‘Ashamed of coming to the clinic’: High-risk pregnancies on the rise in remote NT communities

Pregnant Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory are three times less likely to go to a clinic for their first antenatal visit, and the consequences can be devastating. But these healthcare workers are making a difference.

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Australian pork producer not taking chances with African swine fever

The green hills of south-west Victoria couldn’t be further from the latest outbreak of the highly contagious viral disease African swine fever (ASF) in East Timor, but pork producer Xavier Meade isn’t taking any chances.

         October 06, 2019 at 11:16PM https://ift.tt/2OplTd2

These are some of the radical options to engineer our way out of climate catastrophe

Experts say humanity has only 10 years to have large-scale carbon dioxide reduction schemes up and running if global warming is to be restrained to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Here are some of the schemes that are being explored.

         October 06, 2019 at 11:00PM https://ift.tt/30QYe7J

Farmer says the mine he thought wouldn’t go ahead ‘rears its ugly head’

Tasmanian farmer Richard Hedlam says he was reassured a proposed coal mine on his land would not go ahead. Two years later, the plan by Midland Energy has been revived.

         October 06, 2019 at 10:36PM https://ift.tt/31TIlP9

Farmer says the mine he thought wouldn’t go ahead ‘rears its ugly head’

Tasmanian farmer Richard Hedlam says he was reassured a proposed coal mine on his land would not go ahead. Two years later, the plan by Midland Energy has been revived.

         October 06, 2019 at 10:36PM https://ift.tt/31TIlP9

Richard says the coal mine he thought wouldn’t go ahead has ‘reared its ugly head’

Tasmanian farmer Richard Hedlam says he was reassured a proposed coal mine on his land would not go ahead. Two years later, the plan by Midland Energy has been revived.

         October 06, 2019 at 10:36PM https://ift.tt/31TIlP9

Sky News can reveal that 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas is the American diplomat’s wife who was involved in a fatal collision with 19-year-old Harry Dunn and then left the country claiming diplomatic immunity

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Toddler dies after driveway accident involving family member

A two-year-old girl hit by a four-wheel drive south of Adelaide becomes the latest toddler killed as a result of vehicle accidents on South Australian properties in recent months.

         October 06, 2019 at 09:44PM https://ift.tt/35603RL

Centrelink accused of ‘disability bullying’ after man with intellectual disability receives $15,000 robodebt

The mother of an intellectually disabled man who initially received a $15,000 “robodebt” describes the Department of Human Services’ conduct in seeking to recover the money as a form of “disability bullying”, in a case that raises further concerns about how the automated debts are applied against vulnerable Australians.

         October 06, 2019 at 09:30PM https://ift.tt/2o9ZcPq

The fire station where women were ‘chewed up’, ‘spat out’ and then separated

When women at this regional fire station complained male colleagues were harassing them, management’s response was to make them work from a dilapidated garage — and things got worse after that.

         October 06, 2019 at 09:10PM https://ift.tt/2Ipnwn6