China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as country looks to modernise its military – China power

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as country looks to modernise its military – China power

Updated May 13, 2018 16:00:15 Photo: The carrier is not expected to enter service until 2020, Chinese military experts told state media. (Xinhua: Li Gang) China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier has left its north-eastern port to begin sea trials, state media said — Beijing’s latest milestone in efforts to …

Victoria prepares for drenching rain as Hobart begins clean-up after flooding | Weather

Parts of Victoria were forecast to receive a month’s worth of rain in one day after several months of drought-like conditions, while Hobart cleaned up after the city’s wettest day in nearly 60 years. On Friday, 129mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Victoria, alongside wind gusts of more …

Budget 2018: Malcolm Turnbull begins the hard sell – politics live | Australia news

Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull have been out and about since the crack of dawn selling their message – they are very happy with the budget and think you should be too. “The economic plan is to deliver strong economic growth. That’s the plan we’re working on, and what that …

AIS begins ‘painful’ journey to change, as jobs go in bid for more Olympic success

AIS begins ‘painful’ journey to change, as jobs go in bid for more Olympic success

Updated May 08, 2018 08:07:53 The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is beginning what is being described as a “painful but long overdue” process to re-invent itself after years of criticism about athlete performances on the international stage. The ABC understands more than 40 jobs will be affected as the …

SA Parliament’s first day begins, with a quartet of ‘Steves’

SA Parliament’s first day begins, with a quartet of ‘Steves’

Updated May 03, 2018 16:32:56 Photo: Stephan Knoll, Steven Marshall and Stephen Wade are all members of the SA Liberal cabinet. (www.acl.org.au / strongplan.com.au / Facebook) We already know there are more male CEO’s named John, Peter and David than there are female CEO’s, and in South Australia it’s become …

Alan Jones defamation case begins as prominent Queensland family sues over Grantham flood claims

Alan Jones defamation case begins as prominent Queensland family sues over Grantham flood claims

Updated April 30, 2018 15:09:27 Broadcaster Alan Jones has been accused of launching an “extraordinary attack” on a successful Queensland family in what their lawyer describes as a defamation case like no other in the Brisbane Supreme Court. The Wagner family is suing Jones and Harbour Radio over 32 broadcasts …

Recycling ban begins to bite with stockpiles and job loss fears

Recycling ban begins to bite with stockpiles and job loss fears

By Johanna Marie Updated April 19, 2018 17:37:31 Photo: There are fears for the future of workers including 27 disabled people at this centre. (ABC News: Johanna Marie) A Bundaberg recycling centre that employs 27 people with disabilities says jobs are on the line because it cannot find a buyer …

Recycling ban begins to bite with stockpiles and job loss fears

Recycling ban begins to bite with stockpiles and job loss fears

By Johanna Marie Posted April 19, 2018 17:12:42 Photo: There are fears for the future of workers including 27 disabled people at this centre. (ABC News: Johanna Marie) A Bundaberg recycling centre that employs 27 people with disabilities says jobs are on the line because it cannot find a buyer …

Eastern Ghouta: Last Syrian rebel group begins leaving Damascus enclave, state media reports

Eastern Ghouta: Last Syrian rebel group begins leaving Damascus enclave, state media reports

Posted April 03, 2018 01:16:41 Photo: State media says the rebels and their families are headed to areas near the Turkish-Syrian border. (Reuters: Bassam Khabieh) The last Syrian rebel group in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has begun withdrawing under an agreement with the Government, state media says, though a military …