Anthony Albanese, Tony Burke to unveil arts overhaul

A major revamp of Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector will put First Nations people at the forefront and ensure more investment in local talent. The new national cultural policy – ​​“Revive” – will be announced on Monday, and is set to bring “drive, direction and vision back” to the $17 billion industry, after a … Read more

Reform: Albanese government pushes changes for family court

The Albanese government has unveiled its plan to reform the Family Law Act, citing the need to address court delays and protect those at risk of family violence. The government will on Monday unveil draft legislation which it says will make family courts safer for children and separating families. It says the plan is not … Read more

Predatory podcast: Australian kids need help after a parent is caught with child abuse material

There is no specific service in Australia to help kids whose parents are caught with child sex abuse material despite a huge increase in offending. Australia also lacks research into the best way to help the youngsters, with advocates calling for funding to support families during a time of huge trauma. Sarah* is a mother-of-two … Read more

Erin Molan: Sky host’s emotional outpouring for “hero” dad

An emotional Erin Molan has described how she will be “forever broken” following the death of her father, posting a heartfelt tribute on social media. Senator Jim Molan died peacefully among his family earlier this month following a battle with prostate cancer. He was laid to rest during a moving service at the Royal Military … Read more

Prison guard Adelle assaulted and had poo thrown on her at Port Phillip Jail

A former prison guard says her life will never be the same after she was violently assaulted by an inmate. At just 24 years old, Melbourne woman Adelle Mahoney told that she feels like a “shell” of the person she used to be, as she grapples with the debilitating reality of severe PTSD and … Read more

Finks outlaw motorcycle gang members complete Wodonga to Cranbourne run

Members of one of the nation’s most high-profile motorcycle gangs have descended on Melbourne following a 350km journey from the Victorian border. Hundreds of bikies from Finks OMCG traveled to the southeast Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne, where the group’s headquarters are based, after leaving Wodonga on Saturday morning under close police scrutiny. The riders completed … Read more

Domestic violence: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet makes crackdown pledge

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has put domestic violence front and center of the upcoming election, promising sweeping reforms for the justice system. Mr Perrottet on Sunday promised to take a hard line approach to domestic violence, making an election pledge to fund new magistrates and to look into setting up specialist courts. Less than two … Read more

Sydney weather: Nasty storm, heatwave and summer snow

East coast Australians are in for some wild weather, with a heatwave and “nasty” storms that will give way to freezing temperatures and summer snow all within the next week. A low intensity heatwave hit almost the entire NSW coast from Thursday, as well as Brisbane and parts of the southeast inland, and is expected … Read more

Medicare crisis as less GPs offer bulk billing

A new report has exposed Australia’s Medicare crisis after finding only 42.7 per cent of general practices offer bulk billing services with no additional fees. Over 50 percent of general practices across the country are charging patients out-of-pocket fees, with Aussies paying a minimum of $40 per visit, according to healthcare directory CleanBill. Founder of … Read more

Australian Open 2023 men’s final start time, Novak Djokovic v Stefanos Tsitsipas live score, tickets

You wouldn’t think it by looking at him, but even Novak Djokovic is feeling the weight of history and expectation. Of all the weapons and tricks that Djokovic has in his arsenal, his most valuable is the way he disguises his fears. Because his life seems like an endless soap drama, the Serbian makes playing … Read more