Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Posted May 10, 2018 08:30:04 Photo: Straight as a gunbarrel — the highway in central Australia covers more than 1,300 kilometres. (Wikimedia Commons: gazjo/CC0) The Gunbarrel Highway is a rough desert track that stretches 1,300 kilometres from Carnegie Station in Western Australia to Victory Downs in the Northern Territory. It …

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Updated May 10, 2018 07:13:21 Photo: Cathy Center, aged 12 in 1968, is the artist of this piece, celebrating friendship between cultures. (Supplied: Embassy of Mexico, Australia) If the above picture looks familiar, you may be wanted by Mexico. Before you fret, you won’t be thrown behind bars — the …

Brain-injured cattleman conquers disability to walk into Beef Australia ring for first time in 18 years

Brain-injured cattleman conquers disability to walk into Beef Australia ring for first time in 18 years

Updated May 09, 2018 20:14:41 Related Story: Live blog: Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton Related Story: Brain-injured cattleman walks for first time in 18 years Michael Ingram’s short walk has been a long time coming. For the first time in almost two decades, the central Queensland cattleman walked into the …

For six years Jono the orangutan was locked in a tiny cage, now he’s nearly free

For six years Jono the orangutan was locked in a tiny cage, now he’s nearly free

Posted May 09, 2018 16:07:09 Photo: Close up of Jono in his new temporary cage at the Orangutan Foundation International (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) It’s 4:00am at an animal shelter deep in Jakarta’s suburbs, and a small team moves quickly through the night, following a tiny circle of light shone …

Barry Urban quits WA Parliament before he can be expelled after report highlights years of lying

Barry Urban quits WA Parliament before he can be expelled after report highlights years of lying

Updated May 08, 2018 19:15:02 Photo: Barry Urban listened to the findings against him before resigning less than an hour later. (Supplied: The West Australian) Disgraced Darling Range MP Barry Urban has resigned from the WA Parliament after a powerful committee recommended he be expelled for repeatedly lying about his …

Neo-Nazi lovers sentenced to 21 years in jail for Perth murder | Australia news

Two white supremacists have been sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in jail for murdering a 42-year-old man by bludgeoning him to death with a hammer as he slept in his Perth home. Father of one Alan Taylor was killed in April 2016 at the Girrawheen house he shared …

Hawaii’s Kilauea has been simmering safely for 35 years, but now it is destroying homes

Hawaii’s Kilauea has been simmering safely for 35 years, but now it is destroying homes

Updated May 08, 2018 12:47:32 Hawaii’s Kilauea is not the typical blow-the-top-off kind of volcano — it has been simmering and bubbling for about 35 years, sending super-hot lava spewing up through cracks in the ground, destroying everything in its path even miles from its summit. Key points: The volcano …

Vladimir Putin sworn in for another six years as Russian President; promises to serve the people and fatherland

Vladimir Putin sworn in for another six years as Russian President; promises to serve the people and fatherland

Posted May 07, 2018 20:57:38 Photo: The Russian constitution bars Mr Putin from running again after this term ends. (Reuters: Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin ) Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for another six years as Russian president, buoyed by popular support but weighed down too by a costly confrontation with the …

Trial aborted four years after market garden raids led to allegations of illegal foreign workers

Trial aborted four years after market garden raids led to allegations of illegal foreign workers

Updated May 07, 2018 14:21:48 Photo: Brothers Minh Canh and Michael Le and denied the charges against them. (ABC News: Jon Smball) A trial in WA’s District Court has been aborted in extraordinary circumstances, with a jury that was sworn in for a 10-week trial being discharged after the case …

Sammy D Foundation marks 10 years since one-punch death of budding footballer

Sammy D Foundation marks 10 years since one-punch death of budding footballer

Posted May 07, 2018 13:31:16 Photo: Teenager Sam Davis was a talented sportsman. (Sammy D Foundation) Ten years after teenager Sam Davis died in a one-punch attack at a suburban house party, his father Neil says he would do anything to have him back. “We know he’s not going to …