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EXPLAINERS - BREAKING DOWN THE NEWS FOR YOU
What are 'bomb cyclones' and what makes them different?
In August, a rapidly developing storm off Australia's east coast brought snow, high winds and dangerous surf to the country's south-east.
What countries produce the most greenhouse gas emissions?
Everything to know about greenhouse gas emissions, including what countries produce the most.
Diphtheria explained: Everything you need to know
Cases of diphtheria have been recorded in two children in New South Wales, leading the state's health department to issue an alert about the disease.health
How do I get flood recovery payments?
Disaster funding has been approved for 23 local government areas in New South Wales as the flood crisis to hit the coast continues.floods
When is it going to stop raining?
Residents across New South Wales are being lashed by ongoing weather events and are beginning to wonder 'how long will this rain persist?'Weather
What you need to know about the changes to cervical cancer testing
Australia has become the first country in the world to offer self-testing kits to all patients due for a cervical cancer screening.Australia
All Victorian households eligible for one-off $250 payment from today
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is splashing the cash with a $250 one-off payment in this week's budget.Victoria
How to get a free flu shot in your state or territory
Every state that is offering free flu shots until the end of this month will extended the program for a few more weeks.Influenza
Millions to get a pay rise from tomorrow
The financial year will come to a close at midnight tonight, sparking a raft of changes that will impact the wallets of millions of Australians.Consumer
How is abortion handled in Australia?
The fragility of reproductive rights has been thrown into sharp relief.abortion
The impact of Russia's $57 billion debt default explained
Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.Russia Ukraine
Why tensions are rising between Russia and Lithuania
Russian state TV commentator is accusing the West of brinkmanship that has set the clock ticking toward World War III.Russia Ukraine
What is the $150 NSW back-to-school voucher?
Parents and young children are big winners in the NSW Budget with the government announcing $150 back-to-school vouchers for kids.NSW Budget
What is the winter solstice?
Today marks the official midpoint of the year, known as the winter solstice.WINTER
How air purifiers work to fight against the flu
When used correctly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne bacteria and viruses, like COVID-19 and influenza, in a home - but they aren't guaranteed protection. Here's how to best protect yourself using a home air purifier.Tech
What's going on with Australia's energy supply?
For many Australians, the recent chaos in the national electricity market has been unprecedented.power
The Trump acolyte who has become the favourite to be next president
The new favourite for the top job isn't Joe Biden or his 2020 nemesis Donald Trump.US POLITICS
NSW childcare sector getting $5 billion boost over next decade
Premier Dominic Perrottet claims the policy will save around $4000 for families with one child and $8000 for those with two children.childcare
Double demerits to kick in at midnight for Queen's Birthday
Drivers in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are being warned to drive safely - with double demerits coming into force at midnight.police
What is stagflation, and why central banks fear the dreaded vortex
As economies around the world face rising inflation and stagnant growth the word stagflation has begun to circulate.Economy
Cold, dry, wet or windy: What winter has in store for Australia
Australia has ushered in winter with record-breaking lows and incredible snow dumps. So, what's in store for the next three months?Weather Forecast
What's open this Queen's Birthday holiday
This year, the day falls on Monday, June 13, giving those in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania, a three-day weekend.Australia
How NSW's toll rebate scheme will work for drivers
NSW drivers can expect a measure of relief at the tolls when the state government hands down its imminent budget.Consumer
Chinese warplane interception shows limits of Australian power in disputed sea
The "dangerous" interception of an Australian military reconnaissance aircraft by a Chinese warplane last month is a stark lesson for the new Labor government.south china sea
Ski resorts celebrate snowfall by opening early
Ski resorts in Australia's alpine regions are kicking off the winter season early after a polar front brought heavy snow and icy temperatures to the country's south-east.Snow
Who gets a long weekend for the Queen's Birthday?
Dates differ from state to state and the long weekend isn't celebrated on the Queen's actual birthday which can cause confusion.Australia
New sexual consent laws in NSW take effect from today. Here are the key details
New affirmative consent laws take effect today in New South Wales, a historic legislative reform for the state.Consent
NSW banned single use plastics
New South Wales is joining the rest of Australia in banning single use plastic bags - with more bans to come later in the year.plastic pollution
What election seats are still to be called?
Anthony Albanese was sworn in as the new Prime Minister on Monday but there are still seats left to be called before he can claim a majority government.Federal Election 2022
Should we be worried about monkeypox?
An extremely rare disease called monkeypox, a cousin of smallpox, has again made its way to the United States, while Australia has also recorded a "probable" case.health
How to delete your social media accounts
Spending too much time on social media? There's plenty of good reasons to remove your social media presence. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok are all prominent in our lives, but they don't have to be. 9News.com.au has created a guide to starting your social media detox.Tech
Who are the 'teal candidates' in this federal election?
There's a new force in play for this government: the so-called "teal independents". Here's who they are and what impact they'll have.Federal Election 2022
What is a hung parliament?
Labor is on track to form either a majority or minority government, with Nine projecting the Coalition has been defeated.Federal Election 2022
Federal election 2022: How do I vote if I have COVID-19?
If you test positive to COVID-19, you won't be able to attend a polling centre in person. Here's how you can still get your vote in and avoid being fined.Federal Election 2022
Find your closest election day democracy sausage with this map
This map will show you where to cast a vote and grab a sausage sizzle today.Federal Election 2022
Explainer: How will the Australian government be elected today?
The Australian Parliament is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate.Federal Election 2022
Key Liberal and Labor policy differences to know before you vote
Policies are a clear way to differentiate what each of the major parties are standing for, with each having differing plans across some topics such as the economy, climate change, and security.federal election
Key seats that will determine outcome of the federal election
Everybody in Australia has one vote in the coming election, but if you want to decide who wins, you really have to live in specific spots.Federal Election 2022
Who are Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison?
Here's a look at the upbringings of both Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese.Scott Morrison
True nature of political 'preference deals' explained
A preference deal will have no impact on your individual vote if you don't let it.Federal Election 2022
Where to vote and your other election questions answered
By 6pm Saturday, Australians need to have voted in the federal election, or else face a fine.federal politics
How to find your closest early voting booth
According to the Australian Electoral Commission, there are more than 500 early voting centres in operation across Australia.Federal Election 2022
Why NATO military alliance has Russia worried
NATO is on the path of expansion, with Finland and Sweden set to join the military alliance.nato
Why Finland and Sweden joining NATO would be a big deal
It’s likely to be the quickest NATO enlargement ever and one that would redraw Europe’s security map.nato
The problem with 'no refund on sale item' signs
Just because an item is on sale does not mean that your consumer rights are void.Consumer
Why Putin could declare all-out war on Ukraine today
Fears are running high today that Russian President Vladimir Putin could declare all-out war on Ukraine.Russia Ukraine
Everything you need to know about early voting
Early voting in the 2022 Australian Federal Election will begin tomorrow, Monday May 9, even though May 21 is still two weeks away.Federal Election 2022
Why May 9 is a big day for Russia
Western officials believe Putin could formally declare war on Ukraine as soon as May 9, a symbolic day for Russia paving the way for him to step his campaign.Russia Ukraine
Labor and Liberal climate policies in line with reef-destroying warming: report
The Coalition's climate policy is consistent with a Great Barrier Reef-destroying 3C of global warming and only the Greens' and teal independents' goals are in-line with the goal the world set in the Paris agreement, new analysis states.Federal Election 2022
Victorian budget winners and losers
Victoria's election-year state budget has been handed down by Treasurer Tim Pallas today and the health sector has come out as the biggest winner.Politics
Explained: Exactly how much a hike in interest rates will cost you
Interest rates have officially been hiked for the first time in more than 11 years. Here's what it will cost you.interest rates
RBA at crossroads in historic interest rate decision
Australia's mortgage holders are on tenterhooks over the RBA's decision this afternoon. Here's what will happen if they do - and if they don't.interest rates