Council wants ‘English first’ policy on signs – what does it mean for multicultural Australia?

Council wants ‘English first’ policy on signs – what does it mean for multicultural Australia?

By Alice Chik and Philip Benson Posted May 16, 2018 08:33:30 Photo: The right to use a written language in public is equivalent to the right to use a spoken language. (ABC Open contributor Tony Guseli) Related Story: Migrants living in ‘cultural bubbles’ need to improve their English skills, Government …

Emmanuel Macron signs pact targeting cyber warfare, looks to forge closer ties with Australia

Emmanuel Macron signs pact targeting cyber warfare, looks to forge closer ties with Australia

Posted May 02, 2018 16:13:12 French President Emmanuel Macron is warning against any country dominating the Pacific, as China’s growing influence in the region continues to cause unease among Western powers. Key points: Macron says important to “preserve rule-based development” in Pacific Macron said comments not aimed at blocking any …

Australian Ninja Warrior star Jack Wilson signs on to help fight chronic Indigenous obesity

Australian Ninja Warrior star Jack Wilson signs on to help fight chronic Indigenous obesity

Posted April 28, 2018 12:32:51 Related Story: Health and education mould an Aboriginal mentor Related Story: Four things Australia could do to tackle the obesity crisis Reality television star Jack Wilson is helping a regional New South Wales Indigenous co-operative to arrest soaring rates of obesity in its members. Originally …

Cyclone-damaged South Molle Island resort still in ruins with no signs of reopening

Cyclone-damaged South Molle Island resort still in ruins with no signs of reopening

By Josh Bavas Posted April 23, 2018 05:42:22 With pure white beaches and crisp blue seas, the picturesque Queensland coast and its islands are the envy of the world. But behind the palm trees and sunshine, trouble is brewing. Video: South Molle Island resort still in ruins after Cyclone Debbie …

Safer road signs designed to reduce risk of signs ‘spearing’ into windscreens in car crashes

Safer road signs designed to reduce risk of signs ‘spearing’ into windscreens in car crashes

Posted April 22, 2018 05:09:59 Video: Crash tests were conducted in the research project to improve the safety of road signs (ABC News) Engineer John Spathonis knew he had to act when he saw a photo of a fatal car crash in which a road sign had pierced the vehicle’s …

Employment market showing signs of softness with only 4,900 new jobs created in March

Employment market showing signs of softness with only 4,900 new jobs created in March

Updated April 19, 2018 12:22:29 Australia’s jobs boom is showing signs of cooling after much weaker than expected employment growth in March. The record run of unbroken period jobs growth has been ruled off at 16 months after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revised down February’s result from a 17,500 …

Hundreds of Syrians showed signs of chemical attack, World Health Organisation says

Hundreds of Syrians showed signs of chemical attack, World Health Organisation says

Posted April 11, 2018 20:42:32 Video: Video purports to show remains of missile dropped on Douma (ABC News) Some 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following shelling on the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend, the United Nations health agency says citing reports from its partners. …

Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language

Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language Great product! Long before they’re able to talk, babies have a whole lot to say. With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings and even make …

Hart family crash: No skid marks, signs of braking in fatal California SUV plunge

Hart family crash: No skid marks, signs of braking in fatal California SUV plunge

Updated April 02, 2018 15:31:53 Photo: There were no brake or skid marks where the SUV left the road. (AP: Alvin Jornada/The Press Democrat) Related Story: Family famous for emotional protest photo believed dead in cliff crash The cliffside plunge that killed a Washington state family riding in an SUV …

Frogs show signs of immunity to chytrid fungus pandemic that has wiped out about 200 species – Science News

Frogs show signs of immunity to chytrid fungus pandemic that has wiped out about 200 species – Science News

A disease caused by a highly contagious fungus has wiped out as many as 200 species of frog worldwide since the 1970s, and pushed many more to the brink of extinction. But researchers now believe that some frogs may be developing a resistance to the deadly chytrid fungus. When chytridiomycosis …