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 …

War of words over new ACT electorate of Bean amid claims its namesake was anti-Semitic

War of words over new ACT electorate of Bean amid claims its namesake was anti-Semitic

Updated May 10, 2018 15:06:51 Photo: Charles E W Bean was the official Australian military correspondent during World War I. (Supplied: Australian War Memorial) Related Story: New seats nudge Labor towards election victory Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson has defended military historian Charles E W Bean over claims he …

Vietnam War: Australians urged to remember on 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

Vietnam War: Australians urged to remember on 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

Posted May 13, 2018 07:00:49 Photo: Troops were sent to Balmoral to establish fire support bases. (Supplied: National Vietnam Veterans Museum) Think back to the fabled battles of the Vietnam War. Which ones come to mind? Long Tan? The Tet Offensive? Khe Sanh? But Australia’s largest battle in Vietnam is …

Air raid shelters built to protect Brisbane from World War II bombing raids uncovered by the riverside

Air raid shelters built to protect Brisbane from World War II bombing raids uncovered by the riverside

Posted May 12, 2018 06:37:52 Photo: Brisbane residents in one of the city’s air raid shelters during a drill in 1942. (Supplied: State Library of Queensland) Two concrete bunkers designed to protect Brisbane residents from bombing raids during World War II were uncovered this week by the team redeveloping the …

Soldier’s World War II medal lost from a flapping suitcase in the 1950s found by prospector in park

Soldier’s World War II medal lost from a flapping suitcase in the 1950s found by prospector in park

Posted May 11, 2018 07:51:50 Photo: Prospector Andrew Lawless found the 1939-45 Star Medal at Royal Park near Melbourne’s centre. (Supplied: Andrew Lawless) A World War II medal that was lost after it flew out of a suitcase somewhere between Adelaide and Melbourne has turned up underground near Melbourne’s city …

Colonial art exhibition ‘sheds new light’ on Tasmania’s brutal Black War

Colonial art exhibition ‘sheds new light’ on Tasmania’s brutal Black War

Updated May 11, 2018 11:15:03 Photo: The national picture exhbition aims to provide a visual insight into a brutal part of Tasmania’s history. (Supplied NGA) Related Story: Performers commemorate the Black War with Tasmanian Requiem Related Story: New map records massacres of Aboriginal people An exhibition of colonial artwork is …

War hero gets fire-ravaged medal reissued by France after State Government steps in

War hero gets fire-ravaged medal reissued by France after State Government steps in

Updated May 09, 2018 18:03:04 Photo: Bob Jackson receives his replacement Legion of Honour from French Consul Lady Jane Edwards. (ABC News: Ari Balle-Bowness) A decorated World War II veteran whose Brisbane home was destroyed by fire has been presented with France’s highest honour from his hospital ward. Photo: Firefighters …

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

By Fiona Blackwood Updated May 05, 2018 12:40:48 The Federal Government has announced it will spend $20 million on the war against fruit fly in Tasmania. But some fear the money has come too late and will not be spent on the frontline workers needed to detect the pest. A …

War medals saved from 99-year-old veteran’s burning home

War medals saved from 99-year-old veteran’s burning home

Updated April 30, 2018 10:42:57 Photo: The medals firefighters saved from the home. (Supplied) A decorated World War II veteran has been left homeless, but with a collection of his war medals intact, after a fire destroyed his Brisbane home. Arthur James Robert Jackson, 99, managed to escape his Salisbury …

Avengers: Infinity War assembles highest world and US opening weekends of all time

Avengers: Infinity War assembles highest world and US opening weekends of all time

Posted April 30, 2018 09:52:51 Photo: An array of stars has helped propel Avengers: Infinity War into box-office record-breaking territory. (Marvel Studios: Chuck Zlotnick) Related Story: Marvel haters, assemble: Here’s why Infinity War’s naysayers are fighting a losing battle A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot …