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Worksafe probe into asbestos work at Yuendumu

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Children were allowed to use asbestos pieces like frisbees, alleges observer. But the contractor says all requirements had been followed, and this is backed up by NT Worksafe after an investigation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: Bush communities where asbestos removal is under way.

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Action for Alice apologises for ‘racist’ ads on Imparja

Well known Indigenous singer and songwriter Warren H. Williams has settled a complaint against the Action for Alice Group for a series of advertisements ran last March by accepting their apology and the removal of the advertisements from broadcast and the internet. Shine Lawyers, in a media release, say they together with Human Rights and Cyber Racism expert George Newhouse launched the complaint against the Action for Alice Group and the local television station Imparja in the Australian Human Rights Commission in March. Mr Williams’ original complaint argued the advertisements were racist as they portrayed Aboriginals as criminals. “I am pleased that the Action for Alice Group has accepted that the advertisements were offensive to ordinary Aboriginals like me,” the release quotes Mr Williams. “The outcome we have negotiated means that the Action for Alice Group and Imparja have agreed not to publish or broadcast the advertisements ever again.” FULL STORY »