Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place development has Sydney Mayor Clover Moore ‘seriously concerned’

Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place development has Sydney Mayor Clover Moore ‘seriously concerned’

Updated May 07, 2018 16:22:33 Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is “seriously concerned” planning rules are being bent to accommodate two large towers at Martin Place. The New South Wales Government has amended Sydney’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP), angering Cr Moore who says that decision is at odds with two …

Globetrotting fire spinner finds community in unlikely place at Mindil Beach markets

Globetrotting fire spinner finds community in unlikely place at Mindil Beach markets

Posted May 06, 2018 07:30:26 Photo: Hale Wilson first picked up a Samoan fire knife at age seven. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) It’s often seen as an ostentatious circus act, best left to those who are as daring as they are dexterous. But for Hale Wilson, the art of …

How Big Dead Place, the ‘WikiLeaks of Antarctica’, shed light on life at McMurdo Station – RN

How Big Dead Place, the ‘WikiLeaks of Antarctica’, shed light on life at McMurdo Station – RN

Posted April 30, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Big Dead Place is a unique piece of literature, documenting a very different version of the Antarctic experience. (Supplied: Jason Anthony) When Nicholas Johnson arrived at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station in the late ’90s, he expected pristine wilderness and adventure. Instead, he found bureaucracy and …

2 Juniper Place, Mawson Lakes- easy living

2 Juniper Place, Mawson Lakes- easy living

SET within a quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers a low maintenance lifestyle at 2 Juniper Place, Mawson Lakes. The selling agent suggests it could suit a downsizer or investor. The front door sits under a veranda and opens to a wide entry hall, or you can enter securely from the …

Open letter urges Prime Minister to collect ‘more tax, more equitably’ to make Australia a fairer place

Open letter urges Prime Minister to collect ‘more tax, more equitably’ to make Australia a fairer place

Posted April 17, 2018 15:33:39 Photo: Michael Keating said if we raise personal income marginal tax rates, we could avoid crisis levels of future deficit. (Flickr: CafeCredit (CC 2.0)) Australians need to pay more taxes to “fund the health, education and transport services we need”. That’s the call from Paul …

Larissa Waters secures place as lead Greens Senate candidate

Larissa Waters secures place as lead Greens Senate candidate

Posted April 03, 2018 10:29:53 Former Greens senator Larissa Waters could be set for a political comeback after receiving the overwhelming support of the party to retake her Senate position. It comes less than nine months after she resigned during the federal citizenship crisis, following her discovery that she was …

Brisbane Myer Centre’s old Dragon Coaster ‘at back of a mate’s place’ 1,800km away, man says

Brisbane Myer Centre’s old Dragon Coaster ‘at back of a mate’s place’ 1,800km away, man says

Updated April 01, 2018 10:37:32 Photo: The remains of what appears to be Brisbane’s Dragon Coaster from the Myer Centre. (Facebook: Dean Davis) Related Story: What happened to the Dragon Coaster in Brisbane’s Myer Centre? The search for a beloved Brisbane roller coaster nearly 20 years after its last ride …

What’s in a name? A brief history of Tasmania’s changing place names

What’s in a name? A brief history of Tasmania’s changing place names

Posted March 25, 2018 08:00:14 Lutruwita has had many name changes — from Van Diemen’s Land to Tasmania and back again to lutruwita. It is not unusual for towns and landmarks to undergo a few name changes as explorers, invaders and locals come and go. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman dubbed …