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The Government of Nauru said Dr Montana was "briefly questioned by police but released without charge after photos were taken of a child without authorisation," but insisted that she was not deported from the island.

Posted: October 18, 2018, 1:46 am

In the wake of last night's historic debate in Queensland Parliament, pro-life groups say they will work to oust MPs from office who voted to remove abortion from the criminal code.

Posted: October 18, 2018, 12:55 am

A severely disabled Adelaide Hills man is left with a significant reduction in support — and less than half the funding he received from Disability SA — after transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:24 pm

Far from one-size-fits-all, many prosthetics used by Invictus competitors now come with inbuilt computing and use high-tech materials.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:20 pm
Abortion
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:24 am

History is made in Queensland Parliament, with MPs voting to scrap century-old laws that criminalise abortion — 50 to 41.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:45 am

As a nation of travellers, Australians endure long-haul flights that take a tremendous toll on our bodies, but we can avoid jet lag according to scientists from Sydney University.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:42 am

A police officer tried to kill herself twice while being questioned during a police misconduct investigation, according to a report which recommends Victoria's anti-corruption body take better care of witnesses.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 6:54 am

A judge has praised the courageous police officer who pulled a mentally ill ice addict with a knife off a 13-year-old boy she pinned to the ground in Sydney's west last year.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:56 am

Canada becomes the first major world economy to legalise recreational marijuana, with people across the nation participating in a "wake and bake" and lining for hours to legally buy weed from retail stores.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:03 am

Elective surgeries at public hospitals in South Australia will go ahead tomorrow as the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation backs away from industrial action.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 1:39 am

A senior Australian doctor offering medical care to refugees on Nauru is arrested by police and deported from the island.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:52 am

After a $1.9 million win in court last week, a Chinese cladding company is seeking an additional $9 million from the builder of Australia's most expensive hospital, claiming a breach of contract and that money was unjustly taken from a bank account.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:14 am
Posted: October 16, 2018, 8:55 pm
Posted: October 16, 2018, 8:55 pm

When Russell Winsor's teenage daughter came out to him in 2015, he felt there was nowhere to go in his regional town, so he started his own support service.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 8:55 pm

The simple question about a simple test could be life-saving, as a father-of-two found out after his aggressive cancer diagnosis.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 8:00 pm

From the highest emergency department waiting times, questionable food and ramping, it's clear South Australia's health system is in trouble. Here's why.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:28 pm

A Canberra public school worker who was injured on a weekly basis by a kindergartener is in a mental health facility two years on, due to the psychological damage it caused.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:01 pm

Doctors welcome changes to the redevelopment of the Royal Hobart Hospital, saying they will eventually help take the strain off the hospital's emergency department.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:54 am

A woman with a development disorder was locked in her cell for up to 23 hours a day, for 18 months, in a case the ombudsman describes as the "saddest" she has ever investigated.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 5:32 am

As drought and unpredictable rain forces indebted farmers off their land, whole families are paying the price as bonded labourers in the brickmaking industry.

Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:58 pm
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:16 pm

A stingray attack victim suffers hours of pain because of rules preventing volunteer ambulance officers from boarding rescue boats.

Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:16 pm

On a sunny day in 1985 police burst through the doors of one of Queensland's only abortion facilities, confiscating files and arresting doctors. This week laws criminalising abortion could change for the first time in more than 100 years.

Posted: October 15, 2018, 10:48 pm
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