Far reaching consequences to new ‘anti-bikie’ legislation

The basic principles of civil liberty are under threat by the Queensland Government’s new ‘anti-bikie’ legislation, according to the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL). Legislation passed in parliament this week is not specific to … [Read more...]

WorkCover amendment rushed through state parliament

JONATHAN NOONE A bill to amend the WorkCover legislation is expected to be passed through State Parliament today in the shadow of the State Government’s controversial ‘anti-bikie’ legislation. According to Queensland Council for Civil Liberties … [Read more...]

Bravehearts’ reach out for child protection

JONATHON NOONE Julia Gillard’s announcement in November last year that a Royal Commission would investigate institutional responses to child sexual abuse was the ultimate reward for Bravehearts. After a decade of fighting for the country’s … [Read more...]

Anti-Abbott rally calls for marriage equality

JONATHON NOONE Hundreds of people marched on Brisbane's King George Square at ‘anti-Abbott’ rally to protest Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s election and his Government’s policies. Marriage equality was the key issue at the rally and there was … [Read more...]

Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [Read more...]

Local candidates unite for refugees

JONATHAN NOONE Local candidates from the Greens and Socialist Alliance parties joined the Refugee Action Collective for a rally in Brisbane Square on Saturday. The rally was organised in opposition to the Government’s Papua New Guinea solution … [Read more...]

Brisbane delegation attends World Youth Day

JONATHON NOONE Staff and students from Brisbane’s Catholic Archdiocese are attending the closing day of the week long World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro. Archbishop Mark Coleridge is accompanying staff and students from Brisbane … [Read more...]