Telstra shares slump as telco warns of lower profits amid ‘challenging conditions’

Telstra shares slump as telco warns of lower profits amid ‘challenging conditions’

Updated May 14, 2018 10:52:11 Telstra has warned investors to brace for a profit at the lower end of its guidance range, but remains committed to a 22-cent total dividend payment. The announcement came as the telco reviewed its financial performance to the end of April, and ahead of a …

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

For those with even the greenest of thumbs, keeping a backyard garden or front lawn alive when rain doesn’t fall is a struggle. So how do Australian farmers plan to keep the country fed? According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was the eighth-driest April on record with rainfall across …

Salim Mehajer back behind bars after allegedly breaching bail conditions

Salim Mehajer back behind bars after allegedly breaching bail conditions

Updated May 11, 2018 18:01:18 Former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has been arrested after allegedly breaching his bail conditions. Mehajer, 31, was arrested at Sydney’s Bankstown Police Station at 10:00am this morning. It is alleged Mehajer used two mobile phones, in breach of his bail conditions. He faced Bankstown …

Major supermarkets investigating worker claims of ‘slave’ conditions at major flower supplier

Major supermarkets investigating worker claims of ‘slave’ conditions at major flower supplier

Updated May 11, 2018 20:04:49 Photo: Workers say the pressure is so great that they are forced to breach health and safety standards just to meet demand. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) The country’s three biggest supermarket chains have said they will investigate claims made by workers of exploitation and bullying …

Myer Hobart store beats flood and fire, but market conditions may be toughest foe

Myer Hobart store beats flood and fire, but market conditions may be toughest foe

Posted April 20, 2018 05:30:27 Photo: The fire which tore through Myer’s Hobart store would not be the last catastrophe at the site. (Supplied: Angus Ware) It has risen again from the ashes and has emerged from a devastating flood — but the challenge for the latest incarnation of Myer’s …

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Posted April 16, 2018 18:10:08 Photo: A helicopter water bombs a bushfire threatening homes in Sydney’s south-west over the weekend. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Related Story: Firefighters worried afternoon winds will fan Sydney bushfire The fire danger conditions experienced in Sydney over the weekend were at their worst since the early …

Drought conditions loom across large parts of NSW, farmers spending thousands to stay afloat

Drought conditions loom across large parts of NSW, farmers spending thousands to stay afloat

Updated April 12, 2018 11:19:58 Photo: Increasingly dry conditions are having an impact on farmers. (ABC News: Franklin Hood) Seasonal conditions are worsening across 90 per cent of New South Wales, and some farmers are forking out up to $10,000 a week to maintain livestock. On grazier Tom McGuiness’s farm, …

Business conditions fall from record high after Trump’s tariff announcement: NAB

Business conditions fall from record high after Trump’s tariff announcement: NAB

Posted April 10, 2018 13:26:22 Photo: Business conditions and confidence were highest in the mining sector. (Laurissa Smith) Related Story: Business conditions at record high despite sluggish economy Related Story: China says it will ‘fight to the end’ as US reveals $77 billion tariff plan Business conditions fell sharply last …

Shocking live export conditions not uncommon, say animal rights groups | World news

Animal welfare groups say shocking conditions shown in footage of the Australian live export ship Awassi Express in which more than 2,000 sheep died are not uncommon and have been repeatedly reported to the federal regulator. The footage, filmed covertly by trainee navigator Faisal Ullah and released to 60 Minutes …

Live export ship banned from leaving dock unless welfare conditions met | World news

The federal government will block the departure of a live export ship next week unless it makes serious improvements to the conditions and welfare of the sheep onboard. On Thursday the agriculture minister, David Littleproud, launched an urgent investigation into his department after viewing footage filmed on an Emanuel Exports …