Obesity epidemic: Regional Australians the biggest losers in specialist treatment

Obesity epidemic: Regional Australians the biggest losers in specialist treatment

Posted May 17, 2018 16:17:01 Photo: Ararat women Toni Stockwell and Katrina Pianta were competitors on The Biggest Loser television show five years ago. (Danielle Grindlay) It has been five years since Katrina Pianta, from Ararat in western Victoria, competed on national television show The Biggest Loser, but her efforts …

Marriage equality wasn’t the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians

Marriage equality wasn’t the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians

By Lee Carnie Posted May 17, 2018 09:03:54 Photo: The Yes result showed us what we already know. We are more powerful when we band together. (Supplied: Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service) Most Australians probably think that now we have marriage equality, LGBTI people’s rights are fully respected. …

Vietnam War: Australians urged to remember on 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

Vietnam War: Australians urged to remember on 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

Posted May 13, 2018 07:00:49 Photo: Troops were sent to Balmoral to establish fire support bases. (Supplied: National Vietnam Veterans Museum) Think back to the fabled battles of the Vietnam War. Which ones come to mind? Long Tan? The Tet Offensive? Khe Sanh? But Australia’s largest battle in Vietnam is …

‘Just four citizens’: the Australians who confronted Adani in India, and made a difference | Environment

I settled back into the seat as the Air India flight took off from my hometown of Sydney, unaware of just how relieved I would be to return there. I had been warned the Indian government might take a dim view of our mission to intercept the Queensland premier on …

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Posted May 11, 2018 09:43:37 Photo: These are the most boring sports to watch, according to Australians. Australia has spoken — golf is widely regarded as the most boring sport to watch, beating out cycling and boxing. Tennis, on the other hand, is the sport most seen as exciting to …

‘A lesser of two evils’: Malaysian Australians hail historic defeat of ruling party, but remain wary

‘A lesser of two evils’: Malaysian Australians hail historic defeat of ruling party, but remain wary

Updated May 10, 2018 19:19:27 Photo: Mahathir Mohamad supporters celebrate outside the news conference in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (Reuters) Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad finds unlikely ally in Anwar Ibrahim Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir declares ‘urgency’ to be sworn in today amid raised doubts Many Malaysian Australians have hailed the …

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Updated May 10, 2018 07:13:21 Photo: Cathy Center, aged 12 in 1968, is the artist of this piece, celebrating friendship between cultures. (Supplied: Embassy of Mexico, Australia) If the above picture looks familiar, you may be wanted by Mexico. Before you fret, you won’t be thrown behind bars — the …

Budget 2018: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b to assist older Australians with services in their own homes

Budget 2018: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b to assist older Australians with services in their own homes

Updated May 08, 2018 22:02:18 Related Story: It’s a carrot and stick budget for business Related Story: Morrison woos voters with modest tax cuts and the promise of more to come More aged care places have been promised to provide older Australians with services at home. The budget provides $1.6 …

Budget 2018: Former treasurer Peter Costello says most Australians will be dead before national debt is paid off

Budget 2018: Former treasurer Peter Costello says most Australians will be dead before national debt is paid off

Posted May 07, 2018 20:32:01 Related Story: Morrison to offer $10 tax cut for low-income earners in federal budget Related Story: Budget 2018: Here’s what we know so far Most Australians will be dead before the nation’s debt is paid off, former treasurer Peter Costello has told 7.30. On the …

‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family

‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family

Posted May 05, 2018 08:03:45 Photo: Pacific Islander labourers were forced to return to their home islands starting in 1906. (State Library of Queensland, file) A small group of men from Vanuatu with Aboriginal ancestry have travelled to Australia on a mission to reconnect with their long lost family, and …