1. TV host loses bid for workers’ compensation after she broke her hip while jogging near her home.
ABC Catalyst host Maryanne Demasi has lost her bid for workers’ compensation after she broke her hip while jogging near her home in Sydney’s inner west two years ago.
Ms Demasi claimed she was entitled to be compensated by federal workplace insurer Comcare because she was working from home on the day she was injured reports Fairfax Media.
Comcare has paid-out in the past to public servants injured in lunch breaks or even jogging to and from work.
She was refused compensation by Comcare but appealed the case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, however the AAT agreed that going for a run at 9.30 in the morning could not be regarded as an “ordinary recess” from work.
Stephen Frost, Tribunal Deputy President found the term, and the protections it affords under the relevant legislation, should be reserved to more structured and sanctioned breaks like lunch.
2. Pharmacist who drugged co-worker he was obsessed with on 23 occasions jailed.
Yan Chi "Anthony" Cheung, 34 laughed as he was jailed yesterday. Via Seven News.
A pharmacist who secretly drugged a colleague by slipping a mix of strong chemicals into her drinks over a year has been jailed.
Yan Chi "Anthony" Cheung, 34, was on bail while appealing his sentence of 12 months jail, which was handed down in July. He pleaded guilty to one charge of poisoning with intent to injure or cause distress or pain.
Yesterday he withdrew his appeal and laughed as he handed himself into prison guards to serve his sentence.
Cheung spiked the drinks of a married colleague 23 times after she rejected his advances.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the Surry Hills pharmacist began using carefully-measured doses of antihistamine, antipsychotic and antidepressant medications to make his colleague Pamela Leung suffer after she rejected him.
He would place the drugs in her coffee, at one stage in March 2016, he put 150 milligrams of Deptran (a strong antidepressant) into Ms Leung's tin of instant coffee so she poisoned herself each time she made a coffee.
While Ms Leung suffered the effects Cheung played the caring friend in their church group.
The court heard Ms Leung was left depressed, anxious and unable to trust people but she had no long-term health problems.
3. PM seeks to reassure Australians after Islamic State threat.
The Prime Minister has said the capacity of Islamic State was "much less than they proclaim them to be" after a newsletter threatened Australians would be killed.
The newsletter titled Rumiyah said “Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards,” came out yesterday.
Speaking from the Laos capital of Vientiane off the back of talks at the G20 summit in China Mr Turnbull said the capacity of ISIS was “much less than they proclaim them to be” but Australia does need to be “very alert to the actions of these loan actors.”
“Sharing of intelligence is more important than ever before” he said.
4. Australian man killed in shark attack in New Caledonia.
An Australian man kitesurfing in New Caledonia has been killed by a shark.
The 50-year-old from Western Australia was on a reef at Koumac on a catamaran at around 3.40pm local time when he fell into the water reports Fairfax Media.
The catamaran, Discovery, raised the alarm at 3.48pm and a rescue boat was dispatched.