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Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was "approaching intoxication", says the security guard who ejected him from a Byron Bay bar before he was never seen again."He seemed like he was losing his co-ordination and balance because he was swaying a little bit," Shannon Mackie told the inquest into the teenager's disappearance on Thursday.
Australian scientists are peering behind closed burrow doors into the secret nocturnal lives of Tasmanian devils by studying their whiskers.Chemical clues and imprints in the endangered marsupial's long, wiry whiskers can reveal what they ate months and even seasons ago, new research led by UNSW Sydney found.
Isa Guha believes English cricket's racism saga is one of the most significant chapters in the sport's history, saying it can be a catalyst for meaningful change and a more inclusive game.Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq, who was born in Pakistan and moved to England at age 10, has detailed how "institutional racism" at the club left him on the brink of suicide.
Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired on Wednesday and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.The decision halts all player activity as it relates to their clubs including free-agent signings, trades and use of team facilities.
A search of rugged bushland over the disappearance of Victorian campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill has wrapped up after human remains were found earlier this week.Investigators found the remains in bushland near Dargo in the state's high country on Tuesday, after zeroing in on the crime scene on Sunday following 55-year-old Greg Lynn being charged with two counts of murder.
The Milwaukee Bucks have overturned an 18-point deficit against the Charlotte Hornets with a Giannis Antetokounmpo go-ahead lay-up with two seconds left in regulation snatching a 127-125 home victory.Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 12 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks, who have extended their winning streak to eight games.
Wellington Phoenix players are being told to approach their inaugural A-League Women's match with a lack of fear by coach Gemma Lewis.The expansion outfit's maiden ALW campaign kicks off against Western Sydney Wanderers at WIN Stadium on Friday, in the first part of a double-header also featuring the two clubs' male counterparts later in the evening.
Spending the off-season working on his farm, revitalised South Sydney superstar fullback Latrell Mitchell says he feels like himself again.Mitchell endured a rocky end to the 2021 NRL season, missing the Rabbitohs' run to the grand final after he was suspended for six weeks for an ugly shot that left Sydney Rooster Joey Manu with a fractured eye socket.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:* There have been 39,386,849 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Thursday, including 92,808 in the previous 24 hours.* Of the total, 23,417,445 have been administered by the Commonwealth, an increase of 64,663 on the previous 24 hours.
Newcomers the Tasmania JackJumpers have vowed not to back down from an aggressive playing style ahead of their NBL debut.The league's 10th franchise will host the Brisbane Bullets in Hobart on Friday night in front of what is expected to be a 5000-strong sold-out crowd at MyState Bank Arena.
Criminalising coercive control and a fresh inquiry examining the culture of the state's police force are among the recommendations from an exhaustive review into domestic violence in Queensland.A staged approach to the introduction of the new offence of coercive control is recommended to allow first responders and the broader community time to understand and identify controlling behaviour, the report by the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce says.
The Victorian government has knocked back half a dozen recommendations as part of a long-term infrastructure plan, including an inner-Melbourne traffic congestion tax trial and scrapping the free tram zone.Independent agency Infrastructure Victoria released its updated 30-year plan in August, making 94 recommendations worth about $100 billion.
Australia is contributing to the fight against forced marriage, but can take a greater role in the global battle.That is according to a report from federal parliament's foreign affairs, defence and trade committee which has found told forced and child marriage remains prevalent in Australia.
A Queensland businessman who carried out a plan to remove money from his telecommunications business before it was liquidated has been jailed.Richard Sebastian Ludwig was not the mastermind behind the scheme, but that did not excuse his behaviour, Brisbane District Court Judge Nathan Jarro said in handing down his sentence on Thursday.
A year ago Tomer Hemed was the man charged with filling Gary Hooper's goalscoring role at Wellington Phoenix.Hooper had moved to India on a one-year deal with Kerala Blasters and the Israeli international was the Phoenix spearhead for the 2020-21 season.
Oil giant Chevron's Australian arm has been accused of failing to take steps to ensure safety at work after a man was killed using one of their car washes in Melbourne.The 73-year-old Mulgrave man died in November 2019 after an automatic car wash started while he was returning to his car after manually re-entering an access code.
Mikael Kingsbury is the raging favourite to win Olympic gold in Beijing next January but Australian mogul skier Matt Graham says the Canadian ace can be beaten.Graham won silver at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang behind Kingsbury, a six-time world champion who has also won nine World Cup events.
A 68-year-old Brisbane man found guilty of multiple child abuse offences in Southeast Asia has been jailed for five years.Neil Andrew Lyall Robards was picked up by the Australian Federal Police in February 2020 returning to Australia, where officers found his laptop, phone and a USB drive containing child abuse images.
AFLW officials have confirmed a 10-round fixture for the 2022 season but are braced for further COVID-19 curve balls amid the ongoing uncertainty concerning interstate travel restrictions.The schedule has been laid out for rounds one to nine - St Kilda and Richmond meet in the season opener on January 7 - while the round 10 match-ups will be revealed in coming days.
He helped steer the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, and was at one point labelled as the best minister in the world.But after a 20-year career in federal politics, Greg Hunt has announced he will step down from parliament at the next election.