Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Posted May 01, 2018 09:13:55 Photo: Those fleeing the conflict in Syria have been put at a distinct disadvantage by Law Number 10. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) It could be one the greatest land grabs this century: A real-estate law with profound implications for millions of Syrian refugees …

Millions of ladybirds descend on hidden South Australian radio tower

Millions of ladybirds descend on hidden South Australian radio tower

Updated April 30, 2018 16:32:34 Related Story: Red bugs swarm across SA Related Story: Pilbara locust swarm meets deep fryer in bid to deal with pests Millions of ladybirds are massing under a remote radio tower near Mount Burr in South Australia, with the location also attracting visitors keen to …

Contactless card technology like payWave, payPass costing us millions to ‘tap and go’

Contactless card technology like payWave, payPass costing us millions to ‘tap and go’

Posted April 26, 2018 10:32:27 Until now choosing to “tap and go” at the checkout has been free — or so you thought, right? Contactless card payments are expensive for businesses to process and some retailers are now opting to put that cost back on customers. Dr Michael Schaper, deputy …

‘Quite modest’: Millions in spending for Peter Dutton’s new Home Affairs department revealed

‘Quite modest’: Millions in spending for Peter Dutton’s new Home Affairs department revealed

Posted April 19, 2018 14:03:19 Australians are spending millions to create Peter Dutton’s new Home Affairs Department, including $1.8 million for an “executive headquarters” a short drive from existing buildings, and $9,000 on new bookmarks. Key points: New headquarters to “co-locate executive functions” in one place in the parliamentary triangle …

Grazier says Queensland land clearing laws will cost family millions

Grazier says Queensland land clearing laws will cost family millions

Updated March 27, 2018 18:11:33 Photo: Grazier John Baker leads a group of protestors at the rally near Rockhampton (ABC Capricornia: Amy McCosker) Related Story: Tree clearing changes could put green energy future in jeopardy, Qld Govt warned About 500 farmers have voiced their anger at the Queensland State Government …

Millions of Australians missing out on superannuation, amid rise of gig economy

Millions of Australians missing out on superannuation, amid rise of gig economy

Updated March 26, 2018 11:16:15 Photo: Experts say reforms are needed to the superannuation system to accommodate changes to the economy. (Four Corners) Related Story: Guaranteed super? Not if you’re a worker in the ‘gig economy’ Related Story: Rising number of Australians dipping into super to pay medical bills Millions …

ACCC says corporate fines too low and it will pursue penalties in the ‘hundreds of millions’ | Australia news

Billion-dollar Australian companies must be fined more for breaching the law, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said, after a new report found Australian fines are 12 times lower than other developed countries. An OECD report, released on Monday, found the average Australian fine for uncompetitive …

Tasmanian Government demanding millions in compensation over Basslink cable failure

Tasmanian Government demanding millions in compensation over Basslink cable failure

Posted March 22, 2018 16:26:38 The Tasmanian Government is demanding compensation from Basslink over the 2015 undersea power cable outage. The state looks set to begin legal arbitration next week unless the company stumps up tens of millions of dollars. The cable connecting Tasmania and Victoria was out of action …