Murray-Darling: Proposed water laws a ‘recipe for killing the river’, Labor and Greens say

Murray-Darling: Proposed water laws a ‘recipe for killing the river’, Labor and Greens say

By national environment, science and technology reporter Michael Slezak Posted June 20, 2018 06:10:40 The New South Wales Government has watered down changes to laws governing the Murray-Darling river system that were proposed in the wake of the water theft and corruption investigations, according to Labor and the Greens. Key …

Couple filmed having sex on plane in full view of passengers

Couple filmed having sex on plane in full view of passengers

Two amorous passengers were apparently so desperate to join the Mile High Club, they did so in the comfort of their seats, in full view of a stunned couple who recorded their romp — and then sent it to their adult daughter. “My mum and dad were just trying to …

Fracking: Labor pledges to tighten regulations to protect water resources | Environment

Regulations on unconventional gas development across Australia would be tightened up if Labor wins the next election. Labor’s minister for the environment Tony Burke says the party, if elected, will keep the commitment it took to the 2016 election to broaden the “water trigger” to include other forms of unconventional …

Oz thug rock: the sound of ‘complete disregard for authority’ | Music

The first words Amyl and the Sniffers address to the crowd at the Lexington in London come from their bassist, Gus Romer. “How ya doin’, cunts?” he asks. Over the next 45 minutes, they approximate that sentiment into guitars thrashed rather than played, drums beaten rather than struck. Singer Amy …

Malcolm Turnbull says media makes China-Australia relations look bad | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull has blamed the media and his political opponents for portraying the China-Australia relationship as troubled, claiming issues between the countries are being settled with mutual respect. Turnbull made the comments at the Australia China Business Council on Tuesday, amid tension about Australian competition with China for influence in …

Police urge Queenslanders to be vigilant after spate of road deaths

Queensland Police is urging motorists and pedestrians to be ‘situationally aware’ on the road following a spate of fatal incidents. Of the 1,345 road deaths since 2013, 147 have involved pedestrians. The state’s peak motoring body says future pedestrian deaths could be prevented if authorities were to impose fines for …

Eurydice Dixon: how one woman’s death put focus on ‘male rage’ in Australia | Australia news

When Eurydice Dixon finished her comedy gig at a Melbourne bar last Tuesday she was reportedly in high spirits, sharing a drink with her boyfriend before heading home. She bought some food and walked through an area she knew well: Princes Park in an affluent northern suburb of the city. …

Tony Abbott tells party he was misled by advisers over Paris climate deal | Australia news

Tony Abbott has claimed he was misled by bureaucrats before he signed Australia up to the Paris international climate agreement in 2015 during another sortie by government conservatives against the national energy guarantee. Opponents of the government’s energy policy used the opportunity of the regular Coalition party room to resume …