Clashes in crisis-hit Gabon leave two more dead (AFP)

Clashes in crisis-hit Gabon leave two more dead (AFP)

AFPon September 2, 2016, 11:31 pm Fresh clashes in Gabon leave two more dead Libreville (AFP) – Two people died after overnight post-election violence in Gabon, witnesses said Friday, raising to five the number of people killed since riots erupted after President Ali Bongo was declared the winner of a disputed vote. Bongo’s government pressed a fierce crackdown, with security forces rounding up around 1,000 people nationwide, including two dozen opposition leaders, since riots first swept across the capital Libreville on Wednesday. Bongo was declared the winner of a weekend…

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WA Arts Minister approved $1.7m funding to board members

WA Arts Minister approved $1.7m funding to board members

Posted September 02, 2016 19:48:14 Photo: Looking for Grace received Screenwest funding. (Supplied: Palace Films) Arts Minister John Day has approved film funding worth around $1.7 million over the past three years for production companies owned by members of the Screenwest board, annual reports have revealed. Screenwest is the WA Government’s film funding and development agency. The funds included a $625,000 investment in 2014-15 in the film Looking for Grace, which starred Richard Roxburgh and was produced by a company owned by Sue Taylor, who Mr Day appointed to the…

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Young people in unsentenced detention: 2014–15

Young people in unsentenced detention: 2014–15

released: 31 Aug 2016 author: AIHW This fact sheet summarises information about young people in unsentenced detention in Australia in 2014–15. Young people may be in unsentenced detention when they have been charged with an offence and are awaiting the outcome of their court matter, or when they have been found or pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Young people may be referred to unsentenced detention by either police (pre-court) or a court (known as remand). Police-referred pre-court detention is not available in all states and territories, and most young…

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The Crocodile Hunter in his own words

The Crocodile Hunter in his own words

Posted September 03, 2016 09:12:45 This weekend marks 10 years since the shock death of Steve Irwin off the north Queensland coast. Take a look back at some of the Crocodile Hunter’s most memorable lines regarding his passion for wildlife, education and his family. By Patrick Williams, photos supplied by Australia Zoo My job, my mission, the reason I’ve been put onto this planet, is to save wildlife. Crocodiles are easy, they try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they try to be your friend first. My…

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New captain Manuel Neuer out to raise Germany's standards (AFP)

New captain Manuel Neuer out to raise Germany's standards (AFP)

AFPon September 2, 2016, 8:41 pm New captain Manuel Neuer out to raise Germany’s standards Berlin (AFP) – New captain Manuel Neuer says Germany have room for improvement when the world champions start their journey to the 2018 World Cup on Sunday in their opening qualifier against Norway. Germany’s path to the finals in Russia starts at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium and they also face Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and minnows San Marino in Group C of their qualifying campaign. But having won nine, and drawn just one, of their…

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