A five-month old baby that was born in Australia has been sent to in an immigration centre in NauruThe Greens Immigration spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson- Young, has held the Federal Government responsible, stating the parents were sent to Melbourne to give birth to the child and are now being sent back to the immigration centre. The government last year amended the migration act that allowed asylum seeker babies to remain in Australia while their refugee claims were being processed.
McNeil not guilty
Shaun McNeil has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter over the one-punch death of Daniel Christie in Kings Cross on New Years Eve 2013. The Supreme Court jury took six hours to reach its verdict. The Crown had argued McNeil, 27, intended to cause grievous bodily harm to Christie with the fatal punch. However, McNeil pleaded not guilty of murdering the 18-year-old, saying he lacked any intent. He broke down in court when the verdict was delivered. McNeil will be sentenced in the Supreme Court on August 21.
Brandis loses confidence in Triggs
After linking Asylum Seeker Boat rejection to Indonesia’s lack of response to the death penalty, Attorney General, George Brandis has repeated that he has lost confidence in Human Rights Commission president, Gillian Triggs. Sentor Brandis has said that Professer Triggs has falsely connected the Australia’s policy and the death penalty. “To link Australia’s turn-back policy to our capacity to engage with Indonesia on death penalty issues was plainly wrong,” he told the ABC. The Federal Government released earlier this year, that they had lost confidence in Professor Triggs after the release of the Forgotten Children report.
Road rage swerves out of control
A survey has revealed that nearly a quarter of road incidents have been witnessed by a child under 15 . Figures by the National Roads and Motorists Association of ACT and NSW has found that seven in 10 drivers have experienced road rage. One in five have admitted to have road rage reactions, such as persistently sounding the horn, using rude hand gestures and abusive language. The figures also found that 80 per cent of people of respondents of road rage were left unsettled and lost confidence behind the wheel.
Teenage pilot forced to make emergency landing
A teenage pilot has walked away unscathed after initiating an emergency landing in The New South Wales Snowy Mountains. Police have said the 16-year old pilot was on his fourth solo flight when the alarm was raised, after he did not return to the Jindabyne airport base on schedule. The single engine plane was found by a rescue helicopter just before 7pm Wednesday evening. Police have said the low-light and fog caused the emergency landing. – Compiled from news sources by Greta Levy
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