Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Updated May 14, 2018 19:36:25 Photo: Clean-up work was continuing in many areas. (ABC News: Tony King) The Federal Government has declared last week’s flood event in Hobart a natural disaster as the full extent of the damage becomes clearer. The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements provide for assistance …

Warning Cape York land-clearing approval puts Great Barrier Reef at risk | Environment

The Turnbull government faces a test of its $500m budget commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef, after federal environment officials ruled that a farmer could clear almost 2,000 hectares of Queensland forest. A draft report from the Department of Environment recommends that the clearing at Kingvale station on Cape …

Indian buffalo meat success puts sizable dent in Australia’s live cattle trade with Indonesia — its biggest market – ABC Rural

Indian buffalo meat success puts sizable dent in Australia’s live cattle trade with Indonesia — its biggest market – ABC Rural

The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives. Indonesia is Australia’s largest live cattle market, taking more than 700,000 head in record years. But in recent years the price of Australian cattle has skyrocketed, reaching unprecedented highs. As a …

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 …

Riley McGree scores goal of the season as scorpion kick puts Newcastle Jets into A-League grand final

Riley McGree scores goal of the season as scorpion kick puts Newcastle Jets into A-League grand final

Posted April 27, 2018 22:03:34 Photo: Riley McGree wheels away after scoring the goal of the A-League season against City. (AAP: Darren Pateman) Has Riley McGree scored the A-League’s greatest-ever goal? The Newcastle Jets forward netted a stupendous effort to equalise for his team in the A-League semi-finals against Melbourne …

China puts intermediate range ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 missile into service

China puts intermediate range ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 missile into service

Posted April 27, 2018 17:04:57 Photo: Military vehicles carrying DF-26 ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. (Reuters: Andy Wong) China has confirmed that it has put into service a new missile that local media has dubbed the “Guam killer”, for its ability to hit the US Pacific Ocean …

National ban on Northern Territory citrus over canker disease puts livelihoods at stake

National ban on Northern Territory citrus over canker disease puts livelihoods at stake

Updated April 26, 2018 17:14:54 Photo: Tahitian limes and kaffir lime leaves sold interstate are expected to be the worst affected. (NT Country Hour: Lydia Burton) Related Story: NT citrus faces state bans after canker disease detected Top End growers are counting the cost of a national ban on the …

Besart Berisha’s stunning overhead kick goal puts Melbourne Victory into semi-finals

Besart Berisha’s stunning overhead kick goal puts Melbourne Victory into semi-finals

Posted April 22, 2018 21:08:09 Photo: Besart Berisha’s 89th-minute goal broke Adelaide hearts and helped Melbourne Victory advance to the semi-finals. (AAP: George Salpigtidis) Besart Berisha has sent Melbourne Victory into the A-League semi-finals, producing a last-gasp overhead kick stunner to defeat Adelaide United 2-1. External Link: A-League tweet: BESART …

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario

Posted April 14, 2018 09:31:05 A new virtual reality project which puts residents through a “searing” bushfire experience has the potential to be used as a learning tool for more of Australia’s natural hazards. That is the opinion of Tracy Grime from the South Australian CFS, who believes the technology …

Commonwealth Games opening ceremony ‘bum flasher’ puts cracking performance behind her – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games opening ceremony ‘bum flasher’ puts cracking performance behind her – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 06, 2018 17:39:46 Photo: Dancer Georgia Lear says she can now see the funny side of her wardrobe malfunction. (Instagram: georgialear) Related Story: ‘We want our money back’: Commuters waiting past midnight to leave opening ceremony Related Story: Towel ‘change rooms’ to a PM mobile mystery: Opening ceremony …