Weapons pass through Adelaide Airport: reports

Safety concerns have been flagged at Adelaide Airport after reports that weapons — including guns, live ammunition and knives — have passed through baggage checks. Security staff claim poor training and failed systems have left the airport vulnerable, The Sunday Mail reports. Whistleblowers say unauthorised people have been granted access …

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Updated May 14, 2018 05:49:46 The mayor of Australia’s sixth largest council will most likely be stood down as soon as changes to ministerial powers pass through Queensland’s Parliament, government sources have told the ABC. Under the changes, mayors and councillors charged with serious integrity offences would be automatically suspended …

Listen to Google’s freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table – Hack

Listen to Google’s freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table – Hack

Google has built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that’s able to book a table over the phone and sound so natural it could pass as human. Google unveiled ‘Duplex’ at its I/O developer conference. Here’s a few examples: Restaurant hostess: Hello, how many I help you? Google Assistant: Hi, umm, I’d …

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has a plan and it’s coming to pass

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has a plan and it’s coming to pass

Posted April 30, 2018 12:28:38 Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s historic peace talks with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in is all part of a plan he’s pursued since 2012. (AP: Korea Summit Press Pool) For many, last Friday was the first time they heard the voice of the Supreme Leader …

Queensland poised to pass tougher land-clearing laws as early as next week | Australia news

The Queensland government may push land-clearing laws through parliament as early as next week, after a committee report recommended few changes to its proposed vegetation management act. The report, tabled late on Monday night, noted concerns from the Liberal National party opposition that the process was rushed and that consultation …

Morning mail: single mothers say new rule doesn’t pass Joyce test | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 4 April. Top stories Harsher welfare measures that force friends to vouch for the relationship status of social security recipients are damaging and are at odds with the standards recently applied to Barnaby Joyce …

Matthew Lodge’s NRL return doesn’t pass the smell test and overshadows the start of league season

Matthew Lodge’s NRL return doesn’t pass the smell test and overshadows the start of league season

Updated March 05, 2018 14:49:39 Photo: Matthew Lodge’s return to the NRL has dominated the headlines at the start of the 2018 season. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) Related Story: Family terrorised by footballer speaks out as CCTV footage emerges of assault There are some who believe the NRL’s contentious decision to …

Turnbull government could pass company tax cuts with support of new senators from citizenship senate shuffle

Turnbull government could pass company tax cuts with support of new senators from citizenship senate shuffle

Posted March 23, 2018 12:12:13 Photo: New Senator Tim Storer will be key to the Turnbull government’s plan to pass a company tax cut. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) Yet another new Senate crossbencher was sworn in this week. But like several other recent arrivals, Tim Storer is not in the …

Welfare penalties for missed interviews pass Senate in ‘streamlining’ package – politics live | Australia news

The high court has blocked Labor’s challenge against Nationals MP David Gillespie in a precedent refusing to allow citizens to directly challenge parliamentarians’ eligibility more than 40 days after the election. In a unanimous decision announced on Wednesday the court refused to hear the challenge to Gillespie’s eligibility alleging he …