Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

A focus on improving road and rail transport, better access to health services and strengthening agricultural exports are key budget measures targeted at regional Australians. But with poor connectivity in so many rural places, the number one item on many budget wish-lists, better telecommunications access, has gone unanswered. “In addition …

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak can bank on regional support despite corruption scandal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak can bank on regional support despite corruption scandal

Updated May 04, 2018 05:18:26 Photo: Government supporters Yennie and Noor Be canvas for votes in regional Malaysia. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) A couple of hours’ drive south of Kuala Lumpur, volunteers for Malaysia’s ruling coalition are going door to door with a message about the nation’s leader, Najib Razak. …

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Posted May 01, 2018 06:32:14 Anglicare Australia is concerned that holiday letting is creating “proxy resort towns” in regional Australia and adding further stress to the housing crisis. This week the charity released its Rental Affordability Snapshot, which examined all the private rentals available in Australia over a weekend in …

Internet banking: Rural communities left floundering as regional banks close their doors

Internet banking: Rural communities left floundering as regional banks close their doors

Maddelin McCosker, Rachel McGhee and Emilia Terzon Posted April 24, 2018 18:24:46 The big banks are leaving regional Australia in droves and rural communities are paying the price. This week, the only bank left in the small central Queensland town of Moura closed its doors for the last time. It …

From Alice to the Arctic: The challenges of shooting a story in extreme cold – Regional

From Alice to the Arctic: The challenges of shooting a story in extreme cold – Regional

It was 43 degrees when I walked across the tarmac at Alice Springs airport. When I got to Oslo, it was -15, and I was heading somewhere that was supposed to be even colder. I was on my way to Svalbard, a remote archipelago north of Norway, just over a …

Racist ‘no curries here’ sign in bottle shop sparks outrage in regional Victorian community

Racist ‘no curries here’ sign in bottle shop sparks outrage in regional Victorian community

Posted April 20, 2018 16:42:13 Photo: Cellarbrations Horsham owners (L-R) Sukoon Bedi, Mukesh Putani and his wife Pooja. (ABC News: Jess Black) Related Story: Shire votes against formal complaint over racist sign Related Story: Racist symbol or harmless toy — should Golliwog dolls exist in 2018? An outraged community has …

Medical community warns against Nationals’ ‘impassioned’ push for regional medical schools

Medical community warns against Nationals’ ‘impassioned’ push for regional medical schools

By Kathleen Ferguson Posted April 19, 2018 20:54:14 Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack is calling for the establishment of a new regional medical school to address a doctor shortage in the bush. Key points: Michael McCormack’s call to establish a regional medical school has been opposed by the medical community …

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 …

Stakeholder Engagement Lead Regional NSW

Stakeholder Engagement Lead Regional NSW

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Airline travel impost on regional Queenslanders in Senate inquiry spotlight

Airline travel impost on regional Queenslanders in Senate inquiry spotlight

Posted April 12, 2018 05:41:47 Photo: Danielle Doyle and her family, including oldest son Tom (centre) who goes to school in Brisbane. (Supplied: Danielle Doyle) Regional Queenslanders are demanding a Senate inquiry take action to reduce the cost of airfares, arguing it is more costly to fly across the state …