Ultramarathon is no sweat for Zibeon Fielding in quest to raise funds for remote dialysis treatment

Ultramarathon is no sweat for Zibeon Fielding in quest to raise funds for remote dialysis treatment

Posted May 20, 2018 17:01:49 “I’m knackered. My legs are blown out, I’m about to kick the feet up and have a sleep.” Starting at 4am in the APY Lands town of Indulkana, Zibeon Fielding has just finished a 62-kilometre ultramarathon. The feat, which is about the same as running …

State Library of Victoria appeals for funds to conserve Walter and Helena Cass collection

State Library of Victoria appeals for funds to conserve Walter and Helena Cass collection

Updated May 16, 2018 05:18:13 Photo: Walter Cass (centre) in Egypt in 1915. (Supplied: State Library of Victoria) Related Story: State Library has ‘never been busier’, as $88m revamp focuses on more space Related Story: Beyond the dome: Discover the secrets of Victoria’s 160yo State Library They thrived during a …

Union election funds to be slashed under NSW Government plan

Union election funds to be slashed under NSW Government plan

Posted May 15, 2018 18:47:02 The New South Wales Government is again going into battle against unions, to try to slash their influence on election campaigns. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday announced an overhaul of electoral funding laws, which would more than halve the amount of money unions and other …

Budget 2018: Annual auditing requirements of self-managed super funds to be reduced

Budget 2018: Annual auditing requirements of self-managed super funds to be reduced

Updated May 14, 2018 05:22:54 The details are sparse, the mention brief. But there at the top of page 41 in budget paper number two it sits. “The Government will change the annual audit requirement to a three-yearly requirement for self-managed superannuation funds with a history of good record keeping …

WA ‘dudded’ on remote housing, NDIS funds

May 8, 2018. WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt speaks to reporters in Perth, saying the state has missed out on funds for remote housing and the NDIS in the federal budget. Mr Wyatt says the 10-year National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing expires in June but there has been “a belligerent …

Budget 2018: Australia to pay for new high-speed internet cable for PNG and Solomons using aid funds

Budget 2018: Australia to pay for new high-speed internet cable for PNG and Solomons using aid funds

Posted May 06, 2018 04:50:40 Photo: Australia already has a number of underwater cables in the Asia-Pacific region. (Supplied: TeleGeography) Australia has promised to build a new high-speed internet cable for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands after Chinese influence concerns, but questions have been raised about the Government’s decision …

Victoria pledges record funds to keep Indigenous children in community care | Australia news

Victoria has announced a record $47.3m in funding to support Indigenous children in the child protection system following a landmark agreement to ensure community control over children placed into out-of-home care. It has also announced $10.8m to fund dedicated diversion programs and support services for Indigenous children in youth detention. …

Brisbane risking $270m in ratepayer funds with secretive investment strategy, economist warns

Brisbane risking $270m in ratepayer funds with secretive investment strategy, economist warns

Updated March 20, 2018 07:25:46 Photo: The City of Brisbane Investment Corporation’s focus on property investment has raised concerns. (ABC News: Tim Swanston) There are growing concerns that Brisbane City Council’s investment arm is risking $270 million of ratepayer funds with an investment strategy kept at arm’s length from the …