Brisbane students join global climate strike

School Strike 4 Climate Brisbane

AMY GRIFFIN Thousands of students around Australia and around the world will put down their schoolwork today to strike against government inaction on climate change as a part of the global School Strike 4 Climate initiative.   The … [Read more...]

Activists rally to support abortion Bill

Abortion rights campaigner

LUKE ANSCOMBE Pro-choice activists marched from Brisbane’s city hall to the state parliament building this week in support of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018, which would decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The Bill, which is based on a … [Read more...]

Protestors march over Indigenous deaths

Gwenda Stanley

LUKE ANSCOMBE Emotions ran high as about 100 activists marched on the Queensland Police Service headquarters in Brisbane on Saturday in a display of solidarity for the families of two Indigenous teenagers who died in Western Australia last … [Read more...]

‘Enough is enough’ say Adani protesters

ERIN SEMMLER Stop Adani protesters gathered outside Labor MP Meaghan Scanlon’s office this morning following news of allegedly illegal drilling at Adani's Carmichael mine on Wednesday.   Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will be the biggest in … [Read more...]

Indigenous protesters meet with Games chair

LILLY MCKENZIE, JAKE GALLAGHER AND ROSEMARY BALL Four Indigenous protesters met with GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie and his wife Heather on the Marina Mirage pedestrian overpass this morning to request formal meetings with government and political … [Read more...]

Battle for Bruce Bishop carpark heats up

DANIEL RUSSELL Hundreds of Gold Coast locals have participated in a rally to save Bruce Bishop carpark in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The protest, held on Tuesday, attracted a host of business owners and concerned former councillors … [Read more...]

Greens Councillor Jonathan Sri calls for safer cycling

EMILY FERNANDEZ Concern that cyclists lives are being put in danger on a busy CBD route has prompted one Brisbane councillor to start his own campaign. Greens Councillor for the Gabba Ward, Jonathan Sri is calling on the Brisbane City Council for … [Read more...]

Protesters shut down Commonwealth Bank in Brisbane CBD

KATE RASMUSSEN Activist’s have successfully shut down two Commonwealth Bank branches in Brisbane’s CBD this week. The Stop Adani Brisbane group peacefully occupied two offices in Queen and Adelaide St, forcing them to close for the … [Read more...]

Protesters party for public space

GRACE LLEWELLYN Right to the City protestors and locals took a festive approach in their fight for greater community control, and more public space, shutting down Russell Street in West End with a Protest Party. This protest party was a … [Read more...]

Animal activists fight to stop dolphin hunt

CHELSEA MAPPAS Animal rights activists’ are fighting to end the cruel and unnecessary hunting of dolphins that is set to begin in Japan this month. The controversial event is held in the town of Taiji and is run annually for approximately … [Read more...]