Police mental health: Former cop’s battle with PTSD forced him to leave job

Former Sydney police detective Daniel*, 42, can’t pinpoint the moment he realized he could no longer do his job. Stationed at a local command in the city’s southwest, 10 years with the NSW Police had left him battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and unable to work. “Policing is a world that the outside community … Read more

In 1994, German police pulled the brutalised body of ‘The Gentleman’ from the North Sea. New analysis suggests he was a long way from home

In July 1994, a male body was found by a police boat in the North Sea, west of the German Island of Heligoland. Key points: The Gentleman’s body showed signs of trauma and had been weighed down with cast iron cobbler’s feet His expensive shoes and distinctive green, yellow and blue-striped tie could be clues … Read more

WA study finds direct link between exposure to bushfire smoke and higher ER admissions

A group of West Australian scientists say there is a direct link between air pollution from bushfire smoke and a spike in emergency room admissions that can be as far as 200 kilometers from the fire itself. Key points: The study found that admissions rose by up to seven per cent within four days of … Read more

CCC report concludes Murdoch University livestock manager put biosecurity at ‘serious risk’

“Serious misconduct” by Murdoch University livestock manager Kim Thomas has been revealed in a Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) report tabled in WA parliament this week. Key points: A CCC report found a university livestock manager repeatedly falsified documentation The CCC report labeled Murdoch University farms as a “breeding ground for misconduct” Murdoch University has … Read more

Murdoch University axes plan for Perth CBD campus and pulls out of City Deal project

Murdoch University has scrapped its plan for a multi-million-dollar inner-city vertical campus that had been the central plank of the highly touted Perth City Deal. Key points: Murdoch says it has shelved the CBD campus after reviewing its priorities Premier Mark McGowan says the university did not ask for extra funding Edith Cowan University needed … Read more