Massive factory fire in Melbourne prompts health warning

Residents near a large factory fire burning out of control in Melbourne have been urged to immediately take shelter indoors, with thick black smoke billowing into the air. Witnesses have described explosions during the blaze on Thornycroft Street in Campbellfield, which ignited about 6.40am on Friday. About 80 firefighters are …

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Calls for Musk to be in contempt of court

A New York judge has given Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) two weeks to work out their dispute over the Tesla chief’s misleading tweets, US media reports. The SEC on Thursday demanded Musk be held in contempt for violating an agreement not to make misleading …

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Disability abuse royal commission called by Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has choked back tears while officially launching a royal commission into the abuse and neglect of disabled Australians. The $528 million inquiry, which will be headed by Justice Ronald Sackville and be based in Brisbane, will examine mistreatment across institutions, workplaces, schools, homes and the wider …

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Have a wild time with return of nocturnal tours

The wildly popular Nocturnal Tours at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station are back this month. Albany families can once again explore the station’s wildlife park after dark to see the nocturnal wildlife, such as golden possums, flying foxes, wombats and potoroos. Albany Whaling Station marketing director Alice Ackley said the events …

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