NRA: National Rifle Association names Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame as its new president

NRA: National Rifle Association names Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame as its new president

Posted May 08, 2018 13:04:34 The National Rifle Association (NRA) has named retired US marine colonel Oliver North, a conservative commentator best known for his central role in the 1980s Iran-Contra affair, as its new president. Key points: Mr North was involved in the secret sales of arms to Iran …

Anger in France, Britain over Trump’s gun law speech to the National Rifle Association – Donald Trump’s America

Anger in France, Britain over Trump’s gun law speech to the National Rifle Association – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 06, 2018 16:09:35 Photo: Trump gave the controversial speech at the NRA annual convention in Dallas. (AP: Sue Ogrocki) US President Donald Trump has sparked anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent the deadly Paris attacks in 2015, and linking a …

No ID, no wine: Hotels association gave go-ahead for Port Augusta cask wine walk-in sale ban

No ID, no wine: Hotels association gave go-ahead for Port Augusta cask wine walk-in sale ban

Posted May 05, 2018 15:48:28 A trial at a Port Augusta hotel that requires walk-in customers to present ID before buying cask wine, and has since been adopted by other liquor outlets, was given the go-ahead by the state’s hotels association. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a person involved in …

White House Correspondents’ Association says comedy routine ‘not in the spirit’ of their mission

White House Correspondents’ Association says comedy routine ‘not in the spirit’ of their mission

Posted April 30, 2018 19:25:52 Related Story: ‘Very big, boring bust’: Trump lauds decision to skip White House correspondents’ dinner Related Story: ‘Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies’: Comedian unleashes on Huckabee Sanders, Trump The White House Correspondents’ Association’s (WHCA) leader says she regrets comedian and The Daily …

NAPLAN ‘timeout’ needed, former WA principals’ association boss says

NAPLAN ‘timeout’ needed, former WA principals’ association boss says

Updated April 21, 2018 11:10:26 Photo: Students are set to sit NAPLAN tests next month, but there are now calls for a rethink. (ABC News: Jonathan Beal) A respected figure in Western Australian education has called for a “timeout” on NAPLAN — the national literacy and numeracy assessment — because …

Recycling dump by Queensland council will prompt nationwide chain reaction, local government association predicts

Recycling dump by Queensland council will prompt nationwide chain reaction, local government association predicts

Posted April 19, 2018 05:46:26 Photo: Councils across the country will find it an easy option to abandon recycling, experts say. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Other Queensland councils will soon follow Ipswich in scrapping their waste recycling programs as service costs skyrocket, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says. …

Australian Automobile Association warns ‘too strict’ vehicle emission standards could increase car prices

Australian Automobile Association warns ‘too strict’ vehicle emission standards could increase car prices

Posted April 04, 2018 12:33:49 As the Government contemplates introducing vehicle emission standards, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has warned it could increase the price of vehicles and lead to Australians holding onto their “older dirtier cars” for longer. Key points: US winding back emissions standards to make cars more …

Ball-tampering saga: Cricketers’ Association asks for penalties to be reconsidered

Ball-tampering saga: Cricketers’ Association asks for penalties to be reconsidered

Updated April 03, 2018 11:26:28 The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) will ask Cricket Australia to reconsider the sanctions given to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Smith and Warner received 12-month bans, and Bancroft nine months, over the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town. The ACA’s Greg Dyer said any …

Association of South East Asian Nations unlikely to ever invite Australia to join

Association of South East Asian Nations unlikely to ever invite Australia to join

Updated March 17, 2018 17:54:58 Photo: Mr Widodo said Australia would bring more stability to the region and ASEAN. (ABC: Taryn Southcombe) Related Story: Aung San Suu Kyi comes to ASEAN summit with reputation tarnished Related Story: Australian-Indonesian ties are key to stability in Asia-Pacific, Yudhoyono says It’s an invitation …