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Heard to return to stand in Depp case

Aquaman actress Amber Heard is expected to testify for a second day in the defamation case brought by her former husband Johnny Depp, the Hollywood star she says assaulted her multiple times before and during their brief marriage.

New McCann evidence: German prosecutor

Investigators have found new evidence potentially incriminating the key suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann 15 years ago, says Hans Christian Wolters, the German prosecutor who has been investigating the case since 2020.

NSW teachers strike closes 250 schools

More than 250 public schools have been closed across NSW as teachers demanding "more than thanks" go on strike for 24 hours over staff shortages and a dispute over pay.

Rate hikes needed to curb inflation: RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe has warned further interest rate increases can be expected in coming months to tackle inflation after raising the cash rate for the first time in over a decade.

NSW teachers' strike to go ahead

Thousands of NSW teachers will walk off the job for 24 hours despite a government promise to address public sector wages in next month's budget.

Morrison offers sympathy over rate rise

The prime minister has expressed sympathy with mortgage holders who are facing rising interest rates, as the Reserve Bank highlighted the rate hike decision was not influenced by the election.

RBA lifts cash rate, warns of more to come

The Reserve Bank of Australia has raised the cash rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.35 per cent following Tuesday's monthly board meeting, coming after last week's strong inflation figures.