Tetraplegic man’s family fight deportation threat of sister-in-law carer

Tetraplegic man’s family fight deportation threat of sister-in-law carer

Posted May 18, 2018 04:43:23 Photo: Virginie Behrendorff, her husband James and her sister Sophie Pfaerhoever, who is facing deportation. (ABC News: Simon Royal) From dawn until dusk, seven days a week, James Behrendorff requires constant care — the result of a 2011 workplace accident that left the electrician with …

Rare WA ‘armoured’ spiders under threat from habitat destruction

Rare WA ‘armoured’ spiders under threat from habitat destruction

Posted May 16, 2018 19:42:00 Photo: A female Idiosoma schoknechtorum, or armoured trapdoor spider, near York, Western Australia. (Supplied: WA Museum) Rare, newly discovered species of armoured trapdoor spiders native to Western Australia have already been added to the threatened species list, worrying scientists and researchers. Dr Michael Rix, the …

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Posted May 16, 2018 10:57:31 Photo: The Indonesian Government faces a significant challenge overcoming the simultaneous problems of returning foreign fighters and home-grown violent extremism. (AP: Achmad Ibrahim) It was no coincidence that Sunday’s suicide attacks on three Catholic churches in Indonesia came as Muslims began the holy month of …

Bill Shorten rebukes Pauline Hanson over threat to deny Labor preferences | Australia news

Pauline Hanson has told the Labor leader, Bill Shorten, she will not “flow preferences” to Labor in the looming Longman byelection, or federally, unless the ALP puts the Greens last on how-to-vote tickets. In response Shorten has accused the One Nation leader of “attempting to direct the preferences of Longman …

Slow loris viral video refugees seek new life at Perth Zoo after trafficking threat

Slow loris viral video refugees seek new life at Perth Zoo after trafficking threat

Updated May 07, 2018 18:18:30 Perth Zoo’s newest arrivals may have narrowly avoided a bleak future of social media stardom. The two slow lorises — a three-and-a-half-year-old male and 10-year-old female — have spent the past month in quarantine, after leaving their home at Singapore Zoo. Not much is known …

Scientists proposing to declare brumbies a threat to environment, in move that could pave way for cull

Scientists proposing to declare brumbies a threat to environment, in move that could pave way for cull

Posted May 03, 2018 14:18:50 Photo: Reining in New South Wales’s brumby threat is on the radar of the state’s scientific committee. (ABC Open contributor Judy Goggin) Plans are underway to declare habitat loss from New South Wales brumbies a key threatening process, with their hooves and grazing habits blamed …

Chinese-backed airport project in Solomon Islands not a threat to Australia, official says

Chinese-backed airport project in Solomon Islands not a threat to Australia, official says

Posted May 02, 2018 12:46:50 External Link: The proposed development would be on the island of Guadalcanal. A Solomon Islands official has hit back at reports that a proposed Chinese-backed development project could challenge Australia’s strategic dominance in the region. Key points: The proposal includes the development of a new …

Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania’s natural charm under threat

Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania’s natural charm under threat

Updated April 27, 2018 09:05:55 Photo: The Tasmanian Government wants to make the state the “eco-tourism capital” of the world. (Federal Hotels) With thousands of new hotel rooms planned and the Tasmanian Government pushing to make the state the “world destination for eco-tourism”, some are worried the island will not …

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Updated April 26, 2018 16:02:47 A Victorian judge has questioned the police response to a bomb threat on a Malaysia Airlines plane which was forced back to Melbourne last year. Flight MH128 took off at 11:26pm on May 31 with more than 220 passengers aboard, including Sri Lankan hospitality student …

AMP facing threat of several shareholder class actions for misleading ASIC over ‘fee for no service’ scandal

AMP facing threat of several shareholder class actions for misleading ASIC over ‘fee for no service’ scandal

Updated April 23, 2018 19:20:12 Video: AMP says ‘it’s not acceptable’ that clients not yet told they received inappropriate advice. (ABC News) Related Story: AMP chair has ‘serious questions to answer’ amid royal commission Related Story: ‘It’s not acceptable’: AMP apologises for compensation delays Wealth management giant AMP could face …