Almost half of Australian big business moving to renewables | Environment

Almost half of Australia‚Äôs large businesses are actively transitioning to cheaper renewable energy, including many going off the grid by building their own generators and battery storage, as power bills threaten their bottom line. A new report by the Climate Council details the increased speed of a business-led transition to …

Couple’s cancer journey captured by daughter in moving exhibition about life, death and love – Health

Couple’s cancer journey captured by daughter in moving exhibition about life, death and love – Health

American photographer Nancy Borowick was 28 when she found herself faced with two parents having parallel treatment for stage four cancer. “It was so awful, it was almost funny,” she says. Nancy’s mother Laurel was facing breast cancer for the third time in 17 years, while her father Howie was …

Gonski report recommends moving away from mass learning to tailored education

Gonski report recommends moving away from mass learning to tailored education

Updated April 30, 2018 00:13:56 Australia must urgently modernise its industrial era model of school education and move towards individualised learning for all students. That is the central recommendation of a wide-ranging report by businessman David Gonski and a panel of experts commissioned by the Federal Government. The report says …

Government changes infrastructure funding goalposts to ‘get things moving’ in northern Australia – ABC Rural

Government changes infrastructure funding goalposts to ‘get things moving’ in northern Australia – ABC Rural

The Federal Government has responded to frustration at the lack of infrastructure projects being funded under its $5 billion loans facility for northern Australia by scrapping a requirement for half the total cost to be funded privately. Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan announced changes to the Northern Australia …

Hobart housing crisis solution won’t be found by moving north, Government told

Hobart housing crisis solution won’t be found by moving north, Government told

Updated March 16, 2018 21:28:56 Photo: The Government says it will “work the private and community housing sectors” to release land. (Pixabay) An Independent MLC has warned the Tasmanian Government not to push Hobart’s homelessness problem to the north and north-west of the state. Photo: Caitlin Gill says she’d welcome …

Moving Monet to Adelaide: How some of the world’s most important paintings travel in style

Moving Monet to Adelaide: How some of the world’s most important paintings travel in style

Updated March 29, 2018 11:04:16 Photo: Claude Monet’s painting Tulip Fields in Holland is one of many masterpieces on display. (ABC News: Carl Saville) Being an impressionist-era painter was a tough life. In the 1870s, the impressionists initially struggled to achieve recognition and felt misunderstood by a suspicious or indifferent …