King Islanders hope their ferry woes have come to an end as John Duigan sets sail

King Islanders hope their ferry woes have come to an end as John Duigan sets sail

Posted May 18, 2018 18:08:10 Photo: The John Duigan has already been in service a week with twice the capacity of its predecessor. (Supplied: BassIsland Line) The latest in a long list of shipping solutions for King Island has been officially unveiled, with high hopes the John Duigan is up …

World Cup Journeys: Harry Kane is England’s great hope, but can he erase 52 years of hurt? – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

World Cup Journeys: Harry Kane is England’s great hope, but can he erase 52 years of hurt? – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Posted May 17, 2018 04:43:57 Photo: Harry Kane has proven himself in the Premier League, but the World Cup is another level entirely. (ABC News: Tim Madden) Harry Kane is the sort of footballer the modern game is supposed to have left behind. External Link: Harry Kane is not your …

Vale Roy McIvor: Far north Queensland farewells influential Hope Vale artist and elder

Vale Roy McIvor: Far north Queensland farewells influential Hope Vale artist and elder

Posted May 14, 2018 08:12:18 Photo: Roy McIvor’s family granted permission to use his name to remember his life and work. (Supplied: Silver Screen Pictures) Roy McIvor’s vibrant, joyous art belied a traumatic past, as one of the last survivors of a dark chapter in Australia’s wartime history. The Guugu …

Allison Baden-Clay’s parents speak out about abusive marriage in hope of helping others

Allison Baden-Clay’s parents speak out about abusive marriage in hope of helping others

Updated May 13, 2018 14:35:07 Photo: Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they had been reluctant to interfere. (ABC News) Related Story: Baden-Clay jailed for life for murdering wife Allison Related Story: Baden-Clay murder ruling ‘ends smear attempts against Allison’ Allison Baden-Clay’s parents say they were gradually cut off from their …

Highs and lows: Aspiring Australian actors hope to survive the turbulent world of acting

Highs and lows: Aspiring Australian actors hope to survive the turbulent world of acting

Posted May 13, 2018 09:17:59 Photo: South Australian Miranda Daughtry is now hoping to undertake auditions in London. (Supplied: Chris Herzfeld) Related Story: Actors given stability with ensemble contracts Related Story: Rising star returns to Adelaide for role in State Theatre Company’s Vale It has always been tough making it …

New blood test brings hope to women with life-threatening pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia

New blood test brings hope to women with life-threatening pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia

Posted May 03, 2018 17:35:29 Photo: Ella Smith was born at 26 weeks after her mother developed pre-eclampsia. (Supplied: Royal Women’s Hospital) Related Story: Reflux drug Nexium could help treat deadly pre-eclampsia Medical experts say a new blood test that can predict who will develop the potentially deadly pregnancy disorder …

North Korea talks: Pacific islands ‘in the crossfire between major powers’ hope for peace at summit

North Korea talks: Pacific islands ‘in the crossfire between major powers’ hope for peace at summit

Posted April 27, 2018 06:13:17 As the world watches to see the outcome of today’s talks between North and South Korea, tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific are hoping it will mean a stop to the constant threat of a nuclear attack. Key points: The United States houses …

Wallaroos to share limelight with Wallabies on Bledisloe Cup night in hope women’s Test will help boost crowd

Wallaroos to share limelight with Wallabies on Bledisloe Cup night in hope women’s Test will help boost crowd

Posted April 24, 2018 18:20:25 Photo: For the first time, this year the Wallaroos will receive Test match payments. (Facebook: Qantas Wallabies) Related Story: Australian rugby announces improved pay deal, women’s sevens among the winners Related Story: Wallaroos selected for Women’s Rugby World Cup It is one of the biggest …

Giving life back to a people who have no hope

Giving life back to a people who have no hope

Words and pictures by Ray Martin Updated April 24, 2018 05:11:36 Ray Martin goes inside a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh where an estimated 50,000 people are blind. Australia’s Fred Hollows Foundation is trying to change that. Photo: The women wearing sunglasses have had cataract surgery, while the others are …

Bernie Johnson’s death prompts hope for truth about Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn’s murder

Bernie Johnson’s death prompts hope for truth about Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn’s murder

Updated April 20, 2018 14:50:57 Photo: Former vice squad chief Bernie Johnson was placed at the scene of the murder by a witness. (Supplied) A former top detective who was spoken about with fear by witnesses at an inquest into the murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn has died. …