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Indigenous Australians ‘have the right to grow old’, Shorten says in...

Posted April 18, 2019 05:31:23 More than $100 million would be spent reducing youth suicides and preventable diseases among Indigenous Australians, federal Labor has announced, saying First Nations people "have the right to grow old". Key points: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children represent less than 5 per cent of young people, but make up…

MIT bans Huawei from campus after US government threatened federal funding

Posted April 05, 2019 01:32:21 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) says it has severed ties with Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as US authorities investigate the Chinese firms for alleged sanctions violations. Key points: The US government alleges that Huawei violated sanctions on Iran The federal funding of US tertiary institutions is under threat…

‘Please explain?’: ‘Hypocrite’ Hanson condemned amid foreign funding, gun law revelations

Updated March 26, 2019 11:35:59 There has been widespread condemnation for One Nation as politicians demand answers from Pauline Hanson amid revelations her party sought foreign funding to change Australia's gun laws. Key points:One Nation staffers were secretly recorded seeking foreign political donationsPoliticians are demanding answers from One Nation leader Pauline HansonThey also want Ms…

Another government shutdown looks increasingly likely as lawmakers clash over border...

President Donald Trump has demanded $5.7 billion to build a wall on the US border with Mexico. Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster Another shutdown of the federal government could be on the horizon, two weeks after the end of the longest one in US history. Ongoing border security talks in Congress stalled on Saturday, according to lawmakers,…

Federal Government commits to $662 million aged care funding boost

Posted February 10, 2019 00:01:42 The Federal Government will provide an additional $662 million in funding for aged care and senior Australians in what it is calling a "significant investment". Key points:The funds will be spread over a range of aged care facilities, including care for veterans with mental health conditionsAged Care minister Ken Wyatt…

US shutdown: Trump ‘to stand firm’ on border wall funding demand

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the Trump administration was "determined to stand firm" in its push to secure more than $5bn in funding for a wall along the border with Mexico to end what he called a "humanitarian crisis". "President Trump and I, and our entire team, are determined to stand…

British bobsleigh athletes to miss World Cup opener because of funding...

By Nick Hope BBC Olympic sports reporter Mica McNeill and Mica Moore finished eighth at the Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsBritish bobsleigh athletes will miss the season-opening World Cup races in Sigulda, Latvia, this weekend as a result of UK Sport's funding cut.The sport received over £5m in the run up to the Pyeongchang Olympics but lost…

Federal Education Minister ‘holding gun’ to states and territories over school...

Updated September 27, 2018 19:16:13 The funding wars between the Federal Government and the states have intensified, with Victoria claiming the Federal Government is "holding a gun" to its head over the future budgets of schools. Key points: The new federal Education Minister wants states and territories to sign a funding deal He has sent…

All Scotland Women players to be full-time up to World Cup...

Scotland beat Albania 2-1 earlier this month to top their qualifying groupAll of the Scotland women's squad will be able to train full-time for next year's World Cup after a funding boost from the Scottish Government. Home-based players who are not professional currently combine working with playing for leading sides such as Glasgow City and…

Ellie Soutter Foundation ‘can end vicious cycle around athletes’ funding’

Media playback is not supported on this device Ellie Soutter during the Youth Olympic Winter Festival in 2017The father of British snowboarder Ellie Soutter hopes a foundation set up in her memory will help end the "vicious cycle" around young athletes' funding.Soutter took her own life on her 18th birthday in July.Tony Soutter said "funding…
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