Taxify, OLA turn up the heat on Uber as Sydney’s ride-sharing war heats up

Taxify, OLA turn up the heat on Uber as Sydney’s ride-sharing war heats up

By Nick Sas Posted May 14, 2018 21:30:45 Photo: Kostas Karras now thinks there’s a future in working as a ride-sharing driver. (ABC News: Nick Sas ) Related Story: Uber drivers working for half the minimum wage, report says Related Story: A $1 tax on NSW Uber and taxi rides …

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

For years crocodile farms have relied on the Top End’s feral buffalo and cattle populations to supply meat for their reptiles. But an increasing demand for buffalo and a rise in cattle prices has seen crocodile farms be outpriced by live exporters. This price pressure has forced pet meat suppliers …

Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson ‘determined’ to turn his life around, get on the right path: Hird

Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson ‘determined’ to turn his life around, get on the right path: Hird

Posted May 04, 2018 14:28:27 Related Story: AFL world reels over Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson drugs charges Related Story: Ex-AFL coach ‘Bomber’ Thompson charged with drug trafficking Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson, the former AFL champion and premiership-winning coach, is determined to get himself on the right path and turn his life around, …

West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne turn things around to be 2018’s early surprise packets

West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne turn things around to be 2018’s early surprise packets

Posted April 24, 2018 14:01:25 Photo: Nic Nat has his mojo back … the Eagles ruckman is back to his dominating best after a long absence through injury. (AAP: Travis Anderson) The AFL’s confusing, topsy-turvy early season has seen plenty of teams post surprise results. Who would have picked Gold …

Myer appoints British veteran retailer John King to turn department store around

Myer appoints British veteran retailer John King to turn department store around

Updated April 23, 2018 17:21:38 Embattled retailer Myer has announced British veteran retailer John King will be its new chief executive, subject to visa approval. He will replace former boss Richard Umbers, who stepped down in February. Since then, chairman Garry Hounsell has been running the company. Mr King is …

Michael McCormack talks health and education as Nationals turn page on Joyce | Australia news

Australia’s acting prime minister, Michael McCormack, will promise to build on Barnaby Joyce’s work by renewing the party’s focus on regional health and education in his first major speech as Nationals leader. With Malcolm Turnbull overseas attending the Commonwealth heads of government meeting, McCormack will front the National Press Club …

Homecoming Queens: friends turn chronic illness into comedy script | Television & radio

When you’re young, says writer Michelle Law, you think life will be pretty straightforward: school, uni, partner, maybe kids. Nobody ever factors in developing a chronic illness. For Law and her friend Chloë Reeson, this was their reality. Law developed alopecia – an autoimmune disease that results in hair loss …

Could Australia’s first red flesh apples turn around decline in apple consumption? – ABC Rural

Could Australia’s first red flesh apples turn around decline in apple consumption? – ABC Rural

It was the brainchild of a Swiss fruit breeder that looked like a cross between an apple and a tomato. But South Australia’s apple industry is hoping Australia’s first red-fleshed apple will spark more consumers to indulge in apples, amid a perceived decline in consumption. The first blossoms of red-fleshed …

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

Updated April 06, 2018 07:56:19 Photo: Manus Island has just two hotels. (ABC News) Related Story: Asylum seekers on Manus Island left hanging in legal limbo The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island it detained asylum seekers on. It is funding a …

AGL chief determined to turn Liddell into renewables hub | Business

The AGL chief executive, Andy Vesey, says he plans to “fully execute” his vision of transforming the Liddell coal-fired power station into a renewables hub, saying it will bring cheaper, greener and more reliable energy, while providing quality, long-term jobs for decades. Vesey left little doubt about his desired future …