Author Archives: Joy Villegas

Sydney news: Top scientists petition for Kathleen Folbigg’s release on grounds of new scientific evidence

Almost 100 of Australia’s top scientists have signed a petition for convicted child murderer Kathleen Folbigg’s immediate pardon and release from jail. The scientists say Folbigg, who was convicted in 2003 for murdering three of her children and the manslaughter of a fourth, has been denied justice as it is likely her children all died […]

The riskiest renovations and how homeowners can avoid the headache

When Brisbane man Daniel Baker* set about finding a contractor to paint the outside of his Queenslander, he thought it would be relatively straight forward — get quotes, choose one, and hey presto. “He painted the house and said, ‘You’ve got a 10 year warranty on any defects, contact me if anything happens,’” Mr Baker […]