Mornington Island community left in the dark for 15 months waiting for street light repairs

Mornington Island community left in the dark for 15 months waiting for street light repairs

Updated April 25, 2018 09:41:15 Photo: Many street lights on Mornington Island are damaged putting the community’s safety at risk. (Supplied: Tatiana Ah Mat) A remote Indigenous council in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in Queensland says the community’s safety is in jeopardy and local police cannot perform their job properly …

Record numbers of US Marines arrive in Darwin for six months of joint training

Record numbers of US Marines arrive in Darwin for six months of joint training

Posted April 23, 2018 20:19:07 Photo: The 1,587 US Marines started arriving in the Top End this month. (Supplied: Australian Defence Force) The largest contingent of US Marines to ever be stationed in the Northern Territory has arrived in Darwin to spend the next six months training alongside the Australian …

Newcastle, Blues half-back Mitchell Pearce to miss four months with pectoral injury

Newcastle, Blues half-back Mitchell Pearce to miss four months with pectoral injury

Updated April 22, 2018 22:00:33 Photo: Mitchell Pearce’s season is in tatters after the Newcastle number seven ruptured his pectoral muscle against the Tigers. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) Related Story: Cowboys break five-match losing streak, Rabbitohs win big as Knights leave it late against Tigers Newcastle’s season has taken a significant …

Newcastle, Blues half-back Mitchell Pearce to miss four months with pectoral injury

Newcastle, Blues half-back Mitchell Pearce to miss four months with pectoral injury

Updated April 22, 2018 22:00:33 Photo: Mitchell Pearce’s season is in tatters after the Newcastle number seven ruptured his pectoral muscle against the Tigers. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) Related Story: Cowboys break five-match losing streak, Rabbitohs win big as Knights leave it late against Tigers Newcastle’s season has taken a significant …

Alvey Reels to remain open, nine months after announcing closure due to low sales in viral Facebook post

Alvey Reels to remain open, nine months after announcing closure due to low sales in viral Facebook post

Updated April 20, 2018 17:29:36 Photo: Alvey Reels will remain in business thanks to an influx of orders from customers. (Facebook: Alvey Reels Australia) A near-100-year-old Queensland business has been saved from closure, less than a year after it announced it would be forced to close doors due to poor …

Queensland accountant arrested in Bali sentenced to 15 months in drug rehab centre

Queensland accountant arrested in Bali sentenced to 15 months in drug rehab centre

Posted April 11, 2018 20:14:52 An Indonesian court has sentenced a Queensland accountant to 15 months’ detention in a drug rehabilitation centre. Isaac Emmanuel Roberts was arrested at Bali’s international airport in December carrying 14 grams of the drug ice and 14 ecstasy tablets. He will serve his sentence not …

Man who headbutted Tony Abbott in Hobart jailed for at least two months

Man who headbutted Tony Abbott in Hobart jailed for at least two months

Updated April 09, 2018 15:20:55 Photo: Hobart DJ Astro Labe has said he was “six out of ten” drunk at the time he struck Mr Abbott. (ABC News: Scott Ross) The DJ who headbutted former prime minister Tony Abbott on the Hobart waterfront last year will spend at least two …

Man who headbutted Tony Abbott in Hobart jailed for at least two months

Man who headbutted Tony Abbott in Hobart jailed for at least two months

Updated April 09, 2018 14:52:39 Photo: Hobart DJ Astro Labe has said he was “six out of ten” drunk at the time he struck Mr Abbott. (ABC News: Scott Ross) The DJ who headbutted former prime minister Tony Abbott on the Hobart waterfront last year will spend at least two …

Naturopath jailed for at least seven months for role in starving infant

Naturopath jailed for at least seven months for role in starving infant

Updated April 05, 2018 16:01:21 Photo: Naturopath Marilyn Bodnar gave advice to the boy’s breastfeeding mother. (AAP: Paul Miller) A Sydney naturopath has been sentenced to seven months in prison for her role in starving an infant in 2015, after a judge slammed her extreme diet advice that almost killed …

Obese woman dies three months after weight-loss surgery

Obese woman dies three months after weight-loss surgery

Posted April 03, 2018 14:13:13 Photo: Margot Pegum chose to undergo intragastric balloon surgery after researching various weight loss surgery options. (Pixabay, CC0) An obese woman who died after complications from weight-loss surgery had a tear in her stomach and had been dry retching repeatedly, an inquest has heard. Margaret …