US senator Bob Corker turns down Australia ambassador position, says ‘not the right fit’

US senator Bob Corker turns down Australia ambassador position, says ‘not the right fit’

Posted May 22, 2018 09:23:21 US President Donald Trump offered senator Bob Corker the chance to be the US ambassador to Australia, but the Republican politician, currently chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he turned the position down. “At the end of the day, I just felt like …

Former Queensland electoral commissioner ‘drunk at work’, seen in ‘compromising sexual position with employee’

Former Queensland electoral commissioner ‘drunk at work’, seen in ‘compromising sexual position with employee’

Updated May 17, 2018 16:51:14 Photo: Mr van der Merwe stepped down as Queensland’s electoral commissioner in February. (ABC News) Queensland’s former electoral commissioner, Walter van der Merwe, was drunk in the workplace, absent without reasonable excuse, and seen in a compromising position “of a sexual nature” with an employee, …

Leader of Learning of Personal, Development, Health & Physical Education (1 Point Position)

Leader of Learning of Personal, Development, Health & Physical Education (1 Point Position)

Leader of Learning of Personal, Development, Health & Physical Education (1 Point Position) St Andrews College, Marayong Secondary Teacher Teaching Subject: Health , Physical Education , PDHPE Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time Applications Close: 11 May 2018 The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: br Experience in teaching …

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

Posted May 05, 2018 05:03:41 Photo: China’s missiles in the Spratly Islands show Beijing is intent on controlling the South China Sea. (China Ministry of National Defence) China’s deployment of missiles to the disputed Spratly Islands shows Beijing is serious about exerting long-term domination and control over the South China …

Climate change: Australia’s position is unconscionable for a wealthy country

Climate change: Australia’s position is unconscionable for a wealthy country

By David Shearman Posted April 29, 2018 05:00:00 “There is no planet B” says President Macron in an electrifying speech to Congress, yet for most of us climate change is of much less concern than the cost of living, taxes, schools and health services. As a slow creeping threat, “unlikely …

Malcolm Turnbull clarifies position after Peter Dutton’s comments on ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers

Malcolm Turnbull clarifies position after Peter Dutton’s comments on ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers

Posted April 03, 2018 11:56:50 The South African Government has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “retraction” of his Home Affairs Minister’s comments regarding “persecuted” white South African farmers. Key points: Peter Dutton said white South African farmers were facing land seizures and violence, he wanted to explore special visas for …

Child protection position in remote NT community vacated weeks before alleged sexual assault of child

Child protection position in remote NT community vacated weeks before alleged sexual assault of child

Updated March 27, 2018 20:51:57 Photo: Children in the Barkly region have been calling for change. (ABC News: Jane Bardon) Related Story: Teen charged over alleged sexual assault of child in remote NT community A child protection role is sitting vacant in the remote community of Ali Curung, where a …

Steve Smith has thrown Cameron Bancroft under a bus and his position is untenable

Steve Smith has thrown Cameron Bancroft under a bus and his position is untenable

Updated March 25, 2018 14:20:51 Video: “The leadership group knew about it,” Steve Smith says (ABC News) I spent Saturday evening in the club rooms of a local cricket team that had finally won a first XI premiership after enduring a series of heartbreaking grand final defeats. This was everything …

Australian F1 Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton nails pole position with lap record at Albert Park

Australian F1 Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton nails pole position with lap record at Albert Park

Posted March 24, 2018 19:10:06 Photo: Lewis Hamilton delivered once more in qualifying, locking in pole position for the Australian F1 Grand Prix. (AP: Rick Rycroft) Any doubts over Lewis Hamilton being the man to beat at the Australian Grand Prix have been dismissed after the four-time world champion set …