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Jon Wertheim reports on this hunt. Scientists and hunters have begun their search for Tasmania’s thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, an elusive predator which hasn’t been seen since last century.

Anthony Albanese has defended his decision to share violent content online through social media platforms.

Australia’s first electric vehicle will be unveiled

Australian-built EV will be the first completely assembled locally. It will compete in the light commercial sector alongside BYD Atto 3, Hyundai Kona EV, and Kia Niro EV models; its price has yet to be announced but should fall somewhere within the $50,000-$70,000 price range.

Honda could be the last mainstream car maker to bring an EV into Australia after it revealed it is not planning one as part of its medium-term plans. Instead, they plan to prioritize hybrid and conventional powertrain options for customers here.

Renault Kangoo E-Tech will become its inaugural electric commercial van when it debuts here in 2024. Built on an all-new passenger car platform and with up to 485km claimed WLTP driving range. Charging rates will reach 150kW DC or 6.6kW AC depending on model; prices for pre-on-road costs start at $69.990 per unit.

A court has ruled a policeman was wrong to force workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Courts have recently found it unlawful for employers to require employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine. This decision came about following an employee being fired for refusing to get it.

Forklift driver living in an “area of concern”, and refusing to present proof that he had either been vaccinated or had medical exemption. His company informed him he could no longer work and placed him on stand down without pay.

He successfully took his case to court and successfully argued that the policy was null and void.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spent the night in Alice Springs and met with local advocates individually. Meanwhile, Randa Abdel-Fattah’s children participating in University of Sydney pro-Palestine protest has caused outrage. Gen Z is increasingly turning away from traditional college degrees to focus on trade schools and blue collar jobs according to reports, while a leading car brand issued safety recalls for three of its off-road wagons.

A teenager has allegedly declared he was ‘going to kill’ in texts linked to a church stabbing

News reports state that in the days following Assyrian Orthodox Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel’s stabbing at his Sydney church on April 15, a group of 14 to 17 year-old teens discussed purchasing weapons and attacking Jewish people, according to police documents cited by news outlets. They were charged last week with various terrorism-related offences including conspiring to engage in or plan terrorist acts; their network included one 16 year-old charged with stabbing Bishop Emmanuel during a livestreamed sermon at Wakeley.

Teenagers allegedly sent messages between each other discussing acts against nonbelievers, with one boy proclaiming their intention of “killing”. His lawyer claims he wasn’t in his right mind at the time he wrote these messages; in court proceedings several times since, no terror watch lists have been created for him; and in 2020 was found carrying a knife at school.

An Australian-born influencer’s daughters have made an emotional plea for their dad’s body to be found

Dreamhack event draws thousands of esports fans, gamers and artists together for Melbourne Olympic Park’s Dreamhack event. A 92-year-old accused of killing his wife last year is ineligible for trial due to existing cognitive issues and declining health, according to his lawyer. Also vulnerable aged pensioners cannot afford sight-saving eye injection treatments that could save them, writes Ita Buttrose. Additionally, former Liberal staffer Brian Clark has hired a top silk in order to lead his appeal against findings that he sexually assaulted Brittany Higgins last year.

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will unveil safeguards for the Albanese government’s industry policy overhaul, but may face criticism from economists who feel it doesn’t go far enough. Additionally, an investigation is currently under way following the discovery of the body of a woman in an apartment block in eastern Sydney’s east; her housemate has reportedly been taken into custody and police say an arrest warrant issued against them.

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