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Over 60 Australian planes grounded after fatal crash in Sweden

Over 60 Australian planes grounded after fatal crash in Sweden

A total of 63 Australian-made planes have been grounded around the world following the fatal crash of an aircraft in Sweden in which nine people died. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority ordered the suspension of GA8 aircrafts by Victoria-based manufacturer GippsAero, pending Swedish and EU investigations into the July 14 incident. READ

Daughter, 25, accused of DECAPITATING her mum, 57, and throwing her head in neighbour’s garden

Daughter, 25, accused of DECAPITATING her mum, 57, and throwing her head in neighbour’s garden

A WOMAN has been charged with murder after she allegedly decapitated her mum with several knives in Australia. Jessica Camilleri, 25, has been accused of attacking her mother in the kitchen of their Sydney home late last night, before dropping the 57-year-old’s head in front of a neighbour’s house, say reports. Rita Camilleri was found dead at her

Neil Perry's restaurant empire sued by Rockpool chef for alleged underpayment

Neil Perry's restaurant empire sued by Rockpool chef for alleged underpayment

Celebrity chef Neil Perry’s high-end restaurant empire is being sued for allegedly underpaying a chef who worked gruelling 20-hour shifts at the Rockpool Bar & Grill restaurant in Melbourne . Rohit Karki claims he worked more than 70 hours per week, including 20-hour shifts from 4am to midnight over consecutive days without breaks for $12 an hour.

'It's a huge job': a peek inside Parliament House’s private, prized art stash

'It's a huge job': a peek inside Parliament House’s private, prized art stash

Deep in the basement of Parliament House, Justine van Mourik flits between racks of paintings, marble busts and giant colonial portraits. Van Mourik’s attention jumps from one piece to the next in the vast art collection that she oversees for the Department of Parliamentary Services, each piece sparking its own story. There’s the gaudy-looking Queen’s

'Six years and I didn't achieve anything': inside Manus, a tropical purgatory

'Six years and I didn't achieve anything': inside Manus, a tropical purgatory

For six years Shamindan Kanapathi has been lying to his parents. Since 2013 the Sri Lankan refugee has been telling his mother and father he successfully made it to Australia and resettled safely in a new life. Only his siblings know that the 28-year-old has spent the entire time detained on Manus Island . “I don’t want [my parents] to know,” Kanapathi

Taking the sting out: Australian gene editing is crossing the pain threshold

Taking the sting out: Australian gene editing is crossing the pain threshold

T he idea came to Dr Greg Neely after the fruit flies. In May, the Sydney-based scientist and his team of 22 announced they had potentially cured the sting of the box jellyfish , the most venomous creature in the world, whose toxins cause excruciating pain as a best-case scenario, and cardiac arrest as the worst. It was a simple but groundbreaking

The true cost of eating meat: if we want change, we have to pay for it

The true cost of eating meat: if we want change, we have to pay for it

I t’s easy to argue that the intensification of animal farming puts food on the average Aussie battler’s table at a price they can afford. By suggesting we eat less meat, or better-quality meat, it’s easy to be accused of favouring the rich: perhaps only they can afford the grass-fed, organic, free-range alternative? So let’s take a look at the numbers

Coalition accused of ignoring bipartisan advice over scrutiny of security powers

Coalition accused of ignoring bipartisan advice over scrutiny of security powers

The Morrison government is being accused of ignoring bipartisan recommendations and breaching commitments to reform the spy agency’s powers as it prepares a fresh push on national security when parliament resumes on Monday. Labor and Centre Alliance fear the government is set to ignore advice to improve scrutiny of proposed new powers for the home

Foreskin reclaimers: the ‘intactivists’ fighting infant male circumcision

Foreskin reclaimers: the ‘intactivists’ fighting infant male circumcision

The media officer of one of the UK’s top medical schools doesn’t realise she hasn’t muted herself as she puts me on hold. She sniggers with her colleague as she passes on my request – to speak to an expert on male circumcision – before informing me they don’t have one. This foreskin flippancy festers into revulsion in some areas of popular culture