Australian miners surge as base metals, oil and iron ore ‘melt up’

Australian miners surge as base metals, oil and iron ore ‘melt up’

Posted April 19, 2018 17:14:54 Photo: Metal and commodity prices are melting-up, with the spill over driving Auistralian mining and energy companies higher. (Supplied Rio Tinto) Australian miners and energy producers have been carried along in the slipstream of surging commodity prices across a range of markets. Key points: Base …

Vanuatu Prime Minister assures Malcom Turnbull there will be no Chinese military base on islands

Vanuatu Prime Minister assures Malcom Turnbull there will be no Chinese military base on islands

Posted April 19, 2018 12:02:38 Video: Vanuatu PM Charlot Salwai spoke to Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of CHOGM in London. (ABC News) Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has assured his Australian counterpart his country has no plans to allow China to build a military base on the …

Australia’s renowned secret spy base helping drive property prices in Alice Springs

Australia’s renowned secret spy base helping drive property prices in Alice Springs

Updated April 15, 2018 08:55:11 Photo: Pine Gap employees must now rent or buy their own accommodation, leading to the spike. (Supplied: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff) While Darwin grapples with the nation’s weakest capital city real estate market, house prices in Alice Springs are on the up-and-up, with rental yields among the …

Emergency warning issued as bushfire rips through Holsworthy military base

Emergency warning issued as bushfire rips through Holsworthy military base

Updated April 14, 2018 20:33:19 Video: Large fire burns near houses in Sydney’s south-west (ABC News) An out-of-control bushfire which has burnt through a major military base in Sydney’s south-west, is now threatening several suburbs after it jumped a road. Key points: The blaze began at Moorebank and is moving …

Emergency warning issued as bushfire rips through Holsworthy military base

Emergency warning issued as bushfire rips through Holsworthy military base

Updated April 14, 2018 16:36:18 Video: Aerial vision shows out-of-control Holsworthy bushfire (ABC News) The Rural Fire Service has issued an emergency warning for a fast-moving bushfire burning in south-west Sydney. The fire is currently burning through the Holsworthy military complex and has impacted on Holsworthy Hospital. Residents in the …

Chinese military base in Pacific would be of ‘great concern’, Turnbull warns Vanuatu

Chinese military base in Pacific would be of ‘great concern’, Turnbull warns Vanuatu

Updated April 10, 2018 19:07:53 Photo: China currently only has one military base in a foreign country. (Reuters: Hugh Gentry) Australia has warned Vanuatu against any moves to allow a greater Chinese military presence in the Pacific nation. Vanuatu has angrily denied it is in talks with Beijing about a …

Concern over reports China wants to build military base in Vanuatu

Concern over reports China wants to build military base in Vanuatu

Updated April 10, 2018 10:56:48 Photo: China currently only has one overseas military base. (Reuters: Hugh Gentry) Concerns over China’s influence in the Pacific region are growing, as reports emerge that the superpower wants to build a military base in Vanuatu. Key points: Beijing has contributed billions in aid to …

Adventurers document climb and BASE jump from Tasmania’s Frenchmans Cap

Adventurers document climb and BASE jump from Tasmania’s Frenchmans Cap

Updated April 07, 2018 15:31:13 Video: Adventurers climb Frenchmans Cap to take a leap (Supplied: Pete Wyllie) (ABC News) Related Story: Instagrammers beating destructive path to Tasmania’s natural gems For hikers, Frenchmans Cap in Tasmania’s west offers some tough challenges. It’s a gruelling 46 kilometre, five-day trek to the 1,446 …

Paraplegic Australian reaches Everest Base Camp by climbing on his hands, piggybacking

Paraplegic Australian reaches Everest Base Camp by climbing on his hands, piggybacking

Updated April 04, 2018 09:00:38 Photo: Scott Doolan managed to reach Base Camp in 10 days. (Supplied) Related Story: Nepal bans solo, amputee and visually impaired climbers from Mt Everest An Australian paraplegic who lost the use of his legs as a teenager has climbed to Everest Base Camp in …

Paraplegic Australian reaches Everest Base Camp by climbing on his hands, piggybacking

Paraplegic Australian reaches Everest Base Camp by climbing on his hands, piggybacking

Updated April 04, 2018 08:28:03 Photo: Scott Doolan managed to climb Everest in 10 days. (Supplied) Related Story: Nepal bans solo, amputee and visually impaired climbers from Mt Everest An Australian paraplegic who lost the use of his legs as a teenager has climbed to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, …