Kelly O’Dwyer gives $50,000 to try to increase number of female Liberal MPs

Kelly O’Dwyer gives $50,000 to try to increase number of female Liberal MPs

Updated May 15, 2018 11:12:32 The Minister for Women has donated $50,000 to a new fund, in an attempt to boost the number of women in the federal Liberal Party. Kelly O’Dwyer wrote to her Cabinet colleagues, asking them to donate the same amount of money to the “Enid Lyons …

WA budget 2018: The not-so-magic number in Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s ‘workmanlike’ plan

WA budget 2018: The not-so-magic number in Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s ‘workmanlike’ plan

Updated May 10, 2018 21:45:45 Treasurer Ben Wyatt spent weeks keeping expectations low ahead of his second budget. Terms such as “workmanlike”, “no frills”, and “no bells and whistles” were thrown around like confetti each time he was asked what the public could expect. Mr Wyatt had done such a …

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

Posted May 10, 2018 12:04:22 SafeWork SA has come under fire with confirmation of an evaluation into its practices, policies and procedures following several complaints against its integrity over the last five years. The Independent Commission Against Corruption, Bruce Lander QC released a public statement on Thursday, determining an evaluation …

Number of mental health visits to hospital for Victorian kids triples in seven years, study finds

Number of mental health visits to hospital for Victorian kids triples in seven years, study finds

Posted May 07, 2018 05:09:38 There has been a drastic rise in the number of young people seeking help for mental health issues at Victoria’s emergency departments, with many families unaware their children are suffering until they experience physical symptoms, an Australian-first study has found. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute …

Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers

Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers

Posted May 03, 2018 08:32:37 Photo: Ethan Fitzgerald’s steel and engineering business has been bombarded with calls after his number was spoofed. (ABC Rural: Rachel Carbonell) Do you try to screen your calls for scammers? Phone scam criminals have a trick to get around that. It is called phone spoofing. …

Sao Paulo building collapses during fire; number of victims unknown

Sao Paulo building collapses during fire; number of victims unknown

Posted May 01, 2018 19:08:49 Photo: Firefighters said they believed there were victims, but were unsure how many. (Twitter: @BombeirosPMESP) A burning building in downtown Sao Paulo has collapsed as firefighters worked to put out a fire that began in the middle of the night. External Link: Patthy custodio: razil …

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 …

Number of Australians who earned more than $1m a year yet paid no tax surges 30% | Australia news

Sixty-two Australians who earned more than $1m in the 2015-16 financial year paid no income tax. That represents a 30% increase from the previous financial year. New data from the Australian Tax Office, released on Friday afternoon, shows that despite a political focus on wage stagnation and income inequality in …

Calls for parliamentary inquiry into the drop in number of Tasmanian apprenticeships

Calls for parliamentary inquiry into the drop in number of Tasmanian apprenticeships

By Fiona Blackwood Posted April 22, 2018 16:11:21 Photo: Apprentice Jed Thompson outside the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment. (ABC News: Fiona Blackwood) Twenty-year-old Jed Thompson said he had many knock backs before he finally secured his plumbing apprenticeship. He is now in his third year. “I went to multiple businesses …