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Paedophiles who were abused should be compensated, victims’ spokesman urges

Updated January 26, 2018 15:06:00 Photo: Michael O'Connell said compensating victims-turned-perpetrators would not excuse their crimes. (ABC News: Tony Hill) Paedophiles who were abused as children should still be eligible for compensation, South Australia's Commissioner for Victims' Rights Michael O'Connell believes. Under a proposed Federal Government redress scheme, victims who have been convicted of certain…

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At least 31 killed in South Korean hospital fire

Updated January 26, 2018 13:21:04 Photo: Firefighters work as smoke billows from the Sejong Hospital. (AP: Kim Dong-mi/Yonhap) Related Story: Massive fire in South Korean fitness centre kills 29 At least 33 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a fire at a hospital in South Korea which mostly cares for elderly…

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Queensland police jet makes ‘frightening’ emergency landing

Updated January 26, 2018 12:14:08 Photo: The Queensland Police Service jet returned to Brisbane after plunging mid-flight over Bundaberg. (Supplied: CQ Plane Spotting) The Queensland police jet carrying most of Queensland's top police and emergency services leaders has made an emergency landing in Brisbane this morning after a mid-air drama on the way to Townsville.…

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