Ford first began production in Australia with the Model T back in 1925, but the company's manufacturing arm will bow out of Australia in October 2016. President of Ford Australia, Bob Graziano, has blamed losses totalling more than $600 million over the past five years. More than a thousand jobs are on the chopping block in Victoria.
The Woolwich terrorist attack by two British-born men with an Islamic ideology has shaken the London community. After running over a solider in their car, the two assailants hacked him to death with meat cleavers before decapitating his body. They begged onlookers to film them and take photos while waiting with the dead body until police arrived. The attack caused much debate surrounding how small can a terrorist attack can be and whether it matters if the culprits are home-grown.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and other leaders have condemned the killing as a terrorist attack while far-right groups have mobilised and clashed with authorities in London.
Christopher Testa asked ANU British expert, Dr Ben Wellings, what will follow in the days and weeks to come.
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Forbes magazine has released its list of the 100 most powerful women in the world for 2013; and it's German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has once again claimed the top spot. But Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been somewhat overshadowed; she placed well below notorious mining magnate Gina Rinehart.
Forbes says the list is judged on money, media presence and impact. But is a woman’s power something which can - or should - be quantified?
350 Aboriginal students are competing in the Aboriginal Power Cup in Adelaide over the next three days for the chance to play at AAMI Stadium before the AFL match between Port Adelaide and Geeolong. The Aboriginal Power Cup is a school program that uses football to improve school attendance in Indigenous students.