Good morning, Tassie | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Launceston weather forecast: A ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania, while a low near northern Victoria will extend a trough over Tasmania today, directing an easterly stream over the state, with the low expected to be near Gabo Island in the evening. The low will remain to the northeast of Tasmania on Thursday, and a ridge extending from a high over South Australia will move to the west of Tasmania. On Friday the ridge will cross the state and light winds will tend northerly on Saturday as a high develops over the Tasman Sea.

The Examiner’s top stories

Safe plea: We need to stop victim-blaming and stand up for those who are voiceless in our own community, according to Rosie Batty. The anti-domestic violence advocate was in Hobart on Tuesday for the launch of a new report on domestic violence and children. 

HEALTHY FOOD pic\story Rocherlea: Garden Supervisor Mandy Dahlvd works in the The Northern Suburbs Community Centre Peace Garden.

HEALTHY FOOD pic\story Rocherlea: Garden Supervisor Mandy Dahlvd works in the The Northern Suburbs Community Centre Peace Garden.

Families go without: A report into food insecurity in Tasmania has revealed up to 50,000 Tasmanians may be going without food and cannot afford to buy more when they run out. Dishing Up the Facts co-author Leah Galvin said if the figure was confined to one region – such as the combined population of Devonport and Burnie – the situation would be considered an emergency.

Cash cow winners ready to hit road: A St Leonards couple say they can’t wait to explore Australia, after winning the Sunrise Cash Cow $40,000 prize. Ruth and Malcolm Hall said they were already looking at purchasing a caravan motorhome with the money, with plans to travel around Australia, including Tasmania, NSW, Victoria and Queensland. 

Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered. 

Regional

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner faces questions from the media over a report investigating underdosing by Dr John Grygiel at Orange Health Service on Tuesday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner faces questions from the media over a report investigating underdosing by Dr John Grygiel at Orange Health Service on Tuesday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

CENTRAL WEST: NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner says a new report released in Orange on Tuesday revealed 28 patients were underdosed in the Central West by Dr John Grygiel from 2006 to 2013.

The report however did not establish a connection between the underdosing and the subsequent death of 14 patients treated by Dr Grygiel in Orange and Bathurst. Read on.

Amanda Carter was found "unrecognisable" from head injuries.

Amanda Carter was found "unrecognisable" from head injuries.

CENTRAL COAST: In the lead up to her death, school  teacher Amanda Carter, 46, told a friend that her ex-fiance had "gone past the non-accepting stage and is entering the angry stage". Then one night in May 2010 real estate agent Ricardo Francis Herman Dasilva, 66, crept into her bedroom and bludgeoned her to death - to the point where she was unrecognisable. Read on.

MIDDLE OF THE ROAD: Katelyn Hughes at Pryors Road, Horsham. Rivers and creeks are receding but flash flooding might occur following predicted rain and thunderstorms. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

MIDDLE OF THE ROAD: Katelyn Hughes at Pryors Road, Horsham. Rivers and creeks are receding but flash flooding might occur following predicted rain and thunderstorms. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

WIMMERA: Horsham’s Incident Control Centre has confirmed flooding in the Wimmera River is moving downstream having peaked at a number of areas.

The centre’s Melissa Douglas said flash flooding might still occur as a band of rain moves across the Wimmera. Read on.

Photo: NSW POLICE

Photo: NSW POLICE

► ORANGE: An Orange man allegedly caught with up to $67,000 worth of cocaine in a luxury car after he was stopped for speeding was on bail for a serious violence charge, Wagga Wagga Local Court has heard. Read the full report.

► CHAMBERS FLAT: ​ A 19-year-old Chambers Flat man has been arrested for incest, perjury and perverting the course of justice offences.

The man was taken into custody on Tuesday in relation to the investigation of the murder of Tiahleigh Palmer. More here.

Labour of love: Metford grandparents Kay and Glenn Barber have taken on a parenting role for their now four-year-old granddaughter. Picture: Marina Neil.

Labour of love: Metford grandparents Kay and Glenn Barber have taken on a parenting role for their now four-year-old granddaughter. Picture: Marina Neil.

► HUNTER: Couple Kay and Glenn Barber were retired and halfway through a trip around Australia when they found out their 15-month-old granddaughter had been taken into care by Family and Community Services. More here.

BAKER MAN: Beechworth Bakery owner Tom O'Toole will cook his favourite savoury and sweet treats in the Farm Gate Market Produce Area at Henty on Wednesday

BAKER MAN: Beechworth Bakery owner Tom O'Toole will cook his favourite savoury and sweet treats in the Farm Gate Market Produce Area at Henty on Wednesday

HENTY: Soaking rain throughout the Southern Riverina and strong commodity prices will help draw strong crowds to the 53rd annual Henty Machinery Field Days. Read on.

 GUNDAGAI: A truckie has emerged victorious in a legal battle with the Highway Patrol on Friday after he was wrongly pinged with a $669 fine. Wayne, who chose not to have his surname revealed, has warned motorists to double check their fines after a Gundagai magistrate reversed an infringement issued by police that was “riddled with inconsistencies”. More here.

National news

Senator Derryn Hinch has hit back at claims by an ex-partner that he is 'back on the booze'. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Senator Derryn Hinch has hit back at claims by an ex-partner that he is 'back on the booze'. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

► Senator Derryn Hinch has hit back at allegations by his former partner that he is "back on the booze" five years after a life-saving liver transplant

On Sunday night, his ex-partner Natasha Chadwick made the claim on Twitter. More here.

Fire engulfs the bus on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday night. Photo: Christopher Cockerill

Fire engulfs the bus on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday night. Photo: Christopher Cockerill

► An electrical fault is likely to have started a fire in the engine bay of a bus that burst into flames on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and caused traffic chaos in the city during rush hour last week, safety investigators say. More here.

► The number of Indigenous Australians dying on the roads is similar to the rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, and three to five times the national average, an international conference was told on Monday. Read the full report.

Uluru's traditional owners ask that visitors not climb the rock.

Uluru's traditional owners ask that visitors not climb the rock.

► Three men stuck on Uluru were rescued on Tuesday morning after delicate 11 hour operation.

The three Australian men, all aged 23, first got into trouble about midday on Monday, when they veered off the designated pathway into a restricted zone and became stuck in a crevice. More here.

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International news

MH17 crash site near the village of Hrabovo in East Ukraine. Photo: Bohdan Warchomij

MH17 crash site near the village of Hrabovo in East Ukraine. Photo: Bohdan Warchomij

LONDON: The criminal investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has pinpointed the exact launch site of the missile that brought it down, a source close to the investigation says. Read on.

UNITED NATIONS: The world has been waiting for the day the United Nations put forward a plan on how to deal with the year-long global migrant crisis. With bated breath, we all waited for a moral compass, guidance on how to solve the world's worst people displacement since World War II. The day arrived, but sadly without much of a concrete plan or a binding blueprint. More here.

A Guatemalan asylum seeker waits on railroad tracks to climb on a cargo train bound for Mexico and the US. Photo: Jan Sochor

A Guatemalan asylum seeker waits on railroad tracks to climb on a cargo train bound for Mexico and the US. Photo: Jan Sochor

NEW YORK: Australia's humanitarian refugee intake will be set permanently at almost 19,000 per year and will now include a component of Central Americans under a series of pledges offered by Malcolm Turnbull in New York overnight. Read on.

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Photo: Getty Images

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Photo: Getty Images

USA: Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her lawyer said on Tuesday, signaling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. More here.

On this day

1621: King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1922: US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

1937: J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London.

1949: Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

1949: Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones

1954: 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson

Facts supplied: onthisday.com

The faces of Australia:Genni Kane

Selfies act: Former Flying Emus vocalist Genni Kane has released an album of original songs titled 'Selfies' Photo:Contributed

Selfies act: Former Flying Emus vocalist Genni Kane has released an album of original songs titled 'Selfies' Photo:Contributed

For lovers of Australian country music, the multi-award winning band Flying Emus is one of those iconic bands that entertained us all during the late 1980’s.

Up front and centre was Millthorpe singer Genni Kane whose strong effortless voice lifted the tunes above the standard country fare.

The Flying Emu’s disbanded in 1991 but Genni has kept on singing, whilst simultaneously taking on the extended family life. Read her story.

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