Growing trend in indoor plants driven by social media and small spaces

Growing trend in indoor plants driven by social media and small spaces

Posted April 01, 2018 07:00:43 Photo: Whether wrapped in jute or potted in old shoes, indoor plants are right on trend. (ABC Radio Hobart: Carol Rääbus) Related Story: How indoor plants boost air quality, mental wellbeing Trends come and go in all things, from clothing to pets to interior design; …

Australia v South Africa: Pat Cummins takes five wickets as Aussies fall back to Earth

Australia v South Africa: Pat Cummins takes five wickets as Aussies fall back to Earth

Updated April 01, 2018 07:03:01 Photo: The Wanderers has proved to be a happy hunting ground for Pat Cummins, right. (AP: Themba Hadebe) Related Story: As it happened: Australian collapse makes loss in Joburg feel inevitable Related Story: Fresh faces start Australian cricket’s renewal with classic Test match day If …

‘You’ve got to get out from your comfort zone’: how one family adjusted to a new life in Australia

‘You’ve got to get out from your comfort zone’: how one family adjusted to a new life in Australia

Posted April 01, 2018 06:11:35 Photo: The Kesumas moved to Melbourne in 2007. (ABC News: Sue Lannin) Related Story: Life lessons from having more than one home Imagine relocating your life from the country you’ve always known to somewhere very different with a 7-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. The Kesuma …

Scottish Highland cattle fulfils farming dream for pair at ‘perfect beef country’ Derwent Valley

Scottish Highland cattle fulfils farming dream for pair at ‘perfect beef country’ Derwent Valley

Posted April 01, 2018 06:11:35 Video: “Bec and Bec” have built a 100-strong herd of Scottish Highland cattle. (ABC News) Related Story: Raising rare breed sustainably pays off for farmers Related Story: New Gippsland farmer starts Highland cattle stud Bec Lynd is a tree changer — a returnee to her …

Easter, Australian cricket, politics and the art of public shaming

Easter, Australian cricket, politics and the art of public shaming

By Natasha Moore Posted April 01, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: Our culture of public shaming fosters a sense of being utterly separate from those on the receiving end of our public lashing. (News Video) If we’ve become adept at anything in the internet age, it’s the art of public shaming. There’s …

Queen’s Baton Relay, its long journey around Australia and the Commonwealth

Queen’s Baton Relay, its long journey around Australia and the Commonwealth

Updated April 01, 2018 05:50:04 Photo: Matthew Gray holds the baton aloft in Newcastle. (Supplied: CG2018) Photo: Father-of-six Matt Bushby was chosen to carry the baton in Karratha for his commitment to coaching softball and teeball for 14 years, despite losing his job during that time. (Supplied: …

Flora fatale: The carnivorous plant that scared Charles Darwin – Science News

Flora fatale: The carnivorous plant that scared Charles Darwin – Science News

Who do you barrack for: the hunter or the prey? The leopard or the gazelle? The frog or the snake? The fly or the flytrap? Enter the glittering and sensual world of plants with a thirst for blood. The big bee-looking fly is the prey, and that little bug is …

Fears proposed death penalty for hate speech will kill freedom of expression in Nigeria

Fears proposed death penalty for hate speech will kill freedom of expression in Nigeria

Posted April 01, 2018 05:02:53 There are fears that newly proposed laws in Nigeria which stipulate a death penalty for hate speech will severely undermine freedom of expression in Africa’s largest democracy. Key points: The fierce public debate comes ahead of the 2019 general election Proponents say it is necessary …

Lakeside life still buzzing out west in post-AFL era

Lakeside life still buzzing out west in post-AFL era

WEST Lakes offers a relaxed environment built around a man-made lake with plenty of reserves and walking trails to help you unwind. Natacha Bursill and husband Adrian Mitchell (pictured above with son Liam) are selling her mother’s four-bedroom home in Lakeview Ave with a tinge of sadness now she’s gone. …

Israel-Gaza border violence subsides as Palestinians mourn dead

Israel-Gaza border violence subsides as Palestinians mourn dead

Posted April 01, 2018 05:10:06 Photo: Mourners hold back a relative at the funeral of a Palestinian killed during the clashes. (Reuters: Suhaib Salem) Related Story: Palestinians declare ‘days of rage’ over Trump Jerusalem move Related Story: No middle road on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinian territories Dozens …