Commonwealth Games: ‘Incredibly loud, patronising’ train announcements to be quieter

Commonwealth Games: ‘Incredibly loud, patronising’ train announcements to be quieter

Updated March 23, 2018 17:18:39 Video: One of the ‘loud’ Commonwealth Games announcements being played on trains (ABC News) Related Story: These are the most annoying noises driving people mad Announcements on south-east Queensland trains about travel to the Commonwealth Games next month, described as “loud and patronising” on social …

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Posted March 22, 2018 13:01:09 Photo: The free wifi option available on the Gold Coast will no longer require a Facebook login. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Handing over your Facebook data the price of free wi-fi Related Story: Facebook loses $US35b after massive data breach, tech stocks lead …

Commonwealth Bank offered credit card increases to problem gambler | Australia news

The Commonwealth Bank has admitted to offering repeated credit card limit increases to a customer who was begging them to stop because he had a gambling addiction and a $30,000 debt. Michael Harris, a qualified roof tiler, broke down in tears on Thursday at the financial services royal commission when …

Commonwealth Games set to follow a familiar Australia-heavy script on Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games set to follow a familiar Australia-heavy script on Gold Coast

Updated March 15, 2018 10:28:30 Photo: The 2018 Commonwealth Games begin on the Gold Coast in April. (Supplied: 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games) If this were to be the Commonwealth Games’ swansong on the Gold Coast in a few weeks, would we really care? Some see it as an outdated …

Banking royal commission: Commonwealth Bank offered gambler credit card limit increases

Banking royal commission: Commonwealth Bank offered gambler credit card limit increases

Updated March 22, 2018 18:57:46 Video: Gambling addict says CommBank offered him credit limit increases (ABC News) The Commonwealth Bank continued to offer card limit increases to a young man deep in credit card debt after he told them he had a gambling problem. Key points: David Harris racked up …

Commonwealth Games paratriathlon is next big challenge for Katherine’s Emily Tapp

Commonwealth Games paratriathlon is next big challenge for Katherine’s Emily Tapp

Posted March 17, 2018 08:00:43 Photo: Emily Tapp will compete in the paratriathlon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Supplied: Triathlon Australia) Emily Tapp was barely 20 when a campdrafting accident left her with a fractured vertebrae and paraplegia. The rehabilitation, she said, was long and difficult but she was lucky …

Commonwealth Games steeplechase runner James Nipperess ready to redeem himself

Commonwealth Games steeplechase runner James Nipperess ready to redeem himself

Posted March 19, 2018 08:00:29 Photo: James Nipperess (white shirt) is a confirmed starter for Australia’s team at the Gold Coast. (Sydney University AC) Related Story: If the Commonwealth Games ended after Gold Coast, would we really care? Related Story: Games hopefuls head for the hills and beat the heat …

Commonwealth Games athletes’ village: 1,170 apartments, 100k condoms and a smoothie bar

Commonwealth Games athletes’ village: 1,170 apartments, 100k condoms and a smoothie bar

Updated March 19, 2018 15:26:06 Video: Take a look inside the athletes village for the Commonwealth Games (ABC News) Thousands of athletes and officials will begin descending on the Gold Coast next week, so what better way to iron out last minute kinks in the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village than …

Ministerial documents reveal Commonwealth concerns about ‘old science’ and ‘validity’ of forest agreements

Ministerial documents reveal Commonwealth concerns about ‘old science’ and ‘validity’ of forest agreements

Posted March 21, 2018 16:36:11 Photo: The Commonwealth is concerned the science underpinning RFAs in four states is “now quite old”. (ABC News: Lyn Orrego) Related Story: Logging conflict brewing again in NSW south east forests Related Story: Regional Forest Agreements deemed a failure The Federal Government is staring down …

Gold Coast 2018: Jenna O’Hea to make Opals return at Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: Jenna O’Hea to make Opals return at Commonwealth Games

Posted March 21, 2018 13:03:47 Photo: Alice Kunek (L) and Jenna O’Hea will team up together for the Opals at the Commonwealth Games. (ABC News: Damian McIver) It was an email that moved Jenna O’Hea to tears. After six years on the outer of the national team, the Victorian basketballer …