TASMANIAN premier-elect Will Hodgman has declared war on environmental groups that don't back the government's jobs focus, vowing to freeze them out and to relegate the Greens to bit players in the new parliament.
CLEARING the critical waiting list for disability housing, services and equipment will not be possible until at least 2018 when significant federal funding becomes available, Premier Jay Weatherill has conceded.
(NEWS.GNOM.ES) - The release of an explosive report into the use of performance-enhancing drugs among Australian athletes prompted the country's former anti-doping chief Richard Ings to describe February 7, 2013 as the "blackest day" in the country's sporting history. A year on and with only one athlete punished as a result of Australia's biggest anti-doping investigation, Ings defended his statement as a reaction to a rap-sheet of serious allegations mouthed by politicians at a highly publicized news conference.
A senior NSW judge has warned there are ''worrying signs'' the Abbott government is winding back measures to promote greater gender diversity on the bench and called for vigilance to ensure hard-won advancements for female lawyers are not lost.