Centrelink rule change jeopardises disability pension for thousands of inmates | Australia news

The federal government plans to cancel the disability support pension for thousands of prisoners, regardless of whether they’ve been found guilty or are still on remand. A significant change to the disability support pension was announced in last week’s budget, the latest in a long-running effort to tighten access to …

Troubled waters as Kimberley cruise boat passengers left thousands of dollars out of pocket

Troubled waters as Kimberley cruise boat passengers left thousands of dollars out of pocket

Posted May 13, 2018 06:04:34 Photo: The RV Oceanic was suspended from sailing after being damaged on rocks in April. (ABC News: Erin Parke) Dozens of interstate visitors are demanding compensation after a trouble-plagued cruise boat was suspended from sailing, and trips were cancelled with minimal notice. The travellers had …

Melbourne CBD shut down as tens of thousands march in union protest | Australia news

Thousands of workers have shut down part of Melbourne’s CBD, saying the federal coalition can keep its slated tax cuts for low-and middle-income workers. Wednesday’s march was part of a nationwide “Change the Rules” union campaign to demand better pay and work conditions. The latest action comes after the federal …

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Updated May 09, 2018 12:17:11 Photo: Protesters gathered at Trades Hall before moving on to Federation Square. (Twitter: Vic Trades Hall) Parts of Melbourne’s CBD have been brought to a standstill as tens of thousands of people rally for an increase to Australia’s minimum wage. The huge crowd marched from …

Rally against plan to build cable car on Mount Wellington draws thousands of protesters

Rally against plan to build cable car on Mount Wellington draws thousands of protesters

Posted May 06, 2018 11:44:26 Photo: There was a big turnout to protest against the Mount Wellington cable car project. (Twitter: Edward King) Related Story: Mount Wellington cable car on-hold as company instructed to stop preliminary works Related Story: Cable car proponents advised to ‘keep quiet’ ahead of getting fast-track …

Paris anti-Macron protest sees thousands take to streets

Paris anti-Macron protest sees thousands take to streets

Posted May 06, 2018 08:39:12 Related Story: ‘Together, let’s derail Macron’: French protestors march against economic reforms Related Story: Hundreds arrested as riot police, anarchists clash at Paris May Day rally Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in Paris to protest against the stream of economic …

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption sends ‘fountains of lava’ into air; forces evacuation of thousands

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption sends ‘fountains of lava’ into air; forces evacuation of thousands

Updated May 05, 2018 07:44:08 Related Story: ‘It sounds like a jet engine’: Volcano eruption causes evacuation in Hawaii The Kilauea volcano spewed fountains of lava into communities on Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday (local time), forcing more than 1,500 people, including many retirees, to flee from their mountainside homes. …

Pension age hike will force thousands of elderly Australians on to Newstart | Australia news

Half of the 51,300 older Australians affected by an increase in the age pension age would move on to Newstart or the disability support pension in the first year alone, new figures suggest. The Coalition has long proposed increasing the age pension age from 67 to 70, kicking in from …

‘Facebook lottery’ promising $7.5m prize scams Australians out of hundreds of thousands

‘Facebook lottery’ promising $7.5m prize scams Australians out of hundreds of thousands

Updated May 03, 2018 16:22:13 Photo: Fake Facebook-branded credit cards are sent out to victims. (Supplied: Queensland Police Service) Related Story: Listen to the latest ‘low-life scammer’ claiming to be from the ATO A “Facebook lottery” promising prize money of $7.5 million has scammed nearly 30 Queenslanders out of hundreds …

Livestock exporter raised concerns with Federal Government before thousands of sheep died at sea – ABC Rural

Livestock exporter raised concerns with Federal Government before thousands of sheep died at sea – ABC Rural

A live exporter warned the Federal Government that sheep were at risk of a being involved in “catastrophic accidents” and enduring poor animal welfare conditions unless it banned old ships. In a document obtained by the ABC, Western Australian exporter Wellard called on the government to remove a clause that …