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A billionaire battle: Wright family in bitter court dispute over iron ore inheritance

A billionaire battle: Wright family in bitter court dispute over iron ore inheritance

Western Australia watches family feud writ large as iron ore patriarch Peter Wright’s children continue long-running legal sagaOne of Australia’s richest families is fighting a supreme court siblings’
NSW and Queensland weather: rain lashes east coast causing flash floods and fallen trees – as it happened

NSW and Queensland weather: rain lashes east coast causing flash floods and fallen trees – as it happened

Sydney and the New South Wales Central Coast are set to receive more rainfall in 24 hours than they have since 1998. Follow the latest• NSW weather: six families rescued from floodwaters as rain
Cyclone Damien expected to strike Western Australia with winds up to 230km/h

Cyclone Damien expected to strike Western Australia with winds up to 230km/h

Severe tropical cyclone causing gales over WA’s central Pilbara coast ahead of forecast destructive winds and heavy rainVery destructive winds, with gusts to 230km/h, are expected to hit Western
Flood warnings as heavy rain forecast across burnt out regions in NSW

Flood warnings as heavy rain forecast across burnt out regions in NSW

Water NSW is monitoring ash and silt runoff into water catchments, including Sydney’s Warragamba DamWidespread rain is forecast for much of New South Wales with warnings in place for severe weather
Coronavirus: first group of Australian evacuees taken to Christmas Island

Coronavirus: first group of Australian evacuees taken to Christmas Island

Charter flight carrying 72 people is first of four flights taking evacuees from WA to the island where they will be quarantined for two weeks• Death toll passes 360 in China, passing Sars fatalities –
Jacqui Lambie says people scared and confused by Coalition’s cashless welfare card plan

Jacqui Lambie says people scared and confused by Coalition’s cashless welfare card plan

Senator says after visiting remote Indigenous communities that many there feel they have not been properly consulted over new card Independent senator Jacquie Lambie says “the government has a
Boy and man die on beach camping trip in Western Australia

Boy and man die on beach camping trip in Western Australia

Police say there may have been a fault with camping equipment in the tent the family slept inA child and a man have died on a beach camping trip in Western Australia, with equipment in the tent
Murdoch University drops plan to sue whistleblower over student exploitation comments

Murdoch University drops plan to sue whistleblower over student exploitation comments

Pursuit of lecturer Gerd Schröder-Turk for speaking out has sparked outrage among academics in Australia and abroadMurdoch University has dropped plans to sue a lecturer who spoke out about student
Blazes flare amid extreme conditions in Australia – as it happened

Blazes flare amid extreme conditions in Australia – as it happened

This blog is now closed. Our live coverage will continue tomorrow morning 10.04am GMT We are wrapping up the live blog now, but we will be back at 7am AEDT for the latest on the fires. As of 9pm,
Australia fires live: 'If you are told to leave, leave,' Daniel Andrews warns as Victoria, SA and NSW brace for bushfires danger – latest updates

Australia fires live: 'If you are told to leave, leave,' Daniel Andrews warns as Victoria, SA and NSW brace for bushfires danger – latest updates

Temperatures and winds set to rise as weather conditions worsen, bringing severe bushfire risk. Follow the latest news and live updates 5.55am GMT Good afternoon. Graham Readfearn here taking over our
Man dies after being bitten by shark at Esperance in Western Australia

Man dies after being bitten by shark at Esperance in Western Australia

The diver is believed to have been bitten by a white shark near Cull Island in the Shire of EsperanceA diver has died in Esperance in Western Australia after being attacked by a shark.The WA
Eyre Highway closed after cyclist killed in Nullarbor crash with truck

Eyre Highway closed after cyclist killed in Nullarbor crash with truck

Road closed for 200km between Eucla and Nullarbor Roadhouse after 57-year-old man from Queensland died at the sceneA major highway connecting the east and west of Australia has been closed on
Australia fires: weather bureau says Tuesday was nation's hottest day on record – live

Australia fires: weather bureau says Tuesday was nation's hottest day on record – live

BoM data says Tuesday’s 40.9C was the hottest average maximum across the whole country ever recorded, as extreme heat moves across South Australia to Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, NSW, and bushfires
NSW fires: premier says despite 'tragic' bushfires toll, firefighters have enough resources – live

NSW fires: premier says despite 'tragic' bushfires toll, firefighters have enough resources – live

Severe to extreme heatwave is sweeping across Australia as firefighters continue to battle multiple bushfires in New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. Follow all the latest updates •
WA, NSW and Qld bushfires: properties lost in Gospers Mountain fire - as it happened

WA, NSW and Qld bushfires: properties lost in Gospers Mountain fire - as it happened

Up to 20 buildings lost in Blue Mountains as megafire burns outside Sydney, while fires also threaten communities in Western Australia and Queensland. This blog is now closedAustralia faces ‘massive’
Western Australia bushfire out of control as temperatures expected to surge above 40C

Western Australia bushfire out of control as temperatures expected to surge above 40C

NSW firefighters upgrade Gospers Mountain blaze to emergency as police launch investigation into fires in regional VictoriaAn out-of-control bushfire has burnt through more than 11,000 hectares of
NSW fires: five bushfires merge north of Sydney – as it happened

NSW fires: five bushfires merge north of Sydney – as it happened

Gospers Mountain, Paddock Run and Little L Complex, Three Mile and Thompson Creek fires overlap, and there are now seven emergency warnings in NSW as fire conditions worsen along Australia’s New South
'Horrific' footage of live cattle having horns removed in Australia sparks outrage

'Horrific' footage of live cattle having horns removed in Australia sparks outrage

Footage shown on Israeli TV of distressed cattle on Western Australian stations prompts calls for mandatory pain relief “Despicable and horrific” footage showing cattle in distress after having their
Top WA bureaucrat Paul Whyte in critical condition days after corruption charge

Top WA bureaucrat Paul Whyte in critical condition days after corruption charge

Department of Communities assistant director-general of corporate operations accused of state’s biggest public sector theft A senior bureaucrat accused of Western Australia’s biggest public sector
NSW and Qld fires: teenager accused of lighting destructive bushfire near Yeppoon

NSW and Qld fires: teenager accused of lighting destructive bushfire near Yeppoon

Police allege 16-year-old lit Queensland blaze that razed 14 homes, after body found in bushland near Kempsey on the NSW mid-north coastPolice allege a teenager started a central Queensland bushfire