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Stories for Friday, 25 July 2014
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Child protection services received by 135,000 kids around Australia   
Produced by Natal Edward

More than 135,000 children have received child protection services across the nation, a number that has been recorded currently by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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Violence continues in Gaza   
Produced by Courtney Rawlings

Last week Israeli Defense Forces launched a ground assault on Hamas forces in Gaza. It is the latest chapter in the ongoing conflict that has seen hundreds die and many left injured and homeless. How would feel if your family was in Gaza right now?

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Payout scheme for underpaid disabled workers gets poor reception   
Produced by Steven Riggall

Last year the federal court found in favour of two applicants who were working in enterprises supported by the Federal government and were earning less than $3 an hour. The two men Michael Nojin and Gordon Prior both have intellectual disabilities and engaged in tasks such as document shredding and gardening There are many more like Mr Nojin and Mr Prior and now the federal government is moving to smooth over any possible conflict by offering them a payout - but only half of what they are owed. And in return the government will ask applicants to the payout scheme to sign a waiver saying they won't join any future class action lawsuit.

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Will cannabis be legal in New South Wales?   
Produced by Eduardo Jordan

Cannabis decriminalisation has raised a lot of controversy in Australia. However, a new bill to be introduced next month in the New South Wales Parliament might make cannabis legal for clinical trials. MP Kevin Anderson from Tamworth is introducing the bill to the State Parliament.

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