US-China trade tensions ease, but markets could open weaker on Syria missile strikes

US-China trade tensions ease, but markets could open weaker on Syria missile strikes

Posted April 15, 2018 13:08:44 Photo: Business as usual as trade tensions between the US and China ease. (Reuters: Stringer) Wall Street closed before the missiles flared off towards Syria, but there was a strong enough sniff of an imminent strike to inspire a modest wave of selling. This week …

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Posted April 14, 2018 17:22:22 Urging Tasmanians to get a flu shot will not be enough to prevent bed block in Tasmania’s hospitals this winter, according to the nurses’ union. The State Government wants Tasmanians to play their role in being prepared for the busy winter season, by getting a …

Wall St: US shares up for third day as US-China trade fears ease

Wall St: US shares up for third day as US-China trade fears ease

Posted April 06, 2018 10:08:41 Photo: NAB bank spokesman Ray Attrill says soothing comments from a White House economic adviser have calmed investors. (Reuters: Shannon Stapleton) Related Story: A US-China trade war will have winners and losers. American whiskey: loser Related Story: China lists $50B of US goods it might …

Australian-trained nurse helping to ease the pain of Jakarta’s terminally ill children

Australian-trained nurse helping to ease the pain of Jakarta’s terminally ill children

Updated March 30, 2018 06:07:47 Photo: Ana Oktariana says she copes with her “heartbreaking” job by talking to friends. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway ) Jakarta nurse Ana Oktariana walks beside the black water of one of the city’s many canals and navigates through a labyrinth of narrow lanes. She stops …

Tiny homes made from shipping containers could ease Tasmania’s housing woes

Tiny homes made from shipping containers could ease Tasmania’s housing woes

Posted March 27, 2018 18:31:52 Photo: The shipping container to tiny house conversion team stand outside their work (ABC News: Laura Beavis) A year-long volunteer project to convert a shipping container into a one-bedroom home has left Gerryd Bogie struggling to describe how the experience has affected him. “I loved …