Christians who won’t take no for an answer — touched by God or ‘white saviour complex’?

Christians who won’t take no for an answer — touched by God or ‘white saviour complex’?

Updated December 02, 2018 08:30:26 Photo: John Chau’s self-styled mission to North Sentinel island has been likened to a “performative fantasy”. (Instagram: jonachau) Liza Ryan knows murdered Christian missionary John Chau. Not the person — the type. “This guy feels totally familiar,” she says. Key points: Chau grew up on …

National Australia Bank bosses answer questions at banking royal commission – live | Australia news

11.31pm GMT23:31 Hodge wants to know what Thorburn is actually advocating for. Hodge: “What I wonder is whether somebody listening to the points that you’re making might think that what you’re advocating for is a shift toward, or some would probably say back to, a more service oriented and utilitarian …

Domestic Violence Crisis Line to answer calls 24 hours a day

Domestic Violence Crisis Line to answer calls 24 hours a day

People trying to escape abusive relationships can call a domestic violence crisis hotline at any time of day or night from today. And emergency help will be available at the touch of a button through a new smartphone app. The measures come as Legal Services Commission figures show the number …

‘A silent emergency’: Myanmar’s answer to #MeToo — kickboxing and pepper spray

‘A silent emergency’: Myanmar’s answer to #MeToo — kickboxing and pepper spray

Posted November 11, 2018 06:20:25 Photo: Two women demonstrate sparring at the Myanmar Women’s Self Defence League. (Supplied: Zaw Min) The Myanmar Women’s Self Defence League is the kind of place where makeup bags sit alongside free cannisters of pepper spray. Key points: The UN says Myanmar is facing a …

Victoria election: We answer your questions about the justice system

Victoria election: We answer your questions about the justice system

Posted November 10, 2018 08:00:08 Photo: A guard keeps watch at Victoria’s Middleton prison. (ABC RN: Fiona Pepper) Related Story: Does Melbourne have enough water for its growing population? We received more than 100 audience questions about our Matters of State investigation into Victoria’s justice system this week. Four of …

Great Barrier Reef inquiry: officials refuse to answer questions over $444m grant | Environment

Australia’s environment department head has told an inquiry it is wrong to assume that no due diligence was undertaken before a record $444m grant was offered to a private foundation for Great Barrier Reef projects. But the chair of a Senate inquiry examining the controversial grant to the Great Barrier …

The reality is new coal power is not the answer for cheaper electricity bills

The reality is new coal power is not the answer for cheaper electricity bills

Posted September 03, 2018 06:47:30 Photo: Cld, hard numbers show that renewable energy is, and will continue, supplying cheaper electricity than new coal-fired power plants could. (AAP: Julian Smith) The tipping point’s been reached: renewable energy is now a cheaper source of power for Australia’s future electricity needs than coal. …

Which country gives the most aid to Pacific Island nations? The answer might surprise you – China power

Which country gives the most aid to Pacific Island nations? The answer might surprise you – China power

Updated August 09, 2018 11:37:40 Photo: The Lowy Institute has crunched the numbers on Pacific aid flows from around the world. (Lowy Institute) There are plenty of heated arguments and unanswered questions about aid in the Pacific, especially when it comes to China’s role. Key points: Despite a decline Australia …

Super Saturday: Labor’s by-election wins leave Turnbull Government with questions to answer

Super Saturday: Labor’s by-election wins leave Turnbull Government with questions to answer

Posted July 28, 2018 22:51:17 The parliamentary status quo has been maintained, but the ramifications are significant. Labor holding on to the seats of Longman and Braddon will put paid to the pressure that has been rumbling around Bill Shorten’s leadership. It was not a good night for Labor frontbencher …

Malaysia’s Najib Razak, now forced from power, may finally have to answer the tough questions

Malaysia’s Najib Razak, now forced from power, may finally have to answer the tough questions

Posted May 10, 2018 18:59:16 Photo: The $250 million Equanimity boasts a swimming pool, movie theatre and a beauty salon. (Reuters: Antara Foto/Wira Suryantala) Insofar that metaphors are needed to illustrate the graft and sleaze that accompanied the reign of Najib Razak, it is hard to see much beyond the …