Brisbane toll prices set to change to encourage off-peak use by truck drivers

Brisbane toll prices set to change to encourage off-peak use by truck drivers

QUEENSLAND’S first ever time-of-day toll prices are set to relieve commuters from congestion, particularly on the Inner City Bypass. Council today announced toll changes for heavy vehicles to fund infrastructure upgrades, with time of day toll pricing on the Go Between Bridge, Clem7 effective this July and Legacy Way in …

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 …

Mothers of borderline personality disorder victims speak out for change

Mothers of borderline personality disorder victims speak out for change

Posted May 07, 2018 10:10:51 Photo: Miranda Howard and Aurora McPherson-Smith both had BPD. (Supplied) Related Story: Borderline personality disorder patients to benefit from new centre Related Story: My battle with Borderline Personality Disorder Miranda Howard and Aurora McPherson-Smith never knew each other, but their struggles with borderline personality disorder …

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Updated May 05, 2018 10:56:44 Photo: The Commissioner of Correctional Services Mark Payne and a performing prison inmate. (ABC News: Shahni Wellington) Aboriginal elders are hoping the rest of the country will soon take note of the benefits that come from their visits to Indigenous prison inmates. Marius (Pirrawayingi) Puruntatameri, …

Is this the end of spare change in Australia? How ‘tap and go’ coffees are killing coins

Is this the end of spare change in Australia? How ‘tap and go’ coffees are killing coins

Updated May 04, 2018 13:25:38 Photo: Daniela May does not have to handle cash as much as customers embrace paying by card. (ABC Sunshine Coast: Owen Jacques) The hassle of using cash instead of card, even for small purchases, is killing small change in Australia. In the past 10 years, …

Company boards are stacked with friends of friends. So how can we expect change?

Company boards are stacked with friends of friends. So how can we expect change?

Updated May 04, 2018 15:33:47 Photo: Closed social networks are the primary means of identifying new board members. (Flickr: Guiseppe Milo) Related Story: ASX proposes tougher governance guidelines Related Story: How ‘problem finding’ can help corporate boards avoid failures Social connections drive board appointments and more than two-thirds of directors …

Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show ‘power of conviction’ in fighting climate change

Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show ‘power of conviction’ in fighting climate change

Updated May 02, 2018 08:59:42 French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a challenge to Australia to lift its game when it comes to tackling climate change. Key points: Mr Macron spoke of his concern about the effect of climate change on Pacific nations France has deep interests in the Pacific, …

Science can’t solve climate change — better politics can, former IPCC scientist says – Science News

Science can’t solve climate change — better politics can, former IPCC scientist says – Science News

It’s not every day you hear that the climate change debate needs to be “more political and less scientific” — but that is exactly what Mike Hulme is calling for. The 2015 Paris agreement was declared “a victory for climate science“, but Professor Hulme — who used to work for …

IAAF member quits over ‘objectionable’ rule change that bans Caster Semenya from competition

IAAF member quits over ‘objectionable’ rule change that bans Caster Semenya from competition

Posted May 01, 2018 08:53:12 One of the world’s most respected sports lawyers has quit his position on a committee of the governing body of international athletics, slamming the controversial new rule that is believed to target gold medal-winning South African runner Caster Semenya. Four months after being appointed to …