Hikers rescued with hypothermia in Tasmania as extreme cold front sweeps Australia’s east

Eight people have been rescued from blizzards and extreme winds on the summit of Tasmania’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington on Saturday night, as winds, rain and below-average temperatures moved across Australia’s eastern states over the weekend. Six people became trapped in intensifying… Read More »Hikers rescued with hypothermia in Tasmania as extreme cold front sweeps Australia’s east

Australia news live updates: treasurer warns of ‘expensive winter’ ahead of RBA interest rate decision

From 2h ago Treasurer forecasts ‘difficult and expensive’ winter Jim Chalmers is up and about this morning doing the media rounds. <gu-island name="TweetBlockComponent" deferuntil="visible" props="{"element":{"_type":"model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TweetBlockElement","html":" Up next with @DanicaDeGiorgio on @SkyNewsAust #auspol pic.twitter.com/0DrQgP3wap &mdash; Jim Chalmers MP (@JEChalmers) June 6,… Read More »Australia news live updates: treasurer warns of ‘expensive winter’ ahead of RBA interest rate decision

Severe weather warnings for NSW and Victoria as blizzards move in to alpine areas, while SA is lashed by rain

Blizzard conditions are on their way for large parts of New South Wales and Victoria’s alpine areas as a “vigorous” cold front brings cold showers, strong winds and frigid temperatures, while South Australia has been hit by torrential rain. The… Read More »Severe weather warnings for NSW and Victoria as blizzards move in to alpine areas, while SA is lashed by rain

Australia news live updates: Plibersek seeks ‘urgent briefing’ over Coalition scrapping of recovery plans; second monkeypox case in NSW

From 3h ago Lisa Cox Morrison government’s scrapping of recovery plans for threatened species ‘alarming’, Plibersek says The new environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, says she is concerned by a Guardian Australia story today about a Morrison government decision… Read More »Australia news live updates: Plibersek seeks ‘urgent briefing’ over Coalition scrapping of recovery plans; second monkeypox case in NSW