Kevin Spacey posts video as House Of Cards character defending himself amid charges

Kevin Spacey posts video as House Of Cards character defending himself amid charges

Updated December 25, 2018 10:47:25 External Link: Kevin Spacey’s Let Me Be Frank video Actor Kevin Spacey has broken his more than year-long public silence, posting an apparent defence of himself against sexual assault allegations on YouTube as news of fresh charges emerged. Key points: Kevin Spacey appears in a …

Truckload of goodwill as the world donates Christmas love to the Northern Territory bush

Truckload of goodwill as the world donates Christmas love to the Northern Territory bush

Posted December 25, 2018 06:00:23 Photo: Babbarra Women’s Centre workers have driven their truck around remote West Arnhem homelands. (Supplied: Ingrid Johanson) A Christmas drive held by an op shop deep in the Northern Territory bush has received an unprecedented truckload of love from around the globe. Key points: The …

Queues for seafood out the door as Perth fishmongers report strong Christmas sales

Queues for seafood out the door as Perth fishmongers report strong Christmas sales

Posted December 24, 2018 16:59:18 Photo: Kailis Bros in Leederville was doing a roaring trade on Christmas Eve as shoppers flocked to buy fresh seafood. (ABC News: James Carmody) Related Story: The chart that shows why it will be a bleak Christmas for WA retailers Perth fishmongers and butchers are …

Hungry Jack’s accused of advertising for government-funded interns for summer period

Hungry Jack’s accused of advertising for government-funded interns for summer period

Updated December 24, 2018 14:34:23 The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union has accused Hungry Jack’s of seeking interns to fill its summer workforce, relying on a taxpayer-funded payments to cover a busy time of the year. Key points: Under the internship program, interns receive $200 per fortnight on top …

Why Muslim nations remain silent as China sends ethnic minorities to re-education camps

Why Muslim nations remain silent as China sends ethnic minorities to re-education camps

Posted December 23, 2018 06:13:26 Photo: Re-education was often used by Chinese leaders in the past to force cooperation. (Reuters: Thomas Peter) Beijing’s crackdown on its ethnic Muslim-minority Uyghurs has been met with international condemnation, however some very significant voices have remained silent — those of Muslim nations. Key points: …

Perth Christmas spending set to be lower but light is on the horizon

Perth Christmas spending set to be lower but light is on the horizon

Posted December 22, 2018 09:16:57 Photo: Festive season sales in WA are tipped to fall by 0.5 per cent this year. (ABC News: Hugh Sando) Related Story: WA turns from deficit to surplus, with extra cash poured into public transport Related Story: The Perth property market is so bad even …

Melbourne company Fastline International collapses days before Christmas

Melbourne company Fastline International collapses days before Christmas

Updated December 21, 2018 16:01:55 Photo: Fastline workers were told not to go into work after the company collapsed. (Supplied) Related Story: Redstar Transport goes into liquidation, threatening jobs and Christmas mail A Melbourne logistics company has collapsed just days before Christmas, reportedly telling its 120 workers it cannot afford …

Dragon fruit imports killing NT farmers leading to calls for stricter country of origin labelling – ABC Rural

Dragon fruit imports killing NT farmers leading to calls for stricter country of origin labelling – ABC Rural

A dragon fruit farmer in the Northern Territory says imports from Vietnam have seen prices drop 40 per cent, making his farm unviable. The imported fruit first hit Australian shelves in September last year and since then the Federal Government has allowed imports of Indonesian dragon fruit. Darwin farmer Vuong …

Wall Street sinks to 14-month low, Nasdaq briefly enters bear market

Wall Street sinks to 14-month low, Nasdaq briefly enters bear market

Updated December 21, 2018 09:42:27 Photo: The Nasdaq entered a bear market, as oil prices continue to plunge and US investors worry about a government shutdown. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) Wall Street has continued to drop further into correction territory, driven by fears of rising interest rates and a potential government …

US charges Chinese citizens for espionage in major hacking campaign targeting navy, NASA, others

US charges Chinese citizens for espionage in major hacking campaign targeting navy, NASA, others

Posted December 21, 2018 06:58:05 Photo: The Chinese nationals are unlikely to ever face a US court. (AP: Manuel Balce Ceneta) US officials have charged two Chinese citizens they allege carried out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from military service members, government agencies and private companies in the …