The Margaret River shooting shows that we must stay vigilant about gun access | Denise Cullen | Opinion

Hope Forest, South Australia, 6 September 1971 Heather Bartholomew was sleeping when her estranged husband Clifford Bartholomew crept into their farmhouse south of Adelaide and struck her in the head with a mallet. Instead of rendering her unconscious, as he later claimed to have intended, his wife awoke, screaming. He …

Call centre workforce will stay in demand to keep in touch with customers, say experts

Call centre workforce will stay in demand to keep in touch with customers, say experts

Updated May 08, 2018 05:30:20 Industry experts remain upbeat about the future of call centres as major employers in Tasmania despite the loss of up to 100 jobs at Vodafone in Hobart. Vodafone cited a decline in call volumes as more customers opted to contact the telecommunications company online when …

Robert Doyle asked to attend interview as accuser says she was ‘advised to stay silent’

Robert Doyle asked to attend interview as accuser says she was ‘advised to stay silent’

Updated May 03, 2018 19:34:53 Photo: Mr Doyle has resigned as lord mayor and as chairman of Melbourne Health. (AAP: Julian Smith) Former lord mayor Robert Doyle has been asked to attend an interview in the next 10 days to answer allegations he sexual harassed a woman when he was …

Budget 2018: How to stay up to date with ABC’s coverage from your couch or on the train home – Politics

Budget 2018: How to stay up to date with ABC’s coverage from your couch or on the train home – Politics

Posted May 02, 2018 14:57:20 Photo: ABC’s 2018 budget panellists will deliver the best analysis across digital, TV and audio platforms. (ABC) Next week the Federal Government will hand down its 2018 budget and the ABC has you covered, wherever you choose to tune in. Across digital, TV and radio …

Wall Street struggles to stay afloat, as bond yields hit four-year high

Wall Street struggles to stay afloat, as bond yields hit four-year high

Updated April 26, 2018 09:04:02 Australian shares are expected to push higher, as Wall Street alternated between gains and losses, before ending its day with mixed results. Markets at 7:05am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.6pc, ASX 200 (closed on Wednesday for ANZAC Day) AUD: 75.64 US cents, 54.3 British …

Court rules terminally ill toddler must stay in UK

A ruling that terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans will not be permitted to travel to Italy for further treatment has been upheld by London’s Court of Appeal. The parents of the 23-month-old lost their appeal to have their son treated at the Vatican’s children’s hospital after a months-long legal …

Recycling ‘not dead in the water’ but rethink needed to stay afloat in wake of China ban

Recycling ‘not dead in the water’ but rethink needed to stay afloat in wake of China ban

Posted April 26, 2018 07:45:31 Photo: Dean Caton says the new processing machine will reduce rates of contamination at the recycling facillity. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) As a crisis in recycling prompts a rethink in the way we recycle, people may wonder when or even if putting rubbish in …

Avengers: Infinity War shows Marvel has hijacked cinemas and they’re here to stay

Avengers: Infinity War shows Marvel has hijacked cinemas and they’re here to stay

Posted April 26, 2018 05:00:29 External Link: Avengers: Infinity War trailer Related Story: Why Black Panther is the superhero America’s been waiting for Related Story: Why superhero movies only work if they’re funny Avengers: Infinity War is out. I hear the naysayers muttering: are we finally done with this endless …

Charity helps Defence families strengthen bonds and stay connected

Charity helps Defence families strengthen bonds and stay connected

Updated April 25, 2018 06:39:34 Photo: The Family Ties program looks for ways to help serving soldiers and veterans connect with their families. (Supplied: Soldier On) Family support is vital for many people, but what happens if that network starts falling apart? The pressures of working in the Australian Defence …

‘Why I rejected AA to stay sober’

‘Why I rejected AA to stay sober’

THE day after Valentine’s Day, Matt Scarce’s partner told him to leave the family home, where he lived with her and their four children. His drinking had reached the point of alcoholism, but Matt, now 42, was in denial. “I was spending on grog instead of paying bills,” he says. …