Darwin pub staff told to ban ‘blacks’ and charge Aboriginal customers for water

Darwin pub staff told to ban ‘blacks’ and charge Aboriginal customers for water

Updated January 22, 2019 08:32:11 Photo: A text message sent to a staffer at Rorkes from the boss’s phone. (Supplied) Related Story: Northern Territory to change racist place names Related Story: Racism ‘alive and it’s kicking’: June Oscar challenges new race commissioner’s stance The owner of a well-known Darwin nightspot …

Opal Tower effect to hit Sydney’s new apartments as negativity reigns in housing market

Opal Tower effect to hit Sydney’s new apartments as negativity reigns in housing market

Updated January 21, 2019 08:22:27 Photo: Experts say the Opal Tower cracking incident will have a severe impact on Sydney’s market. (AAP: Mick Tsikas) Related Story: NSW Government vows to ‘throw the book’ at dodgy building certifiers after Opal Tower fiasco Related Story: What lies beneath the cracks in Opal …

WA regional communities learn power of social media in campaign against funding cuts

WA regional communities learn power of social media in campaign against funding cuts

Posted January 21, 2019 06:34:51 Photo: Tambellup was one of the communities facing funding cuts, until locals took to social media. (ABC Great Southern: Aaron Fernandes) The organisers of community centres in regional WA say a clash with the State Government over funding last year, taught them the importance of …

China’s economy meets growth forecasts but analysts remain doubtful

China’s economy meets growth forecasts but analysts remain doubtful

Posted January 21, 2019 14:25:25 Photo: China’s industrial production has been slowing and car sales weakening. (Reuters: Stringer) China’s economic growth has slowed in line with forecasts by economists, but many analysts warn the slowdown is far more serious than official figures show. Key points: China’s year-on-year economic growth slows …

BHP allegedly underpaid up to $300 million in iron ore royalties to WA Government

BHP allegedly underpaid up to $300 million in iron ore royalties to WA Government

Updated January 21, 2019 14:02:04 Photo: It is believed the total figure for the alleged underpayment is higher than $200 million. (Supplied: BHP) The West Australian Government says it believes mining company BHP has underpaid iron ore royalties over a period of several years. Key points: WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt …

Art lovers pool resources to keep exquisite Hannah Cabinet on home soil

Art lovers pool resources to keep exquisite Hannah Cabinet on home soil

Updated January 21, 2019 07:02:19 Art lovers are on a mission to raise $1 million to keep the last big work by esteemed master craftsman Geoffrey Hannah, OAM, close to home. Known as the Hannah Cabinet, Mr Hannah named it after his family. Mr Hannah’s previous big piece, the Australiana …

UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox tells Parliament not to ‘hijack’ Brexit

UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox tells Parliament not to ‘hijack’ Brexit

Updated January 21, 2019 07:09:07 Photo: Mr Fox warned his parliamentary colleagues to not “steal the vote from the people”. (AP: Kirsty Wigglesworth) Westminster cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, says the United Kingdom’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, in a warning to MPs who want to take more control …

Mysterious night-time power cuts cause financial loss and hardship in key cane-growing region – ABC Rural

Mysterious night-time power cuts cause financial loss and hardship in key cane-growing region – ABC Rural

Months of unexplained night-time power outages in Queensland’s Isis district, around Childers, have left farmers, already struggling with high electricity and water prices, unable to reliably irrigate crops in the crucial summer period. The outages have exclusively affected the irrigation pumps in the region’s key agricultural sector causing them to …

Liquor giant Dan Murphy’s a step closer to having Northern Territory footprint

Liquor giant Dan Murphy’s a step closer to having Northern Territory footprint

Posted January 19, 2019 08:13:34 Photo: The proposal will now be scrutinised by the Liquor Commission. (Supplied: NT Airports) Woolworths liquor giant Dan Murphy’s is one step closer to having a footprint in the Northern Territory, with its future now in the hands of the NT Liquor Commission. Key points: …

Does my food order make me a minimalist?

Does my food order make me a minimalist?

By Bec Whetham Posted January 19, 2019 08:59:24 Photo: A plate of spaghetti at the one-dish Adelaide pop-up restaurant, Spaghetti Crab, which was open in 2018. (ABC News: Bec Whetham) A man walks into a bar and asks for a “burger”. But in 2019, a “burger” is interpretable. Guacamole, sauteed …