‘It just gets debilitating’: The NDIS families desperate for a better scheme

‘It just gets debilitating’: The NDIS families desperate for a better scheme

Posted May 19, 2018 04:49:26 Photo: Sonya Ludlow with her son Sam in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. (ABC News: Haidarr Jones) Sonya Ludlow is a strong woman. When you’re bringing up seven children, resilience and thick skin are almost compulsory. But the Adelaide mother was left feeling “absolutely awful” after a …

Music video shines spotlight on rural town desperate for doctors

Music video shines spotlight on rural town desperate for doctors

By Kellie Hollingworth and Lauren Henry Updated May 02, 2018 16:55:09 External Link: Northern District Community Health in Kerang created a music video to attract doctors to the Victorian rural town. Related Story: ‘It’s opened my eyes’: Medical students get taste of bush life to combat remote GP shortage Related …

Desperate farmers left high and dry as federal relief funding runs out before drought does

Desperate farmers left high and dry as federal relief funding runs out before drought does

Updated April 28, 2018 10:01:53 Photo: AgForce wants to see changes to the Farm Household Allowance to provide wider access to income support. (ABC Longreach: Melanie Groves) Related Story: $10,000 a week: The cost of preparing for the dry Related Story: Outback communities doing it tough as they wait for …

In the Coalition, desperate times call for leadership instability | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

During a conversation this week with a senior Liberal, referencing the Coalition’s approaching winter of discontent, this was the take on Peter Dutton’s chances of becoming leader of the Liberal party: “He is probably the most unlikely person to lead a major party since Bill Hayden, who happened to be …

Desperate calls for more treatment services as Adelaide retains title of ‘ice capital of Australia’

Desperate calls for more treatment services as Adelaide retains title of ‘ice capital of Australia’

By Rebecca Puddy Posted April 05, 2018 13:02:35 A former ice addict who stood as a candidate in the South Australian election says Adelaide’s reign as the “ice capital of Australia” will continue unless more funding is put into rehabilitation. Key points Adelaide has retained the title of Australia’s “ice …

Commonwealth Games: Australia’s swimmers desperate to dominate Gold Coast 2018 pool – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Australia’s swimmers desperate to dominate Gold Coast 2018 pool – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 05, 2018 08:19:42 Photo: Ariarne Titmus is chasing three individual gold medals in the pool. (AAP: Darren England, File) If Australia is to top the overall medal tally at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games it will be the performances of its swimmers that will be the key. Australia …

Egypt election: Why strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is desperate for his people to vote

Egypt election: Why strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is desperate for his people to vote

Posted March 26, 2018 08:34:07 Photo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is facing no real competition in the eleciton. (AP: Nariman El-Mofty) Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has so effectively crushed opposition to his rule he has robbed today’s elections of the very legitimacy he hopes to win. It’s not …