ADF facing over 100 claims for sexual and physical abuse - and more 10am Zedlines

The ADF is facing over 100 claims of abuse, possibly resulting in millions of dollars in compensation.

Premier says Palmer needs to give answers

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Federal MP Clive Palmer has a moral duty to tell his recently laid off employees if they will get their entitlements.

Ms Palaszczuk has flown to Townsville after Mr Palmer's Queensland Nickel enterprise went into voluntary administration, with 237 employees left without a job.

Ms Palaszczuk says it is simply not good enough for Mr Palmer and Queensland Nickel to sit by and not communicate with the workforce.

The premier and her senior minister will meet with the affected workers today, and also hold talks on fast-tracking public works projects to create new jobs.

ADF facing over 100 claims for sexual and physical abuse

The Department of Defence is facing more than 100 compensation claims for sexual and physical abuse worth millions of dollars.

Adair Donaldson, a partner at Shine Lawyers acting for the majority of the claimants, has praised the ADF for trying to resolve the issues quickly, unlike the past.

Mr Donaldson says he expects more complainants will come forward.

 

AFP Agency to open in North Korea

The international press agency ‘Agence France-Presse’ has stated it will open a permanent bureau in Pyongyang in North Korea.

AFP Chairman Emmanuel Hoog says the opening of an AFP bureau in Pyongyang will further strengthen the Agency’s international network.

Mr Hoog says the the bureau will produce text, photo and video news and will be operational in the first half of 2016.