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Canberra’s Elected Body report reveals jail rates are as bad there as anywhere

ACT-Indigenous-reportThe ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) fourth annual report has revealed jail rates for Indigenous Australians in the nation's capital are as bad as most other States and Territories in the country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in the ACT jail, the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), sits at almost 19 per cent despite the ACT Aboriginal...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 20:40

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Restrictions lifted on Palm Island’s only bar

Alf-LaceyPalm Island off north Queensland has been given State Government approval to sell wine and spirits at the community's only bar.

For nearly a decade, the only bar on Palm Island, the Coolgaree Bay Sports Bar, has been restricted to selling light and mid-strength beer.

Last year the bar applied to change its liquor licence so that it could also sell wine and mid-strength spirits.

The Queensland...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 20:39

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