Anzac Day: women leading marches across the nation for the first time ever

Anzac Day: women leading marches across the nation for the first time ever

Updated April 25, 2018 12:32:00 Photo: Veterans (from left) Sarah Cannon, Vikki Strickland, Jacinta Veitch and Michelle Coates led Gold Coast Anzac marches. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Where to go to pay your respects in Brisbane this Anzac Day Related Story: American submariners honoured in special Brisbane dawn …

ANZAC Day commemorations get underway across the nation

ANZAC Day commemorations get underway across the nation

Posted April 25, 2018 05:00:02 Photo: Lea Harding is thinking of her uncle Charlie Bovania who died on the first day of battle at Dardanelles. (ABC News: Tarryn Southcombe) Related Story: Vietnam War’s deadliest job remembered as Tunnel Rats reunite Related Story: Women to lead Darwin’s Anzac Day march for …

We’re starting to give up on the ideal of Australia as a nation of equals

We’re starting to give up on the ideal of Australia as a nation of equals

By Simon Longstaff Posted April 22, 2018 05:11:11 Photo: Technically, the market is “open” and “free”. In reality, too many people are denied the basics to be on a genuinely equal footing. (ABC News: Sowaibah Hanifie) One of the most significant findings to emerge from the work of behavioural economists …

The day Robert de Castella stopped the nation with marathon victory at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games – Commonwealth Games 2018

The day Robert de Castella stopped the nation with marathon victory at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 14, 2018 10:54:31 Video: Robert de Castella wins Brisbane Commonwealth Games marathon gold (ABC News) As the 1982 Commonwealth Games marathon edged towards its climax along a crowded Coronation Drive in Brisbane, Robert de Castella began to get a sense of how the race had gripped the city. …

Protests erupt across India after two child rape cases shock the nation

Protests erupt across India after two child rape cases shock the nation

Posted April 13, 2018 21:57:41 Video: Outrage in India over brutal gang rape of eight-year-old girl (ABC News) Protests have erupted across India after police officers and a politician were named separately in connection with two unrelated child rape cases, which are now under investigation. Outraged followed after police released …

NSW cocaine capital of ‘stimulant nation’

NSW cocaine capital of ‘stimulant nation’

Cashed-up snorting Sydneysiders may not be surprised to hear that NSW is the nation’s top consumer of cocaine. But the coked-up state is the top performer in a “stimulant nation”, a new report says. Sydney and NSW’s regional areas are the highest in Australia for cocaine consumption and demand for …

Students’ falling test scores costing the nation $120b in lost GDP, report finds

Students’ falling test scores costing the nation $120b in lost GDP, report finds

Updated April 03, 2018 06:17:15 Australia’s declining performance in maths, reading and science will cost the nation $120 billion over the next 45 years, according to new analysis. Key points: Public Education Foundation used OECD formula to assess economic impact of Australia’s diminishing performance in PISA It also found disproportionate …

Terror Nullius review: Controversial Australian film offers a radical critique of the nation – RN

Terror Nullius review: Controversial Australian film offers a radical critique of the nation – RN

Updated March 23, 2018 17:09:07 Photo: Soda_Jerk art collective is influenced by free culture activism and music sampling. (Supplied: ACMI) It was a bizarre dummy spit for a major philanthropic organisation, not to mention a self-inflicted PR wound, but this week the Ian Potter Cultural Trust withdrew its support from …

Corporate tax cuts a step closer after gaining One Nation support | Australia news

The Turnbull government is creeping closer to clinching a deal on its big business tax cuts, with One Nation securing a $60m concession on apprenticeships – but Victoria’s Derryn Hinch says he won’t make his final position known until next week. Assuming the support of One Nation’s three Senate votes, …

One Nation to back company tax cuts in exchange for funding for 1,000 apprentices

One Nation to back company tax cuts in exchange for funding for 1,000 apprentices

Posted March 22, 2018 15:42:34 Pauline Hanson has struck a deal with the Turnbull Government to support its company tax cuts in exchange for an apprenticeship pilot program targeting young Australians. Key points: One Nation’s three senators will support the cuts in exchange for 1,000 taxpayer-funded apprentices It is understood …