Review sparks fears Coalition set to outsource public service jobs | Australia news

The government has announced a review of the federal public service that has sparked concerns it is preparing to double down on plans to outsource jobs. The review – announced on Friday by the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the minister assisting on the public service, Kelly O’Dwyer – will …

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Posted April 22, 2018 08:20:36 Photo: PNG accounts for about 95 per cent of all HIV cases in the Pacific region. (Reuters: David Gray, file photo) Papua New Guineans living with HIV may die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus are not restocked soon, a member of …

First sheep carrier to dock in SA since ‘atrocity’ footage made public sparks protest

First sheep carrier to dock in SA since ‘atrocity’ footage made public sparks protest

Posted April 20, 2018 19:49:07 Photo: The protesters demanded an end to the live export trade. (ABC News: Rebecca Brice) Protesters have voiced their opposition to live exports at Port Adelaide, as the first sheep ship gets set to dock in South Australia since horrific images were made public this …

Racist ‘no curries here’ sign in bottle shop sparks outrage in regional Victorian community

Racist ‘no curries here’ sign in bottle shop sparks outrage in regional Victorian community

Posted April 20, 2018 16:42:13 Photo: Cellarbrations Horsham owners (L-R) Sukoon Bedi, Mukesh Putani and his wife Pooja. (ABC News: Jess Black) Related Story: Shire votes against formal complaint over racist sign Related Story: Racist symbol or harmless toy — should Golliwog dolls exist in 2018? An outraged community has …

US prison riot leaves 7 dead, sparks calls for mobile phones to be jammed

US prison riot leaves 7 dead, sparks calls for mobile phones to be jammed

Updated April 17, 2018 13:33:54 Photo: Corey Scott, Eddie Casey Gaskins, Raymond Angelo Scott, Damonte Rivera, Michael Milledge, Cornelius McClary and Joshua Jenkins were killed in the riots. (AP: South Carolina Department of Corrections) Inmates armed with homemade knives have fought each other in a seven-hour riot over territory and …

Treatment of white South African farmers sparks protest clash outside Julie Bishop’s office in Perth

Treatment of white South African farmers sparks protest clash outside Julie Bishop’s office in Perth

Updated April 13, 2018 14:30:08 Video: Rival groups clash in Perth over issue of white South African farmers (ABC News) Right and left-wing groups have faced off outside Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s office while protesting the treatment of white farmers in South Africa. Members of the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) …

‘Dismal’ lack of cultural diversity in leadership sparks call for targets

‘Dismal’ lack of cultural diversity in leadership sparks call for targets

Posted April 11, 2018 11:41:57 Photo: Australia’s multicultural credentials have been called into question. (AAP: Julian Smith) There is a “dismal” lack of cultural diversity at the top of Australian companies, institutions and government departments that should spark a discussion around leadership targets, according to new research from the Human …

WA fishing death sparks renewed calls for mandatory life jackets for fishermen

WA fishing death sparks renewed calls for mandatory life jackets for fishermen

Updated April 03, 2018 20:31:06 Photo: Samuel Roth was fishing at a popular spot at West Cape Howe near Albany. (ABC Local: Benjamin Gubana) Related Story: ‘Suicide Rock’ fishing deaths will continue, inquest is told The close-knit community of Albany in Western Australia is mourning the death of a 30-year-old …

Man critical after capsizing off WA sparks major air and sea search

Man critical after capsizing off WA sparks major air and sea search

Posted March 31, 2018 19:22:46 A man in his 70’s is in a critical condition after he was rescued off the coast of Leeman, 250 kilometres north of Perth, after the boat he was on board capsized. Two other men in their 60’s who had also been aboard the vessel …

Release of notorious paedophile Colin Humphrys sparks community backlash

Release of notorious paedophile Colin Humphrys sparks community backlash

Updated March 28, 2018 13:06:38 South Australia’s Attorney-General has said she will look at “tightening” sentencing laws if notorious paedophile Colin Humphrys is released into the community. On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Trish Kelly approved Humphrys’ release from prison into the Bowden-Brompton area in Adelaide’s inner-north. That decision was made …