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Court Rules Teenagers in Adult Jail Unlawful

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The detention of teenagers at a Victorian maximum security prison has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court – for the second time. Lina Caneva PBA In the judgement handed down on Thursday, Justice John Dixon said the detention infringed on the young people’s human rights and they should be returned to juvenile detention. The court was asked to rule on whether the… Court Rules Teenagers… Read More »

It’s a fallacy that all Australians have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene

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Nations are gathering in New York this week to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to improve health, wealth and well-being for countries both rich and poor. Nina Lansbury Hall Cindy Shannon Paul Jagals The Conversation As a developed nation, it might be assumed that Australia will easily meet these new goals at home – including goal number 6, to… But the unpalatable truth is… It’s a fallacy… Read More »

The biggest threat to free speech isn’t 18C. It’s this

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A very noisy section of the commentariat believes that the biggest threat to free speech in Australia is anti-discrimination law, particularly the “offend and insult” provision, section 18C. Michael Bachelard Brisbane Times They are wrong. A far bigger threat is defamation law. Yes, it’s a threat to the media, and to investigative journalism particularly. But it’s also a… The biggest threat… Read More »

Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid of All School Subjects

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The huge changes will involve the removal of school subjects from the curriculum. Jess Murray Enlightened Consciousness  A revolution is coming for schools in Finland in the form of a destruction of all formal school subjects. The head of the Department of Education in Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, has announced that he believes that the way children are taught now is based of a style that was a benefit to students in the beginnings of the… Finland Will Become… Read More »

Ελληνικές φωνές από Αθήνα που τιμούν το έθνος

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Τελευταία ακούσαμε από Έλληνες Υπουργούς την γλώσσα του Θεμιστοκλή, αναφορικά με τα εθνικά μας θέματα. Άρης Πετάσης Ένας εξ αυτών χαρακτήρισε όσους τον κατηγορούν για τις εθνοπρεπείς του θέσεις επί του  Κυπριακού σαν «νενέκους» και «βολεψάκηδες» που αναγνωρίζουν τον ελληνικό πατριωτισμό σαν εχθρό τους και είναι έτοιμοι να παραδοθούν στους Τούρκους αμαχητί. Σε αυτή την κατηγορία βρίσκονται και οι μικρές, ευτυχώς, νομενκλατούρες: α.) όσων έχουν φαντασιώσεις πως είναι εθνικόφρονες επειδή φορούν φουστανέλα πριν τις εκλογές και πάνε σε εθνικά μνημόσυνα, ... Read More »

Περιορίστηκε η εξάρτηση των ελληνικών τραπεζών από το ευρωσύστημα τον Απρίλιο

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Μειώθηκε ελαφρώς η χρηματοδότηση των ελληνικών τραπεζών από το ευρωσύστημα τον Απρίλιο η οποία περιλαμβάνει την απευθείας χρηματοδότηση από την Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα καθώς και τη χρηματοδότηση του από τον… Τα Νέα Σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία της Τραπέζης της Ελλάδος οι ελληνικές τράπεζες δανείστηκαν τον Απρίλιο από το ευρωσύστημα 59,1 δισ. ευρώ έναντι 59,7 δισ. ευρώ που είχαν δανειστεί τον… Από αυτά τα 17 δισ. ευρώ αφορούσαν την… Περιορίστηκε η εξάρτηση… Read More »

Η Τουρκία τα «σπάει» με την Ουάσινγκτον και ετοιμάζεται να εισβάλει στη Συρία

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Το έχουμε ξαναγράψει και δεν θα βαρεθούμε να το επαναλαμβάνουμε. Ιμπραχίμ Καραγκιούλ * PontosNews Οι στιγμές που περνάμε, σε Κύπρο και Ελλάδα, είναι ιστορικές. Κι αυτό γιατί επανασχεδιάζονται ο χάρτης και οι ισορροπίες στην ευρύτερη περιοχή. Χρειάζεται προσοχή γιατί όσα συνέβησαν χθες στο Ιράκ, όσα συμβαίνουν σήμερα στη Συρία, όσα θα συμβούν αύριο στην Τουρκία, επηρεάζουν και… Η Τουρκία τα… Read More »

Dutch open world’s largest offshore wind farm

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Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea. FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP THE HAGUE Daily Sabah Over the next 15 years, the Gemini windpark, which lies some 85 kilometers (53 miles) off the northern coast of The Netherlands, will meet the energy needs of about 1.5… At full winds the windpark has a… Dutch open world’s… Read More »

«Ils veulent nous tuer», les députés socialistes au supplice

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De nombreux élus PS ont le moral au plus bas. Leur parti se délite et ils doivent affronter les candidats Macron aux législatives. Par Sophie Huet Le Figaro Manuel Valls convoqué par la commission des conflits du PS pour avoir sollicité le soutien de La République en marche aux législatives, Benoît Hamon en passe de lancer un mouvement de gauche «transpartisan», … … «Ils veulent nous… Read More »

António Costa abre debate quinzenal com intervenção sobre “política de emprego”

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O primeiro-ministro, António Costa, abre esta quarta-feira o debate qui.nzenal na Assembleia da República com uma intervenção sobre “política de emprego” Agência Lusa Observador O primeiro-ministro, António Costa, abre esta quarta-feira o debate quinzenal na Assembleia da República com uma intervenção sobre “política de emprego”. Ainda durante esta… António Costa abre… Read More »

El juez imputa a la delegada del Gobierno de Madrid por una operación en Mercamadrid

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La Fiscalía Provincial de Madrid denunció el caso al juzgado a finales de abril JOSÉ ANTONIO HERNÁNDEZ El Pais El Juzgado de Instrucción número 15 de Madrid ha abierto diligencias previas contra 16 personas entre las que se encuentra la actual delegada del Gobierno de Madrid Concepción Dancausa y otros 14 cargos públicos por un supuesto delito societario relacionado con… El juzgado les ha informado de… El juez imputa… Read More »

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs & Have “Infinity Warranty”

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Last night, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s solar roofs would be on sale starting today. Futurism At the time, he also stated that more information on the panels was forthcoming. Now, he has unveiled key details about Tesla’s “infinity warranty.” A NOTABLE ANNOUNCEMENT Last night, Elon… Elon Musk: Tesla’s… Read More »

Blocked Transition: Corruption and Regionalism in Tunisia

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Corruption and clientelism are undermining democratic transition in Tunisia, a unique success story after the 2011 Arab uprisings. ICG To put the country back on track, the government should launch a national economic dialogue including established business elites and emerging provincial business leaders. Executive Summary The political consensus in… Blocked Transition: Corruption… Read More »

Esplora il significato del termine: Divorzio, è rivoluzione: per l’assegno non conta più il tenore di vita matrimoniale ma l’autosufficienza

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Sentenza della Cassazione che stravolge una regola in vigore da 30 anni: da oggi il «parametro di spettanza» sarà basato sulla valutazione dell’indipendenza o dell’autosufficienza economica dell’ex coniuge che lo richiede. la causa riguardava il divorzio di Vittorio Grilli, ministro dell’economia nel…. di Redazione Online Corriere Della Sera Cambio radicale sull’assegno di divorzio che fino a oggi, con 30 anni di… Esplora il significato… Read More »

The London Conference and Prospects for Peace and Stability in Somalia

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The 11 May 2017 London Conference on Somalia will discuss boosting humanitarian aid and security reforms that will increase the army’s numbers to 18,000. ICG But the government must tackle corruption and restart national reconciliation if it wants to build effectively on recent progress toward ending the 25-year conflict. The 11 May London Conference on Somalia comes at a… The London Conference… Read More »

Migrant, Indigenous bodies say new budget measures are discriminatory

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The main organisations representing ethnic communities and Indigenous people have expressed concern that some measures in the federal budget could discriminate against sections of the population. Kristina Kukolja SBS The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) says proposed stricter residency requirements for the age pension, as well as the… Migrant, Indigenous bodies… Read More »