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State program aims to help at risk Indigenous communities:
A statewide program funded by the Department of the Attorney General is helping indigenous people throughout Queensland to make it through arrest courts, children’s court and Murri court.
Brother Martin Mchugh is just one of many working under the program through his justice team at North West Queensland Indigenous Catholic Social Services where he says he helps about 100 men and 25 women navigate the court system each year.
The aim of the program is to take into consideration particular cultural needs that affect the process of successful transitioning through the justice system for the indigenous community.
Food waste recycling trials on the Gold Coast:
A food waste recycling program is to be trialled on the Gold Coast in a bid to reduce landfill created during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The six-month trial looks to identify types and amount of waste produced by about 10 local food businesses and how this waste may be processed.
The Gold Coast Council estimates 39,000 tonnes of food waste ends up in the city’s landfill every year with the number predicted to soar during the Games.
Australian kidnapping victim freed:
Jocelyn Elliott, the Australian woman kidnapped along with her husband in Burkina Faso has been freed.
The President of Niger, Mahamadoul Issoufou, presented Ms Elliott to journalists at a news conference in Dosso, south-western Niger, and said authorities were intensifying efforts to also secure the release of her husband.
A statement released on Saturday from the militant group Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and said Ms Elliott would be released unconditionally due to public pressure and guidance from Al Qaeda leaders to not involve women in war.
Australian man deported from India:
An Australian man has been deported from India due to suspected Islamic State ties.
The Malay-Australian youth was deported after being detained for questioning at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday night.
He had arrived on a flight from Perth with authorities acting on a tip-off, upon questioning they allegedly found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda on his laptop.
Australian Government sources have confirmed they were aware of his departure but had insufficient evidence to stop him, the deportation has been confirmed, however it is unclear when the man will arrive back in Australia.
London left shaking in the wake of film violence:
London locals have been left terrified and angry after a double-decker bus exploded on a bridge in the centre of the city.
The bus was travelling over the Lambeth Bridge before it burst into flames, sparking widespread panic and anger on social media.
Authorities however quickly took to Twitter to provide reassurance saying the explosion was merely a stunt for a Jackie Chan film which is currently in production in London.
The Port of London Authority confirmed the bridge had been closed for filming with the film’s producers allegedly posting a warning on Twitter beforehand saying the explosion would be controlled and operated by a special effects team.
Taiwanese earthquake causes mayhem:
Emergency workers are rushing to save around 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment building that fell in an earthquake in southern Taiwan.
The 6.4-magnitude quake toppled the 16-storey building on Saturday, raising concerns about the quality of materials and workmanship used in its construction in the 1990s.
Rescuers said 118 residents were still missing, with 103 of them trapped deep in the rubble.