Razzie Awards change rules for child performers

Ryan Kiera Armstrong in FirestarterImage: Universal The Razzie Awards are making some changes following the backlash surrounding 12-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s nomination for “Worst Actress” for her performance in Fire starter. First, the organizers of the film awards have retroactively removed Armstrong from the nominee list. “Sometimes, you do things without thinking,” John Wilsonhead of … Read more

Flooding impacts commute for Riverland residents, as SA government secures accommodation

The state government says it has secured more than 22,000 nights of accommodation for those impacted by the flood event, but residents are feeling the pinch as the waters rise. Key points: The SA government is installing temporary accommodation for people unable to stay at home Riverland residents are facing long drives and boat rides … Read more

River Murray flows to reach 220 gigalitres a day by the end of the year

Up to 180 gigalitres a day is already flowing into the River Murray with people in the Riverland being told to expect between 190 and 220 gigalitres a day by the end of the year. Key points: Flows are tipped to reach 220 gigalitres by the end of the year More than 1,000 properties have … Read more

Performance targets to attend regional school prom ‘punishing’ struggling students, families say

Families of students who have been barred from their school prom in regional South Australia are pushing back against the decision, saying the criteria to attend is unfair to those who require additional support. Key points: Students who didn’t meet performance targets at a South Australian school have been told they can’t attend their prom … Read more

Flash flooding expected for part of South Australia’s south-east, Riverland and Stockport

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for parts of South Australia’s south-east and Riverland, including Renmark and Naracoorte. Key points: Flash flooding from heavy rain is expected in parts of the Riverland and the state’s south-east People living in Stockport have been asked to prepare for flooding The largest rainfall on … Read more

Flash flood warnings in Mid-North and Riverland amid heavy rainfall

This article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community safety. Get full digital access to trusted news from The Advertiser and Messenger with our great introductory offer. Heavy rainfall on Sunday has triggered flashing flooding, road closures and warnings of rising rivers – with more rain coming. Rivers and creeks are … Read more

Ken Hutt considers second attempt at Everest paraglide after first try thwarted by illness

A New South Wales man says he is considering another attempt at becoming the oldest person to paraglide from the summit of Mount Everest after his first try was thwarted by illness. Key points: Ken Hutt had to abandon his attempt to paraglide from the summit of Mount Everest after falling ill The 62-year-old was … Read more

Labor wins marginal NSW seat of Gilmore, no more lower house seats in doubt

The ABC projects that Labor has won the seat of Gilmore in New South Wales, taking the government to 77 seats in the House of Representatives. Key points: The Labor Party has retained the marginal seat of Gilmore, the ABC projects The win takes the government to 77 seats in the House of Representatives Incumbent … Read more

Jon Berry, Frontier Passenger Taped to Seat, Sentenced to Jail

The dude who drunkenly flipped out on a Frontier Airlines flight last summer and assaulted three flight attendants before getting duct-taped to his own seat has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, according to the New York Times. Maxwell Berry, 23, of Ohio, was sentenced to 60 days behind bars and a year of … Read more

ACT Education Minister survives no-confidence motion after violent incidents revealed at Calwell High School

A vote of no confidence in ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry has not passed in the Legislative Assembly after it was brought by the opposition, which said she should be held responsible for safety concerns at a Canberra school. Key points: WorkSafe ACT instructed Calwell High School to send some students into remote learning, due … Read more