Failed youth diversion program 'a tragedy for the whole mob'

Failed youth diversion program 'a tragedy for the whole mob'

Posted July 12, 2017 08:09:04 The Northern Territory’s only alternative to youth detention in a remote area has been forced to close its doors, saying it did not have enough money to fix infrastructure and safety problems. BushMob had been running the trial program at Loves Creek Station, east of Alice Springs, for 14 months but said the Territory Families Department would not fix several issues which made the facility inappropriate for long-term residency. “[They include problems with] water supply, power, food storage, safe road access and importantly a communication…

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Malcolm Turnbull needs a better plan on North Korea than asking for China's help

Malcolm Turnbull needs a better plan on North Korea than asking for China's help

By Merriden Varrall Posted July 12, 2017 05:13:29 Video: Malcolm Turnbull condemns North Korea’s “reckless and provocative” actions (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch) (ABC News) In response to North Korea’s successful test of an inter-continental ballistic missile that could possibly reach Australia, politicians, including Malcolm Turnbull, have been calling China to get tough on the rogue state. But these exhortations will fall on deaf ears. There is virtually no chance that China will “take responsibility and act” in the way that the United States, Australia, and like minds, want it to. China’s…

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Mesmerising video of a whale playing with dolphins

Mesmerising video of a whale playing with dolphins

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UK to probe tainted blood scandal

UK to probe tainted blood scandal

Those infected were treated with blood-clotting agents, a Downing Street spokesman said Tuesday. Some 2,400 people died as a result of the tainted blood treatment, “and it was necessary to establish the causes of this appalling justice,” the spokesman said. Those affected will help decide what form the inquiry will take, he said. The inquiry will span the entire United Kingdom. The announcement was made during a Cabinet meeting by Prime Minister Theresa May in consultation with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the spokesman said, and came hours before the UK…

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Austrian GP: Bottas holds off Vettel for second win

Austrian GP: Bottas holds off Vettel for second win

Bottas, on pole in his Mercedes, startled his rivals as he powered away from the grid at the Red Bull Ring circuit, prompting Vettel to claim he had jumped the start. But an examination by the stewards left Finland’s Bottas in the clear as he claimed his second win of the season and boosted his own title hopes. His teammate Hamilton, hampered by a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, moved through to fourth from eighth, but Vettel is now 20 points ahead with Bottas in third, 35 points…

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