Soward calls it quits on rugby league
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Soward calls it quits on rugby league
Tasmania's Ashley Youth Detention Centre has a culture of brutality towards children, allowed alleged sexual abusers to continue working and has breached United Nations torture conventions, an inquiry has been told.A former detainee, known as Warren, said he was raped at least 20 times by one guard and sexually assaulted more than 50 times by other staff who withheld his ADHD medication until they abused him.
Stories abound at the Broken Hill cemetery, the final resting place for legendary artists, miners, and victims of historic epidemics.Now people serving sentences for minor crimes are finding stories of their own, as they clean up the vast NSW outback cemetery left scarred by the drought and heavy rain.
The young woman filmed herself locked inside the salon and has spoken of the 'unprofessional' service where she had to blow-dry her own hair. Find out more.
Travelling 30km inland, this seal isn't finished just yet. Find out the latest regarding its wild ride.
Convinced her friend Colin Hastie was a pedophile, Danielle Sheryl Erica Beutel brutally assaulted the 63-year-old for days in order to gain a confession.After Mr Hastie died in April 2019, audio of 13 "interrogations" found on Beutel's phone indicated he was struck almost 250 times.
Paying teachers more as they progress up the ladder will keep them from walking away from what is now a lonely profession of freelancers, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard.An upper house committee is investigating how to combat the shrinking supply of school teachers, a problem felt across the country that has now drawn the federal government's focus.
Coles has announced it will trial a major change to its fresh produce aisle. Find out how the initiative will affect you.
Oil and gas company Santos has rejected fears of an east coast gas shortage and warns that customers from Asia are spooked by the prospect of Australian export controls."There hasn't been a shortfall in the last six years," Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said on an investor call on Wednesday.
Rural medical clinics say doctors are leaving to work in urban areas or asking for more money to stay in the bush since the Labor government increased the number of workforce priority areas.Health Minister Mark Butler last month said the government was making it easier to recruit GPs, with 700 areas across Australia now recognised as Distribution Priority Areas.
Authorities have eased restrictions on some NSW beekeepers, giving cause for optimism that a deadly parasite can be contained.For the first time since the varroa mite was detected near Newcastle in June, the 50-kilometre notification zones - situated outside the emergency surveillance and eradication zones - have been lifted.
The NSW government has released a conservation plan it says will fast-track development in western Sydney while protecting koala habitats.Planning Minister Anthony Roberts on Wednesday unveiled the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan covering Sydney's Western Parkland City.
Aldi shoppers have been warned about a new scam currently circulating on Facebook. Here's what you need to know.
A Tasmanian woman who ran a "relatively sophisticated" cannabis growing operation with her son and sold oil-infused gummy lollies initially made the illegal confectionary to help her sick dog.Anya Cooper, 48, and Toby Cooper-McLeod, 21, were sprung when cryovac-sealed gummy lollies were discovered by police during a raid of a mail centre in Burnie in November 2020.
UnsplashAs the cut-off for the government’s consultation on a National Cultural Policy (NCP) approaches, thousands in the sector are putting the finishing touches to their three-page submissions. These are directed around “five pillars” drawn from Creative Australia, the national cultural policy announced in the last months of the Gillard regime, but ignored by the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison governments thereafter. Coalition arts ministers showed little interest in cultural policy. Over the l
South Australia must have a minister dedicated solely to child protection in the wake of a series of tragic and distressing incidents, the state opposition says.Opposition child protection spokesman Josh Teague said SA is facing a child protection crisis.
Infrastructure and technology improvements and more driver training and education will be considered in a meeting of key stakeholders to improve safety on Adelaide's South Eastern Freeway.Next week's meeting comes after a shocking incident last month when an out-of-control truck smashed into multiple cars at an intersection at the base of the roadway, injuring nine people.
The friends say they're lucky to be alive after the ordeal on a busy Queensland motorway. Find out what happened.
A TikTok trend has been slammed for its scaring young children. Here's why experts are horrified by the videos.
There was no great conspiracy in two accused Black Lives Matter protest organisers incorrectly being told charges against them were being dropped, a magistrate has heard.Meriki Onus and Crystal McKinnon are accused of breaching the Chief Health Officer's COVID-19 directions by arranging the protest in June 2020.
Workers saw the highest annual rate of wage growth in eight years last quarter, but the increase will do little to ease the soaring cost of living.6 per cent boost to their pay packets in the year to June, with inflation sitting at 6.