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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.

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

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.

Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and more Zedlines

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Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

Amnesty International yesterday revealed images showing guards using "brutal" force on youth 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.

Amber alert for Missing Woodridge girl

Police have issued an amber alert for a school girl who went missing in South Brisbane yesterday. Image source: Wikipedia.

Amber alert called for missing Woodridge girl

Police are calling for urgent help to find a missing 11-year-old girl.

An Amber Alert was issued this morning after the girl was last seen at about 4:40pm yesterday on Pilbi Street, Woodridge, south of Brisbane.

Western Australia shows support for asylum seekers and more Zedlines

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has declared his support for accommodating asylum seekers from Nauru following the announcement of the upcoming closure of Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea. (Image Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Western Australia shows support for asylum seekers

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has declared his support for accommodating asylum seekers from Nauru following the announcement of the upcoming closure of Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea.

Closure of Manus Island detention centre and more Zedlines

Papua New Guinean and Australian government officials have come together in a decision to close the Manus Island detention centre following constitutional and human rights breaches. Image: Wikimedia

Closure of Manus Island detention centre
Papua New Guinean and Australian government officials have come together in a decision to close the Manus Island detention centre following constitutional and human rights breaches.

Manus Island, which currently houses 854 asylum seekers, came under renewed fire after two thousand files were leaked detailing reports of physical and sexual assault at the site.

Police keen to interview Pell and more Zedlines...

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Police keen to interview Pell

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Multiple other accounts of historical sexual assault allegations made against Pell are also currently under investigation.

The Department of Public Prosecutions are advising police on how to proceed however the decision of whether or not to pursue charges ultimately remains with the police.

QLD could lose millions in GST deal

Leaked files shed light on Manus Island and Nauru

On Wednesday over 2000 incident reports filed by staff at the Manus
Island and Nauru immigration detention centres were leaked to the
public. Dubbed the "Nauru Files", the leaked reports show evidence of
abuse, self harm and inadequate services.
4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to proffessor of psychiatry and refugee
advocate Louise Newman about what we learn from the leaked files

Image source: indymedia.org.nz

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