Most talked about Australian Broadcasting Corporation News stories

Ebola threat: Scott Morrison pushing for Operation Sovereign Borders to take over response to virus

abc.net.au — Posted October 23, 2014 06:43:46 Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is pushing for his Operation Sovereign Borders team to take control of Australia's Ebola response with new powers to force visitors from West Africa to be isolated in quarantine.
Oct 22, 2014

ABC's @AndrewBGreene reports @ScottMorrisonMP's Cabinet colleagues are becoming sick of his ego and ambition: latika.me/1uGLRnD

Oct 22, 2014

Ebola split: One of Scott Morrison's colleagues says his "ego" is getting in the way. Another says he's "annoying". abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2…

Canada shooting: Parliament building in lockdown after gunman shoots soldier; police search for one or more suspects

abc.net.au — A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired, according to media and eyewitness reports. Police said one or more shooters were likely to be on the roof of the Canadian parliament building, amid reports one gunman was shot dead inside the building.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @abcnews: #BREAKING: Army reservist Nathan Cirillo, 24, identified as man killed in Ottawa shooting ab.co/1FDRtHM pic.twitter.com/lJTFgo3tlK

Oct 22, 2014

The Canadian capital in lockdown after a gunman shoots & kills a soldier abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2… @ABCNews at 7 @612brisbane @abcnews_qld

Canadian MP describes scenes inside parliament as gunman and police exchange fire

abc.net.au — The Canadian capital of Ottawa is in lockdown after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at a war memorial, then ran into the parliament and exchanged gunfire with police. The gunman was also killed. Charlie Angus is a Canadian member of parliament for the New Democratic Party.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: How to keep Parliament Hill an open place but make it safe? Full @CharlieAngusMP/@MVincentOz IV: ab.co/1yZ1o9d #Ottawa

Oct 22, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: How to keep Parliament Hill an open place but make it safe? Full @CharlieAngusMP/@MVincentOz IV: ab.co/1yZ1o9d #Ottawa

Arrests made over alleged drug network involving Queensland prisoners

abc.net.au — Posted October 23, 2014 09:37:13 Seven Queensland properties, including a jail, have been raided and inmates arrested over an alleged drug-trafficking ring. Addresses in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Biloela, Bundaberg, Maryborough were searched following a three-month operation called Operation Mike Clyde.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @abcnews_qld: A dozen Qld prisoners charged over alleged drug trafficking network into jails. ab.co/1wpqhXf pic.twitter.com/IpuZFeOmHF

'Rubbish': Scott Morrison denies using Ebola as a Trojan horse to grab power

abc.net.au — Australia's response to the deadly Ebola threat has split Federal Cabinet. AM has learned the Immigration Minister is pushing for his Operation Sovereign Borders team to take control, with new powers to force visitors from West Africa to be isolated in quarantine. It is seen by some of Scott Morrison's Cabinet colleagues as a power grab.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Is Scott Morrison using Ebola to grab power from other ministers' portfolios? ab.co/1uGZzqH

22/10/2014: Arms to the enemy wont affect fight

abc.net.au — Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 22/10/2014 Reporter: Jason Om Australia's defence force chief believes a cache of weapons wrongly air dropped to Islamic State militants will have no effect on the coalition fight against them. TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Australia's Defence Force Chief believes a cache of weapons wrongly air-dropped to Islamic State militants will have no effect on the coalition fight against them.

Felicity Kendal in Brisbane for `Hay Fever'

blogs.abc.net.au — Left: Spencer gets very close to Felicity Kendal! Noel Coward's Hay Fever is on at QPAC from tonight, starring Felicity Kendal. If you can't quite picture her - she was Richard Briers's wife in the 1970s sitcom "The Good Life". There are preview performances of "Hay Fever" from tonight, with opening night on Monday.

Australian Federal Police increase patrols around Parliament House in Canberra after deadly Ottawa shooting

abc.net.au — Updated October 23, 2014 09:03:16 Federal police have increased patrols around Parliament House in Canberra after the deadly shooting in Canada's capital, Ottawa. Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old Canadian army reservist, was shot and killed by a gunman at the country's National War Memorial around 10:00am (local time).

Mornings with Bronwen O

abc.net.au — When was the last time you sent or received a letter? Not recently enough for Australia Post. A decline in letter delivery is spelling bad news for the publicly-owned utility and a current Senate inquiry is exploring the community role of Australia Post and its future.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @RichardDeCrep: Talking in 10 mins about 80th Anniversary of "ripping yarn" flight of KLM's Uiver and the heroes of Albury-Wodonga. abc.net.au/goulburnmurray…

Beat the Drum | triple j

abc.net.au — triple j is proud to bring you a massive line up of live, loud, Australian music in the Domain on January 16, featuring Hilltop Hoods, The Presets, The Cat Empire, You Am I, Vance Joy, Ball Park Music, The Preatures, Tkay Maidza, Nina Las VEgas, KLP and more.

Beat the Drum: celebrate 40 years of triple j

abc.net.au — Next year, triple j celebrates 40 years. Let's party.. Just 3 words: We love music. triple j is the place for the best new music from around Australia & the world. Listen via radio or stream triple j online
Oct 22, 2014

Next year @triplej is celebrating 40 years so we're throwing a MASSIVE concert/party called Beat The Drum on Jan 16 abc.net.au/triplej/musicn…

Facing a disaster: the brain makes it harder than you expect

abc.net.au — Updated October 22, 2014 11:47:55 Every year people ignore the call to prepare their homes and families for disasters, but research shows taking the time to prepare well before you're under threat can help you survive.

Wedderburn shooting: Three people from same family found dead after siege in central Victoria

abc.net.au — Posted October 23, 2014 07:02:40 Three people from the same family were shot dead and a man was arrested after a four-hour siege in central Victoria on Wednesday night. Police were called to a home at Mulga Ridge Road at Logan, just outside Wedderburn, around 8:20pm (AEDT) after being called to a neighbourhood dispute.

Government wants rooftop solar program to continue, plans to negotiate with Labor on Renewable Energy Target

abc.net.au — Updated October 22, 2014 19:20:35 The Federal Government wants the household solar panels and hot water scheme to continue and says it will start negotiating the future of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) with the Opposition. The Coalition has been reviewing the RET which requires that 20 per cent of the nation's power come from renewable sources by 2020.
Oct 22, 2014

Australia's latest govt reviews renewable energy target of 20% by 2020. ~ 2 million homes have installed solar panels abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2…

Ben Bradlee: The former Washington Post editor who oversaw the Watergate scandal dies at 93

abc.net.au — ABC Service Interuption Page - no content
Oct 22, 2014

Good conversation with the folks of ABC (Australia) Radio last night on what Ben Bradlee meant abc.net.au/newsradio/cont…

Special forces soldier who pulled gun on female ASIS agent in Afghanistan intended it as threat

abc.net.au — The Australian special forces soldier who pulled a handgun on a female spy last year in Afghanistan apparently intended it as a threat. The ABC reported this week that the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Dr Vivienne Thom, had reopened an inquiry into the use of weapons by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) in the wake of an incident overseas.
Oct 22, 2014

Special forces soldier pulled gun on female spy as threat abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2… via @ABCNews

Oct 21, 2014

Good reporting by @CUhlmann here. RT @abcnews: Special forces soldier pulled gun on female spy as threat latika.me/ZFAxj2