Category: Politics

Right to die pledge from Palaszczuk

By Ray Sinclair Queenslanders will decide their next government on October 31. One law which won’t be voted on until after the outcome of the election is a euthanasia bill making it legal for people to end their own lives.

Two Drews take on UQ’s student election

By Nick Ridley A student, who legally changed his name to that of a suspended friend, says he will stand aside for his namesake if he wins the Presidency of The University of Queensland Senate. UQ student, Taylor Wass, has

Protestors demand help for detainees under COVID threat

By Isabella Jeffrey For months protestors have maintained a vigil supporting asylum seekers locked inside a Brisbane hotel. The ‘Refugee Solidarity Meanjin’ group has been protesting outside the Kangaroo Point Hotel since earlier this year to stop the transfer of

No end in sight for COVID testers

By Sophie Chirgwin  A former Chief Health Officer has spoken out about Queensland’s COVID-19 crisis, saying he fears for the mental health of pathology workers on the front line if the pandemic continues.

Lambie stops the Coalition’s mobile phone ban for detainees

By Nick Ridley The Morrison Government’s proposition for a new law, which would have allowed immigration officials to take communication devices from asylum seekers without a warrant, has been blocked by Senator Jacqui Lambie.

CBD halted in climate change cycle protest

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has disrupted traffic in Brisbane for the third time this week. The two-wheeled protest took over Victoria Bridge, the same spot where a young demonstrator suspended herself from a bamboo tripod on Monday. Lawrence Jeffcoat

Frydenberg on drought tour for farmers

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has conceded climate change is contributing to the worst drought in memory. He’s been touring drought stricken areas around Warwick and is promising more help for farmers. Lucy McCrossan reports.

Next generation show politicians how it’s done

While the state pollies took a break, the next generation of leaders moved in to Parliament. Climate change, artificial intelligence and equal representation took front stage at this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament. Tom Hainsworth reports.

Morrison says he’s got nothing to hide

A former diplomat warns Australia not to tell its U.S ally too much. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has “nothing to hide” following his phone call with Donald Trump over the Russian probe. Lucy Loram reports.

#Hashtag personalised plates launched in Queensland

Do you ever want to say something to the person tailgating your car? Now you can, on your number plate. Lucy McCrossan reports.

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