Fraud target tried to give ‘inappropriate’ birthday cake to former police commissioner John McRoberts, court hears

Fraud target tried to give ‘inappropriate’ birthday cake to former police commissioner John McRoberts, court hears

Updated May 17, 2018 19:26:06 Photo: John McRoberts (right) pleaded not guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice. (ABC News: Alyssa Betts) Related Story: Former top cop denied sexual relationship rumour at bureaucrat Christmas party, court hears Related Story: NT fraud squad boss opposed ‘debt collection’ strategy, court …

North Korea ready to walk away from Trump summit if forced to give up nukes

North Korea ready to walk away from Trump summit if forced to give up nukes

Updated May 16, 2018 14:08:37 Photo: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are due to meet in Singapore next month. (Reuters/AP) North Korea says the country has no interest in a summit with the United States if it is to be a “one-sided” affair where it is pressured to give up …

Timing of High Court’s citizenship decision shows it couldn’t give a rats about the politics

Timing of High Court’s citizenship decision shows it couldn’t give a rats about the politics

Posted May 11, 2018 15:51:46 Just days after the federal budget, and it has all but been lost in the malaise of another development in the dual citizenship fiasco. So was it delicious or malicious timing from the High Court to screw over the Government’s post-budget sales pitch? Its judgment …

Donald Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo aims to give US diplomats their swagger back – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo aims to give US diplomats their swagger back – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 03, 2018 07:04:25 Photo: Mike Pompeo looks on as the US President speaks at Mr Pompeo’s ceremonial swearing-in. (AP: Andrew Harnik) With one simple word and some much craved attention from its President, American diplomacy has suddenly roused from a long and depressive slumber. That word is “swagger” …

Medicare change to give greater dialysis access to remote Indigenous Australians | Australia news

The federal government has added dialysis services to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to provide remote-living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people better access to lifesaving treatment. The sector has welcomed the move as a lifeline for the growing health crisis of Indigenous kidney disease, which has had to rely …

Labor warns against move to give Dutton new spying powers | Australia news

Peter Dutton’s new super ministry should not be given the power to spy on Australians at home, Labor has warned, after reports that it could be handed a wider espionage role. The head of the Dutton’s home affairs department and the head of the defence department have reportedly discussed new …

Former Comm Games minister Jann Stuckey to give up coast foothold

Former Comm Games minister Jann Stuckey to give up coast foothold

QUEENSLAND parliamentarian and former Commonwealth Games minister Jann Stuckey is giving up a foothold on the Gold Coast that she’s had for three decades. Mrs Stuckey and husband Richard, a doctor on the coast, have decided to finally give up their first ever Queensland home, a 5,785sqm property at Currumbin …

We’re starting to give up on the ideal of Australia as a nation of equals

We’re starting to give up on the ideal of Australia as a nation of equals

By Simon Longstaff Posted April 22, 2018 05:11:11 Photo: Technically, the market is “open” and “free”. In reality, too many people are denied the basics to be on a genuinely equal footing. (ABC News: Sowaibah Hanifie) One of the most significant findings to emerge from the work of behavioural economists …

Families give new Perth Children’s Hospital the thumbs up during sneak peek tour

Families give new Perth Children’s Hospital the thumbs up during sneak peek tour

Updated April 08, 2018 17:14:36 Video: Families and the Premier tour the long-awaited Perth Children’s Hospital (ABC News) After almost three years of delays, West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) will begin taking patients on May 14. Mr McGowan and Health Minister Roger …

Why do the Chinese seem more willing to give up their privacy for security than Australians?

Why do the Chinese seem more willing to give up their privacy for security than Australians?

Posted April 08, 2018 06:14:54 Photo: WeChat has become integral in the day-to-day lives of Chinese citizens despite privacy drawbacks. (Reuters: Mark Blinch) Nick Liu knows all too well about the massive troves of data being gathered and analysed by technology companies, so he held off using his phone to …