Australian News 2014:05b on Flipboard
By particularkev | Australian news from the 13th May 2014 to the 19th May 2014.
A BILLION dollar blowout in costs for the National Broadband Network (NBN) for rural Australia is nothing to worry about, according to Communications …
Comment: Conservative columnists are among the hardest hit by the budget.
Hunter Valley coal magnate Nathan Tinkler has denied any knowledge of payments made by his horse stud to an alleged Liberal party slush fund, and insisted he had “nothing” to do with a smear campaign against a former Labor MP, funded by his building company.
In a much-anticipated appearance at the …Liberal Party
State and territory leaders will be in Sydney on Sunday to discuss how they'll be impacted by federal budget cuts.
The NRL has vowed to act after Nathan Tinkler failed to pay the salaries of at least 20 Newcastle Knights players and staff.
Australian Herald (IANS) Friday 16th May, 2014
The underwater search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean off …
Australian men have the third highest life expectancy in the world, but women are lagging in sixth place, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
However, women are expected to live 84.6 years on average, compared with 80.5 for men.
The WHO figures are for a baby born in 2012, and show an …Life Expectancy
The Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes has been sentenced to at least six years in prison for sexually and indecently assaulting young girls.
Hughes, who sat in the corner of the dock at Sydney's district court on Friday, remained expressionless as the sentence was handed down.
He was sentenced to a …Robert Hughes
When treasurer Joe Hockey detailed his first budget on Tuesday, the announcement that the states and territories were to be stripped of A$80 billion …Federalism
Has Education Minister Christopher Pyne destroyed the equity of Australia's higher education system?AAPIn Hinduism Lord Brahma is the creator, Lord …
Many people prefer casual work and a phased approach to retirement.ShutterstockThe norm of permanent full-time terms of employment is under serious …Labour Force
The termination in the 2014 budget of the ABC’s international television broadcasting contract to run the federal government’s Australia Network …Australia
Opposition leader Bill Shorten delivered his first budget in reply speech on the floor of parliament tonight.AAP/Alan PorrittOpposition leader Bill …Bill Shorten
The federal government’s cuts to CSIRO will make it more difficult for the organisation to fill the research and development gap left by Australian …Australia
The budget calls for the creation of a medical research future fund from estimated savings in health expenditure.AAP/Lukas CochOne of the few real …Medicine
The reality of the 2014 budget is now pretty clear, not just its specific provisions but the kind of nation it wants Australia to become.How it …Economics
Industry assistance cuts will have long-term impacts on Australia's international competitiveness. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comThe 2014 …Australia
The budget: more that we wanted, less than we need.Lukas Coch/AAPThis week’s budget was clearly highly political. The question is what its economic …Julia Gillard
The government seems indifferent to inequality.Lukas Coch/AAPOver the last few years our economic debate has focused on the budget deficit and …Labour Force
The 2014-15 federal budget continues the deconstruction of Australia’s post-war welfare state. In fact, the budget takes it a step further, …Welfare State
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the day his government handed down its first Budget.AAP/Lukas CochWhen the freshly-minted Prime Minister Tony Abbott …Scientific Research
The new Extended Medicare Safety Net will no longer provide patients with protection against high medical costs. flickr:tanakawho, CC BY-NCBuried in …Medicine
Treasurer Joe Hockey favours reform of the Goods and Services Tax. AAP/Lukas CochIt’s clear the Abbott government wants change to the GST on the …Joe Hockey
Nathan Tinkler brought his crash or crash-through approach to life to a combative appearance at the ICAC.
Opposition offers disbandment of Office of Australian Information Commissioner as proof of government's lack of transparency.
The battle lines have been drawn and the states are preparing for war.
NSW Premier Mike Baird will host a crisis meeting in Sydney with his state and …
With the release of the 2014 Federal Budget, the legacy of the Abbott government is becoming clear. Investment in clean energy innovation, jobs and …Environment