Banking royal commission puts small businesses in the spotlight: Live blog

Banking royal commission puts small businesses in the spotlight: Live blog

Updated May 21, 2018 09:53:05 The banking royal commission will spend the next two weeks looking at how banks have treated their small business customers. From the evidence we have heard so far about how individuals have been treated, the answer is likely to be very poorly in many instances. …

Beer bong footage at Canberra Cavalry shines spotlight on ‘disturbing behaviour’ in sports club

Beer bong footage at Canberra Cavalry shines spotlight on ‘disturbing behaviour’ in sports club

Updated May 08, 2018 06:35:57 Footage of an underage Canberra Cavalry baseball player sculling alcohol through a beer bong has prompted health experts to accuse the club of failing in its duty of care. The video, obtained by the ABC, shows a 17-year-old player being encouraged to drink alcohol through …

Women’s economic security in budget spotlight, Kelly O’Dwyer confirms | Australia news

Kelly O’Dwyer has confirmed that Tuesday’s budget will set aside funding for a women’s economic security statement to be delivered in September. On Monday the minister for revenue and women said there would be “a lot in the budget for millions of Australian women” but the Coalition would further address …

Tim Hammond’s resignation leaves Perth in political spotlight with by-election litmus test

Tim Hammond’s resignation leaves Perth in political spotlight with by-election litmus test

Updated May 03, 2018 07:37:27 Photo: Tim Hammond’s decision to leave politics for his family will cause a by-election in just over a month. (AAP: Rebecca Le May) If it already felt like election season in Western Australia, just wait to see what it looks like with a by-election on …

Music video shines spotlight on rural town desperate for doctors

Music video shines spotlight on rural town desperate for doctors

By Kellie Hollingworth and Lauren Henry Updated May 02, 2018 16:55:09 External Link: Northern District Community Health in Kerang created a music video to attract doctors to the Victorian rural town. Related Story: ‘It’s opened my eyes’: Medical students get taste of bush life to combat remote GP shortage Related …

Banking royal commission: penalties for financial advisers in spotlight – live | Australia news

1.12am BST01:12 De Gori is being quizzed about contact Henderson made with the investigating officer and with himself, about McKenna’s complaint. De Gori didn’t respond to an email from Henderson. He defends not telling Henderson his email was inappropriate, instead saying said that by not responding he was sending a …

Polo pony deaths still under the spotlight, pressure grows for answers

Polo pony deaths still under the spotlight, pressure grows for answers

Posted April 17, 2018 05:23:12 Photo: One of two Willo Polo trucks carrying ponies boards the Spirit Of Tasmania, bound for Melbourne. (Instagram: chelcroz) Almost three months on from the deaths of 16 prized polo ponies in the back of a truck that travelled across Bass Strait, there are growing …

Donald Trump TPP U-turn would put our relationship with China under spotlight

Donald Trump TPP U-turn would put our relationship with China under spotlight

Posted April 16, 2018 07:55:11 Photo: China is Australia’s biggest trading partner. (Reuters: Nicolas Asfouri) Consistency has never been one of his strong points. Still, Donald Trump’s abrupt U-turn on the Trans-Pacific Partnership last week was, on any measure, a jaw dropping policy reversal. This was the US President who …

Airline travel impost on regional Queenslanders in Senate inquiry spotlight

Airline travel impost on regional Queenslanders in Senate inquiry spotlight

Posted April 12, 2018 05:41:47 Photo: Danielle Doyle and her family, including oldest son Tom (centre) who goes to school in Brisbane. (Supplied: Danielle Doyle) Regional Queenslanders are demanding a Senate inquiry take action to reduce the cost of airfares, arguing it is more costly to fly across the state …