A report is being made for the coroner after a teen dies after jumping into a popular seaside resort in southwest Sydney

Police say the 15-year-old boy dipped into the pool in Kentlyn with three others, but never reappeared after entering the water

Cliff jumping is common at the watering hole, but Justin Scarr of Royal Life Saving Australia said death was a tragic reminder of the dangers involved

“People underestimate the risks associated with swimming in inland waterways such as rivers and lakes. Often the surface looks calm and still, but beneath the surface there can be all sorts of tree stumps and hidden rocks, and often currents and these currents put people in considerable trouble, “he said

A man is on trial today for a domestic attack in Sydney’s west that left a woman with life-threatening head injuries

Police say the 26-year-old man was at the woman’s workplace in Mt. Druitt arrived where he allegedly repeatedly kicked and hit her in the head after an argument

The 60-year-old woman was taken to Westmead Hospital, where she is in critical condition

NSW attorney general Mark Speakman says any move toward criminalizing coercive control needs to strike the right balance between protecting victims and potentially criminalizing normal parental discipline

Labor has tabled a bill to criminalize control behavior such as regulating or monitoring a family member or their activities

Mr Speakman says the Labor bill is well meant, but there is a risk of criminalizing parents who ground or discipline their children

“If a parent chooses to discipline a child in a way that does not involve physical discipline and a court rules that discipline is excessive, it could mean coercive control under Labor law,” he said

But Labor MP Trish Doyle says there is legal protection built into her party’s bill that would prevent parents from being prosecuted for normal disciplinary action against their children

A joint parliamentary committee is currently examining the issue of coercive control and is expected to report on it in the middle of the year

Small businesses were each up to 3$ 000 offered to host Mardi Gras parties and employ LGBTQI artists or performers

The 100$ 000 grant fund will be granted in an unprecedented year for the world famous festival, which will be held on Nov. March will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground

It is the first time in the history of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival that the organizers have waived the Oxford Street parade in view of the COVID-19 security protocol

Small businesses and restaurants in regional and urban areas across Australia can apply through the Mardi Gras website

NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian this week lamented the fact that most internal borders for Australia remained closed, even though Australia did not have COVID-19 hotspots

She based her statement on the federal government’s definition of a hotspot, which counts the number of cases in a given geographic area over a period of three days

“So if there isn’t a place in Australia that is considered a hotspot, why do we have these border closings and restrictions in the first place it doesn’t make sense to me, i don’t think it makes sense to the public that has it”To deal with this frustration,” she said

But when it comes to how states decide who to let in, things get a lot more complicated – that’s why some are still blocking NSW folks

Councils across Sydney are cutting down upcoming New Years celebrations due to public health concerns

The annual celebration that will take place on Jan. Held this February, it typically attracts up to 1 5 million visitors to Sydney, making it the largest event of its kind outside of Asia

The city of Sydney has announced a number of 80 different small attractions, including socially distant markets, lantern lights, and smaller celebrations in local restaurants

The Parramatta Council has canceled all of its events with the exception of a lantern lighting parade

Willoughby Council sponsors on 20 A cultural celebration concert at the Concourse Theater followed by a first Lunar New Year Comedy Festival on February 27th February

“It’s amazing and maybe it wouldn’t have happened without people thinking about how we can have something inside that is a ticket that celebrates Asian-Australian excellence,” said comedian Jennifer Wong

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