Since the AUSTRAC scandal broke, the Westpac board held at least two board meetings with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanding the board show some accountability.
“I’m ever so honoured by this prize. I simply couldn’t have achieved what I have without the nurturing environment that the University of Sydney provides for people like me who are perhaps not quite normal or in the mainstream,” said Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a stern warning for most of the state, urging those with respiratory conditions such as asthma to stay inside where possible, use reliever medication and seek medical help if needed.
"By requiring migrants to live and work in regional areas for three years before they can get permanent residency, we are encouraging them to put down roots and settle in these areas long term."
NSW in Australia remains in a state of emergency, with high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity causing treacherous conditions for some 3,000 firefighters battling blazes. A statewide total fire ban remains in place.
“Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger,’’ the Rural Fire Service said. “Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions. If a fire starts and takes hold during catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.’’
The combined output of rooftop solar, large-scale wind, and large-scale solar reached 50.2% of the 25GW of power being produced on the National Electricity Market this month. It's the first time more than 50% of renewables have been used.
The Matildas and Socceroos will split 40% of the commercial revenue generated by the two sides and, critically, 40% of the prize money generated by the two teams.
Despite fierce opposition from tobacco companies Australia became the first country in the world to introduce plain tobacco packaging with large graphic health warnings.