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1. Bankstown hospital’s general manager suspended following baby death
Bankstown Hospital’s general manager has been suspended after the devastating death of one baby and brain damage of another, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The tragic incidents occurred following a gas mix up, whereby babies were given laughing gas instead of oxygen.
The NSW Health secretary, Elizabeth Koff, announced the suspension on Friday. She said that the Chief Health Officer’s report into the deadly mix up has been given to the families.
The report will be released publicly in due course.
2. People are more likely to fall victim to an alcohol-fuelled assault at home than in a pub
People are almost two times more likely to fall victim to an alcohol-fuelled assault at home than in a pub or other licensed venue, new research reveals.
Guardian Australia reports that a study from the University of New England in NSW found 36 per cent of alcohol-related injuries in Queensland took place in the home, compared with just 10 per cent in licensed venues.
The study found that an injury by assault was 84 per cent more likely to happen in the home compared with other locations.
The research looked at more than 12,000 alcohol-related injuries treated in Queensland hospitals over 10 years.
3. Paedophile back working with children in Melbourne
Richard Hill was found guilty in 2015 of the 1981 offences against his six-year-old cousin. He was 20 years old at the time of the offences.
He was fined and put on the sex offenders' list.
Hill this week confirmed he was working with children while door-knocking as a Jehovah's Witness, Fairfax reports.
He is working out of a parish run by his father-in-law, senior elder Ken Hall, at the Plenty Kingdom Hall in outer Melbourne.
Hill, who lives in Doreen and also has an office in Brunswick, appealed his 2015 conviction but then dropped the appeal.
He maintained his innocence this week, Fairfax Media reports.
4. Greens to vote against same-sex marriage plebiscite
That means the plebiscite is in "the political death zone," Fairfax writes.
It's now unclear when same-sex marriage may be legalised, since the Liberal Turnbull government insists the issue will be resolved through a plebiscite or not at all.
"A plebiscite will be harmful, it'll be divisive, it'll be expensive, and we should never put questions of human rights to an opinion poll," he said.
5. Melbourne writer wins Miles Franklin Award
Writer A.S. Patrić of Melbourne has won the prestigious 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award for his debut novel.