More Support Required for Special Needs Students in School Violence: Xamon

Concerns have been raised for the needs of special needs students involved in school fights, following increasing levels of children with disabilities involved in schoolyard violence. WA Greens education and disability spokesperson Alison Xamon has called for more support, claiming more understanding was needed for special needs students, amid State Government plans to increase suspensions…

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Anning’s speech: underlying ideas, contrasting opinions, and future prospects

Senator Fraser Anning’s controversial maiden speech in Parliament has exploded into a massive divisive issue, particularly on social media, definitely this week’s hot topic. Political experts and local councillors are writing off his speech as a publicity stunt, but any press is good press… Many politicians have condemned Anning for his maiden speech, using an…

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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya

The US imposed sanction on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army unit on Friday for “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims and human rights abuses. The measures, announced by the US Treasury Department, are the toughest US response so far to the attacks on the Rohingya people. Since last year more than 700,000…

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Turkish lira continues to slide under US pressure

US President Donald Trump’s continued sanctions on Turkey over the imprisonment of an American pastor has seen the Turkish lira fall another three percent, continuing its rapid downward trend. The Turkish sovereign debt rating has been lowered even further by Standard & Poor in response, dropping a step closer to being rated “junk”. Mr Trump…

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