US women reveal they had to abandon towing attempt by Taiwanese vessel after it caused more damage to their stricken boat
Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific for months set foot on solid ground Monday at a US Naval base in southern Japan.
The USS Ashland rescued Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava and their two dogs about 1,450km (900 miles) south-east of Japan, and brought them to America’s White Beach naval facility after waiting for a typhoon to pass.
The Anonymous Project’s mission is to rescue collections of slide photography from flea markets and house clearances to digitise them before the chemicals degrade. Here is a selection of their favourite salvaged transparencies – photographers and (almost) all subjects unknown
ACTU asks if Fair Work Ombudsman media officer is fit to continue in his job in light of new evidence about the raids
Unions have questioned why a media officer at the agency investigating the Australian Workers’ Union is fit to continue in his job if he is concerned there is a “widespread and understandable suspicion” he was the source of the leak about federal police raids on the union.
In a letter to the Fair Work Ombudsman sent on Sunday, the Australian Council of Trade Unions noted a report that its director of media, Mark Lee, was due to take a role in the office of the employment minister, Michaelia Cash, and questioned whether that created a conflict of interest.
I wake up from another nightmare. I am weary from writing about people who have died. We are now one of the most forgotten people on earth
Behrouz Boochani is a journalist and an Iranian refugee held on Manus Island since August 2014. The Guardian invited Boochani to keep a diary of the countdown to the closure of the Australian-run detention camp that is due to close on Tuesday.
If you’re tossing and turning in the middle of the night, these techniques may help you nod off.
Up until recently, there has been little recognition of the Aboriginal men who fought in a battle that helped forge a national Australian identity.
Hollie Hughes may be ineligible to fill spot left by Fiona Nash due to her appointment to administrative appeals tribunal
George Brandis may have cost the would-be Liberal senator Hollie Hughes a seat in parliament.
In the latest edition of the section 44 merry-go-round that has plagued the 45th parliament, Hughes, who is next in line on the New South Wales Senate ticket to fill the position left vacant by Fiona Nash, may herself be ineligible because of her June appointment to the administrative appeals tribunal.
If the wild, extra-innings slugfest in the second game of this captivating World Series was unhinged, Game 5 was certifiably insane. It was also an instant classic.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ formidable ace, Clayton Kershaw, was cruising yet let slip a four-run lead. The Houston Astros blasted two game-tying three-run home runs yet had to come from behind again … only to blow a three-run advantage in the ninth inning.
The World Series balls are reportedly a boon for power hitters and a bugbear for finesse pitchers and here was more evidence for that thesis, an evening of big blasts, bad pitching and momentum shifts that twisted from one team to the other in the swing of a bat. This is a series that makes fools out of anyone who makes assumptions. No lead was safe, no matter how big, no matter how late in the game.
The prime minister has destroyed Australia’s best chance of meaningful reform in Indigenous affairs
Australians should know the facts of the Turnbull government’s despicable rejection of the Uluru “statement from the heart” and the Referendum Council’s report on constitutional recognition. First Dog on the Moon nailed the truth: this government was never interested in listening to Indigenous Australians.
The prime minister let slip the minimalist outcome he wanted before consultations even began. In November last year, Malcolm Turnbull told the Referendum Council, which was appointed to advise the government on how to proceed with recognising Indigenous people in the constitution, that only minimalism would be acceptable. In a private meeting, Turnbull said the representative body had a “snowflake’s chance in hell”. “It’s just my personal view,” he qualified – with the omniscient wisdom of the guy who led the losing team in the republic referendum.