Australian (International News)
· Ford exit the pits for industry
THOUSANDS of jobs in the components industry are at risk in the wake of Ford's decision to close its Australian manufacturing operations from 2016.
· 'We will never stop fighting you'
THE two men who beheaded a soldier in southeast London were known to the security services, senior Whitehall sources have confirmed.
· Schools unite to take on Gonski
INDEPENDENT schools have struck out against the Gillard government's proposed Gonski education funding changes.
· Rallying call for a united nation
RECOGNISING the first Australians in the Constitution will help close the indigenous disadvantage gap and herald an era of unity.
· Abbott reply 'the best in decades'
PETER Costello, the former Liberal treasurer, will tonight praise the Opposition Leader's budget reply speech as "the best in decades".
· Handouts lost in 'black hole'
ONE of the architects of Labor's car industry reforms has likened government handouts to prop up the sector to "putting cash into a black hole".
· Nation remembers Hazel Hawke
HAZEL Hawke has been remembered as a first lady "free of any airs and graces" and blessed with guts, compassion and fierce intelligence.
· Business as usual for Nauru processing
BOTH Labor and the Coalition say the collapse of the Nauruan government will not impact on their ability to send asylum-seekers there for processing.
· Tasmania to fund Gonski reforms
Tasmania has committed to funding the Gonski reforms in its budget, despite Lara Giddings's insistence she has not yet formally agreed to any deal.
· Kimberley anti suicide plan expands
CULTURAL immersion programs, like the Yiriman project in the Kimberle,y could be rolled out in other communities.