NSW police deputy commissioner Nick Kaldas has quitNSW Police deputy commissioner Nick Kaldas has quit his post after serving the police force for 34 years. Kaldas, who was touted to take over police commissioner Andrew Scipione in 2017, announced his resignation on Friday with reports by the ABC that he has been headhunted for an international role. He has held the position of deputy commissioner of field operations since 2011 after being appointed to deputy commissioner of specialist operations in 2007. An impromptu guard of honour was held o..>> view original
Vatican praises George Pell's testimony at Royal CommissionCardinal George Pell reads a statement after meeting with abuse survivors in Rome this week. Photo: Marco Di Lauro The Vatican has issued a statement praising Cardinal George Pell for his testimony at the royal commission and rejecting claims the Catholic Church had done nothing, or very little, to respond to child sex abuse.The statement comes after Australian child sex abuse survivors who flew to Rome to watch Cardinal Pell give evidence, said they were uni..>> view original
Childcare centre temporarily closed as authorities investigate death of toddlerHyperdome Early Education Centre has enlisted public health officials to swab the premises and temporarily closed down. A Logan childcare centre remains closed after a toddler passed away on Thursday night. The three-year-old boy died at home after being picked up early from the Hyperdome Early Education Centre with a fever.The centre shut on Friday afternoon and parents were asked to pick up their children early. “The cause of death is presently unknown, however because infectious disease can..>> view original
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Thermomix owners speak out over safety fears after owner suffered horrific burns when her appliance explodedAnother Thermomix customer has spoken out in support of Danika Jones, a mother who was rushed to hospital with second-degree burns after her Thermomix burst open while she cooked dinner.Consumer advocate Choice has also requested a government investigation on the popular $2000 kitchen appliance, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.Kiera Alexander from Sydney claimed her machine was faulty and dangerous and was allegedly intimidated by Thermomix staff after she made a complaint. Scroll down for v..>> view original
Turnbull labels 2013 election 'embarrassment'Turnbull labels 2013 election 'embarrassment'>> view original
Booze bracelets effective at keeping repeat drink-drivers sober, advocates saySerial drink-drivers could be fitted with alcohol-monitoring bracelets. Photo: Jerry Galea Alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelets for drink-drivers and domestic violence abusers are being considered by police and substance-abuse experts as part of a scheme that would force repeat offenders to stay sober.Supporters say abstinence orders for offenders with serial alcohol-related convictions would improve public health and safety and reduce crime, particularly among..>> view original
Five dead in WA holiday road carnageFive people have died in two crashes within eight hours of one another.A motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger were killed when they collided with a truck, south of Perth. The tree that the car ploughed into was snapped in two. Photo: Nine News Police said the crash happened in the Bunbury suburb of Davenport on Friday afternoon.Emergency crews attended, but the pair were pronounced dead at the scene.About eight hours later, just after midnight, three men died in a crash in Bruce Ro..>> view original
WA fires: Fire in Brigadoon downgraded to 'advice'A bushfire in Brigadoon which had threatened lives and homes has been brought under control.Firefighters say there is no longer a threat to lives and homes. A bushfire emergency has been issued for Brigadoon. For up-to-date fire conditions in WA, go to the DFES website or follow DFES on Twitter.The Department of Fire and Emergency services issued a 'bushfire advice' for the area in and around Camargue and Cathedral Avenue saying that the fire was under control but not contained. Smo..>> view original
'Always smiling': AFL world mourns CouchFORMER Geelong president Frank Costa has led an array of tributes for Brownlow Medallist Paul Couch, who passed away on Saturday.Couch died after suffering a heart attack while cycling with friends. The 51-year-old was riding along the Great Ocean Rd in Marengo, near Apollo Bay, when he came off his bike.It’s believed he went into cardiac arrest and could not be resuscitated.“It is a very, very sad occasion,” Costa told 3AW.“He was a young man, a very fine fellow, a bloke who always had a smile ..>> view original
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