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‘Beyond heartbreaking’: 500 Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991 royal commission

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Five hundred Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody in Australia in the 30 years since a royal commission handed down a report aimed at preventing Indigenous deaths in the justice system. Th...

‘Devastating’: woman with a disability met with disbelief after sexual assault, royal commission hears

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Anglicare took three years to apologise for failing to report the sexual assault of young woman with a disability to police, a royal commission has heard. After voicing their concerns during an audit last year, Niky* ...

‘Give people money and they’re no longer poor, it’s not rocket science’: Sammy Wright of the Social Mobility Commission

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Two teenagers are curled up on a sofa, asleep in each other’s arms. On the kitchen floor close by, an adult lies in a pool of blood. Soon the police will be on their way and the siblings, who were abused and neglected...

‘Shambles’: MPs attack appointment of Charity Commission chair

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A cross-party group of MPs has delivered a scathing attack on a “shambolic” and “appalling” appointments process in which a successful candidate to chair the charities watchdog resigned just days before he was due to ...

‘System is killing our people’: Indigenous families call for action on anniversary of royal commission

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The families of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died in custody have used the 30th anniversary of the royal commission to call for government to fully implement and fund all of its 339 recomme...

‘Unfathomable’: Narrabri coalmine expansion gets final approval from NSW planning commission

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A $400m coalmine expansion that would result in almost half a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions has been conditionally approved by New South Wales planning authorities. The NSW independent planning commission...

‘Unscrupulous’ UK energy brokers will have to disclose commission fees

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The UK energy regulator will force “unscrupulous” energy brokers to come clean about the true cost of their deals by revealing their hidden commission fees to help protect more than a million microbusinesses from bein...

6 January commission – everything you need to know

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The long-awaited investigation into the 6 January insurrection will begin on Tuesday, when a House special committee convenes to investigate the deadly attack on the US Capitol. It has been more than six months since ...

Arnhem Land leaders lodge voter suppression complaint against Australian Electoral Commission

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Two Indigenous men from Arnhem Land have lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, alleging the Australian Electoral Commission has suppressed votes through indirect discrimination – including strict rules ...

Australia’s proposed anti-corruption commission creates ‘retrograde’ system, says lobby group

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The federal government’s draft anti-corruption commission legislation lacks any credibility, and would create a weak, ineffective body that would actually degrade part of Australia’s existing integrity framework, Tran...

Calls for rerun of selection process to find next head of Charity Commission

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Voluntary sector leaders have called for a rerun of the process for choosing the next head of the charities regulator, saying they have no confidence in the appointments system after the shock resignation of the new w...

Campaign to make misogyny a hate crime rebuffed by Law Commission

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A coalition of women’s rights campaigners have voiced their disappointment and frustration after the Law Commission decided to reject a proposal to make misogyny a hate crime. The commission, an independent body that ...

Charity Commission chair candidate says he will not be dragged into ‘culture wars’

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The leading candidate to become the new chair of the Charity Commission has told MPs he will not allow the regulator to be dragged into media- and government-led “culture wars” – and would even intervene to defend a c...

Crown ‘lied to regulator’, Victorian royal commission told

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Crown Resorts allegedly lied to its regulator and adopted a belligerent attitude towards an investigation into the arrest of 19 of its staff in China, an inquiry into the James Packer-backed casino operator has heard....

Damaged Colston statue should be displayed in museum, commission finds

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The toppled statue of the Bristol slave trader Edward Colston should be displayed in a city museum – horizontally and still daubed with paint – and its former plinth topped with temporary artworks but sometimes left e...

Democrats and Republicans agree on US Capitol attack commission

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House Democrats and Republicans have agreed to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the 6 January attack on the US Capitol, lawmakers said on Friday. But the terms of the proposed commission fell short of Rep...

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