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Babies in detention: lawyers appeal for delay of 26 infants' transfer to Nauru

Babies in detention: lawyers appeal for delay of 26 infants' transfer to Nauru | Australia | Scoop.it
Minister urged to wait for test case of baby Ferouz before classifying 26 infants as ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals’
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ASIC to look into prank Metgasco email from schoolgirl Kudra Falla-Ricketts

ASIC to look into prank Metgasco email from schoolgirl Kudra Falla-Ricketts | Australia | Scoop.it
Sixteen-year-old Kudra Falla-Ricketts didn't realise how much of a stir her April Fools' prank had caused until she was hauled into her school principal's office.
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Sydney 'for sale': prime locations up for grabs

Sydney 'for sale': prime locations up for grabs | Australia | Scoop.it
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has earmarked three prime sites on the northern side of Sydney Harbour for long-term lease and development, including to overseas-based Chinese investors.
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Hodgman reads riot act to Greens

Hodgman reads riot act to Greens | Australia | Scoop.it
TASMANIAN premier-elect Will Hodgman has declared war on environmental groups that don't back the government's jobs focus, vowing to freeze them out and to relegate the Greens to bit players in the new parliament.
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Let current regulator police us: charities

Let current regulator police us: charities | Australia | Scoop.it
SOME of Australia's biggest charities and community sector groups have banded together to warn the federal government it will commit a
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Tony Abbott's green army will be paid half the minimum wage

Tony Abbott's green army will be paid half the minimum wage | Australia | Scoop.it
A ''green army'' of 15,000 young people will be paid as little as half the minimum wage, as fresh details emerge of the federal government's plan to create Australia's largest environmental workforce.
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Jay Weatherill admits critical waiting list for disability housing, services and equipment will last 4 years

Jay Weatherill admits critical waiting list for disability housing, services and equipment will last 4 years | Australia | Scoop.it
CLEARING the critical waiting list for disability housing, services and equipment will not be possible until at least 2018 when significant federal funding becomes available, Premier Jay Weatherill has conceded.
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Julie Bishop axes funding earmarked to save endangered Sumatran rhinoceros

Julie Bishop axes funding earmarked to save endangered Sumatran rhinoceros | Australia | Scoop.it
$3m pledged by Labor cancelled in move conservationists say is ‘devastating’ to the 100 rhinos still believed to be in the wild
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Aussie sports still in dark a year after 'blackest day' | NEWS.GNOM.ES

Aussie sports still in dark a year after 'blackest day' | NEWS.GNOM.ES | Australia | Scoop.it
(NEWS.GNOM.ES) - The release of an explosive report into the use of performance-enhancing drugs among Australian athletes prompted the country's former anti-doping chief Richard Ings to describe February 7, 2013 as the "blackest day" in the country's sporting history. A year on and with only one athlete punished as a result of Australia's biggest anti-doping investigation, Ings defended his statement as a reaction to a rap-sheet of serious allegations mouthed by politicians at a highly publicized news conference.
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Relatives of Pike River mine victims 'disgusted' over court deal

Relatives of Pike River mine victims 'disgusted' over court deal | Australia | Scoop.it
Relatives of Pike River mine disaster victims express shock at a deal to drop charges against the mine's boss.
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Australian clothing shoppers ‘in the dark’ about ethical purchasing

Australian clothing shoppers ‘in the dark’ about ethical purchasing | Australia | Scoop.it
Choice says The Just Group and Best & Less have failed to sign the Bangladesh accord, which aims to empower consumers
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Peter Greste detention: human rights barrister calls for political action

Peter Greste detention: human rights barrister calls for political action | Australia | Scoop.it
Geoffrey Robertson urges Tony Abbott to do more, saying 'quiet diplomacy' will not work
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‘No misconduct’ by policewoman who persuaded alleged rape victim to withdraw complaint

‘No misconduct’ by policewoman who persuaded alleged rape victim to withdraw complaint | Australia | Scoop.it
THE Crime and Misconduct Commission has failed to have a female police officer, who convinced a woman to withdraw her rape complaint, disciplined for misconduct.
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Why is an Australian baby locked up in detention?

Why is an Australian baby locked up in detention? | Australia | Scoop.it
Murray Watt: Baby Ferouz, who is six months old, should not be in detention. He was born in Brisbane’s Mater Hospital, the very place where I, and my own children, were born
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March in March: Two sides to the story we didn't run

March in March: Two sides to the story we didn't run | Australia | Scoop.it
This week a man named Timothy Pembroke, who lives in Annandale and loves the Herald, wrote the paper a rather sweet open letter, which has gone viral on the internet.
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New Bill Aims to End Animal-Tested Cosmetics in Australia

New Bill Aims to End Animal-Tested Cosmetics in Australia | Australia | Scoop.it
Following popular demand, Australia may soon join India, Israel, and the European Union in banning animal-tested cosmetics.
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Qld juveniles to serve time in adult jails

Qld juveniles to serve time in adult jails | Australia | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND'S repeat young offenders will be sent to adult jails when they turn 17 and publicly named and shamed.
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Electric car devotees push for supercharged highway in WA

Electric car devotees push for supercharged highway in WA | Australia | Scoop.it
Australia's first 'electric highway' will be rolled out in WA if Perth devotees of the cars have their way.
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Asylum dream turns to nightmare: Young girl Hasti faces Iranian foster care after failed bid to reach Australia

Asylum dream turns to nightmare: Young girl Hasti faces Iranian foster care after failed bid to reach Australia | Australia | Scoop.it
THINGS could not have gone any worse for eight-year-old Hasti since she was put on a pitilessly overloaded boat that went down off Java on July 23.
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Sex abuse victims 'deterred when NSW government threatened to pursue costs'

Sex abuse victims 'deterred when NSW government threatened to pursue costs' | Australia | Scoop.it
Abuse victim Wilma Robb said the state government of the time threatened to pursue costs if victims lost
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Harmful bacteria in Brisbane water supply

Harmful bacteria in Brisbane water supply | Australia | Scoop.it
Disease-carrying bugs dangerous to those suffering lung conditions have been found in Brisbane's water distribution system.
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Former Navy recruit denied abuse-related PTSD treatment

Former Navy recruit denied abuse-related PTSD treatment | Australia | Scoop.it
A former defence recruit who says he was raped by his colleagues is denied treatment for abuse-related PTSD.
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Judge Ruth McColl warns gains on gender threatened by about-face on diversity

Judge Ruth McColl warns gains on gender threatened by about-face on diversity | Australia | Scoop.it
A senior NSW judge has warned there are ''worrying signs'' the Abbott government is winding back measures to promote greater gender diversity on the bench and called for vigilance to ensure hard-won advancements for female lawyers are not lost.
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Wait ahead for Manus Island riot answers

Wait ahead for Manus Island riot answers | Australia | Scoop.it
It will be several months before an independent investigation into a fatal riot at the Manus Island detention centre will be complete.
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Sex abuse of girls was not reported by school principal, commission hears

Sex abuse of girls was not reported by school principal, commission hears | Australia | Scoop.it
Queensland principal first heard complaints about Gerard Byrnes by schoolgirls in 2007
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