Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

Recreational Vehicle sales continue to boom as families embrace caravan holiday traditions

abc.net.au — Updated January 25, 2015 10:34:33 As car companies prepare to pull out of Australia, one motor-related industry has a good news story to tell. Production of Recreation Vehicles (RVs) whether towed caravans or self-powered motor homes is booming. It is expected when final figures are released they will show Australian manufacturers built about 22,000 RVs in 2014.

Job hunting 'still a struggle'

abc.net.au — Advocates say Federal Government policies designed to boost employment of people with a disability are not working.

Disability advocates say Federal Government employment policies not working

abc.net.au — Advocates say despite years of Federal Government policies to designed to boost employment, it is as hard as ever for people with a disability to enter the workforce.

Russian teens among thousands 'lured to fight' in Ukraine say activists

abc.net.au — Updated January 10, 2015 11:39:55 Activists says it is an open secret that thousands of Russians are fighting, and dying, in Ukraine. Despite an official ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, the fighting in some places has never really stopped.

Thousands of Russian teens killed after being 'lured to fight' in Ukraine say activists

abc.net.au — Posted January 10, 2015 10:19:27 Activists says it is an open secret that thousands of Russians are fighting, and dying, in Ukraine. Despite an official ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, the fighting in some places has never really stopped.

Australia's largest research institutes push to correct gender imbalance in science

abc.net.au — Posted December 22, 2014 08:22:14 Gender balance remains elusive in Australian science but an alliance of some of the country's largest research institutes is pushing for change. Melbourne's Parkville Precinct is the largest medical research cluster in Australia, and one of the largest in the world, employing 4,000 researchers.

Victoria's Supreme Court establishes guidelines for mental health board decisions in Patient X ruling

abc.net.au — Posted December 18, 2014 07:56:19 A ruling by Victoria's Supreme Court could have a big impact nationally concerning mental health review boards. The boards issue thousands of rulings annually determining whether orders to involuntarily admit patients for psychiatric care are valid.

Australian man facing 15 years in Russian prison over drug trafficking charges related to poppy seeds

abc.net.au — Updated December 06, 2014 08:24:06 A dual Russian-Australian national has spent the past two-and-a-half years in a Russian prison awaiting trial on disputed drug trafficking charges because authorities fear he will flee to Australia if granted bail. Authorities have refused to release Roman Shilov on bail because they fear he may use his dual citizenship to flee the country.

Mission Australia's 2014 Youth Survey reveals young people want good careers most of all

abc.net.au — Updated December 01, 2014 06:35:40 The largest annual youth survey in Australia has revealed that a successful career is the top priority for young people but many believe they will not meet that goal. Nearly 14,000 young people aged 15 to 19 responded to the youth survey by service organisation Mission Australia.

Syrians and Iraqi refugees fleeing Islamic State militants resettling in Australia on humanitarian visas

abc.net.au — Updated November 08, 2014 18:00:03 More than 1,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees are resettling in Australia after being granted special humanitarian visas, but this is just a fraction of the estimated number of those forced from their homes by the advance of Islamic State militants.
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Feb 01, 2015

Could it be? AP: #Egyptian official says Australian journalist Peter #Greste has been freed, on way to airport. @FraCicardi #FreeAJStaff

Jan 31, 2015

@metrotrains FYI PTV App says there's a 9.43 train S Ken to city Sun. Nope - until 10.08! Can someone correct this error? Or - cancellation?

Jan 31, 2015

Re #qldvotes - Govt depends on "3 seats in doubt when counting STOPPED at midnight". To decide Qld's future you can't pull an all-nighter??

Jan 26, 2015

Fair share? @774melbourne wants to know why - along w AusOpen GrandPrix #AFLGrandFinal MelbCup & #AFC15 opener - NO #AFC semi here? Really.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @CBCAlerts: Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., wins in 5 sets over Feliciano Lopez of Spain to reach #AustralianOpen tennis quarter-finals.

Jan 25, 2015

RT @sfarnsworthmelb: Peta Carlyon and Sean Warren get ready to bring you a wet and grey Australia Day parade. #ozdayabc pic.twitter.com/ctH9bATupr

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