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The Australian government Wednesday announced plans to curb violence in the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs with alcohol bans and a $48.8 million support package. Alice Springs crimes rates show a 55 percent increase in alcohol related assault, a 54 percent increase in domestic violence, over a 55 percent increase in commercial break-ins and [...]

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The New South Wales (NSW), Australia government Monday announced a new domestic violence prevention scheme to be trialed in the region which will release details and history of past offenders. The Right to Ask Scheme is based on the UK’s Clare’s Law, which “enables the police to disclose information to a victim or potential victim [...]

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The Canadian government Saturday announced a $2.8 billion settlement to conclude a 325-member class litigation launched by Indigenous Canadians affected by the country’s condemned residential school program, which sent 150,000 children into 139 residential schools from the late 1800s to the 1990s. The settlement money will be placed in a not-for-profit trust to “support healing, [...]

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The Ombudsman Office of Peru (Defensoría del Pueblo del Perú) Saturday reported that 55 people have been killed by authorities amid ongoing protests against President Dina Boluarte’s government. The office also reported that it inquired into the arrest of 191 people in Lima and interviewed police to determine when protestors may be released. In further [...]

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Victoria, Australia Attorney General Jaclyn Symes Tuesday told reporters that police will not be given additional powers once the recently enacted decriminalization of public intoxication reforms go into effect. Symes acknowledged that implementing more powers would undermine the decriminalization. That said, Symes said that even without additional powers, police will work with stakeholders to ensure [...]

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Three Australian class action firms, purporting to represent as many as 9.7 million customers Monday announced a landmark Australian data breach class action plan against insurance provider Medibank after entering a joint cooperation agreement the previous week. The firms, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Bannister Law Class Actions and Centennial Lawyers, entered the agreement in relation to [...]

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The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Commission Monday released a report detailing 7,000 complaints—including sexual misconduct, serious injury, abuse and neglect—in connection with the supported accommodation services, specifically group homes. Australia’s independent multiplatform media company Disability Support Guide says the number of complaints equates to one in three residents experiencing a reportable incident. “There [...]

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German police clashed with protestors Saturday as thousands rallied behind the protection of the German village of Lützerath, which is set to be destroyed to make way for a coal mine. Earlier in the week, a German regional court upheld an earlier ruling to clear the village, which is in the brown-coal district of the [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday ordered a 36-hour ceasefire to allow Russian Orthodox Christians to attend church services around their traditional Christmas. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed the call, saying, “the war will be over when your soldiers either leave or we drive them out.” If accepted, the ceasefire would have been the first major [...]

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The UN Security Council Tuesday welcomed new members Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland. This is the first time Mozambique and Switzerland have held seats in the security council. The council consists of 15 countries. Five of them–China, France, Russia, the UK and the US–are permanent members with veto powers. The other ten members are elected [...]

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