CSIRO probe reveals Bass Strait shipwreck after ‘chance encounter’

CSIRO probe reveals Bass Strait shipwreck after ‘chance encounter’

Updated May 17, 2018 17:20:43 Scientists scanning the bottom of Bass Strait in a “lawn-mowing” operation have stumbled on an 1890 shipwreck and uncovered more than they expected. The CSIRO has released footage of the wreck, which was first detected last year as a “blip” in waters between Tasmania and …

PFAS chemicals probe expanded around Adelaide’s Edinburgh airbase

PFAS chemicals probe expanded around Adelaide’s Edinburgh airbase

Posted May 17, 2018 14:12:46 Photo: The contamination scare involving RAAF Edinburgh is the latest of many around Australia. (ABC Adelaide: Brett Williamson) Salisbury Council in Adelaide’s north wants answers on whether potentially cancer-causing chemicals that may be leaking from the RAAF base at Edinburgh have spread to a wider …

Donald Trump Jr says he cannot remember discussing Russia probe with father – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump Jr says he cannot remember discussing Russia probe with father – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 17, 2018 01:27:58 Donald Trump Jr has told the Senate Judiciary Committee he could not remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father, according to transcripts released of his interview with the panel. Key points: Mr Trump Jr did not think there was anything wrong …

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts wanted to be ‘comfortable’ with fraud probe, court told

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts wanted to be ‘comfortable’ with fraud probe, court told

Updated May 11, 2018 21:12:49 Photo: John McRoberts (R) was in a relationship with the target of a fraud investigation. (ABC News: Felicity James) Former Northern Territory police commissioner John McRoberts reviewed a fraud investigation file relating to his “intimate friend”, who was at the top of a list of …

Robert Mueller reportedly gives list of questions to Donald Trump’s lawyers as part of US-Russia election probe – Donald Trump’s America

Robert Mueller reportedly gives list of questions to Donald Trump’s lawyers as part of US-Russia election probe – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 01, 2018 16:32:33 Photo: Many of the questions on special counsel Robert Mueller’s list focus on whether US President Donald Trump obstructed justice. (AP: Charles Dharapak) Special counsel Robert Mueller has given a list of almost four dozen questions to President Donald Trump’s lawyers as part of his …

Sean Hannity’s link to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen latest twist in Mueller probe – Donald Trump’s America

Sean Hannity’s link to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen latest twist in Mueller probe – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 17, 2018 14:40:24 Photo: Fox News anchor Sean Hannity has been revealed to be Michael Cohen’s client. (Reuters: Mike Segar) Sean Hannity was typically bellicose. Framed by a portrait of Robert Mueller with the words “Mueller off the rails” behind him, the top-rated US cable news star raved …

Exxon fails to block climate change probe

Exxon fails to block climate change probe

Massachusetts’ top court has rejected Exxon Mobil’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company concealed knowledge of the role fossil fuels plays in climate change. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Attorney General Maura Healey had jurisdiction to seek records to probe …

Russia vetoes US proposal for independent probe into alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Russia vetoes US proposal for independent probe into alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Updated April 11, 2018 08:34:39 Photo: At least 60 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 injured in the attack. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) Russia has vetoed a US proposal to the UN Security Council for an independent investigation into who was responsible for alleged chemical weapons …

Australian Tax Office: Shorten promises probe into alleged unethical tactics, toxic culture

Australian Tax Office: Shorten promises probe into alleged unethical tactics, toxic culture

Posted April 10, 2018 12:18:50 Photo: Bill Shorten said Labor would investigate the allegations when Federal Parliament returns in May. (AAP: Andrew Taylor ) Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Labor will investigate reports that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is pressuring employees to use heavy-handed debt collection tactics on small …