NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW ‘Super Principal’ accused of sexually assaulting a young child has appeared in Moree Local Court this morning. And things didn’t go according to plan.
NATIONAL: Former federal Labor leader Mark Latham has accused Gina Rinehart of double standards after the billionaire mining magnate slammed Australia for its "entitlement" mentality.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Broncos coach Anthony Griffin admits he does not know when new co-captain Justin Hodges will make his NRL return from an Achilles tendon injury.
NATIONAL: The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council has joined the growing condemnation of the Federal Government’s moves to amend the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act.
NATIONAL: Hopes for land justice inspired by Eddie Mabo’s High Court win had been destroyed by judges and politicians who failed to understand the vital relationship between Indigenous people and their land, Federal Court judge Peter Gray said when he retired last year in comments that were largely ignored by white Australia.
NATIONAL: In 2014, the word ‘Treaty’ is back on the political agenda. But what does the word actually mean, asks CALLUM CLAYTON-DIXON*.
VENEZUELA: Venezuelans packed the streets of Caracas and other cities on Thursday to hear President Hugo Chavez and opposition rival Henrique Capriles make their final pitches ahead of weekend elections.
BRAZIL: Internet giant Google has unveiled its five-year partnership with Brazil’s Surui Indigenous people, unveiling an online map which helps the tribe fight illegal logging.
BOLIVIA: The nation’s first Indigenous President is considering nationalising a Canadian miner’s silver property in order to ease Indigenous protests over a contested mining project.