CCC probes Horizon Power contracts allegedly awarded by IT manager to wife, business partner

CCC probes Horizon Power contracts allegedly awarded by IT manager to wife, business partner

Posted May 07, 2018 16:07:35 A senior manager at a government-owned utility Horizon Power, who allegedly gave consulting contracts to his business partner worth more than $1 million, said he wanted to “rape as much as I can” out of the utility, the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) has been …

Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride

Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride

Posted April 30, 2018 00:53:28 Related Story: ‘Don’t hesitate’: Watch how Australia’s giant-wave surfer glides on a wall of water Related Story: Aussie big wave surfer concussed after being washed onto rocks in Portugal Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big Wave Awards in California, …

Single mum who had two strokes before 40 awarded Barnardos Mother of the Year 2018

Single mum who had two strokes before 40 awarded Barnardos Mother of the Year 2018

Updated April 26, 2018 13:37:11 Photo: Kellie Brookes says she is in awe of her mother Dianne’s generosity and resilience (ABC News: Clare Sibthorpe) When Dianne Brookes woke up one Boxing Day night after suffering a severe stoke, she thought she was in a nightmare. But the then-38-year-old soon recognised …

South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal

South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal

Updated April 24, 2018 15:30:45 Photo: Liz McDaid and Makona Lekalakala were awarded the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize. (Supplied: Goldman Environmental Prize) Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala have been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for their role in stopping a controversial nuclear deal between South Africa and Russia. Now …

Vogel Literary prize awarded to Brisbane author Emily O’Grady

Vogel Literary prize awarded to Brisbane author Emily O’Grady

Posted April 23, 2018 21:19:15 The winner of the prestigious Vogel Literary Award has gone to Brisbane author Emily O’Grady. The $20,000 prize is given annually to the best unpublished manuscript from a writer under 35 years old. It has launched the careers of authors like Tim Winton and Kate …

Canberra couple awarded $900k after baby dies in botched delivery

Canberra couple awarded $900k after baby dies in botched delivery

Updated April 05, 2018 17:59:28 A couple whose baby died during a botched delivery at Calvary Hospital has been awarded nearly $900,000. The ACT Supreme Court heard the woman went to the hospital on January 13, 2011, to be induced because the baby was a week overdue. She arrived at …

‘Hero for eternity’: Skydiver who saved tandem partner awarded Star of Courage

‘Hero for eternity’: Skydiver who saved tandem partner awarded Star of Courage

Updated March 29, 2018 11:00:50 Photo: Tony Rokov was an experienced skydiving instructor at Adrenaline Skydive in Goulburn. (Facebook) Related Story: Instructor dead, 14yo critically injured after skydiving accident in Goulburn Related Story: Killed skydiving instructor ‘twisted his body to protect teenager’ from crash landing For Samantha Rokov, opening the …

NT Stolen Generations group now satisfied businessman awarded Indigenous grant is Aboriginal

NT Stolen Generations group now satisfied businessman awarded Indigenous grant is Aboriginal

Posted March 21, 2018 15:47:52 The NT Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation says it now satisfied a Darwin businessman is Indigenous and will not revoke his Certificate of Aboriginality, after claims surfaced that he was not. The corporation initially said the paperwork for Allan Lodge’s certificate of Aboriginality (COA) was not …