Author: Natalie Brown

NT Chief Minister apologises to LGBTI community over historic gay convictions

By Tamika Seeto, produced for online by Natalie Brown The Northern Territory Government today attempted to right wrongs, expunging historic gay convictions and giving the first formal apology to the LGBTI community. Speaking in Parliament, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said

School should start later, research says

By Elke Bowman, produced for online by Natalie Brown Discussion has sparked about later start times in schools, after international research linked start times with lower rates of teenage depression and improved alertness. Two-thirds of young Australians experience at least

Kangaroos are turning on humans for food, experts say

By Kirsty Davis, produced for online by Natalie Brown. An attack from a kangaroo has left a tourist with 17 stitches on the New South Wales Central Coast. Wanting a photo with the marsupial, the tourist was left with more

Thousands of Australians being turned away from treatment for eating disorders

Anorexia has the highest death rate of all psychiatric illness. Why isn't it being funded? (

By Georgia Indian, produced for online by Natalie Brown Despite having the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disease, Anorexia Nervosa is amongst the lowest government-funded illnesses, with some of the most expensive treatment costs. In a study released by

Motorists vs. cyclists: the great Australian road war rages on

Sunshine Coast Council green cycle lane

By Natalie Brown Olympic gold medalist and Ambassador for South Australia’s Motor Accident Commission Anna Meares has kicked off Road Safety Week with a plea for better infrastructure on our roads, in order to protect both drivers and cyclists. In

Queensland Corrective Services welcome two new drug dogs

Queensland Corrective Services has welcomed two new bouncy and furry team members. Labradors Freya and Carrie have qualified as drug detection dogs, and they’re ready to fight illegal drugs in jails across the state. Alice Sinclair reports.

Josh McGuire sidelined after elbow injury

In sport, the Broncos’ big win against the Rabbitohs last week was not without a price, with another key player injured. Coach Wayne Bennett must now fill the hole in his squad, before the Broncos take on the Bulldogs. Max

Brisbane Lions crushed by the Giants

In AFL news, the Brisbane Lions are licking their wounds yet again after a scathing 34 point loss to GWS. Meanwhile, the Demons proved too good for the Bombers. Anna Eyears reports.