News: Australia

NT royal commission: 'Record investment' to reform 'broken' NT child protection and youth justice system

Friday  14:51,   20 april 2018
ABC News

A $229 million commitment will focus on preventing children and families from entering the child protection and youth justice systems, in what the the Northern Territory Government says is a "historic" investment in the sector.The $229[...]

Qld council changes tune on recycling

Friday  14:51,   20 april 2018

After sparking a national debate on waste management, Ipswich City Council now says it will look to continue its recycling program.The southeast Queensland council that sparked a national debate on waste management when it said it was cancelling its [...]

Charges laid after Canberra crane death

Friday  03:07,   20 april 2018

Charges, including manslaughter, have been laid following the death of a Sydney man on a Canberra construction site in August 2016.Criminal charges have been laid nearly two years after the death of a worker on a Canberra construction[...]

Sydney's new light rail delayed until 2020

Thursday  15:09,   19 april 2018

Businesses and residents along Sydney's troubled light rail project may have to wait until March 2020 to see trams running on the rails.Sydney's troubled light rail project is at least a year behind schedule, Transport Minister Andrew Constance[...]

Aged care safety commission a 'one-stop shop' to tackle elder abuse following Oakden scandal

Thursday  02:57,   19 april 2018

Australia's aged care sector will soon have to answer to a single watchdog under Federal Government reforms in the wake of the Oakden elder abuse scandal in South Australia. Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has announced plans to combine[...]

Former Ipswich CEO facing more charges

Wednesday  14:27,   18 april 2018

Former Ipswich City Council CEO Carl Wulff and his wife Sharon Oxenbridge have been hit with more corruption charges.A former CEO of Ipswich City Council and his wife have been hit with additional corruption charges by Queensland's corruption[...]

Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government's decision to lift fracking moratorium

Wednesday  14:17,   18 april 2018
ABC News

The Northern Territory Government faces a backlash from protesters over its decision to lift a moratorium on fracking, with about 250 people gathering outside the Northern Territory Parliament yelling "shame, Gunner, shame".About 250[...]

Oakden families hailed for age care reform

Wednesday  14:17,   18 april 2018

The families of residents poorly cared for at Adelaide's scandal-plagued Oakden nursing home have been hailed for helping drive aged care reforms.Some "brave and tenacious" families caught up in Adelaide's Oakden nursing home scandal have been[...]

Turnbull decides against Monash promotion

Wednesday  06:12,   18 april 2018

Sir John Monash will not be promoted to the highest rank in the Australian Army after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull decided against the move.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has decided not to posthumously promote Sir John Monash to the highest[...]

SES search surrounds of house fire which killed three people

Wednesday  03:56,   18 april 2018

Crews are assisting police in their investigation of whether the blaze in Brisbane's north was deliberately lit.SES crews have arrived at the scene of a fierce house fire which killed three people in Brisbane’s north as they investigate whether[...]

Simon Birmingham trumpets 'record-breaking' international student boom amid migration furore

Wednesday  03:31,   18 april 2018
The Age

There were more than 500,000 foreign students in Australia in February, 31 per cent from China.Figures released Wednesday showed a 12 per cent increase in the number of foreign students in Australia compared to the same period last year, exceeding[...]

'This is a CRIME': Posh Vegemite on toast sparks outrage among diners as cafe charges $7 for pretentious version of the humble Aussie breakfast

Wednesday  02:26,   18 april 2018
Daily Mail

There's nothing Australians love more than Vegemite on toast and now one plate of the specialty dish is going viral. A cafe in Newcastle is plating it up a bit differently.A cafe in Newcastle is plating it up a bit differently as their $7 toast[...]

Plastic bag bans are coming. Here's what you need to know

Wednesday  02:20,   18 april 2018
ABC News

From plastic bags to straws, the push to phase out single-use plastics is growing, but will the bans work?Victoria is set to follow, having announced plans in October 2017 to phase out most lightweight plastic bags this year, leaving only New South[...]

Man found shot dead in Ringwood driveway in Melbourne's east

Wednesday  00:15,   18 april 2018
ABC News

Homicide detectives investigate after a man is found dead in a suburban driveway at Ringwood, in Melbourne's east.Emergency services were called to the area at about 1:00am after receiving reports a man had been[...]

Sydney now has an online map showing girls and women being harassed in real-time

Tuesday  06:55,   17 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

Online tool allows women and girls to anonymously highlight harassment More than 92 per cent uncomfortable taking public transport alone at night Map also has option to drop 'good' pins on areas where they feel safeWomen and girls have a new [...]