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Logging that kills gliders done so intensively 'it may have breached law' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A logging company owned by the Victorian Government may have broken the law during the controversial clearing of forest that's home to a threatened species, according to a formal complaint.
Mobile blackspots remain as one in six towers promised to boost reception still not operational | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Five years ago Tony Abbott announced a massive plan to fix mobile coverage in the bush. An ABC investigation has discovered almost one in six towers funded under round one are not yet operational.
Savannah Guides: the answer to adjusting your 'nature deficit disorder' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Savannah Guides are helping travellers in northern parts of Australia enjoy a more immersive, eco-friendly experience.
Star Eagle's future clouded after big AFL ban | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
West Coast star Andrew Gaff, off contract at season's end, will consider his AFL future while serving an eight-match ban for his hit on Andrew Brayshaw.
Victorian-first clinic opens to deal with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
As time passed and Kyle's behaviour grew more erratic, Judy knew there was something wrong — but even after her son was diagnosed, she still felt helpless.
Clinician fined for outback roadside rest raises questions of fatigue policy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A travelling clinician takes the East Kimberley council to task over a fine for sleeping in his van, questioning the message it sends to tired drivers.
'People don't trust us': What it's like raising Sudanese teenagers in Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Kadiga and Youssif know how some people feel when they walk past their teenage children. It's all over their TV screens and social media feeds.
Gaff in a 'world of pain' after copping eight-week ban for punching Brayshaw | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
The AFL tribunal ends Andrew Gaff's season and Brownlow Medal hopes, imposing the equal-longest suspension this century in response to him punching his 18-year-old opponent in the head.
Demand for regional gender service to grow beyond cities | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A year since an Albury-Wodonga gender service opened, a regional Australian first, a huge demand for more support beyond the capital cities has arisen.
Wonthaggi arrest | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A man is arrested in dramatic fashion in Wonthaggi, in Victoria's South Gippsland region.
Man placed in induced coma after dramatic street arrest | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A street arrest that left a man bloodied and with serious head injuries is now the subject of a Victoria Police investigation, as his friend says officers used "excessive force" after the man had an epileptic seizure.
Spate of burglaries at volunteer-run CFA stations 'disgusting' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Police are looking into break-ins at regional Victorian fire stations, with thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen.
The sanity-saving helpline for new mums | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Volunteer counsellor Jennifer Hurrel helps new mums navigate the often tricky path to breastfeeding as part of the free National Breastfeeding Helpline.
Calls to overhaul airport security after passengers robbed | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Passengers whose medical devices have triggered security alarms and required pat-downs while going through Australian airports say they are at risk of being robbed and are calling for an overhaul of the system.
Victoria's emergency boss quits after bullying claims | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Craig Lapsley had "not always conducted himself in accordance with the very high standards expected of him", Victoria's Emergency Services Minister says, as the Emergency Management Commissioner tenders his resignation.
'Search and destroy' mission in Victoria after fungal superbug discovered | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A rare fungal superbug known as Candida auris — which can cause serious infections of the bloodstream, wound and ear — is found for the first time in Victoria.
Ex-AFL star Shannon Grant avoids prison sentence for assaulting ex-partner | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
The premiership player had been sentenced to six months' jail for assaulting his former partner, but a judge says she accepts he is remorseful and has taken steps to deal with an alcohol problem.
Underpaid Degani cafe workers win backpay after ombudsman audit | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Fifteen eateries in Melbourne and Rockhampton underpaid 86 staff by more than $44,000 in a case the Fair Work Ombudsman says is "common throughout the hospitality industry".
'The lights are flashing red' as growing numbers of families face bankruptcy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
More than 32,000 Australians declared bankruptcy during the 2018 financial year, with households in resource-dependent WA and Queensland doing it particularly tough — and outer suburbs with young families making up most of the 10 worst hit.
Body in Melbourne wheelie bin identified as graphic artist missing since 2001 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A body found in a bin at a storage warehouse in Melbourne's south-east is identified as a graphic artist who disappeared under suspicious circumstances 17 years ago, with police saying it might now be the "right time" for someone to come forward with information.
Passport holders wanting to renew caught unawares by need to prove citizenship again | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Australian passport holders who were born overseas, or had parents born overseas, are being asked to prove their citizenship again when they renew their passport.
'They're all starving to death': Koalas in crisis on overcrowded island | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Growing numbers of koalas are being handed in to wildlife carers on a small island in Victoria's east as food availability becomes an issue.
Muesli entrepreneur 'still can't understand' how he stabbed business partner to death | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Co-workers of a woman stabbed to death by her business partner — The Muesli Company founder Peter Pavlis — tell a Melbourne court they don't know how he could have "left her dying" and come into work "like nothing had happened".
Poor body image in kids as young as eight may be linked to hormones: study | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Girls and boys as young as eight are more unhappy with their body image and weight when they have higher levels of hormones linked to the onset of puberty, researchers say.
'I will never forgive you': Murder victim's family address killer who tried to take kids | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
The family of a Bendigo woman murdered in a plot to take custody of her children say they will never forget or forgive those responsible and reveal the personal hardship they suffer after taking in all four kids.
'A slap in the face': Abuse survivors outraged that Hollingworth remains a bishop | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Disgraced former governor-general Peter Hollingworth has been named in several complaints to the Anglican diocese of Melbourne over his continuing status as a bishop in the church.
Labor refers Coalition MPs to Ombudsman as 'rorts for votes' fight escalates | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
The Victorian Government wants the Ombudsman to investigate more than a dozen Coalition MPs over the possible misuse of public funds in connection to a fraud orchestrated by former Liberal Party state director Damien Mantach.
Australia's population hit 25 million. Who was likely to be the newest resident? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' population clock, Australia passed the 25 million mark just after 11:00pm. And the milestone person was most likely a young, female Chinese student.
Thinking of having a baby? Time might be running out | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
A survey of university students reveals many do not understand how early in life fertility begins to decline, echoing trends doctors say they're seeing in the reproductive treatment industry.
'You actually can't run a fine dining restaurant and be profitable and keep all of your staff happy' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 15, 2018
Prominent members of Melbourne's restaurant scene say it's time to get serious about tackling systemic wage theft, as protesters rally against the problem outside an industry summit.
Orange roughy returns to menu for Australian seafood processor | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
The fishing of orange roughy returns to Tasmania after extensive overfishing nearly wiped out the species there over a decade ago.
Alex Johnson 'shattered' as scans confirm sixth knee injury in as many years | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Alex Johnson's worst fears are realised after scans confirm the Sydney Swans defender ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while playing only his second AFL match since 2012.
Burglar told police his DNA got to crime scene 'by magic' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
A man who committed a series of "clumsy" burglaries in Melbourne told police it was "magic" that led to his DNA being left on a water bottle, door and tool at several crime scenes, a court hears.
'He hit me first': What happens when police misjudge victims of family violence | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Stephanie had to fight to prove she was the victim of domestic violence and her partner was the aggressor, and new research suggests her experience is disturbingly common.
Cartel charges for farmers collectively culling piglets to cut costs | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Australia's pork producers are warned they may face criminal cartel charges if they collectively cull piglets to reduce pork supply.
Firebomb attacks on homes and cars as Melbourne crime war escalates | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Homes and cars have been firebombed in suburban family streets as Melbourne's war between rival underworld crime figures escalates.
Vintage caravan comeback connects holidaymakers | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
The vintage caravan movement takes holidaymakers on a trip down memory lane, while starting conversations with strangers everywhere they go.
Death doulas explain why everyone should have an end-of-life plan | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Death doulas, many of whom are coming from terrible personal experiences, are providing support, knowledge and assistance to people during times of upheaval and uncertainty.
'It impacts your psyche': The human cost of Victoria's public dental wait lists | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
As Sash Ali languished on a two-year waiting list to see a public dentist, the pain in his mouth grew so bad, it affected his relationships with family and friends. Data shows thousands of Victorians face similar painful delays.
Man drank up to 40 cans of alcohol before crash that killed his 12yo son, court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
A court hears a Victorian father had been drinking for about eight hours before a car crash that claimed the life of his 12-year-old son.
'Sick with shock': Woman has handbag stolen at airport security while being patted down | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
After Helen Sweetnam's pacemaker set off an alarm as she passed through security at Melbourne Airport, a thief took her handbag from the conveyor belt.
Parmas to help drought-affected farmers | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
The humble chicken 'parma' is being called upon to help drought-stricken farmers in New South Wales and Queensland.
Why a country football assault could be bad news for Andrew Gaff | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
A legal expert says a country footballer charged by police after an off-the-ball incident, in which a teenager's jaw was broken, could serve as a test case for West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff.
This old photo of Anwar's camels was the start of a trail that ends in tragedy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Dig into the history of this 1931 photo, and you'll discover Mahomet Anwar, an Indian cameleer who found love in Victoria. But you'll also unearth a horrible incident that left two children dead.
Claims Labor 'workshopped' rorts scheme rejected by department head | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
A senior Victorian bureaucrat rejects claims that he had helped the Labor Party "workshop" a scheme that misused nearly $400,000 of public money, telling a parliamentary hearing he could not remember ever meeting to discuss the idea.
Melbourne loses title of most liveable city to Vienna | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Vienna bumps Melbourne off the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability list, because of the Austrian capital's low crime rate and an improvement in the city's security rating.
Standing desks 'good value for money', study finds | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
Giving standing desks to 20 per cent of office workers would save $84 million in healthcare costs by preventing obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the first evaluation in Australia.
How WWI helped lay the foundations of today's AFLW competition | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
It has been almost 100 years since two teams faced off in Victoria's first women's Australian Rules match, just as WWI was coming to an end.
Tigers fans loom as Richmond's secret weapon | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
There is now something even more tigerish than the tenacious Richmond team that is moving inexorably toward back-to-back premierships — the Tiger fans, writes Richard Hinds.
Eagles fall to Kangaroos as Power, Hawks claim AFL wins | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | August 14, 2018
The second-placed Eagles will rue their upset loss to the Kangaroos, who stay in the hunt for an AFL finals berth, while the Power and Hawks claim away wins.