Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Storms leave trail of destruction across the southeast

Golf ball-sized hail, heavy winds and rain have battered parts of the southeast, leaving homes damaged and thousands without power. Severe thunderstorms hit on Sunday afternoon, with hail hitting Tara, inland from Toowoomba, and 50mm of rain fell within half an hour at Campbells, north of Warwick. Violent edge of #bnestorm is generating incredible amount of […]

Labor to slash CO2 pollution by 45%

Labor has announced it would aim to slash carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and offset Australia’s CO2 pollution by the middle of the century if in government. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will today reveal Labor’s long-awaited post-2020 emissions reduction targets, after committing his party to tougher climate action than the coalition. Labor would […]

Australia still deciding Adelaide Test team

Both Australia and New Zealand are still mulling over their teams ahead of the historic day-night cricket Test at Adelaide Oval which starts today. The Australians, holding a one-nil series lead, are deciding between Josh Hazlewood, Peter Siddle and James Pattinson to fill two fast bowling spots. Hazlewood may ultimately be preferred ahead of Siddle or Pattinson […]

Arena uses ARIAs to make statement about women in music

Tina Arena was inducted into the ARIAs Hall of Fame on Thursday night, celebrating an incredible 40 years in the music industry. Arena’s stunning performance stole the show and she used her fierce speech to make a statement about women in the music industry. “I want to still acknowledge that ladies over 40 are still […]