Marist College Ashgrove student fighting for life after rope course accident at school camp

Marist College Ashgrove student fighting for life after rope course accident at school camp

Updated May 23, 2018 19:53:09 Photo: The student was on a ropes course at Adventure Alternatives Education Centre in Woodford. (ABC News: Owen Jacques) A teenage boy is in a critical condition after an accident on a high ropes course on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It is believed the Year …

Fighting escalates in Myanmar’s Kachin State, trapping civilians in conflict zones

Fighting escalates in Myanmar’s Kachin State, trapping civilians in conflict zones

Updated May 07, 2018 19:10:48 Photo: An officer with the Kachin Independence Army says they will keep fighting for “as long as the Burmese keep coming at us.” (Supplied: Kaung Htet) While international eyes focus on what the UN has called the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, another …

Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show ‘power of conviction’ in fighting climate change

Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show ‘power of conviction’ in fighting climate change

Updated May 02, 2018 08:59:42 French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a challenge to Australia to lift its game when it comes to tackling climate change. Key points: Mr Macron spoke of his concern about the effect of climate change on Pacific nations France has deep interests in the Pacific, …

Dog fighting: Dozens of animals seized in RSPCA’s ‘first major breakthrough in 10 years’

Dog fighting: Dozens of animals seized in RSPCA’s ‘first major breakthrough in 10 years’

Updated April 20, 2018 14:09:07 Video: Some of the dogs seized by RSPCA and Queensland police (ABC News) Related Story: Dog makes ‘miracle’ escape from garbage truck, RSPCA hunts for those responsible Related Story: RSPCA ‘finds’ man who threw cat at wall in social media video Dozens of dogs, some …

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution — scientists

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution — scientists

Updated April 17, 2018 11:36:08 Photo: There is hope the enzyme can be improved even more. (ABC News: Kathryn Diss) Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could one day help in the fight against pollution. Key points: The enzyme was discovered …

My mother is fighting brain cancer, but I yearn for the woman her tumour stole

My mother is fighting brain cancer, but I yearn for the woman her tumour stole

By Mariana Rudan Posted April 06, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Mariana Rudan with her mother, Ana, who is now battling a rare form of brain cancer. (Supplied) In my experience, there are two stages in life when a woman needs her mum the most. The first stage is childhood, the second …

PNG earthquake: Women and children facing ‘double trauma’ from quake and tribal fighting

PNG earthquake: Women and children facing ‘double trauma’ from quake and tribal fighting

Posted April 02, 2018 07:23:51 Photo: The PNG Government says 35,000 people have been displaced by the earthquake. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) Made homeless by tribal enemies who kidnapped and gang-raped her last year, *Mary fled to a neighbouring village in Papua New Guinea’s highlands to seek shelter. “I was …

Sam Willoughby fighting to walk again after BMX training crash

Sam Willoughby fighting to walk again after BMX training crash

Updated March 31, 2018 07:07:42 Video: Australian BMX cycling star Sam Willoughby strengthening his muscles after becoming tetraplegic (ABC News) Sam Willoughby admits that he has his days. Which is understandable. After all, he’s tackling a physical and mental test that few could endure. And it’s a slog, especially for …

Government to establish national centre for fighting child exploitation

Government to establish national centre for fighting child exploitation

Posted March 25, 2018 10:58:17 Photo: The Commonwealth estimates the new hub will save about 200 abuse victims each year. (AAP: Joe Castro) Child sex offenders are being put on notice by the Turnbull Government, as it commits nearly $70 million to the fight against paedophiles. A national centre dedicated …

Trebes supermarket shooting: Policeman who traded places with hostage ‘fighting for his life’

Trebes supermarket shooting: Policeman who traded places with hostage ‘fighting for his life’

Updated March 24, 2018 11:38:47 Photo: Local media identified the policeman as Arnaud Beltrame. (AP: Ouest France) Related Story: Gunman’s apartment searched after French supermarket siege French officials have hailed the bravery of a policeman who was severely injured after swapping himself for a hostage held by a gunman during …