Oct 11 2018

Canberra schools rejecting changes to anti-discrimination laws

Canberra schools rejecting changes to anti-discrimination laws
Canberra schools are rejecting recommended changes to anti-discrimination laws that would give religious schools the right to turn away gay teachers and students. A review into religious freedoms is calling for nation-wide provisions to allow pupils or teachers to be turned away based on their sexual orientation.
 
Principal of St Mary...
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Oct 11 2018

Canberrans now able to access legal advice in their own home

Canberrans now able to access legal advice in their own home
Canberrans can now access legal advice from the comfort of their own home. Two new services, the ACT Law Handbook and the Legal Aid Chatline have been launched to offer advice on all kinds of legal matters.
 
The online handbook includes civil law, family law and human rights, while the chat line connects Canberrans to a paralegal....
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Oct 10 2018

ACT poker machine regulations the most lax in the country

ACT poker machine regulations the most lax in the country
A report has shown that Canberra's poker machine regulatory system is the most lax in the country. The Monash University report, commissioned by several ACT and NSW community and reform agencies, has shown that the ACT's pokie tax take is lower than any other jurisdiction, while the actual number of machines per 100,000 residents was second...
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Oct 10 2018

No verdict on baseball bat wielding Uni student

No verdict on baseball bat wielding Uni student
The Canberra University student accused of trying to kill his classmates and tutor with a baseball bat will likely face a re-trial next year after the jury failed to reach a verdict. Alex Ophel has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental impairment to five counts of attempted murder.
 
The jury deliberated for 21 hours over almost 3 days...
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