Ms Dhu’s family take legal action against WA government over death in custody

Lawyer for family of 22-year-old Aboriginal woman says: ‘You need to bring justice to Indigenous victims of the criminal justice system’

The family of a 22-year-old Aboriginal woman, who the West Australian coroner ruled was treated inhumanely in the lead up to her death in police custody, is launching legal action against the state government.

Related: Ms Dhu endured ‘inhumane treatment’ by police before death in custody – coroner

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Australian basketball great Shane Heal to stand trial on fraud charges

Former NBA player accused of defrauding former friend and mentor Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown, of $750,000

Australian basketball great Shane Heal is poised to stand trial in Brisbane over allegations he defrauded Philadelphia 76ers NBA coach Brett Brown.

The 46-year-old is accused of defrauding his former friend and coaching mentor of $750,000 when Heal was sole director of three companies, which are all now deregistered.

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Single women taking DIY path to motherhood

So you’re single and the bank account isn’t a bottomless pit of money, but becoming a mum is all you can think about. For 38-year-old Hannah Slootjes, there was a solution outside of visiting an IVF clinic or sperm bank.

Hokusai: the influential work of Japanese artist famous for ‘the great wave’ – in pictures

The work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), one of Japan’s most prolific and enduringly popular artists, will come to Australia for the first time in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Hokusai produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in the history of Asian art, most notably The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Two prints of this famous image will be on show at NGV alongside over 150 of Hokusai’s artworks, including his renowned series on Mt Fuji

Hokusai is showing at the National Gallery of Victoria until 15 October

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