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Controversial degree to be taught at University of Wollongong | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
A degree knocked back by the Australian National University about Western civilisation, funded by The Ramsay Centre, finds a new home at the University of Wollongong.
Planned Northern Beaches freeway threat to Aboriginal rock art | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
Secret government documents reveal the Beaches Link tollway, which will run between Rozelle and Sydney's northern beaches, will destroy ancient Aboriginal sites and the habitats of vulnerable native animals.
Empowering Indigenous mums-to-be to draw on cultural tradition | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
Expectant Indigenous mothers are being supported by Indigenous midwives, under a program that aims to empower women to give birth in a more culturally appropriate way.
How the fight for James Ricketson's freedom has tested a father-son relationship | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
The decision to fly a drone over an anti-government rally landed James Ricketson in a Cambodian prison for 15 months. This is the inside story of the Australian filmmaker's ordeal and the fallout for his family.
NSW state forest logging agreement with no end date criticised over accountability | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
A new agreement between NSW and the Commonwealth that will govern logging in native forests until 2039 and beyond is being criticised as a step backwards — and even the man who advised on the deal says it raises questions of accountability.
Man dies after being attacked in his Newcastle home | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
A 60-year-old is set upon by three armed men in an early-morning home invasion and later dies in hospital. Detectives are investigating whether it was a targeted attack.
David Hurley announced as Australia's next governor-general | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Mr Hurley is a retired senior Army officer and is the current Governor of New South Wales.
NSW to trial world-first cameras which catch drivers using mobile phones | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A preliminary trial catches more than 11,000 drivers a day using their phones while behind the wheel and now the new high-definition cameras — which can detect drivers in all light and weather conditions — are set to be rolled out across parts of Sydney.
Son donates long hair for medical wig in honour of his mum | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A high school PE teacher cuts his long hair in honour of his mum, as donations of human hair for medical wigs increases.
'Dead tree detectives' wanted to map drought's environmental toll | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Unprecedented dry conditions this year have been killing trees that have survived previous droughts, and scientists are asking the public for help to find out the scale of the problem.
Meet graffiti artist H-Foot, the Banksy of Newcastle | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
H-Foot's signature image of a foot attached to the head of Homer Simpson has become something of an icon on the streets of Newcastle, as he creates street art that provides "an alternative to the tough-guy graf scene".
Behind the scenes with the elusive Newcastle street artist H-Foot. | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A visitor to Newcastle might find an H-Foot mark on a street sign, or a petrol bowser, blinking out from the rusted badlands of the former steel city.
Second NRL player in 24 hours charged with assault | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
West Tigers player Zane Musgrove is charged after allegedly assaulting a woman at a venue in Sydney's eastern suburbs, with Manly's Dylan Walker later charged with assaulting his fiance.
Emma Husar threatens legal action as Labor dumps her as preselected candidate | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The NSW Labor party formally withdraws its endorsement of western Sydney MP Emma Husar, who says she wants to stay and will not go without a fight.
Imagine being paid to live here and learning you may be about to get more | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Where you live could be worth more than $1,000 a year extra to you and, depending on the outcome of a government review, you could be about to get more.
Sydney to host 'festival' of rugby league in new World Cup 9s tournament | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Twelve countries will contest the inaugural World Cup 9s at the new $300 million Western Sydney Stadium over two days next October, in what NRL bosses hope will boost crowd numbers for the domestic game.
'I've seen smarter cabinets at Ikea': Striking students rally for climate | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Students defy the Prime Minister's calls to stay in school and instead gather in their thousands to protest against inaction on climate change. But the Federal Government says all they're learning how to do is "join the dole queue".
'Extreme depravity': Applause in court as suitcase murderer jailed for life | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Daniel Holdom, who killed his ex-girlfriend and her daughter before dumping the latter's body in a suitcase on the SA border, surprises a Sydney court by trying to change his guilty plea on the day of his sentencing.
Electronic tracking of NSW sex offenders on parole could increase seven-fold | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
There are currently 64 sex offenders on parole being electronically monitored in NSW. This could increase to about 493 under the changes announced by the Corrective Services Minister.
Are city schools ready for mandatory agriculture classes? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Compulsory agriculture classes will be brought to inner city schools as part of a state-wide curriculum roll-out next year, but can urban facilities cut it?
The surfing farmer riding the wave of frangipani popularity | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Brenden Clark first saw the beauty of these tropical plants during trips to Fiji, now he has more than 200 varieties from expeditions across the world.
Milne and Guthrie step up public attacks ahead of ABC inquiry | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A parliamentary committee will today confront former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie and former chairman Justin Milne about allegations of political interference in the public broadcaster, as the pair step up their attacks on each other in written submissions to the inquiry.
Kids are skipping school today to go to a climate change protest — should you let them? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Students across Australia are taking time out of the classroom to rally for action on climate change. The PM wants "more learning" and "less activism in schools", but experts say it's "all part of a civics education".
Blackmores chief pledges donation will not compromise university research | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The man behind a $10 million donation to Southern Cross University says he will not try to influence what is taught in holistic medical courses.
Mother who drowned son, attempted to drown another, found not guilty of murder | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A judge accepts a woman was mentally ill and had delusions that her former partner was going to kill her and her children, finding her not guilty of murder on mental health grounds.
Scott Morrison officially recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The decision ends a decades-long policy of recognising Tel Aviv as Israel's capital city.
Dead fish in 'rotten' far-western NSW river sparks concerns about water quality | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A property owner in Menindee says he is concerned for the welfare of his horses after finding hundreds of dead perch in a river that he has been using to pump water from.
Sydney storm cuts power, brings down trees | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A wild cluster of thunderstorms whips the state's east coast, with Sydney's Hills District pelted with large hailstones and destructive winds that had flow-on effects for the city's rail network.
How was former archbishop Phillip Wilson's conviction overturned? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
After less than four months in home detention, Philip Wilson had his conviction for concealing child sex abuse overturned. Here is the judge's reasoning and survivors' plans on where to go from here.
Sydney's Bay Run at centre of another alleged female jogger assault | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A popular harbourside running track's reputation is tarnished with another case of alleged sexual touching and assault just months after the "Bay Run flasher" was sentenced.
'Deadly' DIY renovations could fuel new wave of asbestos-related disease | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Australia still has one of the highest incidences of mesothelioma in the world, and there are fears the popularity of home renovations could bring on new cases for decades to come.
Independent ageing and disability commissioner to 'stamp out elder abuse' in NSW | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
NSW will have an independent Ageing and Disability Commissioner with powers to issue search warrants and trigger investigations to help "stamp out" abuse.
Australia walks climate tightrope at COP24 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
The Australian delegation at the UN climate conference in Poland is juggling its Paris agreement obligations and its support for fossil fuels. Meanwhile, nations remain deadlocked on how to implement the Paris agreement.
RetroFocus catches up with Bob the skateboarding postie | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
In 1977 Bob Hastie returned from a two-month trip to the United States with just 10 cents in his pocket and an idea in his head — to bring backyard skating to Sydney's northern beaches. RetroFocus finds out how Bob went and if he is still living his skateboarding dream.
The pig farmers who are also processors, saving animals a trip to the abattoir | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
At a farm in central-west New South Wales, a herd of pigs is slaughtered at a mobile abattoir on the property, meaning the animals never need to leave the farm.
Why more Australians are taking the dive into overseas volunteering | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
From NSW to Ulaanbaatar — this 67-year-old cancelled her retirement to become a full-time international volunteer and many others are doing the same.
As Owen approaches, here's what you need to know about cyclones | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Tropical Cyclone Owen is the first for the Australian summer and he is starting the season with a bang.
Mobile treatment truck lets dialysis patients bond over rare beach holiday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Dialysis can be isolating but a mobile treatment truck is giving these South Australian families the chance to get away from home.
Sydney Football Stadium demolition to begin two months before NSW election | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
The NSW Government receives approval for the controversial demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium to begin two months before next year's election, prompting a declaration from the Opposition that it won't be "bullied" into following through with the project.
Raising bilingual kids and how to make them love language | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
After struggling to find a children's story she could read to her daughter in Arabic, Sydney mum Sirine Demachkie decided to write and illustrate her own in an effort to preserve the language in younger generations.
'Too early' to decide NRL star Dylan Walker's future after domestic violence charge | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
The Manly player and Australian team representative is charged with assaulting his fiancee at a home on the Northern Beaches on Thursday night — but the Manly chief says the legal process needs to run its course
Grenade launcher, anti-personnel mine among arms seized in Newcastle raid | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Sound-and-flash grenades, an anti-personnel mine, grenade canisters, ammunition and body armour are among a cache of weapons seized during a police raid.
After a record dry, 2018 may be the year of the Indian Ocean Dipole | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
You're probably familiar with El Nino, but there's another climate driver in town, and researchers say it has an even more powerful influence on Australia's long-term droughts.
Popular Jervis Bay holiday spots slapped with health warning for PFAS contamination | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Visitors to some of the south coast's most popular holiday spots, including Hyams Beach and Green Patch, are being warned not to fish or swim due to contamination by chemicals used in firefighting foam at a facility in nearby Jervis Bay.
The family portraits unlike any you've seen before | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Mention "family portraits" at this time of year and you're likely to conjure awkward images of reindeer jumpers. But one artist is giving them a dazzling update, to celebrate different types of families.
The long, painful wait for abuse survivors to see redress | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
At 82, Geoff Meyers died never getting the redress payout he had hoped would provide some recognition for the sexual abuse he suffered as a ward. In the first five months of the scheme, 2,000 people have made applications, but only 20 survivors have received any form of redress.
City students head out west to help and learn | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Drought brings two very different New South Wales high schools together, across the Great Divide.
Sydney keeps getting fooled by these fake images during storms | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
There were plenty of incredible images of Wednesday's storms in Sydney, but this wasn't one of them. Here are the fake images you might have shared accidentally.
Actor John Jarratt to stand trial over alleged rape | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt, who has pleaded not guilty, stands and nods at a magistrate as he is committed to stand trial in the NSW District Court on a charge of rape from 1976.
Man charged over alleged murder of Sydney father during home invasion | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
A 23-year-old man faces court after being charged with murdering new father Erol Tokcan (pictured) in western Sydney, with the victim's relatives expressing relief.