August 2015

Thousands of calls to Families SA Child Abuse Report Line unanswered

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Thousands of phone calls to the Families SA Child Abuse Report Line are going unanswered, Freedom of Information figures sourced and published by the South Australian Family First Party show.

Wall Street retreats on worries about China’s economic growth

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Wall Street loses ground overnight on continuing concerns about China and signs that US interest rates may go higher as soon as this month.

Double demerit points for drivers caught using mobile phone

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Queensland drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel more than twice in 12 months will be slugged double demerit points and face a $353 fine from today.

SA household water bills to drop about $50

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Water prices for South Australian households are set to be cut by an average of $51 a year from next financial year.

Steve Smith agonisingly short of a unique century record

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Steve Smith fell agonizingly short of a unique record when he missed on a century in his first game as captain of Australia’s T20 team.

It’s not over: flu season continues despite first day of Spring

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Flu expert, Dr Alan Hampson, discusses the current flu crisis in Queensland and why the worst isn’t over yet.

Science and ancient ritual mix at NSW cider orchard

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Orchardists in southern NSW mix pagan ceremony with modern methods to resurrect long lost cider apples.

Wassail decorated tree

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Wassail decorated tree Decorations represent good and bad spirits as part of a Wassailing ceremony to encourage a good apple crop Michael Cavanagh Topics:agribusiness, agricultural-crops, community-and-society, food-processing, food-and-beverage, food-and-cooking, reidsdale-2622 … Read More >>

Adrian Bayley launches action after being denied legal aid funding

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Convicted murderer and serial rapist Adrian Bayley launches court action following Victoria Legal Aid’s decision to refuse to fund an appeal to reduce his 43-year minimum jail term.

Merkel worried anti-foreigner attacks could split Germany again

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A new dramatic rise in right-wing violence, triggered by a surge in the number of refugees entering the country, threatens to mar unification anniversary events in October.