John Tingle, founder of Shooters Party and father of ABC journalist, dies aged 90

John Saxon Tingle, the father of high-profile ABC journalist Laura Tingle and founder of the Shooters Party, has died. Tingle announced the 90-year-old’s death on Twitter on Saturday saying: “Love you Dadda”. On Instagram, she added: “Isn’t Saxon just the best name?”, registering her “profound gratitude and luck in having him in my life.” Born … Read more

Queensland shooting: Alleged shooter found after three people were killed

The person who allegedly gunned down a family in North Queensland was invited to the home before the shooting, police have revealed. Mervyn and Maree Schwarz and her son Graham Tighe were killed on remote farmland in the town of Bogie on Thursday. Graham’s brother Ross Tighe survived the shooting but is still fighting for … Read more

Qld shooting: Three people confirmed dead in rural shooting at Bogie, Whitsundays

Three people have been confirmed dead and a gunman is still on the loose following a shooting in rural North Queensland. The bodies of the three victims were located at a property on Shannonvale Rd in the remote town of Bogie, where the shooting is believed to have occurred. Reports from the Courier-Mail suggest the … Read more

Labor in power should have fixed energy crisis already, say Andrews and Hughes

Expect the Liberal Party’s “women of caliber”, Karen Andrews and Hollie Hughes, to be taking it up to the Labor Party “full bore” this week, especially over power prices. IA founder and publisher Dave Donovan reports. WHEN PARLIAMENT resumes today for the first time since 11 April, a full 106 days ago, expect the party … Read more

Splendour in the Grass 2022: Byron locals want festival cancelled over littering

Residents of Byron Bay and eco-conscious Splendor in the Grass patrons have criticized the amount of leftover rubbish left by festivalgoers, with calls for the event to be cancelled. Over the weekend a total of 50,000 attendees (a 15,000 increase from the previous festival) descended on the Northern Byron Parklands for the three-day music event, … Read more

Biased reporters should lose status as ‘journalists’

Quality journalism is crucial to a healthy democracy because it holds power to account and informs the public when politicians are misbehaving, are corrupt, or incompetent. The flip side of this coin is that when journalists from the opposite, when they assist politicians to misbehave, be corrupt or hide their incompetence, they are working against … Read more

New Zealand Covid death rate at record levels

New Zealanders are dying from Covid-19 at record rates as the country battles a new wave of the Omicron strain and clocks a seven-day rolling average of nearly 10,000 cases a day. Deaths from the virus reached 151 in the seven days to July 16, compared with 115 in the worst week of the previous … Read more

Tanya Plibersek releases State of the Environment report and gives NPC address

Almost one third of Australia’s land and oceans will be protected by 2030 under a major regulatory overhaul to replenish the health of the natural world. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has vowed to restore Australia’s ecosystems by creating new national parks and making “fundamental reform” to the country’s environmental laws. Ms Plibersek announced the Albanian … Read more

Tanya Plibersek releases State of the Environment report ahead of NPC address

A senior Labor minister has finally publicly released a “shocking” report which had been kept hidden for months. A damning national environmental report card has painted a shadow picture of decline upon its long-awaited release. New Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek publicly released the 2021 State of the Environment report on Tuesday. Ms Plibersek said the … Read more

Dubbo residents told to boil tap water amid contamination fears

Residents in a regional town are facing shortages of bottled water, after a contamination warning was issued in the aftermath of the floods. Residents in a regional NSW town have been warned of contamination fears in their tap water due to a recent bout of torrential rainfall. Poor water quality as a result of flooding … Read more