Month: November 2015

Traffic chaos as burst water main floods Perth CBD

Posted November 30, 2015 21:40:03 A burst water principal in the centre of Perth has flooded the area and slowed peak hour traffic to a crawl. Water Corporation crews have shut down the principal at the corner of William and Murray streets, which sent water flooding over the road and footpaths. The burst principal has…


Porter reaches out to Senate crossbench on family members tax modifications

Updated December 01, 2015 01:01:16 The Federal Government says it is willing to additional compromise with the Senate crossbench in order to pass the remainder of its planned alterations to family members tax advantages. The Senate final night passed a bill to scrap Loved ones Tax Benefit (FTB) Portion B for couples, once their youngest…


Turkey will not apologise for downing Russian fighter jet, PM says

Posted December 01, 2015 00:58:33 Turkey will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, but Moscow need to reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu says. “Protection of our airspace, our border is not only a right but a duty for my government and no Turkish premier or president…


1 in ten teaching students fail numeracy, literacy exam

Posted December 01, 2015 01:09:32 Map: Australia About 10 per cent of teaching students failed to meet required requirements of literacy and numeracy, final results from a trial exam show. About five,000 students sat the test, which is designed to make sure teaching graduates are in the top 30 per cent of Australians when it…


Perth Lord Mayor denies threatening to quit

Posted November 30, 2015 22:40:28 The Perth Lord Mayor has denied she threatened to resign, regardless of the Regional Government Minister saying she had signalled intentions to do so on Friday. Lisa Scaffidi has declined to comment to the ABC because it revealed she had threatened to quit the role right after being told she…


Pope calls for peace among Christians, Muslims in war-torn PK5

Posted November 30, 2015 23:47:05 Photo: Healing rifts among Christian and Muslim communities has been a theme all through Pope Francis’ very first visit to Africa. (AFP: Gianluigi Guercia) Pope Francis has ventured into one of the world’s most harmful neighbourhoods to implore Christians and Muslims to finish a spiral of hate, vendetta and bloodshed…


‘We are at breaking point’: Hollande launches global climate deal push

Updated November 30, 2015 23:20:11 French president Francois Hollande has opened the Paris climate modify summit warning world leaders they require to be ready to commit to meaningful action to fight worldwide warming. More than 150 globe leaders — such as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull — have arrived in Paris to attend the United Nations…


Shorten calls for ambitious targets as climate talks get underway in Paris

By Brigid Andersen Posted November 30, 2015 22:45:44 Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has referred to as for ambitious climate targets to be set as world leaders collect in Paris for the United Nations Climate Conference. Mr Shorten spoke to Lateline from Paris as the talks got underway and mentioned nations that did not take strong…


‘Overflow areas’ in all WA hospitals, Overall health Division says

Updated November 30, 2015 21:46:47 Individuals can be shunted into “overflow areas” at all Western Australian hospitals, the Health Department has confirmed, after an additional patient claimed to have been kept in a health club area at Fiona Stanley Hospital. The Well being Minister has been below fire after photographs emerged of an elderly patient…


Chris Cairns located not guilty of perjury, perverting course of justice

Updated November 30, 2015 22:03:58 Former New Zealand cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns has been identified not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice. The jury at the Southwark crown court returned a not-guilty verdict on Monday evening, ending a nine-week trial following a ten hour and 17 minute deliberation. Cairns’ co-defendant and lawyer…