How terror incidents have shaped global airline security

How terror incidents have shaped global airline security

Posted July 30, 2017 15:08:44 Extra security measures have been put at place at major airports. That line often follows news of an alleged foiled plot, an increase in a country’s terror threat level or, at worst, news of an attack somewhere in the world. Analysts say air travel is vulnerable by nature because of all the moving parts and the potential weaknesses they create, so how has security evolved and what systems are in place to protect us now? What is happening today? ANALYSIS: Dr John Coyne, Head of…

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Organ donation registration streamlined in bid to boost donation rates

Organ donation registration streamlined in bid to boost donation rates

Posted July 31, 2017 05:56:18 The Federal Government has committed to trying to double Australia’s organ donation rates by making it easier to register online. Ahead of DonateLife Week, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said while 33 per cent of Australians were registered to donate, a much higher number said they were prepared to do it but had not got around to registering. Mr Wyatt said the Government had made moves to ease the registration process, which can now be done by answering identification questions on the DonateLife website. “Once…

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Russia vows further retaliation against US

Russia vows further retaliation against US

“If the US side decides to move further towards further deterioration, we will answer, we will respond in kind,” Ryabkov said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We will mirror this. We will retaliate. … But my whole point is, don’t do this, it is to the detriment of the interests of the US.” A request to the White House for comment was not immediately returned. The White House announced Friday night that Trump reviewed the final version of Russia sanctions legislation and plans to sign it. The bill gives Congress new…

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Daniel Johns goes public with Michelle Leslie

Daniel Johns goes public with Michelle Leslie

THEY are the high-profile couple who have tried to stay out of the spotlight — but convicted drug ­offender Michelle Leslie and colourful rocker Daniel Johns were finally spotted together at Sydney Airport yesterday. The pair, who were introduced through a friend last year and began dating seriously last October, have managed to keep themselves out of the social pages. Despite attending the same events on occasion, the pair are careful about being photographed together and have made a habit of arriving and leaving separately. But they were spotted at…

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Federal Government orders review of Murray-Darling Basin water use

Federal Government orders review of Murray-Darling Basin water use

Updated July 30, 2017 16:52:41 Video: Who is benefitting from the billions spent on the Murray-Darling? (ABC News) The Federal Government has ordered an interstate review of water use in the Murray-Darling Basin, a week after serious allegations surrounding compliance were aired by the ABC’s Four Corners program. The Commonwealth initially refused to investigate the alleged cases of water theft in New South Wales, putting responsibility back on state governments. But Federal Water Minister Barnaby Joyce will now write to ministers in Basin states, asking for their agreement to an…

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