Hobart former lord mayor Sue Hickey swoops on Speaker role, blindsiding Liberal colleagues

Hobart former lord mayor Sue Hickey swoops on Speaker role, blindsiding Liberal colleagues

Updated May 01, 2018 12:47:06 Photo: Sue Hickey (black and white top) is led into the chamber by Greens leader Cassy O’Connor and Labor’s Rebecca White, as Premier Will Hodgman (front left) looks on. (ABC News: Scott Ross) Former Hobart lord mayor Sue Hickey is Tasmania’s new Speaker after voting …

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to be paid more than $60,000 a year despite council suspension

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to be paid more than $60,000 a year despite council suspension

Updated April 25, 2018 14:46:00 Photo: Mrs Scaffidi will be paid more than $60,000 a year despite the Council’s suspension. (ABC News: Eliza Laschon) Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi will receive an annual allowance of almost $61,000, despite being suspended from her duties alongside the rest of the Perth City …

Rodent eradication delay likely to again stir tensions on idyllic Lord Howe Island – ABC Rural

Rodent eradication delay likely to again stir tensions on idyllic Lord Howe Island – ABC Rural

Rats on the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island continue to plague the community, with the latest move to eradicate them heightening tensions in the close-knit community. Debate has raged for about 17 years over plans to exterminate the vermin, which made their way to the scenic island in the late …