First Lara West blocks coming this year as new suburb emerges

First Lara West blocks coming this year as new suburb emerges

THE first new house blocks in the Lara West growth area are expected to go on sale this year after developers revealed plans for new estates. Villawood Properties announced on Friday plans for an 1179-home community after it had acquired farm properties with a combined 89ha on O’Hallorans Rd, immediately …

‘Finally the prime minister is here’: Turnbull to visit Tennant Creek | Australia news

Malcolm Turnbull will spend Sunday night in an outback town which has become the focus of the Northern Territory child protection crisis, after a two-year-old girl was sexually assaulted five months ago. Last month Guardian Australia reported local residents and traditional owners in Tennant Creek had urged Turnbull to visit, …

Sydney Opera House, MCG, Niagara Falls turn red for diversity

Sydney Opera House, MCG, Niagara Falls turn red for diversity

WHEN global landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Niagara Falls and the London Eye turned red on Friday night, the world made a powerful statement about inclusion and diversity. But for Adelaide’s Charlie Wilkins, 19, the colour red has a much more personal meaning. Wilkins, …

Australia’s Catholic priests urge pope to sack Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson | World news

Australia’s Catholic priests have called on the pope to sack the archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, saying his refusal to resign from the role is “galling”. In May, Wilson became the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of not disclosing to police abuse by another priest. The National Council …

Tim Cahill rules out A-League return as retiring Socceroos great plots a future in coaching

Tim Cahill rules out A-League return as retiring Socceroos great plots a future in coaching

Posted July 20, 2018 16:48:09 Photo: Socceroos all time top goal scorer Tim Cahill has called time on his 14-year international career. (AAP: Joel Carrett) And with that, it was over. The clock finally running out on “Timmy Time”. Arguably Australia’s most important player in its footballing history signed off …

SA Government drops jail time for cannabis possession

SA Government drops jail time for cannabis possession

SOUTH Australians caught with cannabis will no longer face jail terms after Attorney-General Vickie Chapman backtracked on her tough-on-drugs approach. Ms Chapman has ceded to community backlash and a lack of support from crossbench MPs, stripping jail terms from legislation that would elevate cannabis to the status of “other controlled …

‘Desperate cash splash’: Tasmanian council did not apply for grant awarded by Dutton | Australia news

A Tasmanian council that has been promised a $134,000 federal grant for CCTV cameras had not even applied for the money, prompting allegations of pork-barrelling before next week’s Braddon byelection. The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, announced this week he would award the money to the Waratah-Wynyard council through the …

Socceroos, transfer news, future, World Cup goals

Socceroos, transfer news, future, World Cup goals

SOCCEROOS legend Tim Cahill says he’s open to offers as he looks to extend his career despite calling time on his Socceroos days — but has shut the door on a return to the A-League. Cahill opened up on his experiences playing in his fourth World Cup, as well as …

Sky’s the limit when it comes to rocketing audience numbers | The Weekly Beast | Media

After the backlash over comments made by David Leyonhjelm, Sky News has been busy this week talking up the size of its audience. Monday saw a puff piece in the Australian about how Sky News’ “formula of pugnacious, strong opinion programs and breaking news coverage of politics and national affairs” …

Shaun Tan’s new picture book Cicada captures the life cycle of office drudgery – RN

Shaun Tan’s new picture book Cicada captures the life cycle of office drudgery – RN

Updated July 20, 2018 08:19:53 Photo: The main character in Shaun Tan’s new book Cicada is an office-working insect. (Supplied: Shaun Tan) An unappreciated green cicada sits behind a computer every day, doing data entry for a nameless organisation. In 17 years, he’s never made a mistake or taken a …