Calls for Australia to disclose defence deals with Saudi Arabia as Yemen starves

Calls for Australia to disclose defence deals with Saudi Arabia as Yemen starves

Posted November 21, 2017 20:55:19 Photo: Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Saudi Navy during a joint exercise in August 2017. (Facebook) The Australian Government has been called on to disclose all defence deals it has made with Saudi Arabia, as the humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens. Key points: Amnesty International wants Australia to reveal its defence deals with Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen’s main port, preventing food from reaching much of the population The UN says seven million people in Yemen are on the…

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Australian housing looks bloated with borrowers on 'wafer-thin' margins

Australian housing looks bloated with borrowers on 'wafer-thin' margins

Updated November 21, 2017 18:05:40 Photo: Is the Australian housing market ready to burst after decades of gorging on debt? (Supplied: Monty Python) It’s one of Monty Python’s finest skits. Mr Creosote waddles into a posh French restaurant, a regular, welcomed fawningly by the maître d’. After ordering everything on the menu, served mixed in a bucket — with the quails’ eggs on top, of course — he sits, gorged even by his standards. It is at this point the maître d’ — John Cleese at his best — returns…

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Banana Boat faces class action lawsuit over alleged sunburns

Banana Boat faces class action lawsuit over alleged sunburns

Posted November 21, 2017 14:47:37 Photo: These are the seven sunscreens which Bannister Law claims offer inadequate protection (Supplied: Bannister Law ) An Australian law firm is considering a class action against sunscreen brand Banana Boat after a string of angry consumers claimed they were burned while using its aerosol products. Key points: Skincare product-testing company was asked to conduct independent tests on seven Banana Boat aerosol sunscreens Law firm says all fell short of the marketed SPF 50+ A spokesperson from Banana Boat’s parent company disputes the test findings…

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How The Footy Lady overcame incredible grief and forged her own path

How The Footy Lady overcame incredible grief and forged her own path

Updated November 21, 2017 12:03:50 Video: ‘Between grief and mourning, decisions still had to be made,’ says Susan Alberti (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Women’s football is a right’: Trailblazer Alberti steps down as Bulldogs vice-president One of the great joys of supporting the Western Bulldogs (and there are many) is that you get two teams for the price of one. Sure, there’s the premiership-winning side that runs out onto the footy field every week, but there’s also the equally passionate and determined team behind the scenes. The group of people…

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Australian-Zimbabweans hopeful at pivotal moment in history

Australian-Zimbabweans hopeful at pivotal moment in history

Updated November 21, 2017 08:51:34 Photo: Tapiwa Keith Makuni, 28, left his family and came to Australia at the age of just 19. (ABC News: Rebecca Trigger) When Tapiwa Keith Makuni left Zimbabwe in 2008, he left a country torn apart by corruption, political repression and economic freefall which saw food shortages and people struggling to access electricity, clean water and adequate health care. “There was violation of human rights, there was brutality, police were killing people,” he said. Now, nine years on, he and his family wait with bated…

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