Updates, highlights, news from Round 11, 2018

Updates, highlights, news from Round 11, 2018

SOUTH Sydney gets a chance to prove they are the real deal in 2018 when they come up against the desperate Cowboys in North Queensland. Coming off a massive win over the Dragons, the Bunnies can all-but end the Cowboys’ season with a win on the road. The Battle of …

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Posted May 16, 2018 10:57:31 Photo: The Indonesian Government faces a significant challenge overcoming the simultaneous problems of returning foreign fighters and home-grown violent extremism. (AP: Achmad Ibrahim) It was no coincidence that Sunday’s suicide attacks on three Catholic churches in Indonesia came as Muslims began the holy month of …

AMP highlights AGM stitch-up that locks out small shareholders

AMP highlights AGM stitch-up that locks out small shareholders

Posted May 16, 2018 10:18:45 AMP’s annual general meeting was a grand affair in a grand setting. The Savoy Ballroom at Melbourne’s prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel was packed with hundreds of small shareholders wanting to hear how their crisis-ridden company had gotten itself into so much trouble, and what their …

Dumping of Jane Prentice highlights Coalition’s women problem

Dumping of Jane Prentice highlights Coalition’s women problem

By Marian Sawer Updated May 15, 2018 10:13:08 Photo: The Coalition has repeatedly stated that to introduce positive steps to promote women, such as candidate quotas, would be “patronising”. (Facebook: Jane Prentice) Is the Coalition deaf to the upsurge in women’s discontent at being treated as second-class citizens? The dumping …

Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby highlights, video of comeback win in Canberra

Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby highlights, video of comeback win in Canberra

MELBOURNE have ended a five-match losing streak with a 27-24 win over the Brumbies in Canberra thanks to a late Reece Hodge penalty goal. The Brumbies led by 14 points with 20 minutes to go, but with their season on the line, failed to repel the Rebels in front of …

Barry Urban quits WA Parliament before he can be expelled after report highlights years of lying

Barry Urban quits WA Parliament before he can be expelled after report highlights years of lying

Updated May 08, 2018 19:15:02 Photo: Barry Urban listened to the findings against him before resigning less than an hour later. (Supplied: The West Australian) Disgraced Darling Range MP Barry Urban has resigned from the WA Parliament after a powerful committee recommended he be expelled for repeatedly lying about his …

Anzac Day dawn service in Adelaide highlights the role of women in the defence force

Anzac Day dawn service in Adelaide highlights the role of women in the defence force

Updated April 25, 2018 08:49:28 Photo: Remembering them: The memorial on North Terrace. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Thousands of people have gathered for the Anzac Day dawn service in the heart of Adelaide, with today’s ceremony highlighting the role women play, and have played, in the defence force and war. …

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation’s driest pitch highlights worsening drought

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation’s driest pitch highlights worsening drought

Updated April 14, 2018 07:03:46 Photo: Residents of Wilcannia participate in a game of cricket where the Darling River has run dry. (ABC News: Tim Lee) Related Story: ‘Our river is dying’: Small community fears for Darling’s future It has been so dry in recent months in western New South …

Cricket death report highlights need for more neck and chest protection for players

Cricket death report highlights need for more neck and chest protection for players

Posted March 26, 2018 15:16:25 Photo: England’s Stuart Broad is hit by a delivery from Australia’s Josh Hazlewood during the Boxing Day Test. (AP: Andy Brownbill) A comprehensive report into cricket deaths co-authored by Australia’s former team doctor has recommended more work be done to prevent injuries like the fatal …