WSFM Breaking News Wednesday October 11 2017
Families and small business will have their power bills cut for turning off appliances like air conditioners when temperatures soar.
Concerned about potential power outages this SUMMER ... the TURNBULL Government will today announce a 36 MILLION dollar trial.
It comes as new figures show 145-thousand consumers in NEW SOUTH WALES are in energy debt ... owing an average 663-dollars in unpaid bills.
ONE in TEN owe more than 15-hundred dollars.
Cruise ship operators would share GARDEN ISLAND with the navy ... in a move which could unlock BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in tourism dollars.
A report to the Government recommends the idea ... rather than building a new terminal at BOTANY BAY to cope with demand.
It says the shared spaced would be a CHEAPER option ... and would give international tourists a better first impression of our city.
At least 11 people are now dead as WILDFIRES continue to rage through CALIFORNIA'S wine country.
About 15-hundred homes and buildings have been destroyed ... although dying winds have helped crews gain some control.
CATALONIA has put its push for independence from SPAIN on the back burner ... FOR NOW.
The CATALAN leader says the region should be stand alone ... but he will seek mediation with the SPANISH Government first.
He also says some international mediation may be needed.
The scandal involving disgraced HOLLYWOOD powerbroker HARVEY WEINSTEIN has intensified.
The movie mogul is now accused of RAPING three women ... including an ITALIAN actress.
It comes after WEINSTEIN was sacked by his own company earlier this week ... after THREE decades of allegedly sexually harassing women.