New South Wales MPs set to feel ‘pile of pain’ as Sydney’s building boom bites

New South Wales MPs set to feel ‘pile of pain’ as Sydney’s building boom bites

Updated May 19, 2018 12:48:15 Photo: Ms Berejiklian’s MPs say issues such as congestion will dominate the next election. Nervous New South Wales Government MPs are eyeing off their prospects at the next election — and many believe community anger over development might just be the number one hurdle they …

Warren Snowdon, longtime federal Labor MP, set to be dumped by Northern Territory left faction

Warren Snowdon, longtime federal Labor MP, set to be dumped by Northern Territory left faction

Updated May 17, 2018 18:15:57 The Northern Territory’s long-serving federal Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, is likely to be either expelled from or to leave NT Labor’s powerful left-wing faction. And if that happens, the veteran Central Australian MP has indicated he may form his own faction. Mr Snowdon had …

Flammable cladding fix on government buildings set to cost tens of millions of dollars

Flammable cladding fix on government buildings set to cost tens of millions of dollars

Posted May 17, 2018 05:42:56 The Queensland Government is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to make dozens of government buildings safer, following its investigations into the use of flammable cladding. A year-long inquiry has found about 880 buildings need further investigation but at least 70 will require …

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes’ visas set to expire at midnight

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes’ visas set to expire at midnight

Updated May 15, 2018 05:49:37 Photo: The absent Cameroon athletes have not been officially reported as missing. (ABC News) Eleven athletes from three African nations who disappeared during last month’s Commonwealth Games have until midnight tonight to apply for protection visas or risk mandatory detention and deportation for overstaying their …

Russian naval ship set to dock in Port Moresby but Papua New Guinea, Australia downplay visit

Russian naval ship set to dock in Port Moresby but Papua New Guinea, Australia downplay visit

Posted May 14, 2018 20:57:36 Photo: The naval ship Perekop is pat of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet. (Wikimedia: Mike1979 Russia) A 7,000-tonne Russian Navy ship is set to dock in Port Moresby on Wednesday with 200 cadets on board, but the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia maintain …

Autumn temperatures set new record as Perth soars above 32C

Autumn temperatures set new record as Perth soars above 32C

Posted May 12, 2018 16:03:12 Photo: People sit on Floreat Beach, enjoying the weather. (ABC News: Irena Ceranic) If you thought the 32-degree day in Perth felt a little odd for this time of year, you would be right. The city recorded a maximum of 32.7 degrees Celsius at 1:04pm …

Barricades of Fire Set Up Around University as Deadly Clashes Break Out During Protests

Gunmen shot a number of protesters at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Managua, on May 11, after residents of nearby neighbourhoods set up barricades and stood watch to protect protesting students the night before. Students occupied the campus to protest the leadership and demand the restructuring of UNEN, …

Brisbane toll prices set to change to encourage off-peak use by truck drivers

Brisbane toll prices set to change to encourage off-peak use by truck drivers

QUEENSLAND’S first ever time-of-day toll prices are set to relieve commuters from congestion, particularly on the Inner City Bypass. Council today announced toll changes for heavy vehicles to fund infrastructure upgrades, with time of day toll pricing on the Go Between Bridge, Clem7 effective this July and Legacy Way in …

Another teenage girl raped, set on fire in state of Jharkhand in India

Another teenage girl raped, set on fire in state of Jharkhand in India

Posted May 07, 2018 19:08:43 Photo: Indian police arrested a total of 22 suspects in three seperate rape cases involving teenage girls in east India. (AP: Ajaz Rahi) Two days after Indian police arrested 14 people over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenager in the state of Jharkhand, …

Budget 2018: Sydney will be ‘disappointed’ but Coffs Harbour, Port Botany set to benefit

Budget 2018: Sydney will be ‘disappointed’ but Coffs Harbour, Port Botany set to benefit

Posted May 07, 2018 11:27:16 Photo: Tourists were avoiding Coffs Harbour due to heavy traffic but the budget allocates nearly $1 billion for a bypass. (ozroads.com.au) Sydney has been ripped off in tomorrow’s federal budget, with Victoria getting the lion’s share in federal funding, the state’s Opposition says. “People will …