Perth rally following Indigenous death in custody and more 9AM Zedlines

Protesters rallied outside Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, where an inquest into the death of Indigenous woman Ms Dhu was being held (Source: Flickr)

Gastro outbreak shuts down hospital ward

Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital has stopped admissions to its cardiac ward while it manages an outbreak of the stomach flu.

Norovirus is common in the community and is highly contagious.

Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea and can be accompanied by stomach pain, cramping, fever, nausea, and a headache.

 

Police try to curb Easter road toll

Police have pledged to install over 800 more speed cameras in Queensland in the lead up to Easter, a measure they hope will curb the holiday road death toll.

Queensland suffered its worst Easter Holiday road toll in over 2 decades last year with eight deaths in five days.

Police said most of these deaths were due to speeding and hope the cameras will persuade people to slow down.

 

Perth rally following Indigenous death in custody 

Supporters are calling for answers after the death in custody of an Indigenous woman, Ms Dhu.

Friends and members of Ms Dhu’s family gave speeches at a rally outside the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday where the inquest into her death is continuing.

The protest was sparked as doctors and nurses released medical details.

 

Turnbull’s Brussels comment labelled dangerous

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's comments linking the European refugee crisis to this week's Brussels attacks have been labelled as 'dangerous'.

Belgium's Ambassador to Australia, Jean-Luc Bodson has rejected the Prime Minister's claims the Islamic State is using the refugee crisis to send terrorists to Europe.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten said it was still too early to start diagnosing the situation in Brussels.

 

Uber driver burned in Kenya

An Uber driver was attacked and his car set alight by taxi drivers in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi yesterday.

It is the second car burning in as many weeks as Kenyan taxi drivers take the law into their own hands after the government refused to regulate the ride-sharing company.  

“We are determined to end this madness,” says Japheth Koome, Nairobi’s police chief.

 

UN expresses Egyptian human rights concerns

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees officer Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein expressed concerns on the Egyptian government's prosecution of human rights advocates.

Civil rights has been increasingly restricted under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government.

Egyptian human rights activists may face trial for working without official registration or accepting foreign funds without government authorisation.