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Youth detention abuse a breach of Australia's international obligations

ABC's Four Corners program outlined systemic abuse of teenagers at a youth detention centre in Darwin.

Teenagers tortured on Australian soil. Cruel, degrading and inhuman punishment. Luckily there is international laws to prohibit such abuse, for all the good it did.

Political Opinion | Daniel Flitton | Tue Jul 26 12:31:02 EST 2016

Andrew Barr writes to Prime Minister urging rethink on public service Armidale move

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr urged the prime minister to rethink plans to move public servants to Armidale.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has urged the prime minister to rethink plans to move public servants to Armidale.

ACT News | Christopher Knaus | Tue Jul 26 11:29:39 EST 2016

Royal commission into youth detention in the NT: what you need to know

The ABC's <em>Four Corners</em> program showed Dylan Voller, then 17, with a hood over his head and strapped into a chair by his ankles, wrists, shoulders and neck.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a royal commission into the Northern Territory's youth detention system, after graphic footage was shown on the ABC's Four Corners program showing...

National | Megan Levy | Tue Jul 26 10:29:44 EST 2016

The signage around Perth showing you how to poop

toilet door

In a world where signage clutters and pervades our everyday lives, you wouldn't think most of would need a detailed sign on how to poop.

WA News | Brendan Foster | Tue Jul 26 14:31:10 EST 2016

Police arrest woman after dramatic pursuit on Russell Street

The red Hyundai in Melbourne's CBD after being spiked.

An erratic driver has been arrested in Melbourne's CBD after a dramatic police pursuit on Russell Street.

Victoria | Tom Cowie | Tue Jul 26 11:58:20 EST 2016

Consumer watchdog launches inquiry into broadband speed claims

The needle is rising on New Zealand broadband speeds but we have some way to go, a study suggests.

The consumer watchdog has launched a public inquiry into why internet companies cannot deliver advertised broadband speeds.

Media & Marketing | Lucy Battersby | Tue Jul 26 11:30:47 EST 2016

NT corrections minister John Elferink dumped following abuse revelations at a youth correctional centre

John Elferink

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has sacked the minister in charge of the detention system that has triggered a royal commission and taken over the portfolio.

Political News,National | Fergus Hunter | Tue Jul 26 12:13:53 EST 2016

One thing both sides want: Break up the banks, again

Could the Glass-Steagall Act - the Depression-era legislation that forced the separation of investment banking from commercial banking, among other things - be coming back?

Business,Markets,The Economy | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Tue Jul 26 14:21:56 EST 2016

Markets Live: Woolies leads ASX reverse

Road signs, Curve, Bend, Road, Traffic, Transport, Danger, Yellow, Warning, Sign, Village, Street, Concept, Symbol, generic, iStock.

Energy shares and Woolworths lead shares lower.

Markets Live | Patrick Commins | Tue Jul 26 08:59:47 EST 2016

Koalas tunnels and bridges prove effective on busy roads

Smart mammal tunnel - a wallaby uses a ledge inside a culvert to cross under Compton Road at Kuraby.

Koalas are smarter than experts predicted.

Queensland | Tony Moore | Tue Jul 26 11:18:04 EST 2016

The difference between tax minimisation and tax avoidance

Kerry Packer speaks at a parliamentary inquiry in Canberra in 1991. Packer won his battle with the Tax Office but most of us don't want to end up there in the first place.

The challenge with paying tax is how to make sure you don't pay too much or too little but just the right amount.

Tax | Melissa Browne | Wed Jul 27 00:15:00 EST 2016

The uncomfortable truth: Why you should skip the orphanage tour in Cambodia

A visit to an orphanage in Cambodia usually involves meeting and playing with the kids, walking through their living quarters and taking photographs.

Australians who visit and support orphanages in Cambodia are inadvertently fuelling an industry that is separating children from their families and putting kids at risk of abuse and exploitation.

Comment | Mark Kavenagh | Tue Jul 26 11:00:00 EST 2016

New Zealand vows to eradicate the feral Aussie possum by 2050

An Australian brush-tailed possum. New Zealanders consider them to be vermin.

Possums, long considered a pest in New Zealand, now face eradication in the country by 2050, along with with other foreign predators such as rats and stoats.

Sci-Tech,Animals,Environment | Tue Jul 26 12:49:20 EST 2016

Perth mother slams 'culture of violence' at a southern suburbs school

Shocking footage of 13-year-old girls fighting has emerged.

A Perth mother is pleading with the Education Department to take action against what she claims is "a culture of violence" at a school in the southern suburbs after he daughter was allegedly attacked.

WA News | Brendan Foster | Tue Jul 26 09:19:14 EST 2016

Food delivery app UberEATS launched in Sydney, with a hatted eatery in the mix

UberEATS food delivery app launched in Sydney on Tuesday.

Uber has entered Sydney's booming food delivery market, and restaurants that have long resisted on-demand delivery apps are signing up.

Business,Technology,NSW,Good Food | Esther Han | Tue Jul 26 06:00:00 EST 2016

Zara and Bershka accused of copying designs by independent artists

Georgia Perry compares one of her original designs to one sold in Bershka, owned by Inditex.

International fast-fashion giant Zara has been accused of plagiarising the print and accessory designs of more than 40 independent artists around the world.

Business,Retail | Lucy Cormack | Tue Jul 26 09:34:25 EST 2016

New taskforce to tackle homelessness in Melbourne

Sleeping on the streets

A new taskforce will unite state government, Melbourne City Council and support services to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. 

Victoria | Benjamin Preiss state political reporter | Tue Jul 26 13:20:39 EST 2016

Mother of newborn who died in Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital gas mix-up speaks out

The baby son of Youssef and Sonia Ghanem, pictured, died after being given the wrong gas in hospital.

The devastated mother of a newborn boy who died when he was given the wrong gas at a Sydney hospital has described how she held her baby's lifeless body and urged him to "wake up, wake up".

NSW,Special | Megan Levy | Tue Jul 26 06:40:31 EST 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: terror plotters saw 'opportunity to reach paradise'

Brazilian soldiers conduct a counter-terrorism drill simulating an attack at the Deodoro train station in Rio last week.

Twelve Brazilian suspects arrested for discussing a potential attack during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were "no joke", says prosecutor.

World,Rio 2016,Olympics | Stephen Eisenhammer | Tue Jul 26 12:42:01 EST 2016

NRL: Canberra Raiders have spotlight on 'scary' South Sydney Rabbitohs and not Sharknado

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin says the Rabbitohs are still a

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin isn't taking South Sydney lightly.

Canberra Raiders,League News,South Sydney Rabbitohs,Rugby League | David Polkinghorne | Tue Jul 26 11:12:54 EST 2016

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