Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Posted May 04, 2018 17:46:15 A massive sinkhole has opened up on a New Zealand farm, with a volcanologist saying it is the biggest he has ever seen in the country. The crack was discovered at Earthquake Flat, 15 kilometres south-east of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, and is …

‘Treatments’ as torture: gay conversion therapy’s deep roots in Australia

‘Treatments’ as torture: gay conversion therapy’s deep roots in Australia

By Marguerite Johnson and James Bennett Posted May 03, 2018 10:50:42 Photo: While some psychiatrists saw homosexuality as a “disease” of the mind, some religious groups see it a “sickness” of the soul. (Unsplash: Ben Smith) Related Story: From electroshocks to religious ‘cure camps’: Survivors share reality of gay conversion …

NT public service faces deep cuts in bid to save $800m, new mining royalties ahead

NT public service faces deep cuts in bid to save $800m, new mining royalties ahead

Updated April 20, 2018 13:57:48 Photo: NT Treasurer Nicole Manison says the measures will save $800 million. (ABC News: Dane Hirst) A reduction in wages growth for public servants as well as job cuts and a new minimum royalty scheme for all mines operating in the Northern Territory are among …

China’s new defence chief visits Russia to ‘let the Americans know’ about their deep military ties

China’s new defence chief visits Russia to ‘let the Americans know’ about their deep military ties

Updated April 04, 2018 05:56:49 Photo: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese General Wei Fenghe have met in Moscow. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) China’s new defence minister has said his visit to Russia is a signal to the United States about the increasingly close military ties …

Centrelink: Incident at Adelaide office prompts conversation about ‘deep frustration’

Centrelink: Incident at Adelaide office prompts conversation about ‘deep frustration’

Updated March 22, 2018 11:47:31 Photo: Advocates say the Centrelink system is frustrating for those who use it. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy (file photo)) As the Federal Government announces it will review penalties for people who abuse staff at Centrelink — those representing people on welfare say the system is causing …