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Teenage girl’s heartbreaking statement after she was sexually abused by a married couple 

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A teenage girl who was sexually abused by a married couple has spoken out about the on-going pain the abuse has caused. 

The young woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was abused by the pair for three years between late 1989 to early 1991. 

The 62-year-old man and the 54-year-old woman first had sexual intercourse with the victim after she babysat for them at their home in East Lismore, the Northern Star reported.

The girl, who would often stay the night at the couple’s home after babysitting, was just 13 at the time. 

During sentencing in the Lismore District Court on Friday, the victim shared how she fell victim to the grooming and sexual assault.

A teenage girl who was sexually abused by a married couple has spoken out about the on-going pain the abuse has caused (stock image pictured)

A teenage girl who was sexually abused by a married couple has spoken out about the on-going pain the abuse has caused (stock image pictured)

A teenage girl who was sexually abused by a married couple has spoken out about the on-going pain the abuse has caused (stock image pictured)

‘I was told I was special, and I should feel love from the family,’ she said.

‘I honestly thought I was being loved in this sick twisted abuse of two adults. 

‘It took time and emotional pain to recognise this was not love and when I started to understand what love was meant to be, I started to recognise … I was a sex toy for two grown adults and I was a child, that should never have happened.’

The court heard how she had rejected the man’s advances days before the first sexual encounter but the woman eventually gained her trust while at the Pub to Scrub boat race in Eltham. 

During sentencing in the Lismore District Court (pictured) on Friday, the victim shared how she fell victim to the grooming and sexual assault

During sentencing in the Lismore District Court (pictured) on Friday, the victim shared how she fell victim to the grooming and sexual assault

During sentencing in the Lismore District Court (pictured) on Friday, the victim shared how she fell victim to the grooming and sexual assault

The couple continued to perform sexual acts on and with the child while in the presence of each other for three years. 

Judge Jeffrey McLennan slammed the pair for taking advantage of an ’emotionally vulnerable’ teenager. 

The couple, who both suffer from a range of chronic illnesses, were both found guilty by a jury of sexually abusing the underage girl. 

The have been sentenced to both the man and woman to 13 years behind bars.  

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National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation expects Australia’s population to shrink by 0.8%

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The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause the steepest plunge in Australia’s population since World War I.

The federal government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation is forecasting a 0.8 per cent population decline over two years.

In the absence of immigration, Australia’s population was expected to fall by 214,000 between a peak in 2019 and a trough in 2021.

Half of that was attributed to the drop-off in international students, following the closure of Australia’s national border in March.

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause the steepest plunge in the Australian population since World War I. The federal government's National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation is forecasting Australia's population will shrunk by 0.8 per cent over two years. Pictured is an empty Wynyard station in Sydney

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause the steepest plunge in the Australian population since World War I. The federal government's National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation is forecasting Australia's population will shrunk by 0.8 per cent over two years. Pictured is an empty Wynyard station in Sydney

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause the steepest plunge in the Australian population since World War I. The federal government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation is forecasting Australia’s population will shrunk by 0.8 per cent over two years. Pictured is an empty Wynyard station in Sydney

‘Immigration cuts have flow-on effects on population growth – temporary (international students) immigrants are the main driver of population growth,’ the NHFIC report said.

Australia’s immigration pause would spark the steepest population decrease since World War I, shortly before the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 reached Australian shores.

Only the unwinding of the long post-war baby boom in 1971 saw a comparably steep population decline. 

In the year to June 2019, Australia had a net annual immigration rate of 239,600 when the number of people leaving was subtracted from the tally of new arrivals.

The population increase of 1.4 per cent was among the highest in the developed world and well above the OECD average of 0.8 per cent.

A declining population also has implications for property prices, with the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation predicting a possible shortfall 232,000 shorfall in demand for new private dwellings by 2023.

The forecast population decline, as a result of coronavirus measures, has also worried the Reserve Bank of Australia which last month released a paper which said a 40 per cent plunge in house prices was an 'extreme but plausible scenario'. Pictured are houses at Kellyville in Sydney's north-west

The forecast population decline, as a result of coronavirus measures, has also worried the Reserve Bank of Australia which last month released a paper which said a 40 per cent plunge in house prices was an 'extreme but plausible scenario'. Pictured are houses at Kellyville in Sydney's north-west

The forecast population decline, as a result of coronavirus measures, has also worried the Reserve Bank of Australia which last month released a paper which said a 40 per cent plunge in house prices was an ‘extreme but plausible scenario’. Pictured are houses at Kellyville in Sydney’s north-west

In the year to June 2019, Australia had a net annual immigration rate of 239,600 when the number of people leaving was subtracted from the tally of new arrivals. Pictured is a crowded Wynyard train station before the COVID-19 pandemic

In the year to June 2019, Australia had a net annual immigration rate of 239,600 when the number of people leaving was subtracted from the tally of new arrivals. Pictured is a crowded Wynyard train station before the COVID-19 pandemic

In the year to June 2019, Australia had a net annual immigration rate of 239,600 when the number of people leaving was subtracted from the tally of new arrivals. Pictured is a crowded Wynyard train station before the COVID-19 pandemic

The forecast population decline, as a result of coronavirus measures, has also worried the Reserve Bank of Australia which last month released a paper which said a 40 per cent plunge in house prices was an ‘extreme but plausible scenario’.

The RBA report on debt levels said Australia could experience a house price bubble similar to what occurred in United States, Spain and Ireland after the Global Financial Crisis.

The NHFIC is in charge of the government’s $500million First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, where first home buyers can secure a mortgage with a five per cent deposit with taxpayers underwriting the rest of the 20 per cent deposit.

Should new home buyers struggle to pay off their loan and be forced to sell en masse, the federal government would be left holding equity in assets worth a lot less.

A population decrease would most likely cause house prices to fall, as capital growth worried sparked a sell-off among investors.

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Mum’s genius grout cleaning trick leaves her bathroom walls sparkling clean in seconds

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An Australian mother has revealed how she ‘cracked the code’ and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease.

The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried ‘every product’ on her rental bathroom walls before resorting to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos disinfectant bleach.

‘Mums! I’ve cracked the code! This took me only a few minutes and not a lot of effort – I couldn’t believe my eyes!’ she said online and shared images to the Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise Facebook group.  

For health and safety reasons, it’s advised to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals, but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe.

BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she 'cracked the code' and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)

BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she 'cracked the code' and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)

BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she ‘cracked the code’ and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)

AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried 'every product' but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was 'so pleased' with the result (pictured)

AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried 'every product' but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was 'so pleased' with the result (pictured)

AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried ‘every product’ but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was ‘so pleased’ with the result (pictured)

The woman said she mixed the two products until a paste was formed, then used an old toothbrush to apply it onto the grout.

‘In most places I didn’t even leave it, just a light brushing, it was gone in an instant,’ she said.

The woman was ‘so pleased’ with how well the formula worked at cleaning the grout she highly recommends it to others.

Her post has been ‘liked’ by more than 1,200 others since it was shared on September 20, leaving others very impressed.

Bicarb soda is commonly used to clean products and areas around the home

Bicarb soda is commonly used to clean products and areas around the home

For health and safety reasons, it's best to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use

For health and safety reasons, it's best to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use

For health and safety reasons, it’s commonly known to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals, but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use

‘I’m off to go scrub everything in the house!’ one woman said.

‘Well I know what I’m doing while the kids are at school,’ another said.

‘Just bought Domestos! Will give it a go,’ a third added. 

While the clever hack worked well at cleaning the grout, others warned about the dangers of mixing chemicals together. 

CHEMICALS YOU SHOULD NEVER MIX 

Bleach + Vinegar

Baking Soda + Vinegar

Bleach + Ammonia

Drain Cleaner + Drain Cleaner

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol 

Source: Good House Keeping 

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‘Be careful people when mixing chemicals, don’t ever mix vinegar and bleach,’ one mum said. 

‘Good on you for experimenting and finding a solution to something that so many people struggle with – please carefully research your chemicals before mixing!’ another warned.   

Inhaling the toxic vapours can lead to coughing, breathing problems, allergic reactions and even nasty chemical burns. 

It’s a common cleaning mistake many people make, as cleaning experts have warned for years that adding any acidic to bleach will produce a toxic chlorine vapour. 

Before you get rid of the mould in your home, the experts from consumer company CHOICE said the first thing you need to do is assess the surface the fungi has attached to.  

‘Non-porous’ surfaces such as hard plastics should be relatively easier to clean.

‘When mould grows, it develops hyphae, or roots, which grow into the grout or silicone. You can clean the surfaces of the grout or silicone, but not deep into it. In those cases you have to replace the silicone or re-grout your bathroom,’ they said. 

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Mum, 34, DROWNS after going for a swim in rough surf with her daughter at a Sunshine Coast beach

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A mother has drowned in rough surf while swimming with her daughter in Queensland.

The 34-year-old was pulled from the water by surfers at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast on Monday morning.

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