Record number of cruise ships visit Tasmania, but backpackers worth more to the state

Record number of cruise ships visit Tasmania, but backpackers worth more to the state

By Fiona Blackwood Posted March 30, 2018 08:10:10 Photo: The number of cruise ship visits to the Port Arthur Historic Site jumped to 25 this summer season. (Supplied: Rodney Atkins) Related Story: Calls to ban cruise ships near Tasmanian national parks Related Story: Cruise ship emissions to be tested at …

George Pell committal: A number of charges to be dropped, prosecutor says

George Pell committal: A number of charges to be dropped, prosecutor says

Updated March 23, 2018 17:03:52 Photo: A prosecutor said the charges would formally be withdrawn next Tuesday. (AAP: James Ross) The Melbourne Magistrates Court has been told a number of charges against Cardinal George Pell will be dropped. Prosecutor Mark Gibson SC said the charges related to one of the …

Queensland Rail confident of meeting targets despite low number of new drivers

Queensland Rail confident of meeting targets despite low number of new drivers

Posted March 23, 2018 16:39:39 Only 16 extra full-time train drivers are working for Queensland Rail more than a year on from the mass cancellations and disruptions that brought the network to a halt. The 2016 “rail fail” prompted a major commission of inquiry, which found more drivers were needed …

Australian women seal 3-0 series whitewash over India with 97-run win to regain number one ODI ranking

Australian women seal 3-0 series whitewash over India with 97-run win to regain number one ODI ranking

Posted March 19, 2018 08:05:16 Photo: Alyssa Healy’s big century helped Australia to a crushing win over India in the third and final ODI in Baroda. (AAP: Dave Hunt, file photo) Related Story: Aussie women secure ODI series victory against India Alyssa Healy’s maiden ODI century has helped Australia to …

As ice use has climbed, so has the number of children removed from families

As ice use has climbed, so has the number of children removed from families

Posted March 21, 2018 06:02:33 Photo: Megan said ice was “devastating families” and she knew many mothers who had struggled. (ABC News: Tom Hancock) For one young mother, a quick ice fix turned into a four-year battle with addiction. It was a decision that broke her relationship, mental health, and …