How some Australians spent Christmas Day 2022 with most cities enjoying favourable weather

Australians flocked to beaches while others took part in church services, as the country experienced a generally warm and sunny Christmas Day. While Brisbane saw as much as 26 millimetres of rain up to 3pm, the country’s other capitals were mainly sunny, making it perfect weather for visits to the beach or outdoor barbecues.  When the … Read more

The Quietus | News | Wilko Johnson Has Died

Photo by Leif Laaksonen Wilko Johnson, best known as the guitarist for Dr. Feelgood, has died aged 75. A cause of death has not yet been given. A post on Johnson’s social media accounts confirmed the news saying: “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, & we do so with a very heavy … Read more

Australia Post apologises for ‘unauthorised’ sign in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall post office

Australia Post has apologised “unreservedly” for a poorly worded sign displayed in an Adelaide store that intended to advise customers that it was unable to take photos for Indian passports. Key points: Australia Post has apologised and says it will “fully investigate” The sign was created in-store without management approval, Australia Post said It’s understood the … Read more

Jennifer Siebel Newsom asked Weinstein for advice 2 years after alleged rape

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, emailed Harvey Weinstein asking for help handling a sex scandal involving her husband — two years after she says the film producer raped her. A judge gave permission on Monday for the email to be presented by the defense in Weinstein’s Los Angeles sex crimes trial, but … Read more

Photographer Katie Hooper learns about older Australians in Visible Me project

Gold Coast photographer Katie Hooper was nervous when she sat down to interview 100-year-old Maureen Riley. “I’ve never spoken to a person with dementia before,” Ms Hooper said. Ms Hooper says Maureen Riley’s story will stay with her forever.(Supplied: Katie Hooper) The Byron Bay senior was Australia’s and England’s first female jockey and horse trainer. She now … Read more

Tourist dies after being washed from rocks at Chapmans Point near Esperance

Esperance Police has confirmed the drowning death of a 29-year-old tourist who was swept off rocks while taking photographs at a local beach. Key points: The man’s friends were quick to notify authorities, police say It is believed the Pakistani national could not swim His body was recovered by the Surf Life Saving jetski It is believed the … Read more

Omaha Police release body camera images, timeline in fatal officer-involved shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Omaha Police shared more details Friday about a fatal shooting that happened earlier in the week while officers were assisting a process server. Officers Jason Martinez and Jennifer Turner were assisting a Douglas County process server with an immediate removal protection order for 39-year-old Jacob Jamrozy in a domestic abuse case … Read more

Disability royal commission examines conditions inside Supported Residential Services

The daughter of a woman who lay dead on the ground of a supported residential service for more than two hours has called for changes to the system that “failed” her mother.  Key points: Victorian Supported Residential Services have been examined by the royal commission It heard evidence from residents who were “routinely hungry, cold … Read more

WA’s Wheatbelt Stocky Jarrad Hubbard aims to change negative perceptions of farming though social media

Jarrad Hubbard, a livestock agent in Western Australia, wants to shine a light on the agricultural industry through social media. The self-proclaimed Wheatbelt Stocky’s Instagram page is full of images and videos of sheep and cattle across regional WA. He says he shares insights into his life as a livestock agent in the hope of showing that those in the industry … Read more

Deep River, Ont. police seek missing girl who may be in Pembroke

Deep River police are asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing 15-year-old girl. Hailey Simms left her home in Deep River and was last seen on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11:30 p.m. and has not been heard from since. She is believed to be in the Pembroke area and police say … Read more