Rising road rage between truck drivers and grey nomads as caravans flock north for winter

Rising road rage between truck drivers and grey nomads as caravans flock north for winter

Updated May 20, 2018 07:00:32 Photo: Truck driver Marty Baldwin with the road safety brochures targeting grey nomads. (ABC Kimberley: Erin Parke) Related Story: Let’s accelerate efforts to stop the carnage on our roads Related Story: Life on the road as ‘glamping’ grey nomads There are tensions on Australia’s northern …

Sydney opioid deaths spark concern over rising prescription drug overdoses

Sydney opioid deaths spark concern over rising prescription drug overdoses

Posted May 07, 2018 14:05:11 Overdose deaths from prescription opioids are at record levels in Australia, a Sydney inquest investigating the deaths of six people has heard. The woman and five men — who cannot be identified — died in their homes or in hotels in May 2016. One person …

Rising trade tensions fail to ruffle ‘goldilocks’ economy as US goes it alone

Rising trade tensions fail to ruffle ‘goldilocks’ economy as US goes it alone

Updated May 06, 2018 13:22:01 Photo: Wall Street bounced after unemployment dipped below 4 per cent but wage growth remained flat. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) US unemployment has now dipped below 4 per cent for the first time since 2000. This week in finance: Federal budget (Tuesday) Westpac, Orica (Monday) and …

Wall Street slips on rising oil prices, McDonald’s surges 5.8pc over upbeat profits

Wall Street slips on rising oil prices, McDonald’s surges 5.8pc over upbeat profits

Posted May 01, 2018 07:44:33 Australian shares are headed for a weak start, after Wall Street fell over a spike in oil prices. Markets at 7:15am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures -0.3pc, ASX 200 (Monday close) +0.5pc to 5,983. AUD: 75.27 US cents, 54.65 British pence, 62.33 Euro cents, 82.26 …

Australian public hospitals cannot meet rising demand for obesity care, experts warn – Health

Australian public hospitals cannot meet rising demand for obesity care, experts warn – Health

The vast majority of Australians living with clinically severe obesity cannot access specialist healthcare in the public hospital system, a study has found. Of the small number of specialist obesity services available, patient access is limited by strict entry criteria, prolonged wait times, lack of regional and rural services and …

China to start live-fire military drills off Taiwan amid rising tensions over relationship with US – China power

China to start live-fire military drills off Taiwan amid rising tensions over relationship with US – China power

Updated April 18, 2018 06:08:17 Video: China’s navy undergoes largest ever drills off the coast of Taiwan (ABC News) In a move that is ramping up tensions between China and Taiwan, the Chinese navy will start large scale live-fire military drills in the straits off Taiwan. Key points: The drills …

Olympic Games’ rising costs forcing many cities to baulk at being hosts

Olympic Games’ rising costs forcing many cities to baulk at being hosts

Updated March 01, 2018 10:13:36 Photo: The UK spent almost $16b to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Hosting the Olympics is now a hard sell. Prohibitive costs and a question mark over the event’s impact in today’s fragmented media landscape has aspirational cities wondering if …

Ariarne Titmus is the rising star at the Commonwealth Games swimming trials

Ariarne Titmus is the rising star at the Commonwealth Games swimming trials

Updated March 02, 2018 12:12:34 Photo: Titmus’s coach won’t be impressed until she starts winning at international meets. There’s tough love … and then there’s what coach Dean Boxall provides to Australian swimming’s rising star Ariarne Titmus. But it seems to be working. Teenager “Arnie” Titmus — dubbed The Terminator …

South Australian teenager Edward Wilson a rising star within world of croquet

South Australian teenager Edward Wilson a rising star within world of croquet

Posted March 24, 2018 15:19:04 Photo: Young SA croquet star Edward Wilson is a rising star in a sport dominated by older players. (ABC News) Related Story: Trugo: It’s the native sport you’ve never heard of Related Story: Brother trio lead Australia to victory in ‘Olympics of croquet’ Croquet might …

Hopes rising that Mathias Cormann can finish the company tax puzzle by Easter

Hopes rising that Mathias Cormann can finish the company tax puzzle by Easter

Updated March 22, 2018 19:16:12 Photo: Mathias Cormann’s colleagues are confident if anyone can solve the company tax puzzle, he can. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Related Story: NAB chairman backs company tax cuts but says other taxes must rise Related Story: ‘We agree to disagree’: Rift opens in corporate tax …