1. Bali mother and daughter deaths
Investigators in Indonesia are looking into the meals consumed by Sunshine Coast mother and daughter Noelene and Yvana Bischoff. The pair, described as being like ‘best friends’ died within hours of each other on Saturday in Bali. Reports are focusing on the dinner they had eaten that night in their hotel and the possibility that the fish was toxic.
The food bill for this meal shows local mahi mahi fish, chicken curry and a vegetarian pizza was consumed. They drank juices and no alcohol. An autopsy on both women will be carried out in Indonesia this week.
2. Baby forceps death
The parents of a baby girl who died after her skull was crushed during a forceps delivery are suing their obstetrician.
The baby girl, named Olivia Marie, survived for five days after being left brain damaged and with a fractured skull and severed spinal cord. For more read this post here. ” Family allege forceps killed daughter”
3. Cowards punch leaves second teen in coma
On the weekend a ‘cowards punch’ has left another teenager in a coma after his skull was fractured during an altercation. 19-year-old Alexander McEwen was punched by a stranger in the drive-through of Penrith McDonald’s.
Police said they found 13 vials of steroids at the Kingswood home of his alleged attacker, Corey Beard, who publicised a love of boxing, ultimate fighting knockouts and ‘‘world extreme fighting’’ online.
Magistrate Anthony Marsden told Parramatta bail court the alleged attack in Penrith was another ‘‘regrettable’’ incident ‘‘involving violence between young men’’, before granting strict conditional bail.
4. Liberal senator’s abortion claims
Cory Bernardi, one of Tony Abbott’s backbenchers has accused some women of using abortion as “an abhorrent form of birth control” and labelled those who advocate pro-choice as “pro-death.”
He has has made the comments in his new book, The Conservative Revolution.
It is “horrendous and unacceptable” that the abortion “death industry despatches 80,000 to 100,000 unborn children [in Australia] every year,” Senator Bernardi writes.
“The political pressure from the left has ushered us into a morbid new world. It is not enough to stop the trend. What is needed is a reversal back to sanity and reason.”
5. Gym shorts unacceptable
A woman in Darwin has been told that her gym shorts ‘belong in a strip club’. Physiotherapist Maja Lukic, 25 told the NT News that she was wearing a pair of Puma gym shorts and a tank top when she was stopped by a manager mid-workout and told her outfit was unacceptable.
The business owner defended his actions saying that Ms Lukic’s gym shorts belonged in a strip club.
6. “Breast is best obsession led to my wife’s death”
In the UK a father who’s wife committed suicide from post-natal depression when their baby was just ten weeks old has blamed the obsession with ‘breast is best’.
He has said that the hospital never referred her for any kind of mental health help, only help with breastfeeding.
‘The hospital seemed only to focus on the breastfeeding issue, not the mental health one. That’s the breastfeeding lobby for you.
‘I questioned why no one had suggested that she bottle-feed the baby. The midwife said that unless Joe or I specifically asked for advice on bottle-feeding, then they weren’t allowed to raise the subject.