1400 Manus detainees get $70m compo

1400 Manus detainees get $70m compo

A JUDGE has approved the $70 million compensation payout for at least 1400 current and former Manus Island detainees. Victorian Supreme Court Justice Cameron Macaulay this morning said he has approved the settlement reached with the Australian government and operators of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. media_cameraAsylum seekers at the Oscar compound in the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea in 2014. Picture: AAP Image/Eoin Blackwell.Lawyers hope to be able to get $70 million in compensation paid to current and former Manus Island detainees before the offshore immigration…

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Black market lobsters cost man $94k

Black market lobsters cost man $94k

A WA man has been fined and banned from lobster fishing for two years after selling hundreds of rock lobsters on the black market. Graham Thomas Davies from Yanchep has been ordered to pay a fine and costs of $94,409.35 after pleading guilty to multiple charges following an investigation by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Fisheries. “This outcome highlights how serious the court considers these offences,“ compliance manager Todd A’Vard said on Wednesday. Davies, 67, pleaded guilty in Joondalup Magistrates Court on August 30. The department says…

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'Deeply troublesome': Senator calls for inquiry into axing of Western Force

'Deeply troublesome': Senator calls for inquiry into axing of Western Force

Posted September 06, 2017 08:27:48 Photo: The Western Force yesterday lost a legal bid to be reinstated (AAP: Richard Wainwright) The bitter dispute over the axing of Super Rugby team the Western Force will be discussed in Federal Parliament today, as a WA Liberal senator asks the Upper House to establish an inquiry into the affair. Key points: The ARU has a cultural problem within management, according to Linda Reynolds Senator says she has cross-party support to establish investigation into ARU If established, the inquiry would be due to report…

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Art exhibition closed for use of Indigenous symbol

Art exhibition closed for use of Indigenous symbol

Updated September 05, 2017 22:21:06 External Link: Who can use Aboriginal art? An art exhibition has been closed in Adelaide for appropriating a figure, which is sacred to Aboriginal people from the Kimberley region. Adelaide artist Driller Jet Armstrong has had his show closed down early for appropriating a sacred aboriginal symbol. The non-Indigenous artist said he was being “censored”, but Indigenous leaders have said images in the exhibition were offensive, and not his to use. “I take these rock art images, I appropriate them and I re-insert them into…

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'Not the best of Australia': Both sides of same-sex marriage debate worry Alan Joyce

'Not the best of Australia': Both sides of same-sex marriage debate worry Alan Joyce

Posted September 05, 2017 20:56:08 Video: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the marriage debate “is all about fair go”. (ABC News) Qantas CEO and high-profile same-sex marriage advocate Alan Joyce has criticised the tone of both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. “One of the reasons why we weren’t big fans of the postal ballot survey, plebiscite, was that we were worried the tone wouldn’t be respectful,” he told 7.30. “I think clearly on both sides, the extremities of both sides that’s the case, and that is worrying.” The first…

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