Meghan Markle confirms her father Thomas won’t attend Royal wedding to Prince Harry

Meghan Markle confirms her father Thomas won’t attend Royal wedding to Prince Harry

By Jack Hawke in London and wires Updated May 18, 2018 13:03:50 Meghan Markle has confirmed her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. She released a statement via Kensington Palace following days of speculation over whether Thomas Markle would walk his daughter down the …

Canker outbreak: WA confirms disease detected in two locations as industry calls for halt to Top End citrus trade – ABC Rural

Canker outbreak: WA confirms disease detected in two locations as industry calls for halt to Top End citrus trade – ABC Rural

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries (DPIRD) has confirmed the detection of citrus canker on two properties in Kununurra and Wyndham, linking it to imported plants from the Northern Territory. What is citrus canker? info box What is citrus canker? A contagious plant disease that destroyed more than half a …

Women’s economic security in budget spotlight, Kelly O’Dwyer confirms | Australia news

Kelly O’Dwyer has confirmed that Tuesday’s budget will set aside funding for a women’s economic security statement to be delivered in September. On Monday the minister for revenue and women said there would be “a lot in the budget for millions of Australian women” but the Coalition would further address …

Commonwealth Bank confirms loss of nearly 20 million customers’ financial statements

Commonwealth Bank confirms loss of nearly 20 million customers’ financial statements

Updated May 02, 2018 22:56:39 The Commonwealth Bank has confirmed it lost the historical financial statements of nearly 20 million accounts but insists its customers’ information has not been compromised. The statements, containing customers’ names, addresses, account numbers and transaction details from 2000 to 2016, were stored on two magnetic …

Peter Dutton confirms push to expand powers of cyber spy agency to monitor domestic threats

Peter Dutton confirms push to expand powers of cyber spy agency to monitor domestic threats

Updated May 01, 2018 16:57:48 A push to expand the powers of the country’s cyber spy agency to collect intelligence on Australians is being backed by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. Key points: Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence have discussed giving Australian Signals Directorate more powers Proposal would enable ASD …

Top WA executives get fat termination payouts up to $500,000, Treasurer Ben Wyatt confirms

Top WA executives get fat termination payouts up to $500,000, Treasurer Ben Wyatt confirms

Posted April 26, 2018 16:38:16 The WA Government has forked out more than $15 million to get rid of some of the state’s highest paid bureaucrats as part of its shakeup of the public sector. New figures released by the Public Sector Commission confirmed 75 departed executives received payouts worth …

Two Australians among Grenfell Tower blaze victims, DFAT confirms

Two Australians among Grenfell Tower blaze victims, DFAT confirms

Posted April 26, 2018 11:05:32 Photo: The fire was the country’s deadliest since World War II. (Reuters: Toby Melville) Related Story: Witnesses describe ‘absolute devastation’ of London tower blaze Related Story: 12 dead, toll expected to rise after inferno rips through London tower block Two Australians were among the 71 …

Tasmanian Anglican Archbishop confirms asset sales won’t all go to victims of sex abuse

Tasmanian Anglican Archbishop confirms asset sales won’t all go to victims of sex abuse

Posted April 23, 2018 19:54:27 Photo: St James Anglican Church in Waratah was sold to a private buyer after being deconsecrated in 2013. (Facebook) The Anglican Church will keep three quarters of the proceeds from its property sales, in an effort to “keep the people of God doing their ministry” …

Sydney bushfire: ‘ferocious’ blaze threatens homes as RFS confirms damage | Australia news

A “ferocious” bushfire that led to evacuations in parts of Sydney’s southwest has affected properties, according to the Rural Fire Service. On Sunday afternoon an RFS spokesman confirmed that firefighters on the ground had reported some property damage in the western parts of Menai and Barden Ridge. Strong winds had …

Commonwealth Games Cameroon team confirms some athletes fly home as eight others remain missing – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games Cameroon team confirms some athletes fly home as eight others remain missing – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 12, 2018 07:04:28 The Cameroon Commonwealth Games team has rejected suggestions it has left Australia after eight of its athletes fled the competition and are now missing. A team spokesman said five boxers and three weightlifters had left the athletes village. Police said none of them had been …