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03/27/2017 at 01:32. Facebook
Is Australia on the brink of becoming a completely cashless society?

Up next on ABC News 24 we speak to Professor Nick Wailes from the University of New South Wales about the Reserve Bank introducing new technology which will push Australia even further towards being a cashless society.

Image courtesy of Australian Payments Clearing Association.
ABC News 24
03/27/2017 at 01:28. Facebook
Cyclone Debbie has been upgraded to a Category 3 and is expected to intensify as it approaches landfall.
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 23:55. Facebook
Communities in North Queensland are bracing for tropical cyclone Debbie which is expected to hit the coast as category four system in the next 24 hours.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she's concerned about elderly residents living in communities that will be hardest hit.
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 23:43. Facebook
CYCLONE TIPS: As Cyclone Debbie approaches, make sure you are prepared and know what to do during a cyclone with our cyclone guide:

PLEASE SHARE this with friends and family in and around the affected areas to help get the message out and keep people safe!

Find the latest cyclone warning and maps via the Bureau of Meteorology at
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 23:14. Facebook
Emergency information for Tropical Cyclone Debbie:

For storm and flood assistance contact SES on 132 500 and in a life-threatening emergency call 000

Evacuations are in place for Whitsundays low-lying areas, Cape Cleveland areas, and Burdekin coastal communities must be out by 10am

Refuge centres and cyclone shelters are open in the Whitsundays, Townsville and Ayr

All flights are cancelled...
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ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
Tune into ABC News 24 for the latest on Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Evacuation orders are in place for coastal communities directly in the firing line from TC Debbie, with residents in several Burdekin Shire communities told to leave by 10am today.

A voluntary evacuation has been issued for the areas of Home Hill, Ayr and surrounds south of Townsville.
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 10:16. Facebook
Developing: One person is dead and at least 14 are injured after a shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub in Ohio, according to US local media.
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 09:43. Facebook
"Sadly it confirms what we already knew anecdotally, and that is in Australia we have an enormous problem with illicit drugs."

Covert testing of wastewater across the country has revealed some harsh truths, including widespread use of crystal meth in Western Australia and cocaine in New South Wales.
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 06:32. Facebook
The Australian Greens are pushing for an independent body to oversee Australia's transition to renewable energy.

MP Adam Bandt says it would function like the Reserve Bank, and would help avoid fighting between governments. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 04:42. Facebook
Towns and communities in areas of north Queensland are being evacuated as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down. Authorities warn of damaging tidal surges.

If you're in the area, make sure you're prepared. Please share this Cyclone Plan with friends and family in affected areas and stay tuned to ABC Far North for updates.

ABC Emergency

Cyclone Plan
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 02:20. Facebook
Brave kids honoured for fighting off abusive stepfather and saving their mother
ABC News 24
03/26/2017 at 00:24. Facebook
Regional NSW town #Bathurst has started talks to offer a safe haven for #asylumseekers wanting to work or study
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 23:19. Facebook
Artist Guido van Helten completes massive mural over 30-metre high silos in #Coonalpyn South Australia
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 22:01. Facebook
Tropical #CycloneDebbie has strengthened overnight ...the #BOM says it could be a category four before it makes landfall
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 21:20. Facebook
Fancy a piece of colonial history? #CaptainCook’s coat goes under the hammer
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 10:07. Facebook
In Papua New Guinea, a country where malaria is rife, scientists from Monash University are testing a 'game-changer' in detecting the disease.
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 09:41. Facebook
North Queensland is preparing for a potential category five cyclone, expected to cross the coast near Townsville.

If you're in the area, make sure to visit for advice on how to prepare and if you need emergency assistance call the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

Residents stock up as north Qld braces for Cyclone Debbie
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 08:41. Facebook
"Go girls, we're here for ya."

The Adelaide Crows AFLW are the inaugural winners of the AFL Women's Competition, and fans have turned out in droves to witness history.
ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 08:32. Facebook
Max Dupain's ‘The Sunbaker’ - that summery image of a man resting on the beach - is arguably the most famous photograph in Australia. It’s also the focal point of 'Under the Sun', a new exhibition by the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney that invites 15 artists of diverse backgrounds to offer some modern interpretations of Dupain's most recognised work. Mix reporter Rachel Robinson...
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ABC News 24
03/25/2017 at 07:27. Facebook
"There's way more things to be happy about than to be sad about."

Loyiso Gola is bringing his stand-up comedy show, 'Dude, Where's My Lion?', to Australia. He says it's all about his experiences with the Western world.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival