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Perth weather set for another weekend washout with heavy rain on the way

Wednesday  19:36,   19 june 2019
abc.net.au

A winter deluge that is set to smash Perth's June rainfall average will coincide with the shortest day of the year to deliver a wet, gloomy and blustery weekend for the city. © Provided by ABC News A satellite image shows the approaching storm... >>>

Comment: Jeff Kennett’s long history of inflammatory comments

Wednesday  16:26,   19 june 2019
crikey.com.au

Like many men of the Melbourne establishment, it’s the AFL that provides Kennett with relevance and a... >>>

Homeowner's victory after insurer cuts hole in her ceiling

Wednesday  16:16,   19 june 2019
9news.com.au

Following a six-month battle with one of the country's biggest insurance providers, Queensland resident Sue Bale now has something to smile... >>>

Hairdresser to the stars, 26, dies suddenly 'in her sleep' - leaving the fashion scene in mourning as friends and family search for answers

Wednesday  16:15,   19 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The beauty and fashion community in Perth has been left devastated by the loss of a popular hairdresser who died suddenly last... >>>

Squatter 'refusing to leave' cancer-struck pensioner's home

Wednesday  15:36,   19 june 2019
9news.com.au

For two and a half years pensioner Julie Pearn has been paying her mortgage, whilst having to watch a squatter slowly destroy her property. Ms Pearn alleges that the occupant Theresa Smith moved into her home in Deniliquin, in the New South Wales... >>>

Kristina Keneally in emotional plea for stillbirth action

Wednesday  15:31,   19 june 2019
9news.com.au

Kristina Keneally is a no shrinking violet. But underneath her tough, political exterior is a heartbreaking story. This week, the wife and mother marks the 20th anniversary of her daughter's stillbirth. "We had a funeral for her and buried her. And... >>>

Woman charged with murder over Zetland high-rise death

Wednesday  15:26,   19 june 2019
abc.net.au

Zixi Wang, 29, is charged with the murder of her partner Shuyu Zhou, whose body was found at the base of a high-rise apartment complex in Sydney's south on Monday... >>>

Canberra man accused of Eden Waugh's murder changes plea to guilty two days into trial

Wednesday  11:55,   19 june 2019
abc.net.au

As one of the men charged over the murder of Canberra man Eden Waugh pleads guilty to murder mid-trial, Mr Waugh's parents say they are "relieved" and... >>>

The cop-hating dad of two brothers accused of brutally bashing a top transit policeman is a convicted criminal with a long history of violence - as he's CHARGED with threatening officers on Facebook

Wednesday  11:40,   19 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The cop-hating father of two brothers who allegedly bashed a high-ranking transport cop in Melbourne is a convicted criminal who has done time behind bars. Jared Pihlgren was charged on Wednesday afternoon with recording court proceedings,... >>>

At-risk youth exchanging sex for ice and ending up in 'captive-like' situations, inquiry told

Wednesday  10:50,   19 june 2019
smh.com.au

Hearings at the special commission of inquiry into the drug to the drug ice have focused on the impact the stimulant is having on children, adolescents and their families in the Hunter and New England region, with school principals and family... >>>

REVEALED: Suburbs with the highest smoking rates in the country - amid claims quit campaigns only focus on 'privileged' areas

Wednesday  08:55,   19 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The Australian suburbs with the highest rates of smoking have been revealed, sparking calls for anti-tobacco campaigns in disadvantaged areas. A report from Victoria University's Mitchell Institute showed Bridgewater and Risdon Vale in Tasmania,... >>>

'We need a lifeline': South African mother, 45, who was raped by a violent thug at gunpoint in front of her children pleads for help after her family was denied asylum in Australia

Wednesday  08:00,   19 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Nicky, 45, was raped in front of her children by 32-year-old Sebenzile Simane - who also sexually molested her daughter after shooting his way into the South African farm... >>>

'There is no rift': universities move to implement free speech code

Wednesday  07:50,   19 june 2019
smh.com.au

Australian universities have started rolling out a new code to protect free speech on campus Australian universities have started rolling out a new code to despite some reservations in the tertiary sector. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find >>>

3000 Sydney patients contacted over expired, poorly stored vaccines

Wednesday  07:41,   19 june 2019
smh.com.au

Two Sydney GPs administered expired or poorly stored vaccines to patients - including infants and young children - since 2010, public health authorities have warned. More than 3000 patients of doctors Darrel and Brinda Weinman have been notified... >>>

'Waiting for the sun': The realities of sleeping rough in Hobart

Wednesday  07:30,   19 june 2019
abc.net.au

Craig has been threatened with a machete and separated from his daughters, but he says that is the reality of being homeless in Tasmania's... >>>