Korean companies plan to turn Queensland coalmining town into renewable energy powerhouse

Three major Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Queensland government, with a…

Adult social care in England is in crisis, say Tory council leaders

The intervention by the County Councils Network, which represents 36 mainly Tory-run authorities, comes amid widespread…

Economists call for radical shakeup of Bank’s interest rate committee

Members of the Bank of England’s interest-rate setting body should be appointed by the devolved administrations…

Leading environmentalists decry crackdown on Vietnam climate activists

More than 50 winners of the world’s most prestigious environmental prize are calling on the UN…

King Charles III heads to Northern Ireland as thousands view Queen’s coffin overnight in Edinburgh – latest updates

Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Thousands of people have queued in the streets…

Clive Palmer’s United Australia party deregistered but lone senator says he still represents it

The United Australia party has been “voluntarily” deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission, but its lone…

Poorest areas bear brunt of air pollution, US study shows

It has long been known that the poorest and those from minority ethnic communities shoulder the…

Rescue mission under way for two Australians stranded on damaged yacht in Tasman Sea

Marine safety authorities have launched a rescue mission for two Australian men who have been stranded…

Doctors warn of rise in nerve damage linked to nitrous oxide

Doctors have sounded the alarm over a rise in cases of nerve damage linked to the…

Payout for US detainee who miscarried after police stopped for coffee on way to hospital

Southern California government officials have agreed to pay $480,000 to a woman who went into labor…

Michael Matthews brings the heat with epic win at Tour de France

Australian cycling star Michael Matthews believes he’s reprised the story of his distinguished career with one…

Australia at odds with neighbouring nations on new coal and gas projects at Pacific Island Forum

Australia has resisted calls from the Pacific for no new gas or coal projects, saying it…

NSW premier describes evidence heard by John Barilaro inquiry as ‘concerning’

The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has said reports a senior bureaucrat described a $500,000-a-year…

Wednesday briefing: How long can the PM hang on?

Good morning. As of the sending of this email, Boris Johnson was still prime minister. But…

‘The fear still lives with me’: three years at mercy of the hostile environment

Six years ago, when she was 24, Sarah received an unexpected letter from the Home Office…