Morning mail: European council president condemns ‘capricious’ Trump | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 17 May. Top stories The threat posed by Donald Trump’s administration has been likened to that of China and Russia by the European council president, Donald Tusk, as he condemned the US’s withdrawal from …

Tasmania Police intercepts 3,000 ecstasy pills sent to Hobart by mail

Tasmania Police intercepts 3,000 ecstasy pills sent to Hobart by mail

Posted May 16, 2018 16:22:04 Photo: Two parcels containing MDMA were found in the mail, police said. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) About 3,000 ecstasy pills with a street value of $250,000 have been found in packages sent to Hobart in the mail, Tasmania Police says. Officers have been targeting mail …

Morning mail: Ecuador’s costly Assange spy operation | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 16 May. Top stories Ecuador bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Julian Assange in its central London embassy, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy …

Morning mail: Indonesian family’s multiple suicide bombings | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 14 May. Top stories Multiple suicide bombings that killed at least 11 people in Indonesia on Sunday were carried out by one family, including girls aged nine and 12, police believe. The Indonesian police …

Morning mail: Middle East crisis, Labor’s tax plan, Weinstein’s ex-wife speaks | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 11 May. Top stories Israel and Iran have been urged to step back from the brink after their most serious direct confrontation, with Israeli missiles being fired over Syria in a “wide-scale” retaliatory attack …

Morning mail: Morrison’s tax plan labelled ‘regressive’ | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 10 May. Top stories High earners will benefit much more from the Coalition’s tax changes, according to analysis by a leading thinktank. Someone on $200,000 a year earns five times more than someone on …

Morning mail: tax warning, Facebook data revelation, bight oil fears | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 7 May. Top stories Scott Morrison’s “speed limit” on taxes has been described as an “arbitrary” rule that will push the government to make austerity cuts to fund new programs. On Sunday the treasurer …

The great Australian outback flying mail service

The great Australian outback flying mail service

Posted May 06, 2018 05:32:47 For people living in some of the nation’s most remote and disadvantaged communities, a weekly air delivery service is a lifeline. Photo: Remote mail pilot Harvey Salameh says the best part of the job is meeting people along his route. (ABC Goldfields: Tom Joyner) As …

Morning mail: Queensland land clearing laws go through | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 4 May. Top stories The Queensland parliament has finally passed new land-clearing laws, a move welcomed by environmental groups as a step towards curbing the state’s soaring deforestation rates. The laws went through late …

Morning mail: Commonwealth Bank loses data for 20m accounts | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 3 May. Top stories The Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing backup data on more than 15 years of customer statements, affecting almost 20 million accounts. The statements, stored on magnetic tapes, contained customers’ names, …