Proposed tougher outlaw bikie laws for Tasmania met with pushback from members of the public

Proposed tougher outlaw bikie laws for Tasmania met with pushback from members of the public

Updated May 19, 2018 11:42:51 Photo: Bikie club claims that they are not criminal organisations is “bullshit”, says a former cop. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Bikies, their partners and friends, along with lawyers and people who say they have been shown kindness from those wearing colours have written to oppose …

Migrant support groups say proposed visa changes binding migrants to regional and rural areas ‘unfair’

Migrant support groups say proposed visa changes binding migrants to regional and rural areas ‘unfair’

Updated May 16, 2018 12:07:48 Photo: Proposed visa changes may see migrants forced to move to rural locations, but experts say more support is needed. Migrant support groups say it would be deeply unfair to force some new arrivals to stay in regional and rural areas. Yesterday it was revealed …

Lie about your age to kids online and go to jail under proposed SA law

Lie about your age to kids online and go to jail under proposed SA law

Posted May 10, 2018 18:19:31 The South Australian Government will introduce laws to protect children from adult online predators who lie about their age. Key points: Carly Ryan was killed in 2007 Her murderer pretended to be a teenage boy Pretending to be younger online to meet a child would …

Bill Shorten labelled ‘shifty’ as Labor questions the fairness of proposed tax cuts

Bill Shorten labelled ‘shifty’ as Labor questions the fairness of proposed tax cuts

Updated May 10, 2018 17:31:05 The Coalition has revived its “Kill Bill” strategy which aims to damage Labor leader Bill Shorten’s credibility. Key Points: Government revives strategy to attack Bill Shorten’s credibility Labor questions the fairness of the Government’s budget tax cuts Five by-elections looming Mr Shorten will deliver his …

Anglican Church’s proposed property sell-off angers west coast reverend

Anglican Church’s proposed property sell-off angers west coast reverend

Updated May 08, 2018 18:15:54 Photo: “Our church is not collecting cobwebs”, says Shirley Scolyer. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Related Story: Dozens of Anglican churches across Tasmania earmarked for sale Related Story: Tasmanian Anglican asset sales won’t all go to sex abuse victims, Bishop confirms Congregants at an Anglican church …

Tasmania’s regional airports competing to land proposed Qantas pilot training college

Tasmania’s regional airports competing to land proposed Qantas pilot training college

Updated April 19, 2018 16:08:29 A stoush is brewing between two regional Tasmanian airports with competing bids to be the base of a proposed Qantas pilot training college. Qantas announced earlier this year it would establish a $20 million pilot academy that could train up to 500 pilots a year …

Tasmanian gun dealers ‘ostracised’ over proposed law changes seek consultation

Tasmanian gun dealers ‘ostracised’ over proposed law changes seek consultation

Updated April 15, 2018 17:25:44 Photo: Tasmanian gun dealer Robert Cairns was an exhibitor at Hobart’s annual gun show. (ABC News: Peta Carlyon) Related Story: Former premier warns against ‘watering down’ gun laws Related Story: Premier Will Hodgman stands by gun law changes Tasmanian gun dealers and firearm enthusiasts say …

Fears proposed death penalty for hate speech will kill freedom of expression in Nigeria

Fears proposed death penalty for hate speech will kill freedom of expression in Nigeria

Posted April 01, 2018 05:02:53 There are fears that newly proposed laws in Nigeria which stipulate a death penalty for hate speech will severely undermine freedom of expression in Africa’s largest democracy. Key points: The fierce public debate comes ahead of the 2019 general election Proponents say it is necessary …

Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm

Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm

By Daniel Miles and Emily Bissland Updated March 29, 2018 14:19:06 Video: Claims Cobden airstrip under threat from proposed windfarm (ABC News) A south-west Victorian airport instrumental in fighting the St Patrick’s Day bushfires could be forced to close if a proposed wind farm is approved by the state planning …

Point-to-point speed cameras proposed amid bad start to the year on NT roads

Point-to-point speed cameras proposed amid bad start to the year on NT roads

Posted March 28, 2018 08:00:09 A new measure to crack down on speeding is part of a wider government plan to improve safety on Northern Territory roads. It has been launched during the worst start to the year for fatalities on NT roads in at least five years. Eleven people …