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Don Dale: Shorten calls for two indigenous commissioners

The Australian - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Labor is calling for two indigenous Australians to preside at the royal commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory, amid claims Aboriginal voices could be ignored.
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Garma: Noel Pearson says debate about indigenous affairs at 'rock bottom'

The Australian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cape York leader Noel Pearson has called for constitutional recognition to provide the “hook” for a decade-long cascade of reforms aimed at finally closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous living standards.
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Man charged after woman killed in West Melbourne hit-and-run

9news.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 22-year-old woman has died after a man driving an allegedly stolen vehicle hit her in West Melbourne. FTBAPGL. A 22-year-old man has been charged after a young woman from New South Wales was hit and killed by a car in West Melbourne earlier today, ...

Police search for duo after Qld robbery spree

Sky News Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
A spate of terrifying armed robberies across Brisbane involving weapons and heavy disguises is the work of two men, police believe.
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Don Dale: Disgraced MP Nathan Barrett defends prison guards

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Disgraced former Giles government minister Nathan Barrett has staunchly defended the NT prison guards accused of “torturing” Don Dale youth detainees, in a rambling Facebook post attacking Top End media.
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'Majority' of Cabinet backed decision to reject Rudd: Barnaby Joyce

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accurately reflected the mood of the federal Cabinet when he rejected Kevin Rudd's bid to lead the United Nations, according to deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
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WA cop charged with assault and stood down following traffic stop

9news.com.au - ‎7 hours ago‎
A police officer has been stood down after being charged with assault while performing a traffic stop in South Hedland. The 41-year-old senior constable, who worked at the South Hedland police station, is accused of assault and assault occasioning ...

Lindt cafe siege: police 'damned either way', British expert tells inquest

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Australia needs to publicly talk tactics on terrorism approaches to free police from fears of undue criticism, a British counter-terrorism expert has told an inquest.
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Mason Jet Lee: Mother and two others charged over Caboolture toddler's death

9news.com.au - ‎3 hours ago‎
The mother of a toddler found dead in a Caboolture home has been charged over his death. FTBAPGL. The mother of Caboolture toddler Mason Jet Lee, who was found dead in June, is among three people charged with the boy's manslaughter.
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Greyhound racing ban: Industry body asks forensic investigator to probe mass grave claims

ABC Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
The possibility of new mass greyhound graves in New South Wales has prompted the state's racing body to appoint a forensic investigator.
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Leadership roles lacking diversity: report

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Pamela Frost Journalist Pam has been at the Daily Mercury since March 2013 and has also worked as a journalist in Batemans Bay and Wellington both in NSW.
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Police release clues about Warnbro hit and run - motorcyclist seriously injured

WAtoday - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police have released clues about a hit-and-run in Warnbro on Friday night which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. Police say the rider of a Honda motorcycle was hit by a car at the intersection of Warnbro Sound Avenue and Okehampton Road ...
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SA cop cars pelted with empty bottles

NEWS.com.au - ‎11 hours ago‎
A woman and three teenagers have been charged with throwing empty bottles at police cars at a party in Adelaide. No one was injured and nothing damaged when the woman, 23, and young men, aged 15 to 19, allegedly pelted the patrols as they responded ...
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Lone yachtsman saved from sinking vessel

Perth Now - ‎3 hours ago‎
A SOLO yachtsman spent the night on an island off Hamelin Bay after he became stranded in atrocious conditions. Larry Barber, who has a decade's sailing experience, called for help when his 14m yacht hit rocks about 6.30pm on Friday.
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Townsville stabbings: Accused killer refuses legal representation over 81yo woman's death

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
A 32-year-old man charged with murder and attempted murder in Townsville in north Queensland chose not to have legal representation when his case was mentioned in court.
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Dangerous wind warning for south west - 100km/h gusts could damage homes

WAtoday - ‎9 hours ago‎
Householders and drivers have been warned that high winds forecast for Saturday evening could bring dangerous conditions to the south west of the state.
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Axe-wielding thief tries to hold-up Stafford newsagency

Brisbane Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
A would-be armed robber wielding an axe has fled empty-handed after an employee at a Stafford Heights newsagency refused to cooperate on Saturday morning.
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Panic button credited with saving Sydney couple ambushed by thieves

9news.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
A couple has been left shaken after being ambushed by thieves in their Annangrove home. FTBAPGL. A panic button has been credited with saving the lives of a Sydney couple after they were ambushed by thieves in their home.
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81-year-old missing Tweed Heads woman found across border

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎10 hours ago‎
UPDATE: An 81-year-old woman reported missing from Coolangatta since 6pm yesterday, has today been located safe and well in northern New South Wales.
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Mother Kirsty McDonald and baby son missing for two weeks

Brisbane Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Edmonton police are appealing for help to locate a mother and her five-month-old son, who have not been seen since July 16. 26-year-old Kirsty McDonald and her son were last seen in Butler Street, Kuranda about 30 kilometres north-west of Cairns at ...
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