Proposal to take traffic fine payments from welfare cheques

Proposal to take traffic fine payments from welfare cheques

Posted August 19, 2017 09:37:12 The West Australian Government is in talks with the Commonwealth to take traffic fine payments out of welfare cheques in a bid to reduce the Indigenous incarceration rate. Key points: Deduction of fines from welfare payments is a measure used by Work for the Dole In 2016 Aboriginal women were the group most likely to be imprisoned for unpaid fines Almost half of Indigenous inmates in some remote areas are behind bars for unpaid traffic fines In some remote areas, almost half of Indigenous inmates…

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Bannon gets his old job back at Breitbart

Bannon gets his old job back at Breitbart

That didn’t take long. Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman on Friday following his ouster from the White House, the far-right website announced in a press release. Bannon chaired the outlet’s evening editorial meeting, the press release added. “I feel jacked up,” Bannon told the Weekly Standard. “Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons. Someone said, ‘it’s Bannon the Barbarian.’ I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There’s no doubt. I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to…

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Stan Grant: America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours

Stan Grant: America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours

Updated August 18, 2017 20:13:37 I passed by Hyde Park this week in the heart of Sydney and looked again on the statue of Captain James Cook. It has pride of place, a monument to the man who in 1770 claimed this continent for the British crown. On the base of the statue is an inscription in bold letters: DISCOVERED THIS TERRITORY1770 It has stood since 1879. When it was unveiled more than 60,000 people turned out. The procession at the time was the largest ever seen in Sydney. No-one…

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Suspect shot and arrested in Finland

Suspect shot and arrested in Finland

Officers took a suspect into custody after shooting him in the leg, police said. Friday night, state broadcaster YLE reported police had taken several other suspects into custody. Police have not revealed a motive and said it was too early to tell whether the attack was terror-related. “We have a heightened awareness level of terrorism currently, but we did not have any specific threats to act upon,” Turku Superintendent Stephan Sundqvist told CNN. The attack prompted police to boost patrols across the country, and security has been tightened at the…

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Two Italians are first named victims of Barcelona attack

Two Italians are first named victims of Barcelona attack

“We didn’t find out until this morning that his wife, Heidi, was called into the consulate, and she was shown pictures of his body. And she confirmed it was him and now she’s on the way over to the morgue to make a real confirmation,” Tucker told KGO. “He didn’t make it.” Tucker’s father says he wants people to remember that everyone loved his son, who had a large circle of friends from his softball league and was just a “neat guy.” The two had worked together in construction since…

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