‘It just gets debilitating’: The NDIS families desperate for a better scheme

‘It just gets debilitating’: The NDIS families desperate for a better scheme

Posted May 19, 2018 04:49:26 Photo: Sonya Ludlow with her son Sam in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. (ABC News: Haidarr Jones) Sonya Ludlow is a strong woman. When you’re bringing up seven children, resilience and thick skin are almost compulsory. But the Adelaide mother was left feeling “absolutely awful” after a …

Operation Saturate: Tasmanian Police targeting crime families, but lawyer group questions efficacy

Operation Saturate: Tasmanian Police targeting crime families, but lawyer group questions efficacy

Posted May 01, 2018 08:12:45 Photo: Talks are underway to extend the life of Operation Saturate. (Supplied) It’s a team of just 12 policemen and women, but between them over the past four months they have slashed Tasmania’s crime rate by 15 per cent. Operation Saturate was launched in January …

Families of workplace accident victims back call for new industrial manslaughter offence with jail term

Families of workplace accident victims back call for new industrial manslaughter offence with jail term

Updated April 29, 2018 08:11:33 Photo: Jack Brownlee died a day after being trapped in a deep trench in an industrial accident near Ballarat. (Supplied: Damascus College, Ballarat) Related Story: Second man dies following Ballarat trench collapse Related Story: Company fined over death of sewerage worker It was a tragedy …

Charity helps Defence families strengthen bonds and stay connected

Charity helps Defence families strengthen bonds and stay connected

Updated April 25, 2018 06:39:34 Photo: The Family Ties program looks for ways to help serving soldiers and veterans connect with their families. (Supplied: Soldier On) Family support is vital for many people, but what happens if that network starts falling apart? The pressures of working in the Australian Defence …

War widows fight for equal support for families of fallen soldiers – RN

War widows fight for equal support for families of fallen soldiers – RN

Posted April 25, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Bree Till (L) and Gwen Cherne have united through a shared grief. (ABC RN: Tiger Webb) Related Story: ‘They come in here broken’: The recovery centre putting soldiers back together again One came back in a Hercules after being killed by an IED in …

Fence dividing Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria also cutting through families as war rages

Fence dividing Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria also cutting through families as war rages

By Africa correspondent Sally Sara in Majdal Shams Posted April 20, 2018 07:54:29 Photo: Abu Wesam says Bashar al-Assad is a democrat who doesn’t want his country divided. (ABC News: Tim Stevens) As the war in Syria rages on, villagers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are watching on helplessly, as …

Rental stress hitting town and country, threatening to put families on streets

Rental stress hitting town and country, threatening to put families on streets

Updated April 18, 2018 19:01:31 Photo: Laura Edrich was worried she would not be able to find accommodation. (ABC News: David Hudspeth) Families are accepting hefty rent increases in fear of being out on the streets, as another damning report sheds more light on Tasmania’s housing crisis. But it is …

Sandy Hook families file lawsuits against Infowars’ Alex Jones over hoax claim

Sandy Hook families file lawsuits against Infowars’ Alex Jones over hoax claim

Posted April 18, 2018 09:38:25 Photo: The family of Noah Pozner are filing a suit against InfoWars’ Alex Jones. (Supplied by Lenny Pozner) The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming …

New cannery hopes to bring canned Australian salmon to dinner tables of Aussie families – ABC Rural

New cannery hopes to bring canned Australian salmon to dinner tables of Aussie families – ABC Rural

Australian salmon has a poor reputation with consumers, but a new cannery to be opened in Perth hopes to bring life back to an industry that is struggling to stay afloat. It has been more than two decades since Western Australia had an operational cannery. The well-known Albany cannery closed …

Commonwealth Games: Australian medallists credit families for Gold Coast success – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Australian medallists credit families for Gold Coast success – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 13, 2018 08:55:46 Photo: Luke Mathews took a few minutes out of his victory lap to celebrate his bronze medal with his family. (AAP: Dean Lewins) To suggest Luke Mathews and his family are close would be an understatement. As he slowly made his way around the Carrara …