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WA parents 'disappointed' with two-day silence after girl's snake bite

WA parents 'disappointed' with two-day silence after girl's snake bite

Meadow Springs Primary school student Zoe Da Silva was bitten by a snake while sitting outside her music classroom on Tuesday. 

  • by Hannah Barry

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Queensland strengthens child sex offender laws
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Queensland strengthens child sex offender laws

Serious child sex offenders will be monitored for the rest of their lives under a strict new regime to be introduced by the Queensland government.

  • by Stuart Layt
Queensland attorney-general seeks urgent advice on Fardon release
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Queensland attorney-general seeks urgent advice on Fardon release

Queensland's attorney-general doesn't want convicted sexual predator Robert John Fardon to be released unsupervised into the community, but may not have any legal means to stop it happening.

  • by Stuart Layt
Police say this man approached two children at an ACT primary school
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Police say this man approached two children at an ACT primary school

Police revealed the incident happened almost a week ago, but have not said which school it happened at.

'Horrifically dangerous' app for kids rife with porn and predators
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'Horrifically dangerous' app for kids rife with porn and predators

Ms Johnston said most children targeted online wouldn’t tell anyone because they were embarrassed or thought they would be punished.

  • by Courtney Thornton and Lennon Matthews-Rowell
Glimpse inside: How Perth's 'notorious' youth prison must change to help traumatised kids
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Glimpse inside: How Perth's 'notorious' youth prison must change to help traumatised kids

The majority arrive at the Canning Vale centre traumatised by a life of neglect and abuse. An increasing number are arriving in the midst of psychotic episodes.

  • by Daile Cross
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All-clear: Students back on campus following 'incident' evacuation
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All-clear: Students back on campus following 'incident' evacuation

Students have been directed to the adjacent primary school while Joondalup officers investigate.

  • by Hannah Barry
New ACT child protection laws to act on some of Glanfield inquiry
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New ACT child protection laws to act on some of Glanfield inquiry

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed new child protection laws to ensure one of the recommendations of the Glanfield Inquiry is fully implemented.

  • by Daniel Burdon
'There was blood everywhere': The cots and prams failing safety tests
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'There was blood everywhere': The cots and prams failing safety tests

Gloria Hawke thought an expensive pram would be a safe for her son Cael. She was wrong.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Children showing harmful sexual behaviours must be a priority: Commissioner
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Children showing harmful sexual behaviours must be a priority: Commissioner

Australian Institute of Family Studies researchers estimated 30 to 60 per cent of all childhood sexual abuse was carried out by children and young people.

  • by Daile Cross
'The problem is clear': Coroner's stinging takedown over deaths of infant sisters
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'The problem is clear': Coroner's stinging takedown over deaths of infant sisters

The baby girls, both died within months of their births to an ice-addled mother, whose chaotic living circumstances and criminal associations were repeatedly ignored by FaCS.

  • by Angus Thompson