Kumanjayi Walker inquest no longer starting in Yuendumu at family’s request

The inquest into the death of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker, who was shot by a Northern Territory police officer in 2019, will no longer begin in his home community of Yuendumu. Key points: Family have requested the inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker no longer begin in his community He died after being fatally shot … Read more

Oakey hit and run victim 47yo Trudy Wright Dodd remembered in tributes

Oakey woman Trudy Wright Dodd has been remembered as a “beautiful soul” with a “smile that would light any room” after she died in an alleged hit and run. Key points: Trudy Wright Dodd’s body was found near Oakey on Saturday Ms Dodd was remembered as a “beautiful” person Police are speaking to a driver … Read more

Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation telehealth obstacle prevents house-bound from accessing service

In his heyday, Alan Clark was a gun centre-forward who left everything on the field. Footy was in his blood. He earned best and fairest accolades at almost every suburban club he played for and as a player-coach proudly led the Frankston reserves to a gritty grand final showdown in 1971. They lost to the … Read more

Parents who have experienced stillbirth want other Australians to know they’re not alone this Red Nose Day

Dimity Blundell was 35 weeks pregnant with her son, Finley, when she was suddenly woken in the middle of the night by her cat. Warning: This story discusses stillbirths and contains photos and other content that may be distressing to some people. “I used the bathroom and started bleeding, a lot,” she said. Dimity, and … Read more

Jury discharged after nearly a week of deliberations in Brendan Pallant murder trial

The Supreme Court has judged the trial of a Melbourne man accused of killing his new girlfriend’s toddler has been to come to a verdict. Key points: The jury has been unable to reach a discharged verdict following six days following release Brendan Pallant is accused of murdering his former girlfriend’s two-year-old son The case … Read more

Adelaide man, 47, dies from cardiac arrest after waiting 40 minutes for ambulance to arrive

A 47-year-old man has died while waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance in Adelaide. Key points: A man called triple zero while suffering chest pain, but the ambulance arrived half an hour later He died from cardiac arrest The SA Premier has described the death as ‘tragic’ The man, who was suffering chest … Read more

WA NDIS participant Mitchell Pearce dies in Busselton hospital waiting for disability accommodation

The family of a disabled man who died after spending more than four months in hospital waiting for accommodation have described the National Disability Insurance Scheme and aged care system in Australia as “broken”. Key points: The family of a disabled man who died waiting for accommodation are fighting for change Advocates say there are … Read more

Bogie shooting victims remembered as murder charges laid

The glue that held graziers Mervyn and Maree Schwarz and sons Graham and Ross Tighe together, also pulled in all those who knew them. This magnetic orbit has been repeatedly described by shell-shocked friends and associates after the execution-style killing of three members of the family on their cattle property at Bogie, west of Bowen, … Read more

Flash Floods Strand 1,000 People in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA – Flash flooding at Death Valley National Park triggered by heavy rainfall on Friday buried cars, forced officials to close all roads in and out the park and stranded about 1,000 people, officials said. The park near the California-Nevada state line received at least 4.3 centimeters of rain at the … Read more

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker

By Sydney Murphy HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns. The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could … Read more