Colin Oliver death: Tasmanian athlete’s tragic loss felt hard in running, nursing communities

Colin Oliver death: Tasmanian athlete’s tragic loss felt hard in running, nursing communities

Updated May 16, 2018 18:14:02 Photo: Colin Oliver, pictured with Amanda Noye, died in the hospital he had worked in as a nurse. (Supplied: Amanda Noye) The heartbroken partner of champion Tasmanian athlete Colin Oliver has said she wished she could have “met him sooner and loved him longer,” as …

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Irrigators and Indigenous groups are cautiously optimistic about a deal struck by the Coalition Government and Labor to give certainty to communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. The two sides of politics reached an agreement on Monday to pass elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that aim to do more for …

Live export ban could harm rural communities, meat industry claims, as protests continue in SA

Live export ban could harm rural communities, meat industry claims, as protests continue in SA

Updated May 06, 2018 16:54:55 Photo: Hundreds of protesters met in the Adelaide CBD to voice their concerns. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Serious investment and infrastructure would be needed to bolster Australia’s meatworks if a live export ban was to be introduced, the industry has claimed, while about 500 people …

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Posted April 30, 2018 21:21:34 Photo: The new Medicare item will apply to dialysis treatments managed by a registered nurse or Aboriginal health worker in very remote settings. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal …

Internet banking: Rural communities left floundering as regional banks close their doors

Internet banking: Rural communities left floundering as regional banks close their doors

Maddelin McCosker, Rachel McGhee and Emilia Terzon Posted April 24, 2018 18:24:46 The big banks are leaving regional Australia in droves and rural communities are paying the price. This week, the only bank left in the small central Queensland town of Moura closed its doors for the last time. It …

Scones, jam and no cream: The prospect outback communities face as long-life cream is discontinued – ABC Rural

Scones, jam and no cream: The prospect outback communities face as long-life cream is discontinued – ABC Rural

Cooks in some of Australia’s most remote kitchens have been left reeling after a common outback staple — Devondale long-life cream — disappeared from supermarket shelves. The UHT cream, which is known for its capacity to be whipped into firm peaks, was taken off the shelf when dairy processor Murray …

Gambling study examines ‘incredibly social’ card games played in Indigenous communities

Gambling study examines ‘incredibly social’ card games played in Indigenous communities

Updated April 13, 2018 16:58:50 Not much is known about gambling in the Northern Territory’s remote Indigenous communities, including the card games played mostly by women. Key Points A research project is underway to examine informal gambling in remote Indigenous communities The prevalence of card games in these areas was …

Theatre connects migrant communities with government NDIS services

Theatre connects migrant communities with government NDIS services

Posted April 13, 2018 08:00:46 Photo: Actors Michael Kazonis and Evelyn Tsavalas both take on challenging roles. (ABC Radio Sydney: Luke Wong) An amateur theatre production about disability services might not be the typical feature on a playbill but Everlyn Tsavalas thinks the stage is the perfect way to engage …

NT Indigenous housing funding fuels political standoff, as remote communities face ‘major uncertainty’

NT Indigenous housing funding fuels political standoff, as remote communities face ‘major uncertainty’

Updated April 12, 2018 14:06:38 Photo: An Aboriginal woman prepares food in the squalid conditions of a Central Australian town camp, while a dog lingers nearby. (ABC News) People living in poor and overcrowded conditions in remote communities in the NT face major uncertainty as a housing funding impasse between …

Roadhouse communities fear lack of Eyre Highway ambulance service will cost lives

Roadhouse communities fear lack of Eyre Highway ambulance service will cost lives

Updated April 08, 2018 21:01:17 Photo: There is currently no ambulance service at the Caiguna roadhouse. (ABC News: Mark Bennett) Communities along a remote 700 kilometre stretch of the only sealed road linking two Australian states are praying there won’t be any major crashes in the area, because the closest …