‘Plogging’ eco craze arrives in Australia from Scandinavia and a Byron Bay run club is ‘loving it’

‘Plogging’ eco craze arrives in Australia from Scandinavia and a Byron Bay run club is ‘loving it’

Updated May 12, 2018 14:40:42 Photo: The Byron Bay running group has started “plogging” — picking up rubbish while they run. (ABC News: Barbara Miller) Related Story: Here’s how Australia’s recycling system can be fixed for just $150m Related Story: Pledge to make packaging ‘reusable, combustible, or recyclable’ by 2025 …

Fugitive drug smuggler who lived in Australia under fake name jailed in US | US news

A Californian drug smuggler and fugitive who lived under an assumed identity in Australia for almost 30 years has been sentenced to three years in jail by a San Francisco court. Peyton Eidson, 74, was the head of a major marijuana smuggling operation using an ocean-going freighter to ship 18,000kg …

Jane Prentice loses LNP preselection for Queensland seat of Ryan | Australia news

The Turnbull government minister Jane Prentice will lose her spot in parliament at the next federal election after losing a preselection battle against a former staff member. The Brisbane City councillor, Julian Simmonds, who previously worked for Prentice, was chosen as the Liberal National party’s candidate for the Queensland seat …

Customer Screening Officer Hearing Industry Casual – Bundaberg – Bay Audio Australia

Customer Screening Officer Hearing Industry Casual – Bundaberg – Bay Audio Australia

Help those in the community Opportunity to grow Full training provided in great environment CUSTOMER SCREENING OFFICER (Casual) – BUNDABERG AREA At Bay Audio we specialise in hearing solutions, it’s a great place to work and you could be part of our growing organisation working out of the Bundaberg store. …

Margaret River deaths: three guns at scene belonged to children’s grandfather | Australia news

Three guns found at the scene of Australia’s worst gun crime since the Port Arthur massacre belonged to the grandfather of the four murdered children. Police in Western Australia have confirmed that seven of the Miles family, well-known members of the Margaret River community in the state’s south-west, were found …

Modern-day adventurer becomes first woman to walk around Australia, solo and unsupported

Modern-day adventurer becomes first woman to walk around Australia, solo and unsupported

Posted May 12, 2018 12:48:19 Photo: Terra Roam (centre) is surrounded by friends and family after finishing the walk in Newcastle. (ABC Newcastle: Anthony Scully) Modern-day adventurer Terra Roam has become the first woman to walk solo and unsupported 17,000 kilometres around Australia, crossing the finish line in her hometown …

Beef Australia 2018: Hats on show at Australia’s biggest beef industry event

Beef Australia 2018: Hats on show at Australia’s biggest beef industry event

Posted May 12, 2018 10:29:22 Photo: Hayden Beattie finds himself a new hat to wear in the show ring at Beef Australia 2018. (ABC Capricornia: Megan Hendry) Never trust a man in a black hat. Or so they say in Western movies. But how much can you really tell from …

What is Labor’s economic strategy in response to this week’s budget? – Australian politics live podcast | Australia news

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen joins Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy to discuss Labor’s take on the budget, economic growth, the siege mentality developing in the business community, and whether he has aspirations for party leadership • Interview: ‘Unfinished business’: Chris Bowen on why his current goal stops at treasurer …

Sam Dastyari’s far-right abuser gets suspended fine for contempt | Australia news

A far-right activist faces the threat of a hefty fine over an online video in which the former senator Sam Dastyari was called a “terrorist” and a “monkey” at a Melbourne pub. Neil Erikson was fined $10,000 on Friday for contempt but the penalty was suspended on the condition he …

Margaret River shooting: mother and her four children among victims | Australia news

A mother and her four children are among the victims of a horrific shooting on a rural property near the town of Margaret River in Western Australia’s south-west. Katrina Miles and her four children, aged eight to 13, were found dead, along with two other people, by police early on …