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'It's psychological torture': Confined alone in a two-by-two metre box, Kylie Moore-Gilbert nearly broke
The federal government is standing by its quiet approach to freeing Kylie Moore-Gilbert from Iranian detention after the Australian academic said her 10-year jail sentence would have been less severe had there been immediate publicity about her ordeal.

Victoria launches truth commission into ongoing effect of violent colonisation on Aboriginal people
It will be given a remit to investigate both historical and ongoing injustices against Aboriginal Australians and has been compared to South Africa's truth and reconciliation commission. It's the first commission of its kind in...

WA Premier Mark McGowan's office evacuated after object thrown into building
The electorate office of the WA Premier, Mark McGowan, has been evacuated, with a spokesperson saying someone threw an object into the building. Emergency services were called to the scene just before 3:00pm. Firefighting crews and police are on site at...

DNA Explainer: Why experts are seeking pardon for 'Australia's worst female serial killer'
The experts maintain that Folbigg deserves pardon as a recent study showed that her victims may have died due to natural causes. It is to be noted that Folbigg's victims were four of her children. She was convicted in 2003 for killing her children as infants...

50th Gem Show

This year – 2017 - we will be holding our 50th Gem Show so come along on Saturday 26th August. Opening time will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones. Opals, crystal, fossils minerals, jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment and handicraft. Club members will be showcasing their talent with a display of handmade jewellery, cabochons and collections. Our club table will be covered with homemade jams, pickle and delicious cakes. Refreshment are available at our Soft Rock Cafe. Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewellery made by our members. Something for everyone – all tastes, all ages, all budgets, Admission $4 Pensioners, $3. Under 12 free.