First Nations mother appeals to the federal government for help in Hague convention custody dispute

First Nations mother appeals to the federal government for help in Hague convention custody dispute

A First Nations mother is appealing to the federal government to intervene in an international custody dispute that has separated her from her two-year-old daughter. Key points: A two-year-old First Nations child has been returned to Europe, where her father lives, under the Hague convention The Hague convention is an international treaty designed to prevent children … Read more

Review: Sarah Polley’s Women Talking is an all-too-studied choreography of dialogue

Review: Sarah Polley’s Women Talking is an all-too-studied choreography of dialogue

Left to right: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod and Jessie Buckley in Women Talking.Michael Gibson/Orion – United Artists Releasing Women Talking Directed by Sarah Polley Written by Miriam Toews and Sarah Polley, based on the novel by Miriam Toews Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley Classification PG 104 … Read more

Victoria Police ramps up investigation into A-League Men Melbourne derby pitch invasion

Victoria Police ramps up investigation into A-League Men Melbourne derby pitch invasion

Victoria Police says it is yet to issue arrests in relation to the pitch invasion during Saturday night’s A-League Men Melbourne derby, but expects to be “knocking on doors very soon”. Key points: Victoria Police is reviewing video footage of the pitch invasion Melbourne City’s Tom Glover was among those injured during the incident The A-Leagues … Read more

A-League Men Melbourne Derby pitch invasion leaves Australian football ‘in tatters’

A-League Men Melbourne Derby pitch invasion leaves Australian football ‘in tatters’

The ugly scenes of fans rushing the pitch and assaulting players and match officials at Saturday night’s A-League Men Melbourne Derby have been described as one of the most damaging moments Australian football has seen. Key points: Socceroos and A-Leagues player Danny Vukovic labelled it the “darkest day for football in Australia” Football Australia and … Read more

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday when a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse said a senior member … Read more

Change promised after ‘hard-to-read’ report uncovers raft of issues at Canberra’s Dhulwa Mental Health Unit

Change promised after ‘hard-to-read’ report uncovers raft of issues at Canberra’s Dhulwa Mental Health Unit

A damning report into governance and policies at Canberra’s secure mental health unit has listed assaults on staff and confusion about the facility’s purpose among a number of issues that need urgent action. Key points: The mental health unit can house up to 25 patients with complex needs A report has found certain policies at the unit … Read more

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Walmart employee who survived last week’s mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange behavior.” The lawsuit, which appears to be … Read more