May 1968: The French general strike that changed the world

May 1968: The French general strike that changed the world

Posted May 12, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Policemen during a demonstration in Paris, France, 7th May 1968. (Reg Lancaster/Daily Express/Hulton Archive) This month marks the 50th Anniversary of protests that saw around 10 million people take to the streets of Paris, sending shockwaves across the globe. The joint protests by students …

Afghan air strike killed and wounded 107 boys and men in Kunduz attack last month, UN says

Afghan air strike killed and wounded 107 boys and men in Kunduz attack last month, UN says

Updated May 08, 2018 05:17:41 Rockets and heavy machine guns fired from Afghan government helicopters killed and wounded at least 107 boys and men attending a religious ceremony near the northern city of Kunduz last month, according to a United Nations report. Key points: 30 children among at least 36 …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Updated May 07, 2018 18:58:47 The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact, easing concerns it was about to crumble without political support. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment in the southern basin, saying …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Posted May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: Nationals MP David Littleproud has praised the NSW government’s action. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment …

Fossickers strike gold at central Queensland town’s newly opened sites after a decade of lobbying

Fossickers strike gold at central Queensland town’s newly opened sites after a decade of lobbying

Updated May 05, 2018 11:21:50 Photo: Prospectors Angela Wells and Anne Robijn have been fossicking in Clermont for more than a decade. (ABC Tropical North: Rachel Riga) Keen gold prospectors are flocking to a small town in central Queensland to try their luck in two newly opened areas of Blair …

Telstra outage: Why a lightning strike in NSW affects the phones in WA

Telstra outage: Why a lightning strike in NSW affects the phones in WA

Posted May 04, 2018 14:06:21 Understanding Australia’s triple-0 meltdown is as complicated as it is concerning. Telstra has suggested a lightning strike early this morning near Orange, NSW, affected infrastructure and sparked the problems. But the telecommunications giant’s contingency also failed. This is why an “act of God” on one …

Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities

Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities

Posted April 20, 2018 06:00:13 Video: Beverley O’Connor speaks to Rebiya Kadeer and Fairfax’s Peter Hartcher (The World) The exiled leader of an ethnic minority in China is readying to go on a hunger strike to protest against Beijing’s treatment of the Uighur people. Key points: Rebiya Kadeer was held …

Bushfire strike force investigating footage from Snapchat video

Bushfire strike force investigating footage from Snapchat video

Posted April 17, 2018 21:54:15 Photo: One of the men in the video posted to Snapchat (supplied ) Related Story: Firefighters worried afternoon winds will fan Sydney bushfire Related Story: More planning needed in wake of intense bushfire conditions, expert warns A Snapchat video of a group of men standing …

NSW prison officers ordered back to work after strike over planned job cuts

NSW prison officers ordered back to work after strike over planned job cuts

Updated April 13, 2018 16:57:46 Striking prison officers have been ordered by to return to work by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC). Commissioner John Murphy this afternoon ordered members of the Public Service Association and Professional Officers Association to notify their members of the order by 4:00pm. The union …