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Chinese police to give ‘management and leadership’ training to Solomon Islands officers | Solomon Islands

Chinese police will be invited to Solomon Islands to provide training in management and leadership to senior officers, under the new security deal signed between the two countries. Michael Aluvolomo, the transnational crime unit inspector for the Royal Solomon Islands police force, also did not rule out having Chinese police officers embedded within the force, …

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Melbourne tradition with deadly lung disease sues stone manufacturer

A father of two is suing one of Australia’s biggest engineered stone manufacturers after contracting the deadly lung disease silicosis. Nic Lardieri loved his job as a stonemason, when he helped manufacture kitchen and bathroom benchtops made from engineered stone. But now the 38-year-old is suffering from the life-limiting lung disease silicosis. It’s caused by …

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Aged care worker registration delayed until next year

Aged care worker registration delayed until next year

A system under which workers could be banned from the sector would discourage people from coming to work in aged care, he said. “We support registration that would encourage and promote training and enhancement of skills,” Hayes said. The HSU argued in its submission to a Senate inquiry examining the former government’s bill that banning …

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Canterbury deaths: The eight strangest twists in the tale of two dead Saudi sisters Asra and Amaal Alsehli

Canterbury deaths: The eight strangest twists in the tale of two dead Saudi sisters Asra and Amaal Alsehli

While little remains known about Saudi-born sisters Asra and Amaal Alsehli, the pair were “scared of something”. Their tragic deaths continue to be shrouded in mystery as more questions than answers remain. But as bizarre twists begin to emerge, it is growing clearer the two young women were worried. Watch the latest News on Channel …

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Flood inquiry receives scathing contribution from Bundjalung Nation for forthcoming independent report

Flood inquiry receives scathing contribution from Bundjalung Nation for forthcoming independent report

Indigenous community leaders on the New South Wales far north coast say the emergency response to this year’s flooding disaster ranged from unprepared and uncoordinated to non-existent. The Bundjalung Nation Flood Response Report was released to the public today after earlier being submitted to the Independent Flood Inquiry. Some of the community leaders’ key findings …

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Redfern's National Center for Indigenous Excellence set for closure

Redfern’s National Center for Indigenous Excellence set for closure

A parliamentary inquiry recommended redeveloping The Block under Aboriginal ownership and control. In 2006, the ILSC – set up to help Indigenous people acquire land after the Mabo judgment – bought the old Redfern Public School from NSW for $16 million. A few years later it opened the NCIE to create a place where “Aboriginal …

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Respite program aims to end 'revolving door' for Perth's unwell homeless people

Respite program aims to end ‘revolving door’ for Perth’s unwell homeless people

Losing her leg to cancer was a traumatic enough experience for Anthea Corbett — but having no home to recover in made things much worse from a psychological and emotional perspective. Key points: The StayWitch’s program offers beds for homeless people leaving hospital It aims to ensure they don’t end up back in hospital soon …

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Managers of St Basil’s Aged Care Home compelled to give evidence at coronial inquest

The managers of a Melbourne aged care home where 50 people died in a COVID-19 outbreak will be compelled to give evidence at a coronial inquiry. Key points: Kon Kontis and Vicky Kos last year refused to give evidence at a coronial inquest, causing delays in proceedings The Supreme Court found the coroner acted lawfully …

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