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Parents of Jenni Oliver aim to break ‘culture of silence’ around mental illness and suicide in WA

The parents of a Mosman Park woman who took her own life in February hope to break the “culture of silence” around mental illness and suicide. Dianne and John Oliver’s eldest daughter Jenni died after a long battle with depression and the couple feel their attempts to help the 28-year-old were often blocked by what they regard as the sector’s ...

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Tracy Grimshaw nominated for Gold Logie

Many of Australian television’s biggest names have been overlooked for the industry’s biggest awards, but one veteran has finally earned a nomination. A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw is in the running for her first Gold Logie. “I still can’t quite believe it. I never quite imagined myself in this space,” she told AAP. “It’s a great honour and it’s ...

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Adam Simpson hopes AFL sees ‘human side’ to Willie Rioli’s umpire tap

West Coast coach Adam Simpson admits Wille Rioli’s umpire bum tap wasn’t a smart move, but he hopes the AFL will consider the human side of the game in deciding whether to sanction the Eagles forward. The incident involving umpire Ray Chamberlain on Sunday has emerged as a talking point following West Coast’s 11.9 (75) to 9.6 (60) win over ...

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Shark alarm sounds as Cronulla circle NRL

Cronulla are set to launch a mid-season assault on the NRL as they prepare for their lightest representative strain in three years. The Sharks confirmed their status as one of the form teams of the competition on Sunday, climbing into the NRL’s top four with a sixth straight win in their 48-10 mauling of Newcastle. What’s more threatening for the ...

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US zoo opens Aussie exhibit – with Maori dancers

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A US zoo has included Maori dancers in its new exhibit on Australian wildlife and culture. Click here to Read from the source

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Melbourne stake claim as contender with 91-point hammering of Adelaide

Melbourne emphatically proved their premiership credentials in Alice Springs on Sunday, breaking a number of records in their 91-point hammering of Adelaide. The Demons racked up their fifth consecutive win with the 23.8 (146) to 8.7 (55) victory over last season’s beaten grand finalists. It was the first time Melbourne have won back-to-back games by more than 90 points in ...

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Adani activists target Turnbull's home

Dozens of anti-mining protesters have targeted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney home to rally against taxpayer funding for the Adani coal mine. Activists chanted, waved placards and threw beach balls at the colourful Stop Adani rally, held at Lady Martins Beach in Point Piper on Sunday morning. The group says the government is exploring the possibility of using the Export ...

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Aboriginal paintings spruce up walls of WA Centre for Rural Health

A room in the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health has received a much-needed splash of colour after four commissioned artworks were unveiled on Thursday, May 17. The artworks, created by Yamaji Art, reflect four different themes, representing the work carried out by the health education organisation in the Mid West and Pilbara. More than 40 people attended the official ...

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Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius tearfully apologises for Champions League final mistakes

With two devastating errors, Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius wrote his name into Champions League infamy and will take with him memories that, sadly, will haunt the young German for the rest of his career. In the fallout from an extraordinary final that will be remembered for Gareth Bale’s stupendous bicycle kick, the image of a sobbing Karius is one which ...

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711 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets gain City of Greater Geraldton Freedom of Entry

The 711 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets have been awarded Freedom of Entry to the City of Greater Geraldton for the 2018 Sunshine Festival. Councillors unanimously agreed to approve the request during the ordinary meeting on Tuesday. The youth development organisation’s years of service will be acknowledged by the City with a certificate, to be presented during the festival’s opening ...

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