Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘missing’, human rights group urges UAE to reveal whereabouts

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘missing’, human rights group urges UAE to reveal whereabouts

Posted May 07, 2018 17:57:24 Photo: The woman claiming to be Princess Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, daughter of the Emirate’s ruler. (YouTube: Escape from Dubai) Related Story: Family fears Australian held on spying charge in UAE could face firing squad Map: United Arab Emirates Dubai is under pressure to reveal …

Son of alleged murder victim Myrna Nilsson urges court to release wife on bail

Son of alleged murder victim Myrna Nilsson urges court to release wife on bail

Posted May 03, 2018 15:50:01 Photo: Mark Nilsson with his wife’s lawyer, Mark Twiggs, outside court. (ABC News) A man whose wife is accused of murdering his mother in a brutal and premeditated attack has made an emotional plea to the Supreme Court for her released on bail. Myrna Nilsson, …

Suspect domestic violence in your neighbourhood? ‘Do Something’ campaign urges you to speak up

Suspect domestic violence in your neighbourhood? ‘Do Something’ campaign urges you to speak up

Updated April 29, 2018 06:29:50 Bystanders are being urged to speak up to help put an end to domestic violence, as part of a new campaign launched today by the Queensland Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the “Do Something” campaign will roll out online, on television, in cinemas and public …

Emmanuel Macron urges US to reject nationalism in speech to US Congress largely directed at Trump – Donald Trump’s America

Emmanuel Macron urges US to reject nationalism in speech to US Congress largely directed at Trump – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 26, 2018 05:14:35 Photo: Emmanuel Macron arrives for his address to a joint meeting of US Congress. (AP: Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Related Story: Trump hails ‘honourable’ Kim, says North wants summit ‘as soon as possible’ Related Story: ‘Mission accomplished’: Donald Trump praises air strikes on Syria French President …

CHOGM: Britain urges Commonwealth to tackle plastic waste, Queen tips Charles as successor

CHOGM: Britain urges Commonwealth to tackle plastic waste, Queen tips Charles as successor

Posted April 19, 2018 22:27:04 Photo: The call was made ahead of the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. (Pool via AP: Dominic Lipinski) Related Story: The battle starts to name the Queen’s Commonwealth successor Related Story: ‘It’s not in our culture’: Vanuatu PM assures Turnbull there will …

Open letter urges Prime Minister to collect ‘more tax, more equitably’ to make Australia a fairer place

Open letter urges Prime Minister to collect ‘more tax, more equitably’ to make Australia a fairer place

Posted April 17, 2018 15:33:39 Photo: Michael Keating said if we raise personal income marginal tax rates, we could avoid crisis levels of future deficit. (Flickr: CafeCredit (CC 2.0)) Australians need to pay more taxes to “fund the health, education and transport services we need”. That’s the call from Paul …

Europe urges US to play by international trade rules to avoid war

Europe urges US to play by international trade rules to avoid war

Posted April 06, 2018 12:35:19 The European Commission has urged the United States to play by international trade rules to avoid what could be a damaging global trade war. The Commission’s powerful vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis told the ABC’s AM program he remained concerned about fallout from trade tensions between the …

Grattan Institute urges compensation for higher power bills caused by energy grid ‘gold plating’

Grattan Institute urges compensation for higher power bills caused by energy grid ‘gold plating’

Posted March 25, 2018 21:19:40 Consumers must be compensated for higher bills caused by the excessive “gold-plating” of electricity networks and the value of energy assets should be written down, according to a report out today. The Grattan Institute blames “poor decisions” by governments in New South Wales, Queensland and …