‘A lesser of two evils’: Malaysian Australians hail historic defeat of ruling party, but remain wary

‘A lesser of two evils’: Malaysian Australians hail historic defeat of ruling party, but remain wary

Updated May 10, 2018 19:19:27 Photo: Mahathir Mohamad supporters celebrate outside the news conference in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (Reuters) Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad finds unlikely ally in Anwar Ibrahim Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir declares ‘urgency’ to be sworn in today amid raised doubts Many Malaysian Australians have hailed the …

Hemp mass production gaining momentum, but hurdles remain as farmers face cropping pitfalls

Hemp mass production gaining momentum, but hurdles remain as farmers face cropping pitfalls

Posted May 04, 2018 12:11:21 Photo: Matt Davis says they are working out how to deal with hemp pests and disease with the first crop. (ABC Central Victoria: Stephanie Corsetti) An investor in one of the country’s large hemp farms said this year’s harvest was strong, but admitted growing the …

AFL grand final time to remain the same after officials decide against twilight match

AFL grand final time to remain the same after officials decide against twilight match

Updated April 27, 2018 17:47:56 Related Story: MCG to keep AFL grand final for decades as Victoria spends big on sport Related Story: AFL keeps grand final in afternoon, but CEO flags ‘inevitability’ of future move There will be no twilight AFL grand final in 2018, with the AFL deciding …

Alvey Reels to remain open, nine months after announcing closure due to low sales in viral Facebook post

Alvey Reels to remain open, nine months after announcing closure due to low sales in viral Facebook post

Updated April 20, 2018 17:29:36 Photo: Alvey Reels will remain in business thanks to an influx of orders from customers. (Facebook: Alvey Reels Australia) A near-100-year-old Queensland business has been saved from closure, less than a year after it announced it would be forced to close doors due to poor …

Commonwealth Games Cameroon team confirms some athletes fly home as eight others remain missing – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games Cameroon team confirms some athletes fly home as eight others remain missing – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 12, 2018 07:04:28 The Cameroon Commonwealth Games team has rejected suggestions it has left Australia after eight of its athletes fled the competition and are now missing. A team spokesman said five boxers and three weightlifters had left the athletes village. Police said none of them had been …

Questions remain for doctors after vaginal mesh Senate report handed down

Questions remain for doctors after vaginal mesh Senate report handed down

Updated April 08, 2018 05:10:46 Photo: Hundreds of Australian women complained of serious and debilitating side effects from the implants. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard) It should have been a landmark day for women suffering from chronic pain from the use of pelvic mesh for prolapse and incontinence. Instead, it triggered …

‘Colt’ family members charged with incest extradited to Sydney, remain in custody

‘Colt’ family members charged with incest extradited to Sydney, remain in custody

Posted April 07, 2018 16:40:49 Video: Eight arrested over ‘the most horrific kind of child abuse’ allegations (ABC News) Related Story: Eight arrested in nation-wide sting over ‘most horrific’ kind of child abuse allegations Six members of the ‘Colt’ family have been formally refused bail following their extradition to New …

Commonwealth Games: Channel Nine remain banned until after opening ceremony

Commonwealth Games: Channel Nine remain banned until after opening ceremony

Updated April 03, 2018 16:12:27 Photo: Channel nine’s suspension is set to be reviewed on Wednesday. (AAP: Julian Smith, file photo) Channel Nine has been heavily criticised by officials and banned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games until after Wednesday night’s opening ceremony, because they breached strict broadcasting conditions. The …

HIV treatment PrEP may now be easily accessed in NT but risk groups remain unpredictable

HIV treatment PrEP may now be easily accessed in NT but risk groups remain unpredictable

Posted April 01, 2018 08:00:49 Photo: A PBS listing means the HIV prevention drug PrEP is now cheaply and easily accessible in the NT. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) The game-changing HIV prevention drug PrEP is now subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), but NT health advocates say a …

SA Government indicates support for nuclear waste dump as communities remain split about proposal

SA Government indicates support for nuclear waste dump as communities remain split about proposal

Updated March 23, 2018 19:19:39 Photo: Napandee Station near Kimba is one of two proposed sites for a nuclear waste facility. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght) Related Story: Nuclear medicine production in Australia at risk if dump site can’t be found Related Story: Nuclear waste decision divides community opinion in Kimba …