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Aussies demand smoking ban after fire

Aussies demand smoking ban after fire

The Australian Olympic Committee has demanded Rio 2016 organisers enforce a strict ban on smoking in the athletes' village after saying a fire in the basement of their building was probably caused by a cigarette tossed into rubbish.

UN slams youth prison abuse

UN slams youth prison abuse

The United Nation Human Rights High Commission has called on Australia to give compensation to children abused in prison, after footage emerged of mistreatment.

Aussies safe after Olympic Village fire

Aussies safe after Olympic Village fire

The Australian team said they evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro because of a fire in the basement on Friday, one week before the Games begin.

Migrants on edge, race relations falter

Migrants on edge, race relations falter

Race relations in Australia have deteriorated so badly that some community leaders fear violence will erupt in a political vacuum where the new government, elected with a bare majority, must rely on the support of parties that have fomented the discord.

Minister against lengthy abuse inquiry

Minister against lengthy abuse inquiry

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has warned against running a long, drawn-out inquiry into abuse in juvenile detention that would look at the whole of Australia.

NT youth detainees staying put

NT youth detainees staying put

Youth detainees at Darwin's Don Dale detention centre will be staying put for now as the government works to purpose-build a new facility, the Northern Territory's chief minister says.

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