NSW introduces $90 million plan to better support people after a suicide attempt

NSW introduces $90 million plan to better support people after a suicide attempt

Posted October 17, 2018 09:41:33 Aftercare services following an attempted suicide will be the focus of $90 million initiative to support suicide prevention, the New South Wales Premier has announced. People who have been admitted to hospital following an attempt will, from next year, have access to aftercare services, emergency …

Central Australia may have seen the world’s worst rate of mammal extinction — but it could get worse

Central Australia may have seen the world’s worst rate of mammal extinction — but it could get worse

Posted October 17, 2018 07:41:30 Photo: The central rock rat is Australia’s most endangered mammal. (NT Government: Peter McDonald) More species are being wiped from existence in Australia than almost anywhere else on the planet, with experts saying the nation’s arid centre has undergone “arguably the greatest rate of mammal …

Government defends Israel embassy move ‘discussion’ – politics live | Australia news

When these Senate motions – on average there are 50-60 every sitting week – come, the government asks the relevant ministerial office to advise. In this case, it was the office of Attorney-General Christian Porter. Porter says his staff interpreted Hanson’s [motion] as “a motion opposing racism. The associations of …

Australian embassy move to Jerusalem would sabotage Middle East peace process, Palestinians say

Australian embassy move to Jerusalem would sabotage Middle East peace process, Palestinians say

Updated October 17, 2018 08:50:30 Photo: Residents in the Arab neighbourhood next to Jerusalem’s Old City like Sahar Abbasi want Australia to remember that Jerusalem is “an occupied territory”. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) Palestinians have reacted with shock and dismay to the suggestion Australia could move its embassy to Jerusalem. …

Canberra schools went six months without formal response to child approaches, documents show

Canberra schools went six months without formal response to child approaches, documents show

Posted October 17, 2018 08:55:45 Photo: The ACT Government has defended its communication with schools over child approach reports. (ABC News) It has been revealed it took six months for the ACT Government to enact a formal response to reports of men approaching, stalking and grabbing students. But the Government …

Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to her first child

Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to her first child

Updated October 17, 2018 08:56:47 Photo: Pippa Middleton arriving at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. (AP: Pool) Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to her first child, a boy. Ms Middleton, 35, first came to public attention when she acted …

Perth Zoo’s transformation from concrete jungle to leafy sanctuary

Perth Zoo’s transformation from concrete jungle to leafy sanctuary

Posted October 17, 2018 08:17:02 Photo: A sun bear sits in its enclosure at Perth Zoo. (Supplied: Perth Zoo) Perth Zoo’s founding director Ernest Le Souef sometimes kept snakes in the oven of his home on the grounds of the South Perth park to keep them warm. His great-granddaughter Anna …

Telstra’s board may be angry about the protest vote, but they have only themselves to blame

Telstra’s board may be angry about the protest vote, but they have only themselves to blame

Updated October 17, 2018 06:27:12 Telstra chair John Mullen turned up to front his shareholders at the 2018 AGM in a far from chipper mood. He was a beaten man. The proxies for the company’s remuneration report had been counted and even without the final tally being added up, Mr …

Wall Street rebounds, Australian dollar lifts to US71.4c

Wall Street rebounds, Australian dollar lifts to US71.4c

Updated October 17, 2018 08:15:20 The Australian share market is headed for a moderate boost, as it continues to recover from last week’s heavy sell-off. Markets at 7:30am (AEDT): ASX SPI 200 +0.5pc at 5,886, ASX 200 (Tuesday’s close) +0.6pc at 5,870 AUD: 71.38 US cents, 54.14 British pence, 61.67 …

Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder and yachtsman, dies aged 78

Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder and yachtsman, dies aged 78

By Michael Troy Posted October 17, 2018 07:38:19 Ian Kiernan, a true Sydney identity who grew to international fame as an environmental campaigner and yachtsman, has died aged 78. He was diagnosed with cancer in late July. Kiernan is survived by his wife Judy and two daughters Sally and Pip. …