What’s the deal with Nauru backing the disputed territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia?

What’s the deal with Nauru backing the disputed territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia?

Posted May 13, 2018 07:25:18 Photo: A map showing the disputed territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia. (Wikimedia Commons) Related Story: Unrest in South Ossetia: Timeline Related Story: Background: South Ossetia and Abkhazia A small breakaway republic in the Caucasus whose independence is not recognised by the international …

Nic Naitanui tackle, Tom Hawkins brush with referee seeing AFL forget what’s important

Nic Naitanui tackle, Tom Hawkins brush with referee seeing AFL forget what’s important

Updated May 11, 2018 09:05:40 Photo: Tom Hawkins was handed a week’s suspension for his brush with the umpire in Geelong’s win over GWS. (AAP: Stefan Postles) The AFL has endured an agonising debate about changes to the way the game is played. Yet there are some innovations that are …

What’s in it for me? The budget for young people – Hack

What’s in it for me? The budget for young people – Hack

We were warned ahead of time that this year’s budget was targeted at older Australians, so the Hack team spent hours picking through the papers to compile a list of changes that are relevant to you and your life. This budget is widely tipped to be the last one before …

What’s a ‘cold monsoon’? And is it the best way to describe Adelaide’s climate?

What’s a ‘cold monsoon’? And is it the best way to describe Adelaide’s climate?

Posted May 03, 2018 13:33:05 Photo: Parts of Adelaide have recorded about 10 millimetres of rain since last night. (ABC News: Eugene Boisvert) Related Story: Record temperatures forecast as heatwave hits southern Australia Related Story: Strong winds, showers and dust storms lash SA As South Australia and Victoria brace for …

Scientists wait for a ‘marsquake’ to reveal what’s hidden below the surface of Mars

Scientists wait for a ‘marsquake’ to reveal what’s hidden below the surface of Mars

Posted April 30, 2018 15:19:14 Photo: Artist rendition of what the interior of Mars may look like. (NASA) Scientists are hoping an upcoming journey to Mars will reveal what’s under the surface of the Red Planet. But they will not be mining to the core, instead they plan to wait …

Coachella: Beyonce reunited Destiny’s Child at what’s been dubbed ‘Beychella’

Coachella: Beyonce reunited Destiny’s Child at what’s been dubbed ‘Beychella’

Posted April 16, 2018 11:57:32 Video: Beyonce becomes the first black woman to headline Coachella (ABC News) Beyonce has made history as the first black woman to headline Coachella in a performance that included a surprise Destiny’s Child reunion and appearances by her husband Jay-Z and sister Solange. External Link: …

From The Last Jedi to Speed: what’s streaming in Australia in April | Television & radio

Netflix The Lobster (Ireland, UK, Greece, France, 2015) by Yorgos Lanthimos – 1 April Though many see The Lobster as a bleak, darkly comic drama, it also has a brutally romantic core. The Greek writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos’s premise plays out with deadpan absurdity: single people must find a mate at …

What’s in a name? A brief history of Tasmania’s changing place names

What’s in a name? A brief history of Tasmania’s changing place names

Posted March 25, 2018 08:00:14 Lutruwita has had many name changes — from Van Diemen’s Land to Tasmania and back again to lutruwita. It is not unusual for towns and landmarks to undergo a few name changes as explorers, invaders and locals come and go. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman dubbed …