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Logan City councillor’s promise to donate pay rise criticised by peers
Logan City Councillor Jennie Breene has promised to give away her 18 thousand dollar pay rise if she is re-elected, with former councillors criticising the move as self-serving.
Councillor Breene announced her intention to give her bonus to local sporting, arts and community organisations on Facebook last night, with a stack of local government figures calling the plan a bid to buy votes.
Councillor Darren Power donated his pay rise to charity in 2004, however says his circumstance was different as he made the announcement after being elected.
Queensland Ambulance Service defends $500,000 spend on uniform development
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has defended spending almost $500,000 on developing and trialling a new uniform.
Documents obtained under right to information laws show the QAS spent $380,000 on designing a new uniform and $100,000 on a trial.
QAS executive manager for fleet and equipment Ian Tarr says that there was a lot of development in fabric technologies, and says that it is not just a pair of pants and a shirt but specifically tailored to what paramedics do.
Royal Commission hears Tasmanian bishop “must have known” about abuse
The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse heard Tasmanian bishop Phillip Newell was likely to have known about a priest abusing boys in an Anglican Church youth group.
Mr Newell’s son’s girlfriend at the time told the Commission the bishop would make comments indicating he was aware of the priest’s peadophilia.
The hearing continues today.
Peter Dutton to monitor visa application of Return of Kings founder
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has weighed in on Return of Kings founder, Daryush Valizadeh’s plans to visit Australia this weekend although he has not yet applied for a visa.
Mr Dutton says anyone who does not respect women is not welcome in Australia, and has not ruled out refusing the founder of the misogynist group entry to the country.
Mr Valizadeh plans to travel to Canberra for the group’s International meet-up day this Saturday night, an event claiming to be a safe space for heterosexual white men.
New South Wales Police confirmed they will be monitoring the event in Sydney.
100 dead after Boko Haram ravage small village in northeastern Nigeria
Boko Haram have once again ravaged northeastern Nigeria, setting homes alight, abducting children and murdering around 100 residents of the small village of Dalori.
The official government death toll stood at 65 yesterday, however locals estimate the number to be closer to 100.
Witnesses say the attack was one of the worst in recent memory, with fighters brutalising the town for hours before authorities arrived.