Activism

“Sausage party” protest draws attention to gender inequality in film and more Zedlines

Protestors from Women in Film and Television NSW have dressed up as sausages at the AACTA awards on Wednesday to highlight the lack of gender equality in the movie industry.

The activists say too few movies directed by women were nominated for awards and instead the evening was largely dominated by male-led films; hence the “sausage party”.

They were swiftly removed by security, but not before calling for more transparency in the AACTA movie nomination process.

(Source @VZerbst - Twitter.com)

 

Wild Weather Leads to Hospitalisation
Lightning has struck two Gold Coast homes yesterday afternoon, with five people recovering from the impact.

The Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council's fight against the Adani mine PART 2

Part 2

The Adani mine is getting a lot of press after a recent protest in Melbourne rallied for the environment and the damages that the mine will cause. However, here in QLD the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council is fighting an extensive legal battle against the mine to protect their country in Central Queensland .

Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell spoke with Murrawah Johnson a spokesperson from the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council about the Adani mine and the councils campaign.

 

Image credit: Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council

The Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council's fight against the Adani mine PART 1

Part 1

The Adani mine is getting a lot of press after a recent protest in Melbourne rallied for the environment and the damages that the mine will cause. However, here in QLD the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council is fighting an extensive legal battle against the mine to protect their country in Central Queensland .

Rally to Remember Tyrone

On Sunday Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell attended the Remember Tyrone rally and listened as the community rallied to support Tyrones family and demand more so that a story like this never happens again.

 

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Papua Merdeka! Brisbane raises West Papuan flag

December 1st is a significant date for Australia's nearest neighbours in West Papua. It was the date they declared their independence from the Netherlands in 1961.

Almost immediately after that West Papua was occupied again by Indonesia, but through half a century of often violent repression, Papuan people have continued to celebrate December 1st, raising the Morning Star flag and declaring they will again be independent.

4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine was at King George Square in Brisbane, where the Papuan flag was raised in solidarity.

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Adani rail project gets government approval and more Zedlines

Controversial rail project in Queensland gets the government go ahead. (Image source: Global Commodities)

The $22 billion Carmichael coal and rail project has received government approval for a permanent rail line and temporary construction camp.

Queensland’s coordinator-general has given final approval for a 31.5km section of railway that will form part of the 389km track from the mine in Galilee Basin to the Abbot point port.

The controversial mining project involves dredging 1.1 million cubic metres of spoil near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which will then be disposed of on land.

Protesting for the Right to Public Assembly

On Friday December 2, local organisation Right to the City - Brisbane scheduled a street protest entitled, Right to the Streets. The occupation of Russell St in West End came after a number of protestors were arrested after a similar demonstration the week before wherein the group assumed they had been given permission to protest.

If You Can't Handle The Heat - Avoid The Street

In only the second day of summer, parts of Queensland are suffering from a heatwave with temperatures soaring well above average. (Photo: Flickr)

Temperatures are expected reach 38 degrees in Ipswich and 40 degrees in Gatton, but a cool breeze is keeping the coast much cooler than expected.

Health authorities are warning people to keep cool, especially the elderly and those who work outdoors.

New Theme Parks Considered as Tourist Numbers Rise

 South East Queensland has three new theme park concepts in the works, as tourist numbers swell within the region.

No Business in Abuse; Love Makes A Way

On November 17 Immigration Minister Peter Dutton claimed the Fraser Government made mistakes letting refugees fleeing war in Lebanon into Australia. On November 21 he justified his comments during question time by saying that 22 people out of 33 who had been charged with possible terrorist acts were second- and third-generation Lebanese–Australians. These claims were designed specifically to justify the current government’s harsh stance on refugees fleeing wars and persecution in Syria, Iraq and Sri Lanka.

Sexual health education to change in Queensland schools and more Zedlines

Queensland politicians have introduced changes to the Australian curriculum as part of a statewide initiative which will see widespread implementation of sexual- and reproductive health-related topics - a first in the country.

Students from Prep to Year 10 will be affected by the changes, which focus on healthy sexual relationships and reducing stigma, discrimination and violence surrounding sexuality.

The Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021 is designed to promote access to information pertaining to topics like sexual health, gender identity and to eventually eradicate STI’s such as HIV.

 

Industrial Relations Bill to impact Queensland Workplaces

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