The pain of losing two sons, before you even had the chance to meet them.

Jonathon and Jacqueline with their twin boys, William and Henry. Source; Supplied

Jonathon and Jacqueline with their twin boys, William and Henry. Source; Supplied

Jacqueline Hoy will never forget the day her twin boys Henry and William were stillborn.

It was an ordinary, sunny day in the middle of February, which quickly transformed into a nightmare for the young mum and husband Jonathan after excitedly awaiting the birth of their third and fourth child for almost nine months.

Students put engineering skills to the test with ANSTO

FUTURE LEADERS: Kingswood High School students at ANSTO's Discover Engineering Day earlier this month.

FUTURE LEADERS: Kingswood High School students at ANSTO's Discover Engineering Day earlier this month.

Kingswood High School students have put their engineering skills to the test with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Discover Engineering Day.

Organised by Engineers Australia, the May 11 event gave 149 students from 16 schools the chance to meet with some of ANSTO’s inspiring young engineers to complete challenges including designing and building a functioning bionic leg out of basic materials, and building a stable tower out of paper.

Hawker students discover joys of engineering at ANSTO

ENGINEERING: Luke Ellis from Hawker Area School (left) tests out the work of fellow who students who had to build a functioning bionic leg out of basic materials.

ENGINEERING: Luke Ellis from Hawker Area School (left) tests out the work of fellow who students who had to build a functioning bionic leg out of basic materials.

The Hawker Area School put their engineering skills to the test amid fierce competitors this month at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Discover Engineering Day.

Challenges included designing and building a functioning bionic leg out of basic materials, and building a stable tower out of paper.

Nuclear experts to visit Kimba

Experts: Mark Moore, Dr Geoff Currie and Hef Griffiths at the ANSTO shopfront in Kimba.

Experts: Mark Moore, Dr Geoff Currie and Hef Griffiths at the ANSTO shopfront in Kimba.

Three experts in nuclear medicine production and radioactive waste management are in Kimba this week to give presentations at the Kimba Area School and meet with community members.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) nuclear medicine general manager Mark Moore was looking forward to meeting with the community and discussing how nuclear medicine is made.

MET Mt Victoria students discover engineering

Students from MET School Mt Victoria at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Discover Engineering Day.

Students from MET School Mt Victoria at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Discover Engineering Day.

Students from MET School Mt Victoria put their engineering skills to the test amid fierce competitors this month at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Discover Engineering Day.

Challenges included designing and building a functioning bionic leg out of basic materials, and building a stable tower out of paper.

Evidence of the earliest occupation of the coasts of Australia from Barrow Island, Northwest Australia

Credit: University of Western Australia

Credit: University of Western Australia

An archaeological study has found evidence of the earliest occupation of the Australian coast from Barrow Island, Northwest Australia.

A large multi-disciplinary research team, led by Prof Peter Veth of the University of Western Australia, head of the Barrow Island Archaeology Project, has published the findings in Quaternary Science Reviews.

Over 20 Indigenous jobs on the line in Groote Eylandt funding stoush

A woman weaves pandanus for the art centre on Groote Eylandt, which may face closure.

A woman weaves pandanus for the art centre on Groote Eylandt, which may face closure.

More than 20 Indigenous jobs on the remote Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory are on the chopping block due to a lack of funding and what an Aboriginal organisation says is "inappropriate control" being exerted by the local land council.

The Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (ASAC) has been running several programs including those for arts, a language centre, school engagement, bush medicine, and a men's shed on the island since 2014, but says that it has not received any funding from the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) since it first began operations.

Lack of funding forces critical NT services to close

A local service provider in the remote Northern Territory community of Groote Eylandt, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, has told NITV it's shut down a number of its elderly, youth and mental health services because it hasn't received adequate funding.

A local service provider in the remote Northern Territory community of Groote Eylandt, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, has told NITV it's shut down a number of its elderly, youth and mental health services because it hasn't received adequate funding.

Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (ASAC) said it’s been forced to close its Men's Shed and School Attendance programs, and is set to lose 22 Indigenous staff members.

The corporation is federally funded through the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC), but it's most recent funding application has reportedly been outstanding since August last year.

The ASAC director said the corporation has repeatedly tried to contact the Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, but all attempts have gone unanswered.

“This is a shocking outcome and could have been avoided, but our plight has been ignored,” Director of ASAC, Serena Barr, said.

She added the closures have “dealt a massive blow” to the community.

“The loss of the Men's Shed will lead to increasing isolation in the community and teachers have already reported a drop in attendance rates amongst students.”

Accountants call for ‘brave’ Budget

Australia must take swift action to avoid a pensioner-induced budget crash. That’s the dire warning from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), which has claimed Australia’s ageing population and growing budget deficit present the country with pressing challenges, and that the Federal Budget should be a key vehicle towards fixing it.

CAANZ represents more than 117,000 financial professionals, and argued that the nation needs brave budget decision-making and long-term planning that thinks beyond election cycles and four-year forward estimates.

Staff at ANSTO get behind Relay for Life

Nuclear: An ANSTO staff member working with a hot cell, developing nuclear medicine. Picture: Supplied

Nuclear: An ANSTO staff member working with a hot cell, developing nuclear medicine. Picture: Supplied

ANSTO staff will be swapping their lab coats for running shoes at the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life – taking the race to find answers to cancer out of the lab and onto the track at Wanda Beach.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) uses cutting-edge nuclear technology to investigate the origins and progression of cancers, as well as contribute to the development of treatments.

We want the Powerhouse: social media campaign to highlight support for Parramatta move

An artist impression of the proposed Powerhouse Museum to be built by the river in Parramatta CBD.

An artist impression of the proposed Powerhouse Museum to be built by the river in Parramatta CBD.

Despite  the situation being described as a stab in the back and a betrayal of the people of western Sydney, Parramatta Council general manager Greg Dyer insists the State Government is still going to move the contents of the Powerhouse Museum to a purpose-built museum in Parramatta.

The government has given its strongest indication yet it could split the Powerhouse Museum’s collection of more than 500,000 objects between two sites in Ultimo and Parramatta.

NSW government steps back from parliamentary report into Airbnb-type rentals

An inquiry into holiday letting legislation was launched almost two years ago after Airbnb hosts were threatened with huge local council fines for running unauthorised businesses in their homes. Photo: Peter Braig

An inquiry into holiday letting legislation was launched almost two years ago after Airbnb hosts were threatened with huge local council fines for running unauthorised businesses in their homes. Photo: Peter Braig

Airbnb watchers were left hanging on Wednesday when long-anticipated proposals for new legislation on short-term holiday lets were put on hold by the NSW government.

Instead of making their position on short-term letting clear, the government stepped back from a parliamentary report and its recommendations that would have allowed a massive increase in short-term holiday letting in apartment blocks.

Powerhouse Museum to move to Parramatta

A final business case for the Powerhouse Museum is expected to be made by year's end. Photo: Powerhouse Museum

A final business case for the Powerhouse Museum is expected to be made by year's end. Photo: Powerhouse Museum

The state government has given its strongest indication yet that the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo could remain open in some form, a move that has concerned some of those backing its relocation to Parramatta.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced on Tuesday a new period of consultation and preparation of a final business case for the planned move of the museum which the government said "could include keeping some Powerhouse presence at the current site in Ultimo".

Residents fight plans for new Woolworths supermarket at 'Taren Point'

"Blindsided": Sadie and David Mehan with a letter from the council about the proposed supermarket near their Parraweena Road home. Picture: John Veage

"Blindsided": Sadie and David Mehan with a letter from the council about the proposed supermarket near their Parraweena Road home. Picture: John Veage

Angry residents have banded together to fight a proposed new Woolworths supermarket, cafe and liquor store in Parraweena Road, Miranda.

The Taren Point Action Group is inviting anyone who shares their concern to email: tarenpoint@apa.net.au

Youth unemployment in western Sydney contributing to more mental health problems

High unemployment rates in western Sydney are leading to mental health problems and are placing a strain on services.

High unemployment rates in western Sydney are leading to mental health problems and are placing a strain on services.

HIGH youth unemployment is creating a mental health crisis for western Sydney, ­experts say.

Blacktown-based Marist 180 said recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Labour Force Survey found the youth unemployment rate in Blacktown was 9.9 per cent and 13.2 per cent in Parramatta.