NSW high school students will be taught to recognise domestic violence under changes to the curriculum. The Personal Health and Physical Development Education (PDHPE) syllabus will be updated in 2016 to teach students “the knowledge, understanding and skills to help prevent domestic violence”, Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence, Pru Goward has announced.
Siege ends with arrest
A 34-year-old man was arrested at Bexley after he barricaded himself inside a house on Caledonian Street on Thursday night. Police negotiators, the Tactical Operations Unit and the Dog Unit were called to the property after he allegedly threatened police and damaged the property. During the three-hour siege, a toilet was torn from its setting and thrown out a bathroom window. The man has been taken to a hospital for assessment.
Cuts lead to concerns about news quality
News coverage in South Australia’s local communities is likely to be affected by the latest Fairfax job cuts, according to the journalists union, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). Fairfax Media today confirmed 35 voluntary redundancies, including 22 in editorial positions across 18 newspapers, would be implemented across its SA country publications. MEAA spokeswoman Katelin McInerney said: “Unfortunately less resources in the newsroom does have that effect of being able to cover in less detail the important stories that matter to communities these papers serve.”
Jetstar cancels flights to Bali
Air travel to Bali was thrown into chaos on Thursday with all Jetstar flights into the Indonesian island cancelled due to an ash cloud caused by the eruption of Mount Raung. All flights to and from Bali were cancelled with two flights being forced to turn back three hours into their flight. Jetstar has since resumed flights to Bali and said in a statement that passengers would be notified of any alternative services. – Compiled from web news sources by Daniel Walker
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