PM rules out medicinal cannabis amnesty
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A. L./UnsplashNaming Grace Tame the 2021 Australian of the Year was a belated but important acknowledgement of the extraordinary courage of many sexual assault and child sexual abuse survivors in adjusting to life and processing trauma following sexual assault. On ABC’s Australian Story last week, Tame highlighted the importance of accessing emotional support after trauma and said she had been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). Tame’s advocacy has also prompted others
Ramping up Australia's space capabilities will benefit all citizens, especially in rural and regional areas, a parliamentary inquiry has found.With the global space industry valued at about $471 billion and tipped to reach $1.
A Queensland businessman who carried out a plan to remove money from his telecommunications business before it was liquidated has been jailed.Richard Sebastian Ludwig was not the mastermind behind the scheme, but that did not excuse his behaviour, Brisbane District Court Judge Nathan Jarro said in handing down his sentence on Thursday.
The area in South Africa where the Covid Omicron variant originated from has seen a sudden rise in infant hospitalisations. Read more about the alarming data.
Woolworths' have revealed new trolleys made out of a surprising grocery item. Find out how they're made.
Beijing has officially responded to Peter Dutton's rousing speech on Friday where he again warned of China's threat in the region. Find out what's been said.
Theo Hayez's dad Laurent appeared visibly upset and walked out as security guard from a Byron Bay club were questioned. Read more.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been criticised for his etiquette during what was an eventful Covid press conference on Thursday. Find out what's been said.
She is believed to be the first Victorian healthcare worker to die after contracting Covid. Read more here.
The weapons system deployed by Russia is capable of hitting sea targets at a range of up to 500km. Find out how the world is reacting.
Omicron could become the dominant COVID-19 variant in France by the end of January, a top scientific adviser says after both France and the US reported their first cases.The first known US case was a fully vaccinated person in California who returned to the United States from South Africa on November 22 and tested positive seven days later.
After 107 days, New Zealand's largest city is free from strict COVID-19 restrictions as the country moves to a new strategy.Auckland, with a population of about 1.
The South Australian parliament has passed an Australian-first Suicide Prevention Act, enshrining in law efforts to reduce suicide along with best-practice education and training.The new measures also create a 13-person Suicide Prevention Council that must include at least one member of the LGBTIQ+ community with lived experience with suicide, at least one veteran with similar experience, an indigenous community leader, and a person with leadership in suicide prevention.
The government has voted to bring back a One Nation bill which tried and failed to remove vaccine mandates in Australia.The government voted to refer the bill to a Senate committee on Thursday, despite previously voting against the bill in a division that saw five coalition senators cross the floor.
The Russian military has deployed coastal defence missile systems near the Kuril Islands, a Pacific chain also claimed by Japan.The Bastion systems were moved to Matua, a deserted volcanic island in the middle of the chain.
A second-half rally on the Australian share market has almost overcome jitters about the prospect of earlier tapering of stimulus in the US and the latest coronavirus variant.The market was down as much as 0.
Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was not overly affected by alcohol the night he vanished in Byron Bay, an inquest into his disappearance has heard.European backpackers who met Theo on the evening of May 31, 2019 have given evidence of an otherwise ordinary night that started at a youth hostel and moved onto a popular bar in the coastal town.
ShutterstockSummer’s here and the school holidays are coming. For many parents, of course, it’s all a bit academic – pandemic lockdowns and other disruptions have blurred the line between home and school, with no guarantee things will return to normal in 2022. The good news for parents and whānau is that relief can be as simple as turning a page. Encouraging children to read for pleasure – which is different from it being a school task – has all kinds of benefits, as highlighted in the first com
The testimony will likely bring more unwanted attention for Donald Trump who has since tried to distance himself from Epstein.
Norway's annual Christmas tree gift to London has provoked unseasonably abrupt responses, including demands that the 24-metre Norwegian spruce be replaced, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.Every year, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London's Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for the United Kingdom's support during World War II.