A new report from the University of New England and SANE Australia calls for a national campaign to improve understand of suicide and ways to help the recovery process for those who attempt to take their own lives.
Inga Ting It's the 10 km drive that could cost $851 in fines. And that's without running a light.
Matthew Knott State governments should look to US-style "charter schools" - privately-managed public schools - as a way to boost the poor test results of Australian students, a new report argues. The report, published by the free market Centre for Independent Studies, argues that charter schools would encourage innovation and extend school choice to poorer parents who cannot afford private schooling. Charter schools would be funded at an equivalent rate to public schools, but would be run by private organisations - including for-profit companies. They would not charge fees. "Charter schools can be much more responsive to the challenges local communities face," one of the report's authors, CIS policy analyst Trisha Ja, said. "There has been a strong trend towards greater school autonomy in Australia over recent years and this would be the next step to bring more flexibility and choice into the public system."
Georgina Mitchell The girl, who had injuries below her elbow, is in hospital in Newcastle in an unknown condition.
A man has been found dead with stab wounds in the bedroom of a home in Sydney's west.
Tim Elliott One night in July, 2005, then state Liberal leader John Brogden went for a drink at the Hilton Hotel. He was feeling good, "euphoric", in his words, and understandably so.
James Massola, Political Correspondent Prime Minister Tony Abbott is being urged to consider dumping Joe Hockey as Treasurer if the Canning byelection goes badly for the Liberal Party, in a move designed to shore up his own leadership.
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Adam Gartrell A Victoria move to hold state-based inquiry into portable long service leave has prompted a push for Federal Labor to get behind the idea.
Anna Patty Injured workers will no longer have the opportunity to top up lump sum compensation payments.