy is in a stoush with its billionaire shareholder who rejects their plan to split and backs his own way to rapidly switch the power grid to renewables.

About 750 coal miners could lose jobs in Hunter

More than 700 coal mining jobs could be impacted by the imminent closure of Australia's largest coal-fired power plant close in the Hunter.

Three new Omicron subvariants in Australia

Australia's immunisation authority is recommending people wait three months after recovering from COVID-19 before getting their next vaccine.

Man, woman arrested over suspected murder of Amber Haigh in 2002

A man and woman have been arrested over the suspicious disappearance and suspected murder of teenage mother Amber Haigh almost 20 years ago.

Draft US abortion ruling sparks protests

A draft ruling leaked from the US Supreme Court proposing the overturning of landmark abortion legislation has sparked protests from both sides of the debate.

Labor pressures PM on economic blame

Social security recipients will have their deeming rate frozen as Labor pressures the Morrison government to take responsibility for cost of living crisis.

Knights keen to help Clifford find form

Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien says benched playmaker Jake Clifford is down on confidence after the NRL side's horror stretch that has seen them slump to last.

RBA lifts cash rate, warns of more to come

The Reserve Bank of Australia board has raised the cash rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.35 per cent following its monthly board meeting.

Ukraine admits ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ is a myth

Ukraine's air force has admitted the Ghost of Kyiv - a military hero and an ace fighter pilot - is a super-hero legend created by Ukrainians.

Greens vow cannabis reform if successful

The Greens plan to reform cannabis laws and demand a ban on offshore gas drilling in Bass Strait if they secure the balance of power at the federal election.

Knights on verge of new low in NRL slump: Klemmer

Newcastle's attack is at risk of dropping to the worst level in the NRL club's history as they battle to arrest a six-game losing streak.
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