Australia and US oppose UN move for independent inquiry into Gaza violence | World news

Australia has aligned with the United States as one of only two countries to vote against an independent investigation into the recent killing of 60 Palestinians in Gaza. The United Nations human rights council held a special meeting on Friday night to discuss the “deteriorating human rights situation in the …

Salim Mehajer back in court, as he looks to ‘move on’ with new partner

Salim Mehajer back in court, as he looks to ‘move on’ with new partner

Updated May 17, 2018 20:53:16 Related Story: Salim Mehajer given 3-year good behaviour bond over taxi driver assault Related Story: Salim Mehajer back behind bars after allegedly breaching bail conditions The lawyer for disgraced former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has told a Sydney court he is trying to “move …

Park rangers remind Canberrans not to move roadkill themselves after woman hit by car

Park rangers remind Canberrans not to move roadkill themselves after woman hit by car

Updated May 17, 2018 14:54:54 A Canberra woman who was struck by a car while removing a dead kangaroo from the road has sparked warnings from park rangers about what to do when you hit an animal. During peak-hour yesterday evening a woman hit a kangaroo with her car on …

Bureau of Meteorology impacted by internet service providers’ move to wireless frequency

Bureau of Meteorology impacted by internet service providers’ move to wireless frequency

Updated May 16, 2018 16:41:26 The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) ability to accurately measure the weather could be affected by plans to move some wireless internet service providers onto their frequency. Key points: BOM uses the radio frequency 5.6GHz band ACMA proposes moving internet service providers to the 5.6GHz band …

Israeli forces kill 16 in Gaza protests as anger mounts over US embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli forces kill 16 in Gaza protests as anger mounts over US embassy move to Jerusalem

Posted May 14, 2018 22:02:24 Photo: Palestinian demonstrators run for cover at the Israel-Gaza border. (Reuters: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) Related Story: Friendly embrace or deliberate insult? Trump’s embassy opening does both Related Story: Israel kicks off US embassy celebrations with party attended by Ivanka Trump Israeli troops have killed at …

Scientists proposing to declare brumbies a threat to environment, in move that could pave way for cull

Scientists proposing to declare brumbies a threat to environment, in move that could pave way for cull

Posted May 03, 2018 14:18:50 Photo: Reining in New South Wales’s brumby threat is on the radar of the state’s scientific committee. (ABC Open contributor Judy Goggin) Plans are underway to declare habitat loss from New South Wales brumbies a key threatening process, with their hooves and grazing habits blamed …

Labor warns against move to give Dutton new spying powers | Australia news

Peter Dutton’s new super ministry should not be given the power to spy on Australians at home, Labor has warned, after reports that it could be handed a wider espionage role. The head of the Dutton’s home affairs department and the head of the defence department have reportedly discussed new …

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Updated April 20, 2018 07:15:57 Facebook is set to move more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of a new European privacy law, which would allow regulators to fine companies for data breaches. Key points: The new EU law allows for fines of up to 4 per cent of …

Matildas beat Thailand on penalties to move into Asian Cup final against Japan

Matildas beat Thailand on penalties to move into Asian Cup final against Japan

Posted April 18, 2018 06:53:44 Video: Matildas advance to Asian Cup finals with nail-biting penalty shootout (ABC News) Related Story: Sam Kerr sends Matildas to World Cup with late equaliser against Japan The Matildas have escaped from a monumental semi-final scrap with Thailand, needing an injury-time equaliser and penalties to …

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is ‘crazy’ and ‘risks loss of life’, flood expert warns

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is ‘crazy’ and ‘risks loss of life’, flood expert warns

Posted April 12, 2018 18:42:08 Video: Powerhouse relocation proposal is ‘crazy’ (ABC News) Related Story: Powerhouse Museum’s future still unclear as Parramatta move confirmed Related Story: Former premier could be pressed in probe over Powerhouse move A water engineer has issued a warning over the plan to relocate the Powerhouse …