Ipswich, Logan mayors face suspension ‘within days’ under new local government laws

Ipswich, Logan mayors face suspension ‘within days’ under new local government laws

Updated May 18, 2018 08:58:49 Five Queensland mayors and councillors, including Logan Mayor Luke Smith and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli, will be taking the “tough medicine” of immediate suspension after new laws passed in State Parliament last night, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says. The laws, which passed …

Suspension likely for five councillors after Queensland Parliament passes new local government laws

Suspension likely for five councillors after Queensland Parliament passes new local government laws

Updated May 17, 2018 18:58:59 Photo: Mayors Luke Smith and Andrew Antoniolli are likely to be suspended by the Local Government Minister. (ABC/AAP) Five Queensland mayors and councillors, including Logan Mayor Luke Smith and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli, are facing immediate suspension under new laws passed in State Parliament. The …

Regional Express reduces services to Mount Gambier after ‘unfair criticism levelled at it by local officials’

Regional Express reduces services to Mount Gambier after ‘unfair criticism levelled at it by local officials’

Posted May 16, 2018 18:00:29 Regional Express (Rex) has confirmed it will scale back flights between Mount Gambier and Adelaide after threatening the move in response to criticism. The airline flagged the plans earlier this week as a way to “better utilise scarce resources”, hitting back as what it described …

Regional Express reduces services to Mount Gambier after ‘unfair criticism levelled at it by local officials’

Regional Express reduces services to Mount Gambier after ‘unfair criticism levelled at it by local officials’

Posted May 16, 2018 18:00:29 Regional Express (Rex) has confirmed it will scale back flights between Mount Gambier and Adelaide after threatening the move in response to criticism. The airline flagged the plans earlier this week as a way to “better utilise scarce resources”, hitting back as what it described …

Dairy Farmers land NSW hospitals’ milk supply contract over local Norco, draws angry reaction from farmers – ABC Rural

Dairy Farmers land NSW hospitals’ milk supply contract over local Norco, draws angry reaction from farmers – ABC Rural

The NSW Health Department is under fire for handing a milk contract to foreign-owned Dairy Farmers at the expense of local supplier Norco. Norco has been dumped as the supplier to 15 north coast health facilities from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie. The contract has been awarded to Queensland’s Dairy …

Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction of both life and property’, local governor says

Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction of both life and property’, local governor says

Updated May 10, 2018 19:23:01 Photo: Families searched the ruins of their homes the morning after the dam broke. (Supplied: Desmond Gitonyi) A dam has burst its banks in Kenya’s Rift Valley, killing at least 27 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said. Water burst through the banks …

Outback footy clubs spending thousands to play in their local competitions

Outback footy clubs spending thousands to play in their local competitions

Posted April 28, 2018 07:47:14 Photo: Benedicta Pindan says the cost of running a remote football team is huge. (ABC Kimberley: Emily Jane Smith) Related Story: How AFL is bringing new opportunities for women in remote Kimberley Related Story: Meet the Aboriginal women kicking goals Remote communities in Western Australia …

Avicii’s cause of death ruled not suspicious in autopsies, local media reports

Avicii’s cause of death ruled not suspicious in autopsies, local media reports

Updated April 23, 2018 14:14:42 Video: Avicii was one of the biggest electronic dance music stars. (ABC News) Autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii have revealed nothing suspicious about his death and ruled out foul play, local media has reported. Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT said police …

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

Updated April 21, 2018 08:38:24 Photo: Monitoring the river has always been part of Mr Moffatt’s life, with records stretching back 70 years. (ABC News: Nicole Bond) When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, which is especially true for farmers and graziers in western …

Kings Cross redevelopment plan withdrawn amid local outrage

Kings Cross redevelopment plan withdrawn amid local outrage

Updated April 20, 2018 18:09:16 Photo: Locals say the withdrawal of the Kings Cross redevelopment plan is a victory. (Supplied: City of Sydney) Related Story: ‘Ugly as sin’: Kings Cross development slammed by locals A controversial plan to redevelop one of the most recognisable parts of Kings Cross in Sydney …