'Scapegoating' not good enough in wake of Royal Commission, NT Aboriginal groups say

'Scapegoating' not good enough in wake of Royal Commission, NT Aboriginal groups say

Updated November 19, 2017 19:31:40 Aboriginal groups say it is former and current Northern Territory government ministers who must be held to account, not just low-level prison officers, following the findings from the NT’s Royal Commission into youth detention and child protection. The commission did not recommend specific criminal charges, which former corrections minister John Elferink said left things “a million miles away” from heavy criticism levelled at the NT Government after the Four Corners report went to air. The commission has referred several matters to police, including potential criminal…

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Argentina: Missing sub tried contacting bases

Argentina: Missing sub tried contacting bases

The calls were made on Saturday to different bases between 10:52 a.m. and 3:42 p.m. and ranged from four to 36 seconds long, the ministry said in a statement to CNN en Español. No communication connection was made. The navy said the military is working with a US-based company that specializes in satellite communication to determine the location of the submarine, which has been missing for more than three days. The ARA San Juan submarine and the 44 crew members were traveling through the Atlantic Ocean from a base in…

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'I was treated like a perpetrator': Woman punched by Ballarat officer criticises investigation

'I was treated like a perpetrator': Woman punched by Ballarat officer criticises investigation

Updated November 19, 2017 14:15:22 Photo: Samantha Mitchell says she was punched by an off-duty police officer when she was trying to get help. (Supplied) Victoria Police has been criticised over its handling of an investigation into a Ballarat sergeant who has admitted to punching his neighbour on the footpath. It was just after midnight when Samantha Mitchell knocked loudly on her neighbour’s front door on a quiet street in suburban Ballarat, desperate for help. “I was crying quite hysterically, I was very upset, very scared,” the 32-year-old former real…

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'70s teen star Cassidy in critical condition

'70s teen star Cassidy in critical condition

Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. “He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day,” Geffen said. She did not say what caused the organ failure. A ’70s superstar “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit…

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