Namadgi National Park south of Canberra treated as a dumping ground, rangers fed up

Namadgi National Park south of Canberra treated as a dumping ground, rangers fed up

Updated May 19, 2018 08:13:47 Photo: A burnt child’s bed is one of many pieces of junk in the Cotter catchment area. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda) Cars, couches, fridges, mattresses and old beds are just some of the items being dumped in the ACT’s national parks, putting Canberra’s water supply …

Dumping of Jane Prentice highlights Coalition’s women problem

Dumping of Jane Prentice highlights Coalition’s women problem

By Marian Sawer Updated May 15, 2018 10:13:08 Photo: The Coalition has repeatedly stated that to introduce positive steps to promote women, such as candidate quotas, would be “patronising”. (Facebook: Jane Prentice) Is the Coalition deaf to the upsurge in women’s discontent at being treated as second-class citizens? The dumping …

Storm over female minister’s dumping

Storm over female minister’s dumping

Malcolm Turnbull says he’s sorry a female assistant minister was dumped from her own seat, but he won’t intervene to save her. Jane Prentice on Saturday lost to her former staff member, Brisbane City councillor Julian Simmonds, as the Liberal National Party’s candidate for the Brisbane seat of Ryan. As …

Jane Prentice backed by Coalition MPs after preselection dumping, backbencher calls for PM’s intervention

Jane Prentice backed by Coalition MPs after preselection dumping, backbencher calls for PM’s intervention

Updated May 14, 2018 11:34:12 Operation “Save Jane” has kicked off, with outspoken Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch suggesting the Prime Minister intervene to overturn Jane Prentice’s preselection defeat. On Saturday, Assistant Minister for Disability Services Ms Prentice lost preselection for the safe LNP seat of Ryan to Brisbane City councillor …

CCTV vision captures truck dumping suspected asbestos in driveway of home

CCTV vision captures truck dumping suspected asbestos in driveway of home

Updated April 21, 2018 10:18:09 Video: CCTV vision captures truck dumping suspected asbestos in driveway of Sydney home (ABC News) Authorities are attempting to identify who dumped suspected asbestos at a residential address on Friday evening in north-western Sydney. Fire and Rescue services were called to an Oatlands home last …

Ipswich Council backflips on dumping recycling

Ipswich Council backflips on dumping recycling

Updated April 20, 2018 16:22:20 Photo: Waste from yellow bins in Ipswich was set to go straight to landfill. (Four Corners) The Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, says it intends to reverse its decision to send recycling to landfill. The Council said on Wednesday China’s import ban on recycling …

Anger brews over plans to make Port Kembla a ‘dumping ground’ for WestConnex spoil

Anger brews over plans to make Port Kembla a ‘dumping ground’ for WestConnex spoil

Posted April 06, 2018 06:36:27 Photo: Port Kembla has undergone a renaissance in recent years. (ABC Illawarra: Sean O’Brien) Related Story: Preparations to demolish Port Kembla stack Related Story: Renewed push for clean-up to protect Port Kembla community from contamination There are fears a regional community at the centre of …