Immigration authorities ‘fast-tracking’ some athlete asylum applications, lawyer says

Immigration authorities ‘fast-tracking’ some athlete asylum applications, lawyer says

Updated May 17, 2018 20:27:01 Photo: Commonwealth Games athletes from Cameroon are among dozens of foreign athletes thought to have remained in Australia. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Related Story: Up to 100 foreign Commonwealth Games delegates without visas ‘may still be in Australia’ Related Story: Missing Commonwealth Games athletes still on …

Authorities didn’t consider ‘whole picture’ of Tennant creek family before 2yo’s alleged rape, Minister says

Authorities didn’t consider ‘whole picture’ of Tennant creek family before 2yo’s alleged rape, Minister says

Posted May 10, 2018 15:21:54 Photo: Minister Dale Wakefield said the Tennant Creek incident showed a clear case for reform. (ABC News: Mitchell Woolnough) Related Story: Toddler at centre of rape allegation was at ‘foreseeable risk’ of harm, report finds The Territory Families Minister has conceded the situation of a …

Live exports: Maritime authorities permit scandal-plagued ship to carry livestock – ABC Rural

Live exports: Maritime authorities permit scandal-plagued ship to carry livestock – ABC Rural

Australian maritime authorities have approved the scandal-plagued Awassi Express, the vessel linked to thousands of sheep deaths, to again carry livestock. AMSA Awassi key points Key points: Maritime officials approve the Awassi Express to carry livestock again The vessel underwent mandatory repairs to improve air flow in sheep pens It’s …

Energy and fire authorities monitoring weather as SA heatwave continues

Energy and fire authorities monitoring weather as SA heatwave continues

Posted April 11, 2018 10:07:10 Photo: The CFS is concerned about the threat of fast-moving fires after several this month. Related Story: Three major fires break out in South Australia Related Story: Record temperatures forecast as heatwave hits southern Australia South Australia’s April heatwave has left fire authorities on high …

Basslink cable out for longer but no threat to power security, authorities say

Basslink cable out for longer but no threat to power security, authorities say

Updated April 10, 2018 19:52:36 Photo: The cable has been out of service since the end of March and will not back on line till the end of May. (Supplied: Basslink) The Tasmanian Government has described the delay in the return of the Basslink cable as “disappointing and unacceptable”. The …

Live exports: Industry under threat as authorities insist on changes – ABC Rural

Live exports: Industry under threat as authorities insist on changes – ABC Rural

The Federal Government and Opposition are resisting calls for a ban on live exports amid revelations of thousands of sheep dying in inhumane conditions on ships. Live exports key points Key points: Maritime officials are demanding ventilation improvements before they issue a certificate to carry livestock Emanuel Exports must also …

Myanmar authorities threaten families of Rohingyas who fled to Malaysia

Myanmar authorities threaten families of Rohingyas who fled to Malaysia

Updated April 04, 2018 19:06:12 Photo: Authorities are trying to arrest the families of Rohingya who left, an investigator says. (Reuters) The families of Rohingya Muslims who fled by boat to Malaysia say Myanmar authorities threatened to arrest them for allowing their relatives to leave. Key points: Malaysia will allow …

Couple in ‘Gone Girl’ kidnapping settles with Californian authorities for $US2.5 million

Couple in ‘Gone Girl’ kidnapping settles with Californian authorities for $US2.5 million

Updated March 17, 2018 12:32:31 Photo: Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn were wrongly accused of fabricating a kidnapping. (AP: Sudhin Thanawala) A couple has reached a $US2.5 million ($3.2 million) settlement with a northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman’s elaborate and bizarre …

Law firm Stanton Grant Legal taken over by authorities after bikie ‘money laundering’ raids

Law firm Stanton Grant Legal taken over by authorities after bikie ‘money laundering’ raids

Posted March 30, 2018 06:55:00 A Melbourne law firm raided by the Victoria Police anti-bikie taskforce last week has been seized from its partners and placed in the hands of a manager chosen by the legal regulator. Key points: Managing partner at Holding Redlich will take over day-to-day control of …

Google bans ads for binary options trading following criticism from Australian authorities

Google bans ads for binary options trading following criticism from Australian authorities

Posted March 25, 2018 10:00:23 Video: How to avoid getting caught up in a scam (ABC News) Google will stop carrying advertisements for binary options trading after criticism from Australian authorities. The tech giant said it would ban the advertisements from June, while also restricting other risky online schemes — …