Tim Cahill still worth his Socceroos World Cup place, even if Jamie Maclaren was hard done by

Tim Cahill still worth his Socceroos World Cup place, even if Jamie Maclaren was hard done by

By Steve Wilson Posted May 15, 2018 15:54:53 Photo: Australia’s Tim Cahill remains on course to appear at a fourth straight World Cup Finals. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Maclaren misses out as Socceroos’ World Cup squad cut to 26 Related Story: Meet Bert Van Marwijk: The Dutch pragmatist taking …

Chart of the day: These policies are worth billions — but good luck finding them in the budget – Budget 2018

Chart of the day: These policies are worth billions — but good luck finding them in the budget – Budget 2018

Posted May 08, 2018 11:52:30 The job of tonight’s budget is to outline where the Government gets its money and how it spends it. But some policies don’t appear on either side of that ledger — even though they have a big impact on the bottom line. In particular, some …

Federal Government to unveil tax cuts worth $10 a week for low and middle-income earners – Budget 2018

Federal Government to unveil tax cuts worth $10 a week for low and middle-income earners – Budget 2018

Updated May 07, 2018 19:40:36 Low and middle-income earners will get tax cuts worth up to $10.50 a week in tomorrow’s budget. The ABC understands that while the measure will start on July 1, the tax break will come in the form of a bigger end-of-year tax rebate. The tax …

‘Family-run drug syndicate’ shut down after police seize $10m worth of GHB chemicals

‘Family-run drug syndicate’ shut down after police seize $10m worth of GHB chemicals

Updated May 03, 2018 14:30:32 Photo: Victoria Police said the seizure was a record haul for the state. (Supplied: Victoria Police) Police have used forklifts to seize thousands of litres of chemicals used to make the drug GHB, in one of the largest such seizures in Victoria’s history. Officers said …

Words worth more than money for Melbourne street poet and his customers

Words worth more than money for Melbourne street poet and his customers

Posted May 03, 2018 10:23:27 Photo: Alex Wilkinson sells poems to strangers on the streets of Melbourne. (ABC News: Nicole Mills) Related Story: Meet Australia’s 12-year-old slam poetry champion Related Story: Poet Sharon Olds will write about whatever she likes, thank you Swanston Street is heaving under the midweek pedestrian …

Giant squid potentially worth a fortune tossed overboard by commercial fishermen

Giant squid potentially worth a fortune tossed overboard by commercial fishermen

Posted April 27, 2018 12:50:03 As far as bycatch goes, this one was a whopper — a giant squid hauled in by the crew of the Empress Pearl off the west coast of Tasmania. The South East Trawl Fishing Association reported the squid was estimated to be close to three …

One in five Australians use a financial planner — but it’s not worth the risk

One in five Australians use a financial planner — but it’s not worth the risk

Updated April 27, 2018 05:19:47 Once again the banking royal commission nailed it. Take this question from counsel assisting the commission, Rowena Orr, to the head of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), Philip Kewin: “How can an organisation that is seeking to make itself attractive to potential members in …

Brisbane’s best street art worth checking out this weekend

Brisbane’s best street art worth checking out this weekend

Posted April 21, 2018 06:30:01 Photo: There’s more than 20 new street art pieces to see around Brisbane. (Supplied: BSAF) Related Story: The talented women behind some of Brisbane’s newest murals Related Story: Street art, it’s coming to a country town near you Want to see paintings by world-renowned artists …

Centrelink threatens to charge interest on $900m worth of welfare debts

Centrelink threatens to charge interest on $900m worth of welfare debts

Posted April 20, 2018 00:00:41 The Federal Government has decided to go after almost 170,000 Australians who have welfare debts, threatening to charge them interest on the funds owed which have topped more than $900 million nationally. Key points: Centrelink is targeting people who have debts racked up from former …

‘We’re struggling’: Butcher caught up in PFAS scare, loses $10,000 worth of meat

‘We’re struggling’: Butcher caught up in PFAS scare, loses $10,000 worth of meat

Posted April 19, 2018 18:59:27 Photo: Des Barritt with a week’s worth of bacon that he will have to destroy due to the PFAS scare. (ABC Wide Bay: Eliza Goetze) A Bundaberg butcher has spent the past week taking the work he loves and preparing to destroy it, after it …