Writers under arrest

JESS ROBERTSON Madonna King led a discussion at the Integrity Summit this morning, interviewing three journalists and activists on the topic of writers under arrest. Ms  King spoke with Angolan journalist and human rights activist, Rafael … [Read more...]

Public opinion on same-sex marriage plebiscite push back

JARRAD BOYD The Federal Government has recently announced that it will be pushing back the date of the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite until next year, leading to concerns from the public. This news is seen by some Queensland voters … [Read more...]

Youth Detention Review made possible by Freedom of Information Request

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD The Queensland Government have recently announced a review into youth detention centres after the discovery of abuse at the Cleveland youth detention facility. The review comes after revelations about the Don Dale … [Read more...]

Lujayn Hawari

Of Palestinian origin, born in Saudi Arabia, and raised in Australia, Lujayn Hawari is a young and passionate journalist for The Source News. She has an interest in international affairs and Islam-West Relations. Aspiring to become a foreign … [Read more...]

Opinion: Abortion rights in Queensland need to change

SHAY LEDINGHAM If you’re seeking one, you’re probably trying to do the right thing. Perhaps the decision to get one has been morally agonising. Or it might have been comfortable and straightforward. Really though, the reason for getting … [Read more...]

Public seminar: Refugee rights need a rethink

BENNET NICHOL     Leading international law authority on refugee rights pushed for a rethink of the UN Refugee Convention at a seminar in the Brisbane Supreme Court last night. James Hathaway, director of refugee and … [Read more...]

Queensland begins inquiry into Human Rights Act

SHAY LEDINGHAM   The State government has pledged to begin a parliamentary inquiry into the possibility of Queensland adopting a Human Rights Act. Proposed by independent MP Peter Wellington, the reform would see Queensland join Victoria … [Read more...]

Expert says: Euthanasia is a health issue, not political

INGE HANSEN A Griffith University health expert has warned changes to federal 'right- to- die' laws for the terminally ill are unlikely to change any time soon. Griffith University Associate Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice … [Read more...]

Chained activist protests indefinite detention of asylum seekers

AUDREY COURTY A refugee rights advocate chained herself to a post outside the Immigration department in Brisbane today, condemning the indefinite detention of asylum seekers at the Curtin and Villawood centres. Refugee Action Collective … [Read more...]

The “Great Dissenter” preaches peace in Brisbane

REBECCA SINGH More than one hundred people gathered at Brisbane's St John's Cathedral on Saturday for the United Nations International Day of Peace. The Day of Peace lectures connected the congregation with people from all over the world to … [Read more...]