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Breaking: High court convicts Baden Clay of murder and more Zedlines

The high court of Australia has found Gerard Baden Clay had intent to kill his wife. This ruling means the charge previously downgraded to manslaughter will be once again be raised to murder. (Source: News.Yahoo)

Breaking: High court convicts Baden Clay of murder

The high court of Australia has found Gerard Baden Clay had intent to kill his wife.

This ruling means the charge previously downgraded to manslaughter will be once again be raised to murder.

Baden Clay has now exhausted all legal avenues.

QLD Government plan to make Easter Sunday a public holiday

Legislative changes are to be introduced by the Palaszczuk government in an attempt to make Easter Sunday a public holiday.

Kalgoorlie community in mourning and more zedlines

Kalgoorlie community leaders have called for calm after a violent riot broke out yesterday outside the town’s courthouse. Rioters were expressing their frustration at local authorities after the man who struck and killed a 14 year old boy on a motorcycle was charged with manslaughter. Source: (facebook)

Kalgoorlie community in mourning

Kalgoorlie community leaders have called for calm after a violent riot broke out yesterday outside the town’s courthouse.

Rioters were expressing their frustration at local authorities after the man who struck and killed a 14 year old boy on a motorcycle was charged with manslaughter.

Many police officers were injured as residents threw rocks and bottles, with the tone of outrage changing later in the day with a candlelit vigil for the boy, Elijah Doughty.

Dead baby mistakenly cremated and more Zedlines

A stillborn baby has been mistakenly cremated at North Shore Hospital in Sydney following a body mix-up that has denied the parents the ability to bury their child. The discovery came after the child’s body tag was found on an older woman, authorities realising a mistake had been made.

Dead baby mistakenly cremated

A stillborn baby has been mistakenly cremated at North Shore Hospital in Sydney following a body mix-up that has denied the parents the ability to bury their child.

The discovery came after the child’s body tag was found on an older woman, authorities realising a mistake had been made.

A full investigation is underway and a spokesperson for the North Shore Hospital has offered condolences for the family.

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Fremantle Council cancels Australia Day fireworks - seeking more inclusive alternatives

The Council of Fremantle, just south of Perth in Western Australia, on Wednesday night voted to scrap the city's usual Australia Day fireworks on January 26.

The Council said the move was inspired by conversations with local indigenous people. They are planning to replace the celebration with a family friendly event on another date that all Australians can celebrate.

4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt about the decision.

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Amatrice death toll reaches 250 and more Zedlines

Following Wednesday's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Italian town of Amatrice, officials have stated the death toll is now at 250. Image source: wikimedia commons

Amatrice earthquake death toll reaches 250

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy now stands at 250, with rescue workers pessimistic about the chance of finding any more survivors as aftershocks continue to rock the region.

French police reported to be enforcing 'burkini ban' and more Zedlines

Pictures have emerged of French police enforcing the controversial "burkini ban" on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Image: Flickr, Charles Roffey

French police reported to be enforcing burkini ban
Pictures have emerged of French police enforcing the controversial "burkini ban" on a beach in the southern city of Nice.

President of The French Council of the Muslim Faith, Anouar Kbibech, (An-wa) says his is concerned about the direction the public debate is taking, citing the growing fear of stigmatisation of Muslims in France.

Compensation awarded to traditional land-owners for the first time and more Zedlines

The Federal Court handed down its first ever verdict awarding indigenous custodians financial compensation for the loss of their native title rights. (Image source: en.wikipedia.org)

Compensation awarded to traditional land-owners for the first time

The Federal Court handed down its first ever verdict awarding indigenous custodians financial compensation for the loss of their native title rights.

Yesterday, Federal Court justice Ronald Mansfield ordered the Northern Territory government to pay 3.3 million dollars in compensation to the traditional owners of Timber Creek, which the government had built infrastructure on against their wishes.

Obama cuts holiday short to visit flood damaged Louisiana and more Zedlines

Thirteen people died in the floods and over 3,000 are still in emergency shelters, with the floods being labelled the worst disaster in the US since 2013.

CCC believes Queensland youth detention abuse not “systemic”

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission believes there is no evidence that suggests “systemic corrupt behaviour” at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.  

The comments came after the Queensland Government launched a review into youth detention centres following a report by the ABC which revealed abuse at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

Australia urged to take more refugees and more Zedlines

Aid agency Oxfam has slammed Australia's refugee intake as being drastically low. Image credit: Flickr

Update: An 11-year-old girl who went missing from Woodridge yesterday afternoon has been found safe and sound.

It is understood that the girl spent the night at her friend’s house and was found at her Mabel Park school this morning.

An amber alert was issued, but the extensive search has now been called off.

 

Australia urged to triple refugee intake

Oxfam has urged Australia to triple its intake of refugees in order to tackle the global humanitarian crisis.

Indonesian spokesman says no room for LGBT movement and more Zedlines

After increased anti-LGBT rhetoric has grown in the country this year a spokesman for President Joko Widodo has said that there is no room for an LGBT movement. Image Source:youtube

Spokesman says no room for LGBT movement in Indonesia

A spokesman for Indonesian President Joko Widodo said there is no room for an LGBT movement in the country.

The statement comes after a report by the Human Rights Watch displayed the worsening conditions of the LGBT community after increased hateful rhetoric has taken place.

Earlier this year senior government officials such as the Higher Education Minister called for a ban of LGBT organisations on University campuses.

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