Harbour Energy makes $13.8bn revised takeover bid for Santos

Santos has received a $13.8bn revised takeover offer from Harbour Energy, making the bid official. Strategic Chinese partners HONY/ENN however, have only pledged to vote their shares in coordination with the majority of the board which is unclear as to whether the board will approve the deal as it’s currently …

‘World-first’ bid to launch man into space using helium balloon goes up in hot air

‘World-first’ bid to launch man into space using helium balloon goes up in hot air

Updated May 15, 2018 11:15:33 External Link: A space capsule carrying the astronaut was due to be launched from Alice Springs. Related Story: From the outback to the galaxy, space balloons launched to study the Milky Way A “world-first” bid to launch a man into space using a helium balloon …

Bandidos blast Tasmanian ‘anti-gang’ law bid, deny involvement in ice drug trade

Bandidos blast Tasmanian ‘anti-gang’ law bid, deny involvement in ice drug trade

Posted May 13, 2018 08:28:07 Photo: The Bandidos were named in the Tasmanian Government’s position paper on potential anti-gang reforms. (ABC News: Tim Morgan) The Bandidos say motorcycle clubs “will never be legislated out of existence” and they would happily work with the Tasmanian community to “address concerns” in a …

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 …

Grattan on Friday: Peter Dutton’s bid for more crime-fighting power has bought him a fight

Grattan on Friday: Peter Dutton’s bid for more crime-fighting power has bought him a fight

Updated May 04, 2018 09:30:30 Photo: It’s hard to see PM Malcolm Turnbull saying no to his ambitious Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton over the ASD issue. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore) No-one should be surprised that the Home Affairs department, with its ambitious Minister Peter Dutton and his activist secretary, …

A-league grand final fever in Newcastle as Jets bid for glory

A-league grand final fever in Newcastle as Jets bid for glory

Updated May 03, 2018 14:45:21 Photo: Todd Blackwell tries to make every Jets game he can, despite the pain from an ongoing injury. (ABC News: Ben Homer) Related Story: Three wooden spoons and David Beckham: How the Newcastle Jets reversed 10 years of misery Related Story: The Jets are the …

Crocodile feeding could now cost $200,000 in government bid to curb dangerous stunt videos

Crocodile feeding could now cost $200,000 in government bid to curb dangerous stunt videos

Updated April 21, 2018 14:31:20 Video: Footage of crocodiles being fed (ABC News) The Western Australia Government is increasing the penalty for feeding or taunting crocodiles to $200,000, saying lives are being put at risk by people videoing stunts like luring crocodiles onto boat ramps or making them jump for …

NT public service faces deep cuts in bid to save $800m, new mining royalties ahead

NT public service faces deep cuts in bid to save $800m, new mining royalties ahead

Updated April 20, 2018 13:57:48 Photo: NT Treasurer Nicole Manison says the measures will save $800 million. (ABC News: Dane Hirst) A reduction in wages growth for public servants as well as job cuts and a new minimum royalty scheme for all mines operating in the Northern Territory are among …