Australian Budget for 2006-2007 released

Tuesday, May 9, 2006The Australian Budget (Appropriation Bill No. 1) for 2006-2007 was released by the Australian Liberal Party–Australian National Party coalition government treasurer, Peter Costello (Higgins, Liberal). Costello noted the resilience of the economy against natural disasters and terrorism, and through “disciplined and prudent management” the Government was able to “repay Labor’s debt” of […]

New Australian industrial relations legislation passes House of Representatives

Friday, November 11, 2005 Wikinews Australia has in-depth coverage of this issue: Australian industrial relations legislation, 2005 The new Australian industrial relations legislation, dubbed “WorkChoices” by the Government, passed the House of Representatives November 10. It is to be considered next by the Senate. The House session became tumultuous, with the Leader of the House […]

Bluetongue outbreak in Germany

Thursday, September 20, 2007 A highly dynamic Bluetongue (or catarrhal fever) infection of sheep herds is underway in Germany. From August 2006 till September 9, 2007, 1,833 farms had reported the presence of the infection. From Sept 9. till September 14, 2007, the number of farms reporting infections has grown to 5,686. The number of […]

On the campaign trail in the USA, July 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 The following is the third edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: two individuals previously interviewed by Wikinews announce their candidacies for […]

Man banned from keeping animals after forcing cat to inhale cannabis

Friday, September 11, 2009 A 19 year old from South Tyneside, England has been banned from looking after animals after stealing a cat and forcing it to inhale cannabis. Mark Kane, from South Shields, England, was banned from looking after animals for 10 years after causing “unnecessary suffering” to a tabby cat in January 2009. […]