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WA Labor wants change to unpaid fines law

P8 WAUnpaid fines are leading to more women and Aboriginal people being locked up in West Australian prisons, the State's Opposition said.

Each year since 2010, more than 1100 people have been imprisoned because they are too poor to pay fines, Labor said.

One in six Aboriginal people entering prison did so because they could not pay the penalties, with incarceration rates jumping almost sixfold between 2008 and...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:19

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Clive Palmer was warned about Anderson: Giles

P3 PUPThe Northern Territory's Chief Minister, Adam Giles said he warned Clive Palmer Palmer United Party MP Alison Anderson might defect.

Ms Anderson has revealed she and her fellow supporter, the Member for Arnhem, Larisa Lee, intend to resign from the Palmer United Party leaving it with no MPs in the Northern Territory.

Mr Palmer scored three sitting MPs in April when Mr Anderson, Ms Lee and fellow Country...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:18

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