Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Updated May 16, 2018 14:46:21 A $30 million gift to Tasmania has been “under discussion for quite some time” and is not pork barrelling ahead of a by-election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull has made a flying visit to the hotly contested Tasmanian electorate of Braddon in …

Russian naval ship set to dock in Port Moresby but Papua New Guinea, Australia downplay visit

Russian naval ship set to dock in Port Moresby but Papua New Guinea, Australia downplay visit

Posted May 14, 2018 20:57:36 Photo: The naval ship Perekop is pat of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet. (Wikimedia: Mike1979 Russia) A 7,000-tonne Russian Navy ship is set to dock in Port Moresby on Wednesday with 200 cadets on board, but the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia maintain …

New SA Labor MP Blair Boyer borrows a motorhome to visit constituents

New SA Labor MP Blair Boyer borrows a motorhome to visit constituents

Updated May 03, 2018 17:27:44 Photo: SA Labor MP Blair Boyer with the motorhome. (Supplied) It might not seem like a conventional office for a Member of Parliament, but it’s become a crucial part of business for a political newbie. South Australian Labor MP for Wright Blair Boyer — who …

Korea summit: The big moments from Kim Jong-un’s visit to the South

Korea summit: The big moments from Kim Jong-un’s visit to the South

Updated April 28, 2018 14:42:37 Photo: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un (left) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after signing their joint statement. (AP: Korea Summit Press Pool) On Friday, Kim Jong-un stepped over the border into South Korea. It was a huge moment — the first time since 1953 …

Usain Bolt parties on Gold Coast with nightclub DJ set during Commonwealth Games visit – Commonwealth Games 2018

Usain Bolt parties on Gold Coast with nightclub DJ set during Commonwealth Games visit – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 12, 2018 12:09:09 Video: Usain Bolt arrives in Queensland for the Commonwealth Games (ABC News) The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has not wasted any time adjusting to a Gold Coast lifestyle. The retired Jamaican sprint star touched down on Queensland’s glitter strip on Wednesday morning, …

Prince Charles tours Darwin during last leg of Australian visit

Prince Charles tours Darwin during last leg of Australian visit

Posted April 10, 2018 11:24:12 Photo: Prince Charles prepares to lay a wreath at the Darwin Cenotaph. (ABC News: Lucy Marks) Prince Charles will spend the final day of his Australian tour seeing the sites and meeting the people of Darwin. It followed his first trip to Nhulunbuy yesterday, where …

Prince Charles arrives in Nhulunbuy for sixth visit to the Northern Territory

Prince Charles arrives in Nhulunbuy for sixth visit to the Northern Territory

Posted April 09, 2018 12:33:42 Photo: Prince Charles arrives at Nhulunbuy, about 1,000 kilometres east of Darwin. (ABC News: Lucy Marks) His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has arrived at Nhulunbuy in north-east Arnhem Land, for his first ever visit to the remote region. It’s the sixth time Prince …

Commonwealth Games: People urged to visit ‘ghost town’ Gold Coast as businesses struggle – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: People urged to visit ‘ghost town’ Gold Coast as businesses struggle – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 08, 2018 13:54:01 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie is urging people to come to the Gold Coast, as some local businesses complain the city is a “ghost town”. Mr Beattie said people who may have stayed away in fear of traffic chaos should not be scared …

Royal tour: Far north Queensland locals gear up for Prince Charles’ visit to Cairns – Commonwealth Games 2018

Royal tour: Far north Queensland locals gear up for Prince Charles’ visit to Cairns – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 08, 2018 11:46:40 Photo: Melissa Harwood says she is not sure which hat she will wear yet. (ABC News: Mark Rigby) The Prince of Wales has continued his tour of Queensland today with a packed schedule of engagements in Cairns in the state’s far north. Prince Charles started …

Prince Charles’s secret fishing trip: Far north Queensland recalls 1966 royal visit – Commonwealth Games 2018

Prince Charles’s secret fishing trip: Far north Queensland recalls 1966 royal visit – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 08, 2018 08:11:43 Video: Far north Queensland remembers Prince Charles’ last visit (ABC News) Related Story: Life’s a beach: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall tour Gold Coast Related Story: ‘Philip is sacred’: Why Prince Charles’ father has a special connection to Vanuatu As Prince Charles visits far …