AI rules might help us overcome mistrust of robots. Here’s what Australia can do

AI rules might help us overcome mistrust of robots. Here’s what Australia can do

Posted May 18, 2018 12:51:30 Photo: What is it about AI that unnerves us? Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel suspects it’s a combination of things. (Supplied: Wes Mountain) Here’s a question: do you consider yourself to be a trusting person? Or let me put it another way: would you put …

Nannup mystery: cult suicide possible but not proved, coroner rules | Australia news

Four people who disappeared from a tiny Western Australian town in 2007 in connection with a new-age spiritual cult may be dead, a coronial inquest has found, but there is not enough evidence to prove their deaths beyond a reasonable doubt. The group, led by the British spiritualist Gary Felton, …

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison rules out tax bill carve-up in face of Labor call for split vote – Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison rules out tax bill carve-up in face of Labor call for split vote – Budget 2018

Updated May 09, 2018 19:38:21 Low and middle-income earners could miss out on tax cuts outlined in the federal budget, with a political fight already brewing over which Australians deserve to keep more money in their pockets. Key points: Treasurer Scott Morrison says his plan to cut taxes will only …

Dual citizenship crisis: four MPs resign after court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible | Australia news

A high court decision ruling Labor senator Katy Gallagher ineligible to sit in parliament has triggered four MPs – including three Labor MPs – to resign over dual citizenship issues. On Wednesday the high court unanimously held that Gallagher is ineligible because she failed to renounce her British citizenship by …

Five by-elections looming after High Court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible due to dual citizenship

Five by-elections looming after High Court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible due to dual citizenship

Updated May 09, 2018 11:34:51 Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter is demanding four MPs resign from Parliament today in the wake of the High Court’s ruling that Labor’s Katy Gallagher is ineligible because she was a dual citizen. Key points: Attorney-General says Bill Shorten should tell three ALP members to quit …

Indian cricket board rules out day-night Test match at Adelaide Oval

Indian cricket board rules out day-night Test match at Adelaide Oval

Posted May 08, 2018 15:52:22 Photo: Adelaide Oval hosted the first day-night Test in 2015. (AP Photo: Rick Rycroft) Related Story: Day-night India Test still up in the air as summer schedule revealed Related Story: India set to allow DRS for Australia series India’s cricket board has a reputation for …

WestConnex land grab fails as court rules NSW Government’s acquisition ‘improper’

WestConnex land grab fails as court rules NSW Government’s acquisition ‘improper’

Posted May 01, 2018 12:36:04 Photo: The property was to be acquired for parkland, not the motorway. (Supplied: Desane) Related Story: Final stage of Sydney’s WestConnex project gets approval The NSW Government has suffered a blow in its bid to compulsorily acquire properties for the final piece of the controversial …

IAAF female classification rules slammed as ‘blatantly racist’

IAAF female classification rules slammed as ‘blatantly racist’

Posted April 28, 2018 09:16:40 Photo: Some believe the new rules target Caster Semenya. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has come under intense fire since releasing its new “Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification”. Key points: Similar regulations were introduced in 2011 but suspended in …

Caster Semenya: IAAF rules to limit testosterone levels for female runners

Caster Semenya: IAAF rules to limit testosterone levels for female runners

Posted April 26, 2018 21:44:42 Photo: Caster Semenya tweeted that the move shows the IAAF doesn’t like her. (AAP: Darren England) The IAAF has published new rules for female athletes with high natural testosterone levels which could force two-time Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya to stop running middle-distance races. From …

Court rules terminally ill toddler must stay in UK

A ruling that terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans will not be permitted to travel to Italy for further treatment has been upheld by London’s Court of Appeal. The parents of the 23-month-old lost their appeal to have their son treated at the Vatican’s children’s hospital after a months-long legal …