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Fri 9 Apr 2021 02.46 BST

First published on Thu 8 Apr 2021 22:57 BST

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The Victorian government will be spending $ 33.7 million on introducing new road safety cameras that can identify drivers with their cell phones behind the wheel, AAP’s Benita Kolovos reports.

Last year, the technology was tested over a period of three months, evaluating almost 680,000 vehicles.

One in 667 drivers was also caught not wearing a seat belt while others were Driving without hands on the wheel or with pets in the laps were seen.

Acting Secretary of State for Emergency Services, Danny Pearson, said Friday that it was « unacceptable that so many Victorians endanger the lives of others ».

Talking on the phone while driving is incredibly dangerous, and this attempt has shown how common it is on Victorian roads.

The process was conducted from July to October 2020 while the state was in its fourth phase and the authorities anticipate that the rate of violations will be higher as traffic returns to previous levels.

The distracted driving technology already in place across NSW uses cameras Artificial intelligence system to capture high resolution images of vehicles at any time of the day in all traffic and weather conditions.

Images believed to contain a cell phone crime are then reviewed by trained personnel.

Research by the Monash University Accident Research Center shows the technology can prevent 95 fatal accidents per year.

Further stakeholder consultation, tests and demonstrations, and a public awareness campaign will take place before the technology becomes enforceable in 2023 will.

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Tomorrow, Saturday 10 April, will mark the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Custody Deaths.

The recommendations of this report have still not been implemented and, as Guardian Australia reported today, at least 474 Aboriginal and islanders have died in police and prison custody in Torres Strait since it was handed over.

This has resulted in Indigenous leaders calling a national day of action tomorrow with protests and demonstrations across the country.

Saturday, April 10: Eora / Sydney – 1:00 p.m., Sydney City Hall; Naarm / Melbourne – 1:00 p.m., steps in the House of Parliament; Meanjin / Brisbane – 10:00 a.m., King George Square; Mparntwe / Alice Springs – 11:00 a.m. Court Lawns.Bundjalung / Lismore – 12 noon Lismore Environment Center

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It looks like these reports suggesting an animal escaped are indeed false. The closure of the zoo was a security measure following the sudden death of the chimpanzee Mowgli.

The TV stations have set up a helicopter over the zoo, but I’m not going to publish the photos as they feel invasive given the grief its caretakers are feeling.

The picture showed that teams were looking in the river that separates the chimpanzee enclosure from the public.

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NSW did not register any new locally acquired cases of # COVID19 in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. last night. Two new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the pandemic started to 5,131.

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Work on the Carmichael coal mine and railroad project continues after police removed protesters who tried to block the premises in central Queensland, Marty Silk reports from AAP reports.

Der Protest by a group of 15 people is the second to be launched in three days against a mine project by Bravus, formerly known as Adani Australia.

Bravus is building a 10 million ton thermal coal mine in the Galilee Basin per year, which could eventually be expanded to six times that size.

The company is also building a railway line that will be opened to other companies if it receives approval.

Officer Carine Visschers tried on Friday morning an entrance near Mount Coolon to block vehicles while she was holding a sign that read « Make Ecocide A Crime ».

Ecocide is mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – damage f for nature, which is prevalent, grave and systematic.

Our justice system puts 10 year old children in jail for damage to property, but allows billionaires like Adani (Bravus) to increase their fortunes by taking our country and ours Harming ecosystems and destroying the future of our children.

A Bravus spokesman said AAP work at the Mount Cooton site was unaffected by the protests on Friday morning.

A group of 20 health workers and scientists tried Wednesday morning To block vehicles entering a railroad construction site in front of Gregory Hwy.

They called themselves Health at the Front and protested the effects of coal mining and climate change on human health.

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Conflicting reports of alleged ape escapes at #SydneyZoo, but staff posted this update on their Facebook page about Mowgli’s death this morning.

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#BREAKING: Sydney Zoo says reports of an animal escaped are FALSE. A chimpanzee named Mowgli has died. The animal was found in the chimpanzee habitat this morning. « The team is in a state of deep shock and grief, » said the zoo on Facebook.

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I’m not going to lie to you, my only knowledge of the Sydney Zoo came from that one episode of The Bachelorette where they did animal-inspired body paint.

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A spokesman for the zoo could not be reached immediately for comment and details are still unclear as the situation develops.

Social media reports that the animal is an app and the zoon has been banned for at least an hour is.

In a separate post on the Sydney Zoo Facebook page, employees announced the death of Mowgli, « a beloved member of our chimpanzee troop ».

Mowgli was found this morning in the chimpanzee habitat by employees, who are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you happen to be one of the people trapped at the Sydney Zoo reading the Guardian Live blog this morning, please tweet me at @MatildaBoseley or Royce at @ RoyceRk2


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