Farmers warn booming roo numbers spell trouble

A massive boom in kangaroo numbers in Western Australia has sparked calls for an expansion of the state’s roo meat industry.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:59PM

Could you be the cure? Donor registry pleas for more ethnic diversity to help save lives

Despite not being able to help his niece as she battled leukaemia, Daniel Roberts stayed on the bone marrow donor list, and just two years later he was reduced to tears when he got the call.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:54PM

‘It’s like the dog ate my homework’: Mining giant blames typo for workers’ bonus bungle

A Japanese multinational agreed to pay its workers a 2 per cent annual bonus. It ended up in court blaming an errant keystroke after filing paperwork agreeing to pay a 10 per cent bonus.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:53PM

Kelsey-Lee Barber claims Australia’s first javelin gold at world championships

Saving her best throw for last, Australian Kelsey-Lee Barber claims Australia’s first javelin gold medal at the world athletics championships in Doha.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:42PM

Local council corruption risk highlights need for greater scrutiny, ratepayers group says

A ratepayers advocacy group says a damning report into the risk of corruption within local government in Victoria highlights the need for greater scrutiny of regional councils.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:32PM

Live: NSW Now: Man dies in western Sydney housefire, teen charged over kangaroo deaths

MORNING BRIEFING: A man’s body is found inside a Mount Druitt building damaged by fire overnight, while a teenager is charged over the deaths of 19 kangaroos run down by a ute on the south coast.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:19PM

Country towns fighting to stop contaminated recycling from city areas ending up in their tips

In country New South Wales, residents are up in arms about tens of thousands of tonnes of recycling waste from Sydney and surrounding areas being dumped in landfill sites in their local region.

         October 01, 2019 at 09:00PM

Call that a mortgage cut? In Norway the banks are paying you to borrow, so why not here?

The RBA is about exhausted, the banks are not passing on much of a rate cut as their profits are being crushed, and the economy has just about stalled. Have we reached the end of the road with rate cuts, writes Stephen Letts.

         October 01, 2019 at 08:19PM

Now that the ACT has given marijuana the green light, is MDMA next?

When it comes to drugs, the top concern for most Australians is keeping users alive and well. So does that mean the recent cannabis laws in the ACT should also include MDMA? Matt Noffs and Shelley Smith investigate.

         October 01, 2019 at 08:00PM

Victorian hospital sued over woman’s death after routine surgery

It was routine elective surgery to remove a gallstone that should have seen Delphine Murphy discharged from hospital the next day but she never left the private hospital and died 12 days later from multiple organ failure.

         October 01, 2019 at 07:52PM