Budget 2018: SA federal infrastructure money ‘all smoke and mirrors’

Budget 2018: SA federal infrastructure money ‘all smoke and mirrors’

Posted May 09, 2018 16:57:04 It’s been revealed only a fraction of the $1.8 billion in federal infrastructure money promised for South Australia in last night’s federal budget will flow over the next four years. Key points $1.8b for SA road and rail announced ahead of budget Only $162m included …

Chart of the day: Queensland’s beaches popular with those leaving the big smoke

Chart of the day: Queensland’s beaches popular with those leaving the big smoke

Posted May 01, 2018 14:25:58 As part of an ABC News look at Australia and population, Andrew P Street opined in March that everyone living in Sydney has an escape plan. But a tree change or a sea change isn’t always about an escape. The 2016 Census internal migration statistics …

Vanuatu volcano eruption intensifies covering Ambae island in ash and smoke

Vanuatu volcano eruption intensifies covering Ambae island in ash and smoke

Posted April 16, 2018 19:59:02 Photo: A shift in wind direction brought on by a cyclone has dramatically increased ashfalls. (Facebook: Penama Provincial Update) The active volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae island has once again begun spewing out ash and harmful smoke, and Vanuatu’s government is now looking into buying land …

Smoke haze from bushfire hazard reduction burn blankets Sydney

Smoke haze from bushfire hazard reduction burn blankets Sydney

Posted April 13, 2018 17:50:05 Photo: The Sydney Harbour Bridge is barely visible through thick smoke from the hazard reduction burn-off. (ABC News) Related Story: Smoky start for Sydney due to bushfire preparations A smoke haze is hanging over parts of Sydney from a hazard reduction burn in the city’s …

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Updated April 07, 2018 17:19:35 Photo: The bow of one of the burnt boats is all that remains above water. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Fires that destroyed two motor cruisers and damaged two other yachts on Hobart’s eastern shore have left a damage bill of about $700,000. Emergency services attended …