Deaf community in Canberra celebrates Auslan Day, which marks the publication of Australia’s first Auslan dictionary for sign language

Do you use sign language developed for the deaf and hard of hearing in Australia? Today is Auslan Day… which marks April 13, 1989, when the first Auslan (Australian Sign Language) dictionary was published. Brooke Pape, a Canberrese from the Deaf community, spoke to Lish Fejer of ABC Canberra about the importance of Auslan. TRANSLATION: … Read more

Coroner discovers Bailey Pini’s death in a car stolen from a nursing home was preventable

A coroner has found that a teenager from North Queensland would not have died if car keys in youth housing facilities had been better protected. Most important points: Bailey Pini died a year after his mother and a month after he was taken to state care He died after stealing a nighttime officer’s car and … Read more

New Shrine Exhibition Explores Surprising Treatment of First Nations Soldiers in Wartime

A new NAIDOC Week exhibit at the Shrine of Remembrance examines the dichotomy between the treatment of First Nations soldiers and civilians. The Shrine of Remembrance’s Latest ExhibitionFor relatives and country, is the second in a series of three exhibitions exploring identity in the Shrine of Remembrance. It examines the remarkable history of First Peoples’ … Read more

Coroner discovers Bailey Pini’s death in a car stolen from a nursing home was preventable

A coroner has found that a teenager from North Queensland would not have died if car keys in youth housing facilities had been better protected. Most important points: Bailey Pini died a year after his mother and a month after he was taken to state care He died after stealing a nighttime officer’s car and … Read more

NSW woman Wendie-Sue Dent found guilty of poisoning partner in murder trial

New South Wales woman Wendie-Sue Dent has been found guilty again of the 2015 poisoning murder of her Adelaide partner. Most important points: Wendie-Sue Dent had a financial motive for murdering her partner David Lawrence Dent was found guilty by jury in 2020, but that verdict was overturned Today a judge found Dent guilty of … Read more