Malcolm Turnbull: Rudd and Abbott ‘like miserable ghosts’ | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull has described former prime ministers Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd as “miserable ghosts” while delivering a brutal assessment of the federal government. Speaking to young leaders in New York on Friday, Turnbull slammed the government over the “crazy” Liberal leadership crisis that led to his eviction in August …

Macedonia referendum: Low voter turnout puts country’s name change at risk

Macedonia referendum: Low voter turnout puts country’s name change at risk

Posted October 01, 2018 07:03:27 Photo: Changing Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia could pave the way for the country to join NATO (AP: Thanassis Stavrakis) Voters stayed away from a referendum on changing Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership, with the vote failing to …

World Superbikes: Ana Carrasco becomes first female world motorcycle champion

World Superbikes: Ana Carrasco becomes first female world motorcycle champion

Posted October 01, 2018 07:56:59 Spanish rider Ana Carrasco has become the first female rider to win a motorbike world championship, winning the title by a single point over countryman Mika Perez. The 21-year-old claimed her title in the World Supersport 300 — a support series for the World Superbike …

Indonesian tsunami: Every building destroyed in tiny fishing village, family members search makeshift morgues for loved ones

Indonesian tsunami: Every building destroyed in tiny fishing village, family members search makeshift morgues for loved ones

Posted October 01, 2018 07:45:22 Related Story: Death toll rises to over 800 following Indonesian earthquake and tsunami Related Story: For those who escaped the onrushing tsunami, the hardest part is yet to come On Friday afternoon, Andi Rainaldi and his wife Flarahanie sat down to a meal of fried …

Two men dead after ‘disturbance’ at house in north Queensland, authorities say

Two men dead after ‘disturbance’ at house in north Queensland, authorities say

Updated October 01, 2018 07:06:12 Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two men at a home south of Townsville in north Queensland. Emergency services were called to reports of a disturbance on Topton Street at Alva, north of Ayr, around 12:30am. Paramedics attempted CPR on both men, but they …

Flossy P finds online marketplace a double-edged sword for vulnerable artists’ copyright

Flossy P finds online marketplace a double-edged sword for vulnerable artists’ copyright

Updated October 01, 2018 07:11:00 Photo: Sarah Lyttle found an online business was pirating and profiting from her designs. (ABC News: Meghna Bali) Related Story: Musk’s Tesla and farting unicorn artist reach agreement Related Story: Albert Namatjira descendants win compensation after copyright fight When New South Wales artist Flossy P, …

Collingwood’s AFL grand final loss to West Coast reopens old Magpies wounds

Collingwood’s AFL grand final loss to West Coast reopens old Magpies wounds

Posted October 01, 2018 05:04:43 Photo: Magpies captain Scott Pendlebury (C) reflects on what might have been after the grand final loss. (AAP: Julian Smith) By the time I rushed from my seat on level two at the MCG and got to my younger son, his head was buried in …

Fears of longer public waiting lists and increased opioid drug use among chronic pain sufferers

Fears of longer public waiting lists and increased opioid drug use among chronic pain sufferers

Posted October 01, 2018 05:45:35 Pain specialists are warning proposed changes to private health coverage for chronic pain treatment would push many sufferers into an already strained public system and potentially see some turn to opioid drug use. Reforms to the private health system will see the introduction of bronze, …

Mental Health Clinician – Infant & Child Mental Health Services

Mental Health Clinician – Infant & Child Mental Health Services

Mental Health Clinician Infant & Child Mental Health Services Fixed Term – Part Time (64 hrs per fortnight) until September 2019 Maternity Leave Replacement An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated Mental Health Clinician to undertake an ongoing position in the Infant Child Mental Health Service. Ballarat Health Services – …

Orchid love affair sees couple to half a century of marriage: ‘It’s a labour of love, just like plants’

Orchid love affair sees couple to half a century of marriage: ‘It’s a labour of love, just like plants’

Posted October 01, 2018 06:16:35 Photo: John and Sharyn Frisch are passionate orchid growers and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at an orchid show. (ABC Capricornia: Rachel McGhee) A Queensland couple’s love for each other and for orchid plants culminates in a 50th wedding anniversary celebration, not surprisingly, at an …