North Queensland residents urged to boil drinking water

North Queensland residents urged to boil drinking water

Posted April 01, 2017 10:25:20 Photo: Chad Allan, 10, and his mother Chloe collect water from an Army tanker in Airlie Beach. (AAP: Dan Peled) Cyclone Debbie-affected residents in Bowen and Airlie Beach in north Queensland have been told to boil their tap water before drinking it as it could contain bacteria, as the clean-up from the category four storm continues. The cyclone tore through the north Queensland coast on Tuesday. Water access has been restored in Bowen, but residents are now being asked to boil the water before drinking…

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Western Australia: youth justice supervision in 2015–16

Western Australia: youth justice supervision in 2015–16

released: 31 Mar 2017 author: AIHW This fact sheet focuses on youth justice supervision in Western Australia in 2015–16 and includes some national comparisons. This is one of a series of fact sheets on youth justice supervision in 2015–16. ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-76054-109-5; Cat. no. JUV 103; 6pp.; Internet only Publication Publication table of contents Number and rate under supervision Age and sex Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people Time under supervision Sentenced and unsentenced detention Recent trends: 2011–12 to 2015–16 Box 1: Youth justice supervision fact sheets Box…

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Karl flees floods to make wedding

Karl flees floods to make wedding

CYCLONE Debbie was not invited, but could play a role in keeping up to 30 guests from attending the wedding of Channel 9 favourites, Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic. Stefanovic’s Today show host brother, Karl made a late dash back to Sydney after broadcasting from flood-ravaged Brisbane yesterday — before hitting the road to Kangaroo Valley, in the Southern Highlands, where it is expected the TV couple will wed today. Not so lucky are friends and family cut off by the effects of the wild weather, either in northern Queensland…

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Parents charged over toddler’s injuries

Parents charged over toddler’s injuries

A PERTH couple has been charged after doctors found their toddler had extensive fractures and bruising all over his body. Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital alerted police after a skeletal x-ray of 17-month-old Levi showed chest and rib fractures, arm and hand fractures, and a broken pelvis and legs. Little Levi had been referred to the hospital by a child health nurse who noticed the toddler had a bowed leg from a broken hip. Child abuse squad investigators arrested Levi’s parents on Thursday and charged the duo with failing to…

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