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WA taxed to carry a nation
Almost $15 billion more in taxes leaves WA each year than flows back into the State in Commonwealth spending, a WA Treasury analysis shows.
Wed May 22, 2013
Ford to shut plants in 2016
FORD will close its manufacturing operations in Australia and 1200 workers will lose their jobs in October 2016, despite receiving $1.1 billion in taxpayer funding over the past decade.
Unlikely duo unite over 'ugly' Skywhale
Crowd watch the launch of former Canberra artist Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale at the National Gallery of Australia.
Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Gala Dinner
The inaugural Pegasus Riding for the Disabled "Raising the Stakes" gala dinner will be held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday 1 June.
'Fine print' reveals Christian party games
YOUNG, progressive Christians are being warned they risk voting for the ultra-conservative policies of the controversial Rev Fred Nile without realising at the coming Federal Election.
Tue May 21, 2013
Early humans were using sophisticated stone-tipped spears at least...
A study has discovered that early humans began hurling stone-tipped spears and darts at large prey at least 90,000 years ago.
Mon May 20, 2013
Education areas 'on chopping block'
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett answering students questions about education, which have been voted on by thousands of students across the country as apart of Student ShoutOut! campaign, run by the Foundation for Young Australians Centre.
Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?
As the carbon dioxide in the air hits 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, some are arguing that the best way address climate change is to use the controversial practice of geoengineering - the deliberate altering of the Earth's ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming.
And in other news...
The Fair Work Ombudsman is to take part in the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo later this week .
Sun May 19, 2013
Gillard defends Bracks appointment
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has defended the appointment of former Victorian Labor premier Steve Bracks as Australia's next consul-general in New York.
Schools to lose $16.2bn with coalition: PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned the states they stand to lose out significantly if they listen to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's orders not to sign up to her schools funding plan.
Million Paws Walk 2013
The Kelpie of Few Accomplishments was resplendent in his bandana and plodded dutifully along for the entire inner lake loop.
Sat May 18, 2013
Paul B. Farrell: $10 trillion in X-Prizes needed to save the world
Yes, X-Prize billionaires are failing their mission: "Making the Impossible Possible." Now they need at least $10 trillion to save the world, and a far grander vision, the new "10X-Prizes." And their leader, Dr.
Fri May 17, 2013
Australia and PNG: maintaining the momentum
Our nearest neighbour has been treated to visits from the Governor-General, new Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Matt Thistlethwaite, Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and this week Queenslandpremier Campbell Newman .
Thu May 16, 2013
The Papillion Times
Australian politician knocked down by kangaroo
In this photo provided by Australian Capital Territory Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury, blood trickles down Rattenbury's leg after he was attacked by a kangaroo, in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Wilkie pushes live export ban
DENISON Independent MP Andrew Wilkie will introduce legislation to address ongoing incidences of horrific cruelty committed against Australian live export animals overseas.
QT Hotels Launches Its First Ski Resort in Australia
New York-QT Hotels and Resorts announced the acquisition of Victoria's largest ski resort property, Quay West Falls Creek, which will be rebranded as QT Falls Creek and opened in time for the Australian winter season, starting June 1. Located roughly halfway between Melbourne and Canberra in Australia's southeastern state of Victoria, QT Falls ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Abbott should tell all in budget reply: PM
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard believes Australians are entitled to know the opposition leader's plans for government when he delivers his budget reply speech before the federal election.
Kafira by John O'Neill book launch at Paperchain Manuka
Canberran novelist John O'Neill's new book Kafira is being launched on Wednesday the 29th at Paperchain in Manuka.
NSW Bar Assn welcomes thrust of reports recommending ratchet back of ASIO powers
EMILY BOURKE: Australia's counter-terrorism laws could be about to be wound back, that's if the Federal Government adopts recommendations from two major reports.