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NT authorities have uniformly denied knowledge of videos of juvenile prisoners being abused, but details of the abuse have been public for almost a year.

A pregnant McDonald's employee likely died from being kicked and punched in the head during an attack on her way to work, a Brisbane court has heard.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says he wasn't aware of brutal mistreatment of teens in NT detention before footage aired on ABC Television.

The government expects a report from a royal commission into NT youth detention by early 2017 after Malcolm Turnbull vowed to get to the bottom of teen abuse

The NT corrections minister has been sacked, a new youth detention facility will be built and police are investigating juvenile detention centre staff.

Maverick Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller has questioned the effectiveness of the Queensland government's $180 million Advance Queensland program to create jobs.

After receiving 326 calls for help in two days, the SES is asking Victorians to secure loose items and park away from trees as more damaging winds develop.

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