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Lex Wotton leads Palm Island community in launching class action over riot

lex wottonPalm Islander Lex Wotton has launched a racial discrimination class action in the Federal Court against the State of Queensland and the Queensland Police Commissioner over the actions of the police leading up to and during the Palm Island riots.

Mr Wotton, who served a jail term and became the first Australian to have a gag order placed upon him, has always maintained he was targeted by police as a...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:31

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Kempton questions Noel Pearson’s “expensive” Cape York trial

david kemptonQueensland's Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, David Kempton has questioned whether the highly expensive Cape York Welfare Program promoted by Noel Pearson is working and has called for the program to be halted and an independent investigation conducted.

Mr Kempton said to date there had been "little more than anecdotal evidence" Mr Pearson's Reform program was...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:30

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