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Households paid for spare solar with beer

An Australian beer giant plans to help power its operations with extra energy from household rooftop solar systems - and will pay home owners with liquid gold.

Bob Brown faces Tas court over protests

Trespassing charges laid against former Greens leader Bob Brown over two anti-logging protests in Tasmania were "misconceived", a court has been told.

Gas supplier fined $500k for NSW explosion

A gas supplier has been fined more than half a million dollars after an explosion caused a worker and a woman serious burns at her home next door to a public school in the NSW Hunter Region.

Blame game erupts over Qld vaccine rollout

Queensland is defending its decision to withhold vaccines to ensure healthcare workers receive their second dose, claiming there has been no certainty of supply from the commonwealth.