Couple tasered by police in Fremantle fight to keep damages

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle fight to keep damages

Posted May 15, 2018 20:48:06 The West Australian Government is fighting a court decision to award a couple more than $1 million after they were tasered and unlawfully detained by police, leaving them with physical and psychological damages. Law professor Robert Cunningham and his wife Catherine Atoms have been waiting …

No, women don’t need to ‘take a break’ from the pill every couple of years

No, women don’t need to ‘take a break’ from the pill every couple of years

Posted May 14, 2018 10:44:48 Photo: It may be more risky to start and stop the pill than it is to use the pill over many years. (Flickr: Allison Curtis) Related Story: Why Claire decided to have a hysterectomy at 35 Related Story: ‘I wasn’t zombified anymore’: Growing trend of …

Gay couple attacked as ‘sickheads’ in hateful note left outside home, car tyre punctured with knife

Gay couple attacked as ‘sickheads’ in hateful note left outside home, car tyre punctured with knife

Updated April 24, 2018 11:32:14 Photo: The note found on the couple’s car outside their home north of Brisbane. (Facebook) A same-sex couple who had their car tyre punctured and a note left outside their home calling “lesbianism an abhorrent practice” is encouraging anyone else targeted in the same way …

Retired couple capturing a treasure trove of data on Australia’s dolphins

Retired couple capturing a treasure trove of data on Australia’s dolphins

Updated April 22, 2018 09:16:07 Photo: Some of the injuries captured in photographs taken by South Australian volunteers. (Supplied: Kangaroo Island/Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch) Related Story: MV Port Princess farewells Port Adelaide after 20 years Related Story: Dolphins threatened by man-made contaminants: EPA Dolphins are among the most photogenic creatures …

Westpac advice cost couple dream retirement, banking royal commission hears | Australia news

Westpac admits a senior financial planner gave poor advice to a couple that cost them their dream retirement. Jacqueline McDowall and her husband ended up losing their home after trying to use superannuation funds to buy a bed and breakfast. McDowall told her story to the banking royal commission on …

Couple accused of fleeing $250 Swan Valley restaurant bill shamed on social media

Couple accused of fleeing $250 Swan Valley restaurant bill shamed on social media

Posted April 10, 2018 20:38:55 Photo: The pair allegedly ordered cocktails, sparkling wine, an entree and dessert. (Facebook: Elmar’s in the Valley) Police are investigating a series of dine-and-dash incidents in Perth after a restaurant posted CCTV vision online of a couple it says spent hundreds of dollars on food …

Couple left $20,000 out of pocket, stranded in Darwin after holiday from hell leads to court

Couple left $20,000 out of pocket, stranded in Darwin after holiday from hell leads to court

Posted April 10, 2018 18:17:04 Photo: A heavy night of drinking at Darwin’s Sky City Casino led to police charges. (ABC News: Diana Hayward) Related Story: Darwin’s Bureau of Meteorology rain gauge breaks during downpour Related Story: Second croc spotted in Top End golf course What was supposed to be …

Insurance scam couple who blew up home sentenced to up to six years in jail

Insurance scam couple who blew up home sentenced to up to six years in jail

Updated April 10, 2018 12:27:06 Photo: Police found just rubble after the house exploded in October 2011. (Spence Denny) Related Story: Alleged arsonists fled interstate fearing they were being followed and could be killed Related Story: Couple accused of blowing up house to claim insurance money A husband and wife …

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 …

Couple in ‘Gone Girl’ kidnapping settles with Californian authorities for $US2.5 million

Couple in ‘Gone Girl’ kidnapping settles with Californian authorities for $US2.5 million

Updated March 17, 2018 12:32:31 Photo: Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn were wrongly accused of fabricating a kidnapping. (AP: Sudhin Thanawala) A couple has reached a $US2.5 million ($3.2 million) settlement with a northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman’s elaborate and bizarre …