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The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

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The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

- With his big bonnie cheeks, shining eyes and chubby little legs, Dolton Wiggins is the epitome of a happy, healthy one-year-old. As his parents Kylie and James celebrated his first birthday on Sunday, they are frank about the fact that a year earlier they had been tearfully planning their beloved baby's funeral. Kylie's waters broke at 23 weeks' pregnant, when chances of the baby's survival were extremely low and they were asked by doctors to think about his funeral

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Salim Mehajer's sister raises $20k for charity as he faces fraud charges

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Salim Mehajer's sister raises $20k for charity as he faces fraud charges

- Salim Mehajer and his family are known for their love of the spotlight, courting media, hosting their own press conferences, and throwing some of the most extravagant weddings Sydney has ever seen. But when it came to their recent charity event, The Sparkle of Hope Charity Ball, at the Paradiso Room, Fairfield, on April 9 organised by the youngest member of the family, Mary Mehajer, 19, with support from her elder brother, 31, Fairfax Media's inquiries about how much was raised and for whom were stonewalled

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California family bury wrong man, told son is still alive after coroner's error

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California family bury wrong man, told son is still alive after coroner's error

- Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J Kerrigan got a call from a friend — "Your son is alive." "Bill [Shinker] put my son on the phone," Mr Kerrigan said. "He said 'hi Dad'." Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body, the Orange County Register said. The mix-up began on May 6 when a man was found dead behind a Verizon store in Fountain Valley

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Cambridge man hopes Australian inquest leads to justice for brother's '88 death

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Cambridge man hopes Australian inquest leads to justice for brother's '88 death

- Steve Johnson of Cambridge has fought for decades to find out what really happened the day his brother was found dead at the bottom of an Australian cliff. His efforts culminated in an unprecedented two-week investigative hearing that shone a light on a dark chapter in Australia's history and brought the family a step closer to justice. "We really want to know what happened to Scott," Steve Johnson told 5 Investigates' Karen Anderson, speaking from Sydney

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This Australian Senator Became The First To Breastfeed While Addressing Parliament

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This Australian Senator Became The First To Breastfeed While Addressing Parliament

- In May, Greens senator Larissa Waters made history as the first person to breastfeed in Australia’s federal Parliament. Now the politician has reached another milestone: becoming the first person to breastfeed while making remarks on the Australian Parliament floor. On Thursday, Waters put forward a motion on black lung disease while nursing her infant daughter, Alia Joy. First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her

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Sharon Edwards' husband fronts NSW court charged with wife's alleged murder

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Sharon Edwards' husband fronts NSW court charged with wife's alleged murder

- The husband of missing primary school teacher Sharon Edwards has fronted a NSW court charged with murder as police continue the search for her body. John Wallace Edwards, 61, was arrested at his new girlfriend's home at Redcliffe, north of Brisbane, on Tuesday after a lengthy homicide investigation, and was remanded in the Brisbane watchhouse overnight. He did not appear in the dock at the Brisbane Magistrates Court where a magistrate granted an extradition order on Wednesday

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Surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles paid for Cambodian birth certificates, court hears

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Surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles paid for Cambodian birth certificates, court hears

- Phnom Penh: A Cambodian man who worked for Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles has testified he paid US$200 to a village official to obtain a birth certificate for a surrogate baby on behalf of Australian biological parents that police allege was falsified. Penh Rithy told a Phnom Penh court that Ms Davis-Charles paid him US$600 to arrange birth certificates for single surrogate babies and US$800 for twins

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Tags: Birth |  Birth Certificate |  Children | 
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The women who regret becoming mothers

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The women who regret becoming mothers

- Most mothers feel at some stage that they'd like a break from the endless demands of small people, to reacquaint themselves with who they used to be – or to just drink a cup of tea in peace. But what if that feeling persists? What if a mother suspects she has made a horrible mistake having children? In a society that idealises and sanctifies motherhood, it can be almost impossible to voice these fears aloud

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Working mums juggling career and kids feel 'mother's guilt', researcher says

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Working mums juggling career and kids feel 'mother's guilt', researcher says

- Sharon Learmonth is finally learning how to look after herself, if only so she doesn't "fall in a heap" under the weight of expectations — society's and her own. Ms Learmonth has just moved her life from Brisbane to Adelaide, where she is raising her two young sons Tasman, aged 4, and Saxon, 6, building her remedial massage practice and helping to care for her ageing in-laws, including her mother-in-law, who has cancer

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Baden Bond: Missing toddler taken to park and left by father, court documents reveal

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Baden Bond: Missing toddler taken to park and left by father, court documents reveal

- A toddler who has not been seen since 2007 and is feared dead was taken to a park in Logan, south of Brisbane, and left there by his father who did not want the responsibility of caring for him, documents filed in the Supreme Court reveal. Police believe Baden Bond was murdered by his parents Dina Colleen Bond and Shane Arthur Simpson shortly before they moved to New South Wales in 2007

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Young woman who 'calls mum every day' missing after London Bridge terror attack as family plead for information

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Young woman who 'calls mum every day' missing after London Bridge terror attack as family plead for information

- A young woman who was on London Bridge during Saturday's terrorist attack is feared missing. Sara Zelenak, 21, from Brisbane, Australia, was separated from friends after a van ran down pedestrians. Despite normally calling her mum daily, she has not been heard from since. Her family back home is waiting desperately for news and has been in contact with Australian consular officials, reports

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Brisbane parents charged with murder and torture of toddler after alleged hot bath

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Brisbane parents charged with murder and torture of toddler after alleged hot bath

- The parents of a Brisbane toddler who died after suffering severe burns have been charged with her torture and murder. Maddilyn-Rose Stokes died in hospital at the end of May after allegedly being burnt in a bath at her Northgate home in the city's north. Police allege her 30-year-old father and 23-year-old mother failed to get timely medical attention. The pair will face court on Tuesday

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Tags: Murders |  Toddlers |  Babies |  Children |  Parenting |  Murder charges |  Murder Crimes |  Crimes |  Torture |  Death & Dying |  Died |  Obituary | 
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Australia refuses to grant grieving wife a visa for refugee husband's funeral

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Australia refuses to grant grieving wife a visa for refugee husband's funeral

- The Australian government has refused to allow a grieving wife to come to Australia for her refugee husband's funeral because it does not trust her to return home. The body of Asghar Ali, a Hazara refugee from Pakistan, remains in a Victorian morgue nearly two months after his death – a situation lawyers say is disturbingly common. The father-of-three, who came to Australia by boat before 2013 and was granted protection, died at LaTrobe Regional Hospital on April 16, shortly after his 39th birthday

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Snow season starts early with family fun at Corin Forest

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Snow season starts early with family fun at Corin Forest

- Snow was falling outside Canberra on Saturday as Corin Forest opened its snow play area a week earlier than planned. While no natural snow had fallen to date, there were crowds galore enjoying the man-made efforts on offer. The mountain resort opened a week early as temperatures dipped below freezing in the region . John Dryden and his daughter Lily, 5, took a drive out to the snow play area near Canberra where they enjoyed a "perfect" winter's day

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Chef Mat Fury leaves fine dining scene for Brisbane children's hospice

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Chef Mat Fury leaves fine dining scene for Brisbane children's hospice

- It takes a big leap of faith to leave a rising career and head in another direction, but that is what one of Queensland's top chefs has done — and he is not looking back. At 26, Mat Fury became the head chef at Brisbane's highly acclaimed Restaurant Two, but last year he made headlines when he hung up his fine dining hat to dish out comfort food at the state's only children's hospice

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Truck driver avoids 'catastrophic' crash with bus carrying school children on Sydney's M5

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Truck driver avoids 'catastrophic' crash with bus carrying school children on Sydney's M5

- Police have praised the actions of a truck driver who was forced to brake heavily to avoid hitting a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sydney's south-west. In dramatic CCTV footage released by police, the bus, with 15 children on board, can be seen pulling out onto the M5 in front of the truck at Hammondville near Liverpool. Police said the truck driver was forced to brake heavily to avoid a collision, causing the truck to jack-knife

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How to find and future-proof your perfect family home

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How to find and future-proof your perfect family home

- It’s the holy grail of real estate: the perfect family home. But does such a dwelling exist? And if it does, what does it look like? “There’s no such thing as the perfect family home because families come in all shapes and sizes and the needs of families with young children will differ from those with older children,” says Piers van Hamburg, director of McGrath Neutral Bay

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  • The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one
    The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

    , smh.com.au

    With his big bonnie cheeks, shining eyes and chubby little legs, Dolton Wiggins is the epitome of a happy, healthy one-year-old. As his parents Kylie and James celebrated his first birthday on Sunday, they are frank about the fact that a year earlier they had been tearfully planning their beloved baby's funeral. Kylie's waters broke at 23 weeks' pregnant, when chances of the baby's survival were extremely low and they were asked by doctors to think about his funeral

     

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  • The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one
    The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

    , smh.com.au

    With his big bonnie cheeks, shining eyes and chubby little legs, Dolton Wiggins is the epitome of a happy, healthy one-year-old. As his parents Kylie and James celebrated his first birthday on Sunday, they are frank about the fact that a year earlier they had been tearfully planning their beloved baby's funeral. Kylie's waters broke at 23 weeks' pregnant, when chances of the baby's survival were extremely low and they were asked by doctors to think about his funeral

     

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  • The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one
    The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

    , smh.com.au

    With his big bonnie cheeks, shining eyes and chubby little legs, Dolton Wiggins is the epitome of a happy, healthy one-year-old. As his parents Kylie and James celebrated his first birthday on Sunday, they are frank about the fact that a year earlier they had been tearfully planning their beloved baby's funeral. Kylie's waters broke at 23 weeks' pregnant, when chances of the baby's survival were extremely low and they were asked by doctors to think about his funeral

     

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  • The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one
    The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

    , smh.com.au

    With his big bonnie cheeks, shining eyes and chubby little legs, Dolton Wiggins is the epitome of a happy, healthy one-year-old. As his parents Kylie and James celebrated his first birthday on Sunday, they are frank about the fact that a year earlier they had been tearfully planning their beloved baby's funeral. Kylie's waters broke at 23 weeks' pregnant, when chances of the baby's survival were extremely low and they were asked by doctors to think about his funeral

     

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  • The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one
    The miracle of Dolton - the premature baby whose parents married NICU - turns one

    , smh.com.au

    With his big bonnie cheeks, shining eyes and chubby little legs, Dolton Wiggins is the epitome of a happy, healthy one-year-old. As his parents Kylie and James celebrated his first birthday on Sunday, they are frank about the fact that a year earlier they had been tearfully planning their beloved baby's funeral. Kylie's waters broke at 23 weeks' pregnant, when chances of the baby's survival were extremely low and they were asked by doctors to think about his funeral

     

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