News archive from 30 November 2013

Gonski report co-author labels Christopher Pyne 'a Minister on L-plates', as funding stoush heats up

Gonski report co-author labels Christopher Pyne 'a Minister on L-plates', as funding stoush heats up

A co-author of the Gonski report has labelled the new Federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, "a minister on L-plates" amid confusion over school funding.Mr Pyne has not yet announced a new funding model for schools after scrapping the...

ABC News, 11:45 in Business
 

Ruling that went against the grain

Secretive, with its affairs conducted well out of public view, the international grains business has long been the source of angst for farmers internationally. And from the outset of the attempt by US grains group Archer Daniels Midland to seize...

 

Joe Hockey decision on GrainCorp bid threatens investment

The government's declaration that it is ''open for business'' has come under scrutiny after the Treasurer's rejection of Archer Daniels Midland's bid for GrainCorp. GrainCorp shares lost almost a quarter of their value after Joe Hockey said on Friday...

 
Fatalities 'likely' after police helicopter crashes into pub in Glasgow, Scotland

Fatalities 'likely' after police helicopter crashes into pub in Glasgow, Scotland

A police helicopter has crashed onto the roof of a pub in Glasgow, Scotland, and fatalities are "likely", first minister Alex Salmond says.Firefighters, paramedics and police rushed to the Clutha pub after the crash, which happened while the...

ABC News, 12:17 in Business
 

Ruling that went against the grain

Secretive, with its affairs conducted well out of public view, the international grains business has long been the source of angst for farmers internationally. And from the outset of the attempt by US grains group Archer Daniels Midland to seize...

 

Joe Hockey decision on GrainCorp bid threatens investment

The government's declaration that it is ''open for business'' has come under scrutiny after the Treasurer's rejection of Archer Daniels Midland's bid for GrainCorp. GrainCorp shares lost almost a quarter of their value after Joe Hockey said on Friday...

 

Ruling that went against the grain

Secretive, with its affairs conducted well out of public view, the international grains business has long been the source of angst for farmers internationally. And from the outset of the attempt by US grains group Archer Daniels Midland to seize...

 

Joe Hockey decision on GrainCorp bid threatens investment

The government's declaration that it is ''open for business'' has come under scrutiny after the Treasurer's rejection of Archer Daniels Midland's bid for GrainCorp. GrainCorp shares lost almost a quarter of their value after Joe Hockey said on Friday...

 
Rosebery mine operating on an outdated environmental licence

Rosebery mine operating on an outdated environmental licence

It has been revealed a west coast Tasmanian mine is operating on a licence that does not meet national standards.The Chinese-owned MMG mine in Rosebery has been at the centre of claims by residents of heavy metal poisoning. The claims go back to 2008,...

ABC News, 13:38 in Business
 
Sea planes could soon be operating on the Swan River

Sea planes could soon be operating on the Swan River

Sea planes could soon be operating out of Perth for the first time in decades.The State Government has approved a 12-month trial allowing sea planes to land on the Swan River near South Perth, and take up to 10 passengers to W-A tourist hotspots like...

ABC News, 15:25 in Business
 
A sticker will help WA residents avoid contact with door-to-door sellers

A sticker will help WA residents avoid contact with door-to-door sellers

WA residents who don't want to make contact with door-to-door sellers, can now have a sticker displayed advising people not to knock on their door.The stickers, produced by the Department of Consumer Protection, can be attached to a wall or a letter...

ABC News, 15:46 in Business
 
Wine bottle caps increasingly damaged, expert Alison Eisermann-Ctercteko says, with bad results for taste

Wine bottle caps increasingly damaged, expert Alison Eisermann-Ctercteko says, with bad results for taste

It is a debate that has divided wine connoisseurs everywhere: cork or screw cap?The use of corks can lead to cork taint but new research has found that more than 20 per cent of screw cap wine bottles end up with damaged caps, which can in turn cause...

ABC News, 16:44 in Business
 
Brothers buy former Gunns asset

Brothers buy former Gunns asset

The mayor of Dorset in Tasmania's north-east has welcomed the re-opening of a former Gunns treatment plant saying it will provide a much-needed boost for the region.Local earthmoving contractors Robin and Noel Gerke have been confirmed as the buyers...

ABC News, 10:00 in Business
 

They were numbers; now they have voices

'We are boys among men,'' says Uncle Manuel Ebsworth. ''We may be old men now, but we still think of each other as boys.'' That is because these men can never stop thinking about what happened to them as boys. The horrors of what went on behind the...

 

They were numbers; now they have voices

'We are boys among men,'' says Uncle Manuel Ebsworth. ''We may be old men now, but we still think of each other as boys.'' That is because these men can never stop thinking about what happened to them as boys. The horrors of what went on behind the...

 
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