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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…

‘No special deals’ for private schools: NSW rejects federal funding boost

Updated September 21, 2018 08:06:15 The New South Wales Government has announced it would not sign up to any school funding model that offered "special deals" for private schools.The Federal Government yesterday announced an extra $4.5 billion for Catholic and independent schools, moving away from a funding model based on census data to one based…

Bobsleigh chiefs must step down if sport is to get funding...

Britain's bobsleigh teams did not win a medal in PyeongchangUK Sport has told the crisis-hit governing body of British Bobsleigh and Skeleton that its entire board must stand down and re-apply for their jobs as a condition of £7m of investment to prepare for the next Winter Olympics, the BBC understands. In July, the BBSA…

Donors to increase UNRWA support and funding despite US cuts

United States' decision to cut funding for the UN Palestine refugee agency (UNRWA) is "an evident politicization of humanitarian aid", according to the organisation's commissioner-general. UNRWA, which says it provides services to more than five million Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories as well as Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, currently faces a budget deficit of…
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