Disability service LiveBetter fined $1.8m after Kyah Lucas dies of burns following bath given by carers

A disability support provider has been fined $1.8 million after admitting serious shortfalls in staff training that led to a vulnerable Indigenous woman dying from burns after being given a bath. Kyah Lucas suffered burns to 35 to 40 per cent of her body when she was bathed at her home in Orange, in central-west … Read more

Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci threatened with jail at Senate inquiry after refusing to answer questions about $1.7b profit

Woolworths boss Brad Banducci has been threatened with a six-month prison sentence and a fine for failing to answer questions at a Senate inquiry over the supermarket’s profits. Banducci was asked repeatedly during a hearing into supermarket prices to disclose Woolworths’ return on equity, a key measure of the company’s profitability. Instead, the chief executive … Read more

Harvard Medical School morgue manager’s wife admits to selling stolen body parts

The wife of a former Harvard Medical School morgue manager has pleaded guilty to a federal charge after investigators said she shipped stolen human body parts — including hands, feet and heads — to buyers. Denise Lodge, 64, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty on Friday in the United States District Court in the Middle … Read more

Staff shortages, lack of equipment amid numerous flaws at Liverpool Hospital when newborn baby dies

Medical staff delayed taking a pregnant mother for a caesarean section and did not mention the umbilical cord had been detached hours before her baby tragically died. Kirsty Carleton and her husband Chase were expecting to welcome a healthy baby boy when they arrived at Liverpool Hospital in western Sydney on August 8, 2018. However, … Read more

Man who strangled girlfriend overturns murder sentence due to schizophrenia diagnosis

A man has overturned a 20-year jail sentence for murder after a court found delusions his girlfriend was a demon as he strangled her were the first onset of schizophrenia. Jordan Brodie Miller took LSD 11 days before violently attacking and killing his partner Emerald Wardle at a home at Metford, in the NSW Hunter … Read more

Man charged after one man killed, another seriously injured in alleged stabbing at Kingscliff home in NSW’s north

A man is set to front court following an alleged stabbing at a home on NSW’s far north coast. One man died and another was seriously injured at a home on Oxford St in Kingscliff, just a few hundred metres from a school, just after 8pm on Tuesday. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: 26-year-old charged after … Read more

Major eyewear brand Luxottica, owner of the OPSM, Oakley and Sunglass Hut brands, fined for spamming customers

A major Australian eyewear brand sent customers email without unsubscribe functions and continued to send communications to customers who had unsubscribed from other content. Luxottica, owner of the OPSM, Oakley and Sunglass Hut brands, was fined $1,512,500 for spamming customers with more than 200,000 marketing messages — in breach of Australian spam laws. Luxottica sent … Read more

Joseph Nehme, Viliami Taufahema, Lisa Price and Bilal Rahim awaiting sentence after Tinder date leads to murder of Luke Lembryk

Four people will be sentenced after a NSW man’s Tinder date with a woman led to his brutal and fatal stabbing during a bungled robbery at his home. Luke Lembryk was stabbed multiple times during an August 2019 home invasion and left to die in the arms of his mother, who was severely ill with … Read more

‘Major error’: Doctor’s admission after death of toddler Noah Souvatzi

A doctor who wrongly diagnosed a 19-month-old with gastro, days before he died of meningitis, says the misjudgement was a “major error”. Dr Paul Bumford told an inquest he was working his first shift at Wangaratta Hospital, in northeast Victoria, when an unwell Noah Souvatzis arrived on December 29, 2021. The toddler had been holidaying … Read more

Toddler Skye’s killer William Ngati to be released after 14 years

An armed robber who killed a toddler during an adrenaline-charged police pursuit will be released on parole in the face of family and prison opposition. Skye Sassine died in her father’s arms from head injuries after William Ngati’s vehicle slammed into the back of the family car as he tried to escape arrest in southwest … Read more