Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Posted May 02, 2018 00:01:52 Fixing “unnecessarily cruel” dole payments is a more urgent priority than budget repair, a leading economist says. “It is our standout failure as a nation,” Deloitte Access Economics senior partner Chris Richardson said. “I’m a longstanding campaigner for budget repair, but I would rank it …

Anzac Day: women leading marches across the nation for the first time ever

Anzac Day: women leading marches across the nation for the first time ever

Updated April 25, 2018 12:32:00 Photo: Veterans (from left) Sarah Cannon, Vikki Strickland, Jacinta Veitch and Michelle Coates led Gold Coast Anzac marches. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Where to go to pay your respects in Brisbane this Anzac Day Related Story: American submariners honoured in special Brisbane dawn …

‘Upcycling’ push from Hobart tip shop workers leading the charge against landfill

‘Upcycling’ push from Hobart tip shop workers leading the charge against landfill

By Georgie Burgess Updated April 21, 2018 10:45:36 Photo: Tip shop worker Jason Richards shows off some platform shoes that were dropped off at the tip shop (ABC News: Georgie Burgess) With the future of recycling around Australia under a cloud, a team of tip shop workers in Hobart call …

Commonwealth Games organisers criticised after marathon leading runner left lying on the road

Commonwealth Games organisers criticised after marathon leading runner left lying on the road

Posted April 15, 2018 16:03:09 Video: Scottish runner misses marathon gold, collapsing 2km from finish line (ABC News) Related Story: Scottish runner misses marathon gold after collapsing 2km from finish line Commonwealth Games organisers are under fire for the delay in getting help to a stricken Scottish athlete who collapsed …

Commonwealth Games: Tallent disqualified while leading 20km walk, Montag wins gold – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Tallent disqualified while leading 20km walk, Montag wins gold – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 08, 2018 13:50:01 Photo: Claire Tallent was leading the race when she received her third and final red card. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Related Story: Bird-Smith driven by Pearson’s plight as Australia wins in men’s and women’s walk A shattered Claire Tallent was disqualified while leading the women’s 20-kilometre …

Community-funded power ‘doable’, leading energy expert says

Community-funded power ‘doable’, leading energy expert says

Posted April 06, 2018 06:09:53 Photo: Community power is on the rise in Australia. (ABC: File Photo) One of the country’s chief independent energy experts has called on state and federal governments to come up with strategies and policies to deal with the emergence of community-funded power projects. Energy program …

Disgraced former Palmerston mayor leading polls for top job at Palmerston council

Disgraced former Palmerston mayor leading polls for top job at Palmerston council

Updated March 25, 2018 17:41:41 Photo: Robert Macleod was jailed for assaulting a neighbour with a golf club. (Cathy Harper) Disgraced former Palmerston mayor Robert Macleod is leading the polls for the city’s top job, but voters could be waiting more than a week for the final result. Voters took …

Cricket fans are ‘heartbroken, want Steve Smith gone’ after leading team ‘down this dark path’

Cricket fans are ‘heartbroken, want Steve Smith gone’ after leading team ‘down this dark path’

Updated March 25, 2018 15:59:38 Video: Cricket fans in Brisbane express disappointment in the Australian team (ABC News) Related Story: Smith’s future in limbo as Cricket Australia officials sent to South Africa Related Story: ‘Tell me this is a bad dream’: Cricket greats react to ball-tampering scandal We asked cricket …