Site chosen for Antarctic year-round runway near Australia’s Davis research station

Site chosen for Antarctic year-round runway near Australia’s Davis research station

Updated May 18, 2018 10:59:31 Photo: The current Wilkins ice runway is only able to operate for a few months each year. (Supplied: AAD Micky Loedeman) A site close to Australia’s southern most Antarctic research station has been chosen for a new paved runway to provide year-round access. An area …

Elective double mastectomy seen as ‘only option’ after station owner tests positive to breast cancer gene

Elective double mastectomy seen as ‘only option’ after station owner tests positive to breast cancer gene

Posted May 18, 2018 06:34:41 The initial diagnosis of cancer is frightening. It’s the beginning of an ongoing life-changing journey of doctors, tests and treatments that will affect the entire family emotionally, physically and financially for years. But what happens to patients who live in rural areas, the ones who …

Country Fire Authority volunteer members locked out of Cann Valley station

Country Fire Authority volunteer members locked out of Cann Valley station

Posted May 14, 2018 14:50:05 Photo: Cann Valley volunteers have gone on strike in support of two suspended members. (ABC News: Timothy Marshall) Residents in a remote eastern Victoria community are concerned about their safety in the event of a fire because of an ongoing dispute involving their local fire …

Father claims PSOs ‘stomped’ on son’s ankle during Melbourne train station arrest

Father claims PSOs ‘stomped’ on son’s ankle during Melbourne train station arrest

Updated May 09, 2018 19:36:02 Victoria Police has denied their Protective Services Officers (PSO) were responsible for breaking a 16-year-old boy’s ankle by stomping on it while he was being arrested. The boy’s father, ‘Scott’, released mobile phone video on social media, showing his son’s arrest at the Bayswater railway …

Coal-fired power station closure, ash dam rehabilitation draws scathing criticism from SA council

Coal-fired power station closure, ash dam rehabilitation draws scathing criticism from SA council

Posted May 07, 2018 07:10:39 Photo: Port Augusta City Council says the Northern Power Station has not been properly remediated. (ABC News) Related Story: Port Augusta residents say power station remediation problems making them sick Related Story: Fix needed for smelly lake on the road to the Flinders Ranges A …

Police search for man after ‘suspicious’ device shuts down North Melbourne station

Police search for man after ‘suspicious’ device shuts down North Melbourne station

Updated May 03, 2018 16:38:03 Photo: The man allegedly left a package on the platform before boarding another train. (Supplied: Victoria Police) Map: North Melbourne 3051 Police have released the image of a man they are searching for after a “suspicious” device was found at North Melbourne train station, forcing …

Bondi Beach almost had a train station, but fear got in the way – Curious Sydney

Bondi Beach almost had a train station, but fear got in the way – Curious Sydney

Updated May 03, 2018 13:01:21 Photo: It can be a lot of push and shove to get on a bus to or from Bondi Junction train station. (Supplied: Daniel Bowen) Related Story: Sydney is rebuilding tram systems ripped out in the 1960s It is Australia’s most famous beach, but anyone …

North Melbourne train station evacuated after suspicious item found

North Melbourne train station evacuated after suspicious item found

Updated May 03, 2018 08:48:26 A suspicious item has prompted the evacuation of North Melbourne train station and trains on five lines have been ground to a halt. The Craigieburn, Upfield, Sunbury, Werribee and Williamstown lines have been affected after the station was closed around 8:00am. Metro Trains spokesman Marcus …

Golden Group’s Belmont Park development may allow Perth Stadium station to open daily

Golden Group’s Belmont Park development may allow Perth Stadium station to open daily

Updated May 01, 2018 15:34:23 Photo: The development is expected to house 4,500 apartments and take two decades to complete. (Supplied: Golden Group) The proponents of a multi-billion dollar development at the Belmont Park racetrack are in discussions with the WA Government about opening the new Perth Stadium train station …

How Big Dead Place, the ‘WikiLeaks of Antarctica’, shed light on life at McMurdo Station – RN

How Big Dead Place, the ‘WikiLeaks of Antarctica’, shed light on life at McMurdo Station – RN

Posted April 30, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Big Dead Place is a unique piece of literature, documenting a very different version of the Antarctic experience. (Supplied: Jason Anthony) When Nicholas Johnson arrived at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station in the late ’90s, he expected pristine wilderness and adventure. Instead, he found bureaucracy and …