Texas school shooting: Houston Police chief Art Acevedo calls for action

Texas school shooting: Houston Police chief Art Acevedo calls for action

Updated May 20, 2018 01:41:26 Photo: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo joined demonstrators during a “March for Our Lives” protest for gun legislation and school safety in March. (AP: David J. Phillip) Houston Police chief Art Acevedo has called for action in a heartfelt Facebook post following another lethal school …

George Pell met US environment chief Scott Pruitt to discuss climate-change debate | Australia news

Cardinal George Pell discussed a plan to set up a two-sided “debate” about human-caused climate change with the US Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt , at the Vatican in 2017, it has been revealed. According to documents collated by The New York Times, Pruitt joined Pell and others for …

Chief executives still rake in bonuses despite underperformance

Chief executives still rake in bonuses despite underperformance

Posted May 03, 2018 16:51:27 Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when writing about executive pay. Eighty-six per cent of senior executives in top 200 companies got bonuses last year when we all know many of those companies did not have outstanding years. There’s a suspicion that many …

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’ – Donald Trump’s America

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’ – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 01, 2018 08:24:27 Photo: Mr Trump praised Mr Kelly as a “great, great American” after announcing his appointment as chief of staff. (Reuters: Joshua Roberts) White House chief of staff John Kelly is calling a report that he called President Donald Trump “an idiot” and cast himself as …

Australian spy chief to face tribunal in fight to keep East Timor, Balibo records secret

Australian spy chief to face tribunal in fight to keep East Timor, Balibo records secret

Updated April 27, 2018 12:06:58 Australian intelligence operations that took place during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should stay secret, the head of the country’s overseas spy agency will argue today. Key points: Academic Clinton Fernandes has been fighting for access to ASIS records on East Timor Australia’s spy …

Groovin the Moo Canberra pill testing trial attacked by ACT Opposition, Chief Minister uninterested

Groovin the Moo Canberra pill testing trial attacked by ACT Opposition, Chief Minister uninterested

Updated April 27, 2018 13:50:22 The decision to allow an Australian-first pill testing trial in Canberra this weekend has drawn scorn from the ACT Opposition, but the Chief Minister says he is not particularly interested in the pioneering move his Government announced. A weeks-long stalemate between the ACT Government, police, …

AFL chief Gillon McLachlan defends league’s handling of sexual harassment claims

AFL chief Gillon McLachlan defends league’s handling of sexual harassment claims

Updated April 27, 2018 23:09:24 AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the league will respect confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment cases as long as the issue has been resolved between the two parties. Fremantle hit the headlines earlier this month when it was reported an official made a secret payment …

AFL not against hush money for sexual harassment victims, chief executive Gillon McLachlan says

AFL not against hush money for sexual harassment victims, chief executive Gillon McLachlan says

Posted April 27, 2018 19:57:58 AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the league has no problems with hush money being paid to sexual harassment victims as long as it helps resolve the issue. Fremantle hit the headlines earlier this month when it was reported an official made a secret payment …

Replacement for outgoing SA Health chief announced

Replacement for outgoing SA Health chief announced

Posted April 19, 2018 19:38:10 The South Australian Liberal Government has moved swiftly to replace the head of the state’s Health Department, confirming the rumoured appointment of West Australian Christopher McGowan. Premier Steven Marshall said Dr McGowan, the current chief executive of health provider Silver Chain, had long-standing experience in …

Australia ‘should be grateful’ for Indonesia’s hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says

Australia ‘should be grateful’ for Indonesia’s hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says

Updated April 19, 2018 05:26:42 Photo: Inspector General Heru said Australia relied on Indonesia for information relating to drug smuggling. (ABC News: Adam Harvey) Related Story: Indonesian police seize one tonne of crystal methamphetamine Related Story: 12 years after Corby conviction, drugs still rife on the streets of Bali Indonesia’s …