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    Phillip Hughes: Critical after being struck in the head with a cricket ball.

            First class batsman Phillip Hughes remains in a critical condition this morning after being hit in the head by a cricket ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. The South Australian batsman was rushed to hospital after he was struck by a Sean Abbott bouncer and collapsed during a Sheffield Shield [read more]

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    A woman has fallen into a sinkhole in Melbourne while hanging out the washing.

        A 53-year-old woman was hanging out the washing in Melbourne yesterday morning when the ground opened below her. The woman, a cleaner, was helping an elderly woman in her Springvale home when she  fell into the three-metre sinkhole at 11:30am, the Herald Sun reports. The terrified woman was submerged in water in the hole [read more]

  • Phillip Hughes of South Australia after being struck in the head yesterday in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

    Refresher: How to respond to a serious head injury if it happens in front of you.

            The nation is collectively holding its breath waiting for news on injured cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, who is in hospital fighting for his life after being struck in the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. Hughes underwent emergency surgery last night and was placed in an induced [read more]

  • A campaign says  "We are better than this."

    For the sake of 766 children we say, “We’re better than this Australia.”

        766 children locked up. Many playing against razor wire. Look around your typical suburban primary school – the equivalent of that many children. The majority locked up for more than six months. 766 children. An appalling statistic. And a new campaign is demanding this unjust treatment stops. For the 766 children locked in [read more]

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    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Phillip Hughes       The nation is collectively holding its breath waiting for news on injured cricketer Phillip Hughes, who is in hospital fighting for his life after being struck in the head by a ball during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. 25-year-old Hughes was struck by a [read more]

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    More bizarre details emerge in the case of the baby found in a drain.

        Update: The mother accused of abandoning her baby son in a Sydney drain was ‘very religious’ and the daughter of a church minister in her home country Samoa According the Daily Mail Australia, relatives of the 30-year-old woman told the Daily Mail that she was the daughter of a Seventh Day Adventist church minister and had [read more]

  • Michael Brown.

    A police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager. But he won’t be charged.

          In cities across the US, dozens of bodies have been lying in the middle of streets, their outlines sketched around them in chalk. The dramatic images resemble a crime scene — but despite appearances, the bodies on the ground hadn’t been shot. Instead, they were protesting the killing of one unarmed teenager who did lose [read more]

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    Beautiful news for this Australian Olympian.

            Jana Pittman has revealed she is four months pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment to have her second child. But the story doesn’t stop there. Soon after deciding to go ahead with a sperm donor, Jana met the love of her life – a man called James Gurr. “With James beside me, [read more]

  • Love Makes A Way featured

    These women are willing to be arrested for what they believe in.

      You don’t often imagine a protest movement involving candles, prayer and the singing of hymns. But yesterday, to mark White Ribbon Day, that’s exactly how 11 female Christian activists protested the detention of 726 child asylum seekers in the office of Western Australian Senator and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Minister Assisting the Prime [read more]

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    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Dumped baby allowed to be named by mother     The newborn baby dumped by his mother in a drain near the M7 at Quakers Hill has been named by his mother. News Limited reports that the woman, of Pacific Island decent has been allowed to name the baby that she left in a [read more]

  • The mother was obsessed with thought the baby had dwarfism.

    Did this mother kill her baby? Or was it a tragic mistake brought on by a terrible illness?

          It was a typical suburban scene – a mother lovingly bathing her six-month old. The bathroom had rubber ducks, a purple chair. Laid out beside the clean towels was a jumpsuit neatly folded and ready to be worn by the baby girl. The tepid bath – about 11 centimetres full held a foam [read more]

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    Let’s celebrate a little fighter: Against all odds, the baby dumped in a drain has survived.

          Just 24 hours into his precious life, a newborn boy was tossed under a thick slab of cement by the side of a freeway, where he fell 2.4 metres to the ground. The baby is alive. He’s alive. Just 24 hours into his precious life, a newborn boy was tossed under a thick slab of cement by the side of [read more]

  • The woman has the nasty note stuck to her door.

    This note was pinned to her door. “You disgust me. Cover up”

            By SHAUNA ANDERSON     You ready for this, because it is going to make you want to scream. Scream obsecenties, slam your keyboard in fury and shake your fist towards the heavens (cause that’s what angry people do don’t they?) Well shake both fists folks cause this one is a [read more]

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    NEWS: The baby abandoned in a drain has been named by his mother.

             Update: The mother of a baby left in a Sydney drain last week has been allowed to name the little boy. News.com.au reports that the mother yesterday gave the child a “biblical name” which is associated with one of the most infamous child death cases in Australian history. For legal reasons, [read more]

  • The baby has been named by his mother.

    Baby in the drain: why we urgently need safe drop-off centres

            By AMY STOCKWELL Yesterday morning, cyclists found a crying newborn baby hidden deep in a 2.4 metre drain. It took three police officers to lift the concrete slab covering the drain, which weighed over 200kg. While many aspects of this case remains clouded, one thing is clear: this baby was not meant [read more]

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    Unbelievable: Ice addiction is a reality for 13 year-old Australian kids.

                By JONATHAN GUL Children in Canberra as young as 13-years-old are among the growing number of young people abusing the drug known as ice, according to a drug treatment service. The Ted Noffs Foundation has warned ice is becoming more prevalent amongst young people, particularly those from a disadvantaged [read more]

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    BREAKING: Jacqui Lambie has left the Palmer United Party.

      Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has resigned from the Palmer United Party (PUP). In a statement to thee senate, Lambie said most voters and supporters has urged her to resign, The Guardian reports. “I wish Clive and his beautiful family, staff and friends all the very best,” she said in a statement. “I acknowledge that speculation about [read more]

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    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Update: Court papers show that the 30-year-old mother of baby found in a western Sydney drain admitted to police that she dumped her newborn baby boy down the drain knowing it would kill him. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 30-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was refused bail at Blacktown Local Court this morning. Police [read more]

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    “I call him the monster. Why? Because that’s what he is.”

              Trigger warning: This article deals with abuse and may be triggering for some readers.  Victoria’s Government and Opposition have both pledged to hold an inquiry into the state’s disability sector, amid allegations one of Australia’s biggest disability providers failed to act on warnings about carers who went on to sexually [read more]

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    “One day I woke up and I had lost my mind”

        Imagine losing your mind and not knowing if you were going to get it back. That’s what happened to New York journalist Susannah Cahalan five years ago. Initially diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it took a renowned medical sleuth to discover the bizarre truth about her condition. In 2009, Susannah Cahalan was a healthy [read more]

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    Schoolies is off to a violent start.

          The first night of Gold Coast schoolies celebrations has been marred by violence with 19 arrests and the brutal assault of a teenage girl in the early hours of Sunday morning. Yahoo7 News footage shows the young girl being repeatedly punched in the face before having her head slammed against a steel fence by a [read more]

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    Authorities say Lyme disease doesn’t exist. This woman knows it does.

        Tonight’s episode of Sunday Night discussed the experience of Australian suffers of Lyme disease – a disease that Australian governments, both State and Federal, say does not exist in this country (The NSW Government Lyme disease factsheet can be found here.) In April this year, Amara Campbell wrote a about her experience with Lyme disease and her [read more]

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    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

            Jacqui Lambie confirms split with the Palmer United Party. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie has confirmed she is leaving the Palmer United Party to sit on the cross-benches as an independent. Senator Lambie says she has been overwhelmed by the support of the Tasmanian [read more]

  • miniskirt protest kenya

    She was publicly stripped and beaten for wearing a mini-skirt.

    Grainy videos of two attacks in Mombasa and Nairobi, taken on mobile phones and circulated widely via Twitter and other social media, show mobs of men surrounding the women, wresting off their clothes and appearing to kick them in their genital area. One of the march’s organisers said she was aware of 10 separate attacks [read more]

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    Saturday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Police count the cost of their botched investigation into Schapelle Corby’s post-prison interview. Federal Police have confirmed their raids on Channel 7 offices in February, which included 30 armed officers, was a ‘mishap’ that cost taxpayers approximately $1.185 million. The officers spent 12 hours searching for documents indicating whether Schapelle or her family were paid for their [read more]

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    Brittany Maynard’s final message.

            Brittany Maynard did so much, in her short life, for the cause of dying with dignity. She passed away peacefully at home on 1 November after taking a lethal dose of prescribed drugs — but her beautiful work here is not done. On Wednesday, which would have been her 30th birthday, Maynard — who moved to Oregon, USA, to [read more]

  • Three children murdered. A mother sentenced.

    The judge said this was the saddest story he had ever come across.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON   Warning: This post deals with a detailed description of the deaths of three children and themes of suicide. It may be distressing for some readers.         The two boys, three-year-old twins, were tucked up in bed, little cars and toys placed by their heads, the covers neatly tucked [read more]

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    Domestic violence services desperate for funding.

    Trigger warning: This post deals with domestic violence and may be triggering for some readers. By EMMA YOUNGER Domestic violence services are desperate for more funding, and both Labor and the Coalition could do more to tackle the problem in Victoria, service providers say. A coalition of service providers joined ranks under the banner “No [read more]

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    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Bill Cosby responds to rape allegations       A video has emerged of comedian Bill Cosby responding to the rape allegations that surround him, including two new ones that have come to light over the past month. The interview was recorded by Associated Press on November 6th, but this part of it was [read more]

  • Michael Phelps. (Photo PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Michael Phelps’ girlfriend has revealed she was born with male and female sex organs.

    Michael Phelps’ girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler has announced she was born a male. Chandler revealed in a post to Facebook that she was born a boy named David and identifies as intersex, the Daily Mail reports. “The truth is I have been living with secrets my whole life,” Ms Chandler writes in the lengthy post, which [read more]