Migrant support groups say proposed visa changes binding migrants to regional and rural areas ‘unfair’

Migrant support groups say proposed visa changes binding migrants to regional and rural areas ‘unfair’

Updated May 16, 2018 12:07:48 Photo: Proposed visa changes may see migrants forced to move to rural locations, but experts say more support is needed. Migrant support groups say it would be deeply unfair to force some new arrivals to stay in regional and rural areas. Yesterday it was revealed …

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Updated May 09, 2018 19:30:38 Photo: Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian and his daughter Hasmig in their home in Chatswood. (ABC News: Laura Brierley Newton) Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian looks like any other affectionate father as seven-month-old Hasmig bounces on his knee. As the sun streams in through the window of …

Golden Group’s Belmont Park development may allow Perth Stadium station to open daily

Golden Group’s Belmont Park development may allow Perth Stadium station to open daily

Updated May 01, 2018 15:34:23 Photo: The development is expected to house 4,500 apartments and take two decades to complete. (Supplied: Golden Group) The proponents of a multi-billion dollar development at the Belmont Park racetrack are in discussions with the WA Government about opening the new Perth Stadium train station …

Banking royal commission: financial advice groups under scrutiny – live | Australia news

2.15am BST02:15 Asic has taken on only six civil penalty proceedings against licensees since 2013. Four of them were commenced this year. Orr wants to know why. “You can only use civil penalty proceedings to address conduct that occurred after [2013] so there needs to be a period in which …

Bargains from buy, swap and sell groups online come at the price of consumer rights

Bargains from buy, swap and sell groups online come at the price of consumer rights

Posted April 19, 2018 07:40:00 In the Northern Territory’s high turnover population, people looking to cheaply furnish a new home or empty one before they move interstate might turn to Facebook. Buy, swap and sell pages are enormously popular in the Territory. Memberships regularly number in the tens of thousands, …

Bush capital Landcare groups an integral part of controlled burn planning

Bush capital Landcare groups an integral part of controlled burn planning

Posted April 09, 2018 08:22:11 Photo: Sarah Hnatiuk organises and facilitates the Friends of Mt Painter Landcare group’s work. (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) For Sarah Hnatiuk, a walk in her local reserve usually involves multiple trips up and down hills carrying buckets of water. The Cook resident is the convenor …

Shocking live export conditions not uncommon, say animal rights groups | World news

Animal welfare groups say shocking conditions shown in footage of the Australian live export ship Awassi Express in which more than 2,000 sheep died are not uncommon and have been repeatedly reported to the federal regulator. The footage, filmed covertly by trainee navigator Faisal Ullah and released to 60 Minutes …

Veronica Macpherson’s razzle dazzle parties and Macro Group’s alleged Pilbara Ponzi scheme

Veronica Macpherson’s razzle dazzle parties and Macro Group’s alleged Pilbara Ponzi scheme

Updated April 07, 2018 09:35:11 Video: The marvellous parties of a suspected Ponzi scheme (ABC News) As Australian authorities continue to scrutinise the suspected Ponzi scheme masterminded by Pilbara businesswoman Veronica Macpherson, its overseas investors are embarrassed that they fell for her promises and bitter that Australia — a country …

Borneo oil spill: Environmental groups and victim’s family call for accountability

Borneo oil spill: Environmental groups and victim’s family call for accountability

Posted April 07, 2018 05:05:49 Photo: Rohani Baso mourns the death of her husband and says she doesn’t know how to care for their daughter without him. (ABC News: Adam Harvey) Environmental groups want the head of Indonesia’s state-owned oil company to be fired over an oil spill that has …

HIV treatment PrEP may now be easily accessed in NT but risk groups remain unpredictable

HIV treatment PrEP may now be easily accessed in NT but risk groups remain unpredictable

Posted April 01, 2018 08:00:49 Photo: A PBS listing means the HIV prevention drug PrEP is now cheaply and easily accessible in the NT. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) The game-changing HIV prevention drug PrEP is now subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), but NT health advocates say a …