Massive change proposed for Medicare to slash waiting times to see a GP

Pharmacists will be allowed to charge $20 to prescribe some drugs including the contraceptive pill and deliver travel vaccinations and under a push by Victoria and NSW to slash waiting times to see a GP. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews will join forces at Friday’s national cabinet meeting to urge the … Read more

Cardinal George Pell Funeral Sparks Protest in Sydney

Protesters unfurled signs opposite St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney as mourners gathered for the funeral of Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell on February 2. Footage by River McCrossen shows people lining up to enter the cathedral as protesters across the street blow whistles and hold a sign saying ‘hell resting place’. According … Read more

NSW Premier pushes for national pharmacy reform before Friday’s National Cabinet

Australians could skip the GP and go straight to the pharmacy to treat mild conditions if large-scale Medicare and health reforms are achieved. On Friday, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet will petition the national cabinet for changes which would give pharmacies greater scope to prescribe medications like antibiotics for urinary tract infections, skin ailments, hormonal contraception … Read more

Justice Shouldn’t Hurt: Australians react to policy helping NSW child sex abuse survivors

Australians are rallying behind “inspiring” sisters Rose and Pippa’s Milthorpe, whose “brave” decision to speak out about their experience of child sexual abuse is about to end a brutal court process that leaves young survivors “broken and traumatized”. Last November, news.com.au launched its exclusive Justice Shouldn’t Hurt campaign, calling for the NSW Government to make … Read more

Justice Shouldn’t Hurt: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet reveals statewide rollout

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has vowed to end a brutal court process that leaves survivors of child sexual abuse “broken and traumatized”. Last November, news.com.au launched its exclusive Justice Shouldn’t Hurt campaign, calling for the NSW Government to make it easier for children to give evidence in sexual offense matters. The campaign was launched by … Read more

Justice Shouldn’t Hurt: Rose Milthorpe reclaims power after $64.3 million NSW Government pledge

Rose Milthorpe was just four years old when she begged her mum, Michelle, to make her a superhero invisibility cloak, hoping it would “protect” her from “the monster” who was sexually abusing her. Unaware of the sinister reason behind the request, Michelle happily obliged and helped make the cape. For a short period, Rose was … Read more

Federal government writes to regulators investigating Opus Dei-affiliated schools that former students say caused ‘pain and suffering’

The federal government has warned an independent investigator could be appointed following a state probe, to determine whether schools affiliated with the small-but-powerful Catholic organization Opus Dei have breached the Commonwealth Education Act. key points: Education Minister Jason Clare said the allegations contained in Monday’s program were “serious” The NSW Education Standards Authority has been … Read more

CEO of ClubsNSW let go after ‘Catholic gut’ dig at NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet

Josh Landis has been stood down as the CEO of ClubsNSW. The announcement was confirmed after the board of ClubsNSW met on Tuesday and comes after Mr Landis’ comments that the NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet’s push for gambling reform was influenced by his Catholic religion. A statement shared by Clubs NSW thanked Mr Landis for … Read more

Dominic Perrottet hits back at ‘Catholic gut’ snipe from ClubsNSW boss on proposed gaming reforms

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has hit back at claims he is basing the state’s gambling reform policies on his “conservative Catholic gut”. key points: ClubsNSW chief executive Josh Landis made the comments in Nine newspapers today The premier says they are “offensive to people of faith across New South Wales” Independent MP Alex Greenwich calls … Read more

Students at private Sydney school linked to Opus Dei told that masturbation is a disorder, porn puts holes in your brain

Inside the suburban schools attended by members of the political elite, where sexual purity is prized. At the end of each academic year, a graduating group of schoolgirls gathers in identical white gowns. The dresses are supposed to symbolise purity. It’s a tradition that has carried on for decades at Tangara School for Girls in … Read more