MP wants auditor-general inquiry into child protection system

MP wants auditor-general inquiry into child protection system

Posted July 31, 2017 07:25:30 There are calls for Tasmania’s auditor-general to launch an investigation into the state’s troubled child protection system. The system has been plagued by controversy in recent months with strong criticism of residential care provider Safe Pathways, which had children removed from its care amid claims of neglect. It has raised questions about the checks and balances that are in place. In a letter obtained by the ABC earlier this month, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined the following procedures in…

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CrownBet accidentally breaches AFL's $2.5b rights deal

CrownBet accidentally breaches AFL's $2.5b rights deal

Betting agency CrownBet may have accidentally breached the AFL’s $2.5 billion broadcast rights deal because footy fans have been using its app to stream matches live to their televisions for free.  While CrownBet has commercial agreements in place to stream live games onto smartphones and devices, the potential breach comes from its app’s technical generosity.  Footy fans have been able to download live games on their TV using a CrownBet app. Photo: Getty ImagesCrownBet disabled its AFL live stream “due to technical issues” about 8pm on Saturday, just before the Richmond and Gold Coast game, after Fairfax Media made inquiries…

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Secrets of the world's toughest creatures revealed

Secrets of the world's toughest creatures revealed

Image copyrightSPL Genetic analyses of tardigrades has revealed some of the secrets of their incredible survival abilities. These tiny creatures, sometimes called water bears, can survive radiation, freezing, extreme dehydration and even the vacuum of space. Researchers have now decoded the DNA of two species of tardigrade and uncovered the genes that allow them to be revived after desiccation. The study has been published in the journal, PLOS Biology. Just a millimetre or less in size, tardigrades are believed to be the toughest creatures on Earth. A recent study found…

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Russia vows further retaliation against US

Russia vows further retaliation against US

“If the US side decides to move further towards further deterioration, we will answer, we will respond in kind,” Ryabkov said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We will mirror this. We will retaliate. … But my whole point is, don’t do this, it is to the detriment of the interests of the US.” A request to the White House for comment was not immediately returned. The White House announced Friday night that Trump reviewed the final version of Russia sanctions legislation and plans to sign it. The bill gives Congress new…

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Cam Smith celebrates milestone as Storm belt Sea Eagles, Tigers beat Titans

Cam Smith celebrates milestone as Storm belt Sea Eagles, Tigers beat Titans

Updated July 30, 2017 18:14:05 The Storm secure a big win over Manly in Cameron Smith’s 350th NRL game, before the Tigers overwhelmed the Titans on the Gold Coast. See all the facts and figures below. Cam Smith celebrates in style as Storm thump Manly Photo: Nelson Asota-Solomona scored the opening try for the Storm. (AAP: Joe Castro) Melbourne love a milestone almost as much as they love Cameron Smith so they were never going to lose a game that involved both. The Storm celebrated their skipper’s 350th game with…

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