PNG's constitutional watchdog intervenes after election ends in controversy

PNG's constitutional watchdog intervenes after election ends in controversy

Posted July 29, 2017 09:54:38 Photo: Incumbent Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s party has been invited to attempt to form government. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) Papua New Guinea’s national elections have ended in controversy, with more than 20 seats yet to be declared. Key points: PM Peter O’Neill’s party has been invited to try and form government Some seats are still being counted, which would affect any vote to select a PM The Ombudsman Commission has intervened to extend the deadline for the return of writs The country’s constitutional watchdog, the…

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Aussie wealth gap will shock you

Aussie wealth gap will shock you

OLDER generations are grabbing a growing slice of the nation’s record wealth as their children and grandchildren slip further behind. An analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data stretching back more than 15 years shows that the average net worth of people nearing retirement has grown by seven times as much as 25-to-34 year olds. Today’s 55-to-64 year olds are worth an average $1.24 million — an $844,000 increase since 2000, while those in their late 20s and early 30s have average net worth of $269,000, up $120,000 in the…

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Who is John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff?

Who is John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff?

But while Kelly has worked for the government nearly his whole life, he hasn’t always embraced the political arena he is now at the center of. Kelly had only been retired from the military eight months when Trump tapped him after last November’s election to run his Department of Homeland Security, a position that put Kelly in charge of the administration’s policies on issues including immigration, cybersecurity, countering domestic terrorism and aviation security. A Marine, Kelly served in the military for nearly five decades and served in positions including chief…

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Types of community-based youth justice supervision: 2015–16

Types of community-based youth justice supervision: 2015–16

released: 28 Jul 2017 author: AIHW This fact sheet outlines the types of community-based supervision that young people were under in 2015–16. More than 9,500 young people were under community-based supervision during 2015–16, under almost 23,800 orders, an average of 2.5 orders per young person. ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-76054-163-7; Cat. no. JUV 107; 5pp.; Internet only Download factsheet Factsheet table of contents Types of community-based youth justice supervision: 2015–16 Supervised orders Periods of supervision Box 1: Youth justice supervision fact sheets Box 2: Technical notes Recommended citation AIHW 2017. Types…

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Six Australian cold weather frogs and their weird mating calls

Six Australian cold weather frogs and their weird mating calls

Posted July 29, 2017 07:00:00 Photo: Their sounds range from hoots and howls to pips and warks and a golf-ball siren song. (ABC RN: Eddie White/The Illustration Room) Related Story: The strange case of the peppered tree frog Related Story: The banana box frog rescue service Amphibians have been remarkably slow to take up smartphone-based dating services, preferring instead to stick to time-honoured traditions like “sitting near a body of water and yelling”. In this comprehensive guide, we dissect what’s hot (and what’s not) in the mating rituals of Australian…

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