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2 hour 3 minute

Dow Jones sheds 600 points; Wall St tumbles on Apple sell-off and plunging oil prices

By business reporter David Chau, wires Panic has taken a hold of investors, as another spike in volatility led to a sell-off across US, European and Asia.This downbeat global sentiment will spread to the local share market. ASX futures point to sa teep fall of more than 1 per cent at the open.The Australian dollar fell to 72.2 US cents at 7:10am (AEDT), down more than 1 per cent overnight. It has also weakened to 56.5 British pence and 63.5 Euro cents.Wall Street's largest company, Apple, saw its share price take another beating, amid concerns of slowing demand for iPhones.The...
2 hour 11 minute

WA's first road to be assessed for heritage-listing raises questions amid plans to improve safety

ABC South West WA By Sebastian Neuweiler A scenic stretch of road in Western Australia's South West could become the state's first to attain heritage status, but there are questions over what that could mean for plans to improve its safety. Caves Road, which stretches 110 kilometres from Busselton to Augusta, near Margaret River, was flagged for widening earlier this year. But those plans have been a point of contention for the region's locals, who believe it would destroy the physical integrity of the road, which is seen as a drawcard for tourists.Earlier this year anthropologist Jinni Wilson put forward...
2 hour 12 minute

How intimacy directors can make Australian sets and sex scenes safer in the #MeToo era

ABC Arts By Beverley Wang for Stop Everything! "Pretty much every actor I speak to — and I come into contact with many every day — have a story of either their own experience, or someone that they were in a show with, that ranges from the uncomfortable to the downright abusive."Claire Warden is a frequent confidante due to her work: she specialises in intimacy and sex scenes for stage and screen productions. "I've heard of full, actual, physical, sexual assaults as part of filming … I've heard of many people getting physically hurt, as well as emotionally and psychologically...

2 hour 17 minute

You are probably breaking the law when you film your child performing

ABC Kimberley By Ben Collins If you see children performing at end-of-year concerts you will likely also see a pack of proud parents capturing the moment on their smartphones, and they are probably all breaking the law.There is actually a range of potential pitfalls in videoing children performing, including child protection issues and the consent of other parents to have their children incidentally filmed.Parents preparing to watch their children perform at a concert in Western Australia's Kimberley region over the weekend were told they would be breaking copyright law if they filmed their children.Parent, lawyer and copyright expert, Fiona Phillips,...
2 hour 22 minute

Country pub for sale gives a glimpse into Australia's regional heritage

ABC Riverina By Emily Doak and Lauren Pezet The fate of one old pub in the New South Wales Riverina will come down to $100 and an ingenious proposal.In Bethungra the owners of the former pub, affectionately known as The Shirley, have come up with a novel way to make sure they sell the historic building to someone who will maintain its heritage features.Rather than sell The Shirley Robyn and Allan Cox have asked people to pay $100 to put forward an idea for the Victorian building.After a three-month tender process the building will be handed over to the applicant...
10 hour 52 minute

Jarryd Hayne reports for bail following aggravated sexual assault charge

By Mark Reddie Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has reported for bail tonight after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a woman in the New South Wales Hunter region.The 30-year-old refused to answer questions from reporters when he was dropped off in a grey ute outside Castle Hill Police Station about 7:30pm on Tuesday.The two-time Dally M award-winner spent 10 minutes with police before trying to dodge the cameras as he got back into the ute and drove off.NSW Police confirmed the charge, which came after a 26-year-old woman lodged a complaint to the NRL Integrity Unit earlier this...

11 hour 32 minute

PoliticsFrydenberg officially blocks gas network sale to Chinese and Hong Kong consortium

By political reporter Matthew Doran A $13 billion bid by a Chinese and Hong-Kong-based consortium for the bulk of Australia's gas networks has been formally blocked by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.In June, CK Group launched the takeover bid for APA Group, which owns 15,000 kilometres of pipelines, or about 56 per cent of Australia's gas pipeline transmission system, including 74 per cent of New South Wales and Victorian pipelines.Significant national security concerns about the sale were raised, and Mr Frydenberg foreshadowed earlier this month he would block the deal because it was not in the "national interest".He has now confirmed that...
11 hour 37 minute

Socceroos beat Lebanon 3-0 as Tim Cahill given farewell, Martin Boyle scores twice in Sydney

Tim Cahill has made an emotional farewell to international football in Socceroos colours, with Australia running out 3-0 winners over Lebanon in Sydney.A brace to Scotsman-turned-Australian Martin Boyle, and a brilliant second-half goal for Mat Leckie secured a win for the Socceroos in their last run-out before the Asian Cup in the UAE in January.Boyle's first goal came midway through the first stanza, lashing home from distance with a fortunate deflection taking the ball beyond the keeper.The Scotsman would have been feeling more than happy with his chance in national allegiance in the 42nd minute, prodding the ball home for...
13 hour 26 minute

Socceroos v Lebanon: Live blog as Tim Cahill farewells international football in Australia's colours

By James Maasdorp Tim Cahill will make one final appearance in Socceroos colours as Australia faces Lebanon, with Graham Arnold looking to tinker with his team ahead of the Asian Cup.Follow all the action in our live blog. Contact James Maasdorp More stories from New South Wales

13 hour 39 minute

SA Police launch social media campaign to keep tourists safe following Salt Creek crime

By Matthew Smith Police are using a new social media initiative to avoid a repeat of the Salt Creek crime where two international backpackers were assaulted after organising a lift on Gumtree.Police have launched a campaign in South Australia that features Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and will pinpoint areas where tourists need to be more savvy.These include the smart ways to pick up farm work, safely travelling in the outback, always swimming between the flags on beaches and safe partying.But it's the information about ridesharing that is particularly critical after a Coorong incident two years ago that attracted international headlines.Roman...
13 hour 41 minute

Record-low wage growth is threatening social cohesion, RBA governor says

By business reporter Carrington Clarke The Reserve Bank governor says five years of record-low wages growth is hurting workers and threatening social cohesion. "Flat real wages are diminishing our sense of shared prosperity," Philip Lowe said. "The lack of real wage growth is one of the reasons why some in our community question whether they are benefiting from our economic success."Between 1995 and 2012, workers saw average real wages increase by almost 2 per cent per year. But since 2012, there has been little change in real wages.In a speech delivered at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)...
15 hour 42 minute

CMAA Golden Guitar Awards: Nominations announced, ushering in new country music crop

ABC New England Haley Craig, Matt Bedford Almost a year after he was thrown into the spotlight in Tamworth as the 2018 Star Maker talent quest winner, Brad Cox has found himself among the country music industry's elite as a nominee in the Country Music Awards of Australia.The 22-year-old from Jindabyne, in south-eastern New South Wales, has earned nods in two categories, including Contemporary Album of the Year and New Talent of the Year in January's Golden Guitar awards.The emerging artist says he is in the business for the love of music, but admits the official recognition is a huge...