‘Not everybody’s cup of tea’: Stigma stifles stripper’s search for apprentice amid changing industry

‘Not everybody’s cup of tea’: Stigma stifles stripper’s search for apprentice amid changing industry

Posted June 20, 2018 06:05:36 If you have been to a buck’s party in central Queensland since the turn of the century there is a fair chance you have heard of Bonnie Wells. The veteran stripper has a long-held monopoly in the local private adult entertainment market and is now …

Dreamworld reputation ‘irretrievable’ after inquiry evidence: analysts

Dreamworld reputation ‘irretrievable’ after inquiry evidence: analysts

Updated June 19, 2018 08:12:45 Related Story: Dreamworld deaths could have been prevented ‘by pressing button’ Related Story: A Dreamworld ride killed four people in seconds — today their families are a step closer to answers Evidence on day one of the coronial inquiry into the Dreamworld tragedy, where four …

WorkCover warns employers not to attend medical appointments for injured workers

WorkCover warns employers not to attend medical appointments for injured workers

Updated June 19, 2018 09:47:59 Photo: Supermarket worker Nyrie Stringer attended a doctor’s appointment with her store manager present. (ABC News: Rebecca Carmody) Related Story: This supermarket worker’s boss sat in on her doctor’s appointment Bosses wanting to sit in on the medical appointments of injured workers have been given …

Crocodile safari hunting could be like polar bear hunting in Canada, NT politician says

Crocodile safari hunting could be like polar bear hunting in Canada, NT politician says

Updated June 19, 2018 13:16:48 Photo: A crocodile on a riverbank near Darwin. (ABC News: Owain Stia-James) Polar bears and crocodiles at first glance may not seem to have much in common, but a Northern Territory politician says they both provide trophy hunting options for Indigenous people and are a …

Animal ear tags among plastic and metal rubbish being ground up and put into pet food, insiders confirm

Animal ear tags among plastic and metal rubbish being ground up and put into pet food, insiders confirm

Updated June 19, 2018 18:24:54 Photo: Former pet food operations manager, Dennis Pedretti (ABC News: Carl Saville) Plastic and other pieces of rubbish are being processed with meat to make a key pet food ingredient because of shoddy industry practices, a former insider has revealed. Dennis Pedretti told 7.30 that …

Armed protesters block access, burn equipment at PNG’s biggest resources project

Armed protesters block access, burn equipment at PNG’s biggest resources project

Updated June 19, 2018 15:26:30 Photo: ExxonMobil says its staff are all safe. (Supplied) Police in the Papua New Guinea Highlands fear they are outnumbered and outgunned by protesters who are blocking access to the country’s biggest resources project. The police commander in Hela Province, Martin Lakari, said armed men …

Australian dollar sinks to one-year low, Wall Street dips on US-China trade war concerns

Australian dollar sinks to one-year low, Wall Street dips on US-China trade war concerns

Updated June 19, 2018 09:39:31 Photo: Falling metal prices and US-China trade tensions were factors which sank the Australian dollar to a one-year low. (Giulio Saggin, file photo: ABC News) The Australian dollar sank to a one-year low, as US-China tensions continue to fester and base metal prices slid. The …

Welcome to Country: A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia – RN

Welcome to Country: A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia – RN

Posted June 19, 2018 08:25:22 Photo: Many tourists ignore requests from traditional owners to not climb Uluru (Flickr: Leo Li) Related Story: ‘It’s not Disneyland’: Climbing Uluru to be banned from October 2019 Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visit sites of natural beauty and …

CSIRO calls for ‘citizen scientists’ to map energy use, save on bills

CSIRO calls for ‘citizen scientists’ to map energy use, save on bills

Updated June 19, 2018 06:15:07 The nation’s peak science agency is recruiting “citizen scientists” to map the way households use energy and ultimately help cut power bills. Data collected by the CSIRO Energise app will help plan for periods of peak demand to avoid blackouts, while also making recommendations to …

Biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow who implanted Opal Card into hand escapes conviction

Biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow who implanted Opal Card into hand escapes conviction

Updated June 18, 2018 16:15:40 Photo: Meow-Ludo holding an Opal Card in its original form. (ABC News: Nick Dole) Related Story: Bio-hacker who implanted Opal Card into hand fined for not using valid ticket Biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow who was fined for implanting an Opal Card chip into his …