Dairy Farmers land NSW hospitals’ milk supply contract over local Norco, draws angry reaction from farmers – ABC Rural

Dairy Farmers land NSW hospitals’ milk supply contract over local Norco, draws angry reaction from farmers – ABC Rural

The NSW Health Department is under fire for handing a milk contract to foreign-owned Dairy Farmers at the expense of local supplier Norco. Norco has been dumped as the supplier to 15 north coast health facilities from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie. The contract has been awarded to Queensland’s Dairy …

Coal-fired power station closure, ash dam rehabilitation draws scathing criticism from SA council

Coal-fired power station closure, ash dam rehabilitation draws scathing criticism from SA council

Posted May 07, 2018 07:10:39 Photo: Port Augusta City Council says the Northern Power Station has not been properly remediated. (ABC News) Related Story: Port Augusta residents say power station remediation problems making them sick Related Story: Fix needed for smelly lake on the road to the Flinders Ranges A …

Rally against plan to build cable car on Mount Wellington draws thousands of protesters

Rally against plan to build cable car on Mount Wellington draws thousands of protesters

Posted May 06, 2018 11:44:26 Photo: There was a big turnout to protest against the Mount Wellington cable car project. (Twitter: Edward King) Related Story: Mount Wellington cable car on-hold as company instructed to stop preliminary works Related Story: Cable car proponents advised to ‘keep quiet’ ahead of getting fast-track …

Australia’s most senior unionist draws big crowd to Hobart May Day rally

Australia’s most senior unionist draws big crowd to Hobart May Day rally

Updated April 29, 2018 15:48:51 Photo: The ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has led hundreds of unionists on a march through Hobart’s CBD promising a bigger fight on workers’ rights. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Privatising access to Australia’: Senator slams automation of simple visa applications The ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has …

Anzac Day: Fine weather draws crowds to Kings Park dawn service

Anzac Day: Fine weather draws crowds to Kings Park dawn service

Updated April 25, 2018 08:29:40 Photo: WA’s biggest Anzac Day dawn service is held at Perth’s Kings Park. (ABC News: Andrea Mayes) Related Story: Maori war dance and Aboriginal corroboree performers come together for Anzac Day Related Story: Female veterans stand up for right to march after Anzac ‘kick in …

Decision to remove flogging from public eye in Indonesia’s Aceh draws Islamist resistance

Decision to remove flogging from public eye in Indonesia’s Aceh draws Islamist resistance

By Iffah Nur Arifah Posted April 23, 2018 16:20:15 Photo: Under the new rules only journalists and adults can witness the punishment inside private prisons. (Supplied, File) The decision of the Aceh Provincial Government in Indonesia to move flogging from public into more closed spaces has drawn resistance from the …

Super Netball draws world’s best, but questions raised over import policy after Diamonds’ loss

Super Netball draws world’s best, but questions raised over import policy after Diamonds’ loss

Posted April 23, 2018 18:48:36 Photo: The new Super Netball season is about to start, with the spotlight on a changing of the guard in world netball. (AAP: Peter Rae) Related Story: Agony on final day as Diamonds and women’s rugby sevens team suffer dramatic losses It appears there is …

Cane farmer draws on Basque heritage to encourage female farm succession – ABC Rural

Cane farmer draws on Basque heritage to encourage female farm succession – ABC Rural

For Burdekin region schoolgirls Alaya and Ellyana Mugica, the classroom extends far beyond their school hours. When their dad, Ayr farmer Frank Mugica, heads out into the paddock on his tractor, the seven and 11-year-old girls are right behind him, learning the day-to-day operations of the family’s enterprise. “All my …

Tasmanian Liberals apologise after ‘ageist’ sledge in Pembroke campaign draws complaint

Tasmanian Liberals apologise after ‘ageist’ sledge in Pembroke campaign draws complaint

Posted April 02, 2018 08:53:54 Photo: Doug Chipman said there were members of the Liberal party upset at the treatment he received. (ABC News: Georgie Burgess) The Tasmanian Liberal party has publicly apologised for any “hurt or offence” caused by its campaign material during last year’s Pembroke by-election, after coming …

Keith’s Diesel and Dirt Derby draws thousands to country town

Keith’s Diesel and Dirt Derby draws thousands to country town

Posted March 25, 2018 16:01:15 Photo: Despite being only a few years old, Keith’s Diesel and Dirt Derby now hosts more than 11,000 spectators. (Supplied: Jenny Aitken) Only a few years old and Keith’s annual Diesel and Dirt Derby has grown to host more than 11,000 people — swelling the …