Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Posted May 10, 2018 08:30:04 Photo: Straight as a gunbarrel — the highway in central Australia covers more than 1,300 kilometres. (Wikimedia Commons: gazjo/CC0) The Gunbarrel Highway is a rough desert track that stretches 1,300 kilometres from Carnegie Station in Western Australia to Victory Downs in the Northern Territory. It …

New cancer centre for animals set to save K-9 lives, like Chiko the dog

New cancer centre for animals set to save K-9 lives, like Chiko the dog

Posted May 06, 2018 13:08:09 Photo: Chico getting his heart checked before undergoing radiation for a tumour (ABC News: Mark Reddie ) When seven-year-old Chico started limping on his morning walk, his owner Ahmet Hosgorur thought it was just an injury.      Never in his wildest dreams did he think …

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Updated May 05, 2018 10:56:44 Photo: The Commissioner of Correctional Services Mark Payne and a performing prison inmate. (ABC News: Shahni Wellington) Aboriginal elders are hoping the rest of the country will soon take note of the benefits that come from their visits to Indigenous prison inmates. Marius (Pirrawayingi) Puruntatameri, …

Pill testing at music festivals will save lives, politicians say after Groovin the Moo trials

Pill testing at music festivals will save lives, politicians say after Groovin the Moo trials

Updated May 01, 2018 06:07:52 Politicians from across the divide say more pill testing trials at music festivals will save lives. “How many funerals do we have to go to of people that have taken these substances and found out they’re not what they’re sold?” federal Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch …

Living Anzac history and Lone Pine ‘descendant’ lives on in suburban Melbourne park

Living Anzac history and Lone Pine ‘descendant’ lives on in suburban Melbourne park

Updated April 25, 2018 07:15:35 Photo: A towering pine tree grown from a pine cone found on the battlefield survives in Melbourne. (ABC News: Zalika Rizmal) Related Story: Australian War Memorial’s Lone Pine a living memorial to Anzacs Related Story: Remembrance of Lone Pine battle lives on through new trees …

Black lives are not safe in this country. What more do white people want? | Nayuka Gorrie | Opinion

As I write this, I am at a public library. Next to me are a table of Aboriginal people in their early teens using the free internet, as I am. They are laughing and on social media. While I ponder the irony of young people opting to spend their free …

Manus Island: lives on hold – photo essay | World news

Old times change for new on Manus Island. The centre in which Australia detained hundreds of refugees between 2001 and 2017 has been razed to the ground. Gone is a landmark of one of the most fracturing episodes in the nation’s recent history. However, the 600 odd men who last …

Lives affected by motor neurone disease are changed by Australian medical technology

Lives affected by motor neurone disease are changed by Australian medical technology

Posted April 19, 2018 08:40:49 Photo: Matthew Hodge was able to communicate through Australian-designed technology. (Supplied: Joanne Hodge) Related Story: New device offers hope to ‘locked in’ brain trauma victims Related Story: How Stephen Hawking inspired me to take drastic measures against motor neurone disease After Matthew Hodge was diagnosed …

Finke race helicopter pilot avoids jail for endangering lives of spectators, competitors

Finke race helicopter pilot avoids jail for endangering lives of spectators, competitors

Updated April 13, 2018 13:59:40 Video: Helicopter pilot Lyndon Curr faced court for his actions at the Finke Desert Race. (ABC News) A 49-year-old helicopter pilot has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to operating a plane recklessly and endangering life at the Finke Desert Race, near Alice Springs, in …

Queensland sex workers say current laws put their lives at risk

Queensland sex workers say current laws put their lives at risk

Posted April 13, 2018 09:56:06 Photo: Private sex workers say abiding by current laws puts their safety at risk. (ABC News) Related Story: Sex workers fear the internet could become off limits Queensland sex workers say they face a dilemma — break the law to stay safe, or obey it …