NSW RSL should start paying directors, Minister says, after inquiry suggests reforms

NSW RSL should start paying directors, Minister says, after inquiry suggests reforms

Posted May 17, 2018 11:26:26 The New South Wales Government has recommended board members at the state’s scandal-plagued RSL branch start being paid, less than 12 months after an inquiry into financial mismanagement at the charity. Key points: The NSW RSL was the subject of a year-long inquiry, which wrapped …

Whale-watching season gets off to early start as humpback whale population soars

Whale-watching season gets off to early start as humpback whale population soars

By Luisa Rubbo and Kathy Sundstrom Posted May 13, 2018 16:10:48 Photo: About 33,000 whales are expected to make the journey to Queensland this year. (Supplied: Jodie Lowe’s Marine Animal Photography ) The phenomenal growth in the humpback whale population has resulted in some of the giant beasts of the …

Syrians start over in a program that brings refugees and their Turkish hosts together

Syrians start over in a program that brings refugees and their Turkish hosts together

By Carly Learson Posted May 12, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Shoua (left) fled Syria when Islamic State took over her city. (ABC News: Carly Learson) Related Story: Community groups band together to help new Australians find their feet Related Story: Bold rural experiment gives hope to dying towns Carly Learson is …

Carlton coach Brendan Bolton hoping for ‘win or two’ by halfway in 2018 after 0-6 start

Carlton coach Brendan Bolton hoping for ‘win or two’ by halfway in 2018 after 0-6 start

Posted April 28, 2018 10:22:09 Photo: With a string of tough games ahead, Carlton faces a big task to break it losing streak. (AAP: Joe Castro) Related Story: Bulldogs swat struggling Carlton aside at Docklands Beleaguered Carlton coach Brendon Bolton admits he is unsure when the Blues will turn the …

Film fans start push for more control over what is screened in regions after cinema snubs Sweet Country

Film fans start push for more control over what is screened in regions after cinema snubs Sweet Country

Posted April 27, 2018 19:12:05 Photo: Film director Warwick Thornton meets fans at a screening of his film Sweet Country in Dubbo. (ABC Western Plains: Claudia Jambor) Related Story: Samson and Delilah director tackles the Western in powerful new film Related Story: Local cast and crew get a preview of …

China to start live-fire military drills off Taiwan amid rising tensions over relationship with US – China power

China to start live-fire military drills off Taiwan amid rising tensions over relationship with US – China power

Updated April 18, 2018 06:08:17 Video: China’s navy undergoes largest ever drills off the coast of Taiwan (ABC News) In a move that is ramping up tensions between China and Taiwan, the Chinese navy will start large scale live-fire military drills in the straits off Taiwan. Key points: The drills …

Australia needs to start recycling and reusing its own waste, says industry struggling under China’s ban

Australia needs to start recycling and reusing its own waste, says industry struggling under China’s ban

Updated April 15, 2018 13:32:28 Photo: About 30 per cent of Australia’s recyclable waste is exported to China. (Glyn Jones) The waste industry has reached crisis point several months into the Chinese waste ban, and stakeholders want immediate action. The industry is calling for assistance to help it transition to …

Commonwealth Games: Ariarne Titmus gets Australia off to golden start on final night of swimming – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Ariarne Titmus gets Australia off to golden start on final night of swimming – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 10, 2018 19:59:41 Ariarne Titmus has got Australia off to a golden start in the pool on the final night of swimming at the Commonwealth Games. Titmus, backing up her gold in the 800m freestyle, was in charge of the 400m freestyle from the get-go, finishing in a …

Dragons maintain unbeaten start, Malcolm Turnbull in crowd as Roosters down Sharks

Dragons maintain unbeaten start, Malcolm Turnbull in crowd as Roosters down Sharks

Posted April 07, 2018 11:02:07 Photo: Tariq Sims has not been shy about his desire to play State of Origin after his good form for the unbeaten Dragons. (AAP: Daniel Munoz) Tariq Sims is not shy about expressing his State of Origin ambitions and after building a reputation as one …

Gold Coast 2018: Australia’s Taylah Robertson guaranteed a boxing medal before Games start

Gold Coast 2018: Australia’s Taylah Robertson guaranteed a boxing medal before Games start

Updated April 05, 2018 12:03:02 External Link: Taylah Robertson Facebook: “Draw is done” Related Story: Women being urged to enter the ring with boxing medals up for grabs Boxer Taylah Robertson has been guaranteed a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games without facing an opponent. As Australia’s youngest ever …