Willow Dunn: Police build picture of 4yo’s short, tragic life

Willow Dunn was found dead in her cot on Monday after allegedly suffering prolonged mistreatment. Her body had been left there for days. Mark James Dunn, 43, the child’s father, has been charged with her murder. Willow lived in the Cannon Hill home with her father, her stepmother, Shannon White, her adult daughter and a young boy. The girl, who had Down syndrome, was allegedly left to starve in a filthy bed in a bedroom. Her body had been attacked by vermin. A post-mortem examination this week revealed Willow was…

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Gladys Berejiklian dumps $800 million plan to redevelop ANZ Stadium

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today confirmed the contentious project, which was a key election commitment and part of a broader $2 billion plan for stadiums in the state’s capital, has been dumped. Allianz Stadium in Moore Park has been demolished – works began during the election campaign – but the mammoth rebuild has been plagued by issues, including cost blowouts and a contract dispute. The savings from scrapping the ANZ Stadium redevelopment will be diverted to a new Infrastructure and Job Acceleration Fund, worth about $3 billion and bringing the total…

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Mass stabbing in NSW jail brawl

One male patient is being treated for multiple stab wounds after the incident at Lithgow Correctional Centre. An inmate was transported via an emergency helicopter after suffering from multiple stab wounds.Source:News Limited The Department of Corrective Services confirmed to news.com.au the patient had to be flown to the nearest hospital. Two others suffered minor stab wounds and nine others are being assessed. More details to come. News

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Bill for the government’s Robodebt bungle likely to be much, much more

On Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison fronted the media to tout a new era of political efficiency, announcing the permanent formation of National Cabinet after its success in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Just a few minutes after he stepped away from the podium, in a move described as “sneaky”, the government distributed a media release announcing it would repay all current and former debts raised by the automated Robodebt scheme. Robodebt relied on Australian Taxation Office data and an algorithm, matched to Centrelink records, to detect welfare payments that…

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Man denied permission to visit dying mum ‘before it’s too late’

Mark Talbot of Brisbane applied for an exemption to leave his hotel quarantine on compassionate grounds, desperate to see his mother before she dies. He was denied by Queensland Health, a decision now under investigation by the Queensland Ombudsman and Human Rights Commission. Furious over the decision, Mr Talbot remains in lockdown in his hotel room, unable to see his mother Coral, 83, who is dying of organ failure in Hervey Bay. RELATED: Follow the latest coronavirus updates RELATED: Man denied travel exemption for birth of his child Mark Talbot…

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Body found with multiple stab wounds in suspected murder in high-rise apartment

Emergency services were called to an apartment building on La Trobe St about 11pm, after reports of an assault, according to Ambulance Victoria. However, they were unable to save the injured man, who had succumbed to his stab wounds. Police at the scene of a suspicious death at a high-rise apartment in Latrobe St. Picture: David CroslingSource:News Corp Australia The homicide squad is on the case. Picture: David CroslingSource:News Corp Australia A 22-year-old Williamstown man was arrested a short distance from the scene and is assisting police with their inquiries,…

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Siege unfolds after break-in

The emergency declaration was made shortly before 6am Sunday morning. Police were first called to Atrium Way in Everton Hills at around 4am following reports of a break-in at a residence. It’s believed a man and a woman are inside the home. Police have made an emergency declaration in relation to the break and enter of a private residence in Everton Hills this morning. Residents are urged to remain in their homes while police respond to the incident. pic.twitter.com/eYvYmXX0d9 — Queensland Police (@QldPolice) May 30, 2020 Police negotiators are on…

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Cook with Matt and Marion

In an extraordinary and unique Australia-wide event, foodie faves Matt Preston and Marion Grasby are going head-to-head recruiting teams of thousands of everyday Aussies to join their Taste Dinner Revolution Cookalong. It’s a virtual get-together, hosted live on taste.com.au by TV’s Gorgi Coghlan, in which participants sign up to Team Marion or Team Matt and get a “secret” list of ingredients to buy ahead of the big day on Wednesday, June 17. But there’s a catch: diners will only be told what they are cooking when they log on to…

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Ex-couple die in tragic double stabbing

Ruth Mataafa, 22, died after being rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds on Saturday afternoon. Police said they found her outside a home on Tongariro Terrace in Bidwill at about 12.45pm following reports of a stabbing. She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital for surgery in a critical condition, but died a short time later. Her former boyfriend Jachai Leota Fuimaono, also aged 22, was found dead inside the house with stab wounds to his chest. Ruth Mataafa died after suffering multiple…

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Monster fatberg made of wet wipes, tissues, paper towel found in Queensland sewer

Weighing similar to a small car, it took four sewage plant operators five hours to manually remove with shovels and pitch forks. Experts warned supply issues with toilet paper due to panic buying at the start of the coronavirus pandemic could cause massive blocks in our sewage system as other products were flushed down toilets and it appears they were right. RELATED: Follow our live coronavirus updates RELATED: What’s in a fatberg? Fatbergs are common, but never ones this big.Source:Supplied Sewage workers blamed it on products being flushed down toilets.Source:Supplied…

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