The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic brought stress and uncertainty for many Australians - but for Jayme Gurishic those feelings were exacerbated by the shock of a cancer discovery.The Melbourne legal worker's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer at just 27.
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Former Sydney Roosters and England star Adrian Morley is tipping the delayed Rugby League World Cup, which kicks-off in England next month, to be the most closely fought yet.Morley, who played in the 2000 and 2008 World Cups, believes the rise of Tonga and Samoa could make the 16th tournament - held over from last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic - the most open in history.
Romelda Aiken-George has sealed a move to the NSW Swifts less than two months after giving birth, creating a spicy Super Netball rivalry after she was cut loose by the Queensland Firebirds.The 33-year-old, who didn't play what would have been her 15th season at the Firebirds this year, claimed in July that the club had deemed it "too risky" to re-sign the attacker for the 2023 season.
A child watched in horror as her mother was choked by her partner and then called triple zero when her mum became unconscious, a Victorian court has heard.When the woman eventually regained consciousness she ran outside and screamed for help, but her partner followed her, grabbed her and choked her again.
Diamonds Coach Stacey Marinkovich isn't expecting any problems with post-gold medal complacency ahead of netball's Constellation Cup against New Zealand next month.The arch-rivals will meet in a four-game series, opening in Auckland on Wednesday, October 12.
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The private operator of Australia's largest prison is trying to attract workers while its officers take industrial action to protest staffing levels and wages.Prison officers at the Serco-run Clarence Correctional Centre, in the NSW Northern Rivers region, walked off what they say is a poorly paid job at an understaffed facility on Friday.
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Foreign Minister Penny Wong says her government "completely" rejects the charges laid against Australian Professor Sean Turnell who's been jailed in Myanmar.The 58-year-old Sydney economist was sentenced to three years' jail earlier this week, accused of violating Myanmar's official state secrets act.
People in rural and regional communities must receive better support when banks shut down branches, a major review has found.The regional banking task force released its final report late on Friday afternoon after working through more than 400 submissions.
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The UK's opposition Labour party has surged to a 33-point lead over the ruling Conservatives, according to a YouGov poll, after days of chaos in financial markets triggered by the government's planned tax cuts.The lead was a record high share for Labour in any YouGov poll as well as the highest figure the party has ever recorded in any published survey since the late 1990s, YouGov said.
ShutterstockEligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) came under scrutiny this week, after NDIS minister Bill Shorten said he was considering whether a diagnosis of attention-defecit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should grant automatic eligibility for the NDIS. The minister since walked back these comments, with a spokesperson explaining “the government currently has no plans to make changes” to this list. However, these comments have shone a spotlight on how eligibility fo
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North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off the east coast, South Korea's military says, marking Pyongyang's fourth launch in a week as it ratchets up tension around the Korean peninsula.The launch on Saturday comes after the navies of South Korea, the United States and Japan staged trilateral anti-submarine exercises on Friday for the first time in five years, and follows US Vice-President Kamala Harris's visit to the region this week.
Protests have continued in several cities across Iran against the death of a young woman in police custody, state and social media report, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations.Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town of Saqez, was arrested this month in Tehran for "unsuitable attire" by the morality police that enforces the Islamic Republic's strict dress code for women.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss says she will stick to her controversial plan to reignite economic growth as she broke her silence following nearly a week of chaos in financial markets triggered by her huge tax cuts.A day after the Bank of England resumed its bond-buying in an emergency move to protect pension funds from partial collapse, Truss blamed the upheaval on Russia's invasion of Ukraine that has caused inflation to spike around the world.
The final report into the Queensland operations of Star Casinos has been handed to the state's Attorney-General for cabinet consideration.Star owns and operates the Treasury Brisbane and The Star Gold Coast casinos, and is building the $3.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging Russia-built natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany, a charge vehemently denied by the United States and its allies.Nordic nations say the undersea blasts that damaged the pipelines this week and have led to huge methane leaks involved several hundred kilograms of explosives.