No, women don’t need to ‘take a break’ from the pill every couple of years

No, women don’t need to ‘take a break’ from the pill every couple of years

Posted May 14, 2018 10:44:48 Photo: It may be more risky to start and stop the pill than it is to use the pill over many years. (Flickr: Allison Curtis) Related Story: Why Claire decided to have a hysterectomy at 35 Related Story: ‘I wasn’t zombified anymore’: Growing trend of …

Archibald winner Davida Allen opens up about 50 years of art filled with motherhood and sexuality

Archibald winner Davida Allen opens up about 50 years of art filled with motherhood and sexuality

Updated May 14, 2018 10:32:46 Photo: Allen says her new work is about the joys of being a grandmother. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Hailey Renault) Inside a studio in a funny little house in Toowong, a woman living a “perfectly normal, boring life” spent five decades letting her emotions flow through …

Logan City councillor failed to declare campaign donations for more than two years

Logan City councillor failed to declare campaign donations for more than two years

Updated May 11, 2018 08:00:21 A prominent Logan City councillor did not declare more than $10,000 in campaign donations for more than two years, including gifts from a planning firm, property developer and a Taiwanese investment corporation, the ABC can reveal. Key points: Councillor Russell Lutton amended his donations declaration …

Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens after three years of contamination and disease scares

Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens after three years of contamination and disease scares

Updated May 12, 2018 18:05:03 Photo: Patients will begin arriving from Monday. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital is finally about to open after three years of delays, lead and asbestos contamination and two legionella disease scares. The hospital, originally expected to open in August, 2015, …

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards reflects on his 44 years behind the lens

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards reflects on his 44 years behind the lens

By Jack Hawke Posted May 12, 2018 09:11:09 Photo: Edwards, pictured with Charles and Camilla, has a close relationship with the Royals. (Arthur Edwards/News International) Related Story: Meghan Markle’s father to attend royal wedding, Kensington Palace confirms Related Story: ‘She doesn’t need to be saved’: How Meghan Markle is inspiring …

Ex-policeman who killed baby son with ‘sickening’ single punch jailed for nine years

Ex-policeman who killed baby son with ‘sickening’ single punch jailed for nine years

Updated May 11, 2018 18:22:00 A former Queensland policeman who killed his baby son with a “sickening” single punch has been jailed for nine years. Brisbane’s Supreme Court heard Colin David Randall “forcefully punched the defenceless 10-week-old” so hard it caused fatal abdominal injuries, in an attack at the family …

Jessie Donker sentenced to four years’ jail for manslaughter of abusive partner in ‘freakish accident’

Jessie Donker sentenced to four years’ jail for manslaughter of abusive partner in ‘freakish accident’

Posted May 11, 2018 13:26:14 Photo: The court found Jessie Donker lost self control after she was attacked by Richard Powell. (Facebook: Jessie Donker) A Melbourne woman has been sentenced to four years’ jail for the manslaughter of her abusive partner, who she killed in a “freakish accident” by causing …

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

SafeWork SA to face public inquiry after ‘a number of complaints and reports’ over five years

Posted May 10, 2018 12:04:22 SafeWork SA has come under fire with confirmation of an evaluation into its practices, policies and procedures following several complaints against its integrity over the last five years. The Independent Commission Against Corruption, Bruce Lander QC released a public statement on Thursday, determining an evaluation …

Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Posted May 10, 2018 08:30:04 Photo: Straight as a gunbarrel — the highway in central Australia covers more than 1,300 kilometres. (Wikimedia Commons: gazjo/CC0) The Gunbarrel Highway is a rough desert track that stretches 1,300 kilometres from Carnegie Station in Western Australia to Victory Downs in the Northern Territory. It …

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Mexican Embassy searches for Australians who drew these pictures 50 years ago

Updated May 10, 2018 07:13:21 Photo: Cathy Center, aged 12 in 1968, is the artist of this piece, celebrating friendship between cultures. (Supplied: Embassy of Mexico, Australia) If the above picture looks familiar, you may be wanted by Mexico. Before you fret, you won’t be thrown behind bars — the …