An insight into the types of people who bet on sport and why they do. And who pays for their habit.
Total private income for those living in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Fetal alcohol syndrome a public health crisis on the East Coast, report says
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In brief: the week’s top stories
Queensland will ‘go it alone’ if resources industry reforms don’t work, Hinch warns
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath claims a lack of reform from the Federal Government could have far-reaching consequences on the resources sector in Queensland.
Is it time to scrap the Australian dollar?
Australia’s currency has come under fire from a number of prominent figures this week. But what is it good for and is it a good investment?
Topics: government-and-politics, states-and-territories, budget, federal—state-issues, political-parties, community-and-society, brisbane-4000, sydney-2000, qld, australia
The first respondent is Australian Christian Lobby director Jim Wallace and the second is shadow treasurer Chris Bowen.
Mr Wallace rejects a ban on the burka being allowed in public places, but also argues that women should not be able to wear a niqab at citizenship ceremonies.
Mr Bowen said while he disagreed with the policy, it would be better to implement a policy rather than an outright ban.
In a statement this morning, the Labor Party said it disagreed with both policies.
“The policy that the Liberal National Party has announced on the burka is inconsistent with the tradition of our democracy. The party should be called on this,” a Labor statement said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Mr Abbott will not come to his frontbench if he remains an MP after a government motion calling for his resignation from the seat of Warringah.
Topics: government-and-politics, federal-government, federal—state-issues, liberals, federal-parliament, australia
The fifth respondent is an ABC News Online reader and an ex-Christian who opposes Islam.
She claims Muslim immigration is making her country more and more like Saudi Arabia.
The Australian electorate has dealt a major blow to the Liberal National Party, the federal government has called a double dissolution election and One Nation is looking set to return to federal parliament for the first time in 25 years.
The ABC’s election analyst Antony Green says the outcome will likely make it difficult for the Coalition to form a majority government.