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Expert calls for men who are violent to be held accountable for actions

An expert in social work is calling for a shift of focus of responsibility for men’s violence away from being placed on women. Lecturer in Social Work and Policy Studies


New $925 million broadcast deal between NRL and Nine Network

A new broadcast agreement has been reached between the NRL and the Nine Network which will see weekly live games increase from two to four, while at least one Origin

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Tony Smith is the new Speaker of the House of Representatives

Liberal MP Tony Smith has taken up his new position as Speaker of the House of Representatives today following a Coalition party room election this morning. Mr Smith won the


Inquiry into Tasmania’s fin-fish aquaculture industry described as “positive” for the state

The Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association says it is feeling positive about the future of the industry after appearing at a Senate Inquiry in Hobart this week. The Inquiry into the


Winter wonderland display for parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland

Parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland have awoken to snow covered landscapes this morning. Among those, the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, where the major highway has been


International community urged to act immediately to support Ebola recovery

The United Nations Envoy on Ebola is urging the international community to act now to support Ebola recovery. The recovery is being discussed at an international pledging conference being held


Conference focuses on better access to legal services for rural Australia

The National Rural and Justice Alliance ‘Reframing Rurality’ conference commenced today, showcasing innovation in justice and legal service outcomes for rural, regional and remote Australia. The conference is looking at


The AFL and Adelaide Crows respond to death of Crows coach Phil Walsh

The AFL has announced Sunday’s clash between Adelaide and Geelong won’t go ahead in the wake of the death of Crows coach Phil Walsh. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says the


Parliamentary report released on Hepatitis C

The development of awareness campaigns and improving patient experience in general practice are just two of the key recommendations following an inquiry into Hepatits C in Australia. The House of


HMAS Tobruk makes final voyage into home port

After 35 years of service HMAS Tobruk has sailed through Sydney Harbour this morning docking at the Garden Island naval base for the last time. HMAS Tobruk will be decommissioned