The WA Peel region experienced a predicted thunderstorm, with lightning strikes sparking fires from 9pm into the early morning. As temperatures soared to 34.7°C, firefighters battled 79 active blazes across the state.
Australian artist Troye Sivan secures his first-ever #1 position on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Something To Give Each Other'. Explore the chart-topping success and notable entries from other artists in this week's rankings.
In a pivotal ruling, the Queensland Supreme Court rejects Bruce Lehrmann's bid for a suppression order, affirming the Toowoomba Magistrate's decision. Lehrmann, a former Liberal Party advisor, now faces charges of rape near Brisbane. The court's decision comes after multiple attempts to conceal his identity, citing mental health concerns. The case marks a significant test of recent legislative changes. Learn more about the proceedings and their broader implications.