Australia breaking news today, latest headlines live December 5 … – 9News

Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Monday, December 5, 2022. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is hoping to strike a deal with state premiers this week for a power price relief package, but several states are reportedly resisting caps on coal prices. Hillsong founder Brian Houston was not the only person who failed to report his father's sexual abuse, a court has heard. And the NSW Greens are pushing for residents under the age of 18 to be able to vote.
Power bill relief looks months away as PM seeks deal with states
Hillsong founder Brian Houston not the only one who failed to report father, court told
Push for under-18s to be able to vote in NSW
We'll wrap up the 9news.com.au live blog for Monday, December 5, 2022 there.Here are some of the biggest headlines of the day.
Power bill relief could be months away as the Prime Minister makes a desperate push to strike a deal with NSW and Queensland premiers.
Hillsong founder Brian Houston was not the only person who failed to report his father's sexual abuse of a child to police, a court has heard.
Carers, students and young Aussies will get the biggest welfare payment boost in decades.
Aaron Ong was found guilty of the murder of Melbourne grocer Paul Virgona who was shot dead on a freeway three years ago.
And a man charged over the death of his new wife who was killed in a golf buggy crash on their honeymoon has pleaded not guilty.
Our live blog will be back tomorrow to keep you up to date on the news of the day.
Until then, visit 9News.com.au and Nine.com.au for the latest breaking stories and updates.
A mattress storage centre at a tip in Sydney's lower north shore has caught alight.
Firefighters are at the scene of the fire on Lanceley Place, Artarmon, after the mattress storage facility at Cleanaway Recovery Centre caught on fire.
The fire has reportedly engulfed the facility and smoke is billowing across the area.
All staff have been evacuated.
Former Australian of the Year Grace Tame's childhood abuser has faced a Hobart court for allegedly harassing her via social media.
Nicolaas Ockert Bester, 70, was in October charged with three counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.
The charges are in relation to public social media posts on Twitter related to, and directed to, Tame on April 27, July 21 and August 28 this year.
Bester appeared in Hobart Magistrates Court on Monday and did not enter a plea to the charges.
Read the full story here.
Around 50 people have been evacuated from a North Sydney apartment building due to a gas leak.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are currently at the William Street site.
It's believed workers severed a gas main around 12.30pm today.
"NSW Police helped firefighters from Crows Nest and Neutral Bay to clear the adjacent building," FRNSW said.
"The fire crews have established two lines of hose as a protective measure and are monitoring atmospheric levels as gas company technicians attempt to repair the leak, which could take some time."
An exclusion zone remains in place.
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