Former Victorian detective Denis Ryan wins police compensation decades after being forced out police force

Former Victorian detective Denis Ryan wins police compensation decades after being forced out police force

Posted May 07, 2018 10:40:43 Photo: Denis Ryan was forced to resign after trying to charge a notorious paedophile priest. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Related Story: ‘A disgrace’: Whistleblower cop struggling to make ends meet, supporters say Related Story: Victoria Police accepts ‘Catholic mafia’ covered up allegations of abuse A former …

Nevermoor by first-time novelist Jessica Townsend wins Book of the Year at Australian Book Industry Awards

Nevermoor by first-time novelist Jessica Townsend wins Book of the Year at Australian Book Industry Awards

By arts editor Dee Jefferson Posted May 04, 2018 11:41:20 Photo: Townsend’s book has been published in the US, UK and several other countries around the world. (Supplied: ABIA Awards) Queensland writer Jessica Townsend has continued her saga of success, taking three major gongs at the Australian Book Industry Awards …

East West Link: Victorian Opposition to resurrect controversial project if it wins government

East West Link: Victorian Opposition to resurrect controversial project if it wins government

Updated May 03, 2018 16:56:58 Victorian voters will have a choice of the East West Link or the North East Link at the November state poll after Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said the dumped road was his priority. Mr Guy also said that congestion in the northern suburbs could be …

Sophie Mirabella wins defamation case against Benalla newspaper

Sophie Mirabella wins defamation case against Benalla newspaper

Updated May 02, 2018 20:36:08 Former Liberal member for Indi Sophie Mirabella has won a defamation trial against a regional north-east Victorian newspaper. Mrs Mirabella sued the Benalla Ensign newspaper and its editor, Libby Price, after it published an article saying she had publicly pushed her political opponent, Indi MP …

Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi wins award for nicotine vaping advocacy

Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi wins award for nicotine vaping advocacy

Posted April 30, 2018 14:06:57 Photo: Cory Bernardi said his support for vaping came from his own smoking struggles. Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi has accepted an industry award for promoting the legalisation of nicotine in e-cigarettes. Key points: Cory Bernardi has won an industry award for supporting vaping The …

Labor vows to axe tampon tax if it wins federal election | Australia news

Labor has promised to axe the so-called tampon tax if it wins government, saying it has found a way to get the states on board. The deputy Labor leader, Tanya Plibersek, said applying the 10% GST to the 12 natural therapies such as herbalism and naturopathy would recoup the $30m …

Tampon tax to be axed if Labor wins election, alternative medicines to pick up GST slack

Tampon tax to be axed if Labor wins election, alternative medicines to pick up GST slack

Posted April 29, 2018 00:05:04 The Labor Party has pledged to abolish the Goods and Services Tax on tampons if it wins the next election and instead raise extra money on alternative health treatments that are currently exempt from the GST. The Party has long argued that the tax on …

Matt Hall wins Red Bull Air Race in thrilling display at world championships in Cannes

Matt Hall wins Red Bull Air Race in thrilling display at world championships in Cannes

Updated April 23, 2018 08:55:15 Video: Watch Australian Matt Hall’s extreme air race win (ABC News) Australian pilot Matt Hall has claimed victory in the second leg of the Red Bull Air Race world championship in Cannes, France, edging German Matthias Dolderer in an intense final-four battle. Hall crossed the …

London Marathon: Madison de Rozario wins women’s wheelchair event in high temperatures

London Marathon: Madison de Rozario wins women’s wheelchair event in high temperatures

Posted April 23, 2018 07:24:36 Photo: Australia’s Madison de Rozario followed up her Commonwealth Games triumph with victory in the London Marathon. (AP: Kirsty Wigglesworth) Fresh from her Commonwealth Games triumph, Australia’s Madison De Rozario has taken out the women’s elite wheelchair event at the London Marathon. Her compatriot Kurt …

Sydney artist Steve Lopes wins Gallipoli Art Prize with Mont St Quentin homage

Sydney artist Steve Lopes wins Gallipoli Art Prize with Mont St Quentin homage

Posted April 18, 2018 18:57:45 Photo: Steve Lopes with his winning work, a landscape painting of the overgrown Mont St Quentin battlefield (By Antonette Collins) The taking of Mont St Quentin on the Western Front is regarded as one of Australia’s finest efforts during World War I. A century on, …