Wall Street sinks on inflation fears and surging interest rates

Wall Street sinks on inflation fears and surging interest rates

Updated May 16, 2018 08:22:18 Wall Street experienced its worst day in three weeks after a surge in interest rates sparked a wave of selling. Markets at 7:15am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures -0.1pc, ASX 200 (Tuesday close) -0.6pc to 6,098 AUD: 74.71 US cents, 55.29 British pence, 63.1 Euro …

Asbestos ‘likely dumped for decades’ sparks health fears in remote Aboriginal community

Asbestos ‘likely dumped for decades’ sparks health fears in remote Aboriginal community

Updated May 16, 2018 07:11:02 Photo: Traditional owners in Barunga say the legacy asbestos has been discarded in various states (ABC News: Tom Maddocks) Northern Territory Government representatives have visited a remote Indigenous community amid fears residents, including children, have been exposed to asbestos, likely dumped there decades ago. Key …

Trucking industry blasts underspending on rest stops, fears it will take major accident to spark change – ABC Rural

Trucking industry blasts underspending on rest stops, fears it will take major accident to spark change – ABC Rural

South Australia’s trucking industry has slammed a lack of funding for vehicle rest stops, saying it could take up to 50 years before there are enough stops to meet the Government’s own standards. According to the SA Road Transport Association (SARTA), Federal Government requirements stipulate there must be an available …

University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

Posted May 13, 2018 13:07:58 Photo: Professor McCormack says one of his first jobs will be to rebuild the law library after the floods. (Supplied: University of Tasmania) In 2002, Tasmanian-born Professor Tim McCormack took a phone call that changed the trajectory of his life. At the other end of …

Tiny beach community fears for ‘pristine’ environment over carbon capture and storage plan

Tiny beach community fears for ‘pristine’ environment over carbon capture and storage plan

Posted May 13, 2018 07:25:18 Photo: Ninety Mile Beach Action Group member Erin Foster says the community feels like guinea pigs. (ABC Gippsland: Nicole Asher) Related Story: Fishermen worried seismic survey will damage sea life Residents of an isolated beach village in Victoria’s east are fighting carbon capture and storage …

Morning mail: tax warning, Facebook data revelation, bight oil fears | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 7 May. Top stories Scott Morrison’s “speed limit” on taxes has been described as an “arbitrary” rule that will push the government to make austerity cuts to fund new programs. On Sunday the treasurer …

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Updated May 04, 2018 08:15:08 Photo: Farmers say Labor’s tightened Vegetation Management laws will lead to more erosion. (Supplied: Peter Thompson) Landholders will again be banned from broadscale clearing of remnant vegetation after the Queensland Parliament passed the Palaszczuk Government’s signature environmental reform overnight. The laws also introduce requirements for …

Review sparks fears Coalition set to outsource public service jobs | Australia news

The government has announced a review of the federal public service that has sparked concerns it is preparing to double down on plans to outsource jobs. The review – announced on Friday by the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the minister assisting on the public service, Kelly O’Dwyer – will …

‘Grave fears’ for teenager missing after police chase on Eyre Highway

‘Grave fears’ for teenager missing after police chase on Eyre Highway

Posted May 04, 2018 19:27:46 Photo: The SUV was found at Secret Rocks four days after Mr Redman went missing. (ABC News) Police say they hold “grave fears” for a wanted Adelaide teenager who went missing after a high-speed police chase on a rural South Australian highway almost two weeks …

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

Posted May 02, 2018 07:17:20 Photo: More than 250 WA schools will conduct NAPLAN testing online this year for the first time. (ABC News: Natasha Robinson) Year 11 and 12 students at some West Australian schools have been banned from using the internet during online NAPLAN testing due to fears …