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Young aspiring filmmakers hurting after Tropfest cancellation

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By Bennet Nichol Australia’s young up-and-coming filmmakers are in shock after the surprise cancellation of the famous short film festival Tropfest. Cancelled only a month before the event, both filmmakers and festival fans are upset by the announcement that the festival was not going ahead due to “mismanagement of Tropfest funds.” Tropfest, which has run for 23 years, has kick [...]

Ambulance not called after Gold Coast teen stabbed in schoolyard fight

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By Bennet Nichol A 13-year-old Gold Coast teen is lucky to be alive after receiving a stab wound close to his heart in a school yard fight on Tuesday. The boy’s family has criticised Coombabah State High School staff, who did not call an ambulance after the stabbing, instead handing him over to the school nurse. After a visit to the doctor the boy was taken to Gold Coast University [...]

Royal Commission: South Australian paedophile allowed to teach in Queensland

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By Bennet Nichol The royal commission into child sexual abuse has found that ex-South Australian education minister, Dr Donald Hopgood ‘could have done more’ to prevent a sexually abusive teacher from re-entering the profession. In a 1978 inquiry, it was found that Gregory Robert  Knight had engaged in ‘disgraceful sexual misconduct towards students,’ and should be dismissed [...]

Five teens take ambulance on 500km joy-ride in north-western Queensland

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By Bennet Nichol Five teens have been charged for stealing an ambulance and taking it on a 500 kilometre joy-ride in Doomadgee, near Mt Isa. The group of boys allegedly stole the ambulance from a health facility in Doomadgee at 4am yesterday morning, and proceeded to drive it 500 kilometres west until crashing near Camooweal. The five teenage boys, aged 13 to 16 have been charged with [...]
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