COUNTY officials in a forgotten corner of one of China's poorest provinces have finally solved what they have been treating as their most pressing policy problem. The local government and Communist Party headquarters is on the shaded north side of a mountain, exposed to the cold north wind. The fengshui..read more
A COMMUNITY that is horrified by under-age binge drinking will welcome the announcement of federal funding for 19 community projects to tackle the problem head-on. Projects such as the Barwon Safe Parties project in Geelong, which has received a $240,000 grant under a $53million national strategy, demonstrate that police, councils,..read more
BHP Billiton is seeking talks with West Australian premier-elect Colin Barnett on its development plans for the $9billion Yeelirrie uranium deposit, the state's biggest and one that has been locked up under federal and state Labor Party policies since the early 1980s.
A "HENS' party" organised in November 2002 had ended up in a Gold Coast penthouse as a fairly uninhibited occasion fuelled by alcohol, drugs, nipple decorations and a stripper, but whatever Mercedes Corby had done, it did not involve drugs, a court has heard.