US marines to join Australian warship deployed in the Pacific as anxiety over China grows

US marines to join Australian warship deployed in the Pacific as anxiety over China grows

Updated May 04, 2018 23:09:47 American marines will soon embed on Australia’s largest warship for a tour of Pacific island nations, as concerns grow among western allies over Beijing’s rising influence in the region. Key points: Defence Minister Marise Payne said planning for “Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18” had been underway since …

Chinese economy grows at 6.8pc supported by a still buoyant property market

Chinese economy grows at 6.8pc supported by a still buoyant property market

Posted April 17, 2018 15:16:58 Photo: China’s economy steady, but warns international uncertainties over trade are mounting. (Reuters: Stringer) Related Story: China’s economy grew 6.9pc in 2017, eclipsing official targets but doubts remain Related Story: China‚Äôs economic power isn’t as big as you think China’s economy grew at a solid …

Polo pony deaths still under the spotlight, pressure grows for answers

Polo pony deaths still under the spotlight, pressure grows for answers

Posted April 17, 2018 05:23:12 Photo: One of two Willo Polo trucks carrying ponies boards the Spirit Of Tasmania, bound for Melbourne. (Instagram: chelcroz) Almost three months on from the deaths of 16 prized polo ponies in the back of a truck that travelled across Bass Strait, there are growing …

Why we need more working class voices (by a bourgeois woman who grows kale) – RN

Why we need more working class voices (by a bourgeois woman who grows kale) – RN

Posted April 14, 2018 06:30:00 Photo: Nelly Thomas is an Australian comedian and author. (Supplied: Nelly Thomas ) We live in a country where politicians from elite backgrounds, on six-figure incomes, call themselves battlers. Plumbers earn more than writers for The Guardian, and the children of working people dare to …