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Claims Govt fears liquor-industry backlash
DAVID MARK: A failed $10 million program to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland has prompted renewed calls for more effective action.
Fri May 17, 2013
Police wanted more information in abuse cases
An inquiry into child sexual abuse in the New South Wales Hunter Valley Catholic Church has heard an investigator did not want to examine allegations of abuse because he was waiting for more information.
Thu May 16, 2013
"How Safe Are We? Balancing Risks, Benefits, and Costs" featuring John Mueller
Featuring John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; and Mark G. Stewart, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
Tue May 14, 2013
NSW revs up for anti-homophobia day
Commemorate IDAHO, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobi, this Friday at a range of events being held throughout Sydney and regional New South Wales.
ICAC told $1,800 dinner not lavish
A businessman who paid $1,800 for a dinner to celebrate a coal deal has told the ICAC the dinner was not lavish.
Officer admits slow response to sex abuse claims
The former head of the police force in the New South Wales Hunter Valley has told an inquiry that investigations into child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy could have been "better managed". An inquiry has heard claims that important police documents regarding allegations of child sexual abuse in the Hunter Valley's Catholic Church sat on the desk ... (more)
You call those drugs what?
SYNTHETIC drugs should be renamed "social tonics" to differentiate them from illicit substances, an Australian adult industry group has said.
Mon May 13, 2013
Smith earns Levinus Clarkson Award
Graduating senior Jared D. Smith of Bay Shore received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 120th commencement ceremony.
Sat May 11, 2013
Pop-up shop idea to return life to city
Pop Up Launceston founders Karen Revie and Kitty Taylor outside one of the city's vacant shops.
Fri May 10, 2013
Forensic work winning war on crime, but it's no TV show
Scientific Officer Elton Potgieter of the Forensic Ballistic Investigation Section, New South Wales Police Force takes us through the process of identifying firearms.
Australian immigration detains five Fijians
In an interview with The Fiji Times yesterday, Australian Department of Immigration spokesperson Lancia Jordana said the Fijians, who were among 27 illegal workers and visa over-stayers, were nabbed following a raid in New South Wales last week.
Search off for pair who fell from ship
Australian officials on Friday called off a massive air and sea search for a couple who fell overboard during a cruise, as the cruise ship company involved said safety was its first priority.
Accused priest 'said he'd beat charges'
A Hunter Valley Catholic priest suspected of sexually abusing children over four decades boasted he would beat any charges against him, a special commission of inquiry has heard.
Thu May 09, 2013
Tonga to send 16 athletes to Asia-Pacific Special Olympics
Sixteen athletes from Tonga will participate in this year's Asia-Pacific Special Olympics in Newcastle, Australia, from November 28 to December 7. of the Digicel Tonga in 2011.
Mail on Sunday
Massive air and sea search launched for a couple believed to have...
A massive air and sea search has been launched off the coast of New South Wales for a man and a woman believed to have fallen overboard from a luxury cruise liner.
Tue May 07, 2013
Sex abuse whistleblower cop axed
Whistleblower cop Peter Fox was axed from investigating alleged child sex abuse by priests in the New South Wales Hunter region, despite his protests that the victims had been through hell and he had promised them he'd follow through.
Sun May 05, 2013
Child sex abuse inquiry opens in Newcastle
ELEANOR HALL: The special commission of inquiry investigating child sexual abuse in the Newcastle area has begun its hearings this morning.
Inquiry to probe church handling of sex abuse complaints
Some of the most senior police officers in New South Wales will give evidence at a public inquiry starting today into child sex abuse and the Catholic Church.
NSW Origin skipper Gallen injured in...
New South Wales skipper Paul Gallen suffered a knee injury playing for Cronulla Sharks on Sunday, putting him in doubt for next month's State of Origin opener against Queensland.
Thu May 02, 2013
Rural Reporter for Saturday May 4th, 2013
This week we travel to Australia's most remote weather station, a tiny speck on the map in the West Australian desert; and join Cinderella and her pumpkin coach at the inaugural Stroud farmers' market.