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Queensland Police Minister compares road crashes to terrorist attacks
Queensland’s Police minister Bill Byrne has compared fatal road crashes to terrorist attacks in an effort to encourage safe driving this easter weekend. The minister claims Australians have become desensitised to road deaths and urges motorists to remain vigilant over the holiday.The minister says an unprecedented intensity of measures will be taken to crack down on speeding during this period.
Gold Coast Teen appears in Magistrate Court over grievous bodily harm
A Gold Coast teen has appeared in front of the Southport Magistrates Court last Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Dalton Jacob Hocking is accused of grievous bodily harm during an out of control house party in Varsity Lakes in 2015.He did not enter a plea and will stand trial at a later date, and has also been charged with organising the chaotic event.
Nauru asylum seekers continue to protest as some mark thousandth day in detention
Asylum seekers on Nauru continue to protest against offshore processing and for better conditions and faster processing as some mark their thousandth day in detention today. Protests have been entirely peaceful, with asylum seekers brandishing signs, chanting and partially blocking the main gate into the camp.Protesters are calling on politicians and the Australian people to take action to bring about faster refugee application processing.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls for honesty regarding electoral laws
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged liberal party members ignoring electoral laws to fess up. This comes after the New South Wales Electoral Commission accused the Liberal Party of knowingly hiding the identities of its donors in the 2011 election.The Prime Minister states all political donations should be declared in accordance to the law.
Former serb leader found guilty in UN hearing
Former Bosnian serb leader, Radovan Karadzic was found guilty by UN judges yesterday of crimes committed against humanity in the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia, including the Srebrenica massacre. Presiding Judge O-Gon Kwon states that Karadzic is personally responsible for the extermination, murder and terror that took place in the 44 month siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. This marks the end of a 5 year long trial, with Karadzic sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Belgian ministers offer resignation in light of terror attacks
Belgium’s interior and justice ministers have extended their resignation to Prime Minister Charles Michel, following the Brussels terror attack two days ago.
This comes after their failure to track one of the suspects, Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who was expelled from Turkey twice after accusations linking him to the Islamic State.
Prime Minister Michel rejected their resignation, telling the men, in time of war, you cannot leave the field.