‘It’s just horrific’: feeling of deja vu as Melbourne mourns for Aiia Maasarwe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melbourne Father of murdered student tells vigil attendees that losing his daughter has turned into his ‘worst dream’ More than a thousand people gathered on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne on Friday night in silent vigil for murdered student Aiia Maasarwe. Photograph: Läs mer…

Parents of drug-overdose victims at odds over benefits of pill testing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Illegal drugs Doctors and former federal police commissioner call for the practice to be allowed at music festivals Adriana Buccianti holds some pictures of her son Daniel, who died of a drug overdose at a music festival in 2012, when he was 34. Photograph: Läs mer…

Murray-Darling basin authority and NSW largely culpable for fish kill, report finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Murray-Darling Basin Exclusive: Australia Institute calls for inquiry similar to royal commission and greater MDBA transparency The fish kill on the Lower Darling is largely due to the decisions by the Murray-Darling basin authority and the NSW government, an Australia Institute report says. Photograph: Läs mer…

Liberal senator gets Chicago consul-general job after quitting politics

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics David Bushby’s new appointment draws criticism from political opponents David Bushby’s decision to vacate his Tasmanian Senate seat early will create a casual vacancy for the Liberal party to fill until June 2022. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian A retiring Liberal Läs mer…

Readers on coping with Australia's summer heatwave – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Readers responded to our request for images of hot weather across Australia as temperature records tumbled In the heat of another 42C day in Adelaide, South Australia, the grey-headed flying foxes take to dipping their bellies into the River Torrens to collect water with Läs mer…

Aiia Maasarwe: 20-year-old Melbourne man arrested over Bundoora death

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melbourne Homicide squad detectives arrest a man in Greensborough over the killing of the student on Tuesday night Police have arrested a man in relation to the death at Bundoora of Aiia Maasarwe, left, who was studying in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Facebook Victoria police Läs mer…

Murray-Darling commissioner offers to include Menindee fish kill in inquiry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Murray-Darling Basin Bret Walker SC, who is heading the South Australian royal commission, says report should be published urgently Bret Walker SC, who is heading the South Australian royal commission into the Murray-Darling basin plan, has offered to extend his inquiry to include the Läs mer…

Australia heatwave: overnight minimum of 35.9C in Noona sets new record

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia weather On fifth day of record-breaking extreme weather, temperatures in parts of Victoria, ACT and NSW forecast to soar above 40C, including in Sydney’s west Temperatures in Sydney’s west and other parts of NSW were forecast to reach 45C on the fifth day Läs mer…

Fiji urges Australia not to put coal above Pacific nations battling climate change

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fiji Frank Bainimarama says the only way to guarantee the survival of Pacific islands is for Australia to shift away from fossil fuels Frank Bainimarama has told Scott Morrison that Fijian farmers are seeing their crops perish in soil spoiled by salinity associated with Läs mer…

Former principal Malka Leifer fit to be extradited to Melbourne, Israeli court told

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melbourne Victorian police want to bring former Adass Israel school principal back to Australia to face 74 child sex abuse charges Malka Leifer is fit to be extradited to Melbourne to face child sex abuse charges, two psychiatrists have told a closed-door extradition hearing Läs mer…

Australia has long had a gay beach subculture but they haven't always been safe spaces

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia’s best beaches Environment Australia has long had a gay beach subculture but they haven’t always been safe spaces Gary Nunn How gay-friendly is Australia’s beach culture? Cast your vote in Australia’s best beach poll Lifesaver Dan Murphy has produced two flash mob videos Läs mer…

Australia to introduce rules about sedating or restraining nursing home residents

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Royal commission into aged care Aged care minister says he was disturbed by footage of elderly men being chemically and physically restrained Minister for aged care Ken Wyatt says the ABC’s reporting on patients being restrained showed ‘unacceptable’ practices. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP On the Läs mer…

Tracking technology to reveal whether food produced legally and sustainably

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology OpenSC venture, which will track Patagonian toothfish, developed by WWF and BCG Digital The Patagonian toothfish is tracked through the OpenSC technology. Photograph: Paul Sutherland/National Geographic/Getty Images A new project that uses technology to track the movements of food through the supply chain Läs mer…

Bundoora death: Israeli student Aya Masarwe on video call with sister when attacked

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melbourne The 21-year-old student at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University, is believed to have been returning home from comedy show A woman who was killed at in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora has been identified as Israeli student Aya Masarwe, who was on the phone to Läs mer…

Extreme heatwave: all-time temperature records fall across parts of Australia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia weather After Tarcoola nears 50C, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide forecast to swelter as ‘high intensity’ hot weather enters fourth day Nine places in New South Wales broke temperature records during an extreme heatwave that has hit Australia, and hot weather is forecast to Läs mer…