Young woman dies after year-long wait for liver as campaigners call for opt-out organ donation system

Young woman dies after year-long wait for liver as campaigners call for opt-out organ donation system

Posted January 12, 2019 09:03:53 Photo: Emily Hellowell died at the age of 19, while awaiting a liver transplant. (Supplied: Michelle Crews) Organ donation in Australia needs an overhaul, say advocates who have been personally impacted by the process — and the first step is automatically putting everyone on the …

Frustrated over the pace of reform, domestic violence campaigners run for Parliament

Frustrated over the pace of reform, domestic violence campaigners run for Parliament

Posted October 25, 2018 06:06:46 Photo: Tarang Chawla and Nicole Lee have their own stories to tell about domestic violence. (ABC News: Emma Younger) Family violence campaigners Tarang Chawla and Nicole Lee didn’t aspire to become politicians. Key points: Domestic violence campaigners want to ensure voices of survivors are heard …

‘Desperate’ Melton hospital campaigners disappointed with minister’s funding pledge

‘Desperate’ Melton hospital campaigners disappointed with minister’s funding pledge

Updated October 19, 2018 15:13:40 Photo: Local residents have been campaigning for a new hospital, saying Footscray Hospital is too far away. (Supplied) The announcement of money to complete a business case for a “desperately needed” hospital in Melbourne’s fastest-growing municipality was greeted with laughter by local campaigners who were …

Clean sport campaigners dismayed as WADA lifts ban on Russian anti-doping agency

Clean sport campaigners dismayed as WADA lifts ban on Russian anti-doping agency

Updated September 21, 2018 11:19:02 Photo: Russian athletes were partially banned from competing at the Rio Olympics — that ban has now been overturned. (AP: Matt Slocum, File) The ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA has been lifted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), subject to various conditions, in a …