Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens after three years of contamination and disease scares

Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens after three years of contamination and disease scares

Updated May 12, 2018 18:05:03 Photo: Patients will begin arriving from Monday. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital is finally about to open after three years of delays, lead and asbestos contamination and two legionella disease scares. The hospital, originally expected to open in August, 2015, …

Malaysia’s Najib Razak, now forced from power, may finally have to answer the tough questions

Malaysia’s Najib Razak, now forced from power, may finally have to answer the tough questions

Posted May 10, 2018 18:59:16 Photo: The $250 million Equanimity boasts a swimming pool, movie theatre and a beauty salon. (Reuters: Antara Foto/Wira Suryantala) Insofar that metaphors are needed to illustrate the graft and sleaze that accompanied the reign of Najib Razak, it is hard to see much beyond the …

Ben Simmons finally looks like a rookie as Philadelphia 76ers prepare to exit the NBA playoffs

Ben Simmons finally looks like a rookie as Philadelphia 76ers prepare to exit the NBA playoffs

Updated May 06, 2018 13:51:44 Photo: Al Horford (left) started game three defending Ben Simmons, but the Celtics threw a bunch of players at him. (AP: Matt Slocum) Ben Simmons’ rookie-of-the-year campaign has been hit with claims he is not a true rookie after being drafted in 2016 and sitting …

Banking royal commission: Kelly O’Dwyer finally concedes Government got it wrong on inquiry

Banking royal commission: Kelly O’Dwyer finally concedes Government got it wrong on inquiry

Posted April 27, 2018 13:17:19 A week after a painful and terse interview where she repeatedly avoided questions on delaying the establishment of a royal commission, Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has finally conceded the Government got it wrong. The Coalition has faced repeated criticism for opposing the inquiry into …

Tasmania’s tonnes of stockpiled tyres finally headed for approved recycling centre

Tasmania’s tonnes of stockpiled tyres finally headed for approved recycling centre

By Rachel Fisher Updated April 24, 2018 13:59:15 Tasmania’s mounting mountain of old tyres could soon be a thing of the past. The Launceston City Council has given the green light to Tasmanian company Phoenix Rubber Products to develop a $3.5 million tyre recycling plant. The processing plant would be …

Funding for the Rookwood Weir finally secured after Central Queensland farmers wait for decades

Funding for the Rookwood Weir finally secured after Central Queensland farmers wait for decades

Posted April 04, 2018 03:00:00 Photo: Farmer Colin Dunne says the Rookwood Weir would allow him to irrigate — if he can afford the water. (ABC Capricornia: Emilia Terzon) Decades of waiting by Central Queensland farmers appears to be nearly over, with the last chunk of funding for the construction …

Tropical Cyclone Marcus unable to shake spirits, as Tiwi Islands footy fever finally sets in

Tropical Cyclone Marcus unable to shake spirits, as Tiwi Islands footy fever finally sets in

Updated March 25, 2018 18:13:48 Photo: Tikalaru Dockers fans run onto the field as the grand final gets underway. (ABC News: Robert Baird) The Tiwi Islands has been hit with a case of grand final fever, and if you thought a cyclone would be enough to shake punters’ spirits, you …