Star of Gallantry awarded to Australian soldier for action in Afghanistan

An Australian soldier based in Perth has been awarded the second highest military medal behind the Victoria Cross. Sgt D won the Star of Gallantry in the same incident in which Perth SAS trooper Jason Brown was killed in an ambush on August 13th 2010. Minutes after Brown was cut down by a burst on the machine-gun … [Read the full story]

Cocktail of drugs and alcohol killed Stathi Katsidis, says coroner’s report

A coroner’s report has revealed champion jockey Stathi Katsidis had a cocktail of drugs and alcohol in his system when he died last October. Coroner John Lock found Katsidis had nine times the fatal dose of the designer drug fantasy in his system. He also had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.146 per cent. The premiership-winning … [Read the full story]