Meghan Markle’s father reportedly won’t attend Royal wedding; palace calls for ‘understanding’

Meghan Markle’s father reportedly won’t attend Royal wedding; palace calls for ‘understanding’

By Jack Hawke Updated May 15, 2018 08:31:34 Kensington Palace has asked for Meghan Markle’s father to be given “respect and understanding” amid reports he has pulled out of attending his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry. What time does the wedding start? The wedding service will start at 9:00pm AEST …

Defence won’t check it has enough cash for ship-building plan | Australia news

The tight timeframe on building Australia’s nine new Navy frigates has the potential to embarrass the government, the auditor’s office has warned. It’s also worried the Defence department has given second-tier approval for the offshore patrol vessels project without knowing maintenance costs or finalised commercial arrangements. The Australian National Audit …

Drug testing dole recipients will only make addiction worse, but the government won’t hear it

Drug testing dole recipients will only make addiction worse, but the government won’t hear it

By Toby Hall Posted May 10, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: The government is proposing to trial drug testing of new income support recipients. (Jonathan Beal: ABC) Fifty-two. That’s how many submissions were made to the Senate inquiry into the Government’s drug testing bill for welfare recipients, which handed down its findings …

Murray-Darling royal commission says it won’t investigate water thefts

Murray-Darling royal commission says it won’t investigate water thefts

Posted May 09, 2018 07:26:21 South Australia’s royal commission into the Murray-Darling river system has confirmed it will not investigate water theft cases or New South Wales bureaucrats already under investigation or prosecution by other bodies such as the New South Wales ICAC. The former Weatherill government launched the royal …

Why Trump-style company tax cuts won’t achieve the same results in Australia

Why Trump-style company tax cuts won’t achieve the same results in Australia

By Stephen Grenville Posted May 08, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Bank profits have benefited hugely the US tax cuts, but there are no extra jobs or investment in Wall Street — only a restoration of fat bonuses and share buy-backs. (ABC News) Do Donald Trump’s recent company tax cuts provide inspiration …

Budget 2018: Treasurer Scott Morrison says tax cuts won’t be ‘mammoth’

Budget 2018: Treasurer Scott Morrison says tax cuts won’t be ‘mammoth’

Posted May 06, 2018 12:23:44 Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has warned Australians not to expect “mammoth” tax cuts in next week’s budget. Key points: Treasurer confirms low and middle-income earners will be the first priority Mr Morrison says the tax cuts won’t be “mammoth” but will be “within what the …

Freediver Amber Bourke won’t let split-second blackout stop world record dream

Freediver Amber Bourke won’t let split-second blackout stop world record dream

Posted May 04, 2018 07:45:47 When Amber Bourke bobbed to the ocean’s surface off the Philippines, she thought she’d broken a freediving world record. Then she lost consciousness. The blackout only lasted seconds — a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment — but the momentary lapse was enough to disqualify the Brisbane swimmer’s near-perfect …

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

Updated May 01, 2018 05:33:24 When Australian former Neo-Nazi and registered gun owner Ethan Tilling flew into Brisbane this year, he was returning under the radar of Australian authorities with newfound combat experience from a brutal and forgotten war. Key points: Two Australians have been identified as joining militant groups …

Donald Trump praises Korean summit but warns the US won’t be ‘played like a fiddle’

Donald Trump praises Korean summit but warns the US won’t be ‘played like a fiddle’

Posted April 28, 2018 15:42:32 Related Story: ‘New era of peace’: North and South Korea vow ‘no more war’ on peninsula Related Story: North and South Korea have agreed a path to peace — here’s their joint statement Donald Trump has taken credit for what has happened in Korea — …

Royal baby: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t be out of action for long

Royal baby: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t be out of action for long

Posted April 24, 2018 15:01:12 Photo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a third child. (Reuters: Henry Nicholls) Related Story: William and Kate welcome Royal baby boy, fifth in line to the throne Related Story: Here’s why Will and Kate probably can’t go full Kanye when they name …