Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Posted May 20, 2018 14:49:31 The South Australian Government is putting the lives of police officers at risk by delaying the rollout of stab-proof vests, the Opposition says. Labor said it gave SA police $4 million in February — while it was in government — to buy stab-proof vests and …

High Court sets date for Katy Gallagher’s citizenship decision, putting four other federal politicians on alert

High Court sets date for Katy Gallagher’s citizenship decision, putting four other federal politicians on alert

Posted May 04, 2018 15:38:02 The High Court will rule on the eligibility of Labor senator Katy Gallagher the day after the budget, which could have ramifications for four other federal politicians. The former ACT chief minister has been embroiled in the dual citizenship fiasco. Senator Gallagher argued she took …

Murray-Darling water licence rethink putting farmers’ mortgages in question, experts warn

Murray-Darling water licence rethink putting farmers’ mortgages in question, experts warn

Updated May 04, 2018 08:29:50 A former senior public servant has warned the financial calculations for a lot of mortgages in the Basin may be on shifting ground, because the Basin Authority is carrying out a re-valuation of water licences. One expert estimates at least 70 per cent of farmers …

Herb farm Freshzest goes into administration putting jobs in limbo

Herb farm Freshzest goes into administration putting jobs in limbo

Updated May 03, 2018 13:45:37 Photo: Sixty workers at Freshzest face an uncertain future after the company went into voluntary administration. (Supplied: Freshzest) A herb farm which supplies and packs herbs for major supermarkets has gone into voluntary administration. Freshzest and affiliated company Spicezest were placed into administration by director …

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

Updated April 24, 2018 17:36:39 Photo: A patient in a wheelchair waits to be lifted from her chair and into a car at Royal Darwin Hospital. (ABC News: Phoebe Hosier) Wheelchair users are being forced to manoeuvre through traffic to reach taxis at the Northern Territory’s largest hospital because of …

Maverick the miniature horse is a ‘Top Gun’ when it comes to putting smiles on faces

Maverick the miniature horse is a ‘Top Gun’ when it comes to putting smiles on faces

Posted April 12, 2018 16:30:13 Video: Meet Maverick the therapy horse (ABC News) Related Story: The greyhound lending a therapeutic paw to those with dementia Related Story: ‘He looks after me’: How Melvin the dog is helping one woman with dementia Residents at a Canberra nursing home were delighted by …

Aged care cuts to qualified staff putting lives at risk, family of woman in ‘premature death’ say

Aged care cuts to qualified staff putting lives at risk, family of woman in ‘premature death’ say

By the Investigative Unit’s Anne Connolly Posted April 04, 2018 06:01:30 Video: Joyce Davies’ husband explains why he doesn’t want to go into an aged care facility (ABC News) The family of a woman who died just two months after her nursing home failed a government inspection, says cuts to …

Ball tampering: Footage of Cameron Bancroft putting sugar in pockets emerges, Australia’s cricketing hypocrisy highlighted

Ball tampering: Footage of Cameron Bancroft putting sugar in pockets emerges, Australia’s cricketing hypocrisy highlighted

Posted March 26, 2018 05:48:36 Photo: Steve Smith marched out on day four having been stood down as captain. (AP: Halden Krog) The Australian ball-tampering scandal has brought to light footage of Cameron Bancroft pouring sugar into his trouser pockets during the Sydney Ashes Test, as the sporting world highlights …