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The Australian Psychological Society apologises to Indigenous Australians and more Zedlines

An apology to Indigenous Australians has taken place by the Australian Psychological Society for staying silent on the effects of the Stolen Generation. Image Souce: Flickr.com

Formal Apology to Indigenous Australians

The Australian Psychological Society has formally apologised to Indigenous Australians for failing patients in the past.

The apology was issued in Melbourne, with the twenty-two-thousand member body saying sorry for staying silent on the effects of the Stolen Generation.

MH370 Aircraft debris identified off Tanzania and more Zedlines

A wing flap from Malaysian flight MH370 has been identified after washing up off the coast of Tanzania. Image source: Flickr.com

MH370 debris located off coast of east Africa 

A large piece of aircraft debris which washed up near Tanzania has been confirmed to be from missing Malaysian Flight 370.

Experts from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said the part numbers and identification stamps on the wing flap identify it as part of the missing plane.

Australian Government spends $9.6 billion on offshore detention in three years and more Zedlines

It is estimated that it costs the Australian Government $400,000 annually to keep one person on Nauru or Manus Island.

Abandoned vessels to cost taxpayers millions

Queensland taxpayers could potentially pay $6 million to salvage derelict vessels off the state's coastline, as owners abandon their vessels.

There are around 200 shipwrecked vessels along the Queensland coast from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Gold Coast.

While state and federal legislation says that boat owners are responsible for the salvage of their vessels, many owners are leaving the boats for the state to deal with.

Westpac repays over 820,000 credit card customers and more Zedlines

Westpac customers were left in the dark regarding certain terms and conditions Westpac imposed, including a fee placed on overseas purchases. Image source: Flickr.

Westpac refunds $20 million to credit card customers

Westpac will refund up to $20 million to customers, after failing to inform credit card holders fees would be placed on overseas purchases made in Australian dollars.

823,000 Westpac customers are expected to receive repayments.

First Syrian refugees return to home after Turkish liberation and more Zedlines

Syrian refugees have started to return to the city of Jarabulus in Northern Syria two weeks after Turkey-backed militants liberated the town from the Islamic State. Image Source: Flickr, Chaoyue Pan

First Syrian refugees return to home after Turkish liberation

Syrian refugees have started to return to the city of Jarabulus in Northern Syria two weeks after Turkey-backed militants liberated the town from the Islamic State.

The first wave of refugees returning to the town will include approximately 350 people, including children, and more are expected to return to be resettled.

Video emerges of violent arrest and more Zedlines

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’ The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man. (Image: Youtube)

Video emerges of violent arrest

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’

The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man.

Queensland Police say they are investigating the incident but are unable to give details surrounding charges.

Prison teachers protest amid education cuts and more Zedlines

Teachers at a New South Wales prison stopped work yesterday, protesting cuts to prison education staff.

Prison teachers protest amid education cuts

Teachers at a New South Wales prison stopped work yesterday, protesting cuts to prison education staff.

 

The education staff at Cessnock Correctional Complex protested changes to prisoners education, which will see university qualified teachers replaced with external clerical staff, who will not be required to have a degree.

 

State promises to get 17-year-olds out of adult jails by 2018

Queensland Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad, has promised that the Government will look to remove 17 year olds from adult jail, fulfilling a state Labor Policy platform

State promises to get 17yo's out of adult jails by 2018

​Queensland Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad, has promised that the Government will look to remove 17 year olds from adult jail, fulfilling a state Labor Policy platform.

Ms Trad says this will start today, whereby cabinet will be presented with advice on how to move the teenagers from adult detention centres.

The comments come in light of footage that showed an indigenous detainee being put in a spit mask at a Brisbane correctional centre for adults.

Report finds QLD locks up more children under 12 than any other state and more Zedlines

An Amnesty International youth detention report has found Queensland locks up more children under 12 than any other state and called for the immediate removal of all 17-year-olds from adult prisons in Queensland.] Image: Flickr, nycscout

Report finds QLD locks up more children under 12 than any other state
An Amnesty International youth detention report has found Queensland locks up more children under 12 than any other state and called for the immediate removal of all 17-year-olds from adult prisons in Queensland.

Amnesty International Australia national director Claire Mallinson is calling for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 12 and says putting children under 12 in detention is in breach of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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.

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